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Litter collection

A big thank you from the organisers of the open gardens event, the parish council and EHDC to everyone who turned out for the litter collection event ahead of the open gardens, next weekend.

There were around 25-30 people involved ranging from local children through to a number of older members of the community. The initial team at 10:00 is shown below.

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Do you know whats going on ?

ImageDo you really know whats going on in the village ?

  • Do you know about the current events in the village and the surrounding area ?
  • Do you know about the current planning applications that you can comment on - or the appeals to applications ?
  • Do you know about things that we don't ?
  • Do you want to let the village know about events or news - for free (yes, as in beer !) ?

 

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Voices from 1900 to 2000

ImageThe Chawton Heritage Society has allowed their "memories, recollections and anecdotes of the people of Chawton" to be made public for the benefit of the village and as a way of preserving the village history.

The files in this area are encoded in MP3 format and you can listen to the recollections of the 1900's to the year 2000 by clicking on play button to the left of each player.


Note that there is about 10 hours of audio in this area.
If you have a download manager, you may need to disable it to correctly listen to these files.

Tony Day's Introduction

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Robin Pink and Tom Pink


Robert Knight


Ken Grace


Joyce Kemp


Jack Colston


Millicent Tripp and Cicely Gerlach


David Whitaker


Annie Charlton and Ruth Thomas


Frank Benham


Pam Watts and Maureen Pink


Peter Gannon


Ian and Meik McNaughton


John Cleaver


The files in this area are the copyright of the Chawton Heritage Society and we would like to thank Tony Day for his approval for publishing the files on this site and his work in preserving the village history.

If you would like to participate in other Chawton Heritage Society events or have other historical information, please contact Tony Day, his details are listed in the village contacts section

 

 

Pub car park - parking changes

ImageOngoing parking problems within the village have resulted in additional measures being introduced to the Greyfriar's pub car park - by the introduction of wheel clamping

Peter Whitehead, publican at the Greyfriar explains the reasons for this change.

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BBC gardener of the year

ImageFarringdon residents Lorraine Mills and David Williams had their 15 minutes of fame when they took part in the BBC Gardener of the Year 2006 competition.

Lorraine entered the competition last summer and after a barrage of horticultural questions and a visit from the BBC found herself in the final.

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Upcoming Events

  • Children's Gardening Workshop (ages 5-11) - Chawton House Library
    April 12, 2017 (10:00 - 12:00)

    Children's gardening workshop at Chawton House Library. As part of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) National Gardening Week, we invite children (ages 5-11) to take part in gardening activities, including planting a small pot to take away. Price...

  • Chawton WI - Working with Chocolate
    April 12, 2017 (19:30 - 21:30)

    Chawton WI are holding a working with chocolate session.

    Come along to a delicious edible demonstration at Chawton Village Hall

  • Easter Children’s Orienteering Trail - Chawton House Library
    April 16, 2017 (All Day)

    Enjoy the Easter weekend at Chawton House Library with a special orienteering trail. Explore our Wilderness to find the 10 animal markers using the map. Write down what animal silhouettes you find. If your child gets all 10, you can treat them to free...

  • Garden Tour - Chawton House Library
    April 23, 2017 (14:00 - 15:00)

    Join Garden Manager Andrew Bentley for a guided tour of the gardens.  Hear about the history of the grounds, including period features, such as the 'wilderness' and 'ha-ha', along with the walled kitchen garden built by Jan Austen's brother Edward.  The...

  • Estate Rambles - Chawton House Library
    May 07, 2017 (08:30 - 10:00)

    Explore the Chawton House Library estate in the company of our Garden Manager, Andrew Bentley. Find out more about the fascinating history of the grounds, including the ‘wilderness’, the ‘ha-ha’ and the additions made by Jane Austen’s brother, Edward...

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