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Remembrance: why poppies?

Remembrance: why poppies?

The poppy has a long association with Remembrance Day. But how did the distinctive red flower become such a potent symbol of our remembrance of the sacrifices made in past wars?

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How’s the Giddings website performing?

How's the Giddings website performing?

In March 2012 the Giddings website was given a complete overhaul and brought into the 21st century with new technology that allows anyone in the village to update the site (with a little training and a password). Google Analytics Part of the update included the installation of

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Clarion Summer 2012

Great & Little Gidding Parish Council Clarion – Summer 2012   Parish Council uncontested election results (2012- 2016)                                                   Andrew Alexander (Chairman)    62 Main Street                                            293315 Robin Hayden                                  Warren House, Main Street                      293360 Paul Hodson                                     17 Chapel End                                              293782 Chris Howden                                   9 Main Street                                               293679 Rachel Giddens                                47 Main Street                               

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Do your bit to bring better broadband for all

Do your bit to bring better broadband for all

Have you registered for the Connecting Cambridgeshire campaign to bring better broadband access for everyone across the county? Time is running out and we need as many people as possible to register before December 2012, when a supplier will be selected and planning for the big broadband

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Photos of the Giddings

Photos of the Giddings

We’ve uploaded some fresh images of Little Gidding, Steeple Gidding, a few of Great Gidding Main Street and some slightly festive/snowy ones of St Michael’s to the Giddings photo gallery – why not take a look! If anyone wants to add any Gidding-themed photos to the site

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Great Gidding welcomes guests from Denmark for Laura and Mads beautiful wedding

On a gloriously hot and sunny day, the wedding took place in St Michael’s Church on Saturday 18th August of Laura Burgess to Mads Jørgensen. Photo: Charles Gervais cg-bh@bothhemispheres.com Laura is currently the Rector of St Botolph without Aldgate in London, whilst Mads is a freelance Media

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Summer baptisms in Great Gidding

There were two Baptisms in St Michael’s Church in July, welcoming two young people into the Christian community in Great Gidding. Firstly on Sunday 8th July, the baptism of Alice Helen Nunns took place. Mum and Dad, Charlotte and Michael Nunns, moved into Ludington Road last August.

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Get Cambridgeshire Connected – Join the broadband campaign!

Get Cambridgeshire Connected – Join the broadband campaign!

You can help to bring fast, reliable broadband to Peterborough and Fenland, which is vital for our businesses and communities to thrive. The plan is to provide access to superfast broadband to at least 90% of homes and businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and better broadband access

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Back Lane and the Sewage farm

Back Lane and the Sewage farm

Back Lane between Chapel End and the B660 at Oak Tree corner has taken a bit of a battering recently. Improvement works at Great Gidding sewage farm coupled with the wettest summer and autumn of  recent times has meant that the minor road has been subject to

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Mary’s ringing has ap’peal’

Many congratulations to Mary Read on ringing her first Quarter Peal ‘inside’ of Plain Bob and Grandsire Doubles. A Quarter Peal is about 45 minutes continuous bell ringing requiring a high level of concentration and ringing skill. Mary was one of six ringers who rang at Holywell

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