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Alan Wilson

by Alan Wilson

Posted: 05 Jul 2013 @ 12:02

Ukuleles in the loft

THE high summer season kicks off with a church anniversary at Flaunden, on the Hertfordshire border. There, 175 years ago, its villagers built a new parish church to replace one by the River Chess which was prone to flooding.

What goes around comes around. Back then, 1838 was an austerity year. Coronation Day, on 28 June, was blighted by financial stringency. Lord Melbourne refused to stage the customary public beano, leading some ...

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