Posted by: kellywoodroffe | 26/06/2014

A Message from our Leader

Hello everybody.

We hope you are all getting into the swing of summer by enjoying all this lovely sunny weather.

Here’s a quick note from Liz Houghton taken from the Around and About Wicken Magazine

Wicken Beer Festival

Well, after last year we feared another wet weekend and this is what the forecasters were predicting for this year. We were hughely relieved that they kept up with tradition and their predictions were incorrect. Although it wasn’t the warmest, it was another successful Festival with over 2,000 pints sold. We’ve raised just over £3,000 which we’re delighted with.

Liz Houghton

Liz Houghton

Our thanks, as always, go to the organising committee (Sue & Rory Woodroffe, Richard Abbott, Marc Hawes, Jack White and Jim Day) and the many helpers without whom it wouldn’t be the success it is; Cass Clay, Jerry & Susan Woodroffe, Kelly & Bernie, Nick Clarke, Richard French, Bob & Bridie Heuer, Jo Moore, Jilly Rogers, Jean Turner, Rachel & Beth Earl and G’s of Barway.

Our biggest thanks, though, go to the many, many supporters who came and tried our selection of beverages, food and entertainment and made the hard work worthwhile. We have created quite a following with regulars appearing year after year.

If anyone wishes to get involved for next year, please let me know. We could do with a bit more physical muscle to help out with putting the marquees up prior and clearing up after on the Sunday. 

Liz Houghton

Wicken Mill

Wicken Mill


There are a few events going on in the Village this weekend starting on Friday evening with a Wicken vs Ivor Searle football friendly.  Followed by live music and drinking at the Maids Head.  On Saturday 28th June there is the Wicken Fete and Dog Show, taking place on our village greens outside the Maids Head, Pond Green and Mission (Village) Hall.  Free Entry, Free Parking and loads of stalls, games, bric-a-brac, tombola’s, BBQ, beer tent, cakes, and live music.  The Wicken Mill will also be open throughout the day – check out their Facebook page by clicking here or their website by clicking here.

We’ll see you there, probably in the beer and cider tent!

Farmer Jonny's Beer Tent

Farmer Jonny’s Beer Tent


  1. Reblogged this on Bernie Hough and commented:

    Thanks to all who came 🙂


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