The 11th day of the 11th month was marked by a large crowd at Oakham Castle, marking two minutes of silence at 11am today.
Rutland is a proud military county with up to 25% of the population having military connections – serving, veteran or in the family of either.
It was an honour to lay several wreaths around Rutland on behalf of the University of Leicester, which is unique in being founded 100 years ago as an act of Remembrance. Rutland supported its foundation and our symbolic horseshoe is part of the university crest. Below in St Mary’s Church, Greetham.
6th November: Suspended during the Covid pandemic, it’s great that the Oakham Armed Forces Verterans’ Breakfast Club is back.
An amazing breakfast this morning, a full Grainy and around 100 attendees. Thank you to The Grainy for all their support and hard work. Envelopes with poppy seeds were given to everyone, to plant wherever they like. Lest we forget. Thanks to Mark Taylor.
29th October. Awarding a British Empire Medal on behalf of her Majesty The Queen is always a great pleasure. It is an honour bestowed for an individual’s beneficial impact on their community. Congratulations to Janet Thompson of Uppingham for her work through the Covid 19 pandemic and all she does, notably with the Brownies.
9th October – A great preview for the Diamond Jubilee. ‘Music for a Royal Occasion’. It was an enormous privilege to have the London Bach Choir Voices in All Saints’ church in Oakham thanks to Rutland’s High Sherriff, conductor David Hill & all the singers.
30th September – Outside space & gardens have become all the more important for all since Covid19. So congratulations to Bruce & Liz Allison for winning the Oakham in Bloom best garden award! Thanks also to all for making Oakham & area so floriferous- it’s much appreciated by all.
28th September: Our very first Rutland winner of the most prestigious business award, the Queen’s Award For Enterprise, won by Oakham based The Wool Room – for international trade. I hope there will be more Rutland winners – we are an entrepreneurial county.