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Village Notices for 24 May 2022

Summary of Village Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

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Sunday 29th May, 9:30am, Parish Church – Special Service

Special Eucharist service celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Saturday and Sunday 4th & 5th June 10:30am-6:00pm and Monday 6th June 11:00am-6:00am, Village Hall – Art Club Summer Exhibition

Over the Jubilee weekend, in the Village Hall

  • Saturday June 4th 10:30am to 6:00pm
  • Sunday June 5th 10:30am to 6:00pm
  • Monday June 6th 11:00am to 6:00pm

Including children’s pictures of our Queen.

Refreshments available


Saturday 4th June, 2:00pm-5:0pm, Parish Church – Historical Display, Tower Tours, Flowers and Refreshments

Platinum Jubilee Church poster
  • Historical Display of vestments, silverware and valuable Parish records
  • Guided Tours of the Church Tower
  • Flower Display
  • Refreshments in the Thomas Field Hall

Saturday 4th June, 6:00pm-11:00pm, Sports Field – Jubilee Party

Jubilee Flyer Poster

Calling All Villagers!

This is an invitation to help us kick off the Jubilee Weekend with a bang!

  • Live Music: The Dicemen – bringing post-punk, folk, indie and acoustic back into style
  • All you have to do is turn up at the marquee on the Sports Field
  • Saturday 4th June 6pm – 11pm
  • Delicious Asian Dumplings
  • Disco
  • Little Gaddesden’s Got Talent: Calling all thespians, singers and musicians. Contact penny.holland77@gmail.com.
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Fish and Chip Van
  • Free Entry: Pay Bar and Pay for Food

Queries and suggestions to Sarah Gall at sarahgaddesden@aol.com.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the flyer to print off and display


Sunday 5th June, 9:00am – Church Bells to Ring

The church bells will ring for the Platinum Jubilee.


Sunday 5th June, 1:30pm for 1:45pm, at the Church – Kids’ Royal Crown Parade

Kids' Crown Parade Poster

Create your crown and join us in the parade, to kick-start the Platinum Jubilee Fun Day & Summer Fair!

  • 1.30pm: children to meet at Little Gaddesden Church
    (all children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • 1.45pm: parade starts – children will walk from LG church, along
    church road, to the playing fields (children will walk with their accompanying adult)
  • 2pm: Maypole Dancing & the Fair begins!

Please come wearing your homemade crown, there will be ‘best crown’ prizes to be won!


Sunday 5th June, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Sports Field – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fun Day and Summer Fair

Platinum Jubilee Fun Day & Summer Fair Poster

Celebrating the Queen’s 70 years

Sponsored by Oakleys Estate Agents

Sunday 5th June – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • School Summer Fair
  • Bouncy Castle and Inflatable Assault Course
  • Soap Box Derby
  • Pony Rides
  • WI Picnic Packs
  • Kids Royal Crown Parade (meet at church at 1:30pm)
  • Café and Cake Stall
  • Dog Show
  • Maypole Dancing
  • Ice Cream Van
  • Strawberries & Cream
  • Candy Floss
  • Bar and Barbeque
  • Kids Crafts and Games
  • Face Painting
  • Special Commemorative Mugs

Prize draw programmes on sale at the shop from 21st May, or on the day


Sunday 5th June, 2:45pm-4:30pm, Sports Field – The Soapbox Derby

Soapbox Derby Poster

The Cubs are bringing back the Soapbox Derby to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Summer Fair! The soapbox Derby is a fun, whacky, family friendly event, where amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little pushing and pulling! The race course will form the centre of the Fair and will take place between 2.45pm – 4.30pm

This year’s theme is NAUTICAL!

How do I enter?
Please email your name, cart name and contact details to Penny Brash at penster35@hotmail.com by Friday 27th May.
Please email Penny if you would like some plans or design ideas!

Entry Requirements & Rules

  • Entry fee – £10 per cart/team (max. 5 people per team)
  • Carts must be handmade – no motorised parts or pedals
  • Carts and teams to be dressed to a NAUTICAL theme
  • Maximum of 2 people pushing/pulling the cart
  • Only one driver
  • Carts must pass scrutineering before allowed to race

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Village Notices for 17 March 2022

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New Gaddesden Society Website Progress

We ‘soft launched’ the new website a week ago, on Thursday 10 March 2022. We’ve called it a Beta test version as not everything is complete yet, but we’re getting there. In particular:

Clubs and Institutions

We now have approved texts and images for the web pages for most of the village Clubs and Institutions – just a few to go.

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Progress

We are making progress on integrating the Village Notices emails with the Village Notices page on the site. For reasons that are too boring to go into, that couldn’t be done before the site went live. In fact this Village Notices post that you’re reading now is part of the testing programme for the integration process: if the system works as intended, the post is being sent automatically by email to a few guinea pig recipients – they know who they are! If this and other tests are successful, the system will be rolled out generally, and then Village Notices will be available for reference on the Village Notices page as well as appearing in your email inbox.

