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Sandy Walkington campaigns with the Liberal Democrats across St Albans

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“Get your kicks on Route 66″ – would Anglicised lyrics include London Colney?

May 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Sandy's blog

Entertaining article by travel writer Simon Calder suggesting that the A5 is the best UK candidate to vie for iconic status with America’s Route 66.  He writes mostly about the road’s beginnings at Marble Arch and Kilburn/Cricklewood and then of its spectacular route through Wales. But before they were by-passed, London Colney High Street, London […]

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Philip Madoc

March 5th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Sandy's blog

I am very sorry to learn of the death of actor Philip Madoc, who lived in London Colney.  As a child I was gripped by the BBC Sunday teatime serialisation of The Last of the Mohicans, in which he played the wonderfully villainous Magua and had to run around the Highlands of Scotland in little […]

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Need to promote St Albans District Credit Union as a far better alternative to payday loans

December 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Sandy's blog

Today’s news that millions of Britons are likely to take out a high-interest loan in the next six months to last them until payday – so-called “payday loans” – prompts me to write an overdue post on St Albans District Credit Union (STADCU). It has its own shop premises in Hatfield Road by the Methodist […]

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What future for London Colney Pastoral Centre?

December 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Sandy's blog

Yesterday was the last full day of operation at the All Saints Pastoral Centre of the Catholic diocese of Westminster in London Colney.  I had never been there until I went to the annual conference of WombTwin a couple of weeks ago. I have always admired the buildings when driving past.  There is a particularly […]

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Friday prayers in London Colney

October 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Sandy's blog

I was delighted to attend Friday prayers at the new London Colney Islamic Centre, occupying former retail premises in the High Street next to the White Horse pub.  It has been a long journey for the substantial local Islamic community with many setbacks  in identifying and securing a place or worship.  For too long they […]

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London Colney by-election result

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Sandy's blog

St Albans Labour Party has been trumpeting their narrow 32 vote margin in holding their London Colney parish council seat as the greatest news since the second coming.  Of course their candidate Maria Aguado is to be congratulated on her victory.  But the real news was the trouncing of the BNP and the barnstorming performance […]

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All that is needed for evil to triumph…

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Sandy's blog

I don’t always quote Conservative philosophers in my speeches. But I did quote Edmund Burke in my speech at the demonstration against the Helioslough freight terminal application organised by STRiFE outside the Alban Arena on Saturday. All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. There must have been […]

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Things you never expect to see

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Sandy's blog

I was in Alexander Road in London Colney and saw gully cleansing being carried out. Younger readers may not have seen such a thing so I attach a photo.

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