About Us

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Great Doddington Heritage Group at their launch in August 2010 during 500 yr celebration of the Manor House: Martin Freeman Marie King Linda Ross Joan Judge Tony King Barbara Tomkins Roger & Lynda Gibson Ann Lowe John Morson Melvyn Jackson and Jean Digby

The Great Doddington Heritage Group was formed after a very successful photographic and memorabilia exhibition held in October 2009. A group of twelve made up the original committee which consisted of people who had lived in the village all their life and many of their ancestors also others had been residents for over 40 years so truly love the village.

The Group was launched at an event held in July 2010 at The Manor which was built for John Barnard in 1510. People gathered wearing costume of the period and played games and enjoyed a pig roast followed by apple pie.

Since the formation village walks have taken place as well as tours of the Church, photographic exhibitions as well as having interesting speakers. The photographic exhibitions always brings past residents who enjoy meeting up with former neighbours and school friends as well as reminiscing whilst looking at the photographs. In July 2013 a re-enactment of the old tradition of Tea Drinking took place. This event started with a short service in The Village Chapel (United Reformed Church) followed by a parade to Grove Farm house where games and tea and cakes were enjoyed at the site where the tradition originally took place in the 1880’s until about 1940.

Most events are open to non-members as well as Group members.

The committee meetings are held bi-monthly in The Chapel rooms and this is where most of the Group events are held.

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