Willoughby on the Wolds
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 email@example.com