Capel Manor Gardens – Enfield – Saturday 14th June 2014
Posted: June 14, 2014 Filed under: News
Carol, me, Mayor of Dacorum Allan Lawson and his wife, Chairman East Herts Roger Beeching and his wife, Bren Perryman Mayor of Broxbourne and Freddy Pierce, and Howard Morgan Mayor Welwyn & Hatfield.
We had a second chance to spend the afternoon at Capel Manor Gardens with a large gathering of Mayors and Chairs from most of the London Boroughs and Hertfordshire. There was quite a lot of bling about, and we managed to meet a few of our Chain Gang friends from the previous year in the stone Gothic Folly with drinks and canapés . Some authorities like TRDC had later elections which meant that our year was actually 13 months. The weather was fine, and although cloudy at one point the rain stayed away. We had tours and explanations about what the centre is all about, with themed gardens, the ‘Which’ garden, gardens from previous Chelsea Flower Shows and a student college, with many courses. The students come from most of the London Boroughs and Hertfordshire, hence our invite. After the tour we had afternoon tea and cakes in the garden behind the house, with plenty of chances to meet and greet other members of the chain gang. We met the new Chairman of East Herts Roger Beeching and his wife, Alan Lawson Mayor of Dacorum and his wife, The Deputy Mayor of Hertsmere Martin Worster and his wife. Mayor of Welwyn & Hatfield Howard Morgan and Mayor of Broxbourne Bren Perryman and Escort Freddy are doing another year. Chatting with the London Chain gang, amazingly quite a few did not know where Three Rivers was situated, but after a chat with Carol and me they certainly do now.
All the Mayors & Chairs with Ali Bakir Mayor of Enfield our host in the centre. Sitting between the Mayor and me is Marchioness Lady Salisbury from Hatfield House.