We’ve included here a selection of Epworth Community and local equestrian websites and prominent places of interest in Epworth and the Isle of Axholme area.
Local community sites and businesses including The Saddle Club, EDRC, the Choral society and more.
The Epworth Show
Every August Bank Holiday Monday our Epworth Show Day event takes place, it starts early and goes on till late afternoon, although some of the horse events do go on in to the early evening.
The 2006 event marked our Diamond celebration and there will be a lot of celebrating going on every year. Each year we try to improve the Show and bring new and interesting sections and acts to keep everyone entertained all day.
EDRC – Epworth and District Riding Club
The Epworth and District riding club or EDRC as it’s usually known is the main riding club for the epworth area and it boasts a significant membership raised from the local equestrian community. The EDRC hosts many open and club competitions and events over the course of each year together with its own epworth horse show in may. All events and especially the horse show are very well attended …
Epworth and District Riding Club
The Epworth Saddle Club
The Epworth Saddle club is part of the epworth and district agricultural society and is directly involved in bringing the annual epworth show to life.
The saddle club boasts a significant membership raised from the local equestrian community and its four horse shows are very well attended
each year …
Epworth Saddle Club
The Isle of Axholme Orchestra
The Isle of Axholme Orchestra and Room21 provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages to come together regularly to play orchestral
music and jazz respectively. The Isle of Axholme Orchestra has a patrons scheme for those who would like to offer financial support. This support helps towards the running of the Orchestra, and hopefully will help to ensure its future.
Isle of Axholme Lions Club
What do Lions do? The activities of all Lions Clubs are varied but have two things in common – raise money and lend a hand to needy causes and have fun doing it together.
Lions are members of community service clubs, dedicated to the idea that the men and women who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why. More than 44,000 strong, these local clubs are part of the world’s largest such organization, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries and areas. The association is both non-political and non-sectarian.
Epworth Swimming Pool
Epwoth Pool was opened in June 1996 and provides a valuable service to the local community.
This 20m x 8m pool provides Aqua Natal, 50 plus, Adults only, and Parents and Toddler classes. Swimming Lessons have proved to be hugely popular with over 250 children taking lessons every week and over 13,000 lessons sold in the nine years since the pool has been open.
The Isle of Axholme Choral Society
The Isle Choral Society meets every Monday evening during term-time in the main hall at South Axholme Community School, Burnham Road, Epworth and rehearsals are from 7.00 pm until 9.00 pm.
We aim to produce at least three Concerts per year, with dates arranged near Easter, mid-summer and near Christmas. The Easter Concert is our major performance with a compliment of a full professional symphony orchestra and soloists.
Wesley Memorial Church, Epworth
"We live by faith not by sight." – 2 Corinthians 6:7(NIV)
Entering the Epworth Memorial Church has always been counted a privilege by many people who have visited over the years, and by those who worship week by week in this place.
From time to time much thought and money have been spent in keeping the Chapel building worthy of it’s founders, but, as true methodists, let us remember the words of John Wesley. – THE WORLD IS MY PARISH.
The Epworth Ghost Walk …
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism was born in the town of Epworth in North Lincolnshire. His home is now a museum and a place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world. Discover Epworth’s ghostly past through the haunted walk and explore the shocking stories and legends of this historic town.
Isle of Axholme Fencing Club
The Isle of Axholme Fencing Club Website. We fence every Wednesday night at the Village hall in West Butterwick. 6.30pm for children and 8.00pm for adults. The Isle of Axholme Fencing Club was formed in December 2000. In the first instance it was run solely by the coach Dave Jerry, following successful taster sessions held in Epworth Leisure centre in October of that year.
The first training sessions were held in the Wesley Memorial Church Hall but the interest soon out grew that venue and by February a move was made the Haxey Primary School hall. Initially only Foil was catered for but the other two weapons soon began to hold fencer’s interest. We now have a strong following for Foil Epee and Sabre.
The Haxey Hood at Epworth & the Isle of Axholme
The old and unusual game known as the Hood Game, or Throwing the Hood, is played every year on Old Christmas Day, January 6th, at Haxey in north Lincolnshire.
On this date, Haxey Hood, one of the two annual Feasts of the parish, is held. Haxey Hood has a character all its own. It is the great festival occasion of the parish year, when everyone keeps holiday and some very ‘interesting’ traditional customs are observed.
The ceremonies of Haxey Hood begin in the early afternoon with the procession of the Fool and his twelve ‘Boggans’ up the village street to a small green outside the parish church …
more about the Haxey Hood