This morning we visited the Abbey Church to officially open the Festival of Golden Pedestals.

The festival will run from to-day through until Sunday 16th October. It is being presented by the Shrewsbury Flower Club and it celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Mercia and North Wales Area of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangers) and is in aid of the Shrewsbury Abbey Organ Restoration Fund.


 The Shrewsbury Flower Club would like to thank all those who have made this festival posible, with particular thanks to all those who have arranged flowers plus the helpers who have contributed to this spectacular event.

On display are arrangements from locally well known people such as a fantastic arrangement by Howard Franklin as you enter the church off Abbey Foregate, there are arrangements from two daughters of Percey Thrower, (Margaret Thrower and Ann Kirkham) as well as one from a very young person Ifan George, in fact I am led to understand that he is in his mid teens. So please go along and have a slow relaxing time wondering around a lovely building looking at these fantastic creations, then follow this up by sitting down with some home made cake and a cup of tea and people watch, like I did.




This evening we attended what the LI & Rifles Regimental Association dinner at the Greenhous Stadium. The Rifles is the amagamation of the many Light Infantry regiments into one, they call it modernisation, but to me it does lose the magic or history of those famous regiments it replaces. But I am maybe just getting old and sentimental.


Pictured above Left to Right: Mrs Tricia Durnell Mayoress of Shrewsbury, The Bugler of the evening and Lieutenant Colnel Nick Jenkins (Shropshire County Colonel The Rifles)

I am sorry to say that I missed the name and correct rank of our Bugler and for that reason I apologise, as it was unforgivable of me not to have paid full attention. The evening went really well with amny old friends meeting up and having fun going over old times as well as thinking of future events that are planned this year.

I was pleased to have been able to answer the questions that many had regarding the vision of the Town Council and its future plans. The association thanked the Town Council for the help it had given the Rifles in the past and look forward to our continued support in the future. I was pleased to tell them that the Town Council and its residents have always held the Rifles close to its heart and will continue to do so, as the army in Shrewsbury is a very important part of our history and our future.

Once again our thanks go out to the Greenhous Stadium for the service and good quality food they provided, it was truly a fantastic meal and the service could not have been bettered.



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