Village Activities and Groups

20:20 Vision

Ilmington 20:20
What’s it all about? The purpose of Ilmington 20:20 Vision is to think collectively and creatively about ways in which we can build a resilient community in our village and also sustain it through the next decade of diminishing resources. It aims to inspire a range of projects which tackle the challenge of climate change and investigation of the environment, heritage and history of our parish.
20:20 hopes to promote social interaction between all age groups living in our community, including children and vulnerable adults.
The 20:20 committee organise a weekly circulation email to be sent around the village to anyone interested. This circulation contains useful information on up and coming activities happening within the village. To receive the weekly email send your email address to

Ilmington Wednesday Club

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Ilmington Wednesday Club is a thriving organisation of over 50 members, mostly aged 60 or more. It meets at the village hall at 3 pm on the second Wednesday of the month - when it is not away on an outing of some sort.
The Wednesday Club has an annual fee of £5 and the meetings have interesting speakers and social activities and delicious teas. Visitors are made very welcome indeed.
Come along or call Christine Wright on 01608 682 605 for more information.

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There is a continuing tradition of Morris Dancing within the village of Ilmington and this has been the case for over 300years.
Undergoing periods of revival over the years the dances of the village have remained within certain families for generations, being handed down from father to son by oral tradition. Since a chance meeting between Cecil Sharp and the Headington Quarry Morris Dancers in 1899- the Morris was carefully noted and Ilmington received a visit from Mr Sharp in the early 1900’s to ‘collect’ our dances. Since that time the side has continued to flourish in the village and has become of noteable interest to Morris dancers world-wide (Ilmington dances are performed in the USA!)
The Morris is performed at certain times of the year in the village, at local events, at local pubs and festivals at home and abroad- if you would like more information about the village Morris and where to be able to see them, please go to www.ilmingtonmorrismen.org.uk

Ilmington Horticultual Society

President:  Mrs Sylvia Gardner
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The Society, which is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, dates back to 1945.
Ilmington’s Horticultural Society does not have members but organises visits and events that are open to all. Its main activity is to run an Annual Show of fruit, flowers, vegetables, cookery and crafts which takes place each Bank Holiday Monday as part of Ilmington Show. The 2019 show will take place on Monday 26 August.
Anyone can enter whether they live in Ilmington or outside the village and there are special classes for children so all the family can join in. You don’t have to be an expert grower, cook or artist but this is a real competition with trophies to be won. Have a go and enjoy producing the best flowers, vegetables, jams, cakes, wines, photos and art and crafts.
This year there will be special opportunity for artists to demonstrate their skills: Painting on the Spot. A work to be created in public between 1pm and 3.30pm on the day of the show in a marked area of the showground. Any medium, any size, materials supplied by the artist. Win a voucher for Ilmington Community Shop.
Here are some tips on how to prepare your entries and what the judges are looking for. Schedules and entry forms will be available from Ilmington Commuity Shop and Cafe and from the Red Lion or by selecting the link on the right hand column. Entry forms should be handed to the secretary on Friday 23 August 2019 between 6.30pm and 9pm at the Red Lion, Ilmington or sent to the Secretary at Daisy Cottage, Front Street, Ilmington CV36 4LA to arrive by the same time. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
The Committee is looking for helpers for the day of the Show to steward, put up tables, etc. Please contact Susan Brock (E: ) if you able to spare an hour or two.

Ilmington Book Group

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The Ilmington Book Group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm. We are always happy to welcome new members to our friendly and informal gatherings!
Further information:
Wendy Nelson 01608-682049 and
Susan Carr 01608-682806

Bowling Club

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If you would like to have a go at playing bowls, then please come along to Ilmington Bowling Green at 6:30pm on Fridays until 1st September.
All you need is a pair of clean flat shoes, bowls can be provided.
Pease contact Gregg Woodall ( or 01608 682948) for further information.
See below for fixture list:
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Ilmington Vets Football Club

Ilmington Vets FC
The club, based at the playing fields in Ilmington, play 11 aside games every Sunday morning in a competitive environment. There are also 5/6 aside run outs on a Friday evening either at the playing fields or at Stratford Leisure Centre depending on the time of year.
The club are always looking for new players who would like to play in a competitive friendly situation.
If interested please contact Gareth Eastgate on 01608 682385.