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Woodborough Local History Group

Our summer “History Group Outing was a great success! We visited St. Mary’s Church in Nottingham and had an excellent guide who made our visit fascinating. Many of us made up our minds to go for one of their candlelight services nearer Christmas.

We finished with a meal at Piccolinos. Thank you to Paul for arranging a really enjoyable summer outing!

Our next History Group meeting is on Thursday, September 19th, when Judith Wright will be telling us the “History of Boots from 1848”.

Were you aware that Boots used to have its own public library? Perhaps you remember going to one?

How about coming along this autumn, starting something new?
Our meetings, are in the Institute, and are open to anyone who enjoys History. Visitors and new members are very welcome to join us.

Our meetings start at 7.30 pm. There is a small admission charge.

Woodborough WI

Following our holiday through August the WI meetings will resume as follows:

The WI Walk will be on Monday, 2nd September and all those taking part should meet in the Village Hall car park, with cars for sharing transport, at 10.00am.

Our Friendship Group will meet on Tuesday, 3rd September at 2.00pm at the Institute Hall.

The next WI Meeting will be held on Monday, 16th September at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Members, New Members and Visitors are welcome to join us at any or all of the above.

The next meeting of the WI Committee will be held at Anne’s house on Tuesday, 10th September at 10.00am.

Finally, thank you to everyone who supported the WI stall at the Woodborough Street Market. We hope you enjoyed our produce which was completely sold out!


Woodborough W.I are hosting an Open Meeting on Monday, October 21st in Woodborough Church at 7.30pm.

Our speaker will be Chris Vasper who did “The  Marathon des Sables 2018”. It was a 250km footrace across the Sahara Desert and he has a fantastic story to tell.

Visitors – male and female – are very welcome to join us for this evening – free of charge – to hear his amazing story. More details next month!

Still Have Some Old Pound Coins?

Some 145 million old-style £1 coins (the round ones) still haven’t been returned to the Royal Mint, more than 18 months after they went out of circulation – here’s how to make them spendable again. 

Shops haven’t accepted the old round £1 coins since October 2017, but there are still millions out there which could be lurking in piggybanks or down the back of sofas. The Royal Mint says 24 million of the old coins have been returned over the past year, but as of the end of July 2019, 145 million are still out there.

I’ve got an old £1 coin – what should I do? 

If you have an old £1 coin, you should still be able to deposit it in your bank account. It’s technically up to individual banks whether they still accept old £1 coins. But all of the major banks – including Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Clydesdale Bank, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, Nationwide, NatWest, RBS, Santander and Yorkshire Bank – told us they will let customers deposit the coins into their bank accounts.

The Post Office has also says that it allows customers who bank with any of the following to deposit the old pound coins into their accounts at Post Office branches:

  • Allied Irish Bank (GB)
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Barclays
  • CAF
  • Cahoot
  • Cashplus
  • Clydesdale Bank
  • Co-op Bank
  • Danske Bank
  • First Direct
  • First Trust Bank
  • Halifax
  • Handelsbanken
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Metro Bank
  • Nationwide
  • NatWest
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Santander
  • Smile
  • Think Money
  • TSB
  • Ulster Bank
  • Virgin Money

It’s worth noting that coins are NOT like old bank notes, which can be returned to the Bank of England for their face value for an unlimited period of time after they go out of circulation.

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What you need to know

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How you can protect yourself:

Never share your personal or financial information with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s in response to an offer of “free money” or a “free grant”.
Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) staff will never approach you in the street or ask for your personal/financial details over social media.
If you have concerns about your benefits, you should visit
If you suspect your identity may have been stolen, you can check your credit rating quickly and easily online. You should do this every few months anyway, using a reputable service provider and following up on any unexpected or suspicious results.

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Is this yours?

This aluminium crutch was left in Woodborough Village Hall some time in March – and it’s is still there! Perhaps the user made a miraculous recovery whilst in the hall and didn’t need it any more?

If you’re the owner, you now know where you left it!