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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.

Each year the club takes part in three national Simultaneous Pairs events.  In July the club competed in the competition in support of Kidney Research UK and raised £108.  The results are not yet published but our two highest ranked pairs; Lloyd Eagling/Stan Zygadlo and Graham Lee/ Nelville Davis should finish towards the top.  

There are no bridge lessons held in August but if you are interested in coming along at the start of the new season in September do contact the club.  You do not have to be a club member.

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

July was a busy and enjoyable month for ringing. Our regular band of four announced the Sunday morning services. On the 8th we rang for Feast Sports Day and later the same afternoon ringers from several neighbouring churches joined us at our monthly District Meeting. This was followed by tea at the Institute and a short meeting at which our learner Karen was accepted as a member of the Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers in recognition of her progress in ringing.

The first wedding of the year took place on the 15th and we were helped by two Oxton ringers to peal all six bells before and after the service. Meanwhile the village enjoyed the Street Market and other events on Governors’ Field, including the fun dog show, from which the radio microphone managed to “hack” the church sound system, much to the surprise of the congregation.

Our practice sessions are on Thursday evenings from 7.00 to 8.30pm when we are helped by our regular visitors from Oxton to bring on our two learners. We hope to be able to ring five bells on Sundays in the very near future.

Also coming soon is the Nottinghamshire Churches Calendar for 2018, sold in aid of the Guild Bell Fund, which supports the maintenance of bells throughout the Diocese. Look out for the advert.

Please contact me if you are interested in learning to ring as we 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 that suits you.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain.
0115 9654426 or 07817 979390