Contact Details

We are often asked to include in Village Notices contact details such as phone numbers and email addresses. We’ll continue to do that on request, but please bear in mind that any contact details that you ask us to include will be available online on the Village Notices page as well as being circulated to everyone on the mailing list.

Any questions, please email Andrew Sheard at wp-admin@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

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Village Notices for 4 March 2022

Saturday 5th March – 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


Thursday 31st March – Gaddesden Society Talk, Village Hall 8.15pm

Jaipur Literary Festival

Postponed from 2020, we are pleased to welcome Terri Adams and Suzie Banerji for their talk on the Jaipur Literary Festival.  Terri and Suzie have kindly agreed to brush off their talk of their visit, harking back to a simpler time of travel and exploration!

Doors open: 8pm, talk commences 8.15pm

Entry fee £1 including cheese and wine

Everyone welcome


Thursday 28th April – Gaddesden Society Film Night, Village Hall

Join us for a screening of “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”, a highly rated comedy starring George Clooney.   Further details to follow.


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

Those wishing to enter please follow the link: https://www.entrycentral.com/gaddesdengallopFOLGS

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 (claire@sixcoronationvillas.com) or 07980 614160

If you have any queries about the event, then please contact friendsoflgschool@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATE – Weds 25th May, Village Hall – the Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots & Blues Club

Live @ the Village Hall – Everyone welcome

Email:  theLGfolkclub@icloud.com to find out more


Gaddesden Diary Advertising 

We are seeking someone to help us with the advertising in the Gaddesden Diary.  It is not an onerous task as many of the advertisers remain constant.  If you think you might be able to help out, please contact Phil Heaphy philiph@audiolink.co.uk

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Village Notices for 8 February 2022

Don’t forget to get your entry forms in for the VPA Winter Show

Saturday 12th February – VPA Winter Show – Village Hall, 2.30pm

The Winter Show is back on 12th February after missing out last year and we are keen to have as many entries as possible and to get that village feel-good factor going again.

We will have all your usual favourites, Vegetables, Floral Art, Photography, Children’s Classes, Pets, Preserves, Wines & Spirits & Cookery including of course the Gentleman’s Cake Class

The show schedule explaining all the classes and including the online entry form is now available at https://lgvpa.org Entries need to be in by midnight on 9th Feb.

If you need a paper copy there will be some at the Village Shop/Post Office or contact any of the Committee.

We would love to make this show a real success, so please do enter, especially if this is your first time. We have simplified the vegetable section this year, as a trial, to make it attractive to everyone, you don’t have to be a regular exhibitor, just join in the fun. Entries need to be put in place on the morning of the show, between 9am and 10.45 and then judging begins at 11am.

There will be tea/coffee and cake for sale and we hope you can join us at 2.30pm with raffle and prize giving at 3.30pm. Entry is just £1 for adults, free to under 16’s. See you there!

Your VPA Committee


Saturday 5th March – Village Produce Market, Village Hall  – 9.30 to 12.30

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

Free entry ….. and a very warm welcome


SAVE THE DATE – Weds 25th May, Village Hall – the Little Gaddesden Folk, Roots & Blues Club

Live @ the Village Hall – Everyone welcome

Email:  theLGfolkclub@icloud.com to find out more


Gaddesden Diary Advertising 

We are seeking someone to help us with the advertising in the Gaddesden Diary.  It is not an onerous task as many of the advertisers remain constant.  If you think you might be able to help out, please contact Phil Heaphy philiph@audiolink.co.uk

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Village Notices for 21 January 2022

Saturday 5th February – Table Top Sale, Village Hall, Church Road – 9am – 12.00

This month there won’t be the usual Village Produce Market but instead a Table Top Sale in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Come along and grab a bargain or two.

Teas, coffees and bacon/egg baps will still be available. 

The regular Village Produce Market will resume on Saturday 5th March at 9.30am


Saturday 12th February – VPA Winter Show – Village Hall, 2.30pm

The Winter Show is back on 12th February after missing out last year and we are keen to have as many entries as possible and to get that village feel-good factor going again.

We will have all your usual favourites, Vegetables, Floral Art, Photography, Children’s Classes, Pets, Preserves, Wines & Spirits & Cookery including of course the Gentleman’s Cake Class

Photo of VPA winter show (library image)

The show schedule explaining all the classes and including the online entry form is now available at https://lgvpa.org Entries need to be in by midnight on 9th Feb.

If you need a paper copy there will be some at the Village Shop/Post Office or contact any of the Committee.

We would love to make this show a real success, so please do enter, especially if this is your first time. We have simplified the vegetable section this year, as a trial, to make it attractive to everyone, you don’t have to be a regular exhibitor, just join in the fun. Entries need to be put in place on the morning of the show, between 9am and 10.45 and then judging begins at 11am.

There will be tea/coffee and cake for sale and we hope you can join us at 2.30pm with raffle and prize giving at 3.30pm. Entry is just £1 for adults, free to under 16’s. See you there!

Your VPA Committee

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