(As reported in the Cornish &
Devon Post 1940)
WEEK ST. MARY REVEL - Evacuees see
hunt for first time
Although shorn somewhat of its usual
features and attractiveness, Week
St. Mary Revel was faithfully
observed by the local parishioners
over the weekend, and numerous Week
St. Mary natives paid their
customary visits to their homes and
The dedication services, on Sunday,
were conducted by the Rector and
drew large congregations. Mr. T.
Rogers presided at the organ
The meet of the South Tetcott
Hounds, under Harry, on Monday
morning, attracted about twenty
riders and a large crowd of
followers on foot. Creddicott Moors
provided two "kills" in full view of
the majority of walkers, much to the
delight of the locals, and to the
wonderment of the evacuees, most of
whom were having their first
introduction to such a sport.
Cawker's Moors gave the riders a
short, but brisk gallop until the
fox "went to holt," and hounds were
called off about 1 p.m.
Childrens sports were held in the
Rectory field, in the afternoon,
under the direction of Misses D.E.
Pratt, K.M. Jasper, M. Ridgman,
assisted by Mrs S. Stacey, Miss
Phillips, Messrs A.L. Stephens and
Results:- Flat races - Under 6. - B.
Pooley, P. Terry, J. Pearce. Under
8, boys. - B. Blackburn, A. Mills,
Ditto girls. - P. Pearce, P.
Perkins, P. Gilliam. Under 12, boys.
- A. Waterman, E. Mills, A. Rowland.
Ditto, girls (a). - Mary Holmes, S.
Jones, J. Pearce. (b). - M.
Davidson, M. Holmes, A. Tarrant.
Under 15, boys. - F. Cobbledick, M.
Stacey, F. Colwill. Ditto, girls. -
P. Petherick, E. Cobbledick. Egg and
Spoon Race. - Under 11, boys. - A.
Colwill, A. Waterman, D. Ramsey.
Ditto, girls (a). - S. Gilliam,
P. Gilliam, N. Smith. (c) - S.
Maddock, B. Lipscombe, D. Brent.
Ditto, under 15. - boys. - F.
Colwill, M. Stacey, F. Cobbledick.
Girls. - M. Rogers, A. Jones, P.
Petherick. 3-legged race. - Under
11, boys. - W. & A. Colwill, W.
Trace & J. Denham.
Ditto, girls. - S. Jones & H.
Pauling, M. Maddock & B. Tarvin, I.
Colwill & P. Pearce. Ditto, under
15. - M. Rogers & A. Jones, F.
F. Cobbledick, A. Waterman & D.
Ramsay. Pebble-picking. - Boys. -
Alan Waterman, D. Ramsey, W.
Colwill. Ditto, girls. - M. Maddock,
B. Tarvin, B. Perkins. Other events
had to be postponed.
Helpers at a public tea in the
Rectory Room, were Mesdames N.
Coles, E. Coles, H. Martin, J.
Cobbledick, S. L. Chidley, J.
P. Pearce, Misses A. Chidley, B.
Martin, M. Cobbledick, D. Treleaven,
E. & I. Martyn, assisted by Mesdames
Parnell & Kinsman.
A sweet stall was in charge of Mrs.
A. L. Stephens and Mrs. Coles, and a
hoop-la stall under Nurse Luxton.
At the harvest festival service, in
the evening, Rev. C. D. Kingdon
(Whitstone) paid his 44th revel
visit to preach the sermon. The
lesson was read by Rev. C. V. Lawson
The day concluded with a social, at
which the M.C. was Mr. J. H. Rogers,
and music was supplied by Mesdames
Marshall, Jones, Miss C. Hooper, and
Miss C. Masters.