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Gallery number 62 - Beating the Boundaries, 2014

Beating the Boundaries 2014

This year, another sunny day, a lovely day for a walk in the Warwickshire countryside. The annual parish walk on 5th May 2014.

Thanks to Alan McDermott and Keith Roberts for the photos.

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Gallery number 61 - Barford Cycling, First Ride

Barford Cycling, First Ride

The newly-formed Barford Cycling Club got off to a flying start in July!

A mixed group of nine coasted down to Stratford for a coffee by the river, with a return route via Walton Hall and Moreton Morrell.

Thanks to Maxine Watts for the photos.

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Click here for the Barford Cycling Club webpage

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Gallery number 60 - Beating the Boundaries, 2013

Beating the Boundaries 2013

A bright, sunny day for the annual parish walk on 6th May 2013.

Thanks to Alan McDermott and Keith Roberts for the photos.

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Gallery number 59 - Barford floods from the old bridge

Barford Floods 2012

Images of the River Avon flooding at Barford on Christmas Day 2012, taken from the old bridge.

Thanks to Richard Jones for the photos.

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Gallery number 58 - Diamond Jubilee 2012

Diamond Jubilee 2012

Images from Barford's celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, June 2012.

Includes:
Raising the flag,
Planting the Jubilee Oak,
Village picnic
Lighting the beacon.

Thanks to Alan McDermott and Keith Roberts for the photos.

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Gallery number 57 -
Barford Art Group Exhibition 2011

Barford Art Group 2011

Some of the paintings from Barford Art Group's exhibition in 2011.

Thanks to Pat Hooper for the images.

Click here for more information about Barford Art Group.

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Gallery number 56 - Village Show 2011

Village Show 2011

Images from Barford Village Show which took place on August bank holiday weekend.

Photos from the flower and produce show, beer festival and scarecrow trail give a flavour of the weekend.

Thanks to Alan McDermott and Keith Roberts for the photos.

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Gallery number 55 - Beating the Boundaries 2011

Beating the Boundaries 2011

Excellent weather for the annual parish walk on 2nd May 2011.

A new route this year took walkers through Wasperton to Hampton Lucy for lunch.

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Gallery number 54 - Verdon Place Party 2011

Verdon Place Party

To celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the residents of Verdon Place held a street party.

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Gallery number 53 - School Easter 2011

School Easter 2011

Pupils at Barford St Peters CE Primary School enjoyed an "early" Holy Week through a series of collective worship assemblies focussing on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and then culminating in our celebration of Easter in church on the last day of term.

These very popular worship sessions, organised and led by Rev'd David Jessett, further strengthen the strong ties between our school and the worshipping parish community.

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Gallery number 52 - Sherbourne snow 2010

Sherbourne snow 2010

Remember the winter of 2010?

Thanks to Anne Hanson for these photos of snow in Sherbourne.

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Gallery number 51 - Barford Village Show 2010

Barford Village Show 2010

A large selection of photos from Barford Village Show which took place on August bank holiday weekend.

Photos from the flower and produce show, history playlet, music event and, of course, the scarecrow trail give a flavour of the weekend.

Thanks to Alan McDermott and Maggie Hayward for the photos.

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Gallery number 50 - Heritage Group Book Launch

Heritage Group Book Launch

Barford Heritage Group launched their new book, "Becoming Barford - The story of a Warwickshire Village ", on 1st May 2010 with an exhibition in the Memorial Hall.

The full colour publication traces the development of the village from a small Anglo-Saxon settlement to the 1960s using over 200 pictures and many reminiscences.

The new book is now on sale in Barford Village Shop, price £12.99.

Thanks to Alan McDermott for these photos which show the exhibition being set up and some of the enthusiastic crowd of Barfordians who came along on the day.

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Gallery number 49 - Beating the Bounds 2010

Beating the Bounds 2010

The traditional walk around the parish boundary took place this year on Monday 3rd May.

Thanks to Eric Kendrick and Alan McDermott for these excellent photos which capture the community sprirt of the event.

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Gallery number 48 - Village Shop 1st Birthday, November 2009

Village Shop, November 2009

There was a big turnout for Barford Village Shopís First Birthday Party on Sunday 1st November 2009.

Despite the drizzle outside, the shop was filled with villagers and dignatories. Mary Peirson thanked all those who had helped make the shop's first year such a success, and the birthday cake was washed down with a few glasses of bubbly.

Thanks to Keith Roberts for these photos.

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Gallery number 47 - Beach Bonanza, August 2009

Beach Bonanza, August 2009

Villagers turned out for Barford Village Shopís "Summer Beach Bonanza" on Sunday 30th August 2009.

