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Wysall Christmas Fair - 27th November 2015
Yet another great success, with many stalls to choose from, the local school children came to sing to us, cakes were on sale along with coffee, tea and mince pies.
The net profit from the fair was £698.30 in addition to this the raffle raised £380.00 for the church roof appeal.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great day.
Wysall Charity Meal - 21st November 2015
A splendid evening was enjoyed by over 70 residents and friends from Wysall on Saturday 21st November. The evening was organised by Debbie & Hugh Smith, Charlotte Brennan, Charlotte James and Helen Coggan.
It was a very pleasant change for many of the parents to find themselves being served dinner and drinks by several children from Wysall, albeit that some have now moved to their own homes elsewhere in Nottingham or even are themselves now married! The main object of the evening was to raise money for the repair of Holy Trinity church roof.
The amazing range of products and services offered by people from the village, together with the excellent effort by auctioneer Tim Avery, resulted in almost £5,000 being raised. A fantastic result that exceeded everyones wildest expectations and just confirmed the enormous generosity of Wysall’s villagers and their friends. Many thanks to everyone who gave their support.
Meet the Alpacas - Sunday 23rd August 2015
Brooklea Farm with Carolyn & Mike Birch, around 40 or more folks came along to meet these inquisitive, friendly animals. The event included afternoon tea and a raffle raising more funds for the church roof - a great day was had by all.
Wysall Fashion show - Wednesday 12th August 2015
A great evening with almost 60 people coming along toWysall Church to join in the fun raising £677 for the church roof funds.
Afternoon tea with champagne - Sunday 12th July 2015
The bunting was hung and the church opened for tea and fizz looking beautiful. The mix of china gave a vintage feel as over 60 people enjoyed a lovely tea of sandwiches and cakes with a glass of bubbles, whilst being wonderful entertained by the David James trio.
Many people commented that it felt like 'The Ritz'. The first prize in the raffle was a voucher for tea for two donated by Perkins restaurant. The event raised £530.00 towards the church roof fund.
Strawberry Fair - Saturday 13th June 2015
Well despite the best efforts of the British Summer weather to foil our efforts, 2015 was another very successful year for the Strawberry Fare. Wysalliens and Friends of Wysall proved themselves to be far more resilient than a few rain showers. In total, this year’s Fare raised a total of £3,280 which is fabulous result.
On behalf of Holy Trinity PCC we want to thank all the stall holders, contributors, people who worked hard on the day and the days leading up to the Fare and, above all everyone who brought their families, friends and wallets for making this year another great success.
We look forward to seeing you again at some of the other great events we have planned during the rest of the year.
Jane & Julia an behalf of Holy Trinity PCC
Wysall Carol Service - Holy Trinity Church - 21st December 2014
A packed congregation enjoyed the service which this year included traditional lessons, contemporary seasonal readings and nativity manger contributions from local children.
The service was followed by mulled wine, mince pies and ’hunt the gold coin’.
Wysall Christmas Fair - Saturday 29th November
On the afternoon of Saturday 6th December, the children of the village came together at the Christmas Party for games and dancing with Nigel’s Night Train Disco in the village hall.
Over 25 children came along to join the fun, which was made even more special by a visit from Santa who brought with him a sack of gifts for everyone.
Whilst the children tucked into party food, Mums and Dads enjoyed mulled wine and home-made mince pies. A big thanks to all involved in organising the party and especially to the Parish Council for funding it.
Regards Sarah Howitt
Thanks to Scott Cogan for taking the pictures
Wysall Christmas Fair - Saturday 29th November
This year’s Christmas Fair started with the children from Willoughby School singing carols and a large crowd enjoyed the event throughout the day.
This year’s raffle raised £645.00 less expenses printing of tickets and purchase of baskets, with a net figure of £591.02 to send to Air Ambulance. A Huge thank you to everyone who pledged items for the hamper, who were all so generous we were able to make up four hampers including two of everything you might need to get you through Christmas, one Port and Stilton and a further hamper of wine, along with a further 16 prizes.
The total amount raised by the Fair was a net figure of £665.07. The Village Hall Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who helped on the day and all who attended the event.
