East Woodhay Society

The local society for the residents of the wonderful area of Woolton Hill and the local hamlets within East Woodhay

Recent Previous Events

Village Wine Quiz – 17th November

We had a wonderful evening with 61 people attending the annual Village Wine Quiz which followed our AGM.

For those who have not been to this popular event, the format of the evening is that there are eight different rounds of wine tasting (four white and four red).  Grouped on tables we had to try and guess the wine from a choice of three, which were convincingly and eloquently described from the front, and then to estimate the price.   Thanks to John Angle for all his work in preparing for this event.

AGM & Charity Cheque Presentation 17th November to The Rosemary Appeal

The committee would like to thank everybody who has contributed money during 2018 to support The Rosemary Appeal.  We raised £750 and as we donate via the Greenham Trust this money is doubled and therefore £1500 is received by The Rosemary Appeal.

As a reminder The Rosemary Appeal is raising money in order to provide essential facilities for the local community, including day therapy, chemotherapy, renal dialysis, IV therapies and a CT scanners.  Below is a photo of Mark Rand presenting the cheque to Dr. Keith Endersby.

Barn Dance 29th September 2018

We had a thoroughly enjoyable Village Barn Dance on 29th September 2018 being led by an experienced bad (The Aldbrickham Band) with an excellent caller, Stuart.

A ploughman’s supper made for a great energy boost to help with dancing in the second half of the evening.

Crafty Craft – 7th May 2018

This was a record breaking year with wonderful weather; please take a look at the youtube video to have a feel for the event and put a note in the calendar for the first Monday in May 2019 to join in next year.

Daffodil Walk – 8th April 2018

Although the weather was not kind we had a great walk to see the wild daffodils on the afternoon of Sunday 8thApril in the area traversed by the footpath between Trade Street and Fullers Lane.

We started at 2pm and after a stroll across the boardwalk and down the lanes we stopped for welcome refreshments; thanks to those who joined us.

Quiz and Curry evening at The Rampant Cat – 20th Jan 2018

A big thanks to all who attended the fun quiz and curry evening on 20th January at the Rampant Cat.  Thanks too to Bill Vince for organising the questions and for the pub in making their excellent curry dishes.  £54 was raised for charity and as this amount will be matched, £108 will be going to The Rosemary Appeal after our next AGM.

Christmas charity walk – 27th Dec 2017

A total of 170 turned out for the 33rd Christmas charity walk on 27th December, despite freezing temperatures and a covering of snow. This event was arranged in conjunction with the local luncheon group, Los Jubilados as well as our neighbouring group, the Highclere Society.  Thanks to Andrew and Lisa Watson, for their hospitality in Hollington Lane, where mince pies, donated by Budgens Wash Common and Charles Mills of Budgens Mortimer, together with mulled mine, were served.

Thank you to everyone who supported this event which raised £600.  This amount is being matched and so £1200 will be going to The Rosemary Appeal.