On this page you can find out local news and also what is new on the website, scroll down to news section or read 'What's new?' at the top.

To submit photos or a story about your local event please email either  John@wooltonhill.com or Helen@wooltonhill.com

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If you are new to the village and have not yet received a welcome pack please get in touch with Carol Currey (caroljcurrey@gmail.com) to order one. We have many thriving groups, businesses and lots of activities going on - if your group or business is not currently listed here please let me know.

To find out what is on please consult our diary pages.

Do you have news regarding a local event or group - why not e-mail Helen and get it added to the website today.

News -

End of 1st World War Centenary

The villages of East Woodhay and Woolton Hill are marking the centenary of the end of the 1st World War on the 10th and 11th November with an exhibition, an evening of music and readings and an Act of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday.

On Saturday 10th between 10.00am and 4.00 pm East Woodhay Local History Society are presenting an exhibition about life in the village 100 years ago and about the men who lost their lives in both world wars who are commemorated on our war memorials. 52 men and one woman, a nurse, died in the 1st World War and a further 15 in the 2nd World War, based on new research.

At 7.00pm ‘We will remember them’ will take place in St Thomas’ Church, Woolton Hill. This will be an evening of music and readings concluded by a formal act of remembrance and the presentation of commemorative books to our parish churches, compiled by members of the Local History Society. East Woodhay Band will be playing and there will be refreshments in Woolton Hill Church Hall afterwards.

On Sunday morning both parishes are gathering for a united Act of remembrance at East End Green when names from the war memorials will be read


Village Market

We hope you have had a chance to visit our newly invigorated village market with new stalls including the fresh bakery and a fresh vegetable stall. Please come and show your support, pick up some local produce and perhaps enjoy a coffee and a chat! Please visit our newly revamped website for all the details.

Woolton Hill Village Market



Upcoming events:


St Thomas' Church Fete - Saturday 7th July 2018 2-4pm. Fun for the whole family with stalls, games, entertainment, cakes, plants, books, tombola and our ever popular bottle tombola.




The refurbished Church Hall was officially opened on Saturday 4th October 2014 by Sir George Young.

Our thanks go to everyone who supported this project.

Spectrum, our local magazine is now online, both on this website and on the Woolton Hill Facebook page. Have a look and let us know what you think.

Walking for Health

The walks take place every Friday; on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday the walks start from the Woolton Hill Church Hall at 10.30 and on the 2nd & 4th Friday from the Rampant Cat at 10.30. This allows for a more varied set of walks. At the end of the walks starting at the Woolton Hill Church Hall  please join us for a cup of coffee etc and a nice social chat. The walks last about an hour and will be over footpaths and roads and will be at a gentle pace. The walks are organised in association with Ramblers and Macmillan cancer support. If you'd like more info, please get in touch.


To submit photos or a story about your local event please email email Helen@wooltonhill.com

Holding an event ? Email John@wooltonhill.com for inclusion here.


Looking for childcare? We have a new advertiser - Woodlands Independent Day Nursery. Have a look at their page and website for further information.

Woodlands Day Nursery Greenham


Village Agent

Sarah Garland is the ‘Village Agent’ volunteer  for Highclere, East Woodhay and Ashmansworth area.  She is part of a Hampshire County Council’s- funded programme aimed at reaching out towith older people in rural areas.
The idea behind Village Agents like Sarah is to signpost people over the age of 55 to a variety of services that will enable them to live independently in their own homes for longer. To find out more
click here.


Local Images from the past

Recently I received an email from a former resident of Woolton Hill along with an image from the past:

Here is a picture of the Lodge at Tile Barn, Woolton Hill. It was probably taken around 1955 or 1956. Tile Barn Estate was divided into several lots around that time and my parents bought one lot and built a home directly behind the Lodge in 1958. They lived there from November 1958 until December 1967. It was my home from Nov 1958 until Oct 1961. The name of the house was "Crandalford"

I was married on Saturday April 16th.1960 at St Thomas's Church and I believe the name of the minister was Rev.Ardagh-Water. My oldest son was born at home there on Aug 6th 1961. He and the rest of my family now live in the US (my parents have since passed on). My son sent me the information regarding your web site for Woolton Hill. It is very interesting but many changes have occurred since 1961. I note the Harwood Stud is not named that anymore and I don't think the local Pub has the same name. We used to go to the Wheatsheaf.

I hope this information may be of some help in keeping the history of Woolton Hill interesting. I was there for such a short time but have many good memories. My parents were George and Peg Bain. My name was Jean Bain and I married Harvey Bane. That caused a lot of confusion throughout the years. My name has changed again to Scheline.

I will keep Woolton Hill Web in my files so I can look at the pictures again.

Best regards,

Jean M. Scheline

If you have any old photos or stories from the past, please send them in to Helen@wooltonhill.com

Woolton Hill Pre-school have a Facebook page as do the Cleres coffee/local mums group



Twinning Association Logo

Who are we and what do we do?

The aim of the Association is to establish friendly links between ourselves and our “twinned” villages in Normandy, France, and to encourage contacts between the regions in order to promote a better understanding of each other’s customs.  It’s a great opportunity to get a genuine flavour of France, not forgetting the good wines!

Read more about what we do and how to get involved on our page.

Gardeners Club schedule now online. Visit gardeners club page.


Local business now listed on WooltonHill.com - Greenwire Solar, your local renewable energy experts. View their listing here.

Foxes Tree Services - another local business now listed on WooltonHill.com - for all tree services. View their advert.

Have you tried our 'walking widget' to find a local walk or check out www.mapmyrun.com/routes for a recommended running route. Perhaps you would like to recommend your own favourite route - contributions are always welcome and appreciated by other users locally.


Made in the Hood is an established website allowing local artists and craftspeople to display their work to a wider online audience.

We are based in Woolton Hill, south of Newbury and are open to all artists who are within easy travelling distance of our neighbourhood (“Hood”) of Woolton Hill, Ball Hill, Highclere, Penwood and the villages of north Hamphire.

We launched the site, with a variety of work from several local craftspeople, at Woolton Hill Village Market on Sat 24th September 2011. We now have around 15 members across a range of media, including painting, photography, jewellery, silks, glass, ceramics and sculpture.

We exhibit both as a group and individually as part of the Open Studios Scheme and also at local events.

If you think you may be interested in promoting your work on a shared, affordable, local website, then do please contact us by e-mail us on info@madeinthehood.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you,

To find out more plese visit our website: www.madeinthehood.co.uk


The Chase website - get the latest news and information.

East Woodhay Parish Council website

East Woodhay Society- local group for everyone in the area.

Local police - contact information, monthly crime reports etc

Many of you may be unaware of a local group - East Woodhay and Highclere Neighbourcare. This is a volunteer group helping those in the community. Click on this link to find out more details.

Diary - find out what is going on and when.

Holistic Family Health Wellbeing

Come and experience various complementary health therapies in our local clinic - one of the best kept secrets in Woolton Hill.
Holistic Family HealthMassage, Computer Bio-resonance, Far Infra Red Sauna, EFT, Reiki, Crystal therapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Foot Spa Detox, Allergy Testing, Chakra Balance and Nutritional typing are only some of the therapies on offer.
Unbeatable 20 minute taster sessions for £10 offer.......booking essential.....!!

Holistic Family Health Clinic has a wealth of nutritional products and solutions here on the doorstep, while experiencing one of the many treatments on offer - it will give you a 'taster' and view of everything available - all of which is aimed at improving the quality of YOUR life.

Call Bonni at the clinic on 01635 253274 to make your booking.