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The Warbler is published every three months in March, June, September and December with a production run of over 500 copies distributed to Great Wilbraham, Little Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom.

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Issue Summer 2020

Summer 2020CONTENTS Letters                                                 2 Bottisham Medical Practice                    3 Covid-19 Support Group                       4 The Wilbrahams' Memorial Hall              4 Cambridge Open Studios                       5 Down to Earth on the Farm                   6 Sleeping through Lockdown                  7 Great Wilbraham Primary School             8 A View from the Garden                       9 Patchwork & Quilting Group                 9 Conservation Farming                         10 Great Wilbraham Parish Council             11 Vegetable Flower and Produce Show      12 Untold Stories                                    13 The Wilbrahams' Choir                         14 District Councillor                                15 Chapel Dental                                      15 Over the Farm gate                               16
  • Lockdown Tapestries 16
Speed Awareness Campaign                   17 Floral Kaleidoscopes                             17 River, River                                         18 St Nicholas Great Wilbraham Trust         18 Crossword                                           19 Accordion awards for Jeremy                 19 Stephen goes arty                                  19 The Future of the Carpenters' Arms        19 Contact details                                      20

Issue Spring 2020

Spring 2020
Contents Page
Public Service Contact Details 4
Editorial 5
Letters 6
Great Wilbraham Parish Council 9
Patchwork & Quilting 11
Great Wilbraham Primary School 12
Warbler Competition 13
The Wilbrahams' Memorial Hall 16
Wilbrahams' Social Club 18
Urgent Concerns for all patients of Bottisham Medical Practice 19
Wilbrahams' Gardening Club 20
In Memoriam Robin Johnson 21
The Wilbrahams' Environmental Group 22
Wilbrahams, Six Mile Bottom and Fulboum Over 60 Club 23
The Future of the Carpenters' Arms 23
Over the Farm gate 25
Untold Stories 27
Scrabble 30
Speed Awareness Campaign 30
Less Waste, Less Plastic at Less Cost 31
See, Hear, Taste, and Remember 31
A View from the Garden 33
Calendar                                                                                                                36/37
Down to Earth on the Farm 39
Cricket 40
Mental Health 41
Lucy Fraser MP 42
We are unique in Cambridgeshire 43
Prince Charles would surely approve 44
Turning a blind eye to pollution 45
The Wilbrahams' Choir 47
The Wilbrahams Film Club 49
Spotted Fy catchers 50
Wilbrahams' Winter Walk 51
Wilbrahams' WI 53
Auto Garage to Funeral Service 54
Wilbrahams' River Protection Society 55
Exercising Everyday 56
La Boheme at the Memorial Hall 57
Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 59
Country Music 60
Italian Night 61
The Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom Vegetable, Flower and Produce Show 2020 63
Crossword 67
Advertisers 68
Community Group Contact Details 69
Bus Timetable, 3 & 18 70
 

Issue Winter 2019

Winter 2019

Contents                                                         Page

Public Service Contact Details 4 Editorial 5 Letters 6 Great Wilbraham Parish Council 9 Little Wilbraham Parish Council 11 Great Wilbraham Primary School 13 PTFA  14 Great Wilbraham Village Post Office & Shop 15 Give a gift Twice this Christmas 16 Playground Opens, The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall 17 Wilbrahams’ Autumn Food & Craft Fair Sept 2019 21 Wilbrahams’ Social Club 22 Wilbrahams, Six Mile Bottom and Fulbourn Over 60 Club 23 The Future of the Carpenters’ Arms 24 St. Nicholas’ Tower project 25 Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Group 27 Wilbraham River Protection Society 29 Countryside Matters! 31 Untold Stories 32 Calendar 36/37 The St Nicholas Great Wilbraham Trust 39 Wilbrahams 2020 Calendar 39 Climate Change 40 Over the Farm Gate 42 The Day We Dropped a Clapper 43 Grand Opera at the Memorial Hall 44 The Wilbrahams Film Club 45 Frailty and Healthy Movement 46 The Wilbrahams’ Bridge Club : The Wilbrahams’ Choir 47 Getting to Know the Parishes 48 A View from the Garden 49 Cricket 51 Country Music 52 Carol singing 53 A14 update 55 Church Graffiti Protection from Witches 56 Christmas 57 Church Repairs 58 Wilbrahams’ WI 59 The Wilbrahams’ Collection 59 Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 61 Co-op Local Community Fund 63 The Big Conversation 65 Crossword 67 Advertisers 68 Community Group Contact Details 69 Bus Timetable, 3 & 18  70  

