South Petherwin WW1 100
In commemoration on the outbreak of World War One in 1914 the Parish is organising a memory day on the 5th of April at the Methodist Chapel Hall. The aim is to gather as much information as is possible on those men that fell, which will enable a booklet to be produced in their honour and distributed to every household in the Parish. Funding for the project is being sourced and much of the military background has already been written. What is hoped from the day is the personal details from descendents and even hopefully photos. On display will be the information for each man plus maps of the battles they fought in, pieces of shrapnel and a shell found on the battlefields. So if you are related to anyone that served in that terrible War or have a personal memory please come along and share with us.
Has Horace Westlake’s WW1 Bible been truly found?
After a lot of research, we may have proof that the Bible that Horace Westlake died with at the Battle of Loos in September 25th 1914, has been found. With the help from his nieces Myra Ellacott and Pamela Holt, we have managed to piece together much of Horace’s life. Now with the discovery of another of South Petherwin’s fallen, Fred Jasper’s Bible (thanks goes to Mrs. Brown), we can now see the similarities within both inscriptions. The small flash video below starts with what is believed to be Horace’s Bible inscription before it slowly morphs into Fred’s Bible. Given that the Bible’s dates are the same and that they were of similar age, its quite likely that they were good friends
10 Years of the Parish Magazine
Derek Pitman, Phil Parsons and John Belsey meet up to celebrate ten year run of the South Petherwin Parish Magazine. John Belsey and more recently Derek Pitman have left the magazine committee with the sole founding member Phil Parsons continuing. John recalled how the first edition was produced by Phil and himself in his living room, " it was a challenge but we, the gang of three , wanted to make a go of it and it seems ten years on we started a worthwhile parish project.
Recycling Collection dates
Both rubbish and recycling are collected on a WEDNESDAY. Rubbish is collected every week; recycling and garden waste (for subscribers) on alternate weeks.