The Danbury Society
Registered Charity No. 283898
The Danbury Society is a village conservation Society located in
Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

Latest Changes
24th October 2021 Updated the Web Site to record what had happened in 2020.


Due to the Coronavirus-19 and the Government requirement for Lockdown, all contact Meetings have regretefully had to be Cancelled for this year.

Virtual Open Gardens.

Virtual Open Gardens
Virtual Open Gardens.

This is instead of actually opening the lovely gardens of Danbury & Little Baddow.

Click on the link below to see the web site created for this event: -

Danbury Society Summer Newsletters

Click below to see the Danbury Society Summer Newsletter: -
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  • 2020 Summer Newsletter as a PDF to download.

  • Click below to see the Danbury Society Supplementary Summer Newsletter: -
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  • 2020 Supplementary Issue 2 Summer Newsletter as a PDF to download.
  • It deals with the traffic aspects of the construction of Bradwell B Nuclear Power Station which will impact heavily on all residents of Danbury and the surrounding district.

    It requires a responce from many residents to ensure that the proposed mainly road transport option is not used.
    Bradwell A was built in the 1950s and used mainly sea transport for its construction to a purpose built pontoon at Bradwell.
    To replicate this Stage One, Consultation Summary Document, Figure 6.3, Option 3 should be used.

    Thank you.

    The Danbury Society Committee would also like to draw your attention to the discussion involving the proposed new Power Station at Bradwell.

    Click below to see the Bradwell Story as a PDF File of 2MBytes, in a New Window: -

  • Bradwell Story as a PDF to download.
  • Thank you.

    Heritage Events.

    Thursday, 17th September at 10.00am - Virtual Meeting in Danbury by the late, Norman Bartlett.

    Virtual Hertage Events
    Virtual Heritage Events.
    Here we see the late Norman Bartlett talking to the Danbury Society Tree Warden, Irene Guidotti.

    Reproduced from the Danbury Society Winter Newsletter edited by the late Norman Bartlett.

    Danbury Marks National Heritage Day

    Alan Pamphilon filmed volunteer Tree Warden Irene Guidotti and the late Norman Bartlett walking and discussing items of interest in and around St John's Churchyard.

    You can see what they talked about by clicking below : -

    Danbury Heritage Day on Youtube - free and you do not have to join Youtube.

    Thanks to Chelmsford Civic Society and Chelmsford City Council for their involvement with Heritage Open Days.

    Autumn Talk - Unfortunately this NOW CANCELLED

    It was scheduled to be on Thursday 24th September at the Danbury Sports and Social Centre, Eve's Corner.

    Norman Bartlett

    It is with deep regret I have to report the sad death of Norman Bartlett on Saturday, the 14th November 2020 at Addenbrooks Hospital, after a cycling accident on Friday, the previous day.

    Thanks to the kind people who arranged for him to be taken initially to Broomfield Hospital.

    A Covid Restricted Service was held in Chelmsford on 29th December and attended by Family members.

    He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

    The Danbury Society extend their Sympathy to his Wife, Marie and to his Family.

    It is hoped that when the Covid Restrictions are lifted a Memorial Service could be held in Danbury to enable due thanks could be given to a Gentleman who gave so much of his time and energy to maintaining and even improving the integrity of Danbury.

    Danbury Society's Annual General Meeting.

    Held at 8pm on 17th December 2020.

    This was rescheduled due to Covid Restrictions to a virtual Zoom meeting chaired by John Deamer and attended remotely by the Committee and two members of the Society.

    A One minutes Silence was held in rememberance of Norman Bartlett.

    A new Chairman, Mr Roger Cole-Jones was voted in with all other Committee Member voted in en bloc.
    Ms Irene Guidotti was welcomed as a new Committee Member.

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    Aims of The Danbury Society

    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.

    The Danbury Society supports the Village

    As part of its Charitable Objects, the Danbury Society makes grants to village activities and organisations of all kinds.   Since its formation in 1967, the Society has donated many thousands of pounds ranging from improvements at Eves Corner, refurbishing the Village Hall, restoration of the Grade 1 listed Parish Church to helping out with youth organisations.

    The Danbury Society publish a Newsletter every 4 months.   This is available to paid-up Members

    Contact Information

    The Danbury Society Web Site Address is:-

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    St John's Parish Church.

    Visit the Church Web Site for more details:-

    The Danbury Society supports The Parish Council.

    Visit the Parish Council's new Web Site for more details:-

    Danbury Palace Babies Contact Information

    Click here  to link to Danbury Park Babies Web Site

    The Danbury Society Blog

    Please note The Danbury Society, Blog on Danbury village matters has been discontinued.
    It covered events and incidents that were relevant to the objects of Danbury Society.
    Have a look for yourself at: -    

    There will not be any more updates.

    Note, this is a Server based site and therefore not a "www" (World Wide Web site).

    Joining The Danbury Society

    If you live in Danbury, please support The Danbury Society by joining. It is only £2.00 per household per year or £3.00 if we cannot deliver your Newsletter on foot.   See clickable link below: -

  • To join the Danbury Society
  • To contact the Membership Secretary: -
    Chandra Pyne.
    Telephone -- 01245 223766

    Click   here  to e-mail Chandra Pyne directly.

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    The Web Site was started by John Bowen in 2000 and recorded over 12,000 hits by 2009 when the counter went wrong.
    Another 9,000 Hits were recorded until 2015 when the Counter played up again.

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