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West Felton

The Branch met in the village hall on Monday 6th October. Members were informed that Legion meetings would continue to be held in the village hall for the foreseeable future. Correspondence from HQ included information on changes to the collection of membership subscriptions coming in next year.

AGM - No nominations were received for the roles of Chairman or other officers. The AGM will be held before the November meeting commencing at 7:30pm on Monday 3rd in the village hall.

Private ALBERT FOULKES, Service No 10191, 1st Batt, King’s Shropshire, Light Infantry was born at Moorside, West Felton, 1892, eldest son of Thomas Foulkes and Eleanor Foulkes. He had 5 sisters and 2 brothers. He died in the early months of the war, killed aged 22, in action in Belgium on 24 October 1914. Named on the war memorial, Albert was the first West Felton man to die in WW1. He is be included in a service of remembrance at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury on 29 October 2014. It is hoped that the service will be attended by as many West Felton people as possible.

THE FORESTER’S HOUSE - Notice was given of a new play about Wilfred Owen being put on by The LADS (Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society) in November.

PEDAL 2 PARIS - Andy Young reported that the four-day, 460 kilometre adventure from London to Paris in September was great fun. There were more than 300 cyclists of all ages and abilities. They were well looked after, from accommodation and transport to the mechanics, outriders and sports physios, just like the Tour de France. He is very grateful for all the donations received from the people of West Felton. His total sponsorship amounted to more than £1140 for the Poppy Appeal.

REMEMBRANCETIDE - Arrangements were made for the various events. The Head Teacher has let it be known that the school has been preparing a very exciting programme for the concert on Friday 7th November.