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See also the Parish Council website for more events http:// www.buckleburyparish.org : See also Regional Links at bottom of index on left of this page.



EVENTS for 2017 - scroll down to below


Events listed here for 2016: (earliest at the top)



Satrurday 23rd January

BURNS NIGHT: Memorial Hall, Upper Bucklebury - 7.30 for 8. Three course supper and whisky.
Piper, haggis, Poems and anecdotes. £15. (Bucklebury Events Committee)



Good Friday 25th March

2.00pm -3.00pm St Mary's Bucklebury: Stations at the Cross: readings and hymns.

6.30pm St Denys' Stanford Dingley: Choral Evensong.





HM THE QUEEN's 90th BIRTHDAY

Thursday 21st April: Beacons may be lit. Special Peel of St Mary's Church Bells.



Friday 10th June: Special event in Bucklebury Farm Park: Entry ticket includes Live music: Hog Roast/Pizza: Birthday cake & Champagne 6.00pm to approx 9.00pm. Tickets £5. Bring your own picnic etc. (Bucklebury Events Committee) Book tickets via PayPal or phone 01635 863372 for other methods.



Saturday 11th June: The Queen's Official Birthday. Trooping the Colour



5.00pm CONCERT in St Mary's, Bucklebury Local musicians and Choir (details tba)



6.30pm onwards: Village picnic and barbecue in Rec Ground and Victory Room. Numbers limited to 200: entry


by ticket only £5 to include barbecue: bring your own picnic and refreshments. (0118 971 4128)



Sunday 12th June: Thanksgiving Service in St Mary's 10am








BUCKLEBURY ANNUAL BEERFEST: Saturday October 8th 2016




In the Village Rec Ground 12.00 noon to 6.30pm. Entry and parking free. Arts and Craft stalls, tea & coffee, bouncy


castle, masses of beer and hotdogs etc. Pimms, Tea tent. live bands. Dog Show. Further details see Beerfest


website www.bucklebury.beer.co uk or the Victory Room Committee.





Proceeds will go towards the New Victory Room to be constructed as soon as funded and hopefully to be opened


in time for the centenary of the Armistice in 2018.






2017






THE 2017 HIGHLAND CEILIDH


ON SATURDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2017

At the victory Room, Bucklebury Village, RG7 6PS

7.30 FOR 8.00PM

The haggis will be piped in at about 8.15 followed by a generous 2 course supper and a wee dram or two.

Bar open for wines and spirits; Raffle



The Reading St Andrews Scottish Dancers and Pipe Major


Ron Paterson will guide us through the Reels, Jigs, Srathspeys and Waltzes

Mandy Shora will entertain us with a number of Scottish Songs and Ballads


Auld Syne at 11.30 - Carriages at 11.30pm

TICKETS £20 (£10 under 16) Dress: formal, evening or Highland.

Further info contact Alastair on 0118 971 3325 or John Clarke on 0118 971 2768

Proceeds towards re building the Victory Room.




VICTORY ROOM FUND RAISING : STARTING MAY 2017.

The Victory Room Trustees have drawn up plans and obtained Planning Consent to replace the present 100 y'o building with a new Village Hall (the new Victory Room) in order to accommodate village clubs and functions slightly easier and with very much more efficient energy saving and improved kitchen and meeting facilities. It will be of the same general appearance as the existing one but will accommodate up to 80 for meals instead of the present 65-70. It will also have an additional small meeting and an open pavilion at the Rec Ground end for watching matches or providing a picnic area.

Full details of this project - which it is hoped will be completed by 18 November 2018 - 100 yeas after the original Victory - can be found at its own website "www.the new victory room.org.uk". Donations are being sought from Parish members and a number of Charitable Trusts and local business.

All information and queries are available from the Chairman, john.clarke@live.co.uk.
































