“AS we pay tribute to the World War II generation on #VEDay75, record your day in photographs and video for posterity.”
TRIBUTES will be paid on Friday 8 May from this generation to the Second World War generation who gave so much service and sacrifice during those turbulent times. And, from the safety of your home, it is hoped that you will join in with the activities.
There will be some prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chosen by the Mayor – but this is not about prizes, it is about showing as a town that we can still mark an important event in the spirit of those who came before us in the second world war – and we can still have fun too!
Friday, May 8 will see VE 75 activities at 3pm which is the time that Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced ‘Peace in Europe’ in 1945. On Market Hill in Hedon, a series of VE 75 events are planned including a brass band, singers, dancers and World War II re-enactments. There will be a 1940’s fancy dress competition for children. St Augustine’s Church will be hosting special VE 75 exhibitions over the weekend set up by the Hedon Museum and the Hedon Women’s Institute.
Get your entry forms in for the Hedon fun dog show “Scrufts”. The Haven Arms, Havenside in Hedon will once again host Scrufts, the town’s Dog Show organised by Hedon Town Council. The event is the 4th Scrufts organised by the council and proves a popular event each year. The dog show will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 11am in the marquee at the Haven Arms.
It was with great regret that Hedon Town Council received the news that Douglas Goulsbra, Master of the Guild of Mace Bearers and Honorary Burgess of Hedon passed away peacefully on 24 November 2019 aged 93. A service will be held at St Augustine’s Church, Hedon on Friday 6 December 2019 at 12.45pm followed by committal at Chanterlands Crematorium, Hull.
A FAMILY TREASURE HUNT will take place in Hedon on Sunday 15 September 2019. Those wishing to take part in this leisurely walk around the town solving clues (no car needed), should assemble at the Town Hall at 2:00pm. Adults – £2. Under 16 – £1. Under 5 – Free.
The Civic Team 2019-2020: Rev Sue Pulko (chaplain), Judith Macklin (town clerk), Yvonne Billany (mayoress), Cllr Colin Billany (Hedon mayor), John Dawson (macebearer), Cllr Sarah Rommell (deputy mayor), Cllr Jason Brindley (deputy’s consort).
Hedon Town Council – Elections 2 May 2019
Hedon Dog Show “Scrufts” – Sat 13 April 2019 at the Haven Arms. Closing date for entries – Wed 3rd April.
FUNDRAISING DINNER. In support of the Hedon Armistice Centenary Memorial appeal. Friday 2 November 2018. 7:30pm. Haven Arms – 3 course dinner, auction and entertainment. TICKETS £20. Dinner provided courtesy of the Haven Arms.
Bus Trip – Hedon to York Saturday 8 December 2018. Hedon Town Council is organising a coach trip to York. Whether for Christmas shopping, to visit the National Railway Museum, or enjoy other aspects of that vibrant, historic city, it’s sure to be a good day out!