Well, it's all over.
A great success !
Our booklet may be downloaded as a .pdf.
Click here for "follow up".
This was our ad :-
About a dozen Open Gardens
Flower arrangements in the Church
Village Allotments Open
Saturday, 26th June, 2021
10:30 a.m.—5 p.m.
Tickets ("Passports") on sale
in the Village Hall in the morning, and
in our Church in the afternoon.
Free parking & toilets at the Village Hall
Coffee, Cakes & Cream Teas
10:30 – 12:30
14:30 - 17:00
The Okeford Store
and their new cafe
will be open all day,
The Royal Oak will be open from 3 p.m.
ALL PROCEEDS TO CHURCH FUNDS
We would very pleased to have your comments & feedback, and to help us next time, we would like to know where you came from that day, and where you first heard of this event or where you saw a sign for it.
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The event was in Aid of St Andrew’s Church
A brief history of the Church may be found here.
For several years Andrew Vickers, Chairman of our History Group, has been researching official records and talking to relatives of the sixteen young men from Okeford Fitzpaine who were killed in the First World War. This painstaking research has been recorded in a book “The Butterboys in Battle” with new information and photographs being added all the time. These sixteen lads grew up, played, went to school, and worked together. They joined up together and some even died together. Many played in the village football team, known as “The Butterboys” as most were employed by Hill View Dairy. A new housing development, The Old Dairy, off Higher Street, now stands on the site. The book is a permanent testament to ensure their sacrifice will not be forgotten. A copy is available to read in the Church.
Also, we are proud of our commemorative bench outside the Okeford Stores, paid for by funds raised by the very pro-active Village Community Group. Please take time to sit on the bench and look at a copy of that book, kept in a box at the side of the bench. Andrew updates both copies as new information comes to hand, but if you would like a printed copy as it is now, ask here.