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Two Birthdays in a Row

August 2, 2011

Another birthday party to share with you, this time one which took me back to my old home city of Derby.

Derby Rowing Club

The venue was Derby Rowing Club on the banks of the River Derwent.  Founded in 1879 the club has been going strong ever since and displays its heritage proudly for visitors to see:

Derby Rowing Club's 1932 team

Edwardian rowing team

The clubhouse offers a stunning view over the River Derwent and made a beautiful setting for what turned out to be a wonderfuly tranquil summer’s evening.

The River Derwent viewed from the Derby Rowing Club clubhouse

And the occasion?  A joint 40th birthday celebration for husband and wife Neil and Ceinwen.

Neil and Ceinwen with Simon Partridge

Ceinwen had booked me last year to perform for a charity ball she had organised and, being a huge fan of the jazz and swing classics of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, asked me if I would sing again for them when they both turned forty and held their birthday party this year.

It was a wonderful evening filled with family, friends and fun that was a pleasure to be part of.

One Comment leave one →
  1. ceinwen permalink
    August 3, 2011 6:18 pm

    Thank you Simon for a wonderful evening! Ceinwen

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