Talking Points – January 2016

[ultimate_spacer height=”15″]Widcombe Association Committee Talking Points for January 2016 Here is our latest bulletin of current issues. Improving Widcombe Cycling Group Tony Shield, who heads up this group, attended our recent meeting and up-dated us on progress to date. The group aims to promote cycling both for pleasure, particularly through Widcombe Wobblers, and as a…

Widcombe Mummers Ride Again!

[ultimate_spacer height=”15″]The Widcombe Mummers returned to delight their audiences once more on New Year’s Day. Performances started as usual at Widcombe Manor, and this time finished with a new venue, courtesy of the refurbished Parade. The area by the new plane tree to the west provided the ideal setting for all the by now well-known…

Parade Critic Deflated

[ultimate_spacer height=”15″]Ralph Oswick (pictured) whose heart is surely still in Widcombe, and whose place, along with his alter ego Lady Margaret, in Widcombe residents’ hearts is assured, delivered a cheerfully lethal rebuke to Paul Bowden in the Chronicle of 10th Dec. Mr Bowden, whose knowledge of Widcombe seems to be fairly limited, had written the following…

Talking Points – December 2015

[ultimate_spacer height=”15″]The December Committee meeting had a rather different format from usual as we welcomed our local councillors, Ian Gilchrist and Jasper Becker, and two of the Beechen Cliff School governors, Phil de Glanville and Gavin Lewis. In addition, following our open invitation to all WA members, there were ten observers at the meeting. The majority…

The Widcombe Newsletter

Eleven people attended a very constructive meeting in the Ring o’ Bells in Widcombe on 24th November to discuss ideas for the Widcombe Newsletter. Paddy Doyle, who has edited and compiled the Newsletter for 10 years, was in the chair and the meeting was attended by Chairman of the Widcombe Association Jeremy Boss, Widcombe-based media professionals…

Talking Points – November 2015

Events – Wednesday November 18th Garden Club –“John Tucker’s Swansong – a look at running Prior Park Garden Centre over the years”. John has been an amazing supporter of and contributor to the Garden Club over many years. Saturday November 21st Craft Fair. There will be a preview for members only on Friday November 20th…

Autumn Meeting 2015

A well-attended meeting of 71 members. Jeremy Boss, proposed by Paddy Doyle, seconded by Denise Rogers, was elected nem com as Chairman. Deborah Clements, proposed by Mike Wrigley, seconded by Ro Emsley, was elected nem com as Treasurer. To read Secretary Liz Littlewood’s excellent minutes, click here

Talking Points – October 2015

Events – Wednesday October 14th  Garden Club– “The Georgian Gardens of Jane Austen” Monday October 19th Local History talk – “The Lost Mills of Widcombe” Wednesday November 18th Garden Club –“John Tucker’s Swansong – a look at running Prior Park Garden Centre over the years” Saturday November 21st Craft Fair Thursday December 3rd Christmas Lights…

Improving Widcombe Meeting

45 people, including WA members, committee members and other interested parties attended this meeting, which had arisen from proposals to restructure the way the WA is organised to ensure that the Association can meet its aims of making Widcombe vibrant, prosperous, community-minded and cohesive. It is intended to set up new sub-committees under the main…