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Keep it all together …
Good Luck Olympians
Dont forget Valentines for friends can be funny – don’t let the moneymakers spoil your day!!
What a silly time of year for romance!!
& Remember the worst of days; if you are flooded out – can become the best of days if only you can find something that will make you laugh play music, put fairy lights back on, watch a funny vid …make a playlist …
Light Night 28th February, Winter Olympics – A Festie Calendar & hoping for Splendour 2014 in Wollaton Park!!
Trying to cheer up with the weather – hoping the floods stay away from Nottm/Notts and sad for the people who are under water … but hey the Spring is really on its way and 2014 should be a good year once all the water has gone …
Nottingham City Council is hosting a Light Night again on 28th February and with the winter dragging on now – it can’t come too soon!!
The Winter Olympics are here:-
The Information for Splendour 2014 (fingers crossed) will be posted on the same link as the light night and once there is some information it will be on their Facebook too
There’s an online Festival guide for most festies at this link
(Links go to external websites so they are no connection to this blog – the Olympics say a link to a home page is ok)
Just in case Our Alvin was Paul eHogan too – lateral thinking….
Because there’s an Aussie court case with the value of our Park held in Switzerland(wiki world info)
Because of Copyright
Because the Army have been given the Freedom of the City – and that’s a big deal!
Because they marched through our City
Because they were kids once … with boys comics …
Because the 508th were here … for real
Because ‘we’ used to pay lots of Ciggi-bacci money to the USA and to our Govt in taxation …
Because they made a snippet of a film here so it’s a ‘location’? …
Because a ‘Batman’ was an RAF guy who brought planes in.
Because of the winter Olympics and Putin and 5M
Because we oldies loved lots … and remember playing and days of fun
Because we loved and understood Freedom
Because Electric Guitar lives on
Because ‘the’y are still playing!!
Because we might be planning a bigger better two centre two weekend Splendour
(please) Hopeful – Holme Pierrepont!
Because the girls get left behind!
Its Winter and there’s no Snow!
Freedom of the City
Over 200 soldiers took part in a Freedom of the City parade in Nottingham city centre on 20 January 2014 to honour soldiers returning from Afghanistan.
The Parade, was by the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery and E Battery Royal Horse Artillery, and they marched from St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market to the Old Market Square for the presentation of their medals.
The Parade included 22 very important horses and two gun carriages from The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery and the band of the Kings Division. A gun salute was fired from Nottingham Castle to signal the start and conclusion of the parade. The soldiers, returning from Afghanistan were presented with their medals in the Old Market Square and were invited to a private ceremony in the Council House with their families and military personnel.
E Battery Royal Horse Artillery, recruits its soldiers from Nottinghamshire and has an importance as one of the only surviving units to have fought in the First World War, it was in fact the Battery which fired the first shot in aggression that signalled the start of the fighting!! A First World War gun, identical to that which fired the first shot, has also been paraded as part of the event.
An earlier memorial
First World War Memorial Info
thanks for link permission for the info page.
As a child I was advised by my uncle Captain Frank Barnett born around 1900 (apologies for not knowing his Regiment) that the horses were infinitely more important to the Army than the Soldiers – and that the hooves had to be collected and accounted for in most situations ! Obviously this may be the perception of the Military and not the families!
NB Tolerance please
Friends Of Colwick Woods – StarGazing Night
Saturday 11th !