2012 Allhallows Day
War Memorial Plaque
On Saturday 3rd November, 2012 some 20 OHs gathered outside the former Cricket Pavilion at Rousdon for the unveiling of the War Memorial Plaque that has been erected on the south side of the building. Brigadier Nigel Speller MBE OH conducted the short dedication service and unveiled the plaque. An anonymous donor paid for half of the cost of the plaque which was made and engraved by Dixon Memorials, Bridport.
When the estate was sold in 1998 the wooden memorial plaque that was fixed to the wall inside the Pavilion was lost but, fortunately, Derek Blooman managed to find a photograph of the plaque and the wording on that unveiled on Saturday is the same as that on the original.
The Pavilion is now the home of John and Ann Broome who have converted it into a very comfortable home and the Club is very grateful to them for allowing the plaque to be erected and for agreeing to the unveiling ceremony to take place although they were unable to be present.
Allhallows Memorial Service
The annual Memorial Service was held in St Paul’s Church, Honiton on Saturday 3rd November in the presence of some 40 OHs and friends.
Brigadier Nigel Speller MBE OH conducted the service and Vernon Burchell produced wonderful sounds from the organ which he describes as being very good indeed. The Mayor of Honiton was present at the service and read a Lesson. After the service whilst some visited the Allhallows Museum which had been specially opened, others took tea and biscuits in the church.
Many asked about the future of St Michael’s Church, Honiton where the Allhallows Memorial Chapel is located. Unfortunately again this year the Church closed for the winter at the beginning of October, making it impossible for us to hold our Annual Service at St. Michael’s. However there are moves afoot to try and secure the future of the Church which would enable the Annual Memorial Service to be held in the Memorial Chapel once again.
Many of the OHs and friends attending had lunched before the service at the Hare & Hounds Inn, between Sidbury and Honiton which has recently been extended to provide a larger area for eating.