Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday

Woodborough Pig Club

The Woodborough Pig Club was formed on 1st February 1883. James Cornwell was a member then with one pig. At the commencement of the Club the rate agreed that anyone joining after 3 months from 1st February shall pay 1 shilling entrance fee, after 6 months he shall pay 2 shillings, after which the printed rules of the Club will be acted upon.

Should any member lose a pig within 6 months of the starting of the club every member agrees to pay 1 shilling towards such loss. Agreed that Mr William Orme, a blacksmith, shall mark all the pigs entered in the Club.

Number of pigs at commencement of Club 11

Number of members at commencement of Club 13

There are currently no records to show how long this Club lasted.

In more recent times the Government encouraged clubs to be formed during the Second World War.



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