Great War display to be extended

PUBLISHED: 09:39 11 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:39 11 July 2014

Kathy Moyle and Kim Holmes with the travlling poppy quilt which is on display at an exhibition in Salem Chapel to mark one hundred years since WWI. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 7037-27-14AW

Kathy Moyle and Kim Holmes with the travlling poppy quilt which is on display at an exhibition in Salem Chapel to mark one hundred years since WWI. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exb 7037-27-14AW

Archant

An East Budleigh church has held a special exhibition to mark the centenary of the start of World War One.

And the event at Salem Chapel has proved so popular that, having been due to end last weekend, it has been extended to run on weekends throughout July.

It features a number of exhibits which highlight the impact of the war on the local area, and includes work by pupils from Otterton School.

Salem Chapel’s Kathy Moyle said: “The exhibition has been very popular. The children’s display is magnificent – for 10-year-olds, they have done the most wonderful pictures.

“It has been wonderfully received and that’s why we thought we would keep it open, because we have had so many people asking to come back.”

One exhibit, which has sadly had to depart is a commemorative quilt, entitled We Will Remember, which has been made by South Devon Quilters for the Royal British Legion, and is touring Devon, before being raffled off to raised funds in November.

Kathy said it had proved very popular with visitors.

The remainder of the exhibition will now be open this weekend, July 12 and 13, next weekend, July 19 and 20, and the weekend after, July 26 and 27.

It should be open between 2pm and 5pm – look for the flag flying outside to confirm opening.

Entry is free, but donations will be welcomed.

Other News Stories

These photos and videos show firefighters at Newton Poppleford, where a fire broke out on a garage and spread to an adjoining bungalow.

The roof of the home was completely destroyed. Neighbours were evacuated to safety as the crews tackled the fire.

Read more

Managing director Mark Gribble spoke of his excitement at opening the business in Budleigh Salterton.

Read more

Multiple fire crews are tackling a garage fire at Newton Poppleford. The fire service said the blaze has spread to a bungalow and a neighbouring garage.

Read more
13:29

Visitors will have a chance to see the RNLI’s lifeboats at the Queen’s Drive station from 10am on Sunday, August 13.

Read more
13:24

The concert is being held in aid of Devon Air Ambulance, which is celebrating 25 years of service.

Read more

Defibrillator awareness seminars are being held in Budleigh Salterton on Wednesday, August 2.

Read more
10:07

Exmouth fundraisers have given a helping hand to Devon’s airborne lifesavers.

Read more
10:06

Youngsters at an Exmouth primary school have enjoyed a musical celebration, with help from pupils from another school in the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

Barbara Stratton-Knott, from Budleigh, was given the award after a vote by her fellow members.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Ride is situated in Beach Gardens on Exmouth seafront

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications