The children of St Mary's School Mortimer will be selling off cakes, biscuits, cookies, Christmas cakes, savoury bakes that they have produced for their 'Bake Off Competition'. All proceeds will go towards St Mary's Parent & Friends charity.
Sunday 11th November is a nationwide Day of Commemorative Events marking the Centenary of the end of the First World War. Stratfield Mortimer Parish Council, in conjunction with The Royal British Legion and The Parish of St Mary and St John, Stratfield Mortimer, is taking part in this nationwide tribute as one of the 1000 plus locations.
A new play from Farnham Maltings written especially to tour village halls. Brilliance is, at heart, a love story, combined with eclectic live music (5 musicians). It takes place in 1948 and 1963 and is most to village life. A show that is bound to light a spark, from the inside out. Look out for tickets (£15 ) from 14th October
On the evening of Saturday 3rd November, at the Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire and the Berkshire Branch of the Royal British Legion held a County Concert and Festival of Remembrance to commemorate the Centenary of the World War One Armistice.
After a successful International Scout Camp in Norway in 2015, 1st Burghfield & Sulhamstead Scout Group set their sights on Denmark for summer 2018. A rather epic coach journey found 34 Scouts and Explorers plus 7 leaders at the International Camp known as Houens Odde Spejdercenter on Saturday 4th August. After a somewhat later arrival than anticipated, we set up camp in
MVP were very pleased to have representatives of 26 affiliated organisation come to the Affiliates Networking Fair yesterday, Saturday 10th November 2018. St. John's Hall was packed with displays of what the groups do. Doug Overett, MVP's vice-chairman, explained that the purpose of the morning was help affiliates get the best out of MVP and their membership.
As is to be expected a significantly larger than usual crowd attended the act of remembrance at the War Memorial today, Sunday 11th November 2018. With so much in the news about the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, honouring those who fought and died for our country was in everyone's thoughts.
MVP was formed in 2008/2009 by a group of villagers wanting to fulfil some of the requests expressed by the village in the second Parish Plan – more things going on locally for young families, more things going on locally for the older generation, and better communications, for example. You can see the Parish Plan on the SMPC website with the actions we set off to try and do.
The following pages have been included on this website with the kind permission of Mortimer Local History Group. They are taken from Mortimer Through the Ages which Mortimer Local History published in 1994.