Events Around the Village

For events prior to May 2020 look at the village news archive

For archived photos look here

2020 has been a quiet year, but some events were worth recording​.

On Wednesday November 11th, Winsford remembered those who sacrificed so much for our freedom by paying respects at the War Memorial with a 2 minute silence. The ceremony was conducted by David Godsal, with wreaths laid by Capt Godsal and Parish Council Chairman Colin Wilkins.

David Godsal has compiled a list of Winsford residents killed in conflict.  See The Fallen page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Carving Competition 2020

Something rather spooky started to happen on the Winsford Village Green on Saturday afternoon!

There were some very odd looking characters, dressed in capes, with long flowing tresses and horns lurking beneath the trees, surrounded by pumpkins, bats and ghoulish faces!

Bemused visitors, and even some of the locals, wondered if they had been transported to some far away fantasy land, but no, it was just the setting for the first ever Winsford Pumpkin Carving Competition!

 

The pumpkins started to arrive at 16.00 escorted by adults and children alike, some entering into the spirit of the day and who were frighteningly dressed for the occasion!  The standard of carving was  exceptional, just proving the outstanding artistic ability of the village, and with over thirty entries the judges had a difficult job on their hands.

 

The contestants, full of candy eyeballs and ghoulish lollipops, watched on while the judges Sue Hayes and Colin Wilkins made their decision on the prizewinners.

 

In the under sixteen group the prizes were won by Andrew Ayliffe, Ryan Little, Lennon Howe, Thea Watts-Mabbot with the winning entry from Katherine Herbert.

 

The adult group winners were Francis Ayliffe, Nicky Tyllier with the first prize being awarded to Abigail Farmer.

 

Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to make some wonderful carvings, for turning up on what was a very atmospheric evening and for ultimately making the event such a success!

 

So here’s looking forward to the next time!! Woooooowwwwaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!

 

Beverley Flannagan

More photos can be found in the archive here

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Lockdown has meant that there has been little activity at the St Mary Magdalene church, however on August 30th, for a select few, there was the welcome sight of a marriage blessing ceremony. The couple, with strong local ties,  had married a few weeks previously abroad without family members being able to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15th was the 75th aniversary of VJ Day, effectivly marking the end of the second world war. Small groups gathered around the village to commemorate the occasion - these were on The Steep

Raising a glass for VJ Day on The Steep

August 8th would have been the village fete, all the more missed due to the dazzling sunshine on that day.

Rather than do nothing, Sue Hayes enterprisingly decorated the bus shelter with drawings from children around the village, and very smart it looked to!