Activities included Punch and Judy show, fancy dress competition, face painting, traditional seaside games, musical entertainment and much more.

Thanks to Keith Roberts for these photos.

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Gallery number 46 - Raft Race, June 2009

Raft Race, June 2009

Thanks to Bobbie Russell for these photos of the Raft Race, organised by Wellesbourne Lions, that took place on 21st June 2009.

The race starts at Wasperton. The photos were taken at Hampton Lucy weir.

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Gallery number 45 - Barford snow, February 2009

Barford snow, February 2009

Here are a few photos that I took early morning on Thursday 5th February that I feel are a rather nice reflection on the village.

I have high res versions of the files and can enlarge and print any of the photographs if anyone is interested.

I hope you like the photos. Please do not use these in any other publication without my prior consent.

Click here for Rob's website.

Rob Smith

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Gallery number 44 - Village Shop Grand Opening

Village Shop Grand Opening

A large gallery of over 40 photographs from the Grand Opening of the Village Shop, on 1st November 2008.

Thanks to Rod Scott for the photos.

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Gallery number 43 - Scarecrow Weekend 2008

Scarecrow Weekend

A large gallery of 75 photographs from the Scarecrow Weekend, which took place at August Bank Holiday 2008.

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Gallery number 42 - Beating the Bounds 2008

Beating the Bounds 2008

Thanks to Alan McDermott for these photographs from "Beating the Bounds" which took place on 5th May 2008.

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Gallery number 41 - Snow in April, 2008

St Peters Church in the snow

Barfordians awoke on 6th April 2008 to an unseasonal surprise heavy snowfall.

Thanks to Alan McDermott, John Evans and Keith Roberts who was out and about early and took some photos on his mobile phone. The miracles of modern technology!

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Gallery number 40 - Village Shop, cutting the first sod

Village Shop

The first sod for the new Village Shop was cut by James Plaskitt MP at a short ceremony on Saturday 1st March 2008.

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Click here for latest news on the village shop.

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Gallery number 39 - Scarecrow Weekend 2007

Scarecrow Weekend

Thanks to Alan McDermott, Anne Wilson and Keith Roberts for these photographs from the Scarecrow Weekend, which took place at August Bank Holiday 2007.

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Gallery number 38 - Summer Fete 2007

Summer Fete 2007

Thanks to Hilary Rhead and Keith Roberts for these photographs from the Barford St Peter's School Summer Fete, which took place on 7th July 2007.

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Gallery number 37 - Beating the Bounds 2007

Beating the Bounds 2007

Thanks to Alan McDermott and Keith Roberts for this series of photographs from "Beating the Bounds" which took place on 7th May 2007.

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Gallery number 36 - Class 3 "Our Settlement"

Class 3 - Our Settlement

Pupils in Class 3 at Barford St Peter's Primary School have been combining their geographical and computer based skills.

Their geography work during the Spring term was focussed on "settlements." The result is an excellent presentation.

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Gallery number 35 - Aerial photos of Barford.

Aerial photos of Barford

Thanks to Graham and Celeste Lees for these excellent aerial photos of Barford and the surrounding area, taken on New Year’s Day 2007.

Progress of the by-pass construction can be clearly seen, as can the effects of the high rainfall in December which has caused localised flooding of the River Avon.

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Gallery number 34 - Building the new Barford Bridge.

Building the new Barford Bridge

A series of photographs from Andy Bolam as the "new" Barford Bridge takes shape.

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Gallery number 33 - Graham Lees cycle ride from Lands End to John o' Groats for Breast Cancer Care.

Graham Lees

Congratulations to Graham Lees on achieving his goal to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats.

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Gallery number 32 - Mid Summer Notes, 2006

MId Summer Notes 2006

The Mid Summer Notes concert was held on 10th June in baking heat in the beautiful garden of Kate and Ian Findlay.

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Gallery number 31 - Laura Spoor runs the London Marathon

Laura Spoor runs the London Marathon

In April, we highlighted Laura Spoor on the website, as she ran the London Marathon to raise funds for the charity "KIDS".

Here is Laura's own story and pictures of the event.

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Gallery number 30 - By-Pass Construction Photo Diary

By-Pass Construction

Thanks to Andy Bolam for these first pictures of the Barford By-Pass construction.

Taken on 12th March and 1st April, they show the good progress being made along the length of the road.

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Click here for the latest news about the by-pass.

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Gallery number 29 - Nativity Pageant

Nativity Pageant

The Story of Christ’s Nativity, presented in music and mime, will be performed by the parishioners of St Peter’s Church this Christmas.

