South Petherwin WW1 100 Memory Day
In commemoration on the outbreak of World War One in 1914 the Parish organised a memory day on the 5th of April at the Methodist Chapel Hall. The aim was to gather as much information as 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. On display was information on each man plus maps of the battles they fought in, pieces of shrapnel and a shell found on the battlefields. It was pleasing to see the Daughter and Grand daughter of Cecil Westlake along with their cousin in attendance as was Darren Farmer the relative of Arthur Wonnacott. The event was very well attended with many relatives of men that served giving important information.
Phil Parsons, Parish Councillor:
This event has connected us all with a global tragedy set over one hundred years
ago across the sea .
local people shared their memories and tears as they recalled grandad or dads stories and silence. It has proved to be a powerful day
Ralph Finnimore 10yrs:
My dad found a WW1 medal when he was five in the back garden. (On display on the day) I've learnt loads of things including the story of two brothers (Westlake) who signed up but only one returned. Really enjoyed this event, great idea.
Annual Parish Council Meeting
The South Petherwin Annual Parish Meeting will take place this year on Wednesday 21st May at 7.00pm in the Village Hall. Refreshments will be served at 7.00 with the meeting proper starting at 7.30pm.
10 Years of the Parish Website
Not only has the Parish Magazine been running for ten years but this very website celebrates its tenth year having been established in April 2004. Again Phil Parsons was involved this time through the Parish Plan and I (Roger Pyke) suggested that a way of publicising the plan would be through a website. Little did I realise that the site would still be running after all these years and being popular as well. Thank you to all that have helped with keeping me informed on all parish matters.
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.