April 2009 Archives
A CONCERT to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel was held at the church where he was once composer in residence.
Andrew Benson-Wilson gave an organ recital devoted to the 18th Century musician's compositions at St Lawrence Church in St Lawrence Close, Canons Park, on Sunday.
The performer - who was the first organist to perform on Handel's old organ after it was restored in 1995 - drew on his research into the work of Handel, who died in 1759, and eighteenth century organs.
The event was organised by the Friends of St Lawrence who are raising money for the restoration of the Church paintings.
Handel was composer in residence to the Duke of Chandos, who had the church rebuilt in 1717.
THE body of an "older man" was found at the scene of a fire in a house in Watling Avenue, Edgware, on Sunday morning.
Ten firefighters - five from Stanmore and five from Mill Hill - made the grisly discovery during the 20 minutes it took to tackle the blaze, which broke out at just before 10.10am.
A spokesman for London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is under investigation.