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Our Middlesaxon brigade, led as ever by the indomitable Russell Grant, has been very active lately. They have launched a new Facebook group Middlesex Heritage   as a meeting place for all those involved in the many social, cultural and sporting organisations of the county and for everyone who just loves Middlesex! Middlesex Heritage are also available on Twitter  @MiddxHeritage and on Instagram @MiddlesexHeritage .

A highly successful Middlesex Day (16th May) began with a service at St Mary’s Church, Staines in celebration of the county and in remembrance of the Middlesex Regiment. Colonel (Retd) John RJ Powell OBE MSc gave a wonderfully pithy, descriptive and salient history of the County’s Regiment. Events then moved on to the Heritage Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames. 

Middlesex Day: Chair/CEO Jeff Barnes welcomes Jean Pinkerton, Mayor of Spelthorne, to Middlesex Heritage.

 

Middlesex Heritage were also in attendance when the D-Day commemorations reached Hammersmith. It was in Middlesex at the site of the old St Paul’s Boys School the Generals Montgomery and Eisenhower planned D-Day before presenting it to Winston Churchill and King George VI.

Jeff Barnes with Major Dan Brooks from the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment at the D Day celebrations.

 

Middlesex Heritage has also been actively promoting and, of course, attending events around the county  including the Harefield Village Fete and the Shepperton Village Fair.

Russell spreads the word to Stanwell WI.

 

If you love Middlesex  (and who doesn’t?) check them out and get involved.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Middlesex Heritage

  • That’s a great read. If only those people who turned their backs on Westmorland, Cumberland, and feverishly embraced the fake ‘Cumbria'(this includes parts of Lancs eg Barrow/Ulverston and amazingly the only place in Yorkshire to turn it’s back on ‘God’s Own County’ and call itself Sedbergh Cumbria, the ‘CUMBRIAN’ town in the Yorkshire Dales, so so sad for a part of the old West Riding)

  • It’s nice to see so many still celebrate Middlesex Day.
    Why is it, though, that so many people in the aforementioned Staines and Shepperton put Surrey in their postal address and not Middlesex ?

    • Unfortunately herer has been an appalling assumption that the County of Middlesex was abolished with the creation of the GLC. But there are letters, including one from the PM Mrs Thatcher which state that it was only the County Council which was abolished. Staines Urban District Council and Sunbury UDC decided that they would not go in with the GLC and so came under the auspices of the Surrey CC. The assumption was then made in many places that we were now IN Surrey. So the use of Surrey has been foisted upon people and organisations which is heartily disapproved of by many and they campaign to bring about a realisation of the continuation of the county. The other problem was that we remained paying the police precept to the Met which created financial difficulties for the Surrey Council and eventually we ceased to be cared for by the met police and have surrey police serving us north of the Thames . And of course the Thames provides the boundary. – the boat race has the Middlesex and Surrey banks.

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