PUBLISHED: 16:36 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 31 August 2018 Happy Mondays will headline the new Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth House. Picture: Paul Husband. Paul Husband The gates have opened to Knebworth’s new Cool Britannia Festival, with Happy Mondays headlining on Saturday night. Alan Davies spoke to one of the band’s members ahead of their appearance at Knebworth Park. Cool BritanniaHeadlining iconic rock venue Knebworth will “tick one off the bucket list” for one member of Happy Mondays.The new Cool Britannia Festival pitches up at Knebworth Park from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2.And headlining the Saturday night will be Happy Mondays – Shaun Ryder, Bez and co. For singer Rowetta, playing Knebworth is a dream come true.Cool Britannia Festival line-up poster for Knebworth Park“Honestly, my ears pricked up when we were first told about this gig,” said Rowetta. “Knebworth’s iconic. Rather than all the … [Read more...] about ‘Headlining iconic Knebworth ticks one off my bucket list’
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A great-grandmother has completed another challenge on her bucket list by taking to the skies in a Spitfire. Eileen Clipstone from Woodford recently celebrated her 80th birthday, but age appears to be no barrier for this daredevil as she took a flight in a 1944 Spitfire from Duxford.Eileen said: “My husband died last year and he was Spitfire mad, he would have loved it.“He wouldn’t fly, he’s never flown, but he would have loved to go down to Duxford to see me.“I have always wanted to do it, it was on my bucket list.”Eileen has travelled a lot and said she has been on ‘all sorts of aircraft,’ but never in a Spitfire.While she likes the idea of a trip on the Amazon, she says she has done everything else, including seeing the Taj Mahal and the wonders of the world.But taking to the skies above Cambridgeshire in a Spitfire was a brand new experience for her and she loved every minute of her flight on Saturday.The great-grandmother said: … [Read more...] about Spitfire flight is another off the bucket list for 80-year-old Woodford woman
PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 May 2018 Mary Brooks and Wendy Essery are inviting others to join them and skydive for North Devon Hospice next month. Picture: NDH Archant North Devon Hospice is inviting people to knock skydiving off their bucket list by leaping out a perfectly good aeroplane this June. The charity organises regular skydives and age is absolutely no barrier – the redoubtable Verdun Hayes did one for his 100th birthday a couple of years ago. Two people already signed up for the 15,000ft freefall this June are hospice ambassadors Mary Brooks and Wendy Essery. Wendy said: “So many people I speak to tell me how much they would love to do a skydive. I would tell them to stop talking about it and just do it. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to have that thrill of the freefall, so if I can do it then really anybody can.” As a North Devon Hospice ambassador, Wendy helps to promote the work of the charity across the area, and is certainly leading by … [Read more...] about Skydiving on your bucket list? Why not do it for north Devon Hospice?
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - Local People by The Post @twitter.com/ThePostSeries [email protected] ONE more thing has been ticked off Becky Franklin’s bucket list after she completed the London Marathon on Sunday. Becky, from Trebarwith, completed the race in an impressive time of 5:07:02, bearing in mind she only began training after receiving her ballot place, having never really run before.She said the day was an emotional one and something she had never expected: “Lots of people have said that because it was the hottest London Marathon on record it was really tough, but I actually found it ok. I’ve never been athletic or particularly into sport, I only joined up as it was on my bucket list. I started training for the marathon after I received my ballot place so I was really pleased with my time of five hours!”Becky said she thinks the marathon was made easier for her because of where she lives. She said: “I think it is … [Read more...] about Another thing ticked off the bucket list!
PUBLISHED: 12:07 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:08 13 April 2018 Gemma Mitchell Gemma Edgar with husband Rob and boys Dylan nd Noah. Picture: STEVE ARGENT Archant An inspirational Colchester mother living with an incurable brain tumour has vowed to cross the finish line of the London Marathon for her son, who has battled a rare form of eye cancer. Gemma Edgar with son Noah after his surgery. Picture: GEMMA EDGAR Despite having monthly doses of chemotherapy which leave her feeling sick and exhausted, Gemma Edgar has continued to train three to four times a week in preparation for the race on April 22. The 32-year-old said completing the marathon was on her bucket list. Mrs Edgar was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in October 2014, just eight weeks after the birth of her second son Noah. When Noah was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of eye cancer that affects babies and young children. Gemma Edgar training for the London … [Read more...] about Determined Gemma Edgar fighting brain tumour to tick London Marathon off bucket list