Woods Bowls Club Review of 2021

Review of 2021 Bowling Season at Woods

In Woods' review of 2021 Bowls' Big Weekend delivered

In their review of 2021, Woods Bowls Club recorded competitive success and growth in membership numbers!

Woods started playing competitive games against other clubs again in early May.  Then the focus was on their annual open day, which this year was timed to coincide with Bowls England’s ‘Bowls Big Weekend’.  The club even managed to feature on BBC Essex’s ‘The Quest’ on Sunday 23rd May by being the final destination; Barry & Liana made it in time to win their challenge!

Following this, the open day was a MASSIVE success with 50 people trying bowls out (they nearly ran out of Tea, cake and Bowls!) Around 30 people have now joined the club.

Competitive Update

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Will you be able to enjoy outdoor bowls this year?

Woods Bowls Club Badge

The chance of enjoying outdoor bowls again is, of course, in the hands of COVID-19 and government plans to restrict the virus. Woods Bowls Club, however, has cautiously put some dates forward in anticipation. The club is small but very friendly lawn bowls club that is open to all ages and abilities. The club consists of a mixture of male and female members with ages ranging from ‘Thirty-somethings’ to sprightly Nonagenarians! You are never too young or too old to play Lawn Bowls.

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Day 35 of Lockdown – the Ukulele edition

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in Lockdown

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in LockdownDay 35 of Lockdown

No news over the weekend and precious little on day 35 but here it comes after an explainer; why is this the Ukulele edition?

Perhaps you, like me (webmaster), has had enough spare time to explore parts of the internet I had not seen before.   On one of my explorations, I came across the magnificently named Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.  I’ve embedded below a couple of their recent COVID-19 videos, if you explore their YouTube Channel you will find them as comically adept as they are musically.  If you found anything online others might be interested to hear about, share it in comments on Facebook.

Now to the pieces of news about the upcoming PC meeting and maintaining fitness during the lockdown. Continue reading “Day 35 of Lockdown – the Ukulele edition”

Sports, Heritage & Apples

Sports, Heritage & Apples

Sports, Heritage & Apples are the subject of recent leisure-time news from Colchester Borough Council:

Summer Sports FestivalSummer Sports Festival at Highwoods

Taking place on Sunday 30th August at Leisure World, there is an opportunity for all the family to join in with a range of FREE sports activities including:

  • Football – with Colchester United Football in the Community,
  • Parkour – with Team Traceur,
  • Volleyball – with Volleyball England,
  • Netball – with KATS Netball Club, and
  • Tennis – free hire of tennis courts at Leisure World Highwoods.

Read more at http://www.colchesterleisureworld.co.uk/sportsfestival.

Heritage

Heritage Open DaysHeritage Open Days

This year’s Heritage Open Days takes place across the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2015.  You can discover Colchester’s heritage in a weekend of FREE activities and entry to more than 20 historic properties:

  • firstsite,
  • Roman Circus,
  • St. Helen’s Chapel,
  • St. Peter’s Church,
  • Quaker Meeting House (St. Mary’s House),
  • Mersea Barrow,
  • Roman Theatre,
  • Castle Museum,
  • Town Hall,
  • Sparlings Solicitors,
  • Audley Chapel,
  • St Martin’s Church,
  • St John’s Abbey Gatehouse,
  • Trinity Street,
  • Bourne Mill,
  • Super Home,
  • St. James the less & St. Helen’s Church,
  • Holy Trinity Church,
  • Peake’s House,
  • Colchester Cemetery,
  • War Memorial,
  • St. Mary at the Walls Church (Arts Centre), and
  • Colne Light Ship.

More details and opening times are available at http://www.cimuseums.org.uk/article/16584/Heritage-Open-Days-2015.

Celebrate Heritage fun day{Colchester Presents} Celebrate Heritage

On Saturday 12th September, between 9am and 5pm, the clock will be turned back  as you stroll through the High Street  and Upper Castle Park.

Enjoy a stroll down the High Street (closed to traffic) and take time to admire the wonderful architecture of the many fascinating buildings which adorn the High Street, from the Town Hall to to the Red Lion Hotel. Watch out for historical characters that you pass along your way, you may bump into Marcus Favonius!

Soak up the sounds of the historic music, dance and drama and enjoy some story telling and the iconic British Punch and Judy Show. Colchester has it’s very own Mr Punch living at Hollytrees Museum, take a visit and see this very special puppet, dating from 1945.

Take a wander through Colchester’s Charter market, dating back to 1189 and you will find stalls selling everything from artisan bread to clothes. There will be plenty of food stalls to fill your appetite.

Step back in time to the award-winning Castle Park which will be hosting historic market stalls, traditional side shows, puppet theatre,talks and demonstrations, all within the backdrop of Colchester Castle which will be open for free.

Apple DayApple Day at the BIG Garden, High Woods Country Park

Taking place on Saturday 26th September you can drop in at any time between 12pm & 3pm (donation requested).  Come and celebrate the local apple harvest! Enjoy tasting some heritage fruit varieties and try your hand at crushing and pressing local apples to make delicious juice. Family games, crafts and apple cakes and bakes to sample.

Details of these and many more activities are on the Colchester website.