The Wolds Choir

The Wolds Choir is a group of singers from Wymeswold and the surrounding villages of Burton on the Wolds, Hoton, Prestwold, Widmerpool, Wysall and Willoughby. The choir is around 30 strong, and performs two or three concerts per year.

The choir has built up a good reputation in the local area for the quality of its singing. There is no pre-requisite knowledge of music required, apart from a basic understanding of notation and the ability to sing in tune and blend with the Choir. All pieces are taught to the choir at practice nights, which are on Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9pm at the Methodist Church in Wymeswold. Some pre-learning of rehearsal pieces is expected and music files are provided. New members are welcome if they can commit to regular attendance. Fees are £10 per term.

  • A Mass for Peace
  • Other accompanying works

Musical Director: Richard Thomas 01509 881750

For reference, this is a list of pieces that we have sung over the past years.

  • Make We Joy Now – Walton
  • Still, Still, Still – Ledger
  • People Look East – Ferguson
  • There is No Rose – Skempton
  • A Virgin Most Pure – Wood
  • Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance – Wells
  • The Holly and The Ivy – Thomas
  • Come To Bethlehem – Warlock
  • Lo, How a Rose e-er Blooming – Praetorius
  • U, Good Christen Folk – Woodward
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Selection of four part songs from 7 different Operettas
  • Some solo, duet and trio numbers
  • A Partsong by Arthur Sullivan
  • Other songs in the genre

Also performed on Sat 27th April in Willoughby Church

  • Past 3 O’Clock – Wood
  • O Magnum Mysterium – Victoria
  • Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – Rutter
  • Lute Book Lullaby – Ballet
  • Northern Lights – Gjeilo
  • The Saviour’s Work – Thomas
  • Nativity Carol – Rutter
  • Out of your Sleep – Rodney Bennett
  • Myn Lyking – Terry
  • Sure on the Shining Night – Lauridsen
  • Gloria (from Gloria) – Vivaldi
  • He That Shall Endure (from Elijah) – Mendelssohn
  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Faure
  • God So Loved the World (from The Crucifixion) – Stainer
  • And the Glory of the Lord (from The Messiah) – Handel
  • Locus Iste – Bruckner
  • Kyrie (from The Armed Man) – Jenkins
  • How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings Fair (from A German Requiem) – Brahms
  • Three Chorales plus Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • In Paradisum (from Requiem) – Faure
  • Zadok The Priest – Handel

Christmas 2017: Advent Carol Concert performances Wysall Wed 6th December, Wymeswold  Sun 3rd December.

Carol selection with Carols for Choirs page numbers:

 

  • That Glorious Night – A Christmas Cantata by John W Peterson
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (with Willoughby Choir)
  • Rutter – Cradle Song p178
  • Walford Davies – O Little Town p382
  • Pettman – I saw a Maiden p137
  • Rutter – Star Carol p293
  • Vaughan Williams – Gloucestershire Wassail – Green CfC p160
  • Jacques – A Gallery Carol – Green CfC p102
  • Trad Yorkshire Tune – While Shepherds Watched
  • Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind – Score
  • Stopford – Lully, Lulla, Lullay – Score
  • Thomas – Angels from the Realms of Glory – Score
  • Rutter – Gaelic Blessing
  • Dingle – The Ash Grove
  • Rutter – Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind
  • Foster – Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
  • Sullivan – The Long Day Closes

We prepared a lighter programme and sang a Concert in May 2015 to a full  Willoughby Chuch with the Willoughby Choir.

  • Dream a Little Dream -Schwandt/Andre
  • Autumn Leaves – Arr Simmonds
  • Anything Goes – Porter
  • I Dream of Jeannie – Foster
  • I Say a Little Prayer – David / Bacharach
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Trad.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber Selection

Our Annual Christmas Concert was in the Chapel this year.

  • People Look East – Ferguson
  • King Jesus Hath a Garden – Wood
  • Christmas Night – Rutter
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Bogoroditsye Dyevo Part
  • Bethlehem Down – Warlock
  • Snow in the Street – Vaughn Williams
  • God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
  • A Tender Shoot – Goldschmidt
  • In Dulci Jubilo – de Pearsall

We sung two performances of Stainer’s Crucifixion along with the Willoughby Choir, along with the Cantique de Jean Racine and a piece from The Armed Man.

