A snapshot of life in the village
1987 - 2007

 

 

1987

A Club for Local Artists

An Art Club has been formed which meets weekly in the Vicarage Hall in Beehive Lane. It caters for all media, including oils, water colour, acrylics and pastels. The club came about largely through the efforts of Ray Fullerton and the enthusiastic response indicates a promising future for this new local activity.

Sixty years of Scouting

The 1st Galleywood Scout Group celebrated sixty years of Scouting in Galleywood this year.  Started in 1927, the Group's headquarters in Jubilee Park, specially built in 1973 and twice extended, houses one of the largest Groups in the district with 130 young people.

New Vicar at St Michaels

The Reverend Roger Wakely became Vicar of St Michael and All Angels Church on the 17th September. He is the seventh vicar of Galleywood and succeeded the Reverend Canon Allen Willett who, after 19 years with the Parish, took partial retirement in the diocese of Peterborough in January 1987. Married with two children, the Reverend Wakely came to Galleywood from Leicester where he was Rector of seven country churches. He graduated from the Southwark Ordination Course in 1970 and his career has included several valuable years as a school teacher, deputy head and a school chaplain.

Galleywood becomes a Civil Parish

On the 1st of April, 1987, Galleywood was separated from the Parish of Great Baddow and became a Civil Parish in its own right. Nine Parish Councillors were elected by the residents to form the first Galleywood Parish Council. Councillor Keith Liley, a Chelmsford Borough Councillor and former Great Baddow Parish Councillor, became the first Chairman of the Council. In anticipation of Galleywood becoming a civil Parish, the Keene Hall was extensively modernised in 1986 to provide accommodation for the Parish clerk's office. Parish Council, Planning and other committee meetings are held in the Keene Hall and are open to the public.

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