Worlington Cricket Club is a thriving Clubmark-accredited village team in the heart of Worlington. In 2011 three of the senior sides won their respective leagues - an excellent achievement! The Club started a youth section in 2008, with the aim of bringing the sport to more young people. There are now more than 50 young players - this season saw a non-turf playing pitch installed, funded by The Lord's Taverners and the England Cricket Board.
Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club In 1895 The Prince of Wales agreed to become the first President of the Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club although there is no record of him actually having played there despite his frequent visits to Newmarket for racing. Permission to include the title 'Royal' in the Club's name and to use the Prince of Wales feathers as part of the Club's crest was granted in 1895.
Royal Worlington, situated along Golf Links Road, is reputed to be the finest 9-hole course in the country if not the world and the quality of the greens is legendary. The club has always maintained close links with Cambridge University - undergraduate golfers used to arrive by train originally walking back along the track from Mildenhall Station; legend has it that players' clubs were tossed from the train to avoid having to carry them back! In 1922 Worlington Golf Links Halt was opened and any traveller alighting there had to travel in a special carriage with steps to let down as there was no platform. In 1934 the line was described as being a considerable asset to the region but by 1961 the continuation of the Cambridge to Mildenhall railway line was in doubt and it ceased to transport passengers in 1962 followed closely by freight in 1963
The Worlington Movement was the brainchild of two professional painters, Heath rosselli and Rosa Branson.
Deeply concerned by the fact that the great skills of the Renaissance painters are now not being taught to young artists and are in danger of being lost altogether, these two well known, prize-winning artists have set themselves the task or proving, by example, the power of great classical painting, to portray the deep and fundamental issues of our contemporary world.
Both have painted the stories of some of our largest charities in order to bring hope and inspiration to millions.
Heath and Rosa feel strongly that not to teach young painters these magnificent techniques (thus giving them the freedom to produce great works of art, which will enrich and beautify our civilisation for hundreds of years to come) is like telling Shakespeare that in order to be a great writer he mustn't learn to write. Thus The Worlington Movement has come into being. There are now about 20 members, mainly in London and Suffolk, but there is a growing number of artists on the South coast of England, and we have one member in Vermont, USA, who is also teaching the technique.
Rosa and Heath are fully hard working professional artists without the time or facilities to start a functioning art school. But they are very happy to teach privately on a small scale. Rosa invites students to her studio in Highgate and Heath runs classes on Tuesdays from 12-2 and Thursdays from 7-9 pm.
Contact Details: Rosa Branson +44 (0)20 8340 0393 Heath Rosselli +44 (0)1638 717337