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July 2018 to October 2018

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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

Laying a culvert during the construction
of the Jubilee Lawn.
Using volunteers from the parish, the Jubilee Lawn was constructed to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977
A crane was hired to help lay the large concrete pipes.
In the lower photograph from L to R: Bill Kelly, Geoff Hulatt, Roland Carpenter, Dave Canning and David Smith. Others helping were John Mackenzie and Ken Shrimpton.
Photographs taken by Laurie Jones

                                             Sharnbrook Cake Shop Closes
Sharnbrook Cake Shop served the last customer on Friday 19th October 2018. The shop not only served cakes, bread and drinks but there was also a busy lunchtime trade serving freshly made sandwiches etc. At the rear of the shop was a small cafe that served coffee and light lunches. The cafe was well known for its freshly cooked breakfasts

100 years after the end of World War 1
Peter Hartop photographed the above arrangement
in St Mary's Church, Felmersham

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