Keene Hall Charity Formed

Following advice from the Charity Commissioners, the Keene Hall is to be managed independently from the Parish Council by a new body called the Keene Hall Charity. The Life Managers appointed under the original Deed of Gift between Mrs Keene and Great Baddow Parish Council now become Life Trustees and the Parish Council appointees become…

Galleywood Village Watch

“The Village Watch newsletter gave a brief account of the Annual General Meeting held in November last year. Janette Potter was re elected chairman for the coming year and the committee were re-elected en bloc. New Neighbourhood Watch signs have been ordered and application made to the Borough Council for planning permission in respect of…

Galleywood Exhibition 1996

The Parish staged its first exhibition in May this year at the Keene Hall. A steady procession of visitors passed through the Lodge Room and on into the main hall when the show opened at 2.00 pm. With every available space filled with exhibits, a small marquee was put up outside the kitchen to serve…

Fog Cancels Hunt

The Hunt meeting on Galleywood Common, moved to New Year’s Day from Boxing Day, was brought to an early close by Fog. Joint Hunt Master, Ken Howard, explained that the Hunt had turned out in the interests of tradition and the festive season and in the hope that the weather might improve. 5th January 1996

Daisy’s Poetry gets into Print

A poem written by Daisy Dennis of Margaretting Road has been published in an anthology of poems entitled ‘Voices on The Wind’ Now a great grandmother, Daisy started writing poetry twenty years ago. The recently published poem was written after the birth of a neighbour’s baby and is entitled ‘An April Babe’. Hello, little one,…

Carnival winds Up

“The Galleywood Carnival Association recently called a public meeting at the British Legion Hall to decide the future of the event. The carnival had been abandoned after 1992 due to shortage of people willing to help with the organisation. This apathy was still evident when, apart from the president, John Smee and Bill Vicker, committee…