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10th birthday celebrations

Radley Village Shop opened on 22 May 2007. Ten years on, the shop is thriving and is a key part of the community.

The celebrations kicked off with an invitation to shareholders of Radley Village Shop Association, current volunteers and past volunteers to come for drinks and nibbles in Radley Village Hall after the AGM on 10 May 2017.

Certificates marking ten years of continuous service were presented by Bob Earl, chairman of the shop management committee, to shop manager John Goodenough and those who had been a volunteer continuously since May 2007 in some capacity or other - be it serving in the shop or working behind the scenes. List of recipients

To thank shareholders and current volunteers for their continuing support and loyalty to the shop, the shop has given them a blue foldaway shopping bags printed with 'Radley Village Shop 1997 - 2007'. Current volunteers have also received a £5 gift voucher to spend in the shop as a token of appreciation.

Radley Village Shop 10th anniversary foldaway bag

On the birthday itself, 22 May 2017, the shop was decorated with bunting and all customers were offered a free piece of cake and a hot drink from the shop's popular hot drinks machine. The 10-year milestone was marked by the official opening of:

  • a new outdoor seating area for customers to enjoy an ice cream or hot/cold drink bought from the shop
  • a mini herb garden at the front of the shop, which residents can use freely once the plants have fully grown

The herb garden was donated and planted by Lucy Wood and her father, David Mulholland, who lives in Radley.

The Abingdon Herald came along to record the day's events, with manager John Goodenough and various volunteers featuring in the front page photo for the 24 May edition. Read the Abingdon Herald article

Official opening of the outdoor seating area and community herb garden
Photo: Jon Lewis
Photos from the AGM
 
AGM of Radley Village Shop Association, 10 May 2017 Presentation of continuous service certificates
AGM 2017 Presentation of certificates
Celebrating Radley Village Shop's 10th birthday after the AGM on 10 May 2017 Montage of photos of the shop from 2007 and 2017
Time for a chat and a drink Change between 2007 and 2017

Recipients of 10 year continuous service certificates

  • John Goodenough (shop manager)
  • Cyril Ball
  • Helen Beckett
  • Jay Compson
  • Scilla Dudding
  • Pat Earl
  • Bob Earl
  • Stephen Ewens
  • Pam Grant
  • Jane Hamp
  • Judy Harris
  • Dot Hewlett
  • Joyce Huddleston
  • John Huddleston
  • Malcolm Hurdus
  • Chinta Kallie
  • Sue Kirkland
  • Sandra Kramer
  • Gill Munton
  • Lynda Crowley
  • Julie Ridge
  • Joy Riley
  • Tony Rogerson
  • Heather Rogerson
  • Graham Steinsberg
  • Carol Sutcliffe
  • Judy Tams
  • Martin Wilson
  • Christine Wootton
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