Wednesday, 7 June 2017


A Grand Weekend

On Friday 2nd of June Chris, Peter and I went to Silverstone for the Williams 40 Years of racing celebration, it was a grand day out, we stopped off at Stowe for a quick look at the grounds and views and partaking of a splendid lunch in The Queen’s Head in Chackmore before Silverstone itself where we saw many classing F1 Cars taking to the track and watched interviews with some of the famous faces of the past from F1, no live music but Radio Silverstone was playing classic rock from the last 40 years so that was pretty good too!

The Gatehouse at Stowe

The Queen's Head at Chackmore

Trevor the Bear

The Pits at Silverstone


2 for the price of 1 - a grand duel

Saturday 3rd of June the afternoon saw Chris and I at The Red Lion in Stevenage Old Town for the SoundArc Promotions 10th Anniversary of promoting gigs at the Red Lion, it was a mini festival, an afternoon of top class acoustic acts out in the garden in the glorious sunshine followed by an evening inside the pub with bands (See below for the line up), whilst everyone was good and well worth seeing, Crap Crab were on immense form and played the tightest set I’ve ever seen from these guys, when it comes to instrumental rock, Crap Crab are up there with the best.

The Line Up
Dan Bond
Jasmin Donovan

K. Anderson
Neil by Mouth (Neil Webb)

High Wire Brigade

Crap Crab - simply amazing

On Sunday 4th June Peter and I headed off to Danny’s Bar at Esquire’s in Bedford for Sally Newhouse’s annual birthday bash with The X-Certs, who, incidentally, just have to be one of the best covers bands around, again it was a lot of fun.

The X-Certs
A Grand Weekend

So on Friday we went to Silverstone
For the Williams racing 40 years celebration
Stopping off for lunch in a fine country pub
Discussing the state of the nation
We shared out table with Trevor the Bear
We sampled fine ales and good food
Until it was time to go see racing cars
Which was in itself exceptionally good

On Saturday we visited Old Stevenage Town
To SoundArc’s 10th anniversary at ‘The Red’
Outside in the sun great acoustic sets were played
And in the evening it was live bands inside instead

On Sunday afternoon we were off out again
To Danny’s Bar in Bedford Esquire’s
For Sally’s bippity boppity birthday party
And the X-Certs satisfying our hat dancing desires

All in all it was another great weekend
Packed with different and varied events
It’s a hard life being retired sometimes
But I know we're all glad that we went!

At Sally's Party - Bippity Boppity hats a flying!

Cheers all, until the next time.
June 2017

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