The Danbury Society
Registered Charity No. 283898

Carved Village Post on Eve's Corner, Danbury

What happened in 2000.

A Meeting was held on Thursday, 16th March
entitled "The Steam Engine" presented by Brian Bourn of Little Baddow.

Brian talked about Steam Power in as much as it was the 19th Century Power behind Great Britain.

The Spring Walk

Took place on Sunday, 7th May.
It was led this time by David Bolwell.   They met at the Community Centre Top Car Park.
All had a good walk and saw plenty of bluebells.
They met old aquaintaintances and made new friends.

The Annual Coach Outing - Saturday, 1st July.

It was to Waddesdon Manor and Gardens.
These are near Oxford and were owned by the Rothchild Family. They are now looked after by The National Trust.

It rained a little going and a lot coming back - dry whilst we were there.

The House was just wonderful with riches from France bought by the Rothchilds to impress visiting politicians and Royalty. Every room was a new experience. Unfortunately, to preserve the original fabric from fading the natural lighting was very low so the full beauty could only just be seen.
The Wine Cellar had 15,000 bottles (some dating from 1868) in it.

12 carpets in the house were from 1670 and made in Paris.

The formal garden at the rear looked a picture - just like the phamplet below. The grounds and location were also stunning. A lovely day out.

Waddesdon Manor and 

The Annual Art Exhibition.

This took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Friday the 25th August to Sunday the 27th.

This was a chance to look at local scenes and to purchase original oil and water-colour paintings.   There were 500 paintings on display.
Another successful exhibition which raised over 1,000 for the Society.

Thursday, 21st September Meeting

This was a very interesting Talk on the Essex Air Ambulance.

A cheque for 100 was presented to the Air Ambulance.

The Autumn Walk - Sunday, 1st of October, 2000

Photograph of the Walkers as they set off Wendy and David Moore led about 30 persons (and a few dogs) on Walk number 1 which went through Lingwood to Scrubs Wood, past the Warren Golf Course to Oak Corner, Thrift Wood and home via The Common.
A distance of 5 miles in good weather.

Thank you Wendy & David.

The Annual General Meeting

This was held on Thursday, 16th November, 2000.

After the AGM there was an captivating talk by Mr Feathers of The Essex Police Museum entitled "Murders of the 19th Century".
Fred told of the murders in Essex and Suffolk.   The London and Middlesex hangman for 50 years until 1870 came from Danbury.

This was followed by high quality Cheese and Wine with the Committee.

Christmas Carols around the Tree at Eve's Corner.

It took place on Wednesday, the 20th of December 2000.

This year we obtained another Christmas Tree for erection on Eve's Corner.   Volunteers are aways welcome to assist with its erection, (provisionaly on Sat 16th Dec at 10am) please contact Curt Brown if you can help.

The Salvation Army will again treat us to their lovely music and lead the Carol Service. Afterwards enjoy hot mince pies in the URC Hall. Hopefully the weather will be better than past years.

Please support the Danbury Society Activities

Daffodil Planting

A planting party led by David Bolwell have planted 450 daffodils at the gateways to Danbury, by the entrance to The Management College and Hyde Lane.

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