When my Dad visited on Sunday, he brought me a CD that one of the family has had made from an old tape of my great grandfather preaching in Cottenham Methodist Chapel in Cambridgeshire.
It was the service to mark his 70th year as a preacher in that circuit. What an achievement! He was about 91 years old.
I listened to the CD yesterday afternoon whilst I was ironing, and it was inspirational. So much of what he said then is still relevant today.
It dates from about 1959, we think: he also wrote a pamphlet of about 50 pages in 1949 to mark the 60th year. There is a copy of the pamphlet in the county archives, so I hope to be able to go to read it after Christmas.