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Wolvey Environmental Group
at the Shows 2012

2012 was a busy year for Wolvey Environmental Group, as well as exhibiting at the usual village events the group were on the road taking the display to the Burbage Common Open Day for the first time. The Environmental Group and were also heavily involved in Wolvey's 60 Years of a Village at Play project which was part of Wolvey's celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee.
 
The main display boards are updated prior to the start
start of each display season (usually in March) and the
the content reviewed periodically throughout the year.
 
Wolvey Annual Parish Meeting 2012
Burbage Common Open day 2012
60 Years of a Village at Play Exhibition 2012
Wolvey Annual Produce Show 2012
60 Years of a Village at Play Party 2012
Wolvey Christmas lights switch-on 2012
 

Wolvey Annual Parish Meeting
25th April 2012

Wolvey Village Hall

The Annual Parish Meeting is traditionally the is first event of the
season and gives Wolvey Environmental Group the opportunity
to exhibit the newly updated display boards for the first time.
 

 Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins

As the first event of the season any feedback on
the updated content of the display is encouraged.

The displays continue to expand, for 2012 the rear
two display panels were utilised for the first time
plus new photo albums and A3 posters were added.

 
Barbara Jones prepares for a talk
and slide show on the forthcoming
60 Years of a Village at Play project
The seating is in place and
and final checks made
prior to the visitors arriving


Burbage Common Open Day
25th May 2012

Burbage Common
This year Wolvey Environmental Group exhibited
at the Burbage Country Show for the first time.
 

Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins.


The display area at the show was in a very large marquee
split down the middle into two sections to provide four
rows of exhibits... the views above show both sections.
The pictures were taken from the same vantage point.

The show was a great success with lots of interest shown
in the group's display, visitors came from as far away as
Germany and  Canada.

As well as the exhibits in the main marquee
there were various country pursuits on show
including a falconry display in the main arena.

There was plenty to see for both adults and
children including birds of prey and Alpacas


 60 Years of a Village at Play Exhibition
2nd June 2012

Wolvey Village Hall
  The 60 Years of a Village in Play Project culminated in the village hall being transformed into an exciting, interactive exhibition, as artists and community members installed display boards, projection screens, hung exhibits from the rafters, decked out a gazebo, laid out table top displays and much more.
 

Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins and Geoff Lewis.

Wolvey Environmental Group exhibited  its display at the rear of the
village hall where seats were arranged in a cafe style. Here visitors
were provided with a range of puzzles whilst they enjoyed refreshments.

The cafe area was extremely busy throughout the exhibition and
most of the visitors took time out to view the group's display.

Members of the Environmental Group also constructed large maps
of the village where areas of play over the last 60 years were identified.


   
The maps exhibit proved very popular with a steady stream of visitors
enjoying a nostalgic look back at play over the last 60 years.
 
See further images in Wolvey Picture Galleries


Wolvey Annual Produce Show
8th September 2012

Wolvey Playing Fields
 
This years produce show was bigger and better than ever,
as well as the usual produce and crafts show it included
a car boot sale, a dog show and a pets & livestock section.
Visitors came from from as far away as Loughborough,
Manchester and East Yorkshire.
 

Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins.

There were a host of marquees and gazebos housing the miriad
of exhibits, here the tug-o-war rope is shown newly laid out.


Wolvey Environmental Group's display was housed in a
large marquee which enabled the use of the rear panels
so the display could be viewed from both sides.

The show attracted a large number of visitors to its many stalls and exhibits.

In the livestock section, Aston Alpacas were particularly popular with visitors.


60 Years of a Village at Play Party
6th October 2012

Wolvey Village Hall

To celebrate the end of The 60 Years of a Village in Play Project Wolvey Parish Council organised a party in the Village Hall. All groups and individuals
involved in the project were invited and filled the hall to its capacity.
  

Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins and David Alford.

The party was a social, fun event with some of the
60 Years of a Village exhibition displays and
photos of the Jubilee weekend events on view.

The large maps that members of the Environmental Group
constructed for the 60 Years of a Village at Play exhibition
were again on show in the back room of the village hall.

The 60 years of a village at play maps exhibitproved a constant source of interest, reference and amusement. Guests relived the 60 Years of a Village
at Play exhibition through a slide show
projected onto a big screen.
 
See further images in Wolvey Picture Galleries


Wolvey Christmas Lights Switch-on
2nd December 2012

Wolvey Square and Village Hall

  The beautiful Norwegian Spruce was again decorated by members of Wolvey Environmental group and friends. This year Barbara Jones was nominated to turn on the lights in recognition of her work this year during the Sixty Years of Play Project and the new lights made the tree looked stunning.
  

Images by kind permission of Pete Hopkins.

The Norwegian Spruce looked magnificent in Wolvey Square.

Keith Orchard counts down as Barbara Jones presses the switch to turn on the lights. Ruth, Barbara and Margaret
following the switch-on.

Wolvey Environmental Group's display is
set up in the Village Hall ready for visitors


This year the group's display was situated away from the wall allowing
access to the rear panels enabling the viewing from either side.

Bulkington Silver Band and Wolvey Choir entertained the visitors with Carols.

Mulled Wine, tea, coffee and mince pies were served in the
Village Hall where were more visitors than ever before.


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