This week we started the show an hour later than usual – and not because I failed to adjust my clocks correctly last Sunday! Still two hours long, just running from 1 til 3 rather than the usual 12-2. Should be back to normal next week.
Being a show for Guy Fawkes day, the show was designed to go with a bang, which it certainly did but not quite in the way I expected. I had intended to include a crop of “weird and whacky” stories to spice things up a bit, but there were so many “bangs” on the roads that I was forced to include extra traffic reports. No worries we’ll do those in the future. Being more than a little damp, the weather might not prove too conducive to letting off your fireworks and lighting the bonfire, but at least we had some great hot music from the likes of Beverley Night, Florence and the Machine, as well as some great oldies from Erasure, ABC and Hot Chocolate. Why oh why couldn’t Guy Fawkes have chosen the summer for his plot? At least we would have had a reasonable chance of better weather for the bonfires and fireworks and a possible BBQ with all the accompanying beer!
In our BRENTWOOD & BILLERICAY BYGONES feature, Frances Clamp provided the low down on BURSTEAD HALL, which was as well since my own investigations proved totally fruitless. Indeed Frances has done it to me again for next week’s subject – The Bardswell Social Club. All I’ve been able to discover is that the club was founded in Brentwood as a working men’s club in 1927 so like you will have to wait until next week to find out what Frances has uncovered. Meanwhile here is what Frances had to say about Burstead Hall.[audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Bygones-1st-November.mp3|titles=Bygones 1st November]
Well that’s all for this week. I look forward to having your company again next Saturday (or maybe also on Tuesday). In the meantime have a good week and, if you are having one, or going to one, enjoy your firework party.
All the best,