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Nayland with Wissington Calendar 2022 - ON SALE

The 2022 calendar is available to purchase in village shops; Nayland Post Office, Forget Me Not, Melissa's Hair Salon or from 17 Court Street. They are priced £7 and make ideal gifts.

They are also available to purchase online from naylandandwiston.net/calendar.  Payment would be via Paypal and delivery by post.

Alternatively they can be ordered using the order form available here with payment by cheque.

The stunning photographs in the 2022 calendar provide a wonderful record of the parish as it is today. They reflect the beauty of the village, its wildlife and its surrounding landscape.  Wendy Sparrow, the Parish Recorder, has included a history piece entitled ‘Nayland’s Sporting Past'.

The fabulous photographs were taken by local residents and selected by public vote.  There were 150 wonderful images submitted in the competition so choosing just 13 was not an easy task.  We hope everyone enjoyed taking part and will enjoy the calendar. The photographs submitted can be viewed on the Calendar page.

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The Calendars and the Photographs

A village calendar for Nayland with Wissington has been produced by the Community Council since 2010. Following a suggestion by Hazel Gardiner in 2008 a sub-committee was formed to bring the idea to fruition. Members of the committee for the first calendar were: Hazel Gardiner, Lorraine Brooks, Wendy Sparrow, Jenny Smith and Chris Hunt. More recently the team has included, Hazel Gardiner, Lorraine Brooks, Wendy Sparrow, Trevor Smy, Colin Ramsell, Sally Dalton, Pat Bray.

A photographic competition, open to anyone living or working in the parish, is held each May to generate the photographs for the twelve months and a front cover. For each month the modern photograph is accompanied by an older image and historical information.

The stunning photographs which have been entered in the competitions have made judging very difficult for the professional photographer requested to fulfil this task. The images have been excellent and such a superb reflection of our parish, its character and landscape.

All the entries are on display on the May Bank Holiday following judging, but it is felt that this is insufficient to do them justice so they have been included in the photo albums. Copies of these albums are available online - click on the images to view.

2010 Album 2011 Album 2012 Album 2013 Album 2014 Album

 

 

The 2021 Photographic Competition

The photographic competition to generate images for the 2022 Nayland with Wissington Calendar took place using online technology again due to the Coronavirus restrictions. We missed seeing everyone in the church hall for what is usually a nice social occasion but the number of entries was again high with just over 150 photos submitted by 29 photographers. 

Thank you to everyone who entered; the standard of the photographs was fantastic resulting a wonderful selection of scenes and subjects for viewers to choose from.

Congratulations to those who received the most votes for their fabulous photographs. They were: Brian Sanders, Elaine Muskett, Luke Speakman, Mandy Cook, Antony Day, Rebecca Gladwell, Stuart Howells, Wendy Sparrow and Justin Dowding.

The benefit of conducting the competition this way means the images are stiall available to view. The photographs were split into categories for selection and the photos can be viewed by clicking on the links

Thank you all for taking part.

 

Wissington
select 1

Street Scenes
select 1
Features
select 1
The River
select 2
Views
select 3

The 2020 Photographic Competition

Thank you to everyone who entered a very different competition this year; not to be stopped by the Coronavirus pandemic using the internet enabled the competition to go ahead. This was a great success; there was a wonderful selection of 199 images for residents to choose their favourite 12 scenes. 

This year a number of the photographs entered do not strictly conform to the criteria of‘being 'recognisable as being in Nayland or Wiston’.  However, this was an exceptional year, one where our wildlife played an important part in our lives so the criteria was been relaxed to allow these delightful images to be considered for inclusion for the 2021 Nayland with Wissington calendar.

The benefit of conducting the competition this way means the images are stiall available to view. The photographs were split into categories for selection and the photos can be viewed by clicking on the links

Thank you all for taking part.

 

 

Wissington

People & Events

Street Scenes & Buildings

Features:
Architectural & Natural

Nature & Wildlife

The River

Parish Views

The 2019 Photographic Competition

The photographic competition to generate images for the 2020 Nayland with Wissington Calendar took place on 8th May.  There were 128 beautiful scenes submitted, making selection of just twelve scenes and a cover very difficult indeed. 

This year we asked visitors to the display to select their 12 favourite photographs and cover image to include in the calendar and this seemed to be a very popular idea with over 60 of you carefully studying all the images before making your choices.  It was not an easy task choosing just 12 scenes from so many lovely photographs! 

The photographs selected were submitted by Julie Clark, Nicola Thorogood, Joanna Petersen, Graham Wiles, Antony Day, Mandy Cook, Brian Sanders, Lorraine Brooks, Hazel Gardiner, Sally Dalton, Adrian Szabo, Wendy Sparrow and Phil Border.

You will have to wait for the calendar to see the selected entries but shown here are an example of the other delightful images submitted and on show at the exhibition.  As hoped entries represented the different seasons with our range of weather conditions, from glorious sunshine to mist and snow.  Locations ranged from village activities and events such as the Nayland 10K Fun Run, Church Fete, Open Gardens and erecting the village Christmas tree to parish landmarks, such as St James' and St Mary’s churches.  There were a variety of street scenes, views of the meandering river Stour, the countryside and farming views and some interesting architectural and natural features including the remains of the Mill wheel at Wiston and a vintage tractor parked outside the Surgery.  Several people managed to capture spur of the moment scenes, and our feathered residents - the ducks, swans and Gordon, our resident goose on Caley Green. 


