Upcoming Events



What wonderful weather we have had for croquet! The club is doing very well in the various leagues we enter. In the SCF, Northern Division, Golf Croquet Handicap League we have won 5 out of 6 the matches and may well win. Subject to confirmation we have won SCF B Level Advanced Association Croquet League by the cunning ploy of luring the Oxford Uni team to play at Blewbury where they were baffled by our fast, flat lawns!

Two open association croquet tournaments have been held, the Blewbury & Phyllis Court tournament, won by Blewbury’s Andy Robertson and the Blewbury & Harwell tournament won by Noel Harris of Eynsham. Blewbury also won against the Watford touring team in the usual Association friendly match. The Golf croquet players also play several friendly matches against other clubs.

Coming up in the near future we have the AC Autumn Doubles on 10 September, the invitation Founder’s Cup match on 17 September and the AGM on 25 September to round off the main playing season.

For details of the club, and our club events, please see our website www.blewburycroquetclub.org.uk. Or contact June Wolff 01235 851567, june@wolff.co.uk

Blewbury Film

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay play a long-time married couple in Andrew Haigh’s assured and compassionately shaded drama, “45 Years”.

The film, depicting retirees very much in love but questioning their relationship in the run-up to their 45th wedding anniversary, ventures into fresh ground in an assured and mature way. This brilliant character study of lives thrown off-kilter by an expanding surprise looks at whether secrets can really be survived and which is better, the knowing, or the not knowing. Haigh’s film keeps these questions alive until literally its last shot, and leaves them to jangle their way through you for days afterwards – superb. The film’s delicate pacing, brilliantly modulated characters coupled with superlative performances from both Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay have produced much acclaim and excellent critical review. It is a British “indie” film made up of small moments which provides huge rewards and produces a truly an unmissable performance.

Telegraph – “Charlotte Rampling has never been better” – ««««« –

45 Years (15)

Directed  by Andrew Haigh

Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

Please keep emailing us on BlewTube@Gmail.com to get more details, to let us know what you thought of our last show and with your film suggestions for future events.

Location: The Melland Room Date: Wednesday, 5th October Doors Open: 7:30pm
Price: £5 / head Tickets available at the Post Office from 26th August

Please note: Tickets will only be available on the door if any remain unsold at the Post Office – on the door sales cannot be guaranteed.  Please make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  No ticket refunds.

Licensed Bar and Ice Creams available (No BYO please)

So, if you are you interested in a local, fun, social film night, come along, try it out and give us your ideas. Like us on Facebook or email us and we’ll add you to our Mailing List and keep you informed of future events.

In association with the Blewbury Players. Profits to the Village Hall refurb.

Contact Paul Sanders or Peter Willison for more information and / or with your ideas: BlewTube@Gmail.com

Style Acre Tea Room Summer Fete

Sunday 14th August – 10:30am to 2:30pm

Join Style Acre for an afternoon of games, activities, raffles, BBQ and much more at our Tea Room at Savages, Blewbury! All money raised will go towards updating our Tea Room! Come down and enjoy the day! If you would like a stand at the event please contact Chris at cburrows@styleacre.org.uk or call 01491 827593,


VPA Events for 2016

The VPA is organising a series of garden visits and other events during 2016. Full details of costs for the outings will be issued in the Blewbury Bulletin and on the Upton News Website prior to the event and you will need to register four weeks before the event.

If you are interested in visiting any of these gardens listed below, registration will be available at the Blewbury Post Office or contact:   Margaret Maytham on 01235 850126 or Eileen Bracken on 01235 510095 You can also contact us on our e-mail address:   vpa.in.bl.up@gmail.com     We will advise transport arrangements when we have numbers.

SATURDAY 16th APRIL (day visit)
BATSFORD ARBORETUM, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos.
Is home to a unique collection of some of the world’s most beautiful and rare trees, shrubs and bamboos.

SATURDAY 4th JUNE (day visit to two gardens)
HIDCOTE MANOR GARDEN, Chipping Campden, Glos. (Morning visit)
Is one of England’s great Arts and Crafts gardens. Created by Major Lawrence Johnston with outstanding herbaceous borders
KIFTSGATE COURT GARDEN, Chipping Campden, Glos. (Afternoon visit)
Three generations of women gardeners have designed, planted and sustained this garden, with spectacular views of Malvern Hills
SUNDAY 4th SEPTEMBER (day visit)

LOSELEY PARK, near Guildford, Surrey
The garden is part of the grounds of Loseley Park and Includes a walled garden largely based on a design by Gertrude Jekyll


SUN. 23rd OCT PLANT SALE AT THE RED LION PUB, BLEWBURY 1.00pm – 3.00pm with Sustainable Blewbury’s Apple Day
WED. 2nd NOV ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – The Vale Room 7.00pm