near Colchester, Essex, England
Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/fordhamvillage
Official Parish Council at www.essexinfo.net/fordham-parish-council/
A village of about 800 inhabitants, 6 miles north west of Colchester. It has its fine church, All Saints, two pubs, the Shoulder of Mutton and the Three Horse Shoes and one Village Stores, incorporating the Post Office. In 2001, over 500 acres of Fordham land was donated to the Woodland Trust for the creation of a woodland environment.
This unofficial website will tell you something of Fordham and its people. It includes some of our history, some pictures of our interesting sights, details of activities of the several clubs and local organisations, dates and agendas for parish council meetings, announcements of forthcoming events and attractions, etc.
If you have any comments to make about Fordham life, why not use our Facebook group here or drop us an email here?
Fordham in Bloom
Silver Gilt Award for 2012
Fordham Local History Society
Activities and Lecture Programme
Fordham Fair Fordham Safari Supper Fordham All Saints Church Fordham Village Hall Fordham Threatened Fordham Community Orchard Fordham Maps Shoulder of Mutton, Fordham Three Horseshoes, Fordham a social history project recording the lives of people with links to Fordham Fordham Heroes
our war memorial
The Fordham Murderer
NEWS and EVENTS
The Fordham Fair was held on 7th July 2012.
if you fancy getting involved for the 2013 event, please send us an email.
2012 was the first year for what has been named
Fordham in Bloom
For more information please go here.
There is further information to be found by clicking on any underlined word or words - and on some of the pictures.
For future editions of Fordham News, please send any information, items of news, forthcoming events, etc. to us here at :
Please click below to view some of the most recent versions.
Earlier copies, as far back as the 1970s are available upon request.
Keep up to date with the church's activities and programme by clicking here.
Rector - The Reverend John Parker
Associate Minister - The Reverend Aella Gage
Administrator - Mrs Helen Main
John Owen Barn, Church Road, Fordham. Colchester. CO6 3NL
Please also visit here for pictures of the church interior, taken in 2007. The church has since undergone re-ordering and was re-opened in 2010.
PAUL and JULIE TRAVIS
Fordham Village Stores
STEVE (tenant and son) and JULIE (Steve's wife to be) PURNELL
(since April 2011)
The Shoulder of Mutton
The Three Horseshoes
TARA and JAYNE are your hosts
Our village hall is available for hire.
Details can be obtained from Jenny Kay - tel 240929
PRESIDENT - Pat Lewis - tel 01245 347683
CHAIRMAN - Jenny Kay - tel 240929
TREASURER - Veronica Doughty - tel 240532
2012 to 2013
7.30pm at Fordham Village Hall, unless otherwise stated
(unless stated otherwise)
Hot off the press! The latest Fordham book.
Essential reading for the discerning Fordhamite!
See Jenny Kay or Paul at the shop.
Fordham artist John Kay has also published a book entitled Fordham in Watercolour, which is available for purchase at £6.
Some photographs of Fordham sights.
All Saints Church - Feb 2003
The Shoulder of Mutton Pub - Feb 2003
Fordham Hall - Feb 2003
Our village sign situated on the Village Green with the recently (2003) installed interpretation board.
The School - Old Part
If you have anything to add to the site or require further information, please contact us at:
Site first established January 2002