Monday, 10 October 2016

November Entertainment at the BFS Club!

Blues at the Club

In between visits to Derriford Hospital to see my seriously ill wife, I popped in the BFS Club on Saturday night to join the cognoscenti gathered to listen to bluesman Jerry 'The Horse' Horsey. The first half was full of traditional blues, from the likes of Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Elmore James, played on a variety of guitars. In the second half Jerry was joined by his old pal Gareth Hedges. An appreciative audience thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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!

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.