Baldock Christmas Lights

Baldock Christmas lights a major contribution from Rotary to the community since 1978

Santa's Helpers Get Ready For Christmas

Since 1978 Baldock Rotary have been lighting up Baldock at Christmas. The cold, snow, ice and wind of the last couple of winters have, taken their toll.  Last Christmas around half the Rotary Christmas lights for Baldock were broken.  To simply replace them would have cost over £9,000 but we have always been thrifty and able to do this for a fraction of the cost of other towns.

Clearly the Club could not find this kind of money in these difficult times.  Unperturbed and after much head scratching we have worked out a plan to undertake to repair them ourselves with some willing volunteers!!

Photograph shows Santa's helpers Rotarians Rob Cusworth, Brian Doyle (lights organiser), Mike Williams and President Rob Hemmings toiling in Santa's grotto.

As you see Santa's little helpers toiled away in his factory for many days.  It proved to be slow, painstaking work as each decoration has about 3,000 bulbs and there were 21 panels to repair!!  With only a month to go, much hard work laid ahead but their persistence paid off and Baldock was lit up for Christmas as usual!

Our Christmas lights team have been responsible for ensuring that Christmas in Baldock has that extra special appeal to residents and visitors during the festive season. They liaise with local businesses and the Town Council to maximise their contribution to the event.

This is a huge task that has been undertaken by Rotarians with support from the 41 Club as well as friends and sometimes Rotarians from other Clubs.




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Our 70th Anniversary Celebration


New member Fred Heginbotham was inducted by President Keith. Fred was member in Cape Town before coming back to England. Warmly welcomed to our Club

President Keith presenting a cheque to Marie Curie for £250

A talk given for Marie Curie by Charlotte Griggs accompanied by Pat and Warren Rosen.

Mandy & Dean with President Keith Britter, Vice President Gary Blyth and Rotarian Thom Odd

Induction & welcome to new members, Mandy & Dean Howard


District Governor Visit and Presentation of Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Dean & Mandy with President Keith Britter, Vice President Gary Blythe and Rotarian Thom Odd

Induction of new members Dean & Mandy Howard


Rotary Annual Jazz Concert

President Keith and Treasurer John Wilburn giving a cheque for £250 to Sue Drew

A talk on Macular Degeneration


Foundation is Rotary International's own Charity Fund; the money is utilised to address major humanitarian problems around the world.


We welcome new members interested in having fun while 'giving something back' to the community. Fresh ideas and enthusiasm are the life blood of any organisation


International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.


Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community area.


An opportunity to get a litle insight into why Rotary is such a great organisation to be part of.


How Rotary has helped to eradicate Polio in the world. Baldock Rotary Club are proud to be part of this programme


An insight into how and when Baldock Rotary started in October 1953. Letchworth Club sponsored the new Baldock Club and the rest as they say is history...... Our Club has strengthened over the years, we trust it continues to exceed the vision set in 1953