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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

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