Monday, 2 March 2015

Model Railway Exhibition


Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club are exhibiting a number of working layouts and sale of motive power units, rolling stock, trackside hardware, control units etc. at the Galleywood Heritage Centre on Saturday 21st March 2015, from 10 am - 4.00pm. Hot snacks, Ploughman's, Tea/Coffee on sale from the Horseshoe Tea Room, free parking and disabled access.
Entrance - Adults £3.00, Children £1.00. All proceeds to the GHC Building Fund. For further information Phone: 01245 357700 or 07976 742827 email:
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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Race Night

There are still a few horses left to be sponsored for the Trustees' Race Night - Saturday 25th October. There is an 8 race card and a Tote. The evening reaches a climax with a 9th 'Winners Auction Race'.

Sponsor and Name a Horse for £12.00 (includes a chicken and chip supper, bring your own drinks). If your horse wins you collect £30.00!  Contact John on 07976 742827 for tickets.

All proceeds to the Galleywood Centre's Building Fund. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Trustees' Quiz Night

Why not book a table (for up to 8) at our Quiz Night on Saturday 3rd March,7.00pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm, in the Galleywood Heritage Centre? Pit your team against others in our general knowledge quiz, and help to raise funds for the refurbishment of an unused out building to provide additional exhibition/educational space, a dedicated Tea Room with attached toilets. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments.

Tickets in advance £7.00/head (concession £6.50 for members of the Friends of Galleywood Heritage Centre) available from the Office - 01245 357700, or download a ticket application slip from our website link

Monday, 2 May 2011

The Royal Wedding Celebrations

An enjoyable day celebrating the Royal Wedding on Friday 29th April, with local families watching  the historic pageantry and ceremony on a large projection screen in the Main Hall. The younger children played whilst the adults watched the events, enthralled at the spectacular event and some even joined in the singing of the hymns.
Tea, Coffee and biscuits were provided, courtesy of the Trustees, and some also brought  picnics adding to the party atmosphere.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Bunny Hunt

Over 130 children and their parents visited the Galleywood Heritage Centre in the glorious spring weather to take part in the annual Easter Bunny hunt on Galleywood Common, staged by The Friends of Galleywood Heritage Centre on Good Friday. All entrants received an easter egg  and a puppet glove from Mrs Bunny, alias Mrs Val Villa. In additional a number of stalls, manned by the friends, such as make and take, colouring in pictures, toy and mugs, bric-a-brac, tombola, duck shoot, tea/coffee/fruit shoots and hot cross buns rounded of this very popular event.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Greening Galleywood ~ placing wildlife in the heart of a parish~

The final report on the £25,000 lottery funded project launched in July 2006, which received wide support from Galleywood Parishioners, Galleywood Parish Council, Essex Wildlife Trust and the Essex Biodiversity Project, will be published  very shortly. A compressed PDF version of the printer's final proof is now available on-line, so no need to wait to find out what we planned to do and what we have achieved in the last four and a half years.
The archive files, PowerPoint presentations and images will be made available to view by prior arrangement at the Galleywood Heritage Centre, one of the major Key Sites chosen for this innovative community project to enhance wildlife habitats and provide 'green corridors' for populations of vertebrates, invertebrates, flora and fauna to migrate throughout the parish, despite the urban sprawl and steadily increasing density of the built environment.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Children's Party Venue

Looking for local venue for your Child's Birthday Party? Ideal for Saturday and Sunday events, with ample parking and safe outdoor play areas. Kitchen available for self catering or hire your chosen  professional caterer. We can, by prior arrangement, accommodate small bouncy castles, children's entertainers and even full blown party experiences!