Memorial service details
12 Oct 2012
Close friends and family all celebrated Mike's life on October 5th. St Andrew's Church, decorated for harvest festival with the backdrop of the rolling Blackdown Hills, looked stunning. The amazing tributes and live music from a local group the 'Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys' made it a beautiful, emotional but uplifting service - the girls and I felt all the warmth and love and as a friend commented, the whole day was 'very Mike'.
The memorial service for Mike will take place on November 17th Saturday at 3pm, at St Andrews Church (yes, same name but different place!) in Ham, Church Road, TW10 5HG.
There will be tea and cake after the service. Alternatively, if you feel like something stronger there are two very good pubs just down the road on Ham Common (The Hand and Flower and The New Inn).
Cars - There is parking at the Church but slightly limited.
Bus - the 65 stops very close by, on Ham Common which you can easily get from Kingston and Richmond.
Taxi - good local taxi firm: Crown Cars 0208 546 4444
Many of you asked if the Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys could play at the memorial service. They have a local gig on the same day and to their credit felt unable to cancel. They were disappointed too but I'm sure many of you, like us, will want to go to see them play again.
Love and hope to see you on the 17th, from Chrissy, Louise and Rachel