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Middleton Cheney Parish Council

Serving the people of Middleton Cheney

All Saints Church 1920

Clerk: Mrs Valerie Furniss
Parish Meeting Rooms
Middleton Cheney, Banbury
Oxon OX17 2LR

Tel: 01295 713500

Middleton Cheney Library Supporters Group was formed in 2011 to provide support and funding to Northamptonshire County Council in its efforts to maintain a full library service throughout the County.

As an informal body of volunteers for Middleton's library we have been successful in providing equipment that allows it to be used by more people from Middleton and surrounding villages.

Whilst library staff continue to offer the full range of modern library services, we have been able to programme and underwrite some twenty events a year – notably Author Talks and regular Films. With the County we are currently exploring the possibility of expanding the building to allow for larger audiences and more activities.

In the past year we can highlight the success of a Valuation evening and especially the October weekend Big Draw. With the support of, what we are told was. The only Arts Council grant to a local library we offered a family-oriented drawing experience to some fifty people of all ages. We plan to repeat our role in the National Big Draw experience next year.

Our activities - most of which are held in the library – are widely advertised and tickets are usually available at the library. Yet another reason to use this valuable local asset and to join the Supporters in their activities.

Events may be cancelled, if ticket sales do not meet a break-even point, one week before the published date.

- To avoid disappointment please book tickets early.

In addition to being able to purchase tickets for these events from the library, if it is more convenient you can purchase on-line at no extra cost, (unless you require tickets posted to you), otherwise you just print off your own tickets, please contact -



Friday 26 February at 7.30 pm
An illustrated talk by Chris Bazeley on how the railways changed the world we live in and a brief history of the Great Central.
Chris used to travel to school each day on the Great Central and later taught in Woodford Halse a major hub on the GC and got to know many of the old railwaymen. This amusing and informative talk has won acclaim across the midlands.

Adult £6 / Child £3, including wine & soft drinks

Thursday 8 March at 7.30 pm
'A United Kingdom'
The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) who in 1948 married a London office worker, much to fierce opposition from family and governments.

Adult £6 / Child £4, including ice-cream

Friday 23 March at 7.30 to 9 pm
This event will be held in the Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School, in the exhibition of Donald MacLellan, this show is called 'A 25 Years Retrospective of Portrait Photography' It is a compilation of 4 solo shows, 3 of which were first shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London, he is currently the only photographer to have achieved this accolade.

This event will not be a formal lecture, but will allow visitors to tour the show and pose questions to him on his techniques, experiences and hear some inside stories.

Adult £6 / Child £3, including wine & soft drinks.

The above photographic exhibition will be on public display from 7 to 25 March 2018 and will be open daily from 11 am to 3 pm. Copies of most of the prints in the exhibition will be available to order.

Thursday 12 April at 7.30 pm
'Victoria & Abdul'

Adults £6 / Child £4, including ice-cream

Thursday 10 May ay 7.30 pm
'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Adult £6 / Child £4, including ice-cream

Other events will be announced soon, please also check on the notice board at the library.

Events will continue until such time that NCC make a final decision about libraries.

Keep a watch for further updates and plans for the future.

Tickets & further information from the library or purchase on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/MCLSG

Other events may be added, and TBC events may be withdrawn. Fuller details for each event will be published when appropriate. All events to take place at the library unless specified.

Tickets for all events will be on sale in the library.


NEW opening times for the Library from 7 March 2016.Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri – 2pm to 6pm Wed/Sat – 10am to 2 pm Sun – 11am to 2pm

We are always looking for new members, both for the 'committee' and to help with fund raising, sales and at events. If you can help please leave a message with Henderson in the Library or call Brian Goodey (Joint-Chair!) at 01295710554