Christmas Tree Festival 2019

Decorating the 2019 Christmas TreeSt Sampson’s Church Christmas Tree Festival 2019 – members of the Court decorate their Christmas Tree. In 2017 the theme was Christmas Carols. However, the theme this year is “Peace on Earth“.

The Cricklade Court Leet tree, number 6, is one of 30 being decorated by various businesses and organisations from Cricklade.

All the Christmas Tree Festival 2019 trees are on display in St Sampson’s Church over the weekend Saturday 30th November to Sunday 1st December.


Cricklade is fortunate to be a peaceful place to live. Free from oppression, fear and violence, unlike so many places around the World. Our hope and prayers are for everlasting Peace throughout those many areas of conflict on our planet. Resolution is only through talking to each other using those words of PEACE.


Dorothy Bloxham – Special Presentation

The High Bailiff of Cricklade, Clive Smith, made a special presentation to Cricklade resident Dorothy Bloxham, who celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. She was joined by family members and friends from Open Door at the Jenner Hall this afternoon where there was also a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ with the music provided by members of The Cricklade Band led by Paul Hewer. Happy Birthday Dorothy!

Lighting of the Cricklade Jubilee Beacon – 2012

Left to Right: Chris Atkins (Town Crier), Cathy Atkins, Clive Smith (High Bailiff)

The Manorial Court for the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the official lighting of the Cricklade Jubilee Beacon at Saxon’s Rest on Monday 4th June 2012. A Beacon Ball was held in the Town Hall as part of the event with the Lord of the Manor, Mr Michael Neeld, igniting the Beacon at 10.15 pm.

 

Presentation of the Court’s Yard Stick in 1991

Ralph Neeld, Lord of the Manor, receives the court’s measure from Mary Baker.

Ralph Neeld, Lord of the Manor, being presented with the yardstick measure by Mary Baker from the drapers shop. The measure is now in the Cricklade Museum along with other important Court artefacts. The presentation took place in the Town Hall car park.

Cricklade Court Leet in 1991

Back row left to right: Peter Marshall, Reg Coole, Jim Marley, Les Cox (Town Crier). Front row left to right: Ralph Neeld (Lord of the Manor), Fred Freeth (High Bailiff)

Does anyone know where this might have been taken? The painting in the background is believed to be currently on display at Cricklade Museum. Where was it hung previously?