Rossiter Road Scheme

The Main Objective Divert the bulk of A36 (city ring road) westbound traffic away from the village. This is achieved by converting Rossiter Road, along the river, from one-way eastbound to two-way. Background One of the main reasons why the Widcombe Association was formed in 1981 was to campaign to restore our ‘High Street’ (comprising Widcombe…

Widcombe Choir

Singing involves virtually every muscle group, vibrating the whole system like a tonic massage. It increases lung capacity, improves posture, clears the sinuses and boosts mental alertness by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. And for good measure it exercises the facial muscles – helping to maintain youthful good looks. Widcombe Choir The…

The Widcombe Mummers

How Did it all Begin? The Widcombe Mummers began in 2005 following an inspirational sighting of the famous Marshfield Mummers in a rare summer performance at the English Country Music weekend. If Marshfield could do it why not Widcombe? Recruitment of performers and musicians built to a frenzy over the Autumn period, aided by a…

The Garden Club

Overview The WA Garden Club meets from Autumn to Spring normally on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Widcombe Social Club at the bottom of Widcombe Hill. There is a varied and stimulating programme and meetings start at 7.30 pm. Meetings are listed in What’s On Entry fee is £4 (WA members £3) Contact The…

Local History Society

Activities & Events The Widcombe & Lyncombe Local History Society works closely with the Widcombe Association, and meets eight times a year mostly in Widcombe Baptist Church Hall. Members of the group are encouraged to pursue their own research and present findings to the group and ultimately to the Society’s archive. Contact the Local History…

AGM & Hustings Report

The 2015 AGM was notable for three main reasons: an end to Paddy Doyle’s chairmanship of four years, a presentation by the President of Widcombe Social Club Sir Peter Hendy on progress with the building of the new club premises, and a hustings with seven of the candidates for Council elections on 7th May: the  two…