You were the guiding light for Britain, the Commonwealth and the world for over 70 years. You were the constitutionally-impartial, marmalade sandwich loving, we-will-rock-you-tapping, olympic games-base jumping figurehead and indeed grandmother to us all, regardless of our faith, race or background. Dare I say it you even felt like our friend who popped round every Christmas Day at 3 o'clock. Whilst Britannia may be bowed tonight, your legacy shines on. From the postboxes across your sceptred isle, and the cyphers proudly emblazoned on your constabulary, medical professionals and armed forces, to the beating and loving hearts of your billions of admirers. You steadied the ship through the toughest of hours; served your people in war and again without hesitation in peace. How lucky we were to have called you our Queen for so very long. The strength you mustered to appoint your 15th Prime Minister whilst in the grip of ailing health is beyond any superlative that could attempt to convey or any word of thanks I could ever conjure. I am proud to label myself a Royalist, not because of a blind sense of fealty, or an ignorance of history, but because of the inspirational leadership of one individual, you, Ma'am. May you rest soundly and peacefully with your strength and stay, finally reunited with your dearest papa, mother and sister. Our world will never know another individual quite like you Lilibet, you were and always will be an icon.
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Roger Yapp, Chairman of the Abbots Langley Local History Society will share his research on the role of the Polish Resistance, based in Kings Langley, during the second world war. Explaining the role they played in British intelligence.
The Scrapbook is a collection of clippings, news articles, pamphlets, posters and all manner of other assorted printed matter. It documents in remarkable detail the events, meetings and goings on that make up life the village and surrounding hamlets; spanning three centuries, it offers a unique perspective on a rural community.
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Zoom in on Sarratt.
Sarratt Village Hall is next door to the Cricketers pub, and close to the crossroads between the Green/Dimmocks Lane and Church Lane/George V Way