Village Notices

Village Notices for 27 April 2022

Wednesday 27th April – VPA AGM and talk – 7pm in the Thomas Field Hall, Little Gaddesden Church, Church Road

We will start with nibbles and a glass of wine or soft drink before the main business, and a top up, or coffee, before our speakers for the evening: Julia Bolton, who is heavily involved in the “Horatio’s Garden” at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and is passionate about the charity, and Amy Moffett, who was appointed head gardener at Horatio’s Garden Stoke Mandeville in January 2021. “Horatio’s Gardens” are being installed in all major spinal units throughout the country and they are hugely influential in the recovery of some patients, as well as being helpful and supportive to relatives, giving them a peaceful place to be away from the ward. The original garden was created in Salisbury where Horatio Chapple was a volunteer until his sudden death aged only 17. This will be a very informative talk and we are delighted that Julia is available to come along.

The VPA AGM agenda and reports can be downloaded from the VPA’s website here.

Thursday 28th April – Film Night, Village Hall – Doors Open 7.30pm, Lights Down 8.15pm

Join us for the first Gaddesden Society Film Night of the year. “O Brother, Where Art Thou” starring George Clooney. A 2000 crime-comedy drama set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression. It’s story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s epic Greek poem The Odyssey. Click on the link for more details.

Everyone welcome: £5 entry fee payable on the door, includes a glass of wine or a soft drink. Cash or card.

Little Gaddesden Bowls & Croquet Club

Season Started 24th April

Little Gaddesden Bowls & Croquet Club have vacancies for new members.

Join us and discover competitive or social Bowls and/or Croquet in a country village setting. Beginners and experienced players welcome.

Saturday 30th April – Bowls Open Afternoon from 2.00pm

EVERYONE WELCOME – COME AND HAVE A GO FOR FREE – no equipment needed, just a pair of flat heeled shoes, we will provide the rest!

Photo of Bowlers at Little Gaddesden

For more information ring:
Anne Isherwood (Bowls) 01442 842780
Bill Newberry (Croquet) 01442 843155

The Gaddesden Gallop – Sunday 1st May – Church Road playing fields – 10.30am

Those wishing to enter please follow the link

If running isn’t really your thing but you’d like to support the event by marshalling, then please get in touch with Claire Owen ( or 07980 614160.

If you have queries about the event, then please contact

The Gaddesden Gallop raises funds to support the Friends of Little Gaddesden School, and, via the church funds, supporting Ukrainian families.

Saturday 7th May – Village Produce Market, Village Hall  – 9.30 to 12.30

Lots of lovely varied local produce, crafts, bric a brac, plants, candles, and not forgetting the bargain breakfast baps with a cuppa for just £3.

Free entry ….. and a very warm welcome

Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots & Blues Club – Wednesday 25th May, Granny’s Attic playing at the Village Hall – Doors 7pm

Granny’s Attic playing at the Village Hall. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £14 raising money for Friends of Little Gaddesden School. Click on the following link to get your ticket to a fun evening.

Enquiries please phone Benjamin Dawson on 07786 811735

Little Gaddesden Art Club & Jubilee Weekend

Draw or Paint a Picture of Our Queen!

Little Gaddesden Art Club are inviting all children in the village to draw or paint a picture of our Queen on A4 paper (no larger please). How do you see her: with a crown, without a crown, in a beautiful hat, riding her horse or with the family?

These will be displayed at the Art Club Summer Exhibition over the Jubilee weekend in the Village Hall.

A project for the Easter holidays, perhaps?

Please deliver these to Virginia Westmacott at 2 Hudnall Common NO LATER than FRIDAY 13th May.

Website News

Over the coming weeks we’re planning to upgrade our web hosting by moving the Gaddesden Society website to a different host. Although this shouldn’t cause any interruption, there’s always the possibility that there will be a glitch in the site’s availability or its links, despite our best intentions. We’ll post more specific information when we have it.

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