Stonesfield ~ Oxfordshire
Historic Cotswold Village

Bridewell Garden Open Day this Sunday postponed

Bridewell’s Open Afternoon scheduled for this Sunday has been postponed until 15 July due to wet weather.

According to Mary Elford “the field we use as a car park is already saturated and more rain is forecast. We’re trying to find ways of letting our potential visitors know about this”.

“We very much regret that we have to cancel the proposed Open Day this Sunday as the field is too wet for car parking.”

“The future Open Days are: 15 July, 19 August, 9 September”

Stonesfield Players' Wind in the Willows on 24-26 May at the Village Hall

From Alison Richards of Stonesfield Players:

Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows (adapted by Alan Bennett) - Thursday 24 - Saturday 26 May

Are you a bumptious toad, a home loving mole, wise old badger or maybe a kind and friendly ratty? Follow the four friends in this family comedy classic as they enjoy messing about in boats and join them in fighting off the dastardly weasels in the big wild wood and beyond!

Brimming with local talent, 31 actors of all ages and Stonesfield’s fantastic rock band – The Village Idiots - bring you an exuberant village performance full of music and laughter. Stonesfield Players extraordinary production includes original music by BAFTA award winning composer Nicholas Hooper, set design by 2012 Olivier nominated Michael Taylor (The Ladykillers) and lighting by Cannes and BAFTA Award winning film director Chris Bartle. Stonesfield Village Hall is being transformed into a magical riverbank, with lots of hidden surprises!

Come along and be part of this exciting theatrical experience at Stonesfield Village Hall Thursday May 24th – Saturday May 26th at 7.30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday May 26th. Tickets £8 (concessionary seats for under 16s and over 60s £5). Under 5’s may sit on benches at the front (£3) – bench tickets available from Jenny Lines only. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Jenny Lines 01993 898454 (underscore between the names) or Amlu’s Village Store, Stonesfield.


The Great Stonesfield Jubilee Bake Off - A baking competition to mark the Diamond Jubilee and raise money for Cancer Research UK

From Jess Huband

To celebrate and mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, whilst also raising money for Cancer Research UK, we will be holding a village “Bake Off”, making cakes fit for Queen (and Country)! So put on your aprons, get baking and help make “hundreds and thousands” for charity!

Please enter your cake(s) in to one (or more) of the following categories:
1) The Perfect “Queen” Victoria Sponge;
2) Right Royal Cupcakes (2 classes – under 12s and over 12s).

Entry forms with further information are available from the village shop, or 5 Busby Close. Alternatively, please visit for more information about the event and to download an entry form.

When and where:
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - Tuesday 5th June 2012 – 12noon to 4pm – The St. James’ Centre.
Cake(s) to be delivered to the St. James’ Centre between 12noon and 1pm.
Judging will take place between 1-3pm, with the winners of the baking categories and the raffle being announced from 3pm.

Teas, Coffees, Raffle and Bookstall:
Don’t fancy baking, just tasting? Then pop along to the St. James’ Centre between 12noon and 4pm for a Bank Holiday cuppa and a cupcake, take a look at the “Bake Off” entries, and enter the raffle – you could win some cake (and other great prizes) to take away! There will also be a bookstall selling second-hand books.

All proceeds from cake entries, cuppas, cupcakes, raffle and book sales to Cancer Research UK.


Stonesfield Street Party!

Stonesfield had its own street party to celebrate thew Royal Wedding - in relaxed style as a picnic on the common outside The White Horse.
See a photogallery of the party here...


FASD Trust Family Charity Christmas Party

From Daisy Read:

[Family Charity Christmas Party] in aid of local charity, The FASD Trust, on Saturday 4th December 2010 in the White Horse Pub, Stonesfield, from 11.30am. Price includes buffet lunch, drinks for children, game of skittles, magical entertainment; paying bar for adults. £10 for children, £15 for adults, family ticket is £40 (2 adults, 2children). To reserve tickets, please e-mail me,"> or call me on 01608 811599.