We are saying farewell to a dear friend of the WCA and a pillar of the community.
Brian Harris, who was always ready to lend a hand, died of a heart attack in August and we’ve created a tribute page for him.
The WCA had great plans to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day in May 2020, then Covid-19 forced the whole country into lockdown.
When we asked if anyone would be interested in taking part in forming a virtual village choir whilst we were all socially distancing little did we know we’d get over 90 replies. 10 audio tracks, 40 video layers and 10 hours of editing later here is the result – Woodborough’s very own rendition of Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again. A huge thank you to everyone that took part.
Pancake Day Races
We had another excellent day of races on Roe Hill on Shrove Tuesday (Feb 25th). Children from the Woodborough Woods CofE School joined us for a tremendous morning. Prizes, were given to the winners and there was lots of of cheering from the sidelines by parents, villagers and classmates.
Over 65s New Year Party:
We all enjoyed our annual Over 65s New Year Party on January 11th at the village hall.
We had a good laugh, a drink, some delicious food and a quiz – at our annual New Year Party this year. Thanks to all the many volunteers who made this event happen. And thank you as well to everyone who attended and made it a fabulous evening. Let’s do it again next year: You must be over 65 and a Woodborough resident!!
Light Switch-On and Carols – held on Sunday Dec 1 at 5pm at the Governor’s Field
This family event, arranged in conjunction with the Parish Council, was a great success again this year. We were entertained with some lovely carols by our very own Woodborough Community Choir ‘Just Sing’ and the wonderful Children’s Choir of Woodborough Woods School. It was cold but clear and we were pleased that so many of you could join us for mince pies, mulled wine and soft drinks. And of course we were lucky to get a very busy Santa to make a brief appearance.
Bonfire Night 2019
Another evening of explosive entertainment was held at the Governor’s Field on Guy Fawkes Night – Tuesday November 5th. A cash collection was be taken to help pay for the fireworks which was once again a fantastic display. Thanks to our partners for the evening – the Four Bells.
Once again we presented a fantastic night of 60s and 70s music with Revival at the Woodborough Village Hall – £12 for a ticket. Full bar and snacks were available. It was a night of fun music and dancing on Saturday Nov 30th at 8pm. Hope you enjoyed it.
We enjoyed a fabulous fun evening at the Village Hall for a lively and fun film called Fishermen’s Friends (Oct 19th). Stay tuned for our next presentation which will be in the spring of 2020.
Coach Trip to Worcester
Our September 18th coach trip headed to the lovely historic city of Worcester. We were blessed with a fine sunny day. The 40-odd passengers enjoyed the sights of the city including the fine cathedral. If you want to find out more about the trip and see some photos look here.
One of our biggest days of the year was marked by a bit of poor weather but a very good show. The Street Market featured a dog show, village choir, Fire Engine display and more at Governor’s Field on Saturday July 20th. If you have any photos from the event that you want to share, please contact us. Here is some more information on our Street Market page.
Annual General Meeting: Our annual meeting was held on Tuesday March 5th from 7.30pm at the Institute on Roe Lane. We discussed the past year’s events, approved the annual accounts and discussed our future plans.
Poppies in Woodborough: As part of the nation-wide Battles Over event to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, the WCA helped coordinate activities in the village. After a massive effort by villagers, a banner and a series of decorations featuring poppies has been erected at Governor’s Field. Another display is at the Penfold on Main Street. Well done to everyone involved. There was also a special commemoration event on Nov 11th at the Governor’s Field at 7pm with a beacon lighting, church bells and tributes to the fallen. Click here to see more photos from the installation.
Woodborough Commemorates Battles Over: Calling all villagers. We would like to create a wall of poppies woven around the fencing on Governor’s Field, to add to the village’s commemoration of the 100 years since the end of World War One. We are inviting everyone in the village to knit, crochet or sew poppies. They will be used to create banners to stretch around the railings. You are welcome to make your own banner or individual flowers. You can use this pattern from BBC that was used in 2014. Any questions or comments please get in touch with Linda Taylor on 07703326913 or Linda Hancock at 9 Ploughman’s Avenue.
Brian Leafe Tribute: A lovely evening was organised at the Nag’s Head on Saturday May 5th to honour WCA former president Brian Leafe, who passed away last September. A hog roast was held in his honour with his son Tim taking charge of the roasting. His wife Mavis and children Jenny, Nigel and Val also attended as did many of his friends and colleagues from the village and farther afield. A bench was unveiled at the pub by the WCA trustees with a plaque to honour all his hard work and dedication to the community. It will be installed at the cricket ground behind the village hall in due course. Thanks to everyone who helped organise the hog roast and the bench dedication. It was an excellent evening! More photos here!
Facebook: We now have a Facebook page so if you want to keep up-t0-date or comment on any of our events or activities, have a look at our page. It’s free!
Emergency Plan: Here is a link to the rcently updated Woodborough Emergency Plan prepared by the parish council. Please read and if you have any questions there are contact numbers in the document.
WCA Bingo: Join us on the third Friday of every month for our monthly bingo at the Institute.
Village Events: A good web resource is Woodborough Web where you’ll find events and news about the village.
About us: The WCA is a registered charity that works to improve the social life of the people of Woodborough. Anyone who is a resident of the village is a member of the association and you are welcome to join us for our monthly committee meetings.
Meetings: On the first Tuesday of every month, we have a meeting to discuss issues and manage upcoming events. Come and join us if you have a chance at the Institute (on Roe Hill). Everyone is welcome. We start at 7.30pm.
Officers: Linda Taylor (chair) Elizabeth Nicholas (vice chair) Treasurer (vacant) (secretary – vacant post), Roz Holdsworth (recording secretary) Stewart Nicholas (web)