Whilst on my recent Quarterly circular walk round the Village, delivering flyers and fixing posters onto the Notice Boards for our next (and imminent) Open Meeting, I could not help thinking that Spring was at last on the way. The early daffodils in many locations around the Village confirm that St. David’s Day and Easter will soon be with us. The daffodils are a reminder of the (literally) thousands of daffodil bulbs which were planted in many locations around the Village by the Marldon Millennium Group, set up in 2000 to celebrate the Millennium in many ways, and which survived for some years thereafter. The daffodils and the marker stones and commemorative plaques at the four extremities of the Parish boundaries are lasting reminders of the Millennium Group’s work. The History Group was formed in the following year.
I hope that you have by now seen the posters on the Notice Boards, and in other places, but if not, let me tell you that our next Open Meeting is on FRIDAY 8th MARCH, 7.30 as usual in the Village Hall. Our Guest Speaker will be Robert Hesketh, who will talk to us about “Smuggling in Devon – the Truth behind the Fiction”. We will also have on display a selection of little-seen photographs from our Archive – not relating to any particular subject but to various aspects of Village life in Marldon’s not so recent past, many of which have not been on display previously. For Members only, there will also be a selection of books (all Devon-related) to borrow without charge,.
The Meeting is open to all, free to Members and £2 to non-Members (coffee and biscuits included for all). If you wish to join us, membership is only £5 per year, but we look forward to seeing you anyway.
Tony Chidlow .. Chairman