We had a wonderful evening on Friday (September 5th). I joined the Mayoress - my wife Christine, along with Mark, the Deputy Mayor, and Victoria, the Deputy Mayoress, at the 2nd annual D’Arcy Day Lecture. This was organised by the Trustees and Friends of the Moot Hall and both the Lord Lieutenant and High Sheriff were also in attendance.
My latest engagements have had a distinctly maritime feel about them.
During the evening of Friday 29/8/14 I was invited to a cocktail party at the Burnham Sailing Club by the current Commodore, my old mate ‘Digger’ Harden. It was a great way to celebrate Burnham Week.
Having got through a very busy period that included the Carnival and the Great War Remembrance Service, it has been back to “business as usual”. My time has mainly been taken up with meetings – but very worthwhile ones.
During the afternoon of Sunday 3/8/14, Maldon remembered the start of the Great War of 1914-18.
What lovely weather we had for Maldon’s 100th Carnival Procession! I started the day by welcoming my invited guests at the Carnival Luncheon.
It was then time to put the Mayor’s robe on and join our Honorary Town Crier.
On Wednesday 30/7/14 I had the unenviable task of judging Maldon’s ‘Bonny Baby’ in the Baby Show at the Lower Plume School! It was a very well attended event and a special feature of Maldon’s busy Carnival Week.
I have mentioned the wonderful achievements at the Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society’s Summer Show, held on Saturday 26/7/14. Here are some pictures of Christine with a display that was presented to her and me awarding prizes to two of the winners – Chris Cork and Joe Cook.
What a busy weekend! Christine and myself thoroughly enjoyed presenting the prizes at the Maldon & Heybridge Horticultural Society Summer Show on Saturday (26/7/14). We also marked the start of the Great War commemoration by giving a talk at the excellent Combined Military Services Museum on Sunday evening (27/7/14).