It is with very great sadness that we have heard of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

It was in Devon as a young naval officer, training at Britannia Royal Naval College, that Prince Philip met and later married Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Not surprisingly therefore the County has been important to them both throughout their lives and they have visited us here many times.

We give thanks for a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.

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by | May 2nd, 2012

Monday 4 June

11am – Belstone Youth Group – Crown making in the village hall.

Church bells will be run at noon with a short service at 12.30pm in the Church or on the Green if dry.  At 12.45pm there will be a group photograph of everyone living in the village.

2.30pm – afternoon teas in the village hall.

6.30pm – Village hall to host a hog roast and party.

The day’s celebrations finish at 9.30pm with the lighting of the beacon on Watchet Hill.

Guests are asked to bring their own drinks and glasses to the hog roast.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and organisers ask that only guide dogs are allowed at the hog roast and party.

Guests from outside the parish are welcome but are asked to make a contribution to the honesty box on the day.

For details – call Sharon Cooper on 01837 840909 or email:

[email protected]