Saturday 29 June 2013

The Lonely Bouquet is a heart because I love Dunstable!

The 'Lonely Bouquet Heart' is now in place ~ We wish you luck in finding it and please share a photo of you and your heart if you find it ~ Good Luck!


Friday 28 June 2013

The International Lonely Bouquet Day comes to Dunstable on Saturday 29th June 2013

To celebrate this fantastic day and make someone smile. On Saturday the 29th June I will be placing a small bouquet of flowers in a shop or on a market stall in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. There will be a 'tag' on it with instructions. Follow these instructions and the bouquet will be yours to keep for FREE.

Have fun and take care while wandering around Dunstable tomorrow looking for the bouquet. All we ask is you either post on this blog, or on our facebook page: where you found it. And also leave a message on: Who created this wonderful idea.

All helping to make Dunstable Bloom ~ Happy bouquet searching on Saturday 29th June 2013.

Priory House, Tourist Information Centre, Tea Rooms and Gift Shop
High Street South Dunstable
International Lonely Bouquet Day 30th June 2013

Monday 24 June 2013

"Return of the Duck"

On the 21st of June the infamous Duck was reutned to its rightful place on the 'Church Street Bridge'.


 We have had some information with regard to the "Duck" from Cllr Nigel Young, it was he who also commissioned and therefore has restored the all new Duck to the Duck Bridge to it’s historical place in Dunstable legend....

~ "We couldn’t put the ducks on the parapet as, ridiculously, BAM Nuttal said it might affect the integrity of the concrete (can’t see it myself).
Original Duck sadly passed away a) because it was paper and b) because it was stuck onto half a ton of steel cut from the old bridge and too heavy to mount.
But – New bridge, new ducks – and part of the continuing economic regeneration of Dunstable"

Dunstable Live in Grove House Gardens on 15th June 2013

Once again Dunstable Town Council put on another splendid display for Dunstable Live. There were many live acts raising the spirits of thousands of people from in and around Dunstable. Plus many more had travelled miles to this FREE event. Here's looking forward to Dunstable's next 'Live Music Event' in Grove House Gardens.


Dunstable Mayor Councillor John Chatterley opened this amazing Live Music Event in front of thousands of people, who all spent a fantastic afternoon and evening enjoying great bands, singers and their music!

Photographs of  Dunstable Live are with kind permission from Dave Pickering ~ Active Creations.


Dunstable Priory 13th July 2013 at 7-30pm

Organ Concert given by

Gary Sieling (Director of Music, Bromley Parish Church and

Organist and Choirmaster, Dunstable Priory, 1981-1986)

13th July 2013 at 7-30pm

JS Bach Chorale-Prelude " Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag" BWV 31385


JS Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582


Camille Saint-Saens Prelude and Fugue in E major


Gabriel Fauré Pavane


César Franck Pièce Heroïque

John Stanley Voluntary in G


Benjamin Britten Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria


Herbert Murrill Sarabande

(1909-1952) Carillon

Stanley Vann Aria

(1910-2010) A Fancy for Tuba
Sydenham Loadstone Fantasia Appassionata



More information about this great event and Gary Sieling ~ Please follow the link below ~ Thank you

Monday 17 June 2013

The Medieval Dunstable Physic Garden

Please feel free to take a look at this amazing video of the planting of the Medieval Physic Garden in Priory House Gardens.
Here are some photograhs also to wet your appetite :

Click here for the amazing Medieval Planting Video from Students at Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable:

Dunstable Town Guides with 2012 Mayor Councillor PAtricia Staples.

Dunstable Town Guides ~ A group of passionate volunteers who have been training for the last three months to take you round the historic parts of Dunstable, sharing with you their amazing knowledge. These Town Guide tours are free and start every Saturday at 11am at Priory House. So hurry on down for today's tour. The Guides can be seen here with Jean Yates on the left and last years Mayor Councillor Patricia Staples.
Photograph by kind permission of