Barton Under Needwood success

October 3, 2014

Great to hear from Tony Wood who has written the following item about the Barton Under Needwood market and much more, we thought we'd share it.


It was like a summer day at the seaside! On a glorious end of September Sunday afternoon Barton Marina was just packed with visitors. It is strange to think how Barton residents of ten years ago would not have thought this possible.


It was the craft fair weekend, with dozens of stalls busily doing business from clothing to teddies and inviting things to eat. The queue for ice cream seemed interminable. It was also the weekend for the annual Songs of Praise on the promenade. Arranged by the Trent and Dove Methodist Circuit with many supporting the bright and breeze selection of well know hymns which was enjoyed by everyone. The Revd Gordon Gresswell, the local Methodist Minister was relaxed and chatty as he led this popular event. The Craft Fairs continue on the last Sunday in the month in October and a special Christmas event on November 30th with a big Carol Sing!


The forty year old Barton Civic Society will be hearing about the history of the Census and how it effects the ongoing life of community at their next meeting on Wednesday October 9th at 7.45p.m. in the Village Hall. It is surprising to hear that the next census will be the last. Members will hear the reason for this and how the authorities will keep track of people’s lives in the future. There will be the usual update of parish news and happenings by the Chairman, Councilor Arthur Kennedy. New members and visitors are of course very welcome.


It is Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday at the Parish Church this week on Sunday October 6th.There will be Holy Communion at 8a.m. Worship Together Communion is at 10.30a.m.which will include a procession of Harvest Gifts. Tinned and dried goods are especially welcome as they will be donated to the Burton YMCA’s reconnect Food Bank. Everyone is very welcome to sing their harvest praise. Saint Mary’s Parish Church Dunstall Harvest Service is on the following Saturday October 11th at 6p.m. and then there will be the Harvest Supper. in the Church Hall.  Details about the Harvest Supper from Mick on 01283 716911.


Do not forget the Barton Music Makers Quiz Night on Saturday October 11th. 7p.m.for 7.30p.m. Teams of four are invited to compete. Admission £6 per head which includes s light plated supper. There will be a Bar and Raffle.  Make sure you book your place now – contact email, or phone 01283 712593


Who are Lions International?’ Lions’ are local individuals who volunteer so that together they can make a difference in their own community. By providing hands on help - offering practical assistance of time, effort and skills - they help improve the quality of life in their locality. Their motto is “We Serve” so anything is possible! ‘Lions ‘are hoping to start a branch in the village. As a member of a Lions Club you become aware of the needs of the community and have the opportunity to make a real difference. Being a Lion empowers members to help others in a way that no one person could do alone. Most importantly Lions have an enormous amount of fun and enjoy a variety of social events to build on a shared sense of community and companionship. If you are interested, why not meet the Lions at Holland Sports Club in Barton on Monday, 13th. October at 8.00pm.They would love to see you. Call 01889 574122 or email for all the details. 


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