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Wilbrahams’ Italian Feast 31st Jan 2020 raised £1050 for the Play Area Fence!

Having planned an Italian night on the 31st of January for months before we knew we were leaving the EU on the same night, we toasted a fond farewell to Europe and got on with celebrating everything Italian and delicious… Villagers contributed an amazing array of home made dishes based on Italian cuisine – a […]

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2019 Wilbrahams’ Food & Craft Fair raised £1550 for the Play Area Fence Fund

Horizontal rain and squally winds didn’t seem to deter the 400 or so people who came to Gt Wilbraham to enjoy the (now annual) Autumn Food & Craft Fair. We all managed to squeeze in to the Memorial Hall and enjoy the 30 varied craft and delicious foods stalls. At least there was warming soup, […]

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Autumn Rains Don’t Stop Play – Great Wilbraham Play Area Is now open!

Phase 2 of the refurbished Play Area at Great Wilbraham was completed at the end of September and is a big hit with the youngsters, come rain or shine. The equipment now includes a challenging 4 tower play structure for older children, as well as a spinning carousel and a basketball area. There is now […]

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Play Area Phase 1 opens for the Summer Holidays

Well, we got there at last! Thanks to lots of hard work from volunteers (Sarah Fordham,  Andrew Wright, Andy Martin, Roger Burton, Tony Goryn Mick Powell and Chris Northfield) who gamely cleared all of the old timber equipment and spruced up our old swings. Thanks also to the team from Kompan who worked through the […]

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Our 1970’s Wicksteed swings given a new lease of life

Mick Powell and Chris Northfield of Frog End, Gt Wilbraham gamely spent the day yesterday sprucing up our old swing set in preparation for the new play equipment installation this summer.  We are pleased to be able to retain this old favourite (with the addition of pigeon spikes to keep the seats free of poop). […]

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Play Area Project Update

We are delighted to announce that we have had some success in our fund raising efforts and grant applications. We have now raised 2/3 of the projected budget of £75,000! So far funding has been received or pledged from the following organisations: Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall Funds from Fundraising Events – £10,000(assisted by Weenie Warblers Sponsored […]

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Chairman’s Warbler Report

Memorial Hall Warbler report, Summer 2019 My last report painted a bleak picture for our most pressing project – the play area refurb in Great Wilbraham. Not only were we struggling with fundraising, but we were having to take out some of the aging equipment. Soon after I wrote that report some of the equipment […]

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Wilbrahams’ Community Choir – summer concert tickets now on sale!

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OUR PLAY AREA AT RISK !

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Pie & Ale Night raises over £1000 for the Play Area Fund!

Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall was bustling with 90 guests on Friday night who came to celebrate Burn’s Night and enjoy a fantastic Pie & Ale feast. Glorious pies and tarts of all persuasions were brought along by local bakers, which meant that most of the ticket price could contribute to the fund raising total . We […]

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