2021 Photographic competition - Spirit of the Valley

posted Jul 12, 2021, 5:11 AM by wvh admin   [ updated Jul 12, 2021, 5:12 AM ]

If you live in the Parish of Woodford Valley, including Archers Gate and King’s Gate why not submit entries for a 2021 photographic competition?

The purpose of the competition is to:
  • provide a fun community activity involving as many in the Woodford Valley, Archers Gate and King’s Gate as we can reach
  • raise money for our Woodford Valley churches.


We are delighted to announce that the panel of Judges will be led by Jonathan Pugh, assisted by Angie Langley, and Tim Abell.

Jonathan Pugh lives in Salisbury and has been the pocket cartoonist for The Times. He has also worked for The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator, Country Life, and The Tablet. His work covers editorial and topical subject matter, including political and social comment. His cartoons include gag cartoons and comic strips. He has also undertaken book illustration and advertising work. In January 2010, Pugh became the pocket cartoonist for the Daily Mail.

Angie Langley is local photographer living in the Woodford Valley, specialising in wildlife photography, particularly along the Avon.

Tim Abell is an enthusiastic amateur photographer with a wide portfolio. He has a particular interest in travel photography, specialising in portraiture, wildlife and landscapes, that has taken him to all seven continents. Recent travels (pre-Covid!) have included India and Bangladesh.


The theme for this competition is “Spirit of the Valley”


The categories for the photographic competition are as follows:
  • The River Runs Through It (The environment, landscape, the river, woods, etc).
  • Built Ancient and Modern (For example “architecture” including include bridges, walls, gates, old sheds, housing, thatch, etc,)
  • Monochrome (Black and white entries of anything)
  • Old Macdonald’s Farm (Livestock, pets, animals, birds)


The organisers will update the list of sponsors as we gain support and when we can.


The dates for the competition are:
  • Entries may be submitted at any time.
  • The deadline for entries to be submitted is by Saturday 28th August.
  • Judging will take place in the week of 30 August and winners will be declared.
  • Prize will be awarded by the Judges on Saturday 4th September at 1800 hrs in the Woodford Valley Village Hall, Middle Woodford – Covid Rules allowing. Please see the Rules for the Competition for information about how to apply.


posted Mar 24, 2020, 8:23 AM by wvh admin

Unfortunately the government advice relating to the Coronavirus epidemic now makes it very difficult to keep the Village Hall open and it’s likely that we would have very few users even if we did. The committee has therefore reluctantly come to the decision to temporarily close the hall with immediate effect. We will review this decision as things progress and will be back, as soon as circumstances permit, with our regular events plus an exciting programme of shows using our new theatre lighting system. We will continue to run the monthly 200 club draw.

The Moscow Drug Club - event postponed

posted Mar 18, 2020, 4:11 AM by wvh admin   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 4:13 AM ]

This event has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to be able to reschedule it for a later date.  Please watch this site for further details.  If you have already purchased a ticket, please contact the Pound Arts Box Office for further information.

April's market cancelled

posted Mar 18, 2020, 3:52 AM by wvh admin   [ updated Mar 18, 2020, 4:26 AM ]

April's market is cancelled - please watch this site and our Facebook page for further details.

RSPB Open Garden - 9 June 2019

posted May 19, 2019, 10:37 AM by wvh admin   [ updated May 27, 2019, 2:47 AM ]

Open Garden

Sunday 9 June, 2pm to 5pm

Avon Cottage, Lower Woodford

SP4 6NQ, opposite the Wheatsheaf pub


Fabulous home-made cakes, hot and cold drinks

£4 entry, children under 16 free
assistance dogs only

hosted by RSPB South Wiltshire Local Group
proceeds to RSPB Conservation Projects


The RSPB is a registered charity in England & Wales 207076

Ninebarrow visit Woodford Village Hall a second time

posted Aug 18, 2018, 7:59 AM by wvh admin   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 12:32 PM ]

Multi award-winning folk duo Ninebarrow is performing at Woodford Village Hall on:

Saturday 6th October 1918 at 7:45pm (doors open 7:15, bar available)

Tickets are £10.

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way.

In 2017, the duo were nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ’Horizon’ category for ‘Best Emerging Artist’. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career.

To buy tickets click the Buy Now button below and choose the number of tickets you want. Then follow the instructions. (If you don’t have a Paypal account choose the “Donate with a card” option). You will receive a receipt by email, please bring it with you on the night so that you can pick up your tickets at the door. 

Old Photo

posted Jun 25, 2017, 5:54 AM by Rob Macdonald

An old photo of a Woodford football team has been handed to Rae and can be seen here.

Summer Solstice 2017 at Stonehenge

posted Jun 13, 2017, 10:12 AM by Rob Macdonald

A message from English Heritage...

25/02/2017 Fancy Rats

posted Mar 1, 2017, 9:37 AM by Rob Macdonald

The National Fancy Rat Society held a show in Woodford Village Hall on 25/02/17.

See the photos!

08/12/16 Apple /Cider Pressing Photos

posted Dec 8, 2016, 7:20 AM by Rob Macdonald   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 7:25 AM ]

Back in October, Elizabeth Perry took some great action photos of apple pressing, some of which are now available on the website here.

Full set is here

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