Bridget Flanagan

Our family came to Hemingford Abbots in 1984 and our three children attended the village Playgroup and Primary School. We enjoy village life with its numerous activities and many friendships. It is a beautiful village set in wonderful countryside.

I feel strongly that everyone has a responsibility to contribute towards their community and environment, and so have always been someone who offers to help. I worked as a Primary School Teacher until my children were born, and then did part-time administrative work from home. In 1998 I was elected a Parish Councillor and served as Chairman from 2000-2006 and also 2018-2021.

I am very interested in Local and Landscape History, and my research has led to seven books and many papers published, as well as frequent talks to clubs and societies. I am currently Chair and a Trustee of The Friends of the Norris Museum, St Ives and The Friends of St Margaret’s Church, Hemingford Abbots. I lead the Flower Guild at Hemingford Abbots, am a founder member and Trustee of the Great Ouse Valley Trust, a member of the Norris Trust Group, and am involved with the running of the Village Lunch and Hemingfords Regatta.