Every November on Remembrance Sunday, the names of those from Lympstone who died in the two World Wars are read out at the War Memorial. It is always a moving moment. Some names still live on through families we know here. Over 80 young men from the village volunteered in 1914. By 1918 27 had died.
At the invitation of our local Royal British Legion, the Lympstone Players are planning a special Commemorative Production on 26th – 28th June to mark the centenary of the Great War. Based on the real-life experiences of one local volunteer (Henry Dimond) and his family, and told through fast moving scenes supported by music and film, this will be a poignant production laced with humour of the time.
It will be very much a community show and if you would like to be involved, or just find out more, please come to the Committee Room of the Village Hall on Monday 31 March or Wednesday 2 April at 7.30 p.m. Budding actors will be especially welcome – there will be non-speaking as well as speaking parts and you don’t need to have previous experience. But we also need people to help with backstage or front of house, publicity and so on. Please have a word with either Shirley Wilkes (265147) or Clive Wilson (264753) beforehand if you have any questions.