(Details of some memorable events from previous years are also included in reverse chronological order below)


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Christmas Carols will be sung through the Village this year on Wednesday 23rd December 2015


Starting at the Church Gate at 6.00pm, visiting 4 or 5 houses in the Village until about 6.45pm, and then at a private house in the Village until about 8.00pm for mulled wine, figgy pudding, mince pies,
merrymaking and more singing.
Everybody throughout the Parish and beyond is welcome to join in and to choose your own favourite carols – song sheets will be provided.
Bring lanterns or torches and warm clothing.
Plenty of refreshments supplied, but any contributions much appreciated.
Contact Alastair on 0118 971 3325
A Very Merry Christmas
to One And All

(for info: the next Highland Ceilidh will be Jan 2017, the 2016 Burn’s Night is Jan 23rd in the Memorial Hall)






THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL SUNDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2015


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AN AMERICAN EVENING ON NOV 14TH 2015


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THE ANNUAL BUCKLEBURY BEERFEST: 3RD OCTOBER 2105.

The Beer Festival will be held again this year, come rain or shine!, and will have about 10 different beers, mostly local, masses of hamburgers etc, a tea & coffee tent, a Pimms tent, and an extensive bar. It will have the usual 20 or so trade stalls and various things for the children and animals from the local Farm Park. This year there will also be a Dog Show which will concentrate on 10 or 15 different classes (to be advised).

Gates open at 12 and close about 6.30pm. Entry is FREE. Plenty of car parking. There is more info on the dedicated website http://bucklebury.beer - please view.

Seeya there !

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THE VILLAGE SUMMER SOCIAL AT THE VICTORY ROOM 18TH JULY 2025 6.00 PM TO APPROX 9.30PM

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This is a Village function but everyone welcome










THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM JULY - IT IS HOPED TO ARRANGE AN ALTERNATIVE DATE LATER IN THE SUMMER.

VILLAGE BARN DANCE: Saturday 4th July 2015:

In the Manor Farm Barn ( by kind permission of Mrs E Fenston)

Organised by the Bucklebury Events Committee: Details to be advised,





BUCKLEBURY BOOT BAZAAR: Saturday 39th May 2015

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A small selection of local trade and art stands will take place at the same time in the Victory Room.




Saturday 2nd May 2915
" A Princess is born " congratulations to the Duke and Duchess. And to Mr and Mrs Michael and Carole Middleton - long time residents of Bucklebury. And very best wishes to Charlotte Elizabeth Diana for a long and happy life.




Saturday 25th April 2015: VILLAGE QUIZ AND SUPPER

Ploughmans supper: bar available: tickets £8 from Karen Laybourne 0118 971 4128 or contact the Victory Room committee.

Limited to 70 places: arrange teams of 8 or less: odd numbers will be arranged: raffle and prizes.

"THE SEARCH FOR THE BUCKLEBURY BRAIN" Quizz master Phillip Laybourne.




A FRENCH DINNER AND WINE TASTING: Saturday 21st March 2015


Organised by the Bucklebury Events committee to take place at Woody's in the Farm (by kind permission of Rupert Hartley Russell and Elizabeth Peplow).

8.00 pm Saturday 21st March: tickets £20 from Anne Ryder



THE HIGHLAND CEILIDH: Saturday 21st February 2015

The Ceilidh is once again scheduled for this year having been canceled last year due to high water table.

Victory Room, Bucklebury Village, Feb 21st 2015, 7.30 for 8.00pm: very similar format to last year's programme (see Feb 2104 below) Tickets £15 from Alastair McOran-Campbell . Try to book early as numbers are limited. See ya there !



2014

ANNUAL BUCKLEBURY BEERFEST: 4TH OCTOBER 2014
This popular event will take place again this year. Plenty to eat, plenty refreshments, trade stalls, children's activities, live music by several local bands, raffle, tea, pimms etc etc

AT THE RECREATION GROUND - BUCKLEBURY VILLAGE - RG7 6PS

ADMISSION FREE

more info and re music and trade stands - contact Anne Ryder

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TRADITIONAL BURNS NIGHT AND HIGHLAND CEILIDH with dancing:
Victory Room 7.30 for 8.00pm and to 11.30pm

Saturday 15th February 2014: Postponed due to heavy rain.


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2011






ARCHIVE EVENTS: DIARY FOR 2013






BURNS NICHT 26th January 2013


7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, Upper Bucklebury

Piping in the haggis and 3 course traditional supper


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FESTIVAL OF MUSICBUCKLEBURY FARM PARKSATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2013
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AUTUMN & WINTER EVENTS 2013



NOVEMBER 7th 2013 Thursday: Victory Room 7.30pm

Special AGM of the Victory Room and election of Trustees

PLUS exhibition of several Archtects' drawings as suggestions for the re-development of the Victory Room
and for discussion with Village and Parish residents.

