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Village Notices for 12 May 2022 – Updated*

*See updated entry for Village Platinum Jubilee Celebrations below.

Sunday 15th May, 6 pm – Little Gaddesden Music Club at Little Gaddesden Church

Harriet Burns and Siân Dicker (sopranos) and Krystal Tunnicliffe (piano)

Their programme for us will include:

  • Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffman),
  • Letter Duet (Sull’aria) (The Marriage of Figaro),
  • Adelaide’s Wedding: Jonathan Dove (The Enchanted Pig),
  • The Tale of the Oyster: Cole Porter,
  • La Bonne Cuisine: Bernstein,
  • Folk songs – arranged by Britten.

Full programme and contact details are at littlegaddesden.org.uk/music-club; tickets £15 in advance.


Little Gaddesden Church – Christian Aid Week 15th-21st May – Help turn hunger into hope

Please join us in supporting Christian Aid’s work this May (www.christianaid.org.uk). 

Christian Aid Strawberry Cream Tea Poster 2022

We are raising funds for Christian Aid Week through an online e-envelope and collections in the Church on 15th and 22nd May. There will also be a Strawberry Cream Tea for Christian Aid on Saturday 28th May from 3pm-5pm in the Thomas Field Hall at the Church. 

Last year Little Gaddesden’s e-envelope (which replaces house to house collections) raised over £1,400. If you would like to make an online donation in support of this year’s appeal, please go to: https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/littlegaddesdenchurch.

Thank you.


Friday 20th May, 9:30-11:30am – Coffee Morning in the Thomas Field Hall, Little Gaddesden Church

In Aid of the Charity ‘Aching Arms’

Please do come along and help us raise money for this wonderful charity.


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.

https://www.wegottickets.com/lgfolkclub

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.


Sunday 29th May, 3:00pm – Little Gaddesden Drama Club Auditions in the Village Hall

‘Waiting for God’ – a Comedy by Michael Aitkens

Little Gaddesden Drama Club is delighted to announce that it is restarting productions after the pandemic. Our next production will be Michael Aitkens’ crackling comedy Waiting for God, to be staged in October this year.  Definitely not to be confused with Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, it is a sharply funny play.

Auditions are on Sunday 29 May at 3:00pm in Little Gaddesden Village Hall – note change of date from that given in The Gaddesden Diary. Existing and new members welcome. If you would like to be considered for a part, it would be helpful if you could please email the Director, Patrick Isherwood, in advance at waitingforgod@lgdramaclub.com.


Saturday 4th June to Monday 6th June – Art Exhibition in Village Hall

Exhibition and sale by members of Little Gaddesden Art Club

  • Sat. 4th June – 10.30am to 6pm
  • Sunday 5th June – 10.30am to 6pm
  • Monday 6th June – 11am to 6pm

Please note there will be no Village Produce Market on Saturday 4th June.


Saturday 4th June – Village Platinum Jubilee Celebrations (Updated)

Please email Sarah Gall at sarahgaddesden@aol.com with any queries or suggestions.

Jubilee Flyer Poster

Website News

Move to New Webhost Imminent

If you’ve noticed any outage periods when our website has been unavailable over the last week or so, they haven’t been because of our planned move away from our current webhost. Rather, they’re part of the reason we’re moving! In the first ten days of May we endured seven outages, which we consider unacceptable.

The first stage of the move is due to take place over the next few days, which we hope will be without noticeable (further) interruption. But our apologies in advance if that’s not the case. And if an email bounces back from any of our new @littlegaddesden.org.uk email addresses, please try again a little later. In case of continuing difficulty, as a temporary measure please forward your email to gadsoc.temp@andrew-sheard.com and we’ll help deliver it to the intended recipient.


Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, please email Mandy Haynes at village.notices@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

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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

www.lgbcc.com


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 queries about the event, then please contact friendsoflgschool@gmail.com.

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.

https://www.wegottickets.com/lgfolkclub

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.


Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, please email Mandy Haynes at village.notices@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

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Village Notices for 15 April 2022

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. “Oh 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 Starts 24th April

Bowls and Croquet Club logo
Bowls and Croquet Club

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

www.lgbcc.com


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 queries about the event, then please contact friendsoflgschool@gmail.com.

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


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.


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


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.


Got Something to be Included in Village Notices?

To request that something gets included in the Village Notices, please email Mandy Haynes at village.notices@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

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Village Notices for 24 March 2022

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Digital News from The Gaddesden Society

Village Notices

Welcome to your new look Little Gaddesden Village Notices! The contents will be much as before, but the presentation has been sharpened up and made more attractive and easier to read ⏤ at least, those are our intentions. If you’ve got something of village interest that you would like to be included next time, please email Mandy Haynes at village.notices@littlegaddesden.org.uk.

For subscribers to the mailing list, the notices are now emailed to you by our mailing partner Mailchimp. And, for everyone, they’re also available to refer to on the Village Notices page of…

Our New Website

We’re pleased to say that The Gaddesden Society’s new website is now up and running at littlegaddesden.org.uk. We hope you find it both useful and usable, so feel free to have a look around. While the site is still new, the front page includes an Our New Website section containing an introduction to the new site’s contents and highlighting the principal changes from the old site. It also tells you how to report any glitches that you find.


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

Jaipur Literary Festival

Postponed from 2020, we are pleased to welcome Terri Adams and Suzi Banerji of Little Gaddesden Book Club for their talk on the Jaipur Literary Festival.  Terri and Suzi have kindly agreed to brush of 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


Saturday 2nd April – 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


Celebrating the Queen’s 70 year reign

Most people are aware of the fantastic fun packed celebrations the village is organising in June.  The main events will be held on the sports fields on the Sunday. Now here is the question.

There will be a very large marquee available for a village party on Saturday evening. It would seem a real shame not to use it. Who out there would be up for a party? Help would be needed to set up and clear up and probably the easiest option would be to get ‘street’ food sales option. Pay bar can be sorted.

Please message me if you think it would be a good idea, if you would come with friends and if you could help in any way.

Let’s throw off the covid blues and party.

Sarah Gall
Email: sarahgaddesden@aol.com


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.

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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.

Village Notices

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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