Messages from exiles and visitors
Hi, my name is Lucy Griffin and I lived with my family at New Beaupre House from 1954 until 1967. I am trying to find my childhood friends who lived at Erw Vain house just outside the village. There were 4 daughters Wanda, Juliet, Michelle and Carey, believed to have moved to Buckinghamshire. They always had lots of animals. I would love to hear from them or anyone else that knew me. I still hold St Hilary in my heart and visit when am in Wales, hoping to find some old friends.
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I am researching my family tree and I have managed to take one branch of my family, the Howes, back to the late 1600s. As far as I can see all the Howes in St Hilary at that time were related and I was wondering if anyone can offer any further information about this family or life in St Hilary at that time.
I would like to wish the villagers a very happy and successful Right Royal Occasion for Friday 29th! I think it is a fabulous idea and great to bring back the village sprit. I have fond memories of St Hilary and of winning the village carnival in June 1977 (Silver Jubilee year) dressed as the Queen (I was only 10) and my aunt lent me her Corgi to finish off the outfit!
The Pope family lived in St Hilary for many generations and many now rest quietly in the churchyard. No doubt many will be thanking you for giving the village its heart back. St Hilary will always be "home" to me no matter where in world I am.
Have a fabulous day. I hope to see some photos on the web site.
Jane Edwards (nee Pope)
Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand