With reference to the title of this post, “Outing” of course these days can mean other things………..However we refer today to the Trip that our Mayor enjoyed yesterday. Though “Trip” these days can mean other things………… To be more precise then, the Mayor of Riley Green was chauffeured to Willen, Milton Keynes, for an inaugural meeting of Rural Mayors of Village Britain, (RMVB). Together they have devised a plan to work out how maybe a little more importance can be credited to their positions and thereby more financial gain can be procured during their period of office. The Riley Green Mayor (RGM) is a past master of financial gain from office and he addressed the meeting over lunch. Of course, the discussions were in complete privacy, so no disclosures are expected. The meeting was held in the splendid church of St Mary Magdalene, Willen.
The Mayor had the chauffeur take some photographs outside the church while the meeting was in progress.
He noticed a post box in the wall of the churchyard and wanted a picture. The GR in the casting could be our Queen’s Father, George the Sixth, but may be even older. These boxes are particularly valuable and are occasionally stolen. The Mayor has had his eye on the one at Riley Green for some time. (No, not in any way wishing to steal it, more to protect it from thieves, OK it may require the DIY man removing from the wall, and by doing so, protecting it from vandals and thieves.) This one has an elaborate casting of ER V11 for Edward 7th dating back to the turn of the last century. Must be worth a King’s ransom……………..