  • Stainer – The Crucifixion
  • Faure – Cantique doe Jean Racine
  • Jackson – The Armed Man – Praise the Lord

We shared the platform with Charnwood Concert Band on Saturday 7th December, 7pm to perform our Annual Christmas Concert.

  • The Linden Tree Carol – Jacques
  • Child in the Manger – Rutter
  • All My Hear This Night Rejoices – Ebeling
  • Coventry Carol – Shaw
  • Shepherds’ Farewell – Berlioz
  • Gaudete – Trad
  • Sleep, Holy Babe – Dykes
  • Candlelight Carol – Rutter
  • Here we come a-Wassailing – Rutter

We shared a platform with The Willoughby Choir for two concerts on 22nd and 24th March 2013. Also included were

  • Love Divine – Howard Goodall
  • With Drooping Wings – Purcell
  • Sally Gardens – Trad. arr. Gerlitz
  • The Crown of Roses – Tchaikovsky
  • The Long Day Closes – Sullivan

We shared the platform with Charnwood Concert Band on Saturday 15th December, 7:30pm to perform our Annual Christmas Concert, including the  following pieces:

  • Make We Joy Now – Walton
  • In The Bleak Mid-Winter – Darke
  • The First Nowell
  • A Virgin Most Pure – Wood
  • Shepherds Pipe Carol – Rutter (p86)
  • Torches! – Joubert
  • Zither Carol – Sargent
  • Silent Night
  • Nativity Carol – Rutter
  • There is a Flower – Rutter p333

Carol Service Dates were: Sun 16th Dec 6pm (Prestwold), Thursday 20th Dec 7pm (Wymeswold)

We shared a platform with Charnwood Concert Band on Friday 27th April to perform a Concert to raise money for an African School, and sang a selection of the following:

  • Novello Choral Anthology
  • Rogers and Hammerstein on Broadway
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert
  • Other songs in our repertoire

We also supported a Concert for Save The Children in Rempstone on Saturday 19th May with a selection from the above.

  • The Ash Grove – Trad arr. Dingle
  • Autumn Leaves – Mercer / Kosma
  • Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  • Nowhere Man – Lennon & McCartney arr. Thomas
  • You are the New Day – Peter Knight
  • Seasons of Love – from “Rent” by Jonathan Larson
  • Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo – with the Choir and Class 3 of Wymeswold C of E Primary School
  • Now is the Month of Maying – Morley
  • The Ash Grove – Trad arr. Dingle
  • Sally Gardens – Trad arr. Gerlitz – new
  • Love walked Right In – Gershwin – new
  • Afton Water – Trad. Arr Willcocks
  • The Lass with the Delicate Air – Trad. Arr Dingle – new

We performed the following programme with the Willoughby Choir and the Pierrepont Singers on Tue 7th and Wed 8th April 2009.

  • Cantique de Jean Racine – Fauré
  • All in the April Evening – Roberton
  • Ave Verum – Mozart
  • The Lark in the Clear Air – Cashmore
  • Gaelic Blessing – Rutter
  • (Laudate Dominum – Mozart)
  • The Long Day Closes – Sullivan
  • God so loved the world – Stainer
  • (Blessed be the God and Father – Wesley)
  • Requiem – Fauré

 

Musical Director: Richard Thomas 01509 881750

Village Project Fund News

Wymeswold Village Project Fund – Community Grants

The Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) is making grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. These grants are as a result of the Wymeswold Village Duck Race and the profits realised on the betting races, BBQ and games. It is recognised that local organisations are also given […]

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Duck Race and Waddle – Order of Events and Useful Information

 

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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 […]

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Running Club

Wymeswold Running Club (WRC) meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm, at the bottom of The Stockwell.

Everyone is welcome to join us, fast or slow, we generally have two running groups each evening. Club members are happy to help new starters and experienced runners to get the most for their running. Our members have experience of running a range of distances up to marathons (and a few ultra-marathons).

WRC’s annual WADDLE (5-mile Road Race) and 2K Fun Run take place in May every year. Club members take part in the “Duck Suit Challenge” for the Club Trophy – yes, that means racing in a Duck suit to be eligible.

The Club has an annual away trip. We’ve been to Berlin, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Brussels and Munich in the past. If you are interested in coming on our next trip please, contact Chris Taylor. christaylor13@btinternet.com

The Club has two big annual social events, a summer BarBQ and Christmas drinks.

We also have the annual BOB KING ROUND, a jaunt around the local pubs (jogging in between drinks) on the first Tuesday in July. This annual “event” is very popular and a real laugh.

