About

About

Founded in 1864

One of the earliest recorded villiage garden societies still in existence.

 

To put this in to context.......

23 years before Queen Victoria's Jubilee, the Boar War & The Relief of Mafiking.

 

Australia was not yet in the Commonwealth & Cecil Rhodes had not yet named Rhodesia.

 

The telephone had not been invented & women still had to wait another 50 years before getting the vote.

 

Lillie Langtry was a child, Dr Livingstone had not yet gone missing, Scott had not reached the Antartic, Abraham Lincoln, Charle Darwin & Van Gough were still alive.

 

Queen Victoria lays the Foundation Stone of The Albert Hall.

 

Westminster & Clifton Suspension Bridges were opened.

 

A speed limit of 2 mph is imposed on all steam and petrol driven vehicles & dynamite is demonstrated for the first time!

 

Another 8 years before the first English Football Association Final!!

 

Please help us to continue by becoming a member. ONLY £3 per year which includes many other benefits I.E.....

Half price entry to meetings

Discount at some local shops

Outings & Holidays.