Sunday MAY 11th 2008
2pm - 6pm
This is your chance to come and view
the village history, we are adding to this collection all the time. You may have
something to add, something about your house or garden, a photo or documents.
Your memories are very important, we have a growing collection of voice
recordings, but hand-written memories are just as valuable. Stop and think for
just a moment of how things have changed over just the last few years. The
church has changed, the school has changed, the number of shops in the village
has changed. All of this has happened quite recently so come on put pen to paper
lets put them all in a book for the future. Just to start you off. Swimming
lessons now in the our schools own heated pool or at Bishops Stortford heated
pool. When I was at school swimming was still at Bishops Stortford but in the
outside pool, heated ? I'm not convinced. Before that it was down at Hallingbury
Mill in the Mill pool until about 1950, and that was definitely not
Many of you have helped with the history of our village by having
a test pit in your garden, when all the finds have been sorted and dated it will
help you to know the age of occupation in your garden and for us all to know the
age of occupation of the village as a whole. I haven't had the results of this
years dig but I hope to have the results and photos on display at the open day.
I must thank all of you who had a test pit in your garden this year as the
weather was rather wet and it did make a little mud. I hope the recent April
showers have washed it all away by now and the warm May sunshine will help it to
repair. Thank you all so much for taking part in this valuable ongoing
include Vintage vehicles, old tools and historical domestic items.
Cakes. Cake stall. Bric-a-brac. Raffle. And more.
Any items for the above stalls would be greatly appreciated