The Colmworth Chronicle

The “Chronicle” is Colmworth's newsletter; issued quarterly and distributed to all residents.

Colmworth Chronicle church image

For many years now it has tried to keep everyone in the Parish informed of news, general activities and of any forthcoming events.

Latest Issue 124 Aug 2019 or scroll to the bottom of this page

To download previous editions please visit the associated pages in the archives on the left.

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that David Michell is stepping down as editor of the Colmworth Chronicle newsletter.  David has done a fantastic job in making the Chronicle the professional newsletter that it is today.  Historically, the Chronicle has been under the wing of the Parish Council with all funds reported in our annual accounts.  A number of volunteers have expressed an interest in taking on the Chronicle as an independent newsletter and consequently the Parish Council have passed the baton to this new, independent team.  The team will be led by Thelma Marks for the time being.  She can be contacted on  or ‘Tinkers Hoe ” Queens Road, Colmworth, Bedord MK44 2LA.


Chronicle History

Unlike most villages, Colmworth has no centre and our usual meeting places such as the Church, Pub, Village Hall and until fairly recently the Post Office are all widely spaced. Hence communication through the village is always going to be difficult.

The Chronicle was started in 1986 as an attempt to correct the lack of communication within the Parish at that time. It started out as a 6-page A5 sized document which grew in content and design through the years. You can read the first edition here.

A list of past editors is shown below  and without their past efforts it is unlikely the Chronicle would still be with us today. 

    From                Issue               Editor
Dec 1986              1            Douglas Moss
Jun 1989            11             Nigel Stephens 
Jun 1991            17            Jeanne Rainford 
Mar 1993            24            Bob Seabrook 
Jun 1995            33            Jeanne Rainford 
Dec 1999            50            Lucy Hornsby 
Dec 2001            55            Mike Walker (to issue 60) 
        ? **                  61                     ? **                                  
Sep 2004            66            Andy & Jenny Nehan

Between 2004 and 2012 Andy Nehan and his wife Jenny produced the Chronicle in an A4 format starting at (Issue 66).

In 2012 David Michell, the present editor, took over the job and has tried to encourage local businesses to advertise which helps to offset the printing costs. The 100th edition was a milestone in the Chronicle's history and the edition describes many notable achievements that has shaped the village over the years.- definately worth a read!

An almost  complete set of Chronicles has been kept by at least one villager (Jeanne Rainford) and the issues from the past recent years are now available to download from the archives on the right.