The pageant, involving over a hundred adults and a few children, is performed every five years and has, since the early 1950’s, become a village tradition.

Our picture gallery shows performances of the pageant since it was first staged in 1950.

If you would like to take part in the pageant, either front stage or back, please contact Jan Bradley on 624433.

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Gallery number 28 - Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding CrowdOver 20 photos from Barford Drama Group's presentation of "Far from the Madding Crowd", staged at the Memorial Hall in July 2005.

Thanks to David Winstone for the photos.

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Gallery number 27 - School Summer Fete, 2005

School Summer FeteOver 30 photos from Barford St Peter's School Summer Fete, held on on 9th July 2005.

Thanks to Keith Roberts for the photos.

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Gallery number 26 - Make Poverty History

Make Poverty HistoryTwenty photos from the "Make Poverty History" event on 3rd July 2005.

Thanks to David Winstone for the photos.

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Gallery number 25 - Mid-Summer Notes concert, 2005

Mid Summer NotesFive photos from the Mid-Summer Notes concert on 18th June 2005.

Thanks to Shirley Osborne for the photos.

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Gallery number 24 - Joseph Arch commemoration, 2005

Joseph Arch celebrationsNineteen photos from the commemoration of the life of Joseph Arch.

Thanks to Keith Roberts and David Winstone for the photos.

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Gallery number 23 - Building the M40

M40 ConstructionWith build of the Barford by-pass now nearly a reality, here is a reminder of the M40 construction in the mid 1980's.

Thanks to Paul Watson for the photos.

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Gallery number 22 - Beating the Bounds, 2005

Beating the BoundsPhotographs of the annual Beating the Parish Bounds walk, Monday 2nd May 2005.

Thanks to Keith Roberts for the pictures.

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Gallery number 21 - Palm Sunday, 2005

Palm Sunday processionTwenty photographs of the procession to St Peter's Church, Palm Sunday 2005. Thanks to David Winstone for the pictures.

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Gallery number 20 - School building diary

School building diaryThe twelve photographs in this gallery were taken during the construction of the new building at Barford St Peter's School over Summer 2004, and include the offical opening ceremony.

Thanks to Lindsey Oscroft and Maria Burgess for the photos.

Head Teacher Lindsey Oscroft writes, “Please extend our thanks to the community of Barford for their support in fundraising towards this project. It was wonderful to see many of them at our recent 'Grand opening', and finally to put names to 'faces'.”

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Gallery number 19 - Local photographs

Photos of BarfordThese photographs of Barford Church, the Granville Arms, Joseph Arch cottage, Barford Memorial Hall and All Saints, Sherbourne, were taken by professional photographer Mike Long.

Mike specialises in shots taken from a high viewpoint, and I'm sure you'll agree that it gives a novel view of familiar buildings.

For more information, contact Mike at:

Hi-Pix Photography Ltd
07717 747515
46 Wellesbourne Road,
Barford, CV35 8DS

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Gallery number 18 - Discovery Weekend, September 24th to 26th 2004

Cooking up breakfast

Fifteen photos from the Discovery Weekend, September 2004.

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Gallery number 17 - School Summer Fete, June 2004

School Summer Fete

Photos from the (rather wet) Summer Fete at Barford St Peter's School, June 2004.

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Gallery number 16 - Beating the Bounds, 2004

Beating the Bounds 2004

We began this year on what was initially a very wet May Monday morning.

Despite the weather, almost 80 people started out, with many more joining in the afternoon. The rain stopped 10 minutes into the walk and the afternoon provided some warm, sunny weather.

Our late change of lunch venue to the Church proved very successful, with most people sitting outside to enjoy the change in the weather.

Many thanks to everyone who helped out, gave access permission to land or unlocked and locked gates for us.

David Winstone
Walk Co-ordinator


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Gallery number 15 - Red Kites visit Barford

Red Kites visit Barford

Helen and Roger Clay’s son’s band “The Redkites” played at Barford Memorial Hall and raised over £500 towards the School Building Fund!

Well over 80 people turned up on 17th April 2004 and everyone had a great time.

Mike Darby’s involvment was providing the sound equipment and technical services as well as taking photographs of the guys in the band.

Thanks to Mike for these pictures of the event.

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Gallery number 14 - Barford from the air

Barford from the air

Many thanks to Graham and Celeste Lees for these nine photographs of Barford from the air.

They were taken from a Piper PA28 aircraft flying from Wellesbourne airfield.

Click to visit the Wellesbourne airfield web site.


