Wartime memories: On Saturday 9th July Yvonne Jordan of Peasmarsh had organised an afternoon devoted to Wartime Memories in the Memorial Hall. Her group of singers (Sing for fun) performed popular songs of the Forties, interspersed with some residents’ own personal memories of the Second World War.
Two Peasmarsh residents in their nineties had some very interesting memories. We were pleased to welcome Derek Cope (93) with his Chevalier de la Legion de l’Honneur medal, and to also hear Yvonne read out some memories of Michael Whiteman who was unable to attend. He has recounted his experiences in a book called The Long Walk.
During the interval some excellent refreshments were provided including Anzac biscuits, paste sandwiches and fairy cakes beautifully decorated in red, white and blue. Around the Hall there were also various posters and objects reminding us of those days.
At the end everyone enjoyed joining in the singing and the afternoon ended with an excellent Raffle.
A total sum of £264 was raised in aid of St. MIchael’s Hospice’s Phoenix Appeal and Yvonne Jordan would like to thank everyone who came and helped to make it such a successful afternoon
Regular events In the Hall: Brownies - every Monday at 8.30 pm until the summer break. Mothers and Toddlers - every Thursday at 9.30 am until the summer break. Yoga classes - every Wednesday at 7.30 pm and every Friday at 9.30 am. Zumba - every Thursday at 7.30pm
Peasmarsh Parish Council: is sponsoring Brighton and Hove Albion FC’s award-winning Albion in the Community Summer Club for boys and girls of all abilities at the Peasmarsh Recreation Ground. Wednesdays in August from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. Total cost for all 5 sessions is £20 or £5 per individual session. Places are limited to 30 per session and are open to all children living in Peasmarsh or attending Peasmarsh Primary School. Visit the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall website (www.peasmarshmh.btck.co.uk) to download an application form - to be returned with payment NO LATER THAN FRIDAY 22ND JULY.
Church services: Sunday 17th July, 8.00 am Holy Communion at Beckley. 10.00 am Proper 11. Holy Communion at Peasmarsh
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