Millennium Update - what we did in 2000
thanks to everyone who turned out on New Year's Eve for the Extravaganza
of Fireworks despite the weather. From the feedback I received, I believe
everybody had a great time with many commenting that they had never seen
such a crowd in Godmanchester before!
Two photographs taken by Andrew Gordon are available if you would like a permanent reminder of "our night on The Causeway", call 436 628 if you'd like a full colour copy as a memento for a modest fee.
Thanks go to your Town Council for raising the funds (via your good selves) to do it plus the Community Association's pyrotechnics team for all the work that went in to producing it. Below are pictured the "motley" crew in question. Thanks also go to team members Stephen Spencer and Peter Irving who couldn't make the photo shoot.
The Fireworks Team, left to right: Peter Heseltine, Alan Hooker, Byron Bramwell, Tony Hollington, and David Stokes.
A Host of Golden Daffodils
THE MILLENNIUM STRUCTURE had three serious contenders for the project design award. The wining proposal was sent in by sculptor Christopher Gordon-Brown of Newnham. The Panel reviewing the project production decided against spending the funds set aside for the project on the winning sculpture for various reasons.
A PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD; the project, will by the time you read this item, have taken place. The results will be put on show on GALA DAY in the Queen Elizabeth School. Many thanks go to Peter Irving, Mary Stokes and Patrick Hull for all the effort put in to organising the project. As Patrick says..."We Shot the Neighbours" People seem to delight in old photographs. They can only indulge this pleasure because fortunately someone long ago took the pictures and preserved them. In the years to come Godmanchester will be well represented, as this year, as a millennium project, at the instigation of Peter Irving and Mary Stokes a significant proportion of local households have been photographed. The same treatment has been applied to local shopkeepers, groups and organisations! This has been a huge exercise of organisation and planning by the project leaders and a great commitment of effort and persistence by the volunteers who took up the challenge to make appointments and take the pictures.
Ultimately the pictures will be lodged with the County Records Office for future researchers, but on Saturday 1st July - Gala Day- at the QE School we are staging and exhibition to give everyone an opportunity to see themselves and their neighbours as recorded for posterity.
We must express our thanks to all of the people who made
it possible and our sponsors:
© 2000 Godmanchester Community Association
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