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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 Bridge Club

Established in 1986 - Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   -   6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

At our AGM in July we were pleased to welcome the EBU Club Liaison Officer Bev Purvis. Bev spoke to us about how the EBU is responding to the many challenges facing the EBU and bridge clubs in general; commenting that Woodborough Bridge Club was unusual as we had bucked the change and were thriving with an increased membership. The EBU now has a completely separate wing, the English Bridge Education and Development (EBED), which is responsible for increasing membership and supporting teaching. A fast track learning programme has been developed to help new players to be sufficiently confident to join in a club duplicate session. Club members do expect to use electronic scoring devices and dealing machines, so the EBU has started awarding grants to help clubs buy the latest technology. For those who enjoy playing on-line the EBU are supporting a new App where you can have a game at any time, and finish when you want to: no one at the table will be offended as your partner and opposition are robots!
Our monthly seminars restart on Tuesday 5thSeptember, 10am at The Institute in Woodborough. Non members are very welcome to join us. No partner required. Contact the club if you are interested in attending.

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

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

St. Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

There was a wedding booked for the 5th August and the band was arranged. Then the church was closed because of loose masonry under the roof; Holiday Club was relocated and our last Thursday practice of July cancelled. The scaffolding went up in the nave and we all hoped the place would be safe in time for the wedding. We visited Lowdham’s practice night on the Thursday 3rd August and enjoyed their company with fingers crossed for the wedding.
The wedding joyfully took place on the Saturday and Andrew, Karen and myself were joined by Kerry, Nick and Kirsty from Calverton to ring before and after the service. We enjoyed ringing with our friends and we hoped the wedding party enjoyed the bells too.
August is the main holiday month so the Guild District monthly meeting became a meal out in Radcliffe-on-Trent and very nice it was too. The following day, Sunday 13th, I had hopes we would have five bells pealing for service; but one of us was not well so it had to be four. However, our second learner, Isabella, was experiencing her first service ring and she did very well indeed.
Holidays extend into September and we have four Oxton ringers able to help the only two Woodborough ringers available for the wedding on Saturday 2nd. However, for the following three Sundays, we are unable to ring for the services. Normality returns Thursday 21st at 7pm with our usual practice night.
Also coming soon is the Nottinghamshire Churches Calendar for 2018, sold in aid of the Guild Bell Fund, and featuring a different church each month, with plenty of space for planning family events. Look out for the advert coming soon or order one now through the email below for early delivery.
Please contact me if you are interested in learning to ring as we really do need more helpers to cover all of our six bells. Initial tuition is given at personal sessions to achieve rapid progress and can be arranged at a time to suit you starting the last week of September.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain.
0115 9654426 or 07817 979390