The Gaddesden Society

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The Gaddesden Society –
What We Do

The Gaddesden Society – GadSoc – is the ‘umbrella’ for the many clubs in the villages of Ashridge, Hudnall, Little Gaddesden and Ringshall. It helps fund many village activities and developments.

We produce The Gaddesden Diary four times a year. The Diary gives club reports, a calendar of future events and a contact if you would like to join any club or organisation. If you would like to subscribe to the four Diaries, please contact our Distribution Secretary ( Copies are also available in the Village Shop.

The Summer 2002 edition of The Gaddesden Diary is now out.  It’s a special edition published in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.  And as a promotion to mark the Jubilee, copies of this edition are being distributed free to all non-subscribing households in Little Gaddesden. We warmly encourage all residents without a subscription to take one out at the modest rate of £5.00 for four editions per year. Subscriptions renew in September, so now is an ideal time to subscribe if you don’t already.  Details of how to subscribe, and an explanation of how your subscription will support not only the Diary, but also The Gaddesden Society and the community as a whole, can be found in the editorial of the current printed edition, which is reproduced on The Gaddesden Diary page of this website.  Do please subscribe or renew!

The Gaddesden Society holds social evenings with a talk four to six times a year: our programme is published in the Diary and here on our website. Everyone is welcome at these evenings, which are social occasions to meet others in the village over a glass of wine and listen to interesting talks. The cost is only £1.

In a recent innovation, we also hold film nights a few times a year. The cost is £5, including a glass of wine.

You do not have to ‘join’ The Gaddesden Society, which is open to all.

Outdoors, we helped provide gym equipment on the playing field. We also arrange the annual Village Sports day, when we hope that you and your children will compete in the races. The event usually takes place in mid-September and details are published in the Diary.

The Gaddesden Society runs a voluntary Medical Driving Service for non-driving villagers needing free transport to hospitals, clinics and surgeries for pre-arranged appointments. Please contact the Medical Driving Organiser (

The Gaddesden Society holds a mailing list of village email addresses through which it communicates Village Notices: Society meeting information, key village events and police Neighbourhood Watch notices. If you want to join the Village Notices mailing list, scroll down to the foot of the page or click here to get to the sign-up link. To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, email

In short, our aim is to support the community, sometimes financially and sometimes in other ways, by promoting our local clubs and institutions, holding events, providing equipment and services, and sharing information – not least by this website.

For any further information about The Gaddesden Society, please contact our Honorary Secretary ( or explore this website.

More About The Gaddesden Society

For the history of The Gaddesden Society, and for details of those running it today, please visit the More About The Society page.

Header image: Andrew Sheard

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