The Prattler – A-Z of Heyford in 2020

Nether Heyford A-Z 2020

People, organisations, events and village news in 2020

A: Astronomy on The Green / A5 Road Closed / Advent Windows

Remembering: Mr Hugh Adams

B: New Basketball court, Bliss Charity School

C: Community Larder & Foodbank, CLASP (Community Landscape Archaeology Survey Project) Urgent Appeal for new Field Centre premises

Remembering: Mrs Sue Corner / Mr Jason Crouch



F: Foodbank & Community Larder, Floods

G: Great community spirit

Remembering: Mr Joe Garratt

H: Halloween Trail – “Track & Treat”



K: Keyworkers. Clapping for the NHS and thanking local keyworkers for their hard work during the pandemic.

L: Last orders….village pubs closed due to restrictions

M: Mick Parker –  Village photographer

N: The River Nene flooded just before Christmas and Heyford ford was back. / New Netball court / New Netball Club  

O: One Stop Shop 

P: The village Playground was due to be replaced and delayed.



S: Shops/Service’s that kept running all through it all.

Remembering: Mrs Smallbone

T: Teddy Bears of Lockdown – daily garden displays


V:  The Village Hall celebrated 60 years old. / V.E. Day street celebrations / Village Volunteers

W: The Women’s Institute (W.I.) celebrated 90 years old. / Walking Football

Remembering: Mr Alan Watson


Y: Youth Club 


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Compiled December 2020 – via Facebook 

The Prattler has just published its 439th village newspaper edition in it’s 43rd year of printing and distributing through the village.

Thank you to all the people who have helped The Prattler this year, in 2020.

  • Newspaper delivery people – Street by street volunteering to deliver the news each month
  • Contributors with letters, articles, information, history & events   
  • Our Advertisers – Thanks our local business and tradespeople that pay to advertise
  • Our sponsors and organisations that provide financial grants.

Sue Boutle – Ed. & Jez Wilson – Dig. Ed – December 2020

The Prattler is run by an active voluntary committee comprising of Sue Boutle, Christine Watts, Vicki Hamblin, Jez Wilson, Nick Essex, Richard Musson and Mary Rice. If you would like to submit articles or have any suggestions for future issues, please contact us.

The newspaper is supported by donations from the Parish Council, the Parish Church, the Baptist Church, Heyford W.I., Heyford Gardening Club, Heyford Singers, the Bowls Club, the Village Hall and Heyford Picturedrome as well as our advertisers.

Thanks are also due to the volunteers who distribute it every month.


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