Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ramsey Walled Garden and Rural Museum

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The Mayor of Ramsey organised a fundraising tea party at Ramsey Rural Museum together with a visit to the Ramsey Walled Kitchen Garden restoration project. Margaret and I had not been to either of these projects and were utterly fascinated. … Continue reading

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Cruse Bring and Buy

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Two lovely ladies raise funds for a variety of charities. They hold Bring-and-Buy sales in the hall at St Laurence’s Church on Milton Road. They had decided on this occasion to raise funds for Cruse Bereavement Care. As this is … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Street Scene ‘A’

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There is an intermittent tradition for the Mayor to host a breakfast snack at the refreshment van on the market. The purpose is to say thank you to the Street Scene workers who work so hard to keep the city … Continue reading

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Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony in C minor

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Bruckner’s symphonies require large orchestral forces to perform, so they are not often to be heard in Cambridge. Fortunately local conductor Peter Britton has a splendid track record of taking on big musical challenges. Over the years I have heard … Continue reading

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Squeaky Gate Community Recording Studio

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I officially opened Squeaky Gate’s new Community Recording Studio in Norfolk Street. I met staff and students and learnt more about what they do. Several Cambridgeshire based groups performed ‘work in progress’ with a grand finale (and world premiere) of … Continue reading

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World Harmony Run

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A group of runners are making their way around the UK as part of the ‘World Harmony Run’. The World Harmony Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners … Continue reading

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Scott Polar Centenary Service at St Paul’s Cathedral

Margaret and I were privileged to be invited to attend the commemorative service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the centenary of the deaths of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions as they were striving to return to … Continue reading

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Taking a Bow with Orchestra

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It was an AGM with a difference. Cambridge Concert Orchestra, of which the Mayor of Cambridge is ex officio President, invited me to take my viola along for a bit of playing after the business part of the meeting was … Continue reading

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River Trip Launch for Big Lunch

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The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours in a simple act of community, … Continue reading

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MESSH: Make Eye Contact, Smile, Say Hello

MESSH: Make Eye Contact, Smile, Say Hello is a project being launched by the Rotary Club of Cambridge to improve our social interaction. “Human beings are social animals and not inherently unfriendly; most welcome a smile or a friendly hello. … Continue reading

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