Trafalgar Day celebrations

Nearly 200 visitors attended the village market in the Keene Hall when the theme was Trafalgar Day. The Mayor and Mayoress attended and picked Thriftwood School as the best dressed stall. The hall was dressed overall in flags and bunting and every stall-holder responded to the Nelson theme with many of them dressed in period…

More hours for the Club

The Galleywood Social Club in The Street has had its application to sell alcohol extended until 11.30 pm from Monday to Thursday and to 12.30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 11 pm on Sunday. Complaints about noise from the club had been raised by Dr Wilson, an intensive care specialist, who had moved into…

Historic win by Galleywood team

Division two Galleywood overwhelmed their more illustrious visitors White Ensign in the semi final of the Premier Cup. Their opponents only chance came in the second half when a shot from inside the penalty area hit the post. Howard Mackler opened the scoring in the first half with a penalty. Thirteen minutes into the second…

Two new councillors

The Parish council co-opted two new councillors in February this year. Mr Bob Harman makes a welcome return to the Parish after a break of some years. Now retired, Bob is keen to devote his time to voluntary activities. The second vacancy is filled by Chris Dicks, a retired police officer who is currently employed…

New Incumbent at the Vicarage

Following the retirement of the Rev. Stephen Bailey and his wife, Jennifer, in September 2004, St Michael’s church entered a period of ‘interregnum’ during which the Church Council prepared a printed document to present to prospective candidates for the post of vicar. This Profile of the Parish set out a detailed description of the structure…

Parish boundary stones

Ten stones were set up more than a hundred years ago to mark the parish boundaries and John Turkentine became convinced that such substantial pieces of masonry could not have disappeared without trace. The stones marked, of course, the boundaries of the ecclesiastical parish at the time. He set about the job of tracing them…

Design Statement launched

The culmination of nearly two years hard work by a devoted band of enthusiasts resulted in the launch of the Village Design Statement in May. The Keene Hall was set out with an impressive display of photos, maps and charts to reveal the detailed research that has gone into the production of a highly professional…