Photographs – People / Groups
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.
This series of pictures shows the four Millennium banners and the team of Hadstock villagers, led by Sonia Villiers, involved in their creation.
On Rogation Sunday, May 23rd 2021, and organised and led by Gill Butterworth, a group of Hadstock residents ‘beat the bounds’ and walked 7.5 miles round the Parish boundary as part of the 1020-2020 Millennium celebrations. Starting on Linton Road near the zoo, the group walked anticlockwise, had a lunch break in Nunn Wood, and finished in the Grip at Linton.
Patricia Croxton-Smith (known to us all as Crocky) was Fabric Officer for the church for 40 years, and worked tirelessly to see it through many phases of essential building repairs from the 1960s on. She stepped down from this post at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on 21 March 2017, when Rick Albrow took her place. Robin Betser was churchwarden for 8 years and also stepped down at that meeting. Members of the congregation, the Friends of St Botolph and the Hadstock Society joined together to thank them and celebrate their achievements. Left to right: Irene Stapleton, Robin Betser, the Revd Paula Griffiths, Crocky, Hamish McIlwrick, Tony Handley and Malcolm Seward.
As part of the activities to commemorate the Millennium of the Battle of Assandun, evensong was sung by the choir of St Mary’s Saffron Walden. The choir was led by their Director of Music, Oli King, and Jeremy Allan played the organ.
In the Autumn of 2015, the Church arranged a series of breakfast discussions in the pub with local residents talking about their expertise. This was the first. James Hewlett (far right) talked about Nepal and the devastating effect of its earthquake. David Taylor (seated second right), landlord of the King’s Head, provided breakfast, and the event raised funds for James’s chosen charity in Nepal.
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.
The four 18th century bells at St Botolph’s were recast by Whitechapel Foundry in 1970 to produce six new lighter weight bells.
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