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Winturwell WI

Organisation: Winturwell WI – Charity No 1016758
Contact Details:
Lorna Begg – Secretary

Tel: 01225 723421
Venue: Winsley Village Hall 2nd Thursday of each month

Winturwell WI was started in 1967, combining the villages of Winsley, Turleigh and Conkwell. Residency of these villages is not a criterion for membership – we currently have members who live in Bradford on Avon, Limpley Stoke and Freshford.

Winturwell is affiliated to Wiltshire Federation and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.  This provides ample opportunity for social and educational events both locally and further afield, including zoom courses from Denman.

The WI is a non-sectarian, non-party political organisation though we have a proud history, since our first National President in 1917, of successfully lobbying parliament on issues and resolutions raised and voted upon by our members.  We value our traditions but are open to new ideas and challenges.

Whilst membership and most meetings are confined to women, some of our events and outings are open to members’ family and friends.  Guests are always welcome.

The main meeting is on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm in Winsley Village Hall with the book group and walking group meeting during the month.  We also have a friendly skittles evening which usually meets monthly from October to March.  The main meeting usually includes a guest speaker and always time for refreshments and a chat with other members.

There are no initiation ceremonies, no rituals, no rites of passage.  Simply visit and, if you decide you like us, just sign-up and pay your subs!

Link to Information about the June meeting and following events.

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Film Club – Manon des Sources, 24th May

The Film Club will show Manon des Sources on Friday, 24th May, at the Village Hall.  Doors will open at 7.15 and the film will start around 7.30pm.

Manon des Sources completes the story which began with Jean de Florette, shown by the Club in April.  Ten years have passed since the death of Jean, the city dweller who had dreamed of a new life in the Provence countryside.  His hopes had been crushed by scheming neighbours who had blocked the spring that could have delivered vital water to his field.  Jean’s daughter, Manon, is now a beautiful eighteen-year-old.  She knows about the crime against her father.

The guilty neighbours continue to be played by Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil.  Manon is played by Emmanuelle Beart.

Entry will be free to all who paid to see Jean de Florette in April, as promised thenOtherwise entry is £5 for members or £7 for non-members.  The bar will be open pre film and in the interval (wine £3, beer £2, juice £1)  Bar options will include Provencal vin rose to get you in the mood.  Payments can be made at the time or in advance to the Village Hall account – sort code 30-98-75, account number 451 582n68, reference Film Club.

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Winsley Village Hall “100 Club”

Our aim is to provide a much-needed income for the improvement and maintenance of Winsley Village Hall, an attractive and important feature of the village.

Why not join for £12 for 12 months and have the chance of winning a £25 monthly cash prize?
You can join at any time of the year as your certificate will be eligible for 12 monthly draws from the date of registration. 

The Village Hall Committee is grateful for the help of members of 100 Club in enabling the very effective new heating system in the Hall have you tried it yet, at an event in the Hall?  Inevitably, upkeep and refurbishment projects so please continue to help by joining the 100 Club (with its potential of a monthly £25 prize).  100 Club application forms can be found on page 30 in the April 2024 Winsley Weaver, from the 100 Club Co-Ordinator, Barry Brooks (01225-722714, 100club@winsleyvillagehall.org)

Subscriptions are only £12 per year, payable by cheque to “Winsley Village Hall”, or preferably by BACS (details below): 

Bank:  Lloyds
Sort Code:  30-98-75
Account Name:  Winsley Village Hall
Account Number:  45 15 82 68

Reference:  <Your Name> 100Club 

Please email 100Club to confirm what you have paid by BACS.

Or alternatively download  an application form HERE

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Promoter: Mr A M Gaulter, Little Park, 217 Blackberry Lane,
Limpley Stoke BA2 7FE.

For more information, please contact
Village Hall Committee 100 Club Co-ordinator

Barry Brooks

100Club@WinsleyVillageHall.org  or 01225 722714

Garden Club

Gardening Club – Winsley & District

Venue. Winsley Village Hall

Dates. The Club meets every month except August and December, with a possible visit to a local garden in July.
7.30pm. Annual Subscription. £25.00 Visitors. £5.00 per event.

