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WOODLANDERS ON THE TV 2

One of the Woodlanders company (Graham Harding) is due to be featured in a  short documentary piece following the BBC’s evening news this week. Not sure of the date, so keep watching. The BBC interviewed Graham  (Woodlanders’ ukulele maestro) and … Continue reading

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WOODLANDERS ON THE TV 1

Not content with featuring Longleat for many years in Animal Park, the BBC are back in Woodlands. Geoff and Sally Davies (Half Acre) are featuring in the current series of Gardener’s World. Apparently Sally is a long-time fan of the … Continue reading

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FIRE AT THE JOCKEY

Saturday morning saw fire crews race to the Jockey to tackle a chimney blaze. Two appliances attended as the chimney in the main bar caught alight, filling the pub with smoke. Fortunately no one was injured and the damage was … Continue reading

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CAR VANDALISED

Last week a car parked at the village hall was vandalised. Someone punctured the petrol tank – presumably to get the fuel. Although it is not certain, it looks like it happened while it was parked at the hall. So … Continue reading

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WOODLANDERS REVIEW

Gill Barnes wrote: A GREAT TRIBUTE TO DAVE COVILL BY THE WOODLANDERS   The Woodlanders Music Hall this year has pulled out all the stops to pay tribute to their late Chairman David Covill. They opened with a  great selection … Continue reading

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH HAS NEW COORDINATOR

Please note that Christine Carpenter has taken over from Pete Coleman as neighbourhood watch coordinator for East Woodlands. Contact Chris on crscarpenter@hotmail.co.uk or phone on 01373 462963 Keep ‘em peeled!

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CREAM TEAS SUCCESS

The annual cream tea extravaganza produced record receipts. Over £1600 will be shared between the village hall and St Katharine’s. The fantastic results were due to a number of factors: 5 Sundays, the church Flower Festival, plus very kind weather. Oh, and … Continue reading

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ST KATHARINE’S – WHAT’S THE STORY? 300 YEARS AND COUNTING

St Katharine’s is celebrating its 300th birthday. It has been serving the community around Woodlands since 1714. To mark this milestone, the parish would like to record more of its history. Colin Alsbury, the vicar, has issued this request: “Once upon … Continue reading

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Hales Castle – a new view

How to take a new look at a familiar landscape. On the web go to https://vimeo.com/98058994 This is a video clip of the earthwork at Hales Castle, East Woodlands – it is described as ‘Frome Henge’. It was taken with a remote controlled … Continue reading

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VALERIE WHEELER – a tribute

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Valerie Wheeler, a long- time resident of East Woodlands and the most enthusiastic supporter of the Village Hall. Valerie and Percy lived for several years at New Church Farm, … Continue reading

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