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The Gaddesden Society Editorial


We are very pleased to dedicate this edition of the Diary to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I. This is a momentous event and we felt it appropriate to recognise it in this way. Of course, we also remember those who have fought in conflicts since, and we trust that the editors of The Gaddesden Diary in 2045 will feel able to commemorate the end of the Second World War, as well as the hundredth birthday of The Gaddesden Society itself!


In addition, as you will see, we have included a colour piece on the exhibition held in the village hall, entitled ‘The Legion Remembers’. Everyone who visited this exhibition was amazed and moved by the amount of effort put in by those exhibiting, as well as by Wendy Mitchell and her organising team. Whilst only a pale reflection of the wonderful exhibition, it nonetheless gives some hint of the day itself and is a tribute to all of those involved. Additionally, our thanks go to John and Wendy Mitchell, who have donned the additional roles as ‘Executive Sub-Editors’ for this edition and we are grateful for all their help and hard work in the creation of this tribute.


Looking ahead, there are details of many events leading up to Christmas and beyond, but do make a diary note of the Carols on the Green, which takes place from 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 18th.


Finally, we wish you all a very happy Christmas and give our thanks to all of the contributors, the Diary team, and the distributors for their part in making sure that The Gaddesden Diary continues to represent the many activities in the village.

The Editors


How to get in touch…

Gaddesden Society President
Trevor Fernandes 01442 843498

Gaddesden Society Honorary Secretary
Mandy Haynes 01442 842496

Gaddesden Society Treasurer
Phil Heaphy 01442 842283
[email protected]

Diary Editorial Team

Phil and Rachael Heaphy 01442 842 283 [email protected]

Matt Laver
[email protected]

Genny Snowdon 01442 843834

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