Hutton Roof and Newbiggin

Between the Lakes and the Dales

St John's 125 Year Anniversary
Events from 2006

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The church was 125 years old in 2006.

On Country Fair and Fell Race Day (Saturday 27th May 2006) a lovely display of the history of the last 125 years was put on. See photos of the displays. Also there were displays about the past Vicars of the church and many local photos and artifacts. The church was also beautifully decorated with floral displays and the children's art competition. £180 was raised from the plants, preserves and bric-a-brac stalls.
See the Westmorland Gazette Report here

Wreath  laid in  memory of TB Hardy in Rossignol Wood on the Somme.

In late June 2006 Anne Huntington from Hutton Roof post office kindly made a wreath which contains the following message:"Rev. T.B. Hardy, V.C.,D.S.O.,M.C. with remembrance from the villagers of Hutton Roof, Cumbria". The wreath was taken to the Somme and David Raw, Hardy's biographer, fastened it to a tree in Rossignol Wood. This was one of the places where the Reverend Hardy performed one of many selfless acts of courage in rescuing a young soldier for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

David Raw's books are available at Hutton Roof Post Office or direct Tel: 017683 53941

Cemetery Entrance David Raw Wreath Rossignol Wood

One of the villagers of Hutton Roof, Marilyn Edwards, who is currently researching a novel she is writing about the Rev. T.B. Hardy went on the trip to the Somme which was led by David Raw and presented the wreath to him in honour of Hardy's memory on behalf of the village.
Marilyn asks if anyone has any anecdotes that they know about Hardy and his activities around Hutton Roof before he went to war would they be kind enough to email her on or phone her on 015242 71519. Thank you very much.

Pictures from the anniversary display in the church:
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