Willingham Feast Dog Show

The Willingham Feast Dog Show takes place at the Duke of Wellington garden, Sunday September 30th, starting at 10.30am

Entrants and sponsors sought!

Here are the plans for the inaugural Willingham Feast Dog Show, kindly hosted by Barry and Fran at the Duke:

The event will include a couple of agility/obstacle courses for fun plus a selection of shows from the following options:

  • Best Veteran – Any breed (7 years and over)
  • Best Rescue Dog – Any dog that has come from an animal shelter.
  • Most Appealing Eyes
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Best Trick
  • Best Brace – 2 dogs alike
  • Best Irish Brace – 2 dogs of different types
  • Best 6 legs – Dog and Owner
  • Best Junior Handler (agility/obstacle run)
  • Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home

Wood Green Animal Shelter will also be attending with their purpose-built events vehicle.

You can enter your dog now for these different categories on http://willinghamlife.org/dog-show-2018/. We will then see which categories are most popular and make the final selection accordingly.
A £5 fee per owner to participate in the show will be payable on the day. The agility/obstacle courses will cost an additional £1 per run. The Dog Show designated charity this year is, of course, Wood Green.

Updates will appear on willinghamlife.org and the Feast Programme will have all the details when it is posted through your door in mid-September.

Finally, we would love to hear from:

  • A dog agility club willing to put on a demonstration
  • People who would like to do some judging
  • Canine-appropriate stallholders wishing to set up on the day
  • Prize donors (dog food, treats, toys etc.)
  • Sponsors wishing/willing to be included on signage and in the Feast programme.

For further information, pop into the Duke of Wellington or contact:

Paul Knighton, p.knighton@runbox.com, 07787 530394

Sara Croft, sacroft52@aol.co.uk, 07850 346164

Frances and James Watts, tickers1969@gmail.com, 07780 610382 / 07879 817826

Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513

Willingham Feast

Willingham Action Group is once again focusing its efforts on organizing the Willingham Feast – primarily by coordinating other volunteer groups and organizations in the village as they do all the hard work!

The list of events: Jam Club (Social Club) Monday 24 Sept., Beer Festival (Social Club) Fri. 28/ Sat. 29 Sept., Dog Show (Duke of Wellington garden) Sun. 30 Sept., OldWillingham Slide Show (Baptist Church) Thurs. 4 Oct., Custard Comedy (Social Club) Fri. 5 Oct., Yard Sale Sat. 6 Oct., Wine Quiz and Live Music (Social Club) Sat. 6 Oct., Photography Display (Public Hall) and Art Display (Library) Sat. 6/Sun. 7 Oct., Tour of Church Wall Paintings (afternoon) and Joint Church Service (evening) at St. Mary’s and All Saints Sun. 7 Oct., Soul/Motown Disco (Social Club) Saturday 13 Oct. and Family Fancy Dress Disco (Ploughman Hall) Saturday 20 Oct.

For full details, go to

www. WillinghamLife.org

Contact: Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513

Willingham Horticultural and Craft Show | Saturday 1 September 2018

The annual Willingham Horticultural and Craft Show organised by Willingham Gardening Club will take place at Willingham Primary School on Saturday 1st September 2018

Grand Prize Draw, Plant and Book Stall, Light Refreshments and Craft Exhibition. All Profits to Cancer Research. Admission £1 – No Charge for Children

Usual classes for adults and children will be: fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, flower arranging, home crafts, art, textile crafts, crafts and photography. Programmes are available at main locations around Willingham village – the Library, Post Office, Rainbow Crafts, Berrycroft Stores, Willingham Auction Rooms, Highgate County Stores and Bushel Box Farm Shop.

Entries are accepted from all-comers

Programme

8.30am – 10.45am           Staging of exhibits
11am – 1pm                    Judging
1.30pm – 3.30pm            Open for viewing
3.30pm                            Prize giving
3.45pm – 4pm                 Removal of exhibits
4pm                                 Grand auction of produce
4.30pm                            The Grand Prize Draw (£50 First Prize and many other prizes)

This annual village event, which is organised by a core team of members of Willingham Gardening Club ably supported by other key village organisations, is open to everyone. This is an opportunity for village residents to display and share their talents and we hope everyone had an enjoyable day. The proceeds from the Show go to support a local cancer organisation which supports a prostate cancer research programme at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

It is always our wish to keep Willingham Gardening Club and Willingham Horticultural Show going and we could not do so unless we have your support, so consider how you might get a bit more involved with what is a great village institution.

Willingham Gardening Club

Holiday Fun at the Tithe Barn | Sunday 26 August

FREE Holiday Fun at Landbeach Tithe Barn on Sunday 26th August from 1pm to 4pm

The unique medieval Landbeach Tithe Barn will be opening its doors for you to play traditional style games. Try your hand at Quoits, Merrills, Field Skittles and Cup and Ball. Listen to storytelling or dress up. Perfect for all the family. Refreshments available.

Free entry, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Tithe Barn.

Landbeach Tithe Barn Holiday FunFind out more at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

You will find the Tithe Barn gate entrance opposite No. 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, CB25 9FA. A short walk along the uneven grassed track to the Barn.

100th Anniversary of Suffrage March | Willingham Saturday 18 August

A March to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage will take place on Saturday 18th August at 2pm. Members of Willingham Women’s Institute will march through Willingham village in memory and celebration of those who fought for women to get the vote 100 years ago. After the March, please come and join us from 2.30 pm onwards on the Village Green for tea, cake and general jollification!