Greetings

Greetings

Monday, 26 September 2016


Ahoy there! A Message from the Chadwicks

Hope all is well in the village.
You did mention putting a link on the blog for anyone who's interested ... a few people already receive the diary, but the site below gives our position on a map and John's passionate description of the process of getting there!

Blog.mailasail.com/dandelion

Unfortunately, there are no photos at this stage, we are working on that over the next week ... or in a couple of months, when we get good internet access!

Very best wishes ....
Sue and John
Las Palmas
Gran Canaria

Saturday, 24 September 2016

New Zealand Remembrance Ceremony



It was a grey blustery morning today as members of Bere Alston Royal British Legion and a few villagers gathered for a short ceremony to mark the anniversary of the tragic accident to ten New Zealand soldiers at Bere Ferrers station on this day 99 years ago.
Prayers were led by the Rev. Nick Law and the names of the ten soldiers was read by Stan Sherrell before he laid a wreath at the war memorial.
The centenary will be marked by a service at 16:10 on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Bere Ferrers railway station.



This poignant photograph, from the Alexander Turnbull Library (National Library of NZ), shows a lone New Zealand soldier standing on Bere Ferrers station platform in 1918 gazing at the accident spot.

Friday, 23 September 2016


It's Not Too Late to Enter!

We're just a week away from the Bere Apple Fest, but it's not too late to enter these two competitions with fantastic prizes!


















PLEASE NOTE: The Ugliest Apple Competition as advertised in Bere Link has been replaced by the Largest Apple Competition.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

New Zealand Soldiers Remembrance



Thanks to Eddie Ember for letting me know that there will be a gathering at Bere Ferrers war memorial on Saturday 24th Sept by the Royal British Legion to mark the 99th anniversary of the tragic death of 10 New Zealand soldiers at Bere Ferrers railway station during the First World War. It's fairly low key, with Royal British Legion standard bearers, a minister to say a prayer then the laying of wreaths. The participants start congregating at 1045am for an 11 o’clock remembrance, then disperse shortly after. Everyone is welcome to come and remember the victims of a tragic accident.
Next year, 2017, is the big 100-year anniversary, for which Eddie is in liaison with the New Zealand High Commission and military that will be a more formal affair involving lots more corporate bodies.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Road Closure



THE COUNTY OF DEVON (TEMPORARY RESTRICTION) (WOOLACOMBE CROSS TO HOLE CROSS, BERE ALSTON) NOTICE 2016
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING
DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that:
From FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 for a maximum of 5 days
Anticipated Finish MONDAY 3 OCTOBER 2016
Between the hours of 07:30 and 17:00
No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those length of roads.
Roads affected -
WOOLACOMBE CROSS TO HOLE CROSS, BERE ALSTON
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via - HIGH CROSS, THE DOWN, WOOLACOMBE ROAD AND VICE VERSA
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable -
DEVON HIGHWAYS MINOR DRAINAGE WORKS
For additional information contact:
SOUTH WEST HIGHWAYS - CUSTOMER LIAISON OFFICER
Telephone: 01404 821500
Dated: FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2016
David Whitton
Head of Highways, Capital Development and Waste
Devon Highways
Devon County Council
Lucombe House
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Ref: TTRO1618005