Oh dear, the wonderful British Weather played a very unkind trick on Bank Holiday Monday bringing a deluge of rain, rain and yet more rain to A.G on what is now traditionally Classic Car Show Day. Nethertheless a few brave exhibitors did make it to the show-ground on the green, and a few brave souls made it early on to view the cars. After lunch, the rain did stop for a while and more people did come to see the show. The hog roast proved very popular as did the veteran look ice cream van,s erving locally made ice.cream. The ladies were hard at work in the village hall, serving traditional cream teas and lovely fresh cakes. The raffle proved popular towards the end of the afternoon and the hall was packed to hear the results.
In St Andrews last Sunday the congregation was pleased to welcome Rev. Neil Barker for a Family Communion service which was well attended and everyone enjoyed coffee and biscuits after the service. This Sunday there will be no service in St Andrews but there will be a choice of two Area Team Services, one at St Georges in Modbury and one at St Michael and All Angels at Loddiswell starting at 10.30am. Looking forward a week to the 7th of September St Andrews will host a Choral Evensong by the wonderful Chorus Ecclesiae conducted by Robin Brett. I had the pleasure of going to the last one at Dodbrooke and this wonderful music certainly shouldn’t be missed. The service will start at 6.00pm and all are welcome.
Looking forward to Sunday 14th of September, there will be a dog show on the green to raise funds for the Village Shop Association. The event will start at 1.00pm and there will lots of different classes from best of breed to the dog with the waggiest tail. The entry fee is £1.00 and is open to all. There will be two guest judges and there will be prizes and rosettes for all the winners. As well as the show, there will be a display of dog agility from the South Hams Dog Agility Club from Blackdown Rings. After the display visitors’ dogs will be welcome to have a go with the support of Club members. All the proceeds will go to support the shop building for its maintenance and to grow further projects, like providing Dinah with storage space to enable her to bulk buy stock. The aim is also to provide a loo, which will be a relief to all the staff! Schedules and class details can be obtained from the shop.
Last week’s memorial day for Alex raised over £1000, which will go to local youth projects, well done to all those young folk involved in the organisation of the day.