During an Evening Service in St Martin's Church, Fivehead, the local Branch of the Royal British Legion handed-over its old Standard to the Vicar, The Reverend Scott Patterson "for safe keeping in this Holy Church for evermore."
The Curry Rivel, Drayton and Fivehead Branch is one of the oldest branches in the Royal British Legion. It was founded 101 years ago in 1917 by ex-Servicemen, some of whom were back home recovering from wounds sustained during the First World War. It was not for another 19 years that the Branch received its first Standard in 1936. This Standard now hangs for safe keeping in St Andrew's Church, Curry Rivel. A second Standard was presented to the Branch in 1967 and dedicated by the Bishop of Taunton. It was this Standard that was laid-up recently in St Martin's Church, Fivehead.
A new Standard, paid for with generous public subscriptions, joined over 2,000 other Legion Standards last year at Ypres in Belgium to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the 'Great Pilgrimage' in 1928.
The next Branch event this year will be 'Summer Drinks' at Hurds Hill by kind permission of Mr David Holmes and Mr Clifford Lee on the evening of Friday 21 June 2019. The Volunteer Band from HMS HERON at Yeovilton will play incidental music. Tickets, priced at £10 each, will go on sale from around Saturday 1 June 2019 from Committee members and the 'One Stop' Shop in Curry Rivel. This event is also open to non-members of the Legion.
Caption for Accomanying Photo:
Colonel Tony Potter, Chairman, hands-over the old Branch Standard to the Reverend Scott Patterson in St Martin's Church, Fivehead. Also present were the Standard Bearer, Mick Brett (on the left) and the two Escorts, Andy Anderson and Bob Willis.
More news from Curry Rivel
The Parish Council are pleased to announce the re-introduction of our Parish Council Shorts! The aim is to provide a quick summary of the key issues arising from the most recent meeting. 1. Planning applications at Portfield, Heale Wold and the Dovecot in Heale Lane were approved.2. Changes to publishing Parish Council minutes- in future draft minutes will be issued to the website within 2...
Chris Cox is running a general first aid training session on Sunday 26th January from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Langport Red Cross Centre. Open to all, the course is entirely practical and will teach and give practice in the basic skills necessary to preserve life and stabilise casualties until the professionals arrive.Topics will include Heart Attacks, Strokes, Severe bleeds, Choking, Allergic...
The December Curry Rivel Parish Council Meeting will be held at the Village Hall, Thurs 5th Dec 2019 at 7.30pm.All are invited to attend.Included as PDF's to view online or download are the Agenda, Planning Report and the draft minutes of the 7th Nov 2019 PC Minutes (to be approved at the Dec meeting)The documents can also be found on the following website pages:http...
St Catherine's Church
URC Chapel, Wiltown
St Andrew's Church