Village events for June
Friday 12 June from 7pm is the next pub night at the village hall with supper and a chance to play Aunt Sally
Monday 29 June at 8pm is the Annual General Meeting – an opportunity to give us your views and feedback
and don’t forget next years fete is on Saturday May 14th 2016
An Aunt Sally was originally the modelled head of an old woman with a clay pipe in her mouth, or later a ball on a stick.Today, the game of Aunt Sally is still played in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, South Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. The ball is on a short plinth about 10 cm high and is known as a “dolly”. The dolly is placed on a dog-legged metal spike a metre high, and players throw sticks or short battens at the dolly, trying to knock it off without hitting the spike. Successfully hitting the dolly off is known as a “doll”; however if the spike is hit first, then the score does not count and is called an “iron”.