Groups & Clubs

Below you will find some of the Clubs and Groups in Walgrave ~ please scroll down.

If you would like to have your club or group, etc. included, or have details amended, please e-mail 


retro ribbon – WI purple Walgrave WI    
  When: Usually the third Monday of the month, at 7.30pm  
Where: Walgrave Baptist Chapel school room  
Contact: Jenny Knight – 01604 781724  
Membership fees: Reviewed annually – visitors first meeting free  
National website:  

Walgrave WI was formed in 1942 and presently has over 30 members. For more information please contact Jenny as above and click here to see the programme of What's On in 2017 – do come to our regular meetings; plus read the latest news from Walgrave WIOctober 2016

We look forward to seeing you soon.



The next meeting is on Monday 15 May 2017

Members Meeting

monday_club_logo Walgrave Monday Club
  When: Monday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm (summer)  
  Where: Walgrave Baptist Chapel Schoolroom  
  Contact: June 781352; Margaret 781329; Dorothy & Michael 781226 or Sue 781735  
  This is an afternoon get-together for the over 50's which was first started as a Derby & Joan Club in the 1960's. We play a wide variety of games including Bridge, Whist, Dominoes and Scrabble – the afternoon is a social time with tea & home-made cakes and an opportunity to meet and make friends and exchange news. During the year we organise various outings to places of interest and lunches at the Royal Oak.New members are always welcome.  


Bell ringing at St Peter's  
  Have you ever thought about learning to play the heaviest musical instrument in the world and learn about the English Tradition of Change Ringing … well, you can in Scaldwell and Walgrave! You don’t have to live in these villages; we have members from Hannington, Old and Mawsley as well! Full details here  


bowls Walgrave Short Mat Bowls Club

Every Monday evening between 7.30 and 9.30pm and Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 4pm

Please note the extra day and times!!

  Where: Walgrave Village Hall  
  Contact: Neil Clements on 01604 714611  

Now in its 26th year, the club meets throughout the year and is a very informal gathering – we do not play in any leagues. We welcome new members and previous playing experience is not necessary, bowls can be provided by the club. Tuition can be given but most new players pick it up as they go along. If you are interested, please come along and have a go – we would be delighted to see you.

WWWboots Walgrave Wild Walkers (WWW)  
  WWW was originally set up to arrange “wild” days out by employing rapid emails to members so as to accommodate any sudden change in the weather or plans in order to get the best from the walking.This is still the case and we do go out in small groups with minimal notice. But in order to include anybody in our community who would like to come out, we also make allowance for longer term planning to accommodate families etc. and have to take pot-luck with the weather.  

Latest news (November 2016) and some previous information here

New right of way information

Contact Malcolm Campbell on 01604 781446 or – or –

Karen Page-Spencer at

route map Local longish walk No. 1   Shortwood House and the site of the medieval village of Faxton  
long walk 2 Local longish walk No. 2   The Lodges and Great Cransley  
walking3a Local longish walk No. 3   Hardwick Lodge and Badsaddle Wood  
map route 4 001 Local longish walk No. 4   Hannington and Holcot  

Walgrave Community Cinema Club

Walgrave Village Hall NN6 9PZ

  Latest News – November 2016  


Saturday 25th March at 6.30pm

'Casablanca' (u)

  Please note the earlier time, there will be a meal first – please click on this link for details … tickets in advance only!  

Ticket information

Licensed bar available with a selection of real ales, lager, red & white wine, soft drinks and snacks



village voices Village Voices choir
  When: Thursday between 7.30 and 9.30pm  
  Where: The Baptist Chapel rooms, Gold Street  
  Contact: Pam Knight on or via their website  

Village Voices was formed in September 1992 and has continued to flourish ever since. The music director is Ian Clarke who is also a very experienced organist.We now have about 30 members and sing a variety of music. We usually sing some sort of Christmas cantata or choral work which ends with audience participation. During the Lent Term we may sing anything from Faure Requiem to Rutter's Requiem, or maybe a Mozart Mass. In the Summer Term we sing a more light-hearted programme of music, which can range from Madrigals, Barber-shop, Spirituals, Nursery Rhymes but with jazzy harmonies. We finish with a concert locally and a soloist is often included, e.g. trombone, violinist, pianist, didgeridoo! Afterwards there is usually a cold buffet supper with wine.

