What does the society do?
The Brinkworth Heritage Society was originally formed in 1997 to raise funds to repair the church roof but its scope was widened three years later to organise events and raise money for other deserving village projects. A copy of our constitution can be downloaded here: Constitution 2014.pdf
What have we done in the past?
Events have been organised to entertain and celebrate occasions such as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and 90th bithday party and the Millennium Celebrations. For several years the society organised and ran the Brinkworth Country Show and other events have included; dances, a jazz evening, quizzes, bring and buy sales, talks, race nights and a murder mystery. The Heritage Society raised money for and organised the replacement of the old storage units and kitchen on the recreation ground and the installation of the new toilets.
What is planned in the future?
Every year the society runs bars at, the Brinkworth Village Fayre, Church Fete and Wiltshire Rural Arts events in the Village Hall. The society will be organising the usual Bonfire and Fireworks Night on November 5th at the recreation field, starting at 6.30 pm and there will be Carols around the Christmas Tree in December in St Michael and All Angels church. The fourth Brinkworth 10k Bash, a multi-terrain running event, will take place this year.
What are we doing now?
Presently the Society is raising money and organising the refurbishment of the children's play area on the recreation ground, in conjunction with the Brinkworth Parish Council.
Who has benefitted?
Clearly, those who have been entertained at the various events, but to date over £80,000 raised by the society has been used for, or donated to, various charitable and good causes in the village and local area, including:-
Wiltshire Air Ambulance
Brinkworth, St Michael and All Angels Church Roof
Riding for the Disabled
Brinkworth Village Hall Extension
Brinkworth Earl Danby School - All Weather Playing Fields
Marquee for the Church Fête
Brinkworth Luncheon Club
St John's Ambulance
Brinkworth Horse Show
Marquee for the Brinkworth Village Fayre
Jubilee Day Celebrations
Brinkworth Playing Field Recreation Trust
Teenage Cancer Trust
Are you interested?
Anyone wishing to join the society or help with future events is welcome to come along to our meetings. These are held in the reading Room of Brinkworth Village Hall so please contact Jan Greener on 01666-510351 for more information.