Racecourse history

The exciting days of racing on the racecourse on the Common were vividly recounted at a meeting of the Historical Society by Ted Hawkins. His account featured the history of the national champion Golden Miller and his winning performances at Galleywood. Ted’s dramatic picture showing a race in progress across Margaretting road in 1929 came…

Footpaths Map

The production of a map showing footpaths around the Parish has been long in preparation. The final product was launched by the Parish Council at Whitsun and shows all bridleways, footpaths, permissive paths, streets, view points and places of natural beauty and historic interest. It will be available free to all parishioners and will be…

Junk Swap

A new concept in recycling was sponsored by the Borough Council in March. The public were invited to bring along to the Keene Hall unwanted household items. They were then able to take away anything that took their fancy, with no money changing hands. Items had to be non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-electrical. Knives, household chemicals,…

Grapevine Launch

The Parish Council has launched a Parish Newsletter under the title Galleywood Grapevine. The four page sheet is printed on glossy paper with colour illustrations. It is to be distributed free, throughout the Parish, by volunteers. In the introduction Chairman, Janette Potter writes: ‘The object of this often talked of periodical is to provide information…

Council co opts two new members

In March this year, the Parish Council filled two vacancies by co-opting two new members. Jill Bellamy was born and bred in Galleywood. Her hobbies include gardening, art and design and she is a member of the Horticultural Society and Galleywood Social club. She is also a member of Well Lane Methodist church where she…

Tragedy after school

Tomas Wren was walking home from Great Baddow High School when he was in collision with a motor bike. Fellow students witnessed the accident in which Tomas suffered a serious head injury followed by cardiac arrest. He was taken to Broomfield Hospital by air ambulance but later died. His family and teachers at the school…

Surgery privatised

The surgery in Barnard Road has been taken over by a private Company, ChilversMcCrea, in co operation with the Chelmsford Primary Care Trust. The surgery which currently has about 700 patients was previously based in a one bedroom flat. It has now been extended to incorporate the premises next door and the PCT has spent…

Victoriana Exhibition

To celebrate the 130th anniversary of the formation of the ecclesiastical boundary of the Galleywood Parish, the Council organised a Victorian Exhibition in the Keene Hall in October. A wide range of exhibits was on show including photographs, books, farming equipment and personal artifacts displayed by parishioners. Children were able to take part in Victorian…