Come along and join Winsley and District Gardening Club.
The club is an active social hub for all gardeners with small or large plots, experienced or just starting out.  Everyone will receive a warm welcome at the monthly talks at Winsley Village Hall ( 7.30pm). The programme of talks and demonstrations encompasses a wide range of gardening topics including flowers, vegetables, herbs, foreign plants, wildlife and gardens.

The talks always include a question and answer session followed by refreshments and a chance to discuss the latest biblical plague being visited on your patch of paradise and other gardening topics with sympathetic members.

This year we are going to focus on plant and seedling swopping events as part of our talks programmes, so pop along and fill your beds with locally grown plants.

All this is available for a modest subscription of £25 per year, so why not come along and join us?


Chairman, David Ecob  01225 309208
Secretary, Rita Critchley 07857 697282
Treasurer, David Rix  07885 514294
Programme Organiser, Shirley Zedlewska 01225 865780
Outings Secretary, Position Vacant
Other Committee Members Mary Hewetson, Bleddyn Griffith, Keith Bennett, Brian Hughes, Jean Legg Bagg, Judith Cable, Pam Nadin, Barbara Treble




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Kettle’s On – Winsley’s Community Cafe

Kettle’s On

Winsley’s Community Cafe takes place in the Church Hall on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10.00 am to midday.

See Community Diary for forthcoming dates.

Do come along for a pleasant chat over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuit or cake. There is no charge.


This is an initiative for all in Winsley and around, undertaken by St Nicholas Church.

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Winsley Show – 2023

The Winsley Show

The 62nd Winsley Village Show will take place on Sunday 3rd September 2023 in the Village Hall.

Please click on the link for the regulations and entry form.

The deadline to submit the entry form is 5pm on Wednesday 30th August.

Some helpful advice notes can be found below:   

Advice Fruit & Vegetable Preparation

Advice Handicrafts & Homecraft

Advice Flowers and Flower Arrangements  

Advice Young Persons Categories

Contact: David Ecob: deecob@hotmail.co.uk.


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The programme for Winter 2023



Bradford on Avon Wine Appreciation Society (BAWAS)

At BAWAS you will:

  • join an informal and unpretentious group
  • enjoy wine tastings in Spring and Autumn every year, at a venue in the centre of Bradford on Avon
  • learn about wines from well-known and lesser-known wine regions of the world
  • try a variety of wines at a reasonable cost
  • hear knowledgeable speakers from the wine trade
  • buy wine at discounted prices
  • be invited to other ad hoc events
  • meet others interested in wine

Meetings are held on Monday evenings.

There is no need to have any previous experience.

Above all, we aim to make our tastings fun but informative.

To find out more:

Visit our website         https://www.boawinesociety.org.uk

Get in touch by email            info@boawinesociety.org.uk 


Winsley Bowls Club

PRESIDENT: Stan Bartlett

Winsley Bowls Club has Ladies and Men’s Teams playing League Matches in their respective Wiltshire County Leagues. The Club also have Friendly Fixtures for Ladies, Men’s and Mixed matches with teams from the surrounding areas. The Club also run Club Competitions for Ladies and Men.

The season runs from mid April to the end of September

Club night is on Monday evenings commencing at 5.30pm and anyone of (all ages) interested in trying bowls, are welcome, “coaching lessons are free” contact Club Coach:- Stan Bartlett, email address stanbartlett@sky.com  Tel. 01225 783201 Flat sole shoes are required to protect the green. Several size of bowls are available for those who require them.

The Club is located behind the Seven Stars pub next to the Village Hall, postcode:- BA15 2LU.  The Clubhouse has Changing Facilities, Kitchen and Bar and social events are held from November to April. Further information please contact:- Ann Tolley, Secretary, 07871 920862, Email ann@thetolleys.co.uk .

