Many of you reading this Report will have heard, either on the “grapevine”, or the Notices on the Village Notice Boards, or even on the History Group’s website, about the bad news with regard to the rock fall behind the Village Hall some weeks ago. The Notice is also displayed elsewhere on this website, so there is really little excuse for not attending the “Afternoon Tea” in the Hall in support of the Appeal by the Village Hall Committee, on SUNDAY 5th MAY between 3.00 pm and 6.00 pm. The Hall is a major asset not only for the Marldon community, but for the many groups and organisations from outside the Village, who use the Hall because of it’s first class facilities. The Village Hall Council relies on the income from it’s lettings of the Hall (and of course all profit from the Apple Pie Fair) to maintain and improve the Hall, to keep it’s reputation as one of the best (if not the best) Village Hall In South Devon.
The Group’s next Open Meeting is on FRIDAY 14th JUNE, when we have what promises to be an especially interesting talk, mainly because much of it directly concerns our locality here in our small part of South Devon. The title is “William, Prince of Orange and his 1688 Glorious Revolution in South Devon”, and follows William’s incredible and historic journey from Holland to Brixham. We will find out who he met, what he did and where he stayed in Brixham, Paignton and Newton Abbot. Our Guest Speaker will be Phil Badcot, who as well as being a native Devonian, is the co-ordinator of local history at Torquay Museum. He is a new Speaker to our Group, so please come along. The Meeting will start at 7.30 in the Village Hall, and is OPEN TO ALL. Group Members are admitted free, and non-Members £2. As usual, coffee and biscuits are included.
We look forward to seeing you, and your friends.
Tony Chidlow .. Chairman