Issue Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019Contents Public Service Contact Details 4 Editorial 5 Letters 6 Martha Cunningham - Most Courageous Child 7 Untold Stories 9 Table Tennis 12 Great Wilbraham Parish Council 13 Scrabbling 14 The Wilbrahams' Youth Group 15 The Wilbrahams' Photographic Group 15 The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall 17 Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Group 19 Great Wilbraham Primary School 21 A View from the Garden 23 Little Wilbraham Parish Council, Little Wilbraham Feast 25 A Playground and a Path 26 Wilbraham River Water Levels Down 27 The Wilbrahams' Play Reading Group 27 Open Gardens Day 29 Another Award for the Warbler 30 Climate and Weather Changes 31 Well-brahams Mental Health & Well-being Group 32 Calendar 34/35 Wilbrahams Raise over £1500 for The Children’s Society 37 The Wilbrahams’ Bridge Club 38 RENEW Church 39 The Wilbrahams Film Club 40 The Wilbrahams’ Gardening Club 41 Local Botanical Artist Wins Silver Gilt in London 41 A Swift Update 43 The Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom Vegetable, Flower and Produce Show 44 WI Summer Supper Success 47 Climate Emergency? 48 Country Music 53 PTFA 53 Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 54 Wilbrahams, Six Mile Bottom and Fulbourn Over 60 Club 55 Diagnosis Confirmed 57 From our District Councillor 58 From Tree to Bell Stay 58 Cycling Safety 61 Crossword 63 Advertisers 64 Community Group Contact Details 65 Bus Timetable, 3 & 18 66

Issue Summer 2019

Summer 2019  Contents   Page Public Service Contact Details   4 Editorial   5 Letters   6 Scrabbling   9 The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall   10 Great Wilbraham Primary School   13 Great Wilbraham Parish Council   16 Church Porches and Porch Doors   19 A View from the Garden   21 Untold Stories   22 The Wilbrahams’ Community Choir   24 Over the farm gate   25 The Hole in the Wall   27 Speed Awareness Campaign   29 Cambridge Past, Present and Future   29 Bell Ringing   30 Wilbrahams, Six Mile Bottom and Fulbourn Over 60 Club   31 The Wilbrahams' Social Club   32 Calendar   34/35 Little Wilbraham & Six Mile Bottom Parish Council   37 Conservation Agriculture   37 Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Group   39 Country Music   40 The Grand Duke   41 Family Fun Day   42 The Little Wilbraham Feast is Back   43 The Wilbrahams Film Club   45 The Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom Vegetable, Flower and Produce Show   46 Well-brahams Mental Health & Well-being Group   48 The Wilbrahams’ Gardening Club   49 Medical Transport raises £250 for MAGPAS   51 Cricket : Early Onset Optimism   51 The Little Wilbraham’s Playspace   52 Cambridge Open Studios   54 Weenie Warblers baby & toddler group   56 Bin It Don't Fling It   56 Hazardous Duty for our Postman, Bill   57 That Guy on Television   59 Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club   61 Baa Baa Black Bags 25 bags full   62 Crossword   63 Advertisers   64 Community Group Contact Details   65 Bus Timetable, 3 & 18   66  

Issue Spring 2019

Spring 2019Contents Public Service Contact Details 4 Editorial 5 Letters 6 Great Wilbraham Parish Council 7 Pie and Ale Night 9 The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall 11 Great Wilbraham Primary School 15 Untold Stories 17 Baffles and Bells 20 The Hole in the Wall 21 Wilbraham River Protection Society 21 Another Wilbraham 23 Over the farm gate 24 A View from the Garden 25 The Five Pillars of Health 27 Please Welcome Our New Assistant Curate 28 The Wilbrahams’ WI 29 Wilbrahams’ Film Club  30 Coffee, Cakes and Natter 32 Wilbrahams’ Gardening Club 32 Calendar 34/35 WW1 Memorials and French Conservation Farming 37 Speed Awareness Campaign 40 Cambridge Hillclimb Champion 41 Still Scrabbling 41 Earliest evidence of British Beer Brewing in A14 site 43 Lost and Found no longer in the Police Role 44 Substantial Attendance at Church Celebrations 45 Wilbrahams’, Six-Mile-Bottom & Fulbourn Over 60’s Club 45 Watercolour Discovery 47 Lucy Frazer MP in Great Wilbraham 47 Planning Policy and the Effect on our Environment 48 Counting the Cost of Christmas 51 St John's Players 52 Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 53 RENEW 55 Ringing Remembers 56 Favourite Recipes 57 Our Swifts will soon be back 59 The Wilbrahams and Six Mile Bottom Produce Show 2019 59 Crossword 63 Advertisers 64 Community Group Contact Details 65 Bus Timetable 3 & 18  66

Issue Winter 2018

Winter 2019Contents ContentsContents Contents pagepagepage Public Service Contact Details 4 Editorial 5 Letters 6 Armistice Day Ringing 9 Great Wilbraham Parish Council 9 Baffles 10 Little Wilbraham Parish Council 11 The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall 13 Remembrance – a personal connection 16 Great Wilbraham Primary School 19 Another Wilbraham 20 Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Group 23 Wilbrahams’ Bridge Club 24 Comments on Fruit and Veg 25 Country Music 26 Model Railways 26 A View from the Garden 27 Over the farm gate 29 Untold Stories 30 Wilbrahams’, Six-Mile-Bottom & Fulbourn Over 60’s Club 32 Help needed to monitor wildlife 33 The Wilbrahams’ Community Choir 34 Calendar 36/37 The St. Nicholas Great Wilbraham Trust 39 Lucy Fraser MP update 40 RENEW 43 It’s Sad if you’re speeding in Great Wilbraham 44 A14 improvements 45 Crib Services and Nativity Plays 46 Wilbrahams’ Cricket Club 2018 47 The Wilbrahams' Social Club 49 Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 49 Red2Green's Community Café 51 Rainwater Drainage Work 53 Strength and balance classes 55 Gardening Club 57 Wilbrahams’ Film Club 58 Up, Up Upton and Away 61 Start your countdown to Christmas 62 Well-brahams 66 Crossword 67 Advertisers 68 Community Group Contact Details 69 Bus Timetable, 3 & 18 70

