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Our next village event will be Bible Study Series on 23rd October 2017 at 2:00 PM in The Old Manor, Landkey


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This image comes from a scan of a calendar page contributed by visitors to Landkey (on 10th August 2017) who had recently purchased a house in South Devon. On exploring their loft, they came across a calendar for 1964 and discovered this scene of St Paul's Church and Landkey Town bridge for July-August of that year. The house below the church, which is visible in the picture, was occupied by Mr and Mrs Mills with their daughters. Mr Mills was the Church Warden for many years and they left Landkey to live in Plymouth. Their house was demolished in 1964. We are grateful to the visitors for letting us have this picture and for Betty Parker for submitting it to be included on the village website. Image courtesy of Betty Parker (uploaded by C Waldron) 11th August 2017.
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From Charles Waldron on 8th August 2016:Subject: Vigil for Landkey War Dead

After their service on 7th August 2016, members of St Paul's Church held a brief vigil in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1. One hundred years ago that war was still raging and was claiming the lives of many soldiers, including some who lived in Landkey. In 1916, the Battle of the Somme was fought between July and November and was responsible for a large proportion of the military casualties.

The vigil took place beside a bed of poppies in the garden below the church. These poppies were planted in May this year using seed saved from poppies grown last year. Those poppies were grown from seed donated by the Diocese of Exeter in 2014 to mark the centenary of the outbreak war and they are named "Northlew" poppies in honour of the West Devon village which lost, proportionately, more of its soldiers than any other community in the UK in of World War 1.

The vigil included a roll-call of the names of the soldiers from Landkey who lost their lives in the Great War. Among the Landkey names called was that of Private Charles H Cornish who was serving in the 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment when he was killed at Maricourt in northern France on 13th October 1915, the only casualty recorded on that day. Also called were T J Gratton and R G Lock who were awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry. We are grateful to the descendants of Private Cornish for allowing this information to be made public.

From Charles Waldron on 3rd August 2016:Subject: Vigil by the Poppies

After the Family Service on 7th August we plan to hold a brief vigil in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1. One hundred years ago that war was still raging and was claiming the lives of many soldiers, including some who lived in Landkey. In 1916, the Battle of the Somme was fought between July and November and was responsible for a large proportion of the military casualties.

The vigil will take place beside the bed of poppies in the garden below the church. These poppies were planted in May this year using seed saved from poppies grown last year. Those poppies were grown from seed donated by the Diocese of Exeter in 2014 to mark the centenary of the outbreak war and they are named "Northlew" poppies in honour of the West Devon village which lost, proportionately, more of its soldiers than any other community in the UK in of World War 1.

The vigil will include a roll-call of the names of the soldiers from Landkey who lost their lives as well as readings.

From Richard Halliday on 9th July 2016:Subject: Parish Council Vacancy

Landkey  Parish Council needs to co-opt a new councillor. Anyone wishing to be considered should contact the Clerk Martin Isaac at ms.isaac@btinternet.com.

From Charles Waldron on 6th May 2016:Subject: Village website - contributions welcome!

It is encouraging to discover that this website is visited increasingly often. Since its establishment in 2013, visits have risen steadily from around 500 per month to 1200 in April 2016. Together with the Landkey Village Open Forum Facebook page (the link to which can be found on the left of this page) and the Landkey Newsletter, this website aims to offer Landkey residents access to village information and to share this with others.

Contributions from village residents are welcomed and these can include pictures of local interest (e.g. events), notification of forthcoming events, matters of concern, which can be raised via the Points of View page, as well as news items.

Events and Points of View may be added without the need to log in to the website. If you would like to add new items or upload pictures, feel free to contact me at cerwaldron@gmail.com and I will let you have login information.

This website is provided by Landkey Parish Council, together with Landkey Village Hall.

From Emma Marshall on 7th April 2016:Subject: Tidy Landkey Group.
After the successful Easter Egg hunt we can now set up a date as we have many names put forward to help get this group up and running.
What I need to know is whether people would rather meet at the weekend or weekday. If we could agree on a day at least its a start. Not everyone is going to beable to make every meet up.
I think the best thing to do is to meet up and start off with a litter pick. That way we will be walking around the village and spotting parts that need work.
If there is anyone that didnt put their name forward but would still like to join then please come on the day.
As I work alot of weekends it will be difficult to fit in a saturday. The only one I am free is the 16th April. I suggest that we meet at the Millenium Green and start from there. 10am - 12pm sound ok?
I can sort out grabbers to use and provide the bin liners....it would then be a case of disposing of the rubbish.
Please get in touch with me on 07400522051.