Windles may be well known for its ability as a greeting card printer, but it seems that its staff has other talents too as the company beat two Woodmansterne teams in the second annual Wayzgoose event (which took place last Friday, 7 September) – retaining the shield it won at the inaugural event last year.
“Don’t you lot do any work,” quipped Paul Woodmansterne, md of Woodmansterne Publications, to the Windles employees, making a lighthearted reference to their team’s honed skills, especially on the football pitch and at the ochie!
Resurrecting a historic printing tradition with a modern twist, hosting the event in the magnificent grounds of Luton Hoo country house estate, as part of its 65th anniversary celebrations, Woodmansterne’s two teams challenged Windles to a football match, clay pigeon shooting, Segway racing, darts and table tennis.
In the three way championship – Windies (Windles) v Woodies (Woodmansterne) v Wickies (Woodmansterne’s Milton Keynes’ Mr Pickwick picking and packing side) – Windles won the darts, football and rounders. Woodmansterne showed its prowess at clay pigeon shooting and table tennis while the Wickies came first in the Segway racing. This meant that Windles was the outright winner.
Here is just a flavour of the day…
Windles’ md Bruce Podmore gave a great acceptance speech having clinched the victory.
As the Wayzgoose was part of the celebrations of Woodmansterne’s 65th anniversary, Paul Woodmansterne reminded everyone of the special products they are all involved in creating and the role they each play in making greeting cards special.