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Lambley Historical Society

We’ll be starting 2019 on January 28th with our A.G.M. and Social Evening.

For more information contact Kay on 0115 9313646 or John on 0115 9313066 or visit our website

Free Collection of Large Household Items in Gedling

The Council is offering a free collection of large household items to all residents, subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis. Residents can choose weekday collections up until the scheme ends in February.

To take advantage of this limited offer, residents need to visit and enter their address and details of the items to be collected. The system will then tell them when the next free collection is available.

This scheme is part of the council’s annual bulky waste amnesty. The aim of the free service is to reduce fly tipping and to allow residents the opportunity to get rid of unwanted large items which would normally be chargeable. Collection dates are limited and residents must book in advance on a first come, first served basis and any collection is subject to availability.

To book a collection visit or call Customer Services on 0115 901 3901.

Woodborough’s Heritage

St Swithun’s Church Windows

Church stained glass windows are often a source for admiration. Those in St Swithun’s Church Woodborough are no exception, but how often do we look up and study the artistic craft that went into creating them many decades or even centuries ago?

Most windows tell a story; here in Woodborough we are lucky to have the stories behind all nine windows. These stories were first published in various editions of the Woodborough Newsletters many years ago and without being attributed to anyone. It is thought that the late Jane Turner may be the author/researcher. If anyone can confirm this, or otherwise, please contact us via our website. These articles, now illustrated with photographs by John Hoyland, have been republished in full on Woodborough’s Heritage website.

However, to encourage you the reader to take a look at all the windows in the church, we provide here a photograph of window 5 together with a very brief account of the scenes depicted. Window 5 is on the north side of the chancel; in fact it is the first window on the left behind the choir stalls.

This window is one on its own, for it was made from drawings by the well-known artist Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), while the other windows were designed by Mr C.E. Kempe (1837-1907).

The Burne-Jones window is divided into three parts with images of King David (left), St. Dorothea (centre) and St. John the Apostle (right). The colours are beautiful and the dedication, which is in Latin, is translation below:

His widow and daughter gave this in 1909 to the greater
glory of God and in pious memory of Roby Thorpe.

The full stories behind all 9 windows can be found at

Woodborough Local History Group

Our January meeting is on Thursday 17th January, starting at 7.30pm in the Institute on Roe Hill. Our speaker is David Coleman and his talk is entitled “The Pitman”.
Our meetings are open to anyone who would like to enjoy an entertaining talk from an ex-miner!
There is a small entrance charge and there will be refreshments after the talk.

Woodborough Wood’s C. of E. (Aided) School and St Swithun’s Church Partnership

Applying for a place at Wood’s Foundation School

If you have a child who was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 you should apply for a school place soon. You should receive information from the local authority by 17th November 2018 and you will be able to apply for a school place until 15th January 2018.

If you have a child who will be starting school next September, or know anyone who has, and would like to visit our school please get in touch. I am always happy to show people around our wonderful school. We look forward to meeting you.

Shaun Hopwell
Woodborough Wood’s C. of E. (Aided) Foundation Primary School