Beer exhibition remembers war dead
A village remembers with a special exhibition in Beer to commemorate those who served and died in the world wars.
To coincide with the weekend of Remembrance Sunday, organisers in Beer have collated documents, photographs and letters to tell the story of those villagers who fought in the conflicts.
Richard Scott, who helped put on the exhibition in the Congregational Hall, said it was to coincide with the engraving of a new name onto the village war memorial.
The memorial will be re-dedicated this morning after the two-minute silence.
Allan Newton, who was born in Beer in 1891, and was killed on the Western Front in 1915, was missing from the list of names on the monument outside the congregational church on Fore Street.
You may also want to watch:
In October this was rectified after 96 years, and the exhibition, which starts this morning, will commemorate him and the 38 others from the village who died in the two world wars, together with those who served and returned.
It will run from until Sunday, and will be open from 11am to 5pm today, and from noon to 5pm over the weekend.
- 1 Ideas invited for new use of former Sidmouth utility building
- 2 New owner sought for prominent Sidmouth seafront businesses
- 3 Sidmouth woman's legal challenge over care home Covid deaths begins at High Court
- 4 Gold award success for Sidmouth and 'outstanding' community projects praised by South West In Bloom
- 5 Property of the Week: Fortescue Road, Sidmouth
- 6 Five Things to do in East Devon this October half Term
- 7 Keep safe and enjoy return of Tar Barrels spectacle
- 8 Sidmouth Repair Cafe set to reopen later this month
- 9 Supermarket chain planning four new stores in East Devon
- 10 Read all about it! Toto pays a visit to the bookshop
Admission is free, but donations to the Royal British Legion Poppy Fund will be welcomed.