Village Voice by Rosie Warrilow – August 8th

This special week there is once again quite a lot of activity in A.G. On the 3rd August, St Andrew’s Church held its Sunday Worship with Michael Tagent.  The church was well attended and Mr Tagent’s talk,on Man’s capability to be so harmful to each other, was very moving and well received; the hymns were chosen to compliment the theme of the talk  based on the readings from Isaiah and Ephesians. The W.W.1 theme was strong throughout the service and the Church building was decorated to reflect the theme; the flower arrangements had a strong poppy influence as a respectful reminder of the occasion. The A.G  Project Group has been busy compiling a Roll of Honour, a list of names of the people commemorated on the War Memorial.  This valuable insight into the lives of our W.W.1 veterans includes a short written history of each of the men and women of our community, lost in during the Great War or as a result of being injured and later passing away. This fascinating document is well worth a read and can be found at the back of Church on the table by the door. Grateful thanks to Ros Brousson for her hard work in producing this historic folder. Our Church is open all day for visiting and for prayer. In Church this week and next there will be a collecting box for the British Legion, St Andrew’s has a service every week at 11am. The graves of many of our fallen are situated in the Churchyard. In the village tomorrow, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th there will be an exhibition of W.W.1 memorabilia, which will open at 12.noon until 5.30pm on both days, giving those who work an opportunity to view the exhibits. This promises to be a very interesting display and will provide a great chance to meet up and talk about the events of the war which was to end all wars. There will also be refreshments available in the shape of traditional tea and cakes, true to the period.

Also tomorrow it’s Village Show day – if you wanted to enter I’m afraid it’s too late for this year but there’s plenty of time to go and view the entries in the Village Hall. The hall is open to drop off your exhibits at 8.30am-10.30am.  The hall will then be closed to visitors for the judging to take place, re-opening at 2.00pm for visiting, admission by donation, with children free. The presentation of prizes will take place at 4.pm.

Our cricketers are playing away at Wembury this week and looking forward a couple of weeks, the Classic Car Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday between 11am-4pm with cream teas in the village hall.