Garden City Anniversary

Garden City celebrated its anniversary on Saturday, July 1 with a fun day on the playing field. Hardwick, known locally as Garden City, was built in 1917. The area that is also known as the Fairfield Mabey site became one of the earliest housing schemes to be built using concrete blocks.

IMG_1105 copy.jpgChepstow and Caldicot Lions attended the event and Glyn Williams said: “We enjoyed the day entertaining the children with games and we are always looking to attract new members. We look forward to supporting the Garden City community in the future.”   Photographed (L to R): Brian Prout, Glyn Williams, Nigel Gibby (lion) Sandra Buskell and Graham Probert.

IMG_1157 copy.jpgModern Samurai Martial Arts Academy Chepstow performed a martial arts display for their family and friends at the fun day. Matt Stait (Instructor) said: “We were pleased to have the opportunity at the fund day for the younger members to demonstrate their martial arts skills.”IMG_1126 copy.jpgJulia Parsons, Tanya White (chair) and Cynthia Giles with Freya Hardy (9) Millie Hill (10) and Ruby Marshall (10) from Thornwell Primary School Chepstow. Fishing for bananas and winning a fair trade bananas to eat.  Bananas donated by Chepstow M&S. Tanya White said: “We love to participate fully in these community activities to represent Fair Trade. Chepstow is a Fair Trade town. Monmouth is a Fair Trade county and Wales is a Fair Trade country.IMG_1142 copy.jpgPhotographed (L to R): Hayley Hayward, Kim Waites. Front: Oliver (9) Quinn (6) Zeb (12): Hayley Hayward said: “This is our standard Saturday look!”  Below: Chepstow Singing Club performing at the Garden City Anniversary fun day.

IMG_1172 copy.jpgGarden City has a community group established in 2011 and it aims to help improve the area. The voluntary group have helped to secure improvements to the development’s play area and the group conducts regular litter picks, planting trees and bulbs. There was also an all-day historical display of photographs, documents and memories. People enjoyed the opportunity to contribute to a community time capsule.

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