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Page updated 15 July 2015

About Hatley

Hatley St George and East Hatley are more properly described as hamlets rather than villages.  Although quite a few of us work from home, we are largely a commuting population, albeit with a strong sense of community.

There is another Hatley near by - Cockayne Hatley, which is in Bedfordshire (we're in Cambridgeshire) and historically not connected to 'our' Hatley.

There is more about Hatley St George and East Hatley on the Wikipedia website.

Hatley Big Weekend 2015

Some pictures from the famous Hatley Fête on 28 June – the weather was a bit overcast, but that didn't prevent fun being had by the many children and grown ups there from Hatley and Gamlingay.  Click on the photos for larger versions.

Philippa Pearson - without whom the Hatley Big Weekend would not happen.
▲  Philippa Pearson – without whom the Hatley Big Weekend would not happen.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: part of the flower display in the church.
▲  Flowers – one of the beautiful flower arrangements which adorned Hatley St George church during the Hatley Big Weekend.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: tug-of-war between girls and boys (the girls won!).
▲  Tug-of-war between girls and boys.  
The girls won all three events.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: tug-of-war between girls and boys (the winners!).
▲  Tug-of-war – the winners!*
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: grown-ups watching the tug-of-war between girls and boys (the girls won!).
▲  Tug-of-war watchers.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: preparing the teas.
▲  Preparing the teas – Linda Perry and Becky Fisher.*
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: waiting for tea.
▲  Waiting for tea – Pam Offord, one of the 'back-room ladies' who do so much to make the Big Weekend a success.*
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: taking tea in the big tent.
▲  Tea time in the big(ish) tent.*
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: grown-ups watching the tug-of-war between girls and boys (the girls won!).
▲  Vintage and classic cars – MG, Lagonda, Riley and MG.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: Carole Cooper, also from East Hatley, was busy giving Indian Head Massages.
▲  Indian Head Massages – East Hatley resident Carole Cooper was kept very busy demonstrating her relaxing massages.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: the Gamlingay Environmental Action Group (GEAG) stand.
▲  GEAG stand.  John Lanchbery from East Hatley was one of those manning the Gamlingay Environmental Action Group (GEAG) stand.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: Sparks junior church at Gamlingay brought lots of things for kids to play with.
▲  Keeping them quiet – Sparks junior church at Gamlingay brought lots of things for kids to play with...
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: Sparks junior church at Gamlingay had a face painting expert on hand.
▲  ... and had an expert face painter on hand.*
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: gossiping outside the Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP) stand, manned here by Nicola Jenkins.
▲  A good look – at the Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP) stand, manned here by Parish Councillor Nicola Jenkins.*
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: gossiping outside the Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP) stand, manned here by Nicola Jenkins.
▲  The SPEP stand as also a good place to gossip.
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: the fruit and vegetable stall.
▲  Fruit and veg – plenty of delicious things to eat; rival stalls were selling local honey, plants and gardening sundries.*
Hatley Big Weekend - 28 June 2015 at Hatley St George church, Cambridgeshire: the raffle.
▲  The raffle – no Hatley Fête is complete without the Reverend Steven Rothwell (back to camera) presenting the prizes - first number of the hat this year belonged to Councillor Sebastian Kindersley, while his colleague Councillor Bridget Smith (in pink trousers) ponders as to why it's always him..
The audience at Philippa Pearson's talk about the Swiss Garden, Old Warden, Biggleswade on 23rd June 2015 at Hatley Village Hall, Cambridgeshire.
▲  Swiss Garden talk – on the Tuesday before the Big Weekend, Philippa Pearson gave an excellent talk in Hatley Village Hall about the Swiss Garden at Old Warden near Biggleswade – it had a fairly major make-over a couple of years ago and is now back to looking much as it did in its 1880s hey-day.  It really is well worth a visit – details on the Swiss Garden website.

 Photos by Peter Mann and * by John O'Sullivan.

 

 

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