As many of you know, Edward Hannaford organised a reunion lunch every year. Edward Hannaford's Reunion Lunch is held annually on the last Thursday of May and as he is no longer with us we have decided to perpetuate this event. The words below are from organiser Virginia Lown:
Hi Everyone! It has fallen to me to organise the Salcombe Lunch which Edward Hannaford used to hold. This is a very last minute thing so please, I would like some help. I have booked the Yacht Club for 25th May 1 - 1.30, and hope to hold a delicious three course lunch, costing probably a maximum of £12.50. BUT I desperately need to know how many would like to come. Please say you will come. Remember it's a wonderful way to catch up with people you have not seen for ages, as well as to make new Salcombe friends. Could you let me know soonest if you would like to attend as I need to give numbers. Thank you all - Look forward to seeing you!
Thursday 26th January 2017 marks the centenary of the Hallsands disaster. On that night in 1917, the combination of an easterly gale and exceptionally high tides saw the majority of the fishing village swept into the sea; just one house was left standing.
An exhibition of old photos and memorabilia of the village is being held in St Andrew’s Church, Beesands from Thursday 26th January to Saturday 28th January and several events are planned for the day of the centenary itself (Thursday 26 January 2017).
11.00 am - 3.30 pm - Gate to the old village unlocked for anyone to visit.
3.00 pm - Lord Lieutenant unveils a commemorative plaque by the coastal path above the old village.
3.30 - Walk to Beesands to ‘re-enact’ the escape made by the villagers when the storm died down.
4.30 - Lord Lieutenant visits the exhibition in St Andrew's Church
6.00 – commemoration service in St Michael’s Church, Stokenham in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant and other dignitaries.
7.30 onwards – Crab supper at The Cricket Inn, Beesands. Access is by ticket obtained by emailing Jonathan Hale: Jonathan@interfreightuk.com .