Thursday, 17 October 2013


1016222_553844577991324_1288035872_nToday, the Mayor of Redbridge together with the Mayoress, the Deputy Mayor and consort, Colonel Paul Acda, Deputy Lieutenant for Redbridge,our local MP Mike Gapes, present and retired Councillors, Past Mayors and other distinguished guests came to a Solemn Mass to celebrate the granting of the Charter to Ilford in 1926. The Mayor read one of the Lessons, I gave a short homily, Doreen led us in prayer and Ann, Tom and Stuart were servers. Guest Organist David Bailey played the organ and Jean led the singing of the Lourdes Gloria. After the Blessing we sang The Angelus and then, as today is the birthday of Warden Emeritus Richard, we sang “A Happy Birthday” we then adjourned next door to the Conservative Club for refreshments.

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