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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e-Scooters Coming to Colchester (& other news)

Lady & man on e-scooters

Lady & man on e-scooterse-Scooters, Befriending, Wellbeing, Fitness & Chitts Hill

e-Scooters will kick off this update but we also have updates on:

e-Scooters Trial Starting Soon

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Remembrance & Old Church Update

Old Church Renovations YouTube presentation

Old Church Renovations YouTube presentationRemembrance & Old Church Update

Last week we announced the plans for a Remembrance Service partially in St Mary’s (socially distanced and limited numbers) with Zoom.  The new Lockdown has thwarted that and plans have changed.  We also have an update report from the Friends of St Mary’s Old Church with a video presentation to the parish council.  First, Remembrance:

Remembrance Day Events

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Lockdown Strikes – No Cakes!

One of 2020 Xmas Cards - features Old Church Organ - but no cakes

Lockdown Strikes – No Cakes!

Last week’s news roundup spoke of fundraising ideas from the Friends of St Mary’s Old Church but there will now be no cakes.  Unfortunately, Lockdown restrictions have made it very difficult to organise the sale of cakes, Cards & books on Saturday as had been planned.  There is a slim chance that they may be able to rearrange for December but this is likely to be too late for Xmas post.

Gift Idea?

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Cakes, History, Remembrance & Fitness

Remembrance pebbles

Remembrance pebblesCakes, History, Remembrance, Fitness & St Mary’s Update – Updated for Lockdown

This news update covers several topics, starting with Cakes, History & Xmas, then covering:

First let’s find out what Cakes, History & Xmas have in common:

Cards, Cakes, History & Xmas – what’s not to like?

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Lockdown Edition of Village Bulletin now Online

Cover of Lockdown Edition Village Bulletin

Cover of Lockdown Edition Village BulletinLockdown Edition of Village Bulletin now Online

The Lockdown Edition of the Village Bulletin joins pretty much every other Bulletin and Newsletter issued since June 2006.  You can view them all on our website on the Bulletin Page.  Highlights of this edition include articles about:

  • Volunteers,
  • Open Gardens,
  • Co-op Dancers,
  • ‘The Bears’,
  • Lockdown Wildlife,
  • Guiding, Brownies & Concert Band by Zoom,
  • Allotments,
  • Cakes,
  • A rather large Echium.

Previous Editions

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The Taylor Maids – History by Zoom

Ann & Jane Taylor

The Taylor Maids

Taylor Maids recognised with Plaque
Home of Jane & Anne Taylor

The “Taylor Maids” referred to are, of course, Ann & Jane Taylor, authors of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.   They lived in West Stockwell Street in the 1800’s and Peter Jones of the Local History Group will be talking about them at their next meeting.

Zoom In & Enjoy

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