Woodborough in Bloom
Spring has sprung and the clocks have changed (31st March), we now look forward to lighter evenings as our thoughts turn to planning our summer planting.
A successful AGM was held at the Nags Head, attended by 18 supporters of Woodborough in Bloom. Special thanks were given to Paul Reed and Robert Hanson for their organisation and maintenance of the bowser, along with our appreciation and thanks to all the village who help to support us.
WE NEED HELP PLEASE WITH THE BOWSER ROTA. If you have a car with a tow bar and are willing to help with the watering, please contact one of the team or Paul Reed.
Jan, Elizabeth and Jane
Our next W.I. meeting will be on Monday, 15th April. It is our birthday party. The entertainment will by Clive Rudd.
Our celebration starts at the earlier than usual time of 7.00pm.
The Friendship Group will be on Tuesday, April 2nd at 2.00pm in the Institute.
The next walk is on Monday April 1st. Meet at the Village Hall at 10.00am with cars.
We are going to walk along the River Trent – but not the usual direction……
The next committee meeting will be at Yvonne’s home, 10.00am Tuesday 9th April.
Thank You to the Nag’s Head
Calverton Ladies Lifeboat Guild would like to thank everyone at the Nags Head – Clive, staff, quiz master and of course their customers who supported and bought raffle tickets. Their sterling efforts to raise money through their quiz nights for the RNLI Raised £3200!
All funds raised go to keeping our volunteers safe at sea in their efforts to save lives. THANK YOU.
St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers
Last month we welcomed about 18 ringers and several visitors to the District Meeting held on the 9th. We rang a variety of methods between 10am and noon. All those present had several goes and the ringing was much enjoyed. Afterwards some of us went to the Nag’s Head for lunch and socialising. The pub’s staff looked after us very well.
Towards the end of the month, around the time of full moon, we passed the spring equinox followed at the end of March by the start of British Summer Time. The church clock was moved forward an hour late on Saturday night and we all had one less hour in bed!
Lent began on March 6th and continues through this month until Easter Day, which is on April 21st, the same day as HM Queen Elizabeth’s birthday. We shall be ringing until the start of Holy Week after Palm Sunday when traditionally the bells fall silent until Easter Sunday.
The April 13th District Meeting is down the road at Lowdham. It will start at 3pm with a striking contest for the Tom Goodwin Trophy between Sunday service bands from the Bingham District. The winners will take part in the Guild competition for the Crawford Cup, open to all Districts and held in May. After the competition at Lowdham, there will be open ringing for all.
Later this year, a far larger striking contest will be held at Liverpool: The Ringing World National Youth Contest for the Whitechapel Trophy, for bands of ringers who are all under 19. There will be about 20 teams from all over the country taking part.
The Ringing World is the weekly magazine for bell ringers reporting on all aspects of ringing. In a recent edition there was an interview with a leading ringer from South Wales. She was asked what she valued most about ringing.
“Ringing is the perfect activity – physically challenging, mentally stimulating, sociable, with an element of service to the wider community. It is one of the few activities you can take part in, which although it is very definitely a team activity, you don’t have to be a member of a particular team to take part.”
If you are interested in taking part in the enjoyable activity of church bell ringing, please do get in touch. We are still short of enough people in our village to ring all our six bells together. We definitely would welcome new learners and especially previously active ringers currently resting.
We practice on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm and ring for service on Sunday mornings from 9am or 9.30am depending on the time of the service. You will be welcome to come up the tower to see what we do at either ringing time. Please do phone me to make arrangements for your visit, or introduce yourself by email if you prefer.
Stephen Smith, Tower Captain
Woodborough Bridge Club
Established in 1986 – Affiliated to the EBU
Celebrating 30 years of Bridge
Woodborough Village Hall – Thurs 6.45pm for 7.00pm start.
An active club with a balance of experienced players willing to share their knowledge and intermediate and less experienced players keen to improve, you might want to come along and give it a go.
If you are a potential bridge player and possibly interested in joining a club, why not come along and give us a try?
We meet in Woodborough Village Hall on Thursday evenings at 6.45pm.
For more information get in touch or see our website (details below).