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    Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

The then Chairman of the Society, Mr Michael Daw wrote in the Newsletter in Spring 1993 in advance of the concert by Kiri Te Kanawa:

"Discussion on the Concert issue has attracted the attention of National and London newspapers. The Mail on Sunday carried one article and is a vehicle for ticket sales. The Daily Telegraph is holding a story ready to print once the lawn problem has been resolved. The Evening Standard Diary ran an item about it, unfortunately misleading, and the editor declined to print my correction dictated the same evening. Most residents accept all such attention with a degree of tolerance and resignation. However, it is my firm belief that we can and should use this outside interest to further our objective 'to preserve and protect the Royal Crescent and its environment'."

Michael Daw remembers the concert:

"Dame Kiri performed here (in the Park below the Lawn) on Sunday evening, 5th September 1993. It was a magical evening, perfect weather, glorious singing of course and she engaged with the audience in the most charming way." Colour photos by kind permission of M Daw (all rights reserved)