Wartime Nostalgia draws the Crowds

A regular feature in the village calendar is the Autumn Event organised by the Parish Council. The title this year was ‘Galleywood at War’ and the theme attracted much support from exhibitors and visitors alike. Keene Hall was adorned with posters recalling the austerity and National pride engendered by the war situation and the nostalgic…

Thriftwood wins another Trophy

The Stanley Barnett Award for conservation initiatives has been won for a second time by pupils from Thriftwood School in Slades Lane. Delighted pupils gasped with disbelief when the result was announced at County Hall. The award acknowledges their efforts and creative flair through their successful greetings card business, Creative Cuts. Year 11 pupils help…

Royal Invitation

The work of conservation volunteer Stan Church has been recognised at a reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by the HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Stan devotes much of his time to all aspects of conservation and he was chosen to attend the launch of the 40th anniversary of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and…

Parish Meeting Gets Fit for Life

Parishioners attending the Annual Open Forum meeting found themselves taking some unexpected exercise this year. Following the Chairman’s welcome, Parish clerk, Jane Head, gave a fitness demonstration and presentation with the theme – ‘Are you fit for Life?’. Supported on stage by a group of ladies from one of her fitness classes, Jane persuaded everyone…

Library gets computerised

The library has re-opened after a major facelift. Newly decorated, with new books and carpet, the branch is now connected to the County computer database for the first time. Users can now get information about the full range of books and services available on E.L.A.N.- Essex Libraries Automated Network. Tickets are now read by computer…