As regular contributors to our Parish Magazine will be only too aware, there are some months when it is not easy to find a subject, or some suitable material, to fill a regular space which it is hoped, will keep the reader interested. Of course many regular readers will have a particular part of the Magazine which they always read, either through a personal interest in a particular Village organisation or subject, or because they know that their regular choice will (usually) be interesting to them.
I like to think, and I’m sure the Editor does too, that many people who buy the Parish Magazine read it from cover to cover. If you don’t, why not give it a try for a few issues – you’ll be surprised at the range of the content, from the messages and announcements from the Church, the reports and news from local organisations, and the Parish Council, regular well-written pieces on a variety of subjects by regular contributors, puzzles, poems (humorous and otherwise), and of course the advertisements for every kind of help you can think of, from local traders and individuals. So why not settle down for half-an-hour with this magazine, you’ll be surprised at what you see and read!
Now – on to one of those more interesting bits – our Group’s next Open Meeting, which 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. We will also have a display of old photos and maps which we have called
“ A Century of Farms and Farming in Marldon”, which we are sure you will find interesting. There will also be a selection of books of local interest from the Group‘s collection, which will be available for Members only to borrow without charge.
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