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Woodborough's annual scarecrow took place again in April. Organised by the Nag's Head pub, this year's event was in aid of Guide Dogs For The Blind and raised a magificent sum of £285 from entries and voters.

The winners were "Guide Dogs" (8,608 votes), "The Grand National" (7,720 votes) and "Hedge Cutting Mishap" (7,223 votes).

Photograph shows Derek and Alison Ewing, creators of the winning entry.

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 Methodist Church

May Services

Minister Rev Neil Draper   Tel 9056033

7th May 11.00am - Mr F Henman  (Flowers - Mrs B Spencer)

14th May 4.00pm - Rev N Draper  (Flowers - Mrs B Spencer)

21st May 11.00am - Mrs R North (Flowers - Chapel Flowers)

28th May 4.00pm - Rev P Worsnop     (Flowers - Mrs J Hill)

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 - Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   -   6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

Congratulations to members Viv Staley/Derek Blow and Lin Lomas/Pat Sulley who were winners of the club heat of the Notts. County Bridge Association’s Priday Cup; they go through to the final to be held at the end of April.

The league matches finished with some disappointments in what were closely contested divisions; nevertheless the season was enjoyed by the many members who played in the teams.  Our May seminar is 10.00am on Tuesday 9th May; the topic is cue bidding.  The evening class on 16th May is on “strong 2 openings”. (See our website for further details).
The AGM for the Notts County Bridge Association is on Wed 10th May, 6.30pm at Nottingham Bridge Club; all are welcome to attend.

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

Gedling Artists return to Lowdham Village Hall as part of Nottinghamshire Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th of May 10.00am - 4.00pm
Free Admission

This May and June again sees Nottinghamshire artists opening their doors to the public in what could be the largest Nottingham Open Studios event yet!

All over the county, and across Nottingham City, there will be village and town art trails where artists will welcome the public to interact with their work.

At Lowdham Village Hall there will be a wide range of work on display with original images in a variety of media as well as hand crafted silver jewellery and fabric.  Sarah Manton will be demonstrating her paper cutting styles and Sarah Sewell her free-machine embroidery skills while colleagues will have more displays of beautiful textile work and ceramics - what's more all of this superb work will be for sale!

Other demonstrators at Lowdham include watercolourist Oliver Lovley whose images were commissioned by The Lace Market Theatre in 2016 and silversmiths, Dawn Feeney and Christine Oakley.

As always, Sarah Breen will be serving her delectable home made cakes and treats with her colleague, talented community artist, Jess Kemp under the guise of Frabjous Events.

More information at the our website: