Have you ever had such a ‘hot holiday month’ as August before in Wednesfield? Because I CANNOT THINK OF ONE?
There is so much going on, and all of this is about people giving their free time to volunteer so that others can enjoy August at home here in Wednesfield. In fact I am stunned at the level and quality of the activity and most of these initiatives are free to all!
Here is a flavour of the events I have known about .. there may be others, I apologise if I have not got them all on here….! Wednesfield Magazine got the events rolling with its August issue sporting the Wodensfield Battle Re enactment plans. The Magazine Front Page also gave the event planned big coverage.
1-2nd August – The month started with an exciting Floating Market –Held at the Bentley Bridge Mooring in Wednesfield around 800 visitors over the two days. Family and children came down to see how our ancient and wonderful canal here in Wednesfield, comes back to life with Narrow boats and traders. Many people commented “What a better way to start August, but with a visit to our historic canal!”
This August we had the following narrowboats join us for the day.
- Crafts from Morgana– knitted and crocheted items plus jewellery, second hand books, plants beads, felt and embroidery threads.
- Golden Boyz– Doggie Gifts and everything for dog lovers.
- Suzy’z Spud Boat selling lots of tasty food for hungry customers.
- Sparks – The floating plant shop with an amazing array of flowers & plants across the roof.
Witchcraft– Selling hand made goods including Knitwear, chutney, and Owl gifts!
On the 3rd August – The Police and Fire Service put on free Play Schemes in our Parks titled ‘Blue Lamp’ play
5th & 6th August – The City and the Village commemorated It’s the Anniversary of the Great Battle of Wodensfield, from which the Village got its name. Wolverhampton City in which Wednesfield Village is located flew the City flag to commemorate the anniversary of this important Battle. We urged the raising of a flag from residents homes to remember the historic days on the 5-6th August when the Saxons defeated and killed 5 Danish Kings on the heathland of Wednesfield!t Thereby giving the Village its name of Woden’sField later to become Wednesfield.
Wednesfield History Society joined with me for some pre arranged publicity in Wolverhampton with the City Council, that got carried in the Local newspaper and across the Black Country via Big City TV, about the origins of the Battle of Wodensfield. Wednesfield Magazine also gave the events big coverage.
What a Great Community We Are
But it’s the rest of the Wednesfield Community that is the real winners, because if you are at home in this holiday month of August. The family, the Children, all have something to do and see, and take part in if you want too!
So as you can see the whole of this month has been and is ’hot’ with events and when you look at all that has taken place. I think we can see that our community is not only a great place to live , but it has a strong core of people who give their time up for their sport, their history, and their passions.
Also taking place on
- 8-9th August Saturday – Great Battle Re-Enactment took place. This was the high light of the month for many people. Following the Danes & Saxons group marching through the Village and then onto a battle site at Wednesfield High School. Estimates were that 1,000 people turned out at the Wednesfield High for this free event. Many hundreds of others were thrilled to see the enactors in period dress walk through the High Street!
- 8th August Saturday The Dog & Partridge – The Dog and Partridge hosted a charity fun day from 10am. All were welcome with free entry – The Charity they are raising awareness and money for is Children With Cancer UK
- Sunday 9th August – Blue Light Play Scheme- West Midlands Police & Fire Service have come together and have provided some great dates and events Sunday 9th August – Playing fields, Amos Lane 7pm-9pm
- 9th August – Wednesfield Aces are also staging the World Cycle Speedway Championships at their home cycle track in Ashmore Park. Its rumoured that Sky TV will be broadcasting from the event. – This event had a very big crowd turnout to see these World Championships. There were thrills and spills and excitement. The Wednesfield Aces administrative team and their volunteers created a very exciting event. Wonderful publicity for heir Club and great publicity for Wednesfield and the City of Wolverhampton.
- Friday 14th August – West Midlands Police and Fatties Bait and Tackle will be hosting their 5th Annual Fishing contest. Open to all aged 16 and under…All the prizes on the day are to be supplied by the shop! Isn’t that just great…Fatty’s tel number if you are interested is 01902 725311.
- Tuesday 18th August Blue Light Play Scheme – Perry Hall Park 7pm – 9pm
- Thursday 20th August Blue Light Play Scheme– Perry Hall Park 2pm – 4pm
- Tuesday 25th August – Blue Light Play Scheme Playing fields – Griffiths Drive, Ashmore Park 7pm-9pm. Again the Police & Fire Service coming together to provide free schemes for our community
- Tuesday 25th August 2015 – Ashmore Park Library– A great Reading event between 12noon and 1.00pm Supported By The Dogs Trust – Aimed at children aged 5+. Remember Children under the age of 8 Must be accompanied by an Adult! This is another great event provided by the Library service…so place it in your Diary and come along!.