The Pre-School invite you all to their annual Christmas Bingo.

Friday 25th November at the Village Hall.

Doors open 7:15pm, eyes down at 8:00pm.

For information about pre-school, call: 07879 955 874 or see our web site:

Sunday 30th October  12.30 for 1.00pm

Bradford & Cookbury Village Hall

Vegetarian option available

Supporting Holsworthy & District branch of the RNLI and local charities.

£12 per head, 5-11yrs £6, under 5yrs free

Bookings 01409 281543 or 01837 861829


An alternative to restaurant dining, this supper club delivers delicious Indian food in a friendly setting. You’ll enjoy traditional Bengali food from Kolkata.

Cost £18:00 per person.

To book your place and receive full 3 course menu contact Jayshree on 07398182659 or

The next collection is on Weds 19th October.

Please collect up any unwanted clothes, shoes, soft toys, bags, belts and jewellery, and drop off to the village hall before then, or by 9am on the day.

We can raise funds by selling them on by weight.

We are having fun getting to grips with ‘twinkle, twinkle little star’ hopefully in time for Christmas!

If you feel you would like to be a part of this, then there is just time to get going, or why not think about joining us for 2017?

Just come along and see us, Wednesdays 6.45pm at Bradford (sometimes Thornbury). All are most welcome to the bell-ringing group.

Check with Cathy Pitt 221507 to confirm location and avoid disappointment, should we be unable to meet for some reason.

There will be a De-Fib training evening on October 26th 7 – 9pm at Bradford & Cookbury Village Hall.

This will include basic CPR and using a defibrillator.

Anyone interested phone Mark Smale 01409 281277

Beginners and experienced bowlers welcome at this free event.

Opportunities for league matches or just play for leisure. Bowls provided and full instruction given.

Please wear flat-soled footwear.

Free cream tea provided for all bowlers.

Further information from Geoff Pitt 221507

Dennis Curno of Holemoor, Bradford was recently awarded the Legion d’honneur medal in recognition of his contribution to the liberation of France in the Second World War.

His tank squadron landed in Normandy just a few days after D-Day and fought its way through Normandy, Belguim, Holland and the Reichwald Forest into Germany.

He never forgot this campaign and for a number of years returned to Normandy’s annual D-Day Commemorations.