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Lympstone of Old: New church window dedicated

15:28 17 October 2011

Old Lympstone

Old Lympstone

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January 1958, Sir Edmund Hillary has just arrived at the South Pole, “Tea for the Goons” are entertaining families of all ages, whilst the younger generation have just heard Jerry Lee Lewis’s Great Balls of Fire has been knocked off the top of the charts by Elvis Presley’s Jailhouse Rock.

Lympstone would never make national news at this time, although the Exmouth Journal’s Lympstone Notes and News, by Anne Walsingham, keeps the village well informed and contains the following for Saturday, January 18, 1958.

New window for Lympstone Church, dedicated to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has been enhanced and embellished by the gift of a new East Window, presented by Admiral Sir Arthur Peters as a memorial to the Peters family.

The window, which replaces the pane-glass existing since the chancel was extended in 1928 (see photo of the 1928 - 1958 window), will be dedicated by the Bishop of Exeter, the Rt Rev R C Mortimer.

Designed by Mr Cooper-Abbs and executed by Messrs Wippells of Exeter, the window has four lights, the two central panels depict the Crucifixion, flanked by the Nativity and the Ascension.

Other news was the Brownies pantomine Robin Hood and the Butcher, produced by their Brown Owl, Mrs B Madge. Taking part were Jean Dunton, Margaret Doak, Jane Ellis, Winifred Pearcey, Teresa Ellison, Susan May, Margaret Ellis, Jane Jackson, Janet Saunders, Diana Reed, Wendy Jones, Valerie Mellish, Valerie Pearce. Pianist was Mrs M Doak.

Fifty WI members decided on dinner at the St George and the Dragon Hotel, Topsham, by coach, instead of a Christmas party. While 35 pupils of Lympstone Methodist Sunday School attended a party in the School-room, with Mr Gerald Land acting as Father Christmas and every child was given a surprise parcel, including games and a festive tea.

Lympstone History Society’s winter programme starts on Wednesday, October 19, with “ A Trip Down Memory Lane” showing slides taken by Miss Ursula Perry, mainly in the 1980s, of Lympstone and its characters. This will be held in the Methodist Church starting at 7.30pm admission £3.

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