Bernard Hall, Cuddington
Walter Rose Room
By Haddenham Webteam - 20th July 2015 11:30am
Haddenham Village Society celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Sunday 19th July, with a wonderful party hosted in the delightful gardens of Roderick and Cynthia Floud in Flint Street.
The sun came out with perfect timing and some 250 guests relaxed and enjoyed the quintessential English Summer party, along with friends, neighbours and family members of all ages.
In many ways the event provided a snapshot of why Haddenham is such a special place in which to live, with organisations like the Village Society providing just one example of the community spirit that exists in this village.
The timing was especially fitting, given the very active role that the Haddenham Village Society had played in constructing and gaining approval for the Neighbourhood Plan, culminating in the referendum just three days earlier.
HVS Chairman, Professor Sir Roderick Floud paid tribute to the achievements of the Village Society over the last fifty years, thanking all its members for their active contribution to village life. He also acknowledged the fine exhibition of HVS events and achievements that had been so carefully displayed by Virginia Samuda and partner Martin Bygate, based on the archives she had inherited from her father, the late John Landon, as well as items from the Haddenham Museum.
The event was primarily intended as a celebration of the Village Society's fifty years, but it was also pleasing to note that the garden party had raised over £1,000 towards the continuing viability of the Society.
New members are always welcome — especially those who are relatively new to the village and who are looking for ways of becoming more actively involved in the life of the local community. For details about the Haddenham Village Society, please see here.
To see lots more photos from the garden party, please go to our GALLERIES
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
On Saturday 21st October, a large group of Haddenham residents braved the gathering winds of 'Storm Brian' to mark the official opening of the Townsend Community Orchard.The project was initiated in 2014, when a portion of the Farrar Bell field was given to the Parish Council by Rectory Homes, following a planning refusal for additional home building. A consensus among the villagers ...
Thames Valley Police tell us that a 23-year-old man has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with an incident in Haddenham last year.Jordan Dewing of New Road, Stokenchurch was charged on Tuesday (17th October) and has been bailed to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court on 16th November.The charge is in connection with an incident at...
The folk at St Mary's Church are delighted to announce that planning for the Community Christmas Tree Festival 2017 is underway. Last year's festival was a great success and they are very keen to welcome as many people to see the displays again this year — so they need support from the local community to help create a wonderful spectacle! If you would like to display a Christmas tree...