Thank you very much for the invitation to the 375th anniversary of the First Battle of Newbury. I was very pleased to be able to represent the Lord Lieutenant.
I was also delighted to find what an astonishing event you had put on to commemorate the battle. I was most impressed by the Living History village and by the dedication of those involved in re-creating the lives of both soldiers and villagers of the Civil War period.
Both Dudley and I enjoyed it enormously and were hugely impressed. I have passed this on to the Lord Lieutenant who was sorry to miss it.
With best wishes and thanks,
(Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire)