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The Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper is a charity producing a weekly sound recording of news and other items primarily for blind and partially sighted people.

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Local news 16th January, 2020

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Seasons Greetings

Volunteers holding Christmas message banner

Our Chairman Judy Sarssam would like to wish our listeners and our volunteers a very Happy Christmas.

At our Christmas get-together following our recording on December 12th, Judy said: ‘What a very special and valuable group keep the Charity producing our weekly news, articles and podcasts. We have been able to modernise our recording system and are researching the best way forward for the duplicating equipment, thanks to the generous money raised during the last year by Councillor Neil Dallen during his term as Mayor. A big thank you to all those who have contributed to maintaining the free service for the last 45 years. It is an achievement which Epsom and Ewell can be very proud of.’

Judy Sarsson and volunteers at the Christmas party 2019

Epsom Remembers

Mayor’s Remembrance Address

A crowd of around 200 people gathered in the Market Square on Monday 11th November, to watch, reflect and remember British service men and women who died in conflicts since the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

Dignitaries at the Remembrance Service

The Civic party, lead by Cllr John Beckett, Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, arrived in a procession at 10.50am, resplendent in their ceremonial robes. They were joined by serving members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Police, among them our Borough Commander and Neighbourhood Specialist Officers.

Police officers ready to lay their wreaths

Army Cadets, Scout leaders, school children and even toddlers from nursery were among those invited to join Revd Russell Dewhurst, Vicar of St. Mary’s Ewell, for the special Service.

Revd Dewhurst’s Remembrance Address

At 10.59am The Last Post played before Epsom fell silent on the stroke of eleven. Flags were lowered, busses came to a halt, conversations ceased; business all around was put on hold as people paused to remember. Medals glinted in the wintry sun and together with poppies and wreaths, told a thousand stories.

At 11.02am Reveille signalled the continuation of the Service. The Mayor laid a wreath at the foot of the Clock Tower on behalf of the citizens of the Borough. Readings were from Dennis Newland, Burma Star Association, The Mayor Cllr John Beckett, Captain Robinson, QM 135 Squadron RE and Mary Dixon, Royal British Legion.

Prayers and the National Anthem concluded the Service.