Also a special thanks to Gill Berridge for all her hard work in organising this successful event.
Wysall Harvest Supper - Friday 3rd October 2014
We had fabulous Friday evening the church twinkled with candle light and over 80 people enjoying supper and being entertained by The Normanton on Soar village choir , the evening raised £430 pounds .
A further donation of £137 has been sent to the National memorial arboretum in Staffordshire
(having previously sent £120 following the Thankful village service at the beginning of August) the remaining £300 to be used for the continued up keep of the church.
Wysall Food Fair - Sunday 28th September 2014
Thank you to all those people who attended the Food Fair which made it a great success again. Thank you to all the stall holders and I hope they all had a fruitful day.
There was plenty of delicious food and beer and several stalls actually sold out.
Thank you again. See you again next year, regards, Chris French
Wysall Macaroon Master Class - Monday 1st September 2014
A demonstration on how to make Brandy snaps, Macaroons and Honeycomb, was presented by Keyworth Café and Bistro in Wysall Village Hall.
The night was a sell-out. An enthusiastic audience watched in anticipation as colourings were added and made some wonderful macaroons, many also getting a chance at piping - not as easy as it sounds.
As always with Alex there were lots of questions and answers. Even the younger members of our village who came along got to 'have a go' -
The audience then made honeycomb - if you have never made any then you should! A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Wysall Jazz & Pimms - Sunday 13th July 2014
With locally produced’ live Jazz, cream teas and Pimms, ‘a most wonderful afternoon’ was enjoyed by all. The sun shone, everyone entered into the spirit of it, bringing their picnic hampers, blankets & chairs and most of all the band were first class - entertaining an enthusiastic audience with tunes that everyone knew and loved - a very big thank you to them.
The event was not a specific fund raiser but a ‘social’ occasion to get the village together and have a wonderful time. However the event did have a small surplus of £243.00.
The Village hall Committee is currently bringing all the kitchen utensils up to scratch and making sure there are enough matching plates, bowls etc., when people make a booking for weddings and other events – it is planned to use the funds towards this.
Photographs taken by Gill Berridge
Wysall Community Breakfast - Saturday June 2014
This latest village event got off to a cracking start, serving up 31 full English, 5 child’s full English and 9 continental breakfasts.
The breakfasts will continue on the first Sunday of each month, resuming in September, after a Summer Holiday Break, on Sunday 7th September.
Volunteers and jam/marmalade/honey donations still needed for future months!! Ring Caroline (07989206252) or Vicki (01509 880972) if interested in helping out.
Wysall Strawberry Fair - Saturday 14th June 2014
This year’s fair raised our best total to date at £3003.64 so a ‘humongous’ thank you for everyone's help , support and generosity before, on the day and clearing up afterwards it was greatly appreciated.
Photographs thanks to Angela Hall
Wysall Art Fair - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May 2014
Wysall Watercolour Group enjoyed a gloriously sunny week-end for their second Wysall Art Fair. A steady stream of visitors agreed that the artwork on display was of a high standard, with pictures by 30 outside artists represented alongside paintings from the group.
Sales of cake were particularly brisk and visitors were able to relax outside in the sunshine.
Saturday 15th March 2014 - The Quiz 2014
The Quiz 2014 – with raffle raising £116.00 for Macmillan Nurses
The quiz night was a sell out and it the atmosphere was really buzzing, with an enthusiastic audience testing their skills and knowledge in order to get their name on the ‘David Onions Trophy’. The quiz was won by the Nobles/Roberts team (again). A thoroughly enjoyable evening raising £513.69
This year’s event also included a raffle with all the proceeds going to charity; the choice of charity was that of the person with the winning ticket. This raised £116.00 and the chosen charity was Macmillan nurses.
A special thanks to Quiz Masters Mike & Amanda Ackroyd and all who took part in the quiz.
Pictures to follow!
Wysall Church Carol Service - 22nd December 2013
Holy Trinity – Wysall Carol Service – photos now online
A packed congregation enjoyed the service which this year included traditional lessons, contemporary seasonal readings and nativity pageant contributions from local children. The service was followed by mulled wine, mince pies and ’hunt the gold coin’
Mary Elston Carol Singers - 20th December 2013
‘The Mary Elston Carol Singers’ – Wysall Village Carol Singing – photos now online
The annual carol singing around Wysall was this year named ‘The Mary Elston Carol Singers’ in memory of Mary who sadly passed away in October this year and who had previously organised and participated in this event for several years.
