July 2010

Swallows successfully nest in Church Porch

This summer swallows have been successful in raising a family in the church porch. The parents can be seen swooping in and out of the porch and are a joy to hold on a warm summer evening.

Blaxhall Parish Council Meeting Dates 2010/2011

The dates of Blaxhall Parish Council forthcoming meetings dates have now been entered in the calendar.

Meetings take place at Blaxhall Village Hall and start at 7.30pm, and there is 15 minutes at the start of the meeting when members of the public can speak.

The Fromelles Connection - Exhibition in St Peter's for Pte Benjamin Richardson, 54th Battalion Australian Imperial Force

On 19th July 2010 the Commonwealth War Grave at Fromelles will see the final burial and dedication.

Here in Blaxhall we will remember Benjamin Richardson Jnr, he left Blaxhall in 1913 for a new life in Australia but his life was cut short when he was tragically killed at the Battle of Pheasant Wood, Fromelles 19th July 1916.

We don't have a picture of Ben but we do have a picture of his Memorial Plaque and a picture of his father, Benjamin Richardson Snr.

An exhibiton about the journey to find a DNA link for Ben Richardson can be seen during Open Churches week at St Peter's Church, Blaxhall.

Row family photo

Brenda hook has sent us two family photos. Ephraim and wifeEphraim and wife

And one of Willaim James Row. William James RowWilliam James Row