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The Annual Calendar Photographic Competition

With spring approaching the competition to generate photographs for the 2018 village calendar is drawing closer.

The Community Council welcome photographs taken in recent years, which represent our beautiful parish and our thriving community. There is no age limit and we would love to have more entries from young people, the aim is to make it an enjoyable community project.

The photographs, reflecting any of the 12 months of the year, may include scenic views, architectural and natural features, street scenes and any seasonal or unusual aspects of the parish.  Community events and society activities would also be appreciated.

The competition to find twelve suitable photographs will be staged, as previously, on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May in the Church Hall and all the entries will be on public display during the afternoon, from 1pm-4pm.

Deadline for entries will be Saturday 22nd April 2017

Click for further details and an entry form

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The 2017 Nayland with Wissington Calendar

Copies of the 2017 village calendar are now available to purchase in Nayland Post Office, local shps and via this website. If you have any queries telephone 01206 262807 or email

The calendar can also be bought by post. Click here for more details and an order form. The cost is £5, plus £1.30 for p&p. If you have any queries telephone 01206 262807 or email

The stunning photographs in the 2017 calendar provide a wonderful record of the parish as it is today. They represent the diverse activities in our active community and reflect the beauty of the village and its surrounding landscape.

In addition, an older image relating to each modern scene is included with historical notes by Wendy Sparrow, the Parish Recorder. Wendy has also included a history of ‘A Year in the Life of the Village’.

  Calendars For Sale

Enlarged Photographic Prints

Enlarged prints of photographs featured in the 2010 to 2017
Nayland with Wissington Calendars are availale to order.

The cost of prints, sized up to 11¼”/28.6cm by 8”/21.3cm, is £10.

There are some stunning images of Nayland and Wiston to choose from.
Examples can be seen in the catalogues below of each year.
Click for an order form.
For further queries ring Lorraine 01206 262807 or email

2010 Photographs 2011 Photographs 2012 Photographs
2013 Photographs 2014 Photographs 2015 Photographs
2016 Photographs 2017 Photographs  


2010 Album

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, Colin Ramsell, Pat Bray and Trevor Smy joined the team in place of Jenny Smith and Chris Hunt.

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.

2011 Album
2012 Album 2013 Album 2014 Album

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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