ANOTHER VIRTUAL PEEP AT TIMES PAST AT CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
Thanks to so many readers taking time to read my nostalgic virtual re-visit to some of my visits to Chelsea Flower Show during past years. One of the most pleasant memories when visiting Chelsea was to pop into the Royal Hospital to have a chat with one lovely friend who had left Brentwood to become one of our world famous Chelsea Pensioners in 2001. He was James Reddell (Jimmy to friends) who once served on Brentwood Borough Council and did so much for people in the town. When visiting the Flower Show, it was a great privilege to escort him around the showground where we met many of his soldier pals and quite a few celebrities including some of these familiar faces. We miss Jimmy very much.
Even members of JLS had a go at arranging flowers at Chelsea - brave boys!