Saturday, October 02, 2004

Romsey's other redhead

Charlie Dimmock - who else?
We were both at the speech day at Embley Park. I was on official duty and she was presenting the prizes so a good turn out of dads was expected (last year was George Aligiah so the mums made sure that attendance was high).

Charlie disappointed as she was wearing a smart suit and not her usual more casual gear but mainly delighted everyone because she was as charming as ever and did not want to make a speech so no one was left sitting on uncomfortable chairs for too long.

The occasion turned out to be more political than usual as the school is set to merge with another school in the area - The Atherley and the parents and pupils were only made aware earlier this week.

Some interesting parochial news as I left. I recently wrote to the school about a fatal accident that had occured just outside it and had followed up on the subsequent reply. It appears that the County Council Highways department are now going along to "review" the situation - It's nice to know that I am making a difference!