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Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 - Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   -   6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

A good spring clean of our store cupboard prompted us to replace the well-used table cloths and cards. We are very fortunate to have a member with expert sewing skills, and we thank Julia Furlonger who made 18 smart new cloths.

Classes continue throughout the summer. Tuesday 6th June is the last morning seminar until we recommence in September; it will be a revision session on slam bidding topics covered in the last few months. On 20th.June, there will be an evening class on bidding strong hands.

Many of our members take part in county run events. The final of the Priday Cup was held at the end of April; well done to Allan and Hilary Kirkland who finished in third place. Toni Smith and Anthony Pettengell were among the highest placed pairs in the final of the Journal Cup and so may represent the county in the national final of the Corwen Cup. Pairs Ray Furlonger and Phil Dale have been managing the new 4th County Team which has been set up to provide more opportunities to experience a higher level of play; June Evans and Gerald Garratty played in the match against Derbyshire . Over the summer months a county Teams of Four league is run; we wish our four teams well in this friendly competition.

If you would like to come along to our active club please contact us.

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

Woodborough’s Heritage

For a comprehensive history of Woodborough in both written form and photographs visit:

where you can read over 250 articles and view over 5,500 photographs.

 Many thanks also to all who contributed

Woodborough Methodist Church

June Services

Minister Rev Neil Draper   Tel 9056033

4th June 11.00am - Rev D Monkton
(Flowers - Mr D Kemp)

11th June 4.00pm - Rev N Draper
(Flowers - Mrs D Berry)

Please Note: This will be our closing service



As you may be aware, our chapel will be closing down this month, after many decades of serving the people of this village.
The closing service will be held on Sunday, June 11th - starting at 4.00p.m.
The service will be followed by a Faith Tea (i.e. you are invited to bring along a plateful of food for all to share).
It would be lovely to see members of the village community at this final service - all will be made very welcome.

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