Wilford

Wilford

Wilford is a village close to the centre the city of Nottingham, UK, on the banks of the River Trent. It has been described as a semi-rural village in a city.Fact|date=December 2007 The village is bounded to the north and west by the River Trent and to the east by the embankment of the now closed Great Central Railway.

To some with longer memories Wilford should be called South Wilford.

Wilford Church

Wilford Church is a fellowship, and part of the Church of England, that meets, worships and prays together in Wilford, Nottingham. The Wilford Church Family has a membership of around 300. The church's formal name is St Wilfrid's and it has a parish area that covers Wilford, Silverdale, Nottingham and a large part of the Compton Acres estate. There are two Church of England Schools in Wilford..

Saint Wilfrid lived in the area from 634 to 709 A.D. He was for many years Bishop of York and his diocese included Nottinghamshire. He baptised in this area and it is quite likely that he baptised in the ford near the present-day Wilford church.Fact|date=December 2007

The Church contains two memorials to the Nottingham poet Henry Kirke White who drew much of his inspiration from the Wilford and Clifton areas of Nottingham.

The Wilford Schools

Wilford has four schools; two primary and two secondary:

*St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

*South Wilford CofE Primary School

*The Nottingham Emmanuel School

*The Becket School

The Wilford Sports Clubs

Wilford has numerous sports clubs for football, rugby, basketball, bowls and archery.

*Wilford Wasps Basketball Club
*Wilford Mavericks FC
*Nottingham Moderns Rugby Club
*Wilford Bowls Club
*Wilford Bowmen

Notable people

*Jeremiah Brandreth - revolutionary, was born here in 1790 [http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/PRbrandreth.htm Jeremiah Brandreth at schoolnet] accessed July 2007] . He was the last person to be decapitated with an axe for treason [ [http://www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk/hdq.html Hanging, Drawing and Quartering] accessed July 2007]

Nature

Wilford is home to a number of nature reserves - two being Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) managed by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

* Wilford Claypit Nature Reserve
* Wilwell Cutting

Wilford also has a number of Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation

* Iremonger Pond SINC
* Gresham Marshes SINC
* Trentside SINC
* Wilford Disused Railway is also designated as a SINC

References

External links

* [http://www.thisiswilford.org.uk/index.html Wilford Community Group]
* [http://www.wilford.org/church/index.html Wilford Church]
* [http://www.wilford.org/school/ South Wilford CofE Primary]
* [http://www.emmanuel.nottingham.sch.uk/ Nottingham Emmanuel]
* [http://www.st-patricks.nottingham.sch.uk/ St.Patrick's Catholic Primary & Nursery School]
* [http://www.wilford.org/playgroup/index.html Wilford Village Play Group]
* [http://www.nottinghammodernsrfc.co.uk/ Moderns Rugby Club]
* [http://www.proweb.co.uk/~roymat/misc/misc.html)


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