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Village Day 1980!
« on: October 28, 2010, 06:43:35 pm »
Whilst clearing out under the stage at Brookmans Park School (long story...) I came across a village day programme 1980. I found it quite interesting how much things have changed in the last 30 years - both with the shops that were in the village, the huge range of community groups and activities and what actually happened at village day itself.

I've scanned it and put it online here if anyone else wants a look:

http://www.brookmans.com/history/villageday1980.pdf

The file size is around 8MB.

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 06:59:20 pm »
Thank you James for posting this.  I shall print some of it off for some friends who I know will be very interested  :)
 

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 08:14:09 pm »
amazing....just seen that the 3rd totteridge scout band played there. i was a bugler for them for a few years around that time 80-84 ish...guessing i probably played at it....happy days.

the ads are great too.. i remember the bakery in totteridge....

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 11:35:00 pm »
Thank you James - what a trip down memory lane! I shall email this to John Sidnell who I'm sure will be interested (although he probably has his own copy!). I remember that Village Day well as it was our first one after we moved to Brookmans Park - being dressed up as Little Miss Muffett is ringing a few bells. Good times!
 

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 02:24:23 am »
Thanks, James.  Great memories. :)
 

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 08:17:15 am »
Good spot James.

Wonder what happened to the Brookmans Park Ratepayers association, the BP branches of the NSPCC and the WEA?

Also see there were WI branches in Welham Green, B Park and Bradmore Green!

And the NMYCC ran a youth club on 4 nights of the week with a disco on Fridays! Wow!
 

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 12:05:41 pm »
Wonder what happened to the Brookmans Park Ratepayers association, the BP branches of the NSPCC and the WEA?

the BPRA became the North Mymms Residents Association and it folded in the late 1990s or a bit later due to lack of volunteers to run the committee.  Their notice board outside the Bradmore Green chemist was donated to Gobions Woodland Trust.  Maybe GWT also got the funds held by the NMRA, or was it the Parish Charities?

The Green Belt Soc was an off-shoot of the NMRA and their item noted that it had 360 members in 1980.  That figure has swollen to over 1,400 showing how much local residents value the protection of the Green Belt.

Cath and I moved into this area in June 1983 and we were told that the sun always shone on Village Day.  Unfortunately I can recall a few occasions when it poured down.

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 12:28:01 pm »
the BPRA became the North Mymms Residents Association and it folded in the late 1990s or a bit later due to lack of volunteers to run the committee. 

It was 2000 - we actually covered that on this site -

http://www.brookmans.com/news/july00/residents.shtml

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 06:44:08 pm »
It's great to see Wing Wah Garden still going strong - probably due to the amount of curries I have consumed!
 

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 10:36:27 pm »
Good spot James.

Also see there were WI branches in Welham Green, B Park and Bradmore Green!

We are now the only W.I. in Brookmans Park & Welham Green, whereas I see in 1980 there were three in Brookmans Park and one in Welham Green.

Until recently we were known as Bradmore Green (a few years ago we amalgamated with Welham Green) and I notice that in those days we had 75 members  ::)

In 2011 we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary  :)
 

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Re: Village Day 1980!
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 10:24:47 am »
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 Wonder what happened to the Brookmans Park Ratepayers association, the BP branches of the NSPCC and the WEA?

Brookmans Park WEA is still flourishing -  meeting at the URC on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the Autumn and Spring terms.  There's a link along with other local organizations on this site.

Information on current classes and more can be found on the website.
 

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