HARRINGWORTH & SHOTLEY News and what's on


Welcome to the Winter edition of Harringworth News. There is plenty to look forward to, including the Artisan Market, the Christmas Quiz and a series of talks presented by the Fieldwork Group.


WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER – Harringworth Ladies Demonstration of Cake Icing at 7.30pm

THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER – Taster Yoga based Exercise Class 10.00 – 11.00
in the Village Hall

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER – Churchyard Tidy all volunteers welcome from 10.00 – Noon (please bring your gardening tools).

FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER – Fieldwork Talk on Priors Hall, Corby in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER – Remembrance Sunday Service in St John the Baptist Church 10.50am.

SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER – Harringworth Artisan Market in the Church from 11.00 – 16.00 with stalls from local Artisans, our famous Hamper Raffle, Created in Harringworth produce and Christmas Café.

SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER – Candlelit Choral Evensong celebrating the 800th anniversary of our beautiful church with a visiting choir and the address given by the Bishop of Brixworth.

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER –  Peal of Bells  to mark the 800th anniversary of the church.

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER – Christmas Quiz Night with quizmasters Gavin and Jonny from 7.00pm

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER –  Fieldwork Talk about Leicester Cathedral Revealed in the Village Hall at 7.30pm


Congratulations to David Gledhill who was the last 100 CLUB winner for the year.

David Reading has delivered application forms for the next 100 Club and we have had a very enthusiastic take up to date, with a few more numbers to sell to reach our 100!  Please email: harringworthvillage@gmail.com if you are missing your form. Thank you.


On Sunday 26 November at 4.00pm an Evensong by Candlelight to celebrate over 800 years of worship in our beautiful church of St. John the Baptist, Harringworth.  The service with a visiting choir, will be led by Rt. Revd. John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth, the acting Bishop of Peterborough. Family and friends all very welcome.


Harringworth will come together for their Christmas Artisan Market on Saturday 18th November from 11.00am – 4.00pm and everyone is invited. We hope you will spread the word and bring along friends and family.  

This year we have a wonderful selection of artisans selling their creations. These include:

  • Mango and the Moon
  • Little Print Gifts
  • Zoe’s Emporium
  • Totally Ted
  • Studio LP Ceramics
  • Harringworth Wreaths
  • Woodwork by Mark

… and many more.

The ‘Created in Harringworth’ delights include jams, sauces, chutney, beautiful decoupage Christmas decorations, Christmas potted bulbs, home-made cakes and much more…  

… and don’t miss the chance to win one of the famous Harringworth Hampers packed full of luxury goods.  

Our Christmas Café will be serving tea, coffee, cakes, mince pies and light lunches.

We hope to see you there … 

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Do you enjoy a Quiz?  We have a Christmas Quiz night on December 1st in the Village Hall with a licenced bar and snacks.   You can either form a team of 6 or just come along and the quizmasters will organise you into a team.  We hope to see teams from the Benefice! To book in advance – tickets cost £5.00pp – email harringworthvillage@gmail.com

Harringworth Fieldwork Group

The Harringworth Fieldwork Group is pleased to announce its 2023/24 Winter Talks:

Friday, 10th November, 2023 at 19:30, Harringworth Village Hall – PRIORS HALL, CORBY.
On our very doorstep, this recent excavation of the Romano-Celtic temple-mausoleum site at Priors Hall, together with a villa, industrial remains and a road, won the prestigious ‘Current Archaeology’s Rescue Project of the Year 2022’.  Paddy Lambert, the Project Officer, on this important, award winning, excavation will give us all the fascinating details.

Friday, 8th December, 2023 at 19:30, Harringworth Village Hall – LEICESTER CATHEDRAL REVEALED. Mathew Morris, Project Officer on the recent excavations at the cathedral, once again returns to update us here in Harringworth. 1,100 burials, an Anglo-Saxon structure, a coin and the remains of a pre-Christian Roman altar stone indicating the site has been used for worship for at least 1,800 years make this another exceptional site within one of the most excavated cities in Britain.

Friday, 19th January, 2024 at  19:30, Harringworth Village Hall – THE HARPOLE TREASURE. Paul Thompson, Project Manager, from London Museum Archaeology will tell us about  early medieval Britain’s most significant female burial.  Located in the parish of Harpole, just outside Northampton, the burial, dating to the 7th Century, is of international significance.  And all recovered just in the nick of time.

Friday, 16th February, 2024 at 19:30 Harringworth Village Hall – DEATH IN THE GARDEN. Over the centuries poisonous plants have been used to remove an unwanted partner or rival, as well as for aphrodisiacs, pest control, the means to foretell the future or to speak with the gods.  Learn about the mysterious mandrake and how a pot of basil helped to conceal a savage murder. Be warned, many of these plants may well be growing in your garden.  Michael Brown in an independent scholar who will intrigue, inform and fascinate with his stories  

For further information and to book the November Talk contact Roy Kedge         

If you have some news to share, please email it through to harringworthv@gmail.com