Learn more about Winsley Bowls Club by visiting their website

The Nightingales of Winsley

Introducing “The Nightingales of Winsley”

We are Winsley’s amateur dramatic group and members of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA). We re-formed in 2017 to stage a fund-raising pantomime (‘Cinderella Rockerfella’) for the school and have continued since having lots of fun (too much?!) whilst also raising funds for Dorothy House Hospice and the Acorns pre-school group.

We completed our 4th pantomime (‘Ever After’) in March this year. This was our fifth show as last Summer instead of a pantomime we staged the children’s story ‘The Scarecrows’ Wedding’.

A selection of photographs from ‘Ever After’

We are always looking for new members both young and old and given that I had never been on stage before that first pantomime in 2017 I can tell you what a great experience it is, with no prior experience necessary, and with a huge number of roles available to get involved with- be it front of house, on stage, backstage or helping with the technical stuff.

Do drop me a line if you are interested!

Richard Mann, Chair




West Wiltshire Ramblers

West Wiltshire Ramblers group has a membership of around 300. We organise regular walks on Wednesdays and at weekends as well as coach awaydays, self-booking walking weekends and overseas walking holidays. Join us for a relaxed, friendly walk in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.

Want to know more?… Fancy trying a walk with congenial, like-minded folk? – Two Winsley walkers who are always happy to tell you more about the Group’s activities are:
Brian Micklam (brian.micklam@gmail.com) or


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U3A – Bradford on Avon

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Bradford on Avon U3A

Your local u3a brings together people who are no longer in full time work to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and relaxed environment.

As a co-operative movement our u3a has over 40 varied interest groups set up and run by members for members. We meet and learn together – sharing skills and learning new ones. Making new friends, finding or re-discovering interests, keeping active and belonging to a community all bring untold benefits for health and wellbeing.

We get together for tea and talks on the second Thursday of the month at 2.30pm in the United Church, St Margaret’s Street. Why not come along and find out more? You can find full details of our monthly talks and events here.

If you’d like to join our u3a check out what’s happening on our website or email boau3a@gmail.com
for more information.


Cricket Club – Winsley

We are located in the picturesque village of Winsley situated in Wiltshire between Bradford on Avon and Bath. The ground is very peaceful with beautiful views and a new clubhouse. We are not easy to find, the grid reference is 380100,160600, Post Code is BA15 2LX



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Bradford on Avon Rugby Club

Bradford on Avon Rugby Club has now been a part of Winsley life for over twenty years since moving from St. Laurence School playing fields to Ashley Lane.

We provide opportunities for all ages from four to veterans to play rugby.

Other regular events can be found on our web-site.

For further information see our web-site at www.boarugby.com

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Fern Forest School

Hello! I live in Old Winsley and I have been running my own forest school since 2012. I am Ofsted registered, fully trained and insured. I take children on amazing adventures into our beautiful local country-side, around Winsley, Turleigh and Murhill…older ones can walk to Conkwell too.

We go on adventure walks, discovering many things along the way…snacking along the way and sometimes making things along the way too! We usually build a temporary camp “when we get there”, where we then base our activities for the session: rope swinging, mini abseiling, camp fire, outside cooking, green woodworking, shelter building, mini-beast hunt, animal tracking, mud slides, trails, scavenger hunts and lots of games.

The children are so engrossed they don’t realise how much they are learning, but at the end of it all they know they have had a great time and their love of outdoors and nature has deepened. The aim is to help children grow in self confidence as they hear positive language and are enabled to keep themselves safe, work with others, understand boundaries, successfully master a skill and complete a task.

I run after school clubs…at Winsley School on Mondays, from Fern’s base on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I run a school session in Bath on Wednesday afternoons. I also run 3 hour Saturday clubs and 5 hour holiday clubs, starting at 10am from Fern’s base (see my specific info for dates for these…this websire, local posters, school newsletters and facebook and instagram).

