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.
Thanks to the generosity of Roger Barrett of Salcombe Maritime Museum, there are now five books available to download from the website. These titles describe Salcombe as a schooner port, explain the U-boat War off the South Devon coast from 1915 to 1918, recount life in Salcombe during the two world wars and finally narrate the tragic events which led to the loss of the Salcombe lifeboat in 1916. Find the books here.
Looking forward to seeing you at our 2018 Christmas Meeting.
2019 calendars will be on sale for just £5. An ideal Christmas present!
Should be an interesting evening.