Issue Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018Public Service Contact Details 4  Editorial 5  Letters 6  Great Wilbraham Parish Council 9  Ringing to Remember 11  The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall 13  Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall Projector Installed 14  Eggs for Soldiers 17  Why Tommy? 18  Wilbrahams’, Six-Mile-Bottom & Fulbourn Over 60’s Club 19  An Awesome Achievement Recognised 21  Looking Back : Thunderstorms and Mrs Morley 21  Yet Another Award for the Warbler 23  Untold Stories 25  Produce Show 2018 27  A View from the Garden 30  Calendar 32/33  Who is who – and where – in St Nicholas’ Churchyard? 35  Country Music Dances 36  Snap Happy Photo Group 37  Wilbraham 100 Club 38  Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Group 39  Swifts in our villages – an update 40  Wilbrahams’ Bridge Club 41  Energy Challenge for Wilbraham School 41  Over the farm gate 43  WWI Cambridgeshire Soldiers in the National Archive 44  Scrabbling around from something to do on Wednesdays? 44  The Five Pillars of Health 46  Wilbrahams’ Cricket Club hits the sixes! 47  Flying high Mike Smith receives his 750km Diploma 49  World Cup comes to Wilbrahams 50  Dementia talk in May 51  Waving goodbye to Wilbraham River 53  Church Bells – what next? 53  Looking Back : Wilbraham pubs 55  Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 56  Quilting in the Wilbrahams 57  Crossword 59  Advertisers 60  Community Group Contact Details 61  Bus Timetable, 3 & 18 62 

Issue Summer 2018

Summer 2018 Contents page Public Service Contact Details 4  Editorial 5  Letters 6  Great Wilbraham Parish Council 8  Little Wilbraham & Six Mile Bottom Parish Council 10  The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall 14  Great Wilbraham Primary School 17  The Children’s Society 18  Train Running Day 20  Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Group 21  Wilbrahams’ Bridge Club 22  Untold Stories 24  Prescription Drop Off 29  Scrabble Afternoons 29  Visit to Mary Layton Almshouses 30  Produce Show 2018 31  Local Election Results 33  Calendar 36/37  A View from the Garden 39  The Five Pillars of Health 40  100 club for St Nicholas Trust 41  In Memoriam Sybil Goryn 42  A14 Progress 44  Country Music Dances 45  Ian’s on the run again 46  Well-brahams - Mental Health Group 47  Over the farm gate 49  Church Clock Damage Repaired & Church Window Restored 50  Weenie Warblers 51  RENEW Church 52  Village Management 54  Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 55  Expanding Role in the Community 56  Ringing to Remember 57  Swifts in our villages 59  To Run or Not to Run 60  The Wilbrahams' Social Club & Do the Wilbrahams need a cricket team? 62  Open Studios 65  Crossword 67  Advertisers 68  Community Group Contact Details 69  Bus Timetable, 3 & 18 70   

Issue Spring 2018

Spring 2018Contents page Public Service Contact Details 4  Editorial 5  Letters 6  Great Wilbraham Parish Council 7  Little Wilbraham & Six Mile Bottom Parish Council 10  Untold Stories 13  The Hole in the Wall 16  The Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall 17  Great Wilbraham Primary School & PTFA 20  Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Group 22  A View from the Garden 23  Swinging in the Wilbrahams 25  Wilbrahams’ Community Choir 27  Local native wildflower paintings 28  Wilbrahams’ Bridge Club 29  The Wilbrahams’ Gardening Club 31  Over the farm gate 31  Calendar 34/35  Repair of Church Window & The mystery of the Church Clock 37  Kiri – Social Work as seen on TV 38  Star-trails 40  The Adventures of Frizby and Blowpipe 41  Molendinaceous Mathematics 42  Wellbrahams - Mental Health Group 43  Telephone Box Book Exchange 43  The Wilbrahams Photographic Group 46  The Wilbrahams’ Website 46  Scrabble Afternoons 47  In the Very Heart of the Community 49  Country Music Dances 50  Why you should want to play cricket for Wilbrahams 50  The Children’s Society 51  The Five Pillars of Health 53  Wilbrahams’ Table Tennis Club 54  Wilbrahams Book Club 55  Over 60 Club 57  Six Mile Bottom Sports and Social Club 57  Produce Show 2018 59  Crossword 63  Advertisers 64  Community Group Contact Details 65  Bus Timetable, 3 & 18 66 4  Public Service Contact Details