More than 100 people came to Preston Village Hall between 10.30 and 12.45 to collect
their copies of the new book, A History of Preston in Hertfordshire. I spent a continuous
two and a half hours signing the books - all 123 of them!
To my pleasant surprise, the throng included my cousins Jen Windebank qnd Pam Worbey
who live at St Ippollitts and who saw the article announcing the book launch in the
Another relative, my second cousin Ann Crouch (nee Currell) a great grand-daughter
of my great grand mother, Mary Currell also came and presented me with a most welcome
bundle of certificates and family photographs.
The day was kindly arranged by the Preston Trust who also provided tea, coffee and
nibbles which were served by Liz Hunter, Ita Leaver and Jane Cole. Brian Waters and
Andy collected the cheques and cash and the photographs that follow were taken by
Mike Kellard and Phil Leaver.
The ‘Keepers of the cash’, Brian Waters (left) and Andy Cole prepare themselves for
Time to get this show on the road...
After a week of ‘flu, Liz Hunter presents me with a bottle of Sanatogen - or something
very drinkable anyway.
Getting down to business...
Signing for Chris and Athalie Newell. Facing the camera are my cousins, Jen Windebank
and Pam Worbey
Jane and Ita pass out refreshments; while Liz Hunter and Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews
discuss a forthcoming project.