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Commemoration of the end of World War 1
Seaton Town Council played its part in the Battle's Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I.
Organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Battle's Over took place on November 11th 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and at scores of locations overseas, including New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany to name but a few.
Seaton's Commemoration to mark this event was held at Jubilee Gardens, Seaton Seafront, commencing at 6.30pm and finished with the lighting of a Beacon at 7.00pm, one of over 1000 Beacons being lit across the country.
Despite strong winds and the threat of rain, hundreds of people turned out to take part in Seaton’s Beacons of Light – led by the Town Council, St Gregory’s Church, Crossroads Christian Centre and the Royal British Legion.
Following a short commemoration of prayer, WWI songs, poems and stories from the servicemen and women of the time, the beacon was lit by the Chairman of Seaton Town Council, Cllr Peter Burrows. This was one of more than a thousand beacons being lit across the country to mark this special event.
Councillor Jack Rowland spoke a few poignant words during the ceremony, saying that he would like to take the opportunity to thank the members of the Royal British Legion, St Gregory’s Church, the Crossroad Christian Centre and the staff and Councillors of Seaton Town Council for helping to make this commemoration happen.
“World War 1 was described at the time as the war to end all wars, but subsequent history sadly proved otherwise.
Of the 6 million British service people who were mobilised, 704,803 lost their lives with many more thousands suffering life changing physical injuries and mental health issues. 32 service people with Seaton connections made the ultimate sacrifice that illustrates that every city, town, village and hamlet in the U.K. was affected by the scale of the conflict. The numbers involved are staggering and we owe so much to our service people who fought to protect the freedoms we enjoy today in the U.K.
As well as paying our respects this is also an opportunity to look forward as symbolised by the lighting of the beacon this evening. With all the current tensions in the world the current and future generations always need to remember and understand the past to try and ensure we never experience a repetition on the scale that happened 100 years ago.”
The following pictures were taken by Keith West who has kindly shared them with us.
St Gregory's Commemoration Service at 11am on Sunday 11th November 2018
Town Crier RoleSeaton Town Council wishes to appoint a Town Crier to attend Seaton based civic events such as markets, the Christmas light switch on and Town sponsored events.
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Please submit a letter of interest and an accompanying CV by Monday 5th November at 12 noon.
Storm Callum Fails to Stop Seaton's 100th parkrun on 13th October 2018
Last Saturday (13 October) saw the 100th Seaton parkrun. This free, weekly, timed 5k has been taking place on the seafront every Saturday since November 2016 and the occasional storm has provided the organisers with a few challenges over the months. None as difficult as Storm Callum last weekend which deposited a lot of the beach on West Walk on Friday and threatened to add to it during the gale force winds and high tide on Saturday morning. Undaunted the Seaton parkrun core team decided to reroute the run using just East Walk.
An amazing 176 hardy parkrunners turned up to run, jog or walk the new route and to celebrate the 100th Seaton parkrun. Battling the wind did not deter locals and visitors alike and we even welcomed 22 newcomers who hadn't previously taken part here. Prizes were awarded to those with the most Seaton parkruns under their belts - The Churchill family, Rachel, Evelyn, Lila and Dean, who between them have chalked up 245 runs an average of more than 61 each; Julie Haines who took the prize for most runs by a woman with 67; John Mellodew and Martin Owen jointly completing 67 runs each; and under 11s Oliver Hawkins, 42 runs, and Cecelia Davies, 37, receiving the boy's and girl's prizes. Our most senior participant (from the comfort of a bench by the finish line) known fondly has "full English" Earnest received a prize for turning out to cheer whatever the weather.
Celebratory cake was kindly provided by Pebbles Cafe and Susi Sadler. Axe Valley Pedallers joined us to celebrate and to repeat their "Run like Froome". A good time was had by all despite the blustery conditions.
Co-event directors Tony Smith and Carol Austin declared themselves to be as proud as punch at the fabulous turnout and the wonderful team of volunteers who make this event possible every Saturday.
If you would like to take part in parkrun please come down to the seafront any Saturday by 8:55am for a 9am start. Everyone is welcome. You can walk, jog or run and no one is last as there is always a tail walker in an orange tabard and clip-on tail! Under 11s are welcome but must take part with their parent or other responsible adult and may not run alone. More information can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/seaton/
Carol Austin - Event Director - Seaton parkrun
Pic: Runners battle Storm Callum at the 100th parkrun Pic: Cecelia Davies receives her chocolate medal for most Seaton parkruns for an Under 11 years female competitor.