OPENING OF GREENFIELDS SCHOOL AUTUMN FAYRE
This afternoon we attended Greenfields School in Shrewsbury to officially open their Autumn Fayre. Their Summer Fayre had to be postponed when the Headmaster Mr Andrew Morris came off his cycle whilst time trialing at Shrewsbury Sports Village this summer. His injuries left him in hospital having to have an operation on his broken arm plus other injuries had to heal.
Mr Morris and Mrs Debbie Williams Chair of Greenfields School Association greeted us on our arrival, and we then went to the field gate and cut the ribbon thus officially opening the Fayre.
The children ran their own stalls except for the main draw/raffle table and the bottle stall. There was Henna and Glitter artists on site along with a number of other interesting stalls. The Head went into the stocks to be pelted with wet sponges, bet that was cold on a day like today. There were bouncy castles and inflatable go-cart track on the school field and they were very popular. There was also hot dogs, burgers and cakes on sale along with hot and cold drinks.
Time to buy a raffle ticket. Then to look around the rest of the stalls.
Julie Bourret has started up First Life Training Ltd, and is interested in giving classes on First Aid and Lifesaving to the community you can contact Julie by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on 01743 343536 if you want more information. It has been in the news of late that all schools should run first aid/lifesaving lessons to all children. Lets see Shrewsbury lead by example.
I got one basket out of three tries, no comment from the Mayoress.
There just has to be a winner in there somewhere, ah yep a tin of chopped tomatoes, then a box of chocolate segments orange flavoured not bad me thinks.
For the record, this is my third hot dog, as you may know Robert our Mayors Officer likes to get pictures of me eating, the last time was at the Folk Festival. He caught me cold this time.
We then went and cashed in the vouchers that we had won during our visit, we changed them into pencils, pens and key rings. On our way to our car to leave we handed them out to various youngsters who just happened to be wondering around at that time.
We had a fantastic time and would like to thank the Head, the Governors and all of the volunteers who made the day work, we would also like to thank the Henna and Glitter Artists who were kept really busy along with the other stall holders for making this such a brill day.
Time went really fast, as it always does when enjoying yourself. As we went to say goodbye we noticed that many of the stalls had sold out and that must be a good sign. The weather had been kind except for one short spell of light rain at about 14.30 but that only lasted a few minutes and did not stop the kids keeping their stalls open for business.
We then left the school to return home to get ready for our next engagement.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 90th ANNIVERSARY DINNER
This evening we attended the Royal British Legions 90th Anniversary Dinner held at The Freemasons Hall, Crewe Street Shrewsbury. (the old St Michaels Church where the St Michaels War Memorial for the 1914-18 war is sited).
We were greeted by the County President Group Captain Nigel Pearson and County Chairman Mr David Moss. The Royal British Legion is the leading service charity in the UK supporting the welfare needs and rights of servicemen, (current serving and ex-service).
Left to Right Jim Williams Shrewsbury Chairman RBL, Tricia Mayoress, Yours Truly and David Moss County Chairman RBL.
Please click on the following link to go to the Royal British Legion web-site: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/90th-anniversary
Knowing how important the Royal British Legion is with the current situations throughout the world, we try to attend as many RBL events as we can to show our support for a very worthwhile charity.
Above from Left to Right Mr David Moss County Chairman, his wife, the Myoress, Yours Truly, Mr Jim Williams and his wife.
ON-LINE CAR PARKING SURVEY
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