St Mary Bourne Jazz Concert raises funds for charities
26 Aug 2001

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For the twelfth consecutive year, a jazz concert was held in the garden of Mr and Mrs Philip Winchcombe in St Mary Bourne.

"This is a highly popular event to which people bring their own food and drink, and enjoy quality music on an August afternoon. It is very kind of Philip and Gill Winchcombe to allow us all to invade their garden each year and enjoy ourselves."

Last year, as a result of a chance meeting with David Pickworth who chairs the Pipes and Drums of the Netley and Hamble Royal British Legion, there was a popular display which included Highland Dancing during the jazz intervals. The emphasis remains on the high quality traditional jazz by Dick Cook and his regular group drawn from the London Ragtime Orchestra who still regard this event as one of their two most enjoyable events of the year. The same format was repeated this year which, last year, resulted in over £1000 for St Peter's Church in St Mary Bourne and over £300 for the REME Benevolent Fund.
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