Calendar

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May
4
Sat
2019
Champagne Afternoon ‘Tea’ @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Baldock and Clothall WI are providing a traditional homemade Champagne Afternoon Tea on Saturday 4th May.

Tea will be served in the United Reformed Church, Whitehorse Street at 2pm. We would ask you to arrive at 2pm. You will then have your table for 2 hours until 4pm. This gives you plenty of time to chat and enjoy your tea.

You will be served tea or coffee, plus a glass of champagne. Your afternoon tea will consist of sandwiches with a variety of fillings, including vegetarian, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream plus a selection of cakes. We are unable to cater for specialist diets.

Tickets cost £12.50 and children (up to 12) pay £6. Tickets are not available to buy on the door so please buy in advance from the Community Centre.

May
5
Sun
2019
Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Historic Walk @ Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15pm for 2.30 start
May 5 @ 2:15 pm

TBC

Also on Monday 6th May and Sunday 12th May

May
6
Mon
2019
Historic Walk @ Meet outside the Community Centre
May 6 @ 10:15 am

Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 10.15am for 10.30 start (NB: This is a morning walk)

Historic Walk

Also on Sunday 5th and 12th May

May
7
Tue
2019
Enigma: A Brief History of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Baldock Festival committee is proud to host one of the curators from Bletchley Park Trust who will delivery a talk covering the history of Bletchley Park’s Operations during World War II and the highlight of the evening and opportunity to see and experience a demonstration of a real, working, Enigma machine.

Bletchley Park is a place of exceptional historical importance. It remains highly relevant to our lives today and for the future. It is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict.

Refreshments will be available at the Arts and Heritage Centre

Orange Tree Quiz @ The Orange Tree, Norton Road, SG7 5AW
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
May
8
Wed
2019
Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
10
Fri
2019
Baldock’s Voices @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 10 @ 2:30 pm

An afternoon organised around the two books, Baldock Voices and Baldock Scrapbook, which were compiled from interviews with people in Baldock in the 1990s. A wealth of detail on Baldock going back almost a century, with readings and photographs.

May
12
Sun
2019
Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rubbish or Treasure? @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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NHDC archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews will be available to identify any odds and ends you have found in your garden or elsewhere. Metal detectorists welcome. The Museum is also open for normal viewing with the chance, perhaps, to see a treasure being brought in!

 

Historic Walk @ Meet outside Community Centre, Simpson Drive, 2.15pm for 2.30 start
May 12 @ 2:15 pm

TBC

Also on Monday 6th May and Sunday 12th May

May
13
Mon
2019
Keith’s Talk @ Baldock Arts and Heritage Centre, Old Town Hall, High Street SG7 6AR
May 13 @ 7:45 pm
May
15
Wed
2019
Baldock Musuem @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
18
Sat
2019
Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Baldock Street Fair @ Baldock High Street, SG7 6AX
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details required – Although following timing discussed as follows
10:30 – 12 – Morris
1-120 – Zumba
1:20 – 2pm other dance ? May pole dancing
2pm Zumba
2:20 procession

Confirmed
Tricky Micky
Animal experience petting zoo in the Community Centre
Maypole dancing and choir from Hartsfield School 1pm by the war memorial
Medieval Combat Society will come back this year – they were the good reenactors

The Baldock Street fair is one of the must attend days in the Calendar, with stalls and free shows down the high street and around town.

Fifty craft and local charity stalls (with many stallholders in costume!) to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Free drinks will be available for those who dress up to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Visit the Festival Stall for a free drinks voucher. (While Vouchers last)

The Baldock Street Fair Highlights Throughout the day:

  • Tricky Micky’ will be giving five 30-minute performances which will include a Punch and Judy show, Magic Show and Ronnie Rabbit Puppet.
  • LEG II AVG – A leading Roman living history group, who have done countless TV Documentaries and provided props for film and TV, will be setting up camp in the High Street for the day.  Their latest documentary with which they were involved – Epic Warrior Women Gladiatrix – won an award at Cannes for best historical accuracy and re-enactments.  Come and meet fiercesome gladiators and soldiers!
  • Fairground rides. James Harris will again be bringing his fairground rides to delight the children.
  • School Choirs from Hartsfield JMI School and St John’s Catholic Primary School will perform during the day. There will also be traditional maypole dancing from Hartsfield School.
  • Zumba display in the arena too.
  • Pupils for the Andrews School of Dance will be performing

During the day judges will be visiting all the stalls to choose the one they think has most entered into the spirit of the day by dressing up to represent a period of Baldock’s past, and awarding a cash prize.

Events in the Community Centre @ Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, SG7 6DH
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

(Sponsored by Baldock Community Association.)

Large Hall
Baldock Society
The Baldock Society will display old photos of Baldock in the Community Centre as part of the Street Fair. Come and find out more about the Society and what they have achieved for Baldock over the past year.

Baldock Country Market

Normally found at The Cock on a Friday morning,  Baldock’s local friendly Country Market will be in the Community Centre with locally made cakes, cookies, jams, fresh seasonal vegetables and free range eggs as well as hand-made crafts.

Tracey’s Kitchen
You will also be able to buy jacket potatoes, ploughman’s lunches etc at lunchtime in the large hall. The bar will also be open.

Refreshments
Tea and coffee will be available in the coffee bar from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

St. Marys Church Baldock – Tower Trips @ St. Marys Church, Hitchin Street, SG7 5AE
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Weather permitting

Sensible footwear essential. A chance to see Baldock from a different viewpoint! Refreshments available at the back of church.

Children must be over eight years of age and, if under 16 years, must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

May
19
Sun
2019
Baldock Museum @ Baldock Museum, Old Town Hall, Hitchin Street entrance
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm