Archive for April 29th, 2013

Legal Service April 29th

April 29, 2013

This morning, together with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and the Mayors of Fareham and Gosport, Elaine and I went to the Anglican Cathedral in Old Portsmouth for the annual Portsmouth Legal Service.

Many members of the legal profession were in attendance together with the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, and the High Sheriffs of both Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The service was led by the Dean, the Very Reverend David Brindley, with the first lesson, taken from the book of Amos, being read by His Honour Judge Hetherington who is the Resident Judge for Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and the Honorary Recorder of the City of Portsmouth. The second lesson, taken from Luke, was read by the High Sheriff of Hampshire, Rupert Younger.

After the service there were refreshments and the chance to mingle and talk.

A lunch at the restaurant of Portsmouth University, Chimes, followed.

Shep April 28th

April 29, 2013

In company with other Hampshire Mayors we went to the Gosport masonic hall for an evening’s entertainment on behalf of the Mayor of Gosport’s Charity Appeal.

The entertainer was the former Royal Navy sailor, Shep Woolley who, having forgotten some of his equipment, had to go back to Southsea before he could begin!

He still managed to start only about 1 minute late!

Shep Woolley with the Mayor of Gosport, Cllr. Richard Dixon.

Shep Woolley with the Mayor of Gosport, Cllr. Richard Dixon.

Shep’s act comprised a mixture of Folk music and comedy, and he had the audience applauding and laughing all the way through both halves of his performance.

The evening included a basket meal of Chicken and Chips, and there was the usual raffle.

The funds raised will go to Gosport youth, Hampshire Autistic Society and the Beneficial Foundation.