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
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