Dorothy Bloxham – Special Presentation

The High Bailiff of Cricklade, Clive Smith, made a special presentation to Cricklade resident Dorothy Bloxham, who celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. She was joined by family members and friends from Open Door at the Jenner Hall this afternoon where there was also a rousing rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ with the music provided by members of The Cricklade Band led by Paul Hewer. Happy Birthday Dorothy!

Cricklade Court Leet on TV August 24th 2016.


Jeremy Paxman and the production team of the Channel 4 series “Rivers” visited Cricklade to record an episode of series for broadcasting on 26th March 2017. Jeremy walked part of North Meadow with High Bailiff (Clive Smith), Haywarden (John Barratt) and several other members of the Court. An explanation was given about the close relationship between the Court and  the management of North Meadow throughout the year,  Winter flooding, Spring Fritillary season, Summer/ Autumn haymaking and grazing to complete the year.

This was followed by a Court Meeting to show how the ancient court works in this modern day and age.

Lighting of the Cricklade Jubilee Beacon – 2012

Left to Right: Chris Atkins (Town Crier), Cathy Atkins, Clive Smith (High Bailiff)

The Manorial Court for the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the official lighting of the Cricklade Jubilee Beacon at Saxon’s Rest on Monday 4th June 2012. A Beacon Ball was held in the Town Hall as part of the event with the Lord of the Manor, Mr Michael Neeld, igniting the Beacon at 10.15 pm.