Meadow Park Community Circle

Meadow Park CC

UPDATED Saturday 2nd May 2020

Hello Meadow Parkers

VE Day is nearly upon us…. We have probably got the kind of community that could have had a lovely street party, alas for lock-down. Some of you have suggested a front garden picnic on the afternoon of Friday 8th.

At the moment, the weather looks favourable!

So there is a suggestion that, around 3pm-ish, if you feel like it, muster on your front lawns with a cup of tea biscuits and cake and just share a moment together. This fits in with the Royal British Legion suggestions in light of Covid-19 (https://www.veday75.org/)

“We are also encouraging all those taking part to undertake the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of their own home by standing up and raise a glass of refreshment of their choice and undertake the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you,” using this unique opportunity to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.”

Cindy and I run choirs, and I had prepared a WW2 singalong for them, interspersed with excerpts from some of the notable speeches from Chamberlain, Churchill and Eisenhower. The idea of having a Meadow Park sing-along got a thumbs up on Whatsapp… and so (and I hope no one minds) I’ll put my PA amp in the boot of my car and play the tunes so you can all sing along too! It’s only 12 minutes long but quite evocative.

I’ll start around 3pm right at the bottom of Meadow Park (the “30s”) then set up again at the end of the other cul-de-sac (the “50s”) at 3.20pm then do a final play at the top end of Meadow Park at 3.40pm-ish.

For those of you who wish to you can walk down and we can form a 2-metre-apart chorus (-: Bring your flags!

The words are on the back- after the Queen’s speech, we just have to finish with “We’ll Meet Again”! See you Friday!. Look out for the bunting-ed Ford Mondeo!

 

Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
Cheerio, here I go, on my way
Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
Not a tear, but a cheer, make it gay
Give me a smile I can keep all the while
In my heart while I’m away
‘Till we meet once again, you and I
Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye

 

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

And smile, smile, smile.

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

Smile boys, that’s the style

What’s the use of worrying

It never was worth while

So, pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

And smile, smile, smile.

 

Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun
Roll out the barrel, we’ve got the blues on the run
Zing boom tararrel, ring out a song of good cheer
Now’s the time to roll the barrel, for the gang’s all here

 

 

We’ll meet again – Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through – Just like you always do
‘Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away

So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them I won’t be long
They’ll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song

We’ll meet again – Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

IF YOU NEED HELP…

I live at the top of Meadow Park and work from home. Please do not hesitate to use the form below to contact me, Marius, and I’ll see what I can do… shopping, running an errand… just a chat (from a safe distance… ha ha). It might be me or some other neighbourhood soul who will help.

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OFFER HELP…

Also fill in the form… we can build up a network of people who can help up and down our street.

Thank you , and please get in touch

Marius