Tears as the boxes arrived and were opened…

Well, today’s tears were the result of receiving some boxes from Calstock​. Boxes mainly of books, but also of a quite nice set of plates, cups and saucers, etc. But the one item that had me most in tears was a small unused notebook inside a notebook case with the name of John E. Bovey … Continue reading Tears as the boxes arrived and were opened…

1914—2014 an opportunity to commemorate and to highlight continuing work

It is New Year’s Day in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen. It is a year that will see us start the commemoration of the Great War. This afternoon I have been watching the debate in the House of Commons on 7 November 2013 on the motion, That this House has considered commemoration … Continue reading 1914—2014 an opportunity to commemorate and to highlight continuing work

Can we get behind the Centenary Poppy Campaign?

The Royal British Legion has announced the Centenary Poppy Campaign which will see them asking the public and local authorities to buy Flanders poppy seeds from B&Q to plant on their own land. Funds raised by the campaign will go towards the £1.6million the Legion spends each week on vital care and support to the … Continue reading Can we get behind the Centenary Poppy Campaign?