The Gatehouse Development Initiative is delighted to have been awarded funding by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for its Cally Woods and Deer Park project. We will use this funding to restore walls in the beautiful Cally Woods and Deer Park at Gatehouse of Fleet, making the woods a great place to visit.
The Community Council organised a survey of residents in February this year to guage opinion on a range of community topics and to seek suggestions and ideas to make Gatehouse better. 600 surveys were distributed and there were 58 replies with a good mix of views and suggestions. The resilts are available here as a pdf download.
Those from Gatehouse and District who Served in World War 1, compiled by Margaret Wright is a new 186 page book recording the people connected with Gatehouse of Fleet who served in the First World War. The book accompanies the exhibition Gatehouse Folk in the Great War which will continue in the Mill on the Fleet Exhibition Centre till the end of October.
Locals will be aware of a project by Graham and Margaret Wright to collect old school photographs and to annotate them with names. These have recently been added to a new history website: www.gatehouse-folk.org.uk which has been developed to make this sort of information publicly available.