Dittisham Village Voice July 8th 2011


It was a glorious sunny day for the wedding of Laura Drury to Edward Tucker last Saturday, July 2nd.  (see photo caption Laura and Edward Tucker by the river  at Dittisham) Laura’s grandmother, Phyllis, married Ken Trant  and her daughter, Helen Trant,  mother of the bride, married Peter Drury in St George’s Church.  Three generations how lovely. It was a beautiful,  traditional wedding taken by Prebendary Philip Luff  with readings, by members of the family, from Khalil Gibran and Corinthians.  The heady perfume of white and pink lilies filled the church as a radiant Laura came up the aisle on her father’s arm to a sun tanned Edward so handsome in his tails and embroidered waistcoat.  The couple met at Pony Club many years ago and the bridesmaids were all friends from that time.  The reception was held at the Drury’s home Quarry Lake Farm..  Then, on Sunday, July 10 there is  the church gift day at Fairholme, Riverside Road.  Raffle Prizes and bottles for the bottle stall are still needed please contact Gil Hayward on 722 274.ay aywaH

After a demanding race off Dartmouth on Saturday June 25, described in this column last week, 6 boats and about 30 people from the Devon Area of the Old Gaffers Association had a more relaxing Sunday.    Sailing.  motoring and rowing up to Sharpham on the tide, for wine tasting followed by lunch at The Vineyard Café. (see photo taken on the quay at Sharpham)

Many of you will remember the days when the United Benefice was St George’s Dittisham, St Peter’s Cornworthy and  St David’s Ashprington.  It is important  to keep up these community  ties..   A  photographic competition is being held as part of the back-up for the Heritage Lottery Fund's grant of £35,500 for St Peter's restoration. The subject of your photograph must be either the outside or something on the inside of Cornworthy Church or some aspect of Cornworthy Priory. The closing date for entries is 31 July.  For an entry form please call Anthony Hawkes on 01803 732 591