The opening ceremony of Windlesham’s new Community Hub

Last Saturday afternoon crowds attended the opening ceremony of the new Windlesham Community Hub, located in the Windlesham Field of Remembrance.

The opening ceremony began with Mike Sheard, chairman of the Windlesham branch of the Royal Bristish Legion, welcoming everyone, going on to describe the Hub’s facilities and the range of sports activities that are being encouraged to use the Hub.

Mike was followed by Suzanne Sharman, chairman of the Trustees of the Field of Remembrance, who named the main contributors and thanked all those people who were involved with the new building.

The fun in the ceremony was provided by the inimitable Brian Blessed, who spoke admirigly of the energies and commitment of all involved with the Hub.

I took a video of the event though have, unaccountably, failed to produce it. I’ll have another, time consuming, go and will post it here when complete. Meanwhile, here are some photos of the ceremony.


Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps 2019 poppy day launch parade

Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps’ parade in Park Street, Camberley to announce the launch of the 2019 Poppy Appeal was a low key this year. The suggested wind and rain was sufficient to key the parade low key.

Yours truly was in attendance to witness the parade. While there was no Cadet Corps band in the parade this year, it remains a moving event, with The Mayor reading the traditional exhortations. Poppy Appeal collectors were spread throughout the The Mall in Camberley.

Lightwater Scouts love your jumble: sale on Saturday 28th September

Lightwater Scouts autumn Jumble Sale is this Saturday, 28th September, from 10-11.30 at the Scout Hall in The Avenue, Lightwater. The Scout Hall is located behind a row of houses on The Avenue backing onto the Country Park, there is a small access road that leads to the hall as well as a small car park. Postcode GU18 5RG.

Once again Bisley Strawberry Fayre delivers fun for all

We arrived just after opening time at Bisley’s Strawberry Fayre. Following a tour of the stands we settled on straw bales at the Main Arena at which students of the Leanne Edwards School of Dramatic arts were performing.

Beginning with the senior students in an acrobatic ballet performance, I had my camera ready to capture the performance. I was delighted with one of my photos capturing a student in mid air. It was only later when I wanted to show a friend we’d met at the Fayre of my luck with the photo, only to realise that the camera didn’t have a memory card – disaster – no photos. I had to rely on my phone camera, though sadly all the artistic experession of the dance students that I thought I’d captured wasn’t to be.

While watching the dance students we took an early lunch, hog roast and Cumberland sausage roll from Merrywood Farm. Both of which were excellent, so much so that I thanked them. There’s always much to enjoy at the Fayre, Pimms, Brass Band music, strawberries, human fruit machine, morris men, a rock choir and more.

June 2019 local events diary recap UPDATED

I’ve mentioned eight events [now nine, plus an Aldershot event] in June happening in and around Surrey Heath. Here’s a recap of them in date sequence.