“Battle’s Over” Commemoration
Pictures by Michael Dobbs
See report below in Woodborough Community Association item
Best Kept Village 2018
We attended the NALC meeting on Wednesday 14th and were delighted to receive the winners certificate for Group B and the winners cheque for £125. We offer our congratulations to Radcliffe on Trent who won the Best In Notts this year. As we left the meeting the Woodborough in Bloom team were already discussing what we all might need to do next year to win that Best in Notts award
Tour of Britain Cycle Race Best Dressed Village recognition
Woodborough has been recognised as one of 5 best dressed villages of last month’s Tour of Britain 2018 by Nottinghamshire County Council. There are plans for the 5 villages to be awarded a special Tour of Britain plaque.
Battles Over commemorations- Remembrance Day on 11th November (pictures above)
Many of you joined us to mark 100 years since the end of World War 1 and take part in the National commemoration of ‘Battles Over’. We are grateful to Eileen Freer Kelsey and Jean Powley for their recitals and to the members of the public who placed 24 poppy canes around the Beacon to represent the fallen of Woodborough from both World Wars.
The Last Post, played by Gerald Douglas, was followed by a minute of applause for all those that contributed to the war effort. Finally the Beacon was lit by Brian Harris whilst the Bells of St Swithun’s Church rang out to celebrate Peace and all of those present enjoyed refreshments.
Revival Saturday 1st December
There are still a few tickets available to purchase in advance for this popular event from the shop and the 2 pubs.
Carols Around the Beacon 2nd December
The Choir are returning again this year for this joint event with the Parish Council light switch on. Come and enjoy a mince pie and a glass of Mulled Wine with us as we mark the beginning of the Christmas season and hopefully a visit from the man in red. We will be assembling on the Governors Field from 5pm.
Over 65’s Party
We will be holding our over 65’s Christmas Party as usual in January Saturday eve date TBC. If you would like to attend this event but haven’t been before or haven’t received your invitation please get in touch. With the introduction of GDPR (new laws governing the use of your data) we will need your permission to keep your address on file purely so we can continue to keep our list of Over 65s to invite. We will be sending out our invites as normal but PLEASE make sure you tick the box on the form to let us keep your address on file!
Our regular monthly bingo takes place at the Institute on the third Friday in the month -the next game will be on Friday 21st December at 7.30 pm. As it is our Christmas bingo we will be enjoying sherry and mince pies so come and join the fun.
Monthly committee meetings
The date of the first meeting of the new year has yet to be decided. Listen out for further information as new faces are always welcome as we are a charity and here to support all the residents of Woodborough.
Phone -0115 9654158
Website – www.woodborough.org.uk Facebook – WCA
Click above to see our video report
As usual, November 5th brought the fireworks display to Governors’ Field, Woodborough. The team from Woodborough Community Association once again provided a spectacular display for the appreciative crowds who gathered on Main Street. The little girl standing next to during the filming never stopped squealing with delight for the whole time, and after the final rocket had landed, was heard to shout “Do it again, do it again”. Obviously a very satisfied customer. Keep up the good work WCA!
You can find out more about the display by clicking the picture above.
Woodborough Father and Son Remember Great-Grandfather in Cenotaph Parade
My son Jamie and I were fortunate enough to be selected to be in the People’s Procession as part of Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in London to mark the centenary of the end of The Great War.
We thought residents of the village would be interested to know that we were able to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in remembrance of those from Woodborough who lost their lives in both Wars.
The first photograph shows us with the wreath, which is also in remembrance of our Great Grandfather, Samuel Bentley from Sheffield who served with the East Yorkshire Regiment and sadly lost his life in France in November 1917.
The second photo is Jamie, lining up on The Mall ready for the procession.
This was the first time in history that members of the general public have paraded past the Cenotaph and so I’m pretty sure it’s the first time a wreath has been placed in remembrance to the fallen military of Woodborough, for which my son and I are both immensely proud.