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As Trevor mentioned in his article in the last edition, he stood down as President of The Gaddesden Society in May, after eleven years. I paid tribute to him in the summer Diary editorial, but it bears repeating here. Trevor has been immensely dedicated, despite having a very full professional and family life. Trevor is also involved in other activities in the village, regularly taking roles in Drama Club productions and even embarking on a new career as quiz master at the VPA Harvest Supper in October! The Society could not have wished for a more dedicated, capable and talented person at the helm, and we are hugely grateful to him.


Although Trevor remains on the committee, the vacancy as President needed to be filled. After more than eleven years as Treasurer, therefore, I have taken on this role and passed on the finance reins to David Seymour. I am very grateful to him for agreeing to take over, as it is central to maintaining the health of the Society, and I am certain that the finances will be in very safe hands!


Looking ahead, Tuesday December 18th sees the very popular Carols on the Green. This is an event that has become a firm calendar fixture and has been supported by The Gaddesden Society since its inception. It really is a fantastic way to continue the lead up to Christmas and we look forward to seeing many people there again this year.


The first Gaddesden Society talk of 2019 will be a visit by Stephen Hearn of Tring Auctions, on Thursday February 28th. His talk is entitled 'Life as an Auctioneer - Behind the Scenes at Tring Auctions' and should be an interesting insight into a sometimes mysterious world. Please do put the date in your diaries and keep a lookout for the upcoming talks programme throughout next year. We have another year of interesting talks planned and they take place in a very sociable setting with wine and cheese and plenty of lively conversation!

Phil Heaphy

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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