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1914 Re-enactment in Beer
3 August 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On the afternoon of Sunday 3rd August the village of Beer will re-enact an event depicted in recently-discovered photos taken in 1914, as Royal Naval Reservists from Beer marched off to war, led by the village band and waved off by most of the residents.
Members of the original families will take part as a tribute to their First World War ancestors and all those from the village who served in the war.
The re-enactment parade will start at 5pm outside the Anchor Hotel and will continue along Fore Street to The Cross, and return.
The Ottery St. Mary Silver Band will lead the parade, and will give an open air concert afterwards, at 6pm in Jubilee Gardens.
“We want to pay tribute to all those who served”, said Beer 2014 Group chairman Richard Scott, “and to acknowledge the contribution, and the sacrifice, made by small communities like Beer.”
Sunday 3rd August will also see the announcement of the winners of the art competition sponsored by the Marine House at Beer gallery, for which participants were asked to produce work inspired by the same photos from 1914 which form the basis of the re-enactment.