Unchanging as Chelsworth appears, we are reminded that we are part of a much bigger world. Last year was not only the 50thanniversary of our Open Gardens Day, but was also the 100thanniversary of the death at Passchendaele of Charles Peck, aged 19,our only resident to fall in the Great War. In our churchyard lies Jo Woodgate, who grew up in the village, the son of an old farming family, and who fell in Afghanistan in 2010.
So as we begin a new era of celebrations to start the next 50 years, what do we have to offer in 2018?
For an entrance price of just £6 per adult, we shall have more than 20 gardens for you to visit, plus refreshments, music in the church, specialist garden stalls and craft stalls. We have three free Car Parks,and we do not charge for children. There will be a Quiz for the children with a clue in each garden visited, but nobody expects people to manage all of them! Save some for next year! Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a lead.
The next page briefly describes the five householders and an unsung hero who started it all.
We hope you will be able to come and visit us on the last Sunday in June 2018