Beryl and Christine Frost supervising the playgroup in the Queen’s Jubilee Year, 1977
Bernard Jones, landlord of the King’s Head in 1977, the Queen’s Jubilee year, had a unique collection of keys hanging behind the bar.
Reg Wood running the village shop in Queen’s Jubilee Year, 1977
Tony Handley explains the beekeeper’s art
The Bishop of Colchester, Rt Revd Roger Morris, led this Confirmation Service. It was the first to be held in St Botolph’s since 2007. Originally planned for July 2020, it had to be postponed twice because of Covid restrictions. Five candidates were confirmed – Melanie Abbiss, Charli Batley, Benedict Hannam, Cecily Hannam and Felix Hannam.
Read this tribute to ‘Skipper’ Dawson who lived and worked in Hadstock and founded the Hadstock Mounted Scout Troop, the only mounted troop in the country.
This quilt was designed by Jean Ramsden and made by members of the Hadstock Womens Institute. It was first prize in a raffle held in Saffron Walden Square and won by a lady in Harlow.
Lived at Penn farm
Harriet was married to Walter Barker
Annie Barker married Jonas Freeman
Found by Roger Mance in his WW1 memorial researches, these extracts, now out of embargo, give a fascinating window into the operation of Hadstock School between 1872 and 1918.
This survey of gravestones and memorials in St Botolph’s church and churchyard was carried out by Rick Albrow in 2009/2010
Read this fascinating research by Roger Mance into the background stories and family history of 18 men who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918 AD. The names of the 18 are to be found on the village war memorial in the south transept of St Botolph’s Church, Hadstock. All were born in Hadstock or had families with a close association to our village. Roger’s account was created as a tribute to the memory, courage and sacrifice of these men and produced as part of the 2020 Millennium celebrations for the Church.