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EIGHTH DECADE FOR ABBOTS SONGWRITER A former Abbots Langley school teacher is still composing and writing his own music well into his eighth decade. David Flatau, 82, taught at what used to be Hillside Junior School, and is now Tanners Wood JMI School, between 1974 and 1979, describing it as the best time of his teaching life. The prolific songwriter said: ―The time I spent at Hillside was brilliant because the children were so hard working and enthusiastic. We had a very good choir at the school and the headteacher was a marvellous chap called Tom Sargison.‖ Mr Flatau left the school to carry on teaching in Croxley Green and now lives in Devon. The grandfather-of-five has embraced modern technology by using the internet to keep his compositions available for people with his own website and YouTube site. Mr Flatau is keen to hear from former pupils and colleagues. Email jerry@mynewsmag.co.uk and he will forward your emails to David.


RESIDENTS FEAR DANGERS OF CHINESE LANTERNS A local resident has warned of the dangers of Chinese lanterns after one landed in her garden and scorched her grass. The unhappy resident in Stewart Close woke one morning to find the lantern in her garden. She said: ―I went outside to feed the birds when I noticed something orangey on my lawn. At first I mistook it for a plastic bag, but when I went over to it I realised what it actually was. I picked it up and saw that it had burnt my lawn. It must have still been alight when it landed in my garden or at least very hot to have left a mark such as that.‖ This is not the first complaint with Chinese lanterns. Back in July My Abbots News reported that the owners of Wayside Farm in Kings Langley raised concerns about the lanterns. They warned that lanterns could be lethal if eaten by farm animals.


ABBOTS LANGLEY TOUGH TEN The countdown to the Abbots Langley Tough Ten Race begins with a curry on Monday, September, 19. The traditional curry night raises the curtain for the fundraising event on Sunday, October, 2, which sees hundreds of runners pound the village‘s pavements over a 10k course. The event takes place at the Viceroy Brasserie, High Street, Abbots Langley, and all are welcome. Alison Warner, one of the organising committee, said: ―Tickets are £15 each and we have a new menu this year, for the three course meal. We hope that people can join us at this special event. The curry night starts our fundraising for this year and we have a very special main beneficiary, the Herts Air Ambulance Service.‖


David Flatau


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