Frank Wellington

Perhaps the best known early photograph and postcard scene of the village is the one that has been hanging in the Chequers for many years and is on this month’s front cover. The man in the car is Frank Wellington. The photo was taken in 1906 and at the time he lived in Danbury, but was related to the local Page family who were farmers. In his day Frank was a very well known automotive engineer, vehicle manufacturer, dealer, motor and motorcycle racing enthusiast.

In 1897 he was photographed driving “the first car through Goldhanger” Continue reading “Frank Wellington”

Goldhanger Gala Weekend 2018

The Goldhanger Gala dates for this year are Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September.

Everybody who is involved with the Gala, or would like to be, get planning your events and of course the advertising so that everyone else knows about them.

Some new ideas and activities would be most welcome.

Events so far confirmed are:- Classic Car Show on the Saturday, Art  Show on both days, and the Chequers have confirmed they will be having live music and a Beer Festival.

Vehicle alarm disturbing the peace

There have been a number of reports of a vehicle alarm going off in the middle of the night. It has happened on several occasions and seems to be in the area of Church Street and St Peters Close.

If you are able to identify the vehicle, or the location more precisely, please let Malcolm Holmes know:

Crowd scene video for the Village Hall extension programme

A great turnout for a video of a crowd scene outside the Village Hall in aid of funding for the Village Hall extension project.

Maybe we’ll all be appearing at Cannes next year.

This isn’t the finished product – that’s still being put together professionally for the bid video. Some of us had already disappeared inside for tea and buns when I shot this video (typical – mention tea and buns and half the village will be there!).

Indian Supper Evening

The Village Hall Management Committee would like to extend a very BIG THANK YOU to Mr & Dr Killy for the Indian Supper evening on March 17th.

It was a wonderful evening full of colour and flavour, the Indian dancers were brilliant creating such a vibrant atmosphere. It was also lovely for the village to be able to share in the celebrations of the Killy’s 25th Wedding Anniversary and Dr Killy’s 50th birthday. An amazing £1300 was raised in aid of the Village Hall Improvement Project. Thanks to everyone who came to support it.

There are lots of extra photos (in colour!) which you can see on the village hall website and also on their Facebook page Goldhanger Village Hall