A snapshot of life in the village
1987 - 2007




Keep Fit Class sends four to London

Four members of the Keep Fit Class are preparing to represent Galleywood in the National Annual Keep Fit Demonstration. Barbara Webb, Wendy Walden, Pam Stanley and Barbara Chappell will be taking part in the display at the Albert Hall.

Award for Helix Garage

Helix Garage Ltd in Stock Road has been judged regional winner in a national competition organised by Citroen UK Ltd. to encourage and reward quality in pre-delivery inspection. In receiving the prize of £1000 of equipment, Director Peter Balm said "We have been associated with Citroen for twenty years and are delighted to remain with them. They have become very significant in the market place."

Pensioner Attacked

Police are hunting for two teenagers who robbed a pensioner of £50 after stabbing him with a Stanley knife. The 68 year old man was only slightly injured but suffered severe shock. The pensioner, who is nearly blind,  was on his way to the shops in Watchouse Road when the youths approached and threatened him. One produced a knife, and in a brief struggle, they stole £50 and rode away on bicycles. They are described as between 15 and 17.

Galleywood Common Association Inaugurated

A recent 'invasion' of The Common by a large band of itinerant road menders who camped on the race course for several days to the great consternation of local people, has triggered the formation of The Galleywood Common Association. The aim is to unite all those who want to preserve the beauty and amenity of The Common. The Common is owned by Chelmsford Borough Council and the Association will look to establish an association with the Borough Leisure Services Department who carry out the maintenance work.

British Legion Jubilee Celebrations

The Galleywood branch of the Royal British Legion celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a Golden Jubilee Dinner and Dance at the Keene Hall on the 19th September. Prior to 1937, the Galleywood branch was a sub-section of the Chelmsford branch. Although the membership of ex service men and women is now only 57 it continues to play an active role especially in the Poppy day Appeal and at the Remembrance Day Parade and Service at St Michael's Church.

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