The Club’s members regularly take part in races and a list of some of the more popular ones is below.

Off-road events

Frisby ‘fun’ run – April

Groby ‘fun’ run – April

Woodhouse May Day Challenge – May

Belper Rugby Rover – August

On-road events

Belvoir Half (Hose) – April

Virgin London Marathon – April

Ramathon Half – June

Rothley 10k – June

Summer Solstice 10k (Long Bennington) – June

Road2Recovery (Melton Mowbray) Half – June

Castle Rock (Jagermeister) 10k – August

Newark Half – August

Robin Hood Half – September

Club Members are affiliated runners to England Athletics (EA). The cost is currently £14 per annum, which entitles runners to a £2 discount to most races. A full list of membership benefits can be seen at:
http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics/athlete-registration

A range of Club kit can be bought from 305
http://www.305squash.com/index.php/online-store/clubs/wymeswold-rc

If you have any questions about the Club please contact Chris Taylor at christaylor13@btinternet.com

Link to 2019 Results

Link to Waddle 2018 Results

Link to Waddle 2017 Results

Waddle 2016 Results

Waddle 2015 Results

 

Community Grant Award 2015

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 on 10th May.

Applications from four village-based organisations were received by the closing date of 30th September and the Awards Panel was able to distribute a total of £950 in grants as follows:

  • 1st Wolds Scouts Group
    Door and window repairs at the Scout Hut
£300.00
  • Wymeswold Football Club
    Provision of junior goals
£250.00
  • Wymeswold Guides
    New PE and sport equipment
£200.00
  • Wymeswold Playgroup
    New books for library corner
£200.00

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

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

Community Grant Awards 2016

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 2016.

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 Bellringers
    Contribution towards a simulator to learn bell ringing
£300
  • St Mary’s Parish Church ( Fabric)
    Contribution towards repair of stained glass window
£300
  • 1st Wolds Scouts Group
    Contribution towards new fire doors
£300
  • Wymeswold Playgroup
    Contribution towards new folding tables for the children
£300
  • Wymeswold Little Munchkin Baby Group
    Cost of musical instruments
£50.89

In addition the Awards Panel granted £300 to the Wymeswold Community First Responders for their attendance and service on the day of the Duck Races.

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

Next year’s Duck Races will be held on Sunday 14th May 2017 and as usual village groups are invited to get involved.

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

Cricket Club

Wymeswold Cricket Club meets on the Playing Field on Burton Lane from May to September, on Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 2pm.  The Juniors meet on Sundays at 10am.  For more information contact Nick Shaw, WCC Secretary, email nickshawmail@gmail.com.

Club website: http://wymeswold.play-cricket.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20079712

Wymeswold Cricket Club Fixtures 2019

Wymeswold Cricket Club Junior Fixtures 2019

Cricket Club News

Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 17th August

Shelton spins it for Wymeswold  Young spinner Jack Shelton took a career-best 6 for 6 to steer Wymeswold to an emphatic nine-wicket win at Farndon in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. Skipper Rob Pitman won the toss and chose to bowl first on a drying wicket, which proved to be the correct […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 10th August

Wymeswold’s run halted Wymeswold’s winning run came to an end with a 27-run defeat at near-neighbours Hickling in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. The home side batted first and raced to 197 for 5 in 40 overs with spinner Jack Shelton taking 2 for 30. In reply, skipper Rob Pitman top-scored with […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 3rd August

Four in a row for Wymeswold  Vice Captain Paul Brain hit a half century to help his Wymeswold side to a fourth consecutive win in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League, this time at home to Newark R & M. Brain won the toss and chose to bat first, with opener Dan Barry’s […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 20th July

Scoble wins it for Wymeswold Luke Scoble hit an unbeaten 94 to steer his Wymeswold side to a third consecutive win in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League, this time at home to Farndon. After winning the toss Wold skipper Rob Pitman asked the visitors to bat first in tricky conditions due to […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 13th July

Wymeswold back to winning ways  Skipper Rob Pitman starred with the bat as he steered his Wymeswold side to an emphatic seven-wicket victory at home to Beeston and Toton in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. Pitman won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first in tricky conditions, with Dan Barry […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 6th July

Wymeswold back to winning ways Skipper Rob Pitman starred with the bat as he steered his Wymeswold side to an emphatic seven-wicket victory at home to Beeston and Toton in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. Pitman won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first in tricky conditions, with Dan Barry […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 29th June

