East Woodhay and Woolton Hill
Woolton Hill is now much the larger village, having grown substantially in the last forty years, but originally East Woodhay was the main village - St Martin's is still the "Mother church". Like much of the northern part of the constituency this area is geographically and administratively in Hampshire, but postally in Berkshire, with a Reading (RG20) post code. During a recent local government reorganisation, there were proposals to bring these and other local villages into the Newbury (now West Berkshire) district - well-organised local opposition put a stop to that!Woolton Hill has a thriving post office stores and a pub that is very much a social hub for the village, The Rampant Cat. The schools here set excellent standards.

My picture, courtesy of David Sadler, shows the cross in the hamlet of East End, mid way between the two churches - St Martin's East Woodhay and St Thomas' Woolton Hill.

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News
 
4 Oct 2014 Woolton Hill Village Hall Re-opened
26 Oct 2013 Woolton Hill says farewell to Su and Raj
30 Jun 2013 Living Stones Cookbook raises Funds for Church
27 May 2013 St Martins Guild Fete held in East Woodhay
24 Nov 2012 Woolton Hill celebrates 3 years of Village Market
28 Jul 2012 Village Market incorporates Pizza Lesson
13 Apr 2012 East Woodhay Society holds Inaugural Meeting
24 Sep 2011 Woolton Hill Village Market enters its 3rd Year
25 Sep 2010 Woolton Hill Village Market celebrates First Year
3 Jul 2010 St Thomas Church holds Fete
14 Mar 2010 Artex 10 Exhibition held in East Woodhay
26 Sep 2009 Sir George opens Woolton Hill Village Market
20 Sep 2009 Bishop inaugurates new Benefice in North West Hampshire
25 May 2009 St Martins Guild holds Fete
31 Oct 2008 Sir George opens Art for Christmas
20 Jun 2008 Music in the Garden raises £20,000 for Charities
25 May 2008 St Martins Church celebrates Centenary of Guild
15 Mar 2008 Sir George visits Artex 08
28 May 2007 East Woodhay Twinning Association unveil new sign
2 Jul 2006 Lychgate re-dedicated at St Thomas' Woolton Hill
29 May 2006 East Woodhay holds Church Fete
1 Jul 2005 Exhibition held to help rebuild Church Lychgate
30 May 2005 St Martins Guild Fete held at Malverleys, East Woodhay
5 May 2005 The last of the working lunches
4 May 2005 The last day of the campaign in spent in Whitchurch & Clere
18 Apr 2005 Politician fails to kiss baby!
16 Apr 2005 Meeting the Mums - and some Dads - at Woolton Hill
15 Apr 2005 The canvassing team sweeps through Burghclere, Woolton Hill and Penwood.
14 Mar 2005 Art Exhibition 2005 raises funds for St Martin's School and Church
4 Dec 2004 A tasty start to Christmas at East Woodhay
6 Nov 2004 Highclere & East Woodhay Tories hold Guy Fawkes Quiz
3 Jun 2004 Sir George urges the Forestry Commission to re-think on Pen Wood Rally
11 May 2004 New picture for Highclere Church
8 May 2004 Penwood Motor Cycle Rally Fears - more news
1 May 2004 Sir George opens new Music School at Horris Hill
6 Dec 2003 Highclere Tories hold Christmas Lunch
19 Oct 2003 East Woodhay Quintet perform at St Thomas Autumn Festival
26 Sep 2003 St Martins School open new Building
11 Jul 2003 Broadband - Good News for Dummer and Monk Sherborne
23 Apr 2003 Broadband: Progress in North West Hampshire
28 Feb 2003 Congratulations Highclere - and Woolton Hill, Burghclere . . .
15 Feb 2003 Woolton Hill Traffic Safety Group Exhibition
4 Oct 2002 Woolton Hill hold Art Exhibition
2 Sep 2002 Sir George responds to Greenham Common decision
25 Jul 2002 Sir George backs campaign on phone masts
20 Apr 2002 Campaign moves to Woolton Hill
10 Apr 2002 Basingstoke and Deane - Time for a Better Deal
1 Dec 2001 Highclere and East Woodhay NWHCA hold Bangers and Mash Party
2 Oct 2001 Parish Councils combine to oppose Sainsbury's Depot
29 Sep 2001 St Thomas' Church hold Art Exhibition
14 Sep 2001 Highclere and East Woodhay Tories hold Winetasting
12 Sep 2001 Sir George pays tribute to Lord Carnarvon
12 Sep 2001 Sainsbury's respond on traffic flows
12 Sep 2001 Sainsbury's respond on traffic flows (2)_
 
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15 Apr 2005 What is happening about Penwood crossroads?
23 Mar 2005 Is this The Bicycling Baronet?
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On a Lighter Note
 
5 Jul 2014 Sir George opens St Thomas' Church Fete in Woolton Hill
5 Jul 2014 Sir George opens St Thomas' Church Fete in Woolton Hill
5 Jul 2014 Sir George opens St Thomas' Church Fete in Woolton Hill
 
Local Links
 
East Woodhay Parish Council
Including noticeboard, minutes of meetings, contact information and a local bus timetable.
Woolton Hill Junior School
OFSTED reported (June 2001) that "This is a very good school, with some excellent features". See the school website for much more information.
St Martin's Primary School, East Woodhay
St. Martin's is a Church of England primary school for children from 4 to 11 years; as the name suggests, it has close links with the parish church of the same name. Established as a National School in 1834 it has served local families for more than 160 y
Highclere and District on the Web
An extensive directory of local clubs, organisations, public services and businesses, plus an events diary, covering Woolton Hill and East Woodhay as well as the Highclere parishes.
Local statistics
This page at the Office of National Statistics site gives information about the population, age profile, employment etc in the East Woodhay electoral ward.

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