Archive for June 1st, 2012

Waterloo School Diamond Jubilee Party June 1st

June 1, 2012
Plenty of Fancy Dress

Plenty of Fancy Dress

This afternoon we went to the Waterloo School for their Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The children and their teachers were dressed in costume from the 60 years of the Queen’s reign. This included Teddy Boys, Punks, The Bay City Rollers and many more.

The party atmosphere was enhanced by several tables laden with food and there were a lot of happy children, parents and grandparents.

I was asked to plant a commemorative tree and to unveil a plaque. This was followed by a team relay race, with the winning team being “Knighted”! Also “Knighted” was the winner of a competition to design a commemorative plate.

In the Precinct

In the Precinct

Led by two Pipers the whole school then processed to the Hulbert Road and through the Waterlooville market and precinct, before heading back to the school. Elaine and I were behind the pipers, followed by the chairman of the School Governors and County Councillor Peter Edgar. George Hollingbery, MP, had been at the school, but had to leave early for a meeting.

Falklands Wreath Laying June 1st

June 1, 2012
Falklands Wreath Laying

Wreath Laying

This morning a short service was held at the War Memorial at St. Faith’s Church in Havant.

This was to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands conflict. The service was led by Canon Peter Jones with those in attendance including members of the Royal British Legion who were joined by several members of the public.

Falklands Wreath Laying

Wreath Laying

Wreaths were laid by myself, Ken Smith, the President of the Havant branch of the Royal British Legion and by Trevor Dryer, the President of the Hayling Island branch.

St. John Ambulance, Bedhampton May 31st

June 1, 2012

st-john-ambulanceToday Elaine & I visited the St. John Ambulance Brigade HQ in Bedhampton and were greeted by harry Dymond, the Area President and Pamela Fitzgerald, the Divisional Superintendent and Area Co-ordinator.

We were there for a Diamond Jubilee themed Coffee Morning put on by the Community Support Unit for their bathing service clients and their carers. The clients are elderly people who are unable to bathe themselves and the service gives them the opportunity to have regular baths in a special bath with a hoist.

Among the people there was 100 year old Connie Garroway. Connie was visited by the last Mayor, Ken Smith, on the occasion of her birthday at the end of April.

Their was a Tombola and a Raffle with a great many prizes, which I was invited to draw.