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Great Gidding History night – report and photos

Great Gidding History night - report and photos

On 30th September 2015 two talks were given to an audience of more than 60 people in Great Gidding Village Hall. History and extent of the Fitzwilliam Estate Mr Robert Dalgliesh – Chief Agent to the Fitzwilliam Estate – began by describing the history and extent of

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Village Show grows and grows…

Village Show grows and grows...

The weather was certainly ‘autumnal’ as members of the committee got the hall ready for the annual village show but fears that it would affect the entry numbers were soon allayed as a steady trickle of people arrived (culminating in the inevitable rush just before midday) with

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WOOF! Report and pics

WOOF! Report and pics

Saturday 8 August 2015 saw the first ever Great Gidding Dog Show, WOOF, taking place in the garden of Mill Meadow on Chapel End. A glorious afternoon meant a huge turnout.  There were lots of people and, it seemed, even more dogs, all (especially the owners) hoping

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Great Gidding Village Show 2015

Download the Village Show Schedule for 2015 Mark the date in your diaries for this year’s Village Show! Lots of categories for everyone to enter. Download the ‘Village Show Schedule 2015’ for full details by clicking on the following link: Village Show Schedule 2015

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New book – More Great Gidding History – will shortly be on sale

New book – More Great Gidding History – will shortly be on sale

Local historian Patrick Ellis has just published another book on the history of Great Gidding. The A4  book – ‘More Great Gidding History’ – is printed in two parts and is completely new information that has been discovered since the publication of the first Great Gidding History

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They did it!! Well done Sue and Amelia

They did it!! Well done Sue and Amelia

Well done to Sue Locke and Amelia Hodson who have just completed a John O’Groats to Lands End charity cycle ride (in what must have been one of the wettest and windiest July’s in living memory!) and raising money for cancer research. 1,036 miles cycled in thirteen

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Great Gidding harvesting 2015 – video and photos

Great Gidding harvesting 2015 - video and photos

Paul, who runs Catalyst Video Services based in Great Gidding, spent the evening of July 23rd videoing the rapeseed harvest on Michael Trolove’s farm. Thanks to Michael and to Kieran. Video Photos

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John O’Groats to Lands End

John O'Groats to Lands End

Amelia and Sue are currently cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End. They started the 1,000 mile journey on Friday, and anyone watching the golf will know just what terrible weather they have had to endure so far, but they are pressing on regardless, without a support vehicle.

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Aerial photography of Great Gidding

Aerial photography of Great Gidding

Recent photographs of Great Gidding from the air including the Jubilee Wood, allotments, Main Street and Chapel End.

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Two new clubs for older residents in Sawtry

Caresco have launched two new clubs in Sawtry. The Friendship Club meets on Mondays and Tuesdays and the Vintage Club meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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