Donations are still coming in, but so far we have in excess of £220.00 which will be donated to Nottingham Kidney Care unit & Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Mary. Thanks to all who kindly donated. For anyone who was out on the evening and who may wish to make a donation, please drop it into Rob or Nigel at Manor Lodge.
Wysall and Thorpe in the Glebe Parish Council sponsored mulled-wine and mince-pies for a short
carol-singing warm-up in Wysall Village Hall before the singing around the village.
Wysall Childrens party - 7th December 2013
Wysall Children’s Christmas Party – photos now online
Around 30 children aging from a few months old to 13 years had a
festive and fun time at the Children's Christmas Party! The Night
Train Disco was again fabulous (thank you Nigel) with lots of games,
snow machine and dancing!
We had a break half way through the
activities for hot dogs, crisps, cakes and ice-cream. More dancing
followed and then Father Christmas arrived with two great big sacks
full of presents for all the children.
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Wysall Christmas Fair - 30th November 2013
This year’s Christmas Fair started with the children from Willoughby School singing carols and a large crowd enjoyed the event throughout the day. The Village Hall Committee would like to thank all the volunteers who helped on the day and all who attended the event. The total amount raised for Village Hall upkeep was £1085.00.
This year’s raffle raised £440.00 which will be donated to the Nottingham Hospitals Kidney Care Appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of Mary Elston.
Recognising Volunteers in Wysall & Thorpe in the Glebe – 2014 Awards
For several years now the Parish Council has recognised local residents who give up their time in volunteering. At the Wysall Christmas Fair, David Roberts, Chairman of the Parish Council announced this year’s Volunteer awards which were: Julia Savage for her work at Holy Trinity Church (pictured below)
- Chris French for her work as a Village Hall Committee member, organising recent successful Food Fairs and catering at numerous village events
- John French for his work around the village including recent bulb-planting around the village with Chris
Wysall Chocolate Evening - 8th November 2013
Tom, the chocolatier from Hannah’s Chocolates in Quorn demonstrated chocolate making, in Wysall Village Hall to an enthusiastic audience of 20 grown-ups, plus some children. Tom gave the chocolate snowman he made during the evening as a raffle prize, so total proceeds were over £100.
Thanks to Pat & David Roberts who organised this yearsChocolate evening. A good time was had by all.
Wysall Childrens Halloween Party - 31st October 2013
Halloween once again proved highly popular in Wysall with trick or treaters enjoying a scary evening of ghostly goings-on. Younger children enjoyed a Halloween party with scary face-painting – kindly organised by Kara.
Thanks to Kara who organised this years Childrens Halloween party. A good time was had by all.
Thanks to Chris French for taking the pictures
An evening of Wine Tasting 19th October 2013
An enthusiastic audience enjoyed the latest wine-tasting evening held in Wysall Village Hall, presented by Jonathan Punt – A selection of Wines - ‘Autumn Oddities’. A good evening was had by all (45) again. Thank you Jonathan for another entertaining evening, tasting 6 wines from a variety of regions. The meal complimented the wines and everyone left happy.
No Photographs available.
Wysall Harvest Festival - October 2013
Wysall Church Harvest Open Weekend - 4th 5th and 6th October 2013
Wysall Church Harvest Open weekend recently celebrated the farming roots & history of the village over the first weekend of October2013 including the church open with refreshments throughout the weekend, a Harvest Songs of Praise and a Skittles Evening with Ploughman's supper in the Barn at the Chestnuts.
All funds generated over the weekend will be used for the upkeep of the church and the continued improvement of the churchyard
Harvest Weekend update from Julia Savage:
The 4th of October arrived with the sunshine which stayed with us all weekend, the church look beautiful and everyone who visited was extremely complimentary about all aspect of the church provoking many memories of the busy farming it was.
