South Hill Remembers W. N. Stephens

Private William Nicholas Stephens Aged 28 The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Born 1888 son of Stephen and Harriet Stephens, of 1 Pear Tree Row, Callington. (Pear tree bungalows Well Street.) Died: Monday 18 September 1916 (aged 28) ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE Enlisted at Dartmouth, Devon Died of wounds, Flanders, Interred Etaples Military Cemetery, […]

April 2024 Saltash 7miler

Starting at Saltash Leisure Centre car park. We explored the back roads to the Brook, to Salt Mill with interesting art, took the “beach” passing a Boundary stone, Up onto Marlborough, Old Ferry Rd. Up to THE CROSS. Down to the Waterside, Brunel statue, artwork, Mary Newman’s cottage, interesting Coombe Wood to Bishop Cornwall school […]

South Hill Remembers Them

The names of those on our war memorialPrivate John Garfield Doney Aged 21 The London Regiment.Son of William & Martha Doney, Wagmuggle. Read more Private Thomas Drew Aged 29 The Somerset Light InfantrySon of Mr & Mrs William Drew from Pensilva Read more Private Percy Jenkin Aged 22 The Duke of Cornwall’sLight Infantry. Before enlisting, […]

Church Matters December 2019

So, we’re back into the Christmas season again, and one that might prove just a little different from recent years. As I write this article I have yet to see the 2019 John Lewis TV advert, or indeed any promise that it will arrive this year (a quick scan of their website is remarkably lacking […]

Church Matters – October 2019

The three words that can save your life – so ran the BBC news headline that recently caught my eye. Reading through the corresponding article I learned of a group of friends who had got lost in a forest on a dark wet night. They had no idea where they were and so, finding a […]

April 2019 – Church Matters

So, another quirky news article headline catches my eye – “How smart car technology could help you sleep” (Lifestyle section of The Guardian, 24 February). The article speaks about a new development by engineers at Ford, the car-maker. They have adapted the Lane-Keeping technology that can be found in many new cars so that it […]

Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour Servicemen from South Hill Parish who died in the two world wars 1914-18 and 1939-45 Private John Garfield Doney Aged 21 The London Regiment. Son of William & Martha Doney, Wagmuggle. Private Thomas Drew Aged 29 The Somerset Light Infantry Son of Mr and Mrs William Drew from Pensilva Private Percy Jenkin […]

Church Matters December 2018

The Christmas season is upon us. Have you ever heard people say that Christmas is really for the children? I think the implication is that as we get older the fascination and excitement about Christmas somewhat dies down – we tend not to view it in the same way that we once did. When I […]

Church Matters

Church Matters There are times when I’m intrigued by the lives of well-known personalities. So often they can be seen to be achieving so much in their lives, and yet at times there emerges the frailties that they can suffer in their more private moments. There can be no doubting the influence and success that […]