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Gallery number 13 - Memorial Hall re-opening

James Plaskitt MP

About 40 people attended the short ceremony on Saturday 27 September, 2003 when Roy Sowden, Vice Chair of the Council of Disabled People (CDP) Warwickshire and Coventry, and James Plaskitt MP, formally opened the new toilet for disabled people and the car park improvements.

Roy said that the CDP is always pleased when barriers created by society are removed to make it easier for people with an impairment to use facilities such as the Memorial Hall.

Roy and James agreed how important it is that the Community Fund is using the money from the National Lottery for such valuable and important purposes.

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Gallery number 12 - Oldhams in the 1950's

Oldhams in the 1950s Here is a trip down memory lane, with photos received from Stuart MacDonald, of British Columbia, Canada.

Stuart says, "The BRS picture was taken in 1954 on a Saturday morning as that was the only time you find everyone on the same spot.

My brother Duncan, not in the picture, helped me fill in some of the names so here we go.

Sitting on the hood left to right Doug Rogers, Len Wheeler, Stu MacDonald. Standing left to right in the smock Jack Powers, Johnny Rouse, unable to recognize the next 5, Sid Hall he married Beryl Lane, Joe ? he was the foreman. Kneeling John Bromley and his dog, Ted Sparks.

BRS was sold in 1955, the new name reverted back to Oldhams, as seen in the next two pictures."


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Gallery number 11 - Sherbourne Flower Festival, September 2003

Sherbourne Flower Festival Photographs taken at the Sherbourne Flower Festival, held in All Saint's Church over the weekend of 5th to 7th September 2003.

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Gallery number 10 - Joseph Arch remembered, June 2003

Joseph Arch remembered Early in June, trades unionists from across the country came to Barford on their annual pilgrimage to remember Joseph Arch, the local man who founded the first union for farm workers. A couple of hundred members of the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) came to pay their respects. Wreaths were laid on his grave in Barford churchyard, before a march and rally.

Peter Allenson, the T&G’s national secretary for agriculture, said, “His message still rings true today. Rural workers are not handed a living on a plate. We have to fight hard and campaign tirelessly in 2003 as we did in his day”. Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael was among those who braved the June weather to join the rally.

William "Bill" Wilson, the former MP for Coventry South, who has looked after the grave for many years, also attended the event.

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Gallery number 9 - Village Reunion Picnic, 2003

Village Reunion Picnic, 2003The eight photographs in this gallery were taken during the Village Reunion Picnic, July 20th 2003.

Thanks to David Winstone for the pictures.

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Gallery number 8 - Barford St Peter's School Fete, 2003

School fete, 2003The photographs in this gallery were taken during the Barford St Peter's School Summer Fete, July 5th 2003.

This event raised nearly £2,400 which will go towards teaching resources. Thanks to all who made the fete such a success.

The photos show some of the fun events.



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Gallery number 7 - Beating the Bounds, 2003

Beating the Bounds, 2003

The ten photographs in this gallery were taken during the popular annual community ramble around the Barford parish boundary, May 5th 2003

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Gallery number 6 - Easter Floods, 1998

The Bridge at BarfordThe twelve photographs in this gallery were taken in and around Barford over the Easter weekend, 1998.

Many thanks to Mary Bates, Bobbie Russell and Ron Elliott for providing the pictures.

Click here for our feature article.

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Gallery number 5 - Barford Bells

St Peter's Church, bellsThe two photographs in the gallery were taken in St Peter's Church, Barford by Roger Braithwaite, as part of a "Barford in 2000" Millennium photography project.

The first photograph shows Tower Captain David Ellis checking the bell ropes, seen through the belfry door.

The second photograph shows the bells, with David Ellis standing by the clock.

Both photographs were taken with a fish-eye lens.


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Gallery number 4 - Autumn in Barford, 2002

St Peter's Church, Barford in Autumn

Five photos of the delightful Autumn colours in Barford 2002, taken by Keith Roberts.

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Gallery number 3 - Village Jubilee Picnic, June 2nd 2002

Golden Jubilee Picnic In warm sunshine, the Jubilee picnic proved to be a massive attraction for all three villages.

Barford Women's Institute would like to thank all those who provided entertainment on the occasion. Notably Paul Williams and Betty Corbridge for playing the piano, Ann Williams for leading the spirited singing, Barloni for entertaining the children and Peter Wilson and Roger Clay for their cabaret.

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Gallery number 2 - Beating the Bounds, May 6th 2002

Beating the Bounds 2002

Photographs of Beating the Bounds walk.

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Gallery number 1 - St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church Simon Clark, who was married at St Peter's in June 2002, sent us two photographs of the Church in Springtime.

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