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Memories of the village

25 August 2017 - a day in the life of St Hilary

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It was an early start today with Caroline and Monica planting daffodil bulbs on No Man's Land. Around 200 have been planted so far - all generously donated by villagers.
 
After a coffee it was off to do a leaflet drop around the village to make locals aware of the Produce Market which is being held on 8 October. Early, you might say but we need surplus fruit and veg to make the produce that we intend to sell.

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The bench on the Downs

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This iron bench on the path up to St Hilary Downs has been rediscovered.  The inscription on the seat reads:
“This seat was given by Mrs Thomas Allen of 42 Connaught Square London in commemoration of the coronation of King George V 1911."
 
According the history documented on the St Hilary website Mrs Thomas Allen was the grandmother of Elgiva Ackland Allen. Click on this link to read more about the Ackland Allen family.
 
Thank you to Jane and Charles Williams from Stable Cottage, St Hilary for clearing the path to the bench. We can now enjoy the view!
 

Roger Ian Thomas (February 2017)

We have been contacted by Diane Evans from Cardiff about Roger Ian Thomas. He has sadly passed away at the age of 74. He used to come to St Hilary every Christmas to spend the day with a family in the village. But Diane does not know who he visited. If you can help, please contact me and I'll put you in touch.

 

Queen’s golden jubilee celebrations (June 2002)

Always up for a social event the villagers celebrated the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in June 2002 with a luncheon picnic on the green outside the Crescent. The bunting was raised and everyone raised a glass (or two!) to the Queen.
 To mark the occasion an extra bank holiday was announced for Monday 3 June 2002. 
 And the Palace issued 50 Facts about the Golden Jubilee 50 facts about the Queen's Golden Jubilee
(higher resolution photos on tne St Hilary Chit Chat Facebook page)

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A day in the life of St Hilary (24 November 2016)

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Today Caroline Neudegg and I took a stroll around the village to drop off leaflets about the festive coffee morning on Tuesday 6 December and at the same time we sought villagers views about adopting the village telephone box for community use.
 
It is surprising how the village always looks so quiet yet beneath the tranquillity it is buzzing with activity and at one point we wondered whether there was a secret code heralding our arrival as doors opened well before we reached the bell! 
 
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