I can run bespoke nature walks for any age, children’s birthday parties, home ed groups, pre-school sessions, end of year celebrations, team-building exercises for all ages! Please ask me what I can do for you! I can travel to you and your local countryside or you can come to me.

Forthcoming Events & Programmes can be read and downloaded here:

Saturdays & School Holidays
Tuesdays & Thursdays



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Winsley Village Hall Film Club

Winsley Village Hall Film Club

Come and enjoy a good film with friendly company. We break in the middle for a drink and chat. Annual membership subscription £7. Ticket price at film nights: £5 for members, £7 full price. 

You can purchase membership and entry at the door or by bank transfer to the Winsley Village Hall account, sort code 30-98-75, account number 451 582 68 reference Film Club.  Please notify us@veitches.plus.com of payments.

Venue: Winsley Village Hall

Times: Doors open at 7.15pm and the film starts at 7.30pm. A bar will be open before the film and in the midway interval. 

To join the club, or for more information, please contact David or Pat Veitch
01225 712806 or e-mail to us@veitches.plus.com


The spring 2024 programme will be:

Friday 26th January – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.  Released early 2023, the story of a very ordinary elderly man who embarks on a very extraordinary journey across England, involving a spiritual journey through grief and guilt.  Brilliantly played by Jim Broadbent as the pensioner and Penelope Wilton as his confused, exasperated wife.  (1hr 48 mins).

Friday 23rd February – Le Diner de Cons (The Dinner Game).  A very funny French comedy of 1998.  Tables are turned on a self-satisfied group of smart business men gathered to mock a “champion idiot”. (80 minutes)

Friday 22nd March – The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.  One of the best “British New Wave” films.  Made in 1962, based on Alan Sillitoe’s story, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Tom Courtenay and Michael Redgrave.  A working class boy defies patronising authority.  (1hr 44min].

Friday 19th April – Jean de Florette.  A 1986 French film, directed by Claude Berri, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol, starring Yves Montand, Gerard Depardieu and Daniel Auteuil.  Two Provencal farmers plot to trick a high minded newcomer. (2 hrs).

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Badminton Club – Winsley

Winsley Badminton Club

Venue : Winsley Village Hall.

Frequency: Every Monday, except when Monday is a bank holiday.

Also, normally do not meet in August but this is flexible.

Times:  8pm to 9:30pm
Subscription:  £50 per year payable £25 March and September

There are currently 8 paid-up members.

Should you wish to give it a try then come along and join in. Cost per evening is £3 refundable against full membership if you decide to join.

Contact details: Mike Denbury – treasurer.  Tel. No. 01225865386

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Winsley Scout Group

Winsley Scout Group also provides access to scouting activities for young people living in Winsley, Limpley Stoke, Freshford and Monkton Farleigh. We also cater for young people living in Bradford-on-Avon, who may not have been able to obtain a place with 1st Bradford-on-Avon Scout Group.

6 – 14 year age group catered for.

Contact: ian.spadger@gmail.com

Phone: 07989 556620

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Winsley Village Club

Winsley Village Club – Open Monday to Saturday 7.30 – 11 pm and Sunday 12.30 – 11pm

A friendly venue situated in the heart of the old village. Visitors and non-members are always welcome. We have WI-FI, a Skittle Alley, full size Snooker/Billiard table, Pool table and a Private Function room available for Parties, Meetings, Wakes Etc. Buffets can be provided. 

For more info Tel: 01225 722431 

Email: winsleysocialclub@gmail.com or call 01225 7224.


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Painting for Pleasure

Are you interested in drawing, painting or just playing around with colour? In September it is proposed to start a Painting for Pleasure group meeting on Mondays and occasional Wednesdays from 10am -12 noon in the meeting room in Kingfisher Court at Avonpark.

We would very much welcome residents from Winsley village to join us.

Richard Grinter, our tutor, will come two or three times a term to give advice and suggest projects for us.

The fee for the term will be £15.00 payable in advance or on the first day of term which will be Monday, 16th September.

Further details from:

Pat Garland



Shirley Gill