Woody is a hand carved effigy in a redundant tree trunk at the top of the High Street. Locals have taken to kitting him up with appropriate apparel for important occasions like St Patrick's day and St George's Day. The Village Newsletter, that indefatigable seeker after all news and excitement in the village, has twice featured Woody in prime spot on its front page.
Woody is the first Dry Drayton resident you encounter when you arrive at Dry Drayton from the Bar Hill footpath. Depending on your point of view, he is either there to welcome visitors, or ward off intruders and cowans from that direction.
We have allocated this page to Woody for his views, comments and news about Dry Drayton. We have for many years hoped to get contributions for this site from individuals who run various activities in the village and have allocated them free pages for their use. We may be luckier in getting contributions from Woody than from some of these other folks.
Here's a little puzzle about Woody. Is this
a) an ancient predecessor of Woody sketched by a passing Victorian Barhillite with his ancient wet plate camera or
b) a photo of Woody himself taken with a pinhole camera on 26th April 2009 for submission to the Worldwide Pinhole Camera Day site?
Woody celebrates St Patrick's Day 2010