Christmas Craft Market - 22 Nov 2013

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Craft Market on Saturday and to all who donated goods for the stalls and raffle. We are particularly grateful to the people who helped clear up at the end and also those who left the kitchen tidy and clean. Our thanks also go to Kathy Wilkinson for once again maintaining a high standard and variety of stalls.
We are pleased to say that although numbers attending were slightly down we have still made a grand total of over £1,964 to date which is similar to last year.
The tombola (£173) and raffle (£445) which we targeted for improvement last year, both maintained or slightly increased their profit. The targets for this year were Father Christmas (£99) and the Cake Raffle (£116) both of which showed a tremendous improvement --- Thank you and well done to the people responsible!!

Murder Mystery Evening

A full house entered into the fun as the cast presented the story line of Murder is Servedwith events taking place at the surprise 80th birthday party of Clarissa Hopgood. With two bodies and many suspects, the audience tried to work out who poisoned the drink and whstuck the knife in Alice’s back!

To sustain the audience while they made their deliberations, a fish and chip supper was served followed by a slice of Clarissa’s BirthdaCake. Thanks to the cast for their hard work also Darren Whiting for supplying the bar and Bruce Emeny for the stage lighting...

The event made a profit of £562 which will go towards repairs to the church stained glaswindows.

Quiz Night

A big thank you to everyone who came to the quiz last Saturday. The profit on the evening was £465.47. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Well done to the winning team of Jean and Graham Points, Penny Mitchell. Margaret Steeds, Anja Newman and Kathryn Glover. Pretty good going for an ad hoc team who only got to know each other during the evening!

Flower Festival A Moment in Time May 2013

Some good weather at last brought the crowds out to enjoy the wonderful flowers and amazing arrangements produced by a team of flower arrangers led by Barbara Coe, Margaret Garner, Katie Huffey and Sheila Large. The imagination and skill to change Moment in Time ideas such as “The Fall of the Berlin Wall”, “Discovery of the DNA Double Helix”, “Eureka!” and ” The Parting of the Red Sea” to name but a few, into flower arrangements is truly amazing.

The flowers together with the stalls raised £2,644 which will eventually be used to pay for repairs to the stained glass windows.

Our thanks go to all the arrangers and the many people who helped in any way over the weekend.

History Book Launch 12th April

Wow! What a really great evening. Around 100 people came to the BVA Hall to launch “Bradfield a history of an Essex village.” There was a wonderful cross section of the village from those who have lived here for years, to those just arrived, from young, to not so young, all clutching their drinks and chatting nineteen to the dozen about the village.

We are pleased to report that sales have been excellent and the book is now running in profit. Well done the team and thank you for all your hard work.