News – Page 8

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 – Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   –   6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

In November the club held two charity events. Our Sim. Pairs competition for Children in Need raised £144; with bridge clubs across the UK raising a total of £49,000. Congratulations to our best performing pair, Lloyd Eagling and Stan Zygadlo, who came 47th out of a field of 1995 pairs.

At the end of the month our annual charity event raised £1100 for Headway Nottingham. A magnificent amount. This year all the money raised went to our chosen charity; in previous years we have also raised money for the club to help us purchase the latest electronic equipment which in turn allows us to organise these large EBU compliant events. Our debts are now paid off and the club is thriving. We had 36 pairs taking part; enjoying a short talk from Rhiana Lakin from Headway, a light lunch and duplicate bridge. Players came from our own club and other EBU affiliated clubs in the county; there were also many who normally just enjoy playing in their own homes.

We thank all those who generously supported us, especially the following local businesses: Co-Operative Society, Epperstone Tea Rooms, and Sonia Mead at The Little Beauty Parlour. The winning pairs were: John and Judith Glass, Phil Ottewell and Barbara Hatfield.

Club members have also successfully competed in events run by County Associations. Stan Zygadlo with his partner Ellen Overton won Nottinghamshire’s Mixed Pairs competition.  Allan and Hilary Kirkland came second in the EBU Midlands Improvers event.

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

Thank you to all our ringers for helping to celebrate the joys of Christmastide. Church bells ringing out are an important part of the season’s activities and traditions and without them it’s not quite the same. I hope we have given as much pleasure to the village as we have had in creating our own special kind of music.

Thank you also to all those who purchased the Guild 2018 Calendar. You helped to raise funds for the maintenance and upkeep of church bells throughout the Diocese. Your contributions are much appreciated.

With January comes New Year Resolutions. Like many others you may have keeping fit and losing weight as an aspiration. Why not try church bell ringing? Bell ringing is a team activity that stimulates the brain and will help to keep you fit, whilst not being over strenuous. When ringing, everyone has their contribution to make to the music of the bells, it’s a team activity.

If you would like to try out ringing, please let me know. We can arrange for you to come along to a practice night and see the bells and ringers in action. This can be followed by three or four personal sessions to teach you the basics. Then you can join the band and begin your journey into the fascinating world of ringing.

If you would like to give it a go, do get in touch with me, Stephen Smith, Tower Captain. Phone me on 0115-965-4426 or 07817-979390 or email me at I look forward to hearing from you.

Woodborough’s Heritage

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 Many thanks also to all who contributed