Thanks to a small army of helper’s tea and cakes sustained the visitors from the village and further field .Our furthest visitors were from Tasmania, but more close to home San Kettle’s son Richard made the trip from Gloucester to see the church and village where he grew up.
Seth Harris won lunch for two in the Plough for the guess the weight of the pumpkin with the nearest guess by just an ounce, it actually weighed 27lbs 11oz.
At the Saturday night skittles all enjoyed the ploughman’s supper, the bar and the company of good friends, whilst our games master David Roberts guiding the teams through the skittles match with Tim & Avril’s team team wining. Pat Roberts challenged all our village knowledge with a quiz and even though I had provided a couple of questions I couldn’t recall the answers!
The weekend raised just over £550 for the continued care and upkeep of the church and churchyard. This would not have been possible without the help and support of numerous people who generously gave of there time and talents, loaned implements, artefacts and information used in the church displays, the PCC is eternally grateful to everyone involved.
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Wysall Food Fair - Sunday 22nd September 2013
Our 3rd Food fair was an even bigger success than the last 2. We had wall to
wall sunshine, with over 560 visitors and a very happy band (29) of stall
holders. We made in excess of £1300 which will go towards redecorating and
equipping the village hall, as the original part of the Hall is 140 years old.
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A big THANK YOU to all the helpers and all the folk of Wysall who had to
put up with all the cars and traffic.
Also a special thanks to Chris French for all her time and efforts in putting together another very popular and successful Food Fair event in our village.
Thankful Village Run 2013 visits Wysall 1 August 2013
Wysall was one of only four Notts villages which recently took part in a historic charity event to remember the dead of the First World War. The Thankful Villages Run was a nine-day charity motorbike ride to 51 villages where all the men who left to fight in the Great War were lucky enough to return home.
Pictured are Dougie Bancroft, left, and Medwyn Parry on their motorbikes in Wysall, with parish council chairman David Roberts, centre, and Ruddington Royal British Legion president George Fearn, far left, and chairman Kenneth Hicks.
Wysall has no traditional war memorial so Dougie Bancroft and Medwyn Parry – the bikers behind the ride – presented commemorative slate plaques to the village.
The bikers also aim to collect £51,000 in aid of the Royal British Legion on their tour.
Triumph Motorcycles, of Hinckley, Leicestershire, donated two bikes for Dougie and Medwyn to ride during their 2,500-mile journey. Guy Masters, general manager of Triumph UK, said he was proud to be supporting the riders.
He said: ‘The Thankful Villages story is one that not many people are aware of, and hopefully this project will do a great deal to help rectify this. We owe a huge debt of gratitude, not only to those that took part in the First World War, but also to those that have made similar sacrifices in subsequent conflicts.’
Incredibly, 14 of the 51 'Thankful Villages' are 'Double Thankful', where everybody also returned from the Second World War.
The journey began at Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, near Aberystwyth, on July 27, and finished there on Sunday, August 4.
Update from Medwyn Parry - Thankful Villages Run 2013
Well, I just can’t believe that over a month has now passed since the Thankful Villages Run came to an end.
Sadly, we didn’t reach our target figure, but the weather totally defeated us. Nevertheless, we did raise a substantial sum of money for the Royal British Legion, and I am happy to say that donations are still coming in to the fund.
We are very proud to have raised the profile of the Thankful Villages, and would like to ask you to pass on our sincere thanks to everybody in your wonderful community for the fantastic support you gave to the project.
An official unveiling of the slate plaque at 11.00am on the 3rd of August 2014 would unite all of the Thankful Villages as one, and make it a very special event indeed.
I hope I get the chance to visit Wysall once again in the not too distant future and re-live some wonderful memories.
All the very best, Medwyn Parry
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Wysall Strawberry Fair - 15th June 2013
Wysall Village Hall
A huge thank you on behalf of Anne, Charlotte, Louise, Jane & Julia, to everyone who worked so hard to ensure that this year’s Strawberry Fair was a great success. The weather was much kinder this year with only one rain shower to endure during the afternoon.
Our final figure raised is £2515.00, slightly more than last year, which we will use wisely to look after our church and churchyard. We know we would not have been so successful without the help of all the villagers.
