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1st February 2015

My Duka Supporting World Cancer Day 2015

MY DUKA SUPPORTS WORLD CANCER DAY 2015

 

My Duka Supports World Cancer Day

My Duka Supports World Cancer Day

There can’t be many families untouched by cancer and although there have been great strides made in the fight against cancer, there is still so much more to do in detection, treatment and care. World Cancer Day exists to raise awareness so that the fight can continue, on every level. The message is clear that together we can tackle this on several fronts, from empowering ourselves with information on how to eat and live healthily to looking for early signs, together with fund raising for vital research. In light of this My Duka gift shop will be making a donation from all its sales made in the week of  World Cancer Day which is on the 4th February 2015 to Cancer research.

Please come and support us at the Yew Tree Farm Centre or follow us on our facebook page.

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GET INVOLVED

To read more about World Cancer day or to get involved,  follow this link.

http://www.worldcancerday.org/

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16th January 2015

SALE ON AT BEYOND THE BLUE

January Sale now on at BEYOND THE BLUE 

Beyond the Blue have their big January sale on at the moment. There are many bargains with some items having up to 40% off such as this ladies Lazy Jacks coat. The winter still seems to have some way to go and some unpleasant surprises, so this is the ideal time to buy those vital items to keep you warm from top to toe. With ranges for men, women, children and babies there is something for everyone. Brands include Joules, Weird Fish, Raging Bull and Musto. A warm welcome awaits you!

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1st December 2014

CHRISTMAS HAS ARRIVED AT YEW TREE FARM

We have Christmas covered here at Yew Tree with everything from Christmas trees, wreaths, decorations and festive baking.

 

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CHRISTMAS TREES AND WREATHS

 

We have a large selection of quality freshly cut English Christmas Trees ranging from 4ft to 8ft with varieties including Norway Spruce, Nordmann Fir and Fraser Fir. Alongside the trees we have freshly cut holly branches and to spice up your Christmas why not buy a sprig of Mistletoe! Our holly wreaths are a mixture of plain and variegated holly and have a variety of finishes.

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8th October 2014

Featured Businesses at Yew Tree Farm …

Featured Businesses …

Below are just three of the businesses that currently trade out of our Shopping Village for the full low down simply follow the links from our Home Page.

A 10,000 sq/ft Garden Furniture Showroom …

Featured Businesses The garden Furniture Centre

The first of our featured businesses is The Garden Furniture Centre Specialise in the sale of Teak and rattan Furniture for both inside and outside the home. They have a massive unit at Yew Tree Farm that displays a selection of products from their on line catalogue. Look out for the funky Garden Ornaments and Luxury Gazebo’s.

Many of their items of Reclaimed Teak Furniture are stunning and are considered 20th century antiques.

See their website HERE. Or call them on 01564 793652.

The Cowshed Cafe …

The Cowshed Cafe

The second of our featured businesses …

With a reputation for selling home cooked fresh food of the highest quality The Cowshed has become a very popular place for people to meet, eat and greet. From full courses to light snacks like all butter scones with jam and cream they cater for all occasions.

There award winning coffee has to be tried and they have recently been licensed to sell alcoholic beverages and have invested in a lovely local selection here.

It’s service with a smile in very relaxed environment.

See their menu HERE. Or call to arrange a booking on 01564792979.

Le Grenier …

Le Grenier French Antiques

Specialist suppliers of Antique French Furniture.

Joyce Ellis has many years experience in the restoration of painted furniture – in particular pen work.

A passion for fine wood and a strong connection with the south of France provide the essential elements of the business that specialises in fine and country items of furniture.

See their website HERE. Or call them on 01564 795401 / 07712 126048.

Stay tuned for next months featured businesses …

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6th May 2014

The Saxon Sanctuary

Saxon Sanctuary Sign

St Peter’s Church – a Saxon Sanctuary …

As Warwickshire’s oldest church the site of St Peter’s Church dates back to between 723 and 736 when the King of Mercia, Aethelbald gave Aethelric of the Hwicce 2000 acres of land for a monastic settlement of Benedictine Monks at what was then called ‘Wudu Tun.’

By the mid-9th Century there was a stone minster church on the site surrounded by a thriving monastic community.

This stone minster – or Saxon Sanctuary – held sway for around 200 years.

St Peters Church at Wootton Wawen

The Saxon demise …

By the early Norman period this Saxon Monastery was gone and the church was dedicated to St Peter.

The Chancel of St Peter’s was built in the 1130’s to act as a chapel and then in 1443 Henry VI confiscated the priory at Wootton and transferred it to King’s College, Cambridge. The college’s various influences are responsible for the church we see on the site today.

The Altar in the Sanctuary

St Peter’s Church – a Saxon Sanctuary …

Chained Library:

This located along one side of the South Aisle to the Chancel and contains a number of ancient texts from the 16th and 17th Centuries including a ‘Breeches Bible’ and a ‘Black Letter Bible’ in Gothic script.

The West Wall:

This contains a late Saxon or early Norman door flanked by 18th Century fluted wooden columns.

On either side of the window above the door are projecting carved heads that depict Edward III and Queen Phillipa.

North East Wall:

Here you find the altar tomb of Francis Smith, (d. 1605). This takes up the entire wall and is topped with a carving of the deceased in a reclining position.

These are just a few of the wonderful historic highlights contained within this ancient building – we strongly suggest paying it a visit yourself to take in its full historic splendour.

To see the full low-down visit the Church Website.

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