Monthly Archives: June 2018

Sandhurst Freedom March, 23rd June 2018

23 June 2018.

Graham and Joanna Barker attended the parade and inspection of 200 cadets of the Royal Military Academy at the town of Sandhurst. The event marks the granting of the freedom of the Borough of Bracknell Forest to the Royal Military Academy in 1997. The march only takes place every four years and this is the… Read more »

Donnington Hospital Trust Dinner, Bucklebury, 22 June 2018

23 June 2018.

Graham and Joanna Barker attended a dinner to mark the 625th anniversary of the Donnington Hospital Trust foundation. The dinner was hosted by Willie and Marina Hartley Russell at their home in Bucklebury. The trust, which runs a number of almshouses, was founded in AD 1393 and is the oldest charity in Berkshire  

Summer Reception of the High Sheriff of Hampshire, 21st June 2018

23 June 2018.

Graham Barker attended the summer reception of the¬†High Sheriff of Hampshire, Mark Thistlethwayte, on 21st June 2018. The reception was held at Portchester Castle which is the most complete Roman fort in northern Europe. The fort was built by the Emperor Carausius who ruled Britannia from AD 286 – 293. Graham presented the High Sheriff… Read more »

Opening of Reading Abbey ruins, 16th June 2018

23 June 2018.

Graham and Joanna Barker attended the re-opening of Reading Abbey ruins on Saturday 16th June. The Abbey ruins were formally opened by the Lord Lieutenant, Mr James Puxley and the Mayor of Reading, Cllr Debs Edwards. Reading Abbey was founded in AD 1121 by Henry 1, who was buried in the Abbey and consecrated by… Read more »

Rivertime Accessible Regatta, Bisham, 13th June 2018

13 June 2018.

Graham and Joanna Barker attended the Rivertime Boat Trust Accessible Regatta at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre on 13th June 2018. Graham welcomed the Minister of State for Disability Health and Work, Sarah Newton, who formally opened the Regatta. Three hundred children with disabilities participated in the regatta. Founded by Simon and Pat Davis, the… Read more »

Visit to Spring Hill and Grendon Prisons in Buckinghamshire, 12th June 2018

13 June 2018.

Graham Barker, together with Richard Venables, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, and Ruth Farwell, High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, visited Spring Hill and Grendon Prisons in Buckinghamshire. They met the Governor, Jamie Bennett, and toured the Spring Hill site and Grendon Prison. They met residents of Grendon who talked about the programme of rehabilitation that is uniquely… Read more »

Apprenticeships Seminar, Maidenhead, 11th June 2018

13 June 2018.

Graham Barker attended a seminar and reception at Manor Green School, Maidenhead, on the subject of apprenticeships and their importance for young people. Laura Davis from ‘Ways into Work’ emphasised the help and advice that can be provided for young people who struggle to find work through various disabilities.