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The 2018 Photographic Competition

The photographic competition to generate images for the 2019 Nayland with Wissington Calendar took place on 7th May.  There were 148 beautiful scenes submitted, making selection of just twelve scenes and a cover very difficult indeed. 

The judge, Geoff Meadowcroft, was impressed by the marvellous variety of picturesque views and village activities that had been represented and the interesting compositions captured.

The photographs selected were submitted by Sue Pilgrim, John Milbank, Graham Wiles, Antony Day, Mandy Cook, Will Hitchcock, Lorraine Brooks, Hazel Gardiner, Diane Leach, Maggie Ryan and Helen Walder

You will have to wait for the calendar to see the selected entries but shown here are an example of the other delightful images submitted and on show at the exhibition.  As hoped, entries represented the different seasons with our range of weather conditions, from glorious sunshine to mist and snow.  Locations ranged from village activities and events such as the Nayland 10K Fun Run, Church Fete, Open Gardens and erecting the village Christmas tree to parish landmarks, such as St James' and St Mary’s churches.  There were a variety of street scenes, views of the meandering river Stour, the countryside and farming views and some interesting architectural and natural features including the carvings in St James’ and the footbridge at Pop's Piece.  Several people managed to capture spur of the moment scenes, and our feathered residents - the ducks, swans and resident goose on Caley Green . 
The images selected for inclusion in the calendar have been matched up with interesting old images of the village and historic detail is being added by Wendy Sparrow. 

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The Annual Calendar Photographic Competition : 2017

The photographic competition to generate images for the 2018 Nayland with Wissington Calendar took place on 1st May.  There were 130 beautiful scenes submitted, making selection of just twelve scenes and a cover very difficult indeed. 

The judge, Geoff Meadowcroft, was impressed by the marvellous variety of village activities and picturesque views that had been represented and the interesting compositions captured. The photographs selected were submitted by Graham Wiles, Maggie Ryan, Julie Clark, John Dalton, Hazel Gardiner, Mike Hunter, Justin Dowding, Lorraine Brooks, Mandy Cook and Wendy Sparrow.

As hoped entries represented the different seasons with our range of weather conditions, from glorious sunshine to mist and flood.  Locations ranged from village activities and events such as the Street Fayre, Church Fete, Open Gardens and Court Knoll Archaeological Dig to parish landmarks, such as St James' and St Mary’s churches and Caley Green.  There were a variety of street scenes, views of the meandering river Stour, the countryside and farming views and some interesting architectural and natural features including the horseshoe weir and the footbridge at Pop's Piece. Several people managed to capture spur of the moment scenes, such as a vintage car travelling through Mill Street, the ducks and resident goose being fed on Caley Green and traffic negotiating floods on the by-pass. 

 

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The Annual Calendar Photographic Competition: 2016

The photographic competition to generate images for the 2017 Nayland with Wissington Calendar took place on 2nd May.  There were 138 beautiful scenes submitted, making selection of just twelve scenes and a cover very difficult indeed. 

The judge, Geoff Meadowcroft, was impressed by the marvellous variety of village activities and picturesque views that had been represented and the interesting compositions captured. The photographs selected were submitted by Graham Wiles, Anna Boon, Anne Spencer, Hazel Gardiner, Mike Hunter, Sybil Wade, Lorraine Brooks, Sandra Gibbons, Wendy Sparrow, Julian Baker and Mandy Cook.

As hoped entries represented the different seasons with our range of weather conditions, from glorious sunshine to mist and flood.  Locations ranged from village activities and events such as the Church Fete, Open Gardens, Flower Show and Remembrance services, to parish landmarks, such as St James' and St Mary’s churches and the Pound House.  There were a variety of street scenes, views of the meandering river Stour, the countryside and farming views and some interesting architectural and natural features including the horseshoe weir and Anchor bridge. Several people managed to capture spur of the moment scenes, such as a helicopter visiting the Anchor Inn, harvesting the crops and scenes of traffic negotiating floods on the by-pass.  The goose who has taken up residence by Bear Street bus stop was also a popular subject.

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The Annual Calendar Photographic Competition: 2015

There was a excellent display of photographs for this year’s competition to generate images for the 2016 Nayland with Wissington calendar. One hundred and twenty four beautiful scenes were submitted for judging, making selection of just twelve scenes very difficult indeed.

The judge, Geoff Meadowcroft, felt the quality of entries improves each year and was impressed by the marvellous variety of village activities and views that had been represented and the interesting compositions captured. The selected photographs were submitted by Graham Wiles, Anne Spencer, Nigel Evans, Trevor Smy, Hazel Gardiner, Mike Hunter, Lorraine Brooks, Antony Day, Wendy Sparrow and Oliver Hughes, one of our young photographers.

Following the judging in the Church Hall on 4th May, the doors opened for viewing. It was a very pleasant afternoon with visitors stopping to chat and have refreshments.

Tha calendar is now being assembled and will be available to buy from 8th August at the Flower Show.

The Community Council are grateful to the calendar team and helpers for their commitment to this project. 

Residents are reminded to keep their cameras handy to take photos for next year's competition. With all the attractive scenes within the parish, aspects of village life and variations in weather, seasons, and so on the scope for capturing different compositions is considerable.

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