2017 in pictures from the Saffron Walden Reporter

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 January 2018

January: A Stephensons bus went into a Thaxted farm's muck heap

January: A Stephensons bus went into a Thaxted farm's muck heap

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As we roll into 2018, we have taken a look back – in pictures – at what the news brought us during the last year.

February: Saffron Walden Town president Paul Daw, accompanied by club chairman Martin Johnson, at his testimonial event. Mr Daw, who sadly passed away in March, is applauded onto the pitch. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYFebruary: Saffron Walden Town president Paul Daw, accompanied by club chairman Martin Johnson, at his testimonial event. Mr Daw, who sadly passed away in March, is applauded onto the pitch. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

While there were plenty of sad moments not least nationally – with terrorist attacks in London and Manchester and the Grenfell Tower tragedy – and locally with lives lost on our roads, we have selected some of the happier times enjoyed by people in Saffron Walden and its beautiful surroundings.

March: Lucie and Alfie Anderton feeding goats during the open day at Saffron Walden County High School's farm. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOMarch: Lucie and Alfie Anderton feeding goats during the open day at Saffron Walden County High School's farm. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Whether it was the time a bus took a wrong turn and ended up in a muck heap, or the more recent snow, there have been light-hearted moments in the news.

April: A fashion show was held at M & Co to help buy another defibrillator for Saffron Walden. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYApril: A fashion show was held at M & Co to help buy another defibrillator for Saffron Walden. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

This was a difficult task; with so many great stories in each edition it was hard to pick just one picture from each month, but that is what we have done.

May: The annual match between Thaxted Rangers and school mates of Ethan Linwood, who died in a crash in 2012. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYMay: The annual match between Thaxted Rangers and school mates of Ethan Linwood, who died in a crash in 2012. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

• Tell us your favourite moments of 2017 and your hopes for 2018 by writing to the editor at editor@saffronwalden-reporter.co.uk or 54 High Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1EE.

June: Thaxted Morris Dancing on June 3. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOJune: Thaxted Morris Dancing on June 3. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

July: Crowds enjoyed Berden Village Fete. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOJuly: Crowds enjoyed Berden Village Fete. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

August: Walden Bikers marked their third anniversary. The group is proud to raise funds for local charities during their meets. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYAugust: Walden Bikers marked their third anniversary. The group is proud to raise funds for local charities during their meets. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

September: Cyclists in full flow at the Debdencycle Three Counties ride. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOSeptember: Cyclists in full flow at the Debdencycle Three Counties ride. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

October: Dr Blood checks investigation progress with Caitlin Wade and Zoe Clulow at CSI Walden Investigates, held in half term. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYOctober: Dr Blood checks investigation progress with Caitlin Wade and Zoe Clulow at CSI Walden Investigates, held in half term. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

November: Millie Edwards and Grace Burling at Katherine Semar School made Pudsey biscuits for Children in Need. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTONovember: Millie Edwards and Grace Burling at Katherine Semar School made Pudsey biscuits for Children in Need. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

December: The first winter's snow brought out families to have fun on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHYDecember: The first winter's snow brought out families to have fun on The Common. Picture: CELIA BARTLETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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