Thanks to Angela Hall for taking these excellent pictures of the day
Cookery Demonstration - Wednesday 17th April 2013
Wysall Village Hall
Alex and Cassie who own the Cafe and Bistro in Keyworth put an excellent demonstration in the Village Hall on 17th April, 2013. Alex cooked Trout with leeks and tomatoes and roast potatoes followed by a Chocolate, cointreau and orange tart.
Alex showed how to fillet a trout and then cooked it and turned a delicious meal. Everyone was given a small portion of the meal and was very much enjoyed. He also showed us in detail how to make and cook the pastry case and the filling for the tart, and everyone got a taste of the tart.
All the audience enjoyed the demo and certainly learned some useful tips for use in theit own kitchens. Many thanks to Alex,Cassie and team for a most enjoyable, entertaining and informative evening.
Village Ventures - Saturday 2nd February 2013
Wysall Village Hall
Another succesfull evening of entertainment at the latest 'Village Ventures' event.
Wysall Carol Service - Sunday 23rd December 2012
Christmas Carol service held in Wysall was a hugh sucess this year, the church was
full and the children were excellent
Wysall Childrens party - Sunday 9th December 2012
The Wysall Children's Christmas party 2012 was a fun-filled and happy time, where 20 children from the village came together for games, dancing, food and fun! Nigel from the Night Train Disco was full of energy and kept the children entertained for 2 hours, with a break in the middle for everyone to eat hot dogs and ice creams!
The arrival of Father Christmas with presents for everyone brought more smiles. The party ended with everyone (including adults!) doing the hokey cokey. Next years party is on Saturday 7th December 2013 4-6pm. Make a note in your diary to join in the fun.
If anyone attended the party would like a copy of the images on DVD
please call Sarah
on 07572 105595.
Pictures taken by Scott Cogan
Wysall Christmas Fair - Saturday 24th November 2012
The day started with the children from Costock School singing carols helped by members of the audience.
David Roberts, Chairman of the Parish Council presented this years Volunteer awards to the nominees who were Gill Berridge for her work with the viillage hall committee and a previous Parish Councillor, Gina Bryans for her work with the Luncheon Club and Sam Stephens for his work with the council and for his work with East leake Scouts.
The stalls then continued sell their wares and seemed to do well. There was a large crowd which continued all morning. The soup and bread sold well as usual and again we ran out.
I would like to thank all the Village Hall committee members for their hard work and also all the volunteers who helped on the day. Without their help it would not have been such a success. The total amount made was £904 which will help with much needed maintenance of the hall and the new play equipment.
Looking forward to another sucess story next year. Mary Elston , Chairman of village Hall committee
Pictures taken by Tom Berridge
An evening of Wine Tasting – Saturday 10th November 2012 at 8.30pm
Wines from Eastern Europe – ‘Beyond the Curtain’
The wine tasting was a great success with 59 in attendance. Jonathon Punt produced some good wines for us to taste and Chris French provided us with a splendid 3 course meal. The evening was enjoyed by everyone and we will be awaiting the next one with pleasure
Wysall Childrens Halloween Party - 31st october 2012
Halloween once again proved highly popular in Wysall with trick or treaters enjoying a scary evening of ghostly goings-on. Younger children enjoyed a Halloween party with scary face-painting – kindly organised by Kara
Pictures Taken by: Karen Noble & Rob Lippitt
Macmillan World’s Largest Coffee Morning – 29th September 2012
This year’s coffee morning was a lovely event with lots of villagers popping in for a cake and a coffee in aid of a great cause. We raised a fantastic £179.60 for Macmillan.
Many thanks to everyone who baked, donated raffle prizes, came along, bought tickets and generally supported us. See you there next year - Vicki and Caroline.
Food Fair - Sunday 23rd September 2012
Once again we had a very successful Food Fair and we managed to keep the
rain at bay until 3.00. We had over 20 stall holders with produce ranging
from meat, cheese, spices, herbs ,bison burgers, lamb, goat, chillies,
garlic, pies, nuts, dries fruit, macaroons, sweets preserves, sausage
rolls, and cakes, and more and they were all local producers.
Thank you to
all those villagers who made cakes and the volunteers who helped in the
kitchen who made over £300 on refreshments.
