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The Bookcase – 22nd Birthday Party

Hello all – this is just to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate the re-opening of the shop and our 22nd birthday last Saturday – What a day!
We were so touched by how many people came to join the party and thank you to all of you for your fantastic support and lovely comments.
We have quite a lot to do still to finish the ‘new look’ Bookcase so it is a work in progress – but we are so happy to be open again and sharing the next chapter with you all.
Thank you again for being the best customers a bookseller could wish for!
Very best wishes
Jane Streeter

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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.


If you are a potential bridge player and possibly interested in joining a club, you may have seen the article I wrote in last month’s edition of Woodborough news. I am a new member who joined this year and am thoroughly enjoying membership and learning more about the intricacies of this fascinating game.

Whilst the club enjoys a substantial active membership it is vital to attract new members and to this end the Club is having an Open evening which is being held on Thursday 11 October.

If you are at all interested in either joining or finding out more about the game, then do please come along with or without a partner. You will have the opportunity to either join in the play or observe proceedings and you will all be most welcome.

Entry is of course free, and we will even provide refreshment during the evening.

The village hall is the venue, we aim to start playing at 7pm so if you could arrive at 6.45pm that would be excellent.

Hope to see you on 11 October stick the date in the diary.


Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

Woodborough WI

Our October W.I. meeting will be on Monday 15th October. Our speaker will be Amanda Smith and we will be hearing perhaps some scary stories, as she is a “Halloween Storyteller” – maybe pumpkins will figure!
The October’s committee meeting will be on Tuesday 9th at 10am – at Jenny’s house.
The next walk is on Monday 1st October. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00am with cars.
The Friendship Group will be on Tuesday October 2nd at the Institute, from 2.00pm. I believe there may be a poppy knitting group…….

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

During October we shall be remembering the last three Woodborough men who lost their lives in the Great War, beginning on the 14th with Ernest Orange and continuing on the next two Sundays with Harry Desborough and Fred Severn Foster. We shall be ringing half muffled to mark their centenaries. An act of remembrance will be held at the start of each Sunday morning service, when brief details of their lives will be read out.

We decided to hold these special acts of commemorative ringing over four years ago in August 2014 on the centenary of our declaration of war following Germany’s invasion of neutral Belgium. We have been reminded by the life stories told not only of the terrible consequences for those sent to the front line but also for those longing for the return of their loved ones. We remember especially the dead; but we must not forget all those who took part in the war and returned with physical and mental scars; many not wishing ever to talk about their experiences. There seems to be no record of those who fought and returned to Woodborough. Would anyone like to research their stories?

On the last Sunday in October, the church clock will be adjusted for the end of British Summer Time, when the time goes back an hour. Doubtless there will be many reminders of this extra hour in bed nearer the time. The time change takes place officially at 2 am; but I have no intention of being up to witness the event, so the church clock will be moved forwards (never turn a clock backwards!) by 11 hours late on the Saturday afternoon.

As the light evenings draw in and thoughts change to indoor activities, why not consider learning how to ring our church bells. We do need extra people to maintain the service to the church and to continue the tradition of English change-ringing which accompanies so many of our local and national events.

Our Thursday practice sessions start at 7 pm and end between 8 and 8.30 pm depending on who is attending and how many. These evenings are an excellent opportunity to come and find out what is involved in ringing the bells. Ringing is an attractive indoor exercise which keeps you in good shape, whilst not being particularly strenuous. It is an activity which is shared with others and brings a great sense of achievement as your skills develop.

If you would like to have an introduction to bell ringing at our practice sessions, or maybe another more convenient time, please give me a phone call or send me an email. Why not do it now – the contact details are below.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain
Tel 07817-979390

Mapperley U3A

Why not come along and try one of our “taster” events? There are many group activities for you to enjoy – learn a new skill, take up a new interest, meet new friends and just have a good time!
Our activities include (but are not limited to) photography, wine tasting, walking, philosophy, art history, gardening, international dining, geology, book club, play going, architecture and much more!
To find out more come along to one of our monthly meetings – every 3rd Thursday in the month 10.00am at Mapperley Social Centre on Mapperley Plains or visit our website at HERE .