Drawings remain on display throughout November: access to the Victory room can always be arranged - phone





NOVEMBER 16TH 2013: Saturday

An Evening of Wine and Turkey tasting at Woody's, Bucklebury Farm Park, at 7.30

Organised by the Bucklebury Community Events Committee

Tickets £16. Contact Anne Ryder 01635 867186



DECEMBER 7th 2013: Saturday

The Christmas Tree Festival: 12 - 5.00 Victory Room

This is the Parish annual Chrstmas Tree Decorating competition - open to all schools, groups and individuals throughout the Parish

No entry fee: refreshments can be bought. Occasional live music Contact Anne Ryder 01635 867186



DECEMBER 16th 2013:Monday

Carols by Candlelight: Cemetry Chapel, Byles green: 6pm

Mulled Wine & Mince Pies




DECEMBER 19th 2013 Thursday 6.00pm at the Church Gate.

WASSAIL : CAROLS SUNG THROUGH THE VILLAGE WITH LANTERNS: 6.PM AT THE CHURCH GATE

Everyone welcome - we will sing traditional carols in three of four places in the Village and repair to
a friendly private house for more carols and quite a lot of Mulled Wine and Mince Pies.



DECEMBER 22nd 2013: Sunday. St Mary's Church, Bucklebury Village

Traditional Carol Service of Lessons & Carols: 4.00 pm with wine & pies afterwards in the Victory Room.

The Churchyard will be lit with candles along the pathways by the Events Comimttee volunteers.



CHRISTMAS SERVICES 2013

Christmas Eve: Holy Communion at St Mary's at 9.30pm
Midnight Communion at St Andrews, Bradfield at 11pm
Christmas Day: Holy Communion at St Marys Marston at 8.00am
Holy Commumion at St Mary's at 10am
Morning Prayer at S Denys, Stanford Dingley at 11am










ARCHIVE EVENTS: DIARY FOR 2012

2012


THURSDAY 19TH JANUARY

Important Conservation meeting to discuss the future of the Pang, Kennet and Lambourn Conservation Group, the Friends of the Valleys, the Heathland and Pang Valley Conservation Volunteers, and their possible merger. Please see link to the Conservation website.
7.30 in the Oak Room at the Upper Bucklebeury Memorial Hall. Please attend if you can.




SATURDAY 11TH FEBUARY 2012

A HIGHLAND CEILIDH: By popular demand we are having another Ceilidh this year. Again close to Burns' Night so there will be plenty of haggis as well ! It is also close to Valentine's day for those romantically inclined !

Flyers giving details will be posted shortly - meanwhile its 7.30 on Saturday 11th February at the Victory Room. Scottish Dancers and Piper with the St Andrews Scottish Dancers will demonstrate all the Reels, Jigs and Strathspeys and exhibition dancing will include the Highland Fling and Sword Dance. There's a hot supper with haggis and delicious puddings and Bar and Raffle. Tickets are £15 (£8 under 16) - contact June Bearman 01635 860253



SUNDAY 3RD JUNE 2012

THE BIG LUNCH

THE PARISH DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION: BUCKLEBURY FARM PARK.

12 NOON UNTIL 6.00PM: LUNCH SERVED FROM 12.30 TO 2.30 INCLUDING HOG ROAST; OR BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC.
BEER TENT, WINE, VINTAGE TEAS.

UNDER 12'S ,50's STYLE FANCY DRESS:
JIVE DANCING COMPETITION
VARIOUS MUSIC GROUPS AND CHOIRS

PROMS FINALE

TICKETS £7.50 ADULT INCLUDING LUNCH, 18 AND UNDER FREE.