Thanks again to all those people
involved, including the 300+ visitors who came through the gate.
Wysall Strawberry Fair - Staurday 16th June 2012
This is to say a massive massive thank you to everyone who worked so tirelessly in inclement weather to ensure that this year’s Strawberry fare was a great success.
Saturday morning brought with it the worst the weather could give us, despite that everyone persevered in the rain and cold, determined to enjoy themselves.
We even had a visit from the BBC and featured on East Midlands today.
Whilst there are some sums to finalise it looks like we have a profit of £2400 the final figure will be more than this & will be shared as soon as it’s known
The raffle this year obviously made a huge difference contributing almost £1600 to the final sum. Comparing just the fair last year to this without the raffle’s we were only £50 down on last year which is testament to the stoical support of the villages in such dreadful conditions.
I suppose if it’s good enough for the Queen to stand for 4 hours it should not be a problem for any of us!
Will we do it again in June? , maybe it’s time to consider moving the date a little in the hope of some sunshine and fine weather, watch this space!
From Anne, Charlotte, Karen, Jane & Julia.
Wysall Jubilee Celebrations - 4th June 2012
Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations – Wysall Village Hall 4th June 2012
An afternoon of family fun and games, including a keenly contested village tug o’ war, took place to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. The afternoon included a food-fuddle picnic followed by an evening Barn Dance in the Village Hall.
Wysall Art Fair - 18th & 19th May 2012
Wysall Watercolour Group were delighted with the success of Wysall Art Fair. The village hall was bustling with visitors throughout the 2-day exhibition enjoying not only the many and varied pictures on display, but also live music from local musicians ‘Rainman’ and Gary & Doris. The kitchen team worked non-stop to serve homemade soup and cakes, even feeding a group of walkers who were passing by.
With 150 framed pictures on display, works from the group and 20 guest artists offered a range of subjects, media and prices. The wide choice available meant there was something to suit everyone and sales were brisk. Textiles, wood sculptures and glass added to the variety on show and while the card stall did a roaring trade, a framer was on-hand for any framing needs.
WWG want to build on this undoubted success when they hold their next art fair in 2014 – local artists please note!
Wysall Whisky Fest - 25th February 2012
The first ever Wysall Whisky Fest was a great success, 50 people came, the profit made was divided equally between the village hall play ground fund and Rainbow Hospice.
Pictures include the presentation to Mark Hatton of the prize for his team winning the whisky quiz.
Wysall Quiz Night – 4th February 2012
Our new quizmasters David and Charlotte James provided us with an excellent night with interesting questions in all subjects.We had 54 participants who all seemed to enjoy the quiz and the buffet.
Thanks to David and Charlotte for their time and patience to find all the questions and giving up the evening for us. Also thanks to Chris French for buying all the food and to committee members in setting up the all. It is hoped this will be an annual event.
Wysall Carol singing – 19th December 2011
A total of £72.50 at the carol singing in the village, for Macmillan to follow up on the coffee morning held earlier in the year
Wysall Childrens Party – 11th December 2011
An enjoyable time was had by the children of our village at the recent Children’s Christmas Party, which included Disco and party games with the ‘Night Train Disco’
plus a visit from Santa Claus. A big thankyou to Sarah for organising this event.
Wysall Luncheon Club Christmas Meal – 6th December 2011
Members of the Luncheon Club thoroughly enjoyed their christmas lunch in a friendly and festive setting. It was a jolly occasion and the members were entertained by Mr Fred Howarth reading some of his friends poems. Thank you Fred.
The year will end with a christmas tea party on 20th December at 2.30p.m.and I hope will be able to attend. I would like to say thankyou to our little band of volunteers who work so hard throughout the year to keep the club going.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. Mary Elston"
Wine Tasting - 'Down at the Heal' – 3rd December 2011
The wine tasting on Saturday 3rd December was a great success and enjoyed by 44 villagers:
- Jonathon Punt presented 6 very interesting wines from Puglia, known as the heel of Italy. All were received with enthusiasm.
- They were very well matched by an excellent 3 course Italian meal prepared by Chris French.
