The meeting was very well attended, thank you to all who were there and a Happy New Year to everyone. Thank you also to those who contacted me to confirm the location of the photograph of Florence Walls at her home “Avalon” in last month‟s report. We now know that the house is one of a group on the A370 at Lympsham just before the Hobbs Boat. It is believed it is now called “Erinsmead”.
The evening began with a discussion on the draft Constitution and it was unanimously agreed to adopt the Constitution as drafted. Subsequently, the three main formal appointments were proposed and agreed as :-
Chair - Colin Loader
Secretary - Nigel Lloyd-Jones
Treasurer - Anne Loader
The Parish Council will be informed of these decisions.
A meeting with Nick Tolley (last month‟s report) concerning the War Memorial was reported on. Nick is related to Neville Curry and confirmed that two of the figures were modelled on the father & uncle of Neville Curry. Arthur Ruskin Emery was the stone mason and Nick was able to show us a photograph of the RFC Officer in uniform identical to the pose on the War Memorial.
Yvonne Claridge then gave a talk on East Brent Schools following her review of some of the records. A brief outline of Yvonne‟s talk is :-
Yvonne‟s talk included several photographs of the school including these of planting bulb around the War Memorial in 1973. We have a few names but if you particularly recognise anyone, please let me know.
Yvonne also showed this photo of a Church Pageant in 1968/69. Names are also given below but please let me know of any addition/corrections.
All meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month - 7:00 pm in the Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome.