JULY 2022

The beginning of June saw members and guests gather in the Village Hall for our summer social evening. In total 30 personnel attended an extremely interesting and illustrated talk by David Lemon, whose biography told us that he was a Zimbabwean Writer, Adventurer and Conservationist, now resident on Dartmoor, having been raised in the wilds of Central Africa. His talk to us was all about a ‘short’ walk of just under 1900 miles that he undertook some seven years ago now, three months before his seventieth birthday, when he became the first man in recorded history to walk the 1900 mile length of the Zambezi River, from its source as a spring under a tree to the vast delta in Mozambique. At the start of his talk he told us he would welcome any questions as long as nobody asked him “why” .. because he just couldn’t answer that!

Following his talk, the Chairman informed all members about a request from the residents of the Old School House who had asked if the school bell could be returned to its rightful place in the bell tower following any restoration work needed (paid for by them), as it was currently in the safe keeping of the History Group, having gone missing many years ago following the closure of the old school in 1964, only to be recovered years later buried under a garden hedge in Village Road! All were in agreement with this providing some provisos were made!
More on this as it unfolds!

A reminder well in advance that our next Social meeting is also our AGM, and it will take place on Friday 09th September, following a talk by the very much sought after speaker Simon Dell entitled ‘The Fair Arm of the Law.’ It is hoped that as many member as possible will attend and remain for the AGM, as last year just TWO members attended the AGM, rather disappointing.

Stay safe everyone.

Derek .. MLHG Chair
www. marldonlocalhistorygroup.com

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