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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Flowers In The Rain (RIP)

Posted by davidburbage on June 25, 2011

As a student at Imperial College, I was involved in the student radio station Imperial College Radio. [Other random alumni include Simon Singh, Hugh Southey and Jason Spyromilio ]. At the start of term, in my second year (this would be 1985) the Freshers Fair was opened by the wife of the rector, Lady Flowers.

There were a few showers around, and the radio station carried the opening of the Fair live from Queens Lawn. The first record to play after the speech – Flowers in the Rain. . . . . .

Baron Flowers (right), whom I lunched with once when George Walden visited us (the Conservative Society) as Higher Education Minister, was Rector for the first part of my time at Imperial. He was succeeded by Eric Ash (second from right), also pictured.

Brian Flowers died one year ago today. I still remember the tune . . . . .

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