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Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders

by Derek Webb

After the sell out success that was Ali Baba, the Burton Joyce Players are now in rehearsal for their spring production.

Agatha Crusty is a renowned thriller writer who also happens to have a bit of a flair for solving real crimes. And real crimes do seem to follow her around. Take a place like Chortleby for example. As Harry the caretaker of the village hall says, “Nothing much ever happens in Chortleby”.

But things do start to happen as soon as Agatha arrives on the scene – murder kind of things, and D.I. Twigg is struggling to find the killer as the bodies begin to pile up.

This play is packed full of wit and very funny scenes, but it is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot which will tax the little grey cells of the audience. Watch carefully, the clues are there.

It can be seen at Burton Joyce village hall from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th May. Performances commence at 7.30. Tickets for this Burton Joyce Players production are £8 and will be available from 1st April from:

​Bluebird Café​, Burton Joyce – Rhubarb’s Café​,​ Burton Joyce – The Book Case, Lowdham – Online at

Woodborough Carpet Bowls Club

Looking for some fun and light exercise on a Friday evening? Then look no further!

We meet every Friday (starting at 7.20pm) in Woodborough Village Hall to play carpet bowls. We don’t take it too seriously, so absolute beginners are welcome. Your first visit is free so you can give it a try at on us (if you decide to join, it’s just £5 annual membership plus £2 per attendance).

We currently have members from Woodborough, Arnold and Calverton, but wherever you live, we’d love to see you.

Want to know more? Then give Kate a call on 0115 9652376.

For more information please click HERE.

Woodborough Town Lands Charity

Charity number 241520

This Charity exists to provide financial assistance to residents of Woodborough who find themselves in financial difficulties. If you think that you need financial assistance, or you know somebody who needs help, please make an application to the Trustees.

Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please contact any of the following:

Alan Bates of 1 Ash Grove Woodborough   0115 9653291

Laura Wardle of 119 Main Street Woodborough 0115 9653072

Geoffrey Parkinson of 1a Main Street Woodborough 0115 9654551

Rosemary Wood of 19 Sunningdale Drive Woodborough 0115 965 3103