On Wednesday March 12 the Cowden bellringers rang a quarter peal of Plain Bob Doubles in memory of The Rev. David Horner, who was Rector of Cowden from 1995 to 2005. His funeral had taken place in Cowden on the previous Friday and two of his four children, Lynn and Michael, were still staying in the village and were able to listen to the ringing before driving back to County Durham.
Cowden Horticultural Society will be holding its Spring Show on Saturday April 5 at 2.30pm in the Cowden Memorial Hall.
The Society welcomes members of the public to participate in the show and emphasizes you don't have to be a member of the society to enter the daffodils, flower arrangement and culinary classes. A copy of the Society's show schedule is available to download from the Cowden website and contains full details and entry forms for all the classes in each of the shows.
Contact Andrew Coulter for more details on 01342 850174
The Cowden Conservation Society unveiled a plaque to mark the planting of 3 trees for the Diamond Jubilee on the Cowden recreation ground.
The trees are a Sandringham Jubilee Oak, a Crabapple and a Wild Service, all of which are native in the local ancient woodlands.
On Sunday December 8 Cowden Horticultural Society & the Memorial Hall Committee will be holding a Christmas Fayre from 11am-3pm in the Cowden Memorial Hall. To book a stall for £10 or more information call Ginny Crittenden on 01342 850894 or Beat Brigden on 01342 850239
There will be hot snacks, tea & coffee, plants and homemade cakes and a raffle on the day.
On Sat. 16th November, Jim Mageean & Graeme Knights will be at Elsie's, the Queens Arms, Cowden Pound. The evening starts at 8pm.
Jim & Graeme specialise in chorus songs including Sea Shanties, Drinking Songs, Mining Songs and many more, so come & help them raise the rafters.
For more details visit www.folkfax.co.uk
The evening starts at about 8pm and all are welcome. The Queen's Arms pub is situated at the Cowden Pound on the B2026 and can be found using a sat nav with the post code TN8 5NP
On Saturday October 19th Cowden Film Club will be showing Behind the Candelabra (15) (118 mins) Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
The film will be show in Cowden Memorial Hall at 7pm. All are welcome and donations gratefully received.