WI reports a Busy Programme

Almost alone amongst the many local organisations, the Women’s Institute regularly submits reports of its activities to the local newspaper. The following account appeared in the Essex Chronicle on September 2. There was a good attendance at the September meeting despite ten members being on holiday. The president, Mrs Hess opened the meeting and said…

Warden Retires

Staff and residents at Cottey House held a party for retiring warden Mrs Phylis Matthews on Saturday, 28 January. Phyllis was retiring after 16 years at the House. After a presentation, the Springfield Players provided entertainment.

The National Womens Register

The National Womens Register held a meeting at a members home recently, to plan the programme for the next few months. Discussion topics such as radiation and its possible effects , the ethics of transplants, and a book review looking behind the scenes of big business, and choosing the man or women of 1998 will…

Short Mat Bowls

Twenty local villagers attended a demonstration, arranged by the Parish Council in The Keene Hall, of Short Mat Bowls. Their enthusiastic reception resulted in the immediate decision to form the Galleywood Short Mat Bowls Club. The first club night was held in May at the Galleywood Infants school and within three weeks there was a…

Seabrights Barn Opens

The Clerk and Parish Councillors were invited to attend the opening of Seabright’s Barn on the 8th February. This grade 2 listed building, standing by the junction of Galleywood Road and Deadman’s Lane, had stood derelict for some years. During extensive renovation, the roof tiles and wall cladding were removed to reveal the solid oak…

Man found hanged

A Chelmsford caretaker was found hanged at his home in Kirkmans Road on March 27 by his mother in law, Brenda Baldwin. Round the 32 year old man’s neck was a flex noose and hanging from the open loft hatch above the stairs was three foot of flex. A post mortem examination gave the cause…

Jamie Flies his Wheelchair

Dovedale Flyer Jamie Wood has proved that the sky is the limit when it comes to sport for the disabled. Jamie, 15, from Barnard Road, flew out to Florida on Monday to represent Britain at the world games for the disabled. Before he left Chelmsford to travel to the Games, he was given a rousing…

Horse riding on The Common

The increasing popularity of Horse Riding has resulted in some concern that some of the grass areas on The Common were being damaged by enthusiastic riders. Following the Borough Council’s attempts to enforce the Bye Laws prohibiting the riding of Horses other than on The Gallops at the south end, several Horse Riders wrote to…