- A challenging quiz on the Italian theme, set by Nina Punt was won by Chris and John French and friends.
Thanks also to Megan Davies who has volunteered to help the village hall committee as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award.
Mary Elston would like to thank Jonathon, Nina and Chris for putting on another excellent evening.
Wysall Christmas Fayre –26th November 2011
The Christmas Fair was another great success this year with over 130 people coming through the door:
- The children from Costock opened the fair with carols, which as usual were lovely. The many stalls seemed to be very busy and the atmosphere was jovial and festive.
- The coffee and mince pies were much appreciated as was the delicious soup, all made by members of the village hall committee.
- The amount raised this year was approximately £1080 with maybe a little more to come.
Mary Elston would like to say a big thankyou:
To everyone who donated gifts for the hamper and the stalls, without which it would not have been such a success.
- To members of the village hall committee and other parishioners for their help and commitment.
- A special thankyou to Jackie Cameron who collected and made up the beautiful hamper which was the main prize of the raffle. The total hamper contents were worth in excess of £200.
- A special thankyou to Gill Berridge who did most of the work in organising the fair, sorting out the layout of the hall, putting up the notices around the village and collecting names and pictures for the tea towel including the drawing of the church (thankyou to Pat Roberts).
- Finally thankyou to everyone who attended and wish all a very Happy Christmas.
Macmillan Coffee Morning – 01 October 2011
Thank you to all who very kindly baked cakes, donated items for the raffle.
Thank you to Nathan who came and sold an assortment of gloves and very kindly donated all the monies.
Also to Caroline who compiled a sweetie and biscuit quiz and sold them on the day.
To everyone for giving up their time to come and have a coffee and buy cakes. Not forgetting all those who helped on the day, we couldn’t do it without you Thank You. So far we have raised £266.
There are still some quiz sheets left if anyone would like to purchase one from Gill Berridge £1. a go with the chance of winning £10.
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Wysall Harvest festival & Harvest Lunch – 02 October 2011
The Wysall harvest festival service was held last Sunday in Holy Trinity Church. This was followed by a harvest Lunch in the Village Hall.
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Water Tower Bucket Boys ‘sell-out’ success – 16 September 2011
Well what a night this was a complete sell out the hall was bursting at the seams. The 4 guys from Portland Oregon USA entertained us with some toe tapping stuff. Not to be forgotten but definitely to be repeated.
If the hall had been twice the size we would have been dancing too.
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Wysall Food fair - Sunday 25th September 2011
Wysall Food Fair Hailed a Great Success
Sunday’s Wysall Food fair really was an amazing day.
- Over 470 people came through the gate and over £1000 was raised, which will be used to improve Village Hall facilities - Thanks to all the people in the village who helped in the kitchen, stewarding and baking cakes.
- Thanks to all the stall holders who came and sold fantastic food.
- Thanks to all the members of the public who came and bought food.
All in all a great success.
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Wysall Sports Day - Sunday 10th July 2011
Sports day 2011 was yet another fantastic day, not blistering sunshine, we did have one rain stop play, but spirits weren’t dampened in any way.
Thank you to all who turned up and took part. Special thanks to the young adults villagers and friends who helped run the individual stations or acted as leaders.
22 Children turned out and we had four teams.
‘Medals’ were presented to the winning team.
Tug O War, followed and we can see Ken Millar closely inspecting the rope and David poised with the whistle, and it was all systems GO.
Thanks also go to Jane Harris for providing the equipment, without which it wouldn’t happen. Not forgetting David Roberts who oversees us with his whistle and stop watch.
As if this wasn’t enough it was off to the field for a game of rounder’s, lots of shouting, and encouraging for individuals to make it to the next post.
It was back to the Village Hall for a well earned burger and sausage thank you to Mary & Chris only just back from a long haul flight kindly cooking for us.
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Wysall Strawberry Fare - Saturday June 18th 2011
A couple of heavy downpours did not dampen the enthusiasm of villagers, friends & families who attended this year’s Strawberry Fair.
The Fair raised just under £1300, an increase on last year. All money raised will go to the upkeep of the church.
The organisers wish to thank everyone who supported the fair, all who helped set up and work the fair and all who made donations.
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