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Local News 10th April 2021

This week’s local news begins with a message:

Minutes before I began this recording this morning on Friday April 9th, the very sad news was announced by Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle, at the age of 99.

The Prince, a highly respected public figure had dedicated decades of his life to our country and in a tribute to her husband on their golden wedding anniversary in 1997, the Queen said that Prince Philip had been her strength and her stay in all these years and that she and his whole family in this and many countries, owed him a debt greater than he would ever claim or that we should ever know’

Our hearts go out to Her Majesty the Queen and her family.

Jan Collier EETN News Editor

This week, as well as many interesting news stories, we have two very important interviews with two of the ladies involved in the Ewell Patchwork Quilt community project, who made patchwork squares to represent the Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper.  They will be part of the Lockdown in Ewell quilt that will go into the Bourne hall Archive Museum in the summer, when it is hoped it will be completed. Jan interviewed Clare Harman Clark, who originated the whole idea, and Tammy Angelis, textile designer and busy mum, about how she designed and created her patch. Thanks also goes to the community of All Things Nice in Ewell village.

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Contact Information for this week’s news stories

The independent charity, based in Surbiton, The Fircroft Trust

For more information about Epsom and Ewell Borough council initiative visit Active April

To view the patchwork squares for the memorial quilt visit the Facebook page Patching Up Ewell

To view Tammy Angelis creative design work visit TabbyKat Studio

Epsom Antique and Brocante Street Market takes place 18th April, for any enquires call 07514680872


The weekly news is just one of three sections of the Epsom and Ewell as described on the About Us page.

Many of these news articles, come from various sources and this week’s can be read in the local Surrey and Epsom Comet and Surrey and Croydon Guardian.

Local community information is available from the community website The Best of Epsom and Ewell

HRH Prince Philip 1921-2021

Prince Philip

Following the very sad news on April 9th of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, our Chairman Judy Sarssam, our volunteers and all our listeners would like to send their condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and her family.

Prince Philip, who has served this country for decades of his life, will be greatly missed by people of all generations all over the world, whose lives he has touched and improved with vision, sincerity, compassion and often with a  welcome touch of humour. Our hearts go out to Her Majesty The Queen, who will miss her beloved husband of 73 years, more than one could begin to imagine. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and our wish is for Prince Philip to rest peacefully.