The re-occurring word throughout today's blog has been 'happy'. It's a word which sums up the day. Thanks to the Forum and all the other folk, who by taking part, helped all those who came along to have a lovely day.
Next year it would be nice if it could, perhaps, be called the 'Dunkirk and Lenton Festival and Homecoming Day', with a view to encouraging ex-Dunkirk and Lenton residents from far and wide to come along. With sufficient notice and publicity, many might be persuaded to dig out old photographs and memorabilia of their days in our community so that they can share them with Lenton Local History Society. An annual 'Homecoming Day' is a North American event I would like to see copied in England.
Three soldiers have been killed in a suicide attack in southern Afghanistan, taking the number of British military personnel killed in the country since 2001 to 100.