Anyone is most welcome to come – no voice test is required and we welcome sopranos, altos, tenors and basses. Please contact Pam as above.

The Spring Term commences on 5th January and the next concert is at 7.30pm on Friday 31st March at All Saints Church in Brixworth – more details on the website ~ with other news from March 2017 




Mums_Tots_logo Mums and Tots
  Where: Walgrave Village Hall  
  When: every Thursday between 10.15 and 11.45pm  
  Contact: Miranda Parry on 01604 781918, email her at or see more here.  
  Our Mums and Tots session is well established. We have many activities happening over various weeks including:- biscuit making, cake decorating, badge making, musical activities and various seasonal activities at Easter and Christmas.We also plan trips throughout the year to farms or play areas. And not forgetting Mums social life – we do try to have a few Mums night outs.The Health Visitor comes on the 1st Thursday of the month.  
  £1.50 per session/family. Includes biscuits and drinks. We are here every week including holidays. All children welcome!  
image001 Youngsters Football  
  Where: Walgrave Playing Fields NN6 9PZ  
  When: Sunday mornings as per the calendar  
  Contact: Bill Lovell on 01604 781014  

Calling all budding Rooney's, Hart's, Ronaldo's  or Houghton's (the England Women's captain!) … how about getting together and having a kick-about under the watchful eye of Bill Lovell.

If you (or your children) are aged between about 6 and 12 or 13 and want a game (there's usually space for a couple of Dad's and Mum's as well), just come along to Walgrave Playing Fields on Newland Road NN6 9PZ at around 1015-1030 ~ on Sunday's. The dates  of these 'games' are sent out via the Walgrave School parents link and appear on the Walgrave Village website calendar ( ); or you can contact Bill on 01604 781014.

There is a nominal charge of 50 pence per youngster, which is donated to the school.

















Brixworth Book Reading Club 

  When: Every first Tuesday of the month at 10.30am
  Where: Mezzanine Floor, Brixworth Library
  Contact: Eileen Truby on 01604 880692 or

We meet at 10.30am every first Tuesday of the month upstairs on the mezzanine floor of the Brixworth Library.

New members are very, very welcome so if you are, or you know of anybody who is, looking for a reading group to join, please contact Eileen Truby on 01604 880692 or at

little-brown-owl 1st Holcot Brownies – for girls aged 7 to 10 years
  When: every Tuesday evening during term time – 6.15 to 7.30pm
  Where: Holcot Village Hall
  Contact: Elizabeth Withers on 07827 945924 or Toni Kench on 01604 780032


 scouts  2nd Broughton Scout Group (during term time)  
  When:   Beavers (aged 6 to 8 years old)     – Wednesday 6.30 – 7.45pm  
      Cubs (aged 8 to 10 and a half)      – Tuesday 6.15 – 7.45pm  
      Scouts (aged 10 and a half to 14)  – Tuesday at 7.45pm  
  Where:   Broughton Village Hall  
  Contact:    Damian McGillivary on 01604 780192  


Old Table Tennis club   
  When:Where: Tuesday evenings at Old Village Hall  

New players (especially younger ones), with or without previous experience, are very welcome at the Table Tennis sessions in Old Village Hall each Tuesday evening ~ just turn up.

There is a qualified coach on hand to give assistance, both he and all the helpers have been CRB checked.

Ages 8 to 14 have their session from 6pm to 7pm, charge is £2 per session including refreshments.

Seniors play between 8 and 10pm and the charge is £3 per session.




walgraveamber-thumb-1262201 Walgrave Amber Football Club – sadly not playing at present
  where: Mawsley  

Walgrave was home to one of Northamptonshire's oldest football teams. Formed in 1896, Walgrave Amber played in the Northamptonshire League (subsequently to become the United Counties League), the Kettering & District Combination League, and more recently the Northants Central Combination League.

In the last years of the 20th century, the club was forced to fold, and played for a while under the name Walgrave Royal Oak. After a gap of some 12 years, Walgrave Amber FC was reformed by David Rhodes. It formally re-affiliated with the Northants FA in 2007 and re-joined the Northants Combination League in time for the start of the 2008/9 season.

The club's original nickname, The Pipe Stems, has only recently been unearthed. Walgrave Amber now plays its home games at the nearby new village of Mawsley.