Chairman Ken Prowse and the committee of Salcombe History Society would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The adverse weather conditions unfortunately meant that several members were not able to attend the final Salcombe History Society meeting of 2018 but those who did brave the elements were treated to a fascinating and entertaining talk and slideshow by Billy ‘Scratch’ Hitchen who was promoting his autobiography, ‘”Scratch” A Salcombe Boy’. He recounted his childhood spent in Salcombe and then some of his maritime escapades. Following a break for refreshments, the eagerly anticipated raffle was drawn and the Society’s thanks go to the many businesses and individuals who generously contributed prizes. The Society’s next meeting will be the AGM in March 2019.
The sun shone as the people of Salcombe gathered to remember and give thanks for the contributions made and lives lost by the soldiers and civilians during the First and Second World Wars. As in the past, Salcombe History Society was represented by Chairman Ken Prowse who laid a wreath during the Service of Commemoration, which took place at Salcombe War Memorial on Cliff Road on the morning of Sunday 11th November 2018.
A wreath commemorating the participation of ‘The Salcombe Boys’ in the First World War was laid at The Cenotaph in London on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, November 11th 2018. Louise Murch attended the wreath laying and walk past which followed.