Little Paxton Celebrates 125 years!
Stories from Little Paxton Parish Council
Friday 22nd November 10.30am – 4pm
Saturday 23rd November 10.00am - 4pm
(GRAND OPENING 10.30am)
Sunday 24th November 12 noon – 4pm
Monday 25th November 10am – 3pm
High Street, Little Paxton
On 4th December 1894, Little Paxton Parish Council held its first meeting. One hundred and twenty five years later, the Parish Council is still going strong and actively involved in providing amenities to Little Paxton.
The Council plans to celebrate its 125 years with a four day event to be held in St James Church.
The '125' Celebration will be opened Rev A. G. Cane (a local resident in costume) who was first Chairman of the Parish Council and Mr David Broad, author of The History of Little Paxton.
Come along and meet Miss Bessie Dale (School teacher- 1894) and Mrs Esme Gordon who were both prominent residents in the village the time.
Exhibitions, Photograph displays, Timeline with village historic facts from Dec 1894 to Nov 2019, specially commissioned Model of the village, News articles, music, Village 125 Trail, Bell ringing, Local historical characters in period costume, artefacts of old, children's activities , refreshments & lots more…
Decorated Rocks with '125' will be hidden around the streets of the village- look for these around the village and bring them along to the event. There will be a '125' flower bed in the Churchyard to display all the rocks- How many can you find?
If you wish to decorate rock with '125', bring it along to the event to add to the flower bed. The more rocks in the flower bed, the more colourful the display.
125 Village Trail
The 'Village 125 Trail' is a quiz around the village and some of the answers will be in the Church at the event. This is a great activity for October half term. The Village 125 Trail is free and is available at Paxton Pits Visitors Centre, Little Paxton Primary School, St. James Church and on the Council website.
Village '125' Trail (PDF, 281 Kb)
‘125’ Celebration Family Service
All invited- Come along & celebrate with Canon Rev Annette Reed. Refreshments available.