Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 4th July

This week we look forward to an event in August.The Project Group are to hold an event in the lower bar at the Fisherman’s Rest during the weekend 9-10th of August to commemorate the start of W.W.1 and the 70th anniversary of D.Day. What they would like to know is does anyone out in Aveton Gifford, or the surrounding area have any uniforms (particularly WW1) or any other suitable memorabilia of the period. Or do you have any information about how our community was affected during The Great War? If you would like to get involved and need more information, please contact Mark and Athenia at the Fisherman’s Rest on 01548 550284 or e-mail them on [email protected]
In Church on June 22nd we welcomed an old friend to lead the service. Rev John Elliot lead the service in his own unique style and it was good to see him back. John was filling in for Rector Neil Barker,who has had a hip replacement operation. Rev. Neil is back at home and progressing well and will be back with us in early August. Last Sunday there was no service at St Andrews but a team service was held at St Lawrence at Bigbury. Representatives from around the Modbury Team arrived for a Communion service led by Rev. Michael Hinton. The sermon was given by our reader Michael Tagent. The service was well attended and refreshments were served afterwards.

With England crashing out of the World Cup I guess we will have to forget about the Beautiful Game for another 4 years but not in A.G.. We are having our own celebration of Football on World Cup final day. Football Fiesta is a five- a -side competition, so if you haven’t had enough footy yet please register your team name to Jim Neal at [email protected] readingroom.eclipse.co.uk and keep an eye out for more information on posters around the village.

Our Church Fete is to be held on Saturday July 12th and will take place as usual in the Rectory Gardens, and this year the fete is to opened by our new village shop proprietor Dinah Ashton. The proceedings will start from 2.30pm and all the usual stalls will be there. Everything from books to jewellery and from produce to refreshments in the hall, not forgetting the pony rides and bouncy castles, tug o war and children’s entertainer. There is something for everyone all we need is good weather, keep your fingers crossed!!The Project Group will have a display of village memorabilia,always a popular and interesting addition.

This months meetings are Parish Council on Monday 7th, public are always welcome to attend and the meeting takes place in the village hall at 7.00pm. The W.I meeting is on Thursday 10th starting at 7.30pm; this month’s talk is A Light-hearted look at Life with Profeesor Kirby. And the Memorial Hall committee meeting is to be on the 14th at 7.30pm.

Our Cricketers are playing at home this week on the Shooting Field. Their opponents are Slapton and the game starts at 2.00pm. Here’s hoping the weather is better for them this week.

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