In November the nation will be commemorating the end of WW1 and here in Rocester plans are already being made to make our own village contribution to the event.

The Church will be having a WW1 themed weekend. As the event revolves around the traditional Remembrance Service and therefore the Church building, the Parish Council will offer their support by encouraging other organisations and venues to contribute a whole village approach. The WW1 weekend 4 years ago commemorating the start of the war proved to be a very successful community effort and it’s hoped that the village will come together to celebrate the Peace.

More details are to follow but any ideas would be gratefully received.

Although we managed to find out quite a lot about the men whose names are on the war memorial, we are still very short of information about the men who served but returned.


Rocester Local History Group

We finished off the series of farming families by looking at the Prince family, some of whom were Primitive Methodist local preachers and there are plaques commemorating them in the old Bourne Methodist Chapel on the High Street. A foundation stone was also laid but sadly the condition of the stone now is very poor.

There are no meetings in July and August but in September on the second Tuesday

a presentation about Rocester Bridges is being planned.


Nineteen of the members enjoyed lunch at Denstone Farm shop for the June meeting In July.  They are back at the Church in the evening for a Beetle Drive and these evening usually create a great deal of amusement.

August 21st is the trip to Southport and names are now being collected.


Rocester and District Camera Club

The Club doesn’t resume its meetings till September when it starts with a Show and Tell session of photos taken by members over the summer months. The Club is not having their own exhibition this year but instead are putting on displays at Marchington and Hollington village shows.

In September the Allotments Committee will be holding their Show and Auction once again in the Red lion so keep a took out for the date.

Kate Yorke

Written by Rocester Parish Council