The Story of Heyford (Extra): Sheep Dipping in the early days at Whitehall Farm – Hugh Adams

Sheep Dipping in the early days at Whitehall Farm

We used to take the sheep to be dipped at Upper Heyford. Jack Perkin and I would leave the buildings at Whitehall Farm around 1pm with 40 sheep, driving them along the road towards Heyford. We would pass High House Wharf where the West family (Coal Merchants) lived. On the right side of the road would be the house on the bridge where Ted Grey and his wife Ellen lived. Carrying on down the hill on the right by the side of the canal and past Mr and Mrs Fry (he was a carpenter) following on down the road towards the village, on the left the French family (now Adrian Hayes) – past the Cemetery – down the hill on the right, the Johnson family.

We are now in the village and on the left was Sid Eales shoe mending hut, past the little green. We would pass on the right the Butchers shop kept by Sid Capel (now Glen). We had to keep an eye on the sheep at this point otherwise they would escape down Church Street!! Next was Chapel Cottage, Mrs George. David Browning kept the shop, past the Foresters Arms, the landlord was Tom Rolfe. Now the sheep would take to the green where there was lots of good grass! Turn left into Middle Street past the School and School House where Mr Carrington, the headmaster lived with his wife and 6 children. Next to the Sun Inn was the Farmhouse, Mr and Mrs Will Smith, past Bens Orchard (full of Apple Trees), now it was plain sailing on the way to Upper Heyford.

Our destination was Dovecote Farm where Mr Cosford would be expecting us. The sheep would be put through the dipping bath. This would take about one or two hours. After a cup of tea and then the journey home with two tired men and a very wet dog called Nell. She had been dipped too.

Hugh Adams

Letter published in The Prattler – March 2020

 

Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul – Services – January 2020

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Midweek Communions are held weekly on Wednesdays, 9.30am at Heyford and Thursdays, 10am at Flore, – all are welcome (Not Wednesday 1st January)

Prayer During January we shall be praying for people living in Church Lane and Weedon Rd in Heyford, Spring Lane and Russell Rise in Flore, Francis Row in Upper Stowe and the Stables and Coach House in Brockhall.

Rev Stephen Burrow (Tel. 01327 344436)

 

Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul – Services – December 2019

NetherHeyfordChurchServicesDecember2019

Midweek Communions are held weekly on Wednesdays, 9.30am at Heyford and Thursdays, 10am at Flore, all welcome. (Not Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th December)

Prayer During December we shall be praying for people living in Winston Close, Roberts Field and Ridgeway Furlong in Heyford, Nether Lane and Thornton Close in Flore, The Green in Church Stowe and The Old Rectory, Rose Cottage and Western Cottage in Brockhall.

Rev Stephen Burrow (Tel. 01327 344436)

 

Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul – Services – November 2019

NetherHeyfordChurchServicesNov2019

Midweek Communions are held weekly on Wednesdays, 9.30am at Heyford and Thursdays, 10am at Flore – all welcome. (No service at Heyford on 23rd October).

During November we shall be praying for people living in Church Street and Manor Walk in Heyford, Kings Lane and The Orchard in Flore, Main Street in Upper Stowe and the Apartments in Brockhall Hall

Rev Stephen Burrow (Tel. 01327 344436)

 

Events: Neighbourhood Watch Roadshow – Friday 11th October 2pm to 4pm

Nether Heyford Neighbourhood Watch Roadshow

Friday 11th October – The Green – Nether Heyford – 2pm to 4pm

A national Rural Crime Week of Action has been organised by police forces across the country this week, between Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th October 2019.
Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch are taking to the towns and villages with a roadshow “Week of Rural & Wildlife Action”

> Come and hear more about Neighbourhood Watch
> Sign up to Neighbourhood Watch and help group the numbers for Nether & Upper Heyford.
> Volunteer co-ordinators are also required for the village local scheme, so a perfect opportunity to find out what would be involved and register.
> Providing crime prevention advice;
> Subscribing new members to the Police Alert message system
> A chance to meet the village PCSO Matt Taylor, who will be in attendance at the roadshow

Links:

Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Watch:
www.northantsnhw.co.uk
www.northantsnhw.co.uk/LatestAlerts

Northamptonshire Police – Rural crime – website:
www.northants.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rc/rural-crime/

Sign up to email notifications here Neighbourhood Alert:
www.northants.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/as/northants/neighbourhood-alert/

The National Rural Crime Network website:
www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/news/weekofaction2019/