Highclere Battle Proms


           On Saturday 3 August I went to the Battle Proms at Highclere, with a group of local Consevatives. It was good to see so many people there, with  many wanting to contribute to the Combat Stress charity.

           The afternoon and evening passed quickly. The Blades aerobatic display team amazed us with their daring passes against a strongly sunlit sky. The Spitfire pulled heart strings as it looped overhead. The Napoleonic cavalary and infantry revived a long ago era, whilst the stirring 1812 overture accompanied by guns was memorable and dramatic. The music programme was well judged, with plenty to sing along to.  

           Well done to all who performed and organised such a big event. It was also a pleasure that the rain held off.

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