Wymeswold well beaten  A half-century from Dan Barry wasn’t enough to prevent Wymeswold from slipping to a seven-wicket defeat at home to promotion chasing West Bridgfordians 2nds in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. Rob Pitman’s side batted first and, apart from Dan Barry’s 60, Luke Scoble made 43 as the Wold ended on […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 22nd June

Wymeswold falter after break Having been rained off for two weeks, Wymeswold were itching to get back into action but missed out at East Bridgford in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. The home side batted first and reached 216 for 6 from 45 overs with Luke Scoble taking 3 for 68 and his […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 25th May

Wymeswold miss out A knock of 68 from skipper Rob Pitman wasn’t enough to stop his Wymeswold side slipping to a five-wicket defeat at home to East Bridgford in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. Pitman won the toss and chose to bat first, but after he was out LBW only Dan Barry […]

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Wymeswold CC Match Reports – Saturday 18th May

Second win for Wymeswold Skipper Rob Pitman and newcomer Dom Warne both hit 74 to help Wymeswold to an emphatic 120-run win at West Bridgfordians 2nds in Division D of the South Notts Cricket League. Pitman’s side batted first, with scores of 45 from Sam Whowell and 28 from Harry Shaw helping them to reach […]

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Village Project Fund/Duck Race Committee

The Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) makes grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. These grants are as a result of the Wymeswold Village Duck Races held in May every year and the profits realised on the betting races, BBQ and games.

Wymeswold Playgroup

Opening times: Weekdays 9:15 – 12:15pm
We also run a lunch club every day from 12:15 – 1:15pm
Where: Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Clay Street, Wymeswold, LE12 6TY. The Playgroup session takes place in the main hall with access to the enclosed outdoor area to allow free flow play.
Fees: Weekdays £13.50 per three hour session
Playgroup Phone: 07599 059061
Playgroup E-mail: Wymeswoldplaygroup@gmail.com
Playgroup Facebook Page: https://www.Facebook.com/pages/Wymeswold-Playgroup/151375444938604
Donation Webpage: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/wymeswoldplaygroup

Wymeswold Playgroup provides pre-school childcare for children aged 2 to school age. Wymeswold Playgroup is a non-profit making charity and aims to provide affordable care to families in Wymeswold and the surrounding villages. The playgroup is fully registered with Ofsted and can therefore offer free sessions to children once they come into their government funding. This comes into effect the term after a child’s third birthday or from the age of two if the child meets the required criteria. There are no administration or join up fees and we also accept employer childcare vouchers.

Wymeswold Playgroup has a long serving and dedicated staff who offer an exceptional level of holistic care to the children and their families. Wymeswold Playgroup follows the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage for pre-school children to help them develop the key skills that they will need to start school.

Wymeswold Playgroup was established over thirty years ago and has always maintained close links with Wymeswold School.  We have a fantastic relationship with the school and enjoy regular visits from the reception class teachers and children. In the Summer term, Playgroup will take those children moving onto Wymeswold School for a morning visit to the reception class. We aim to facilitate the transition from Playgroup onto school making sure that all children are fully prepared and ready for the move.

Wymeswold Playgroup offers a safe, stimulating, happy and caring environment where each individual child can learn through play and socialising; developing their physical, cognitive, language and emotional skills. We are fortunate to have access to both an indoor and outdoor play area allowing free flow play throughout the session.

Parents and carers who would like to find out more about the Playgroup should contact Nichola Hather (Playgroup Leader) on 07599 059061.

Ofsted Report 2015

Wolds Historical Organisation

The Wolds Historical Organisation (WHO) was founded in 1987 to promote interest in the local history of the villages of Wolds area, specifically Wymeswold, Burton on the Wolds, Hoton, Prestwold and Cotes.

The principal activities of the WHO are lectures on the third Tuesday of September, October, November, February, March, April, May and June.  In August there is a trip to a local place of interest while in January there is an annual meal followed by a short AGM.

Meetings now take place in the Jubilee Room of Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Clay Street, Wymeswold, LE12 6TY and start promptly at 7.45 pm.

Non-members are most welcome but will be asked to contribute £3.00. There is a lift to the Jubilee Room if visitors have difficulty with stairs.

The main web site for the WHO is at www.hoap.co.uk/who.

For further information about WHO activities please contact Bob Trubshaw on 01509 881342, email bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk.

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