An amateur dramatics group based in Harrold, Odell and Carlton. Ad Hoc presents one or two plays each year. The variety of productions is wide and Ad Hoc has won a National Operatic and Dramatic Association East of England for its production “Arsenic and Old Lace”. It also performs less formal and more inclusive events such as Pantomimes and Murder Mysteries.
The Harrold Calvados Society was set up to revive the art of cider making in the area of Harrold, North Bedfordshire, in England. Some of the cider has even been drinkable! The Society doesn’t do this for profit, but for fun, and over the years the society’s donations to charity have become a bigger and bigger focus for us. The year is usually a full one, both socially and production wise, with a number of now regular events taking place.
Carlton and Chellington Historical Society
The Society organizes a talk or a visit for each month from February to November, usually in Carlton Village Hall, on the third Thursday of the month. Non-members are welcome. The Society also publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Carlton Garden and Allotments Society
The Carlton Garden & Allotment Society administers the ‘Moor Allotments’ (where plots are usually available) and also runs the Village Show held annually in August in the Village Hall. (www.carltonshow.co.uk)
Church Bellringers (Carlton and Harrold)
Carlton and Harrold Church Bell Ringers are open to all aged eleven to eighty plus.
Practice night Friday 7.30-9pm alternately at St Mary’s and St Peter’s.
9.0 -9.30am St Peter’s Harrold
10.30-11am St Mary’s Carlton.
Tel: 01234 720756
We are a group of local women, aged 18 – 100, who meet fortnightly during term time in each others’ homes to discuss topical issues of both a serious and light-hearted nature.
Tel: 01234 720656
Harrold Allotment Association
The Harrold Allotments Association is a friendly group of gardeners based at “The Gripes” on land owned by St Peter’s Church. This is located just off the track that extends beyond Wood Lane at the top of Orchard Lane. Spare plots are available to anybody looking to grow their own produce in an informal environment surrounded by fields and wildlife.
Harrold Twinning Association
The Association maintains and fosters links between Harrold and St. Pazanne (near Nantes) at both communal and personal levels. It encourages understanding of French culture through fundraising activities and biennial official visits when we stay with French families. Our friends in St. Pazanne visit us in alternate years. Several social events are held each year.
Tel: 01234 720352
Do you enjoy singing? Can you sing in a four part choir? Would you like to join our small choir based in Harrold? Currently we meet weekly between October and Christmas culminating in our concert of “Christmas Delights”.
Tel: 01234 720265
St. Mary’s Church Choir
All ages are welcome to participate. Practice takes place as required.
Email: Martin.D. Barratt@BTInternet.com
Tel: 01234 720756
Women’s Institute (Carlton)
For women of all ages. Meeting on the second Thursday of each month.
We aim to provide interesting speakers, contribute to the life of the village and create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to meet different people. The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.
Tel: 01234 721335
Women’s Institute (Odell)
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. Odell WI welcomes all ladies aged 16 – 116! For the modern woman, who buys her jam from Sainsbury’s and flies to Jerusalem on ‘stand-by’. Meeting second Tuesday in the month 7.30 p.m. in Odell Village Hall.
Tel: 01234 720358