Lemsford Senior Residents

Lemsford Senior Residents

Lemsford, Stanborough , Cromer Hyde Senior Residents was formally known as Lemsford old people welfare committee was set up nearly a 100 years ago. It patrons are the Lord Mount Stephen estate and fundscome fromHerts community Foundation with past donations from Ramblers and the Fete. It aims to provide 2 outings (if Funds allow) and a Christmas lunch per year. It is open to all seniors over 60 years old and live in the parish. It is run by two villagers Carole Payne 01707 329697 and Carol Hicks 01707 330591 .

Next event is the Christmas lunch on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 12.30. Venue Stanborough Beefeater Grill, Stanborough Road Welwyn Garden City AL8 6DQ. If you live in the parish you are welcome to join us.

For more info contact Carol Hicks on 01707 330591 or Carole Payne 01707 329697

Email: Carol@lemsfordhistorynews.co.uk

The Images above include The Lemsford Choir at Brocket Hall and includes the late Jean Dance who lived in the parish all her life and ran the club for many years and was the driving force for many community projects. The other three images were donated by Jean who was a long term member of LLHG and is sadly missed.

We are a small friendly group with a core membership of 15. The cost of a yearly membership is £10 which entitles you to attend all events and reduced entry rates on the quiz and our annual treasure hunt. Being a member will provide you with the opportunity to research any local historical interest you have in the Parish of Lemsford allowing access to archives and many years’ experience from fellow members

LLHG 2001 to Present Day

At Our first meeting in 2001 we elected Revd. Ron Ingamells as Chairman its aim was to study all aspects of the history and the people of this area - both ancient and modern. On passed on the chair to local man Jeremy Summers a retired film director who lived in Cromer Hyde. In 2007 Joan Baraclough a long time member carried on the good work the previous chairman’s had built up with a comprehensive archive collected and collated by late Stan Borrie. Stan’s son Richard built a website for the group. When Joan stepped down in 2011 long term member and local man Andy Chapman became chairman, He continued on the same guidelines, developing the website and overseeing various publications, the regular meetings and the odd trip out. I was during this period we started the annual quiz with Welwyn District History Group which continues to the Day. In 2017 Pete Davis became our 5th Chairman and has continued with the quiz, village fete and regular meetings up to the present time

  • Revd. Ron Ingamells 2001 - 2002
  • Jeremy Summers 2002 - 2007
  • Joan Baraclough 2007 - 2011
  • Andy Chapman 2011 - 2017
  • Pete Davis 2017 - 2018
  • Andy Chapman 2018 - Present Day