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Brook Street Road Closure

Don’t forget the planned road closure on Brook Street from Monday 18th January which could be in place for up to 3 weeks. The diversion route is a long way round!  

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WHO News December 2020

Take a look at for some seasonally flavoured articles, and a photograph of The Stockwell that was recently published in the Loughborough Echo. Copies of ‘People and Places of the Wolds’ are still available to purchase at Granville’s in Wymeswold.  

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Noise Next Door postponed

We are sorry to announce that due to the pandemic restrictions our comedy improvisation night with The Noise Next Door at the Memorial Hall has been postponed from  Friday 15th January 2021 until later in the year.  

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Information on Village Defibrillator

East Midlands Ambulance Service Wolds Community First Responders Accessing Your Local AED (Village Defibrillator) In all our villages we have an emergency Defibrillators. They have been paid for by local village community donations and are regularly checked. Why don’t you familiarise yourself to where they are. When a 999 emergency telephone call is made an […]

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Post Office Outreach Service

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People and Places of the Wolds

The WHO’s third book, People and Places of the Wolds, will be published on Tuesday 15th September. Copies will be available to purchase from G.G. Granville’s in Wymeswold and Marcol garage in Burton on the Wolds from 15th. If you would like a copy posting to you then please email – we can accept payment by […]

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WHO News August 2020

A Walk Around Wymeswold, written by Alec Moretti with superb drawings by Susan Jalland, was published as a booklet in 1994.  It’s now available as a digital publication, augmented with colour photographs mostly taken in 1987 and 1993. Visit for a free-to-download PDF and for other news from the Wolds Historical Organisation.     […]

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WHO News July 2020

Latest news from the Wolds Historical Organisation, including photographs of Far Street decked out for King George V’s Silver Jubilee in 1935, and of a 1920s bus that ran between Wymeswold and Nottingham.  Those were the days!

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Message from Wymeswold Parish Council & Wymeswold Memorial Hall Committee

In line with Government guidance, the Wymeswold Memorial Hall Committee and Parish Council have agreed to re- open the play equipment in the village from Wednesday 15th July, however, it must be stressed that it is used in accordance with this notice. PLAY AREA GUIDELINES THE EQUIPMENT IS TO BE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK […]

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Winning Scarecrows and Front Garden

The winning scarecrows are Sophie the Scientist and Oscar the Policeman. Favourite ‘Wymeswold in Bloom’ garden:

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Allotments available in Wymeswold! – December 2017

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 or phone 01509 880538.

Transcript of Lily Brown’s First World War diary – November 2017

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 (  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.

New WHO Book out – September 2017

The new book from the Wolds Historical Organisation, called Discovering the Wolds, is now available.

Copies have been supplied to G G Granville’s in Wymeswold and the petrol station in Burton.  There are also copies available from Joan in Burton (phone 880055) and Bob in Wymeswold ( or 881342.  It costs £9.95.

For more information see the WHO’s web page.


Wymeswold Village Project Fund Community Grants 2017

The Wymeswold Waddle and Duck Races were held on Sunday 14th May and with great weather it was a superb community event for all.

The Duck Race committee raised around £1000 from the betting races, BBQ and games while the various local non-commercial organisations ran their own attractions and retained their profits.

Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) is again making grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. These grants are as a result of the profits realised on the betting races, BBQ and games.

Applications are invited from properly-constituted community and voluntary groups for activities not conducted for profit. Grants should be towards a new initiative or project (rather than general running costs) and there should be an identifiable benefit to people residing in the parish of Wymeswold.

The organisation or project must be based in the Parish of Wymeswold or carry out activities (other than fund-raising) within the Parish.

Further details of the criteria for grant applications and an application form can be obtained from Wilma O’Leary (Secretary of the Wymeswold Village Project Fund / Duck Races) at Details and the application form can also be downloaded below.

Completed application forms should be forwarded to the Secretary (at 1 Marys Close, Wymeswold) by 31st October 2017, including details of the purpose of the grant requested and how such a grant would benefit the members of the organisation or the greater community.

Details of the awards will be posted on the Parish Noticeboard, the Christian Link and on  later in the year.

Duck Race Grants Application Form as document

Duck Race Grants Application Form as PDF