Wil­loughby on the Wolds

Loughborough Echo - - VILLAGES -

ARMISTICE EVENTS. Wil­loughby on the Wolds has a two-day event this week­end to mark the Cen­te­nary of the sign­ing of the Armistice

On both days there will be an ex­hi­bi­tion of WW1 his­tory in the parish church and then on Sun­day Novem­ber 11, be­tween 9.30am – 11.30 am the Wil­loughby Vil­lage Break­fast will be staged in the Vil­lage Hall. From 12.30 pm and on­wards: The Church bells will be rung, as part of a na­tional event to com­mem­o­rate the Armistice.

At 5pm there will be a Ser­vice at St Mary and All Saints Church, with Act of Remembrance and Recita­tion of the Roll of Hon­our. The Ser­vice will be pre­ceded by Church bells, as usual. Light re­fresh­ments will be served in church at 5.45pm, im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the ser­vice and then at 6.15 pm there will be a Torch­light pro­ces­sion from the Church to the Bea­con in the Com­mu­nity Park and be­ing ‘sent off’ by the Church bells.

At 6.50 pm there will be a short ad­dress at the Bea­con by the Chair­man of the Parish Coun­cil, Coun. Andy Edyvean fol­lowed at 7pm light­ing of the ‘Bea­con of Light’ of part of the na­tional event

WOOD VOL­UN­TEERS. Wil­loughby on the Wolds Wood Vol­un­teers would wel­come more peo­ple join­ing their ranks says Honorary War­den Dick Mer­ri­man.

In his lat­est re­port, Mr Mer­ri­man says cur­rently the wood is be­gin­ning to re­cover from the warm­est and dri­est sum­mer since their trees were planted in 2000. “Gap­ing cracks in the soil are now clos­ing, al­though many of the paths are still hard and com­pacted un­der­foot. How­ever, the trees gen­er­ally show lit­tle signs of dis­tress, and the progress of ash die-back dis­ease seems to have slowed down.”

The sum­mer warmth has pro­duced a bumper crop of sweet ap­ples on trees that have rarely pro­duced any fruit in past years.

Af­ter the grass on the paths was cut in late Au­gust, main­te­nance work by the Wil­loughby Wood Vol­un­teers was fo­cussed on cut­ting back the ram­pant growth of bram­bles along­side the paths.

The War­den says the next work for the vol­un­teers will be to dig out some drainage chan­nels for the paths once the ground has soft­ened.

Walk­ers in the wood will have no­ticed sev­eral hun­dred cords of tim­ber stacked near to the gate.

These are from the tree thin­ning car­ried out last au­tumn. Please don’t move any of this wood. A lo­cal farmer has bought the tim­ber and will be re­mov­ing it soon.

Any­one who would like to join the WWV is in­vited to con­tact him by phone on 01509 889146 or mail on r.j.mer­ri­man1@google­mail.com

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