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The Sovereign's Christmas Message

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Carl, an ACE member and our Guest Speaker organiser, provided us with an excellent talk on the ‘Sovereign’s Christmas Message’.The message was

The message was first broadcast by King George V in 1932 as part of the BBC Empire Service and is continued today by our present Queen Elizabeth II. She now broadcasts on the BBC World Service to the Commonwealth of Nations on television and the internet.

It was interesting to hear some of the topics that have been mentioned in the messages over the years. They can all be found in the Wikipedia section of the internet title.

Carl’s topic was followed by Yvonne our administrator, who told us about her trip in 2012 to Lapland in Finland.

At the time her son Carlo was a Thompson’s Holiday Rep. at the Santa Claus Villagein the Finnish capital of Rovaniemi.

We say beautiful sub-Arctic winter scenes of Santa Claus and his elves in his work shop, thick, dry snow cover fields and forests, the green Northern Lights-Aurora Borealis, reindeers and dogs pulling sleighs and the colourful costumes of the indigenous Sami people.

We finished by naming Santa’s reindeers and singing Jingle Bells.

I’d like to commend Carl and Yvonne for the pleasure of their talks, despite their nerves, and we would encourage others to follow their lead.


Born June 16, 1969. I have lived in Brixham since 1985. I used to be a fisherman until I suffered a spinal cord injury in May 1986. Since then I have been confined to a wheelchair. Hobbies include computing, amateur radio and carp fishing


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Guest Thursday, 13 December 2018