‘Why not visit Nuffield this weekend?’

In aid of church funds there will be a Flower Festival (theme: God’s rainbow) in its beautiful old church, Open Gardens around the village, a market selling local fresh produce and crafts and, on the Saturday only, a mini-fete. Depending on the weather there will be a dog agility display and a sheepdog demonstration as special attractions. The market stalls will include many of their regular stallholders from the monthly covered market. Refreshments will be available including a barbecue and cream teas on Saturday.

Opening hours: Saturday 5 July 11am-4pm, Sunday 6 July midday-4pm.

Also there’s the Nuffield Place, the National Trust home of William Morris, the car manufacturer and philanthropist.  2014 sees the centenary of the building of Nuffield Place, which was originally called ‘Merrow Mount’. A tapestry to commemorate this has been designed and visitors are invited to add some stitches to it. Other attractions include an object handling room, complete with gramophone, typewriter and dressing up clothes. Lady Nuffield’s car, the Wolseley 8, takes pride of place in the garage.  Guided tours of the garden and its restoration take place most days. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nuffield-place