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Your Guide To What’s Going On in and around Little Gaddesden

Gaddesden Diary Production and Distribution

The Gaddesden Society produces 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 editions, please contact our Distribution Secretary ( Copies are also available in the Village Shop.

The Gaddesden Diary is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Subscription fees are currently £5.00pa for local delivery and £9.00pa for UK postal delivery with overseas postal subscriptions by arrangement. Single copies are sold for £1.50 each. If you are not already paying by standing order, you distributor will call at your home to collect your subscription in September of each year. In the event that you are unable to contact your distributor or have missed their round, please contact the Editors at to find out available payment options.

To advertise in the Diary, please contact our Advertising Secretary (

For calendar entries, please contact our Calendar Secretary (

The Gaddesden Diary Editorial Team

Editors: Phil and Rachel Heaphy (
Calendar: Nan Newberry (
Advertising: Vacancy (; mail will be appropriately forwarded during vacancy)
Distribution: Anna Stevenson (

Vacancy – Diary Advertising

We’re looking for someone to manage the ads in The Gaddesden Diary and so help ensure that the Diary stays financially viable. If you would like to get involved, or to find out more, please email

Subscriptions for The Gaddesden Diary

Annual renewal of The Gaddesden Diary subscriptions is due in September, and many of our subscribers have standing orders in place for the annual cost of £5, for which we are very grateful. Others pay by bank transfer, while some still prefer to hand cash to their local distributors. Whichever method you choose to use, we are very pleased to have you as regular subscribers.

The subscription rate has remained unchanged for many years and, for four quarterly editions, represents better value than ever. Some may ask, however, why it is important to subscribe to the Diary.

From a community point of view, the Diary gives every group, association and organisation the opportunity to showcase their activities, sharing details of what they have been doing, as well as giving details of their upcoming events. We are so very fortunate to have a large variety of activities available within our community, truly offering something for everyone, and The Gaddesden Diary enables everyone to read about the activities and encourages us all to join those which appeal to us.

More than that, your subscription to the Diary enables The Gaddesden Society to fund not just the Diary itself, but also the Medical Driving Service, the annual programme of talks and films, the annual Village Sports Day, and also to help fund events such as the Platinum Jubilee celebrations and support other activities within the community.

In recent years, the Diary has helped support Teenage Cancer Trust, the Herts Air Ambulance, the Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Brownies, the village School, the Hospice of St Francis, Medical Detection Dogs, the Sports Pavilion, the Bowls Club, the Gaddesden Gallop, the outdoor gym equipment on the sports field, Carols on the Green, and much, much more besides.

Your subscription matters! Please renew this September – or now if you haven’t already renewed.

How to Pay Your Subscription

You can pay the annual £5 subscription, ideally by standing order each September, or by bank transfer to:

  • Account name: The Gaddesden Society
  • If asked, this is a business account.
  • Sort code: 30-90-73
  • Account No: 15560068
  • Reference: Your name, and as much of your address as you can abbreviate into the space available.

Alternatively, you can pay £5 cash or cheque to your local distributor. If you do not know who your distributor is, please contact Anna Stevenson at, who will put you in touch. Thank you for helping to support our community.

The Editors

Sample Copy

The Gaddesden Diary is currently published only in paper form, although we may explore digital/online publication in the future. In the meantime, here is a sample copy of the Diary – in fact an exceptional, online edition published during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 – that illustrates its content and format.


Header image: Andrew Sheard