Welcome to what happened in 2011
Illustrated Talk - "The History of Colchester" by Mr David Austin
Thursday, 10th March 2011 in the Church Meeting Room at 8 pm.
David Austin lives in Colchester and is an ex-policeman whose interest is local history.
This is the first of two talks he presents on Colchester. This covered from pre Roman to the immediate post Roman period.
This was of interest as Colchester's history impinges on Danbury's history.
The second talk will be arranged during 2012.
The Spring (Bluebell) Walk
This was on Sunday, 8th May from the Community Centre Upper Car Park
at 2.15pm and was led by David & Wendy Moore.
The 39th Annual Art Exhibition.
This will be held at the Danbury Village Hall, Eve's Corner Bank Holiday weekend, 26th, 27th & 28th August.
(Left). John Deamer, co-organiser standing in the doorway looking at the Artists checking their work at the
Pre-View Show, Friday morning. (Right) Three large paintings on the wall.
(Left) Janeve (centre) looking at her pastel painting of Wild Horses with her friends. (Right) One of the many
lovely painting on exhibition at this years Art Show.
Entrance is free but a Catalogue will be charged at £1.00 (good value).
This year the Exhibition had a number of larger canvases displayed in a more relaxed manner, which aides viewing - a very good show - come along.
Date Open times (Hours) Friday August 26th 12.00 - 20.00 Saturday August 27th 10.00 - 18.00 Sunday August 28th 10.00 - 17.00
This is a highly regarded exhibition with both framed and unframed pictures for sale, many by local artist and further a field in Essex, showing different media and a variety of subjects.
(Left). Busy during the weekend. (Right) The side hall had many lovely paintings in there as well.
The entrance hall busy with Art sales and Raffle sales.
Monies raised will help to promote the general charitable benefit of the inhabitants of the Danbury area.
The Danbury Society Annual Art Show will be headed by Glad & John Deamer and her band of willing helpers. If you would care to help, please contact Glad on 01245 223106
The Autumn Meeting
Thursday, 15th September in the Church Meeting Room, Harry Parsons - "Building the Millenium Tower at Bury St Edmunds".
Harry Parsons came from Lakenheath in Suffolk.
He presented an interesting talk on the building of the Millenium Tower at Bury St Edmunds. Years back Bury Cathedral was "built without a Tower" because they ran out of money.
To recongise the Millenium it was decided to raise enough money to build the Tower at last.
This was successful and our speaker told us all about the work involved.
A very interesting evening with a good audience.
The Autumn Walk
This was on Sunday, 16th October at 2.15pm and started from the Community Centre Top Car Park.
David Moore lead this Ramble which is designed to enjoy the colours of Autumn.
About 20 Walkers assembled at the top car park where Dave gave an introduction to the Danbury Society Walks, now published by the Borough Council.
Today, Walk No 3 was chosen.
Walkers at the upper car park assembled just before the walk.
Photograph provided by Dave Bolwell
It was a beautiful sunny day but a cool North Wind kept the temperature about 17 degrees.
Walkers as they listen to David Moore.
Walkers as they file though a gap in the hedge.
Usually this walk is about the lovely colours of Danbury trees - this year the colours are very vivid and about a month earlier than last year. Is this a bad omen for a severe Winter?
Enjoying the Sun
A beautiful day and a good Walk - perfect - thank you David Bolwell.
The AGM followed by an illustrated Talk "Major Projects of the Essex Wildlife Trust".
This will be on Thursday, 17th November in St John's Church Meeting Room at 8pm.
After the AGM, Cliff Moore from The Wildlife Trust present a talk on The Major Projects of the Essex Wildlife Trust.
This enlighten us on the intentions of the Trust in our area. They do much good work in Danbury and Little Baddow which is not well recognised.
Carols Around the Christmas Tree at Eves Corner
This was on Wednesday, 8th December at 8pm.
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To involve the residents of Danbury in interests and pursuits to enrich village life.
To ensure that changes in the Village are undertaken with sensitivity to the character of Danbury.
To protect the natural beauty of the local landscape and to promote its maintenance and care.
To Work for the preservation and protection of buildings and features of interest in Danbury.
To promote the general charitable benefit of the inhabitants of the Danbury area by provision of such financial and/or material benefit as the Trustees for the time being shall determine.
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