Leisure

Leisure

leisure1
Woodlands Cricket Team

Many of the local leisure activities were organised by the pubs or set up by local people. For example, each pub had their own darts team. The landlord of the Cricketers set up a cricket team known eponymously as Vic Greens 11.

Many of the local leisure activities were organised by the pubs or set up by local people. For example, each pub had their own darts team. The landlord of the Cricketers set up a cricket team known eponymously as Vic Greens 11.

Aside from sport, there are / have been many other leisure groups. The Woodlands Women’s institute first met in 1945 and are still going strong. The Woodlands Social club met in the 1960’s.

leisure-2
Netley Marsh Brownies and Guides

The Woodlands gardening club is also a long-standing group. The history group is perhaps one of the newest groups, established in 2017. All of these groups meet at the community hall in Woodlands Road. Other groups meet at the Church hall in Netley Marsh, such as line dancing, adult fitness, a toddler group and children’s ballet. Both halls can be privately hired for events.

For children, there is a long tradition of scouting and Guiding. The photo of the Guides in the gallery dates to the 1930s and it is said to be one of the oldest guide groups in the country. It stopped just before WW2 but restarted in the 1950s and is still very popular today, with the younger branches of Rainbows and Brownies. The photo in the gallery shows Rev. Oakes and the scouts playing cricket. Today, both boys and girls enjoy Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meetings in the Church Hall.