NO ADMISSION WITHOUT TICKETS - APPLY EARLY AS NUMBERS ARE LIMITED to Pat Barnard-Smith, 14 Berry's Road Upper Bucklebury RG7 6QN
( free entry after 3.00pm)

POST EVENT INFO RE PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN ON THE DAY
A large number of photos have been taken and are available for purchase:
please click on to this link to view and order

http://www.katarinaschmidtova.co.uk/buckleburybiglunch2012




SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2012

BUCKLEBURY BEERFEST SATURDAY OCTOBER 6TH 1.00PM - 6.30PM,

IN THE VILLAGE RECREATION GROUND - ADMISSION FREE


MANY BEERS, WINE, CIDER -TRADE & CRAFT STANDS - FARM PARK ANIMALS - LOCAL MUSIC GROUPS
BURGERS, HOTDOGS, CAKES TEA & COFFEE

FURTHER INFORMATION and bookings for Trade Stands CONTACT Julie Brims 0118 971 3308 or Anne Ryder 01635 867186
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For Display Poster please download as below





WASSAIL

IN BUCKLEBURY VILLAGE



CHRISTMAS CAROLS WILL BE SUNG THROUGH THE VILLAGE ON



WEDNESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2012



Starting at the Church Gate at 6.00pm, visiting 4 or 5 houses in the Village untilabout 6.45pm and then at a private house in the Village until about 8.00pm formulled wine, figgy puding, mince piesmerrymaking and more singing.

Everybody throughout the Parish and beyond is welcome to join in and to chooseyour own favourite carols - song sheets will be provided.

Bring lanterns or torched and warm clothing.Plenty of refreshments will be supplied for all, but any contributions will bemuch appreciated.



Contact: Alastair on 0118 971 3325

A merry Christmas to one and all









PREVIOUS EVENTS in 2011


THE ROYAL WEDDING

* FRIDAY 29TH APRIL: BUCKLEBURY FARM PARK CELEBRATION PICNIC: NUMEROUS OTHER EVENTS BEING PLANNED: TBA


The following events will be taking place..

Prince William and Catherine Middleton will be married in Westminster Abbey at 11 am
Various events in celebration will therefore ensue... (some of the details are below....)

- 8.00 am breakfast at the Bladebone Pub, Chapel Row.( the Middleton's village ) and a Wedding Day Party on the Chapel Row green with big tv screen, beer tent, hog roast and BBQ The BBC will be in attendance. Other events organised by Simon Kelly, landlord,include Morris dancing, Duck racing (including the Bucklebury Maiden stakes) and of course lunch at the Pub. In the evening they will be a Knights & Maidens fancy dress party hosted by the Knights of the Bucklebury Round Table (free tickets available at the Bladebone. ...
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- at 9.45am the 8 bells of St Mary's Parish Church, Bucklebury Village will ring out until 10.30 o'clock and visitors will be welcome during that time. Later a full peel will be rung of a specially composed method, Chapel Row Delight, starting at 2pm and ending at about 5pm.

- In Upper Bucklebury nearby landlords Gary & Mandy Bush of the Cottage Inn are throwing their doors open throughout the day - starting at 6am with Daniel Nicholl's choir being filmed for ITV breakfast TV. A popular ITV crew plus NBC Americ and Channel 7 Australia are about throughout the day. The party in the adjoining paddock starts at 10am and includes Wedding Cake, hog roast, champagne & strawberries, sale of wedding gowns, beer tent, BBQ, bouncy castle, bungee run, rodeo bull, candy floss and balloons - ending at 9pm with a firework display.

- Starting at about 1pm, celebrations will continue at the Bucklebury Farm Park with host and owner, Rupert Hartley Russell.This is the Parish organised "A Royal Tea in the Park" (entry is free to residents of the Parish but with tickets by application - see below - for people resident outside the Parish, there is notional charge £5 - under 16 nil) (NO entry without a ticket) and runs from lunch time to after 6pm. Refreshments and homemade menus and tea and coffee and a bar (beer, wine,ciser, soft drinks) will be available and and home made cakes, including a giant cake with free pieces for everyone and a hog roast. Music by local bands, folk, pop, choral and opera with a grand finale similar to the Last Night of the Proms. There will be a fancy dress competition with a crowning ceremony for the winners; a grand rafftle with exciting and generous prizes; photogragher on hand and a free Emma Bridgewater Bucklebury mug for every child under 16.

Also in the evening, the landlord of the Old Boot pub (now affectionately known as "The Royal Boot") is holding a small private party. (all tickets are already booked.)

Applications for tickets to: Chris Ewing, 11 Berry's Road, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QL with SAE and cheque if applicable to "Bucklebury Village Events".


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