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Mobile Library

The Mobile Library will now visit the villages every 3rd Thursday of each month. Books can be renewd by telephone on 0345 045 5225. Location: Chapel End, Great Gidding Start Time: 12:40, End Time: 13:00

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The Great Gidding Close Up Quiz – The Answers

The Great Gidding Close Up Quiz - The Answers

Welcome to The Great Gidding Close up Quiz. If you lived in the village at the time of the Golden Jubilee celebration in 2002 you will recall that we offered a paper based quiz that asked you to identify close up photographs of certain locations around the Parish

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Great Gidding recreation ground now a QEII field.

Great Gidding recreation ground now a QEII field.

For the Queens Jubilee the Parish Council had applied for a Fields in Trust grant to safeguard the village recreation ground. So all of the legal paperwork has been done (for free) and now the recreation field can officially be called a Queen Elizabeth II Field (www.qe2fields.com).

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Rounders and The Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch – photos

Rounders and The Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch - photos

After a very wet Sunday (see Michael’s Jubilee Wood report) we were all glad to see a glimmer of blue sky for the Diamond Jubilee Big Lunch and village rounders match on the Recreation Field. With a marquee to shelter from the predicted showers the villagers tucked

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More photos from the Jubilee Dinner Dance

More photos from the Jubilee Dinner Dance

A few more photos of the Diamond Jubilee Dinner Dance kindly supplied by Michelle Woodley.

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A wet Sunday in the Jubilee Wood

A wet Sunday in the Jubilee Wood

Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with a special tree planting ceremony It seemed a good idea at the time, a coffee morning in the Jubilee Wood with a special tree to be planted in recognition of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration. Oh how it rained, the ground waterlogged, the long

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New fence for the Recreation Field

A new fence has been installed by the main entrance of the Recreation Field. A tired wire link fence has been replaced by a smart wooden post and rail fence along with remedial work to the gate posts. Look out for another special addition on The Big

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Village Quiz

Village Quiz

With an east wind howling down Main Street, villagers scurried along to the warmth of the Village Hall to do battle once again at the Quiz & Chip Night. Quiz supremo Lois Jordan set the tone of questions that would sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortified

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Chipping The B660

Chipping The B660

Every few years on a rolling programme most the roads in the parish receive a new surface coating of stone chippings, rather than explain the finer details of the process take a look at The Idiots Guide To Highway maintenance, a really excellent and detailed web site

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History Group Meeting

History Group Meeting

The Village History Group met on Wednesday 18th April and viewed the photographs that were “discovered” during the History Day, held in October 2011. The next occasion we meet will be Wednesday 19th September, when there will be a speaker on Local World War II airbases, everyone

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