Wymeswold Village Project Fund Community Grant Awards 2017

The Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) again made grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. The grants fund is generated by the profits from the betting races, BBQ and games at the Wymeswold Duck Races in May 2017

Applications from village-based organisations were received by the closing date of 30th September and the Awards Panel was able to distribute grants as follows:

  • Wymeswold Football Club
    Contribution towards football equipment                             £300
  • 1st Wolds Scouts Group
    Contribution towards new windows / doors                         £300
  • Wymeswold Playgroup
    Contribution towards new fridge                                             £150

The Awards Panel felt that all the above projects met the conditions of the award scheme and were pleased to help these village organisations with their respective projects.

Next year’s Duck Races will be held on Sunday 6th May 2018 and as usual village groups are invited to get involved.

There will be an OPEN EVENING on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 7.30pm in THE WINDMILL .

The Duck Race needs your support and we need new volunteers to make this annual celebration a sustainable calendar event for the village. ALL WELCOME.

Further details can be obtained from Wilma O’Leary (Secretary of the Wymeswold Village Project Fund / Duck Races) at wilma.oleary@googlemail.com


Allotments available in Wymeswold!

Fancy having a go at growing your own fruit and veg next year? Wymeswold Parochial Charities has four allotment plots available for 2018: one on the London Lane site and three off the East Road.

The rents are very reasonable (typically between £12 and £22 a year, depending on the size of the plot).

If you are interested please contact Jo Collington (Clerk of the Charities) on jocollington@icloud.com or phone 01509 880538.

Transcript of Lily Brown’s First World War diary

Those of you who have read Discovering the Wolds may well have been intrigued by the selection of entries from a diary kept by Lily Brown between 1916 and 1918.  Thanks to Patricia Baker the whole diary has now been transcribed and is available as a PDF from the WHO’s web site (www.hoap.co.uk/who).  Do try to read this diary before or around Christmas as the description of her family’s celebrations is one of the more detailed accounts.