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Celebrations in June 2018 to mark the 200th anniversary of the building of Felmersham Bridge 1818 - 2018.
Photographs by Sarah and Peter Royal

Fr Reuben wades into the River Ouse to bless the bridge.

Ukulele Bedford entertain with popular songs and Riseley Roughshod Morris provide entertainment at the Sun.

Horse and carriage pass over the bridge and head up Hunts Lane.

Approx. 200 people assemble at the river to see the bridge blessed.


Fr Reuben blesses
the bridge.

The WI provide
Cream Teas.

Montage of people at the celebrations.

Mark provides the BBQ and
people enjoy a drink at The Sun.

On the 12th July 2018 Felmersham and Radwell Community Care celebrated 21 years
helping the parishioners of Felmersham and Radwell. The 21st birthday party was held in Pinchmill Committee Room where guests sat down to an afternoon tea provided by the Community Care Committee.  The photograph on the right shows Betty Ashford cutting the birthday cake assisted by Maggie Spoor, the Community Care Chair.

Ordination at St Albans Abbey on 1st July 2018 of Andrea Maffei.
L. to R.: Fr Mac,
don Fabio from Calpino, Andrea, Fr Reuben
and Rev. Lionel Albon.
Photo: Graeme Dawson

The hot weather and low water flow has encouraged the growth of duckweed in the River Ouse downstream of Felmersham Bridge. Photo: Sarah Royal.

Strawhenge! Felmersham's very own henge.
This type of henge has a very short lifespan and consequently is fairly rare.

The remains of a medieval oven were found during building works at 2 Trinity Close. The size of the oven suggests that it may have been used as a communal oven.

Fr Reuben, Rector of the Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop, will be leaving the Benefice on Sunday 7th October. He will be moving, with Stephen, to Scotland to take up an appointment as Rector of St John's Church, Johnston and St Margaret's Church, Renfrew as a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church.


Autumn Show trophy winners 2018
From left to right:
Sue Whitehouse: Best in Show;
Peter Hartop: The Rose Bowl;
Sue Evans: The Amy Rootham Cup;
Simon Greenish: The Show Plate.
Our thanks to Maggie Spoor for once again organizing the Autumn Show, now in its 20th year. Also thank you to all her helpers and to the WI for their excellent teas. An excellent show which was well supported by the parish.

Felmersham Bridge 200
Photographic Competition Winner
Photograph taken
by Peter Hartop


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