Archive for June, 2009

The Royal British Legion

June 29, 2009

28th June 2009
The counties of Worcester, Gloucester, and Hereford
A service of thanksgiving and Commitment

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The Birmingham Fire Service Band leads the parade to Pershore Abbey

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Just some of the many Standards represented

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The standards outside the Abbey

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And the band stands waiting for the return procession

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Some of the invited dignitaries watching the march past . Taking the salute, The Lord Lieutenant for Worcestershire Michael Binton Esq.

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Some of the veterans present take the salute

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 Fantasic sight

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The Mayor of Pershore, Cllr. Chris Parsons rededicates the town clock in memory of those who gave their lives in the second world war.

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Rous Lench Pig Roast

June 28, 2009

27th June 2009
As part of the ward visits during my year, Wendy and I were invited to Rous Lench by Cllr.David Lee. This is an annual event held on the green, to raise money for the village hall and the local church.

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Wendy heads straight for the plant stall!

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People were starting to arrive at 7pm. In a couple of hours the area was packed, eating, pig roast and sausages, drinking local brew and making merry. Buying raffle tickets and taking part in guess the weight of the cake. Later on a local band provided music. Rous5

The beautiful church hosted the flower show. The theme, musicals.

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This is Joseph and the amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

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A great night and a really good example of the local  residents working together for the benefit of their community

 

Wartime in the Vale

June 28, 2009

27th June 2009
Ashdown WW2 Camp, Badsey, Nr Evesham

There are a large number of pictures on this page. I think they speak for themselves. It was  a brilliant day, thanks to all who those who came from all over the country to take part and all who were involved in the organisation, especially Bob James for the guided tour and the James family for the tea and homemade cakes. Mmmmnnn

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Chairman in the ‘Cooler’

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Yes, the actual van from Dad’s Army

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Rooftop Housing Group Summer Celebration

June 25, 2009

June 25th 2.30pm

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Eckington Recreational Ground

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Guest speaker Jack Hegarty MD Wychavon District Council, outlined the council’s policies to housing.

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Guest’s came form all over the area and included representatives from all major housing and care providers. The venue was chosen to highlight the very new development in Eckington as an excellent example of rural development.

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During the building process, site works came across ancient remains dating back to Roman times. These remains were fully excavated before completing the building work. An exhibition was available for attendees to view. Most interesting.

www.rooftopgroup.org/

Worcestershire County Full Council Meeting

June 25, 2009

25th June 10am

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The first meeting of the new council after the election. I went out of interest to see what went on and how it differed from Wychavon. Outgoing Chairman Alwyn Davies handed over the chain of office to incoming Chairman John Cairns. Cllr. George Lord was reelected as Leader and other cabinet appointments made. A very enjoyable morning.

CAB AGM

June 25, 2009

24th June 12.15pm

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SWCJS Workshops for Councillors

June 25, 2009

22nd 6.00pm

My job tonight was to welcome everybody to Wychavon and introduce Cllr. Audrey Steel who chaired the workshop.

Oh yes, It’s South Worcestershire Joint Core Stratagy

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Armed Forces Day

June 25, 2009

22nd June 10.30am

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To see more photo’s and a video of the occasion, courtesy of Trudy Burge, click here:-

http://tinyurl.com/kvgpfr

www.armedforcesday.org.uk/

Worcester City Civic Service

June 25, 2009

June 21st 10.30am

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Prior to the service, guests meet for coffee at Worcester Guildhall
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We then process to Worcester Cathedral
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At the cathedral the procession parts and waits the arrival of the mayor, who passes through the middle and us and goes to the head of the procession for entry into the Cathedral.
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The Mayor of Evesham has to leave in his official car, following the service to attend another engagement
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Invited guests return to the Guildhall for coffee

John Martin Memorial Service

June 24, 2009

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Each year a special service is held at St. Andrew’s Church, Hampton, Evesham, to give thanks for the life of John Martin.

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After the service in the church, the congregation gather outside to witness the laying of a wreath at the grave of John Martin.

There are some more pictures here:-

http://andrewdyke.co.uk/mayorofevesham/john.htm

And you can find out more about John Martin here:-

http://www.johnmartins.org.uk/