Teel the Love!In Church SlretIuickenham...There are a few theories about the origin of valentines. One of the most popularstories is the one based in the time of the Roman Empire, when there was acruel emperor called Claudius. He made it illegal for couples to marry becausehe needed single soldiers to sign up to his army, and he thought that theywould make better soldiers if the men were single as they wouldn't worry aboutthe fate of their wives and children if they were to die in battle. But Christianityalso existed at this time and there was a Christian Priest called Valentine whomarried couples in secret. He was caught and sentenced to death for hisdisobedience. In prison he befriended his jailer's blind daughter who the jailerasked the priest to teach. A mirade happened to the girl and whilst having lessonsfrom Valentine, her sight was restored. His death sentence was the 14th of Februaryand he left a message to the girl signed "from your Valentine" After his deathValentine was canonised and became a saint and the day was forever associatecdwith love & friendship, the giving of gifts, cards, letters and flowers.Valentine Fayre Sun 11 FebruaryFrom 12 midday until 6pmDon't miss the Church Street Valentine Fayre!There will be stalls with all kinds of gifts,flowers, cakes, chocolates, street food,and also live music.www.ttba.org.uk

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Teel the Love! In Church Slret Iuickenham... There are a few theories about the origin of valentines. One of the most popular stories is the one based in the time of the Roman Empire, when there was a cruel emperor called Claudius. He made it illegal for couples to marry because he needed single soldiers to sign up to his army, and he thought that they would make better soldiers if the men were single as they wouldn't worry about the fate of their wives and children if they were to die in battle. But Christianity also existed at this time and there was a Christian Priest called Valentine who married couples in secret. He was caught and sentenced to death for his disobedience. In prison he befriended his jailer's blind daughter who the jailer asked the priest to teach. A mirade happened to the girl and whilst having lessons from Valentine, her sight was restored. His death sentence was the 14th of February and he left a message to the girl signed "from your Valentine" After his death Valentine was canonised and became a saint and the day was forever associatecd with love & friendship, the giving of gifts, cards, letters and flowers. Valentine Fayre Sun 11 February From 12 midday until 6pm Don't miss the Church Street Valentine Fayre! There will be stalls with all kinds of gifts, flowers, cakes, chocolates, street food, and also live music. www.ttba.org.uk