The Priory Barn – Little Wymondley – Friday evening 4th April 2014 –


Me, Jane Gray Chairman North Herts DC, Erica Smith, Carol and Richard H Smith Chairman Herts County Council

This evening it’s off to Little Wymondley, you may well ask where is that? Well it’s just south of Hitchin on the northern borders of Hertfordshire.  The Chairman of North Hertfordshire District Council, Jane Gray, held her Civic Reception in the beautiful setting of the Priory Barn. The Priory barn was built in 1541 by James Needham, the King’s carpenter. The barn is 100 feet long and 40 feet wide with nine bays on each side, local oak was used in its construction. We were having trouble lately on long journeys especially those involving the M25 so we left home with an extra hour added to our estimated time of arrival. There was a hold up on the M25 after junction 21 as usual, so we were once again re-routed by my TomTom navigational aid, this resulted in only a 15 minute delay, so we arrived 45 minutes early!  We met other members of the chain gang as they arrived and were entertained by magician Steve Dean who floated around the tables wowing everyone with his amazing magic. Throughout the evening the 140 guests were serenaded by an accomplished solo guitarist. Jane’s charity is Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North which provides support for carers and the people they care for in Hertfordshire covering the towns and villages in North Herts, Stevenage, Welwyn, Hatfield, Dacorum, St Albans, East Herts and Broxbourne. They provide flexible packages of help and support to carers and their families in the home.
Some of the Chain Gang

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