Whisper Through the Trees Art Exhibition

The Whisper through the Trees art exhibition at the Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Rd, Oundle runs from the 2nd December until the 17thTimes are 10.30 until 1.00 and 2.30 until 5pm on weekdays. Sunday times are 2.30 until 5pm

There will be an opening night for a private view on Friday 1st. 6.00 until 8.30pm. All are welcome. There is no entrance charge to this or the exhibition.

There will be paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, monoprints, linocuts, textiles, mosaics, glass and willow.

The pastel of Titchmarsh Rectory shown above is by local artist Deborah James. She is one of the many artists displaying their work at the exhibition.



Question: What’s better than a pie night at the Wheatsheaf? Answer: A pie night at the Wheatsheaf to help raise funds for the village school! The Friends of Titchmarsh School (FOTS) are hosting the evening on Tuesday 14th November. It’s the usual pie night format – with a proper pie, veg, chips or mash and a house drink all for £11 – plus a spectacular raffle thrown in for good measure!

There’ll be some awesome prizes on offer, so come along and enjoy a social evening with great food and excellent company!

Please contact Julia or Paul Fletcher to book your place. thefletchers@me.com

Wheatsheaf Open Again from 5pm Today

Not completely ready – but ready to start. That’s the message from Stuart Wright – boss of the Proper Pub Co. who have taken over at the Wheatsheaf. Stuart shared some photos of the ongoing work which is hurriedly going on behind the scenes. It’s clear the pub has undergone a minor transformation in a relatively short period of time and there remains the promise of more to come. For now, however, the village has got it’s pub back. The doors will be open today from 5pm. See you there.

Titchmarsh Village Shop is 10 years old this September

…Yes it’s true… Titchmarsh Village Shop is 10 years old this September and we’d like to invite you to our  10yr Celebration Event

Saturday 30th September 12.30pm to 4.30pm on the Village Green

We’ve got a great day planned for all the family..

To get the day off to a flying start, we have our “Free to Enter – Village Bake-off”

Grown-ups – Cook us your favourite Sponge cake or “Anything in a tray –(brownies, flapjack –your choice) – Prizes available for both classes.

Children – “Decorated cup cake” – pick up our Bake-Off leaflet for more details & an Entry form from the village shop. – After judging at 11.00am – all your yummy cakes & bakes will be whisked off to the Tea Tent for the whole village to enjoy.

It’s definitely a day to forget the diet because our Barbeque will be fired up with succulent Pork & Apple Burgers & sizzling Hot Dogs, and  -for the first time in village history – “ Deep Fried American Turkey” (Thanksgiving style) cooked by real Americans!

It has been rumoured that Titchmarsh folk enjoy the occasional tipple, so you won’t want to miss our Beer Tent & the unique “Gin & Prosecco Bar”

We have a special marquee for the Children where you’ll find;- Face painting, storytelling, plus bunting making & build your own recycled village from boxes & plastic bottles..

If you were at the Opening Event back in 2007, you will remember that the popular TV celebrity – Alan Titchmarsh was there to cut the ribbon…We have invited him back to see how things have changed, but he is currently working flat out filming his new Channel 5 TV series – so in case he can’t make it we will be holding an Alan Titchmarsh Lookalike competition – Best Alan Impression (as voted for by the crowd!) will win a prize – (Alan Titchmarsh face masks will be provided for use on the day)

We also have some games & events to keep you entertained – “Precision Welly Wanging” (it’s not all about the length of your wang, but how accurate you can be with your deployment..) There will be – Throw (but more importantly) Catch the Egg  (aprons & egg wash-off station provided!)

…but most important.. what we really need for a truly memorable Anniversary Event is YOU – so reserve the date & join us on The Green at the Village Shop on Saturday 30th September from 12.30pm


Quiz for Cransley Hospice

A few months ago the Clubroom played host to a rather special quiz night. It was special for a number of reasons – not least because it was held to raise money for Cransley Hospice. The quiz was put on by the family of Howard Bosworth who sadly died earlier this year. The proceeds of the night were donated to the hospice by the family to say thank you for the care Howard had received in his final days. It was a brilliant night, full of fun and lots of laughs. Baby Howard even made an appearance in the picture round!

The other thing that made the event special was that lots of people still don’t know it even happened. As soon as news of the quiz started to circulate, tables were snapped up almost at once. By the time anyone thought about doing some advertising, it had entirely sold out.

On the night the Clubroom was packed full of people. One of Howard’s daughters asked the questions and carried the evening along at a refreshing pace. There was no bar – so people were invited to bring along their own refreshments. There was no big screen – so there was no scores to worry about. What there was, however, was a splendid fish n chip supper supplied by Ben’s Chippy in Thrapston. Some kind soul even brought along a pan of curry sauce!

It was a really great night and by 10pm it was all over. If you missed it, you missed a treat.

Well, the good news is that it’s going to happen again! Friday 29th September is the date. Same format, Fish and Chips, tea, coffee, squash or bring you own booze. £10 a ticket. Teams of 6 max. Starts 7pm.

Contact Katherine Bosworth on Kvbosworth@gmail.com to book your tables now – before it’s too late! As before, all proceeds go to Cransley Hospice.

Please Note. The effort to raise money doesn’t end here. Howard’s daughter, Katherine, will be taking on several more events later this year. These include running a half marathon as well as being a dancer in the annual Strictly Kettering contest. Every bit of money she can raise goes in the pot. If you’d like to make a donation please visit:


Forest School

Monday Morning Café are hosting a 3-week block of Forest School sessions at Titchmarsh Church from 9.30-11.30am on the last 3 Mondays of the Summer break.

The sessions are free and open to children of all ages. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

To register your interest please email MondayMorningCafe@outlook.com and include the name, age and address of children who wish to attend and, if possible, the dates they can attend. We will then email you at the beginning of August to confirm their place. Spaces are limited and priority will be given to children from Titchmarsh.

What is Forest School?

Forest School is developed from a Scandinavian method of learning. It encourages children to take the lead in what they do and what they learn.

There are no set learning tasks and it is not formal learning. Children have the opportunity to learn about the world around them as well as discovering new skill, trying new things, taking risks and solving problems.

Forest school uses natural resources for activities and encourages play which can lead to learning.


The sessions will be run by Rachael from the ‘Together for Families’ project. The project is managed by Spurgeons children’s charity and funded by the Diocese of Peterborough.

Here is some important information for you before we start:

  • Whilst we are enjoying Forest School, children under 5 are your responsibility and you will need to ensure they stay safe at all times.
  • Our sessions take place in the Church grounds. This is common land so please be aware of other people and possibly dogs too.
  • There will be a briefing at the start of each session detailing the areas we can use. Please stay within the set area to enjoy our sessions.
  • The Monday Morning Café will be open as usual so that we have access to toilets and drinks.
  • Activities will be messy so please don’t wear your best clothes!
  • Please be aware of weather conditions and bring appropriate clothing and footwear in case of rain / hot weather.
  • Forest School runs in all weathers – the only exception being heavy rain or high winds. If that is the case then we will meet in the Church.
  • Rachael is a qualified First Aider so can manage any injuries.
  • We will be looking at each of our senses during these sessions and this will include taste. Please let Rachael know of any allergies / dietary needs.
  • Our final session will include fire. This will be done according to the guidelines set out for the activity and extra safety precautions will be taken.
  • Full Risk Assessments have been carried out. If you would like to see a copy of these, please ask.

Observations and reflections will be done during the session and photographs will be taken. If you do not want your child/children to be included in this please let Rachael know.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email MondayMorningCafe@outlook.com and include your phone number so we can call you if necessary.