Third Time Lucky For Woodmansterne In Wayzgoose Triumph

“Can I say, it’s about time!,” quipped Bruce Podmore, md of greeting card printer, Windles with a wry smile, as he presented the Wayzgoose trophy to Rob Keen, Woodmansterne’s UV production team leader and star player in the multi-event competition which took place last Friday at Windles’ premises in Thame, Oxon. Instigated by Seth Woodmansterne, deputy md of Woodmansterne as a modern twist on a historic printing tradition (when printers threw an end of summer jamboree when the factory moved over candle power), this year was the third Wayzgooze between the two companies. Woodmansterne puts in two teams – Woodies for its publishing side and Wickies for its warehouse facility – but has lost out the last two years to the Windles team’s prowess across a number of disciplines. This year’s tournament involved rounds of football, table tennis, combat archery, inflatable horse racing and tug-o-war.

Here is just a flavour of the day…

Above: The winning Woodmansterne team.
Above: The winning Woodmansterne team.
Above: The Wayzgoose competition involved a number of events which the Windles, Woodies and Wickies teams battled it out over.
Above: The Wayzgoose competition involved a number of events which the Windles, Woodies and Wickies teams battled it out over.
Above: Bruce Podmore, md of Windles with sales director Andrea Norcott (left) and Emma-Louise Allen, the printers’ key account manager who organised the Wayzgoose at Windles.
Above: Bruce Podmore, md of Windles with sales director Andrea Norcott (left) and Emma-Louise Allen, the printers’ key account manager who organised the Wayzgoose at Windles.
Above: Paul Woodmansterne, md of Woodmansterne with Windles’ business development and marketing manager, Michelle Mills.
Above: Paul Woodmansterne, md of Woodmansterne with Windles’ business development and marketing manager, Michelle Mills.
Above: PG’s Warren Lomax played in goal for the Windles team.
Above: PG’s Warren Lomax played in goal for the Windles team.
Above: An inflatable horse race in action.
Above: An inflatable horse race in action.
Above: The combat archery was right on target!
Above: The combat archery was right on target!
Above: Seth Woodmansterne in ping pong mode.
Above: Seth Woodmansterne in ping pong mode.
Above: There was some impromptu off-roading by Windles’ Bruce Podmore (left) and Woodmansterne’s Seth Woodmansterne.
Above: There was some impromptu off-roading by Windles’ Bruce Podmore (left) and Woodmansterne’s Seth Woodmansterne.

Top: A moment of triumph for Woodmansterne’s Rob Keen (left) who was presented with the trophy by Bruce Podmore, md of Windles at the recent Wayzgoose event.

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