Hobbies & Interests

There’s quite a range of different hobbies and interests catered for by societies in and around Woodford, you can reach the people who can tell you more here:

Amateur Dramatics : Eydon Playerseydon players logo

The players put on regular productions and an annual pantomime in Eydon Village Hall

Contact: Mrs Judith Watson, phone: 261220, website: opens in a new windowwww.eydonplayers.co.uk

Art Group

artists palletWhether you’re a total beginner or you already paint but would like to learn more techniques in all aspects of painting & drawing you will be very welcome.

If you are interested in joining in please contact Marilyn Beverley on the following details…

Email: mazbev222@yahoo.co.uk
Mobile: 07949 982379

Bell Ringers

St Mary's ChurchWoodford Halse Bell Ringers are the ultimate heavy metal band! If you would like to see what bell ringing is all about, please come along any 2nd or 4th Thursday of the month (if we are there you’ll hear us) any time after 8.00 pm to just sit and watch or request to have a go.

Contact: Geoffrey Stretton on 01327 264489

Garden Club

garden club logoInterested in gardens and/or gardening? Why not join us at the Garden Club? We meet on the first Monday of each month (March to December), 7.30pm at The Memorial Hall for interesting talks and social events, also summer visits to local and national gardens. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Find out more here.

Contact: Diane Kenny on 07530 342312 or email woodfordhalsegardenclub@gmail.com

Great Central Railway Enthusiasts AssociationGCR Crest

The GCR was at the heart of the growth of Woodford from a small farming village to a major junction on the rail network. Meets monthly at Woodford Halse Social Club.

Contact: Mr. John Rose, phone: 01327 262564

old map of woodfordHistory Society

Regular meetings with presentations on subjects of interest to everyone fascinated by the history of Woodford and the surrounding area. Talks are open to visitors for a small fee. Why not come along?

Contacts & further information here.

Kate Fisher Dance Academydancer

A progressive and dynamic dance school taking inspiration from dance style and music trends over recent years. Our aim is to promote high-level dance tuition within a fun and friendly environment.

Contact: Kate Fisher, phone: 07779 892508, web: www.katefisherdanceacademy.com

Military Veterans Group

Woodford Halse has an armed forces group for social get-togethers.

The group is very relaxed and is looking to hold a few social gatherings each year, culminating in the Parade on Remembrance Sunday.

If you have served or are a currently serving in any of the HM Forces and want more information please contact Ali Thorne on 07808 722909 or at ali_thorne@live.co.uk

Model Railway Clublocomotive

Interested in model railways? Come and meet with like-minded folk. opens in a new windowFind out more here.

Contact: Mr Keith Simmons, phone: 01327 263014, email k.j.simmons@btinternet.com or:  Mr John Rose, phone: 01327 262564

Woodford Halse School of Stage Dancingdancer 2

The School runs classes and examinations in ballet, modern-jazz, tap, drama and speech, photographic and fashion modelling, performing arts, aerobics, yoga, diet and fitness.

Contact: phone: 0792996376, email: whsosd@yahoo.co.uk

Woodford Ladies Group LogoWoodford Ladies

The group meets on the second Thursday of the month in the Old School Cafe and is always happy to welcome new members and visitors.

Contact: email: woodfordladiesgroup@gmail.com or Woodford Ladies on Facebook

Woodford Halse Archive Trust (WHAT)GCR loco

WHAT aims to document the story of Woodford Halse and is constantly looking for new material or information – nothing is too recent or too obscure.

They are always open to new volunteers who are interested in helping to preserve the history of the local area.

Phone: Ron Davison, 07768 682614 or 01327 261889

Group email: wharchivetrust@gmail.com

Website: www.woodfordhalsearchive.org

Twitter: @HalseTrust

WHAT is also on Facebook as Woodford Halse Archive Trust.

See a collection of posts from the Trust here: WHAT Post Archive