Tuesday, 9 February 2010

100th birthday but no card from HM.

Yesterday Sue and Keith were at Callowbrook Day Centre to join in the celebrations for the centenary of a wonderful women named Margaret. The centre put on a lovely party for her with entertainment by our local Elvis impersonator Father Nick from St. Christopher's.
The highlight was a visit and presentation by Cllr. Mike Sharpe in his role as Deputy Lord Mayor. He brought along a bouquet and a specially minted coin for Margaret.
Mike is a longstanding Labour Councillor but is one of the good guys, ferocious in his politics but straight as a die.
One disappointment was that Margaret did not receive a letter from HM. The Queen. The reason given was that Margaret is a citizen of Southern Island. Of course when Margaret was born she was a British subject. Sue and Mike are gathering details to pass on to Cllr Mike Wilkes the Lord Mayor to see if this decision can be reversed. Cross party co-operation in a good cause.