A few weeks ago St Mary’s played host to the Maldon Youth Orchestra who gave a concert in aid of my local charities and what an evening it was – superb playing by the youngsters and alumni alike with a twist at the end where the Mayoress and I were ‘paid’ to conduct the 007 theme -conducting is no easy feat I can tell you!
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Invites can come from some unexpected sources and Hilary and I attended the United Guilds Livery Service at St Pauls which was a spectacular event attended by the great and good of the City of London.
Closer to home, the Maldon CAMRA Beer Festival took place recently at the Plume School and as is the custom the Town Mayor opened the event and sank an excellent Scottish Draught, just the one on that occasion!
I was pleased to be able to open the new facilities at the Elms Dental Centre – it was fascinating to learn of new cosmetic treatments available in the town.
On a sporting theme, the Maldon Rugby Club held a Vice President’s Lunch at which I was described as a the Guest of Honour (but there was a game on at Twickenham!) and it was the usual good fun with yet another hilarious speech from Peter Binder the President.
Wickes have refurbished their Wycke Hill store and I was on hand to help them celebrate by cutting the ribbon on Good Friday.
On the subject of openings, the Maldon Museum re-opened on the 15th April with an excellent new exhibition on pre-historic Maldon entitled ‘Stones, Bones and Old Pots’ and it is well worth a visit. For Info go to – http://www.maldonmuseum.org.uk/