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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 May meeting and following events.


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:- David Rees, Secretary, 01225 863714, Email dave22@clara.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



Garden Club

Gardening Club – Winsley & District

Venue. Winsley Village Hall

Dates. 4th Thursday of every month except August and December.
7.30pm. Annual Subscription. £10.00 Visitors. £3.00 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 (4th Thursday of the month, 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.

Included in the annual programme are an all-day visit to a major garden by coach and an evening visit in July to a local garden followed by a pub supper. Membership also enables you to buy seeds, plants and equipment at a considerable discount (up to 40%) from a major supplier, which can offset the membership fee.

The club also provides access to the RHS magazine and entry into local competitions. All this is available for a modest subscription of £10 per year, so why not come along and join us?

Contacts Chairman, David Ecob.  01225 309208
Secretary, Barbara Treble.  01225 866094
Treasurer, Bleddyn Griffith 01225 866602
Programme Organiser, Jane Griffith.  01225 866602
Outings Secretary, Position Vacant
Other Committee Members, Keith Bennett, Betty Wilkes, Brian Hughes.

Meetings and Speakers for 2022



Photographic Exhibition 2022

The 2022 Winsley Photographic Exhibition
will be held in the Village Hall 
on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September.

Photos are open to all ages, can be of any subject and from any time.

There’s also the Spring and Summer for you to take some new ones!

Bookmark this page for further announcements.

                                                                            Some pictures from the 2021 exhibition.




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

The Bradford on Avon and District U3A has been in existence since January 2013 and now has nearly 400 members.

There is no age restriction as such, but you have to be semi-retired or retired in order to join the group(s) of your choice.

We provide a wide variety different social and learning groups, from Art to Walking or Writing Fiction, detail of which can be found on the website

You can also share your passions and experience with the wider membership by volunteering to form new groups

We meet on the second Thursday of every month at 2.30p.m., at the United Reform Church, St.Margaret’s Street, for tea and talks. Why not come along and join our friendly and welcoming membership.

Contact us by e-mailing boau3amem@yahoo.co.uk, or look on our website boau3a.com
or telephone 01225 863870.


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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Winsley Show – 2021

The Winsley Show

The 60th Winsley Village Show will take place on Saturday 4th September 2021.

The regulations and entry form applicable to this event can be seen HERE

This event will be subject to any Covid-19 protocols in place on the day.

Advice on fruit and vegetable preparation

Advice on flower and flower arrangements

Advice for handicrafts and homecrafts

Advice for young persons section

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

Results and information from the 59th Show can be seen below:

Final results and prize winners can be seen HERE

An album containing photographs courtesy of Caroline Roofe can be seen HERE

A series of videos of the entries and award winners (courtesy of George Roofe) can be see HERE

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Kettle’s On – Winsley’s Community Cafe

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Restarts on Wednesday 21st July

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 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.

For more information, please contact

Village Hall Committee 100 Club Co-ordinator

Barry Brooks

100Club@WinsleyVillageHall.org  or 01225 722714 Or alternatively download  an application form HERE

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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 £5. Ticket price at film nights: £4 for members, £6 full price.

Venue: Winsley Village Hall

Times: Doors open at 7.20 pm and film starts at 7.30 pm

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

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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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West Wilts Flyfishers Guild

Would you like to meet fellow anglers of all abilities who enjoy fly fishing?

This unique Guild is a Social Club which includes organised fishing outings and competitions where there are trophies to be won.

WE HAVE FISHING RIGHTS ON THE RIVER FROME, a mixed fishery containing Trout, Grayling and coarse fish including Barbel, we also have rights on TWO Devon RIVERS for Wild Brown Trout, Salmon and Sea Trout.
Coarse fishing tickets available separately.

In addition you will receive 9 MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS A YEAR.

MEETINGS ARE ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT A COMFORTABLE LOCAL VENUE where we normally have guest SPEAKERS or other organised activities.

For further information please contact : Membership Secretary,
WWFFG, Mr. Alan Kerr, 4 Pennycress Drive, Melksham, Wilts. SN12 7SQ
or E-Mail: alankerr@sky.com

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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