Saturday, November 8, 2008


Tonight Elstow families enjoyed our traditional Annual Bonfire and Firework Display It was our 2nd bonfire because the first one, built 2 weeks ago, was set alight by vandals, so another one had to be built this week.

Last Saturday we launched out first ever Elstow Music Festival with an excellent concert from the Flitwick Singers. Unfortunately, it was a wet night and the audience was small, but we expect a much larger attendance at our Christmas Concert on Monday 1 December at 6.30pm when Hitchin Concert Band Brass Ensemble and Kingshott School Chamber Choir will perform. Tickets are £7.50 each (£5for concessions) This is a golden opportunity to enjoy a top quality Christmas Concert in a beautiful and historic church for a bargain price. Tickets can be purchased on the door.

Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday, so I shall be attending the Remembrance Sunday Service at Elstow Abbey in my official capacity as Vice Chairman of Bedfordshire County Council. Then I shall attend a British Legion lunch in Wilstead.

My late father was a naval war hero, decorated by the French Government with the Croix de Guerre for his role in the D-Day invasion of Normandy in June 1944, and my grandfather fought at the Battle of Jutland during the First World War.

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