The Commonwealth Graves Commission invited WI's to get involved in its' Living Memory Project 'in order to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.It was suggested that we might visit the graves of WW1 soldiers who were buried in our locality and stage a commemorative event.
Wookey Hole WI took up the challenge and not only visited several graves in the area, but the grandchildren of our secretary made crosses adorned with poppies and messages and placed them on the military graves.Many of the soldiers would have died as a result of their wounds or influenza.
We expanded our tribute to the fallen by creating a WW1 exhibition which featured stories of our own family members and those of local people who were part of the conflict. A bring and share lunch at Wookey Hole gave us time
to view the fascinating and often poignant items.
The children who took part in our project not only learnt about the Battle of the Somme ,which took place from July - November 1916 ,but they were able to explore their own family history too.
Thanks to Wells Museum for introducing us to Andy Webb and Sue .They assisted us in our research and loaned us some amazing exhibits including a WW1 helmet, shells and other military items.
A CALL FOR SCONES................
Would you be able to make and donate some
Scones for the Cream Teas and Talent event
on the 27th August?
Any contributions will be gratefully received.
Contact Sue Lee
Tel. 01749 675326
A CALL FOR PERFORMERS
We are looking for performers of all
sorts and all ages from Wookey Hole
to enter the talent competition to be
held on Bank Holiday Saturday 27th
August at our Church. Not just
musicians and vocalists but other
skills—stand up comedy, circus,
recitation, ballet, soloists, duets,
Prizes include a slot in the Wookey
Hole Music Festival on 10 September.
Don’t be shy. Register your interest
Tel. 01749 672754 or
The Parish Council has floated the idea of erecting a flagpole in the village by the old bus shelter. This would be part of the celebration of the 150yr anniversary of the PC
If anyone is interested and willing to store the flags and hoist them on specified days, the PC would consider funding . erecting and insuring it.
Interested parties please contact the Parish Clerk. More information available from