Spring Bank Holiday happennings

We were spoilt for choice over the bank holiday with special events happenning in both Starcross and Dawlish, ie one stop on the train in either direction! At Dawlish there was a street market, bands and fun on the lawns, whilst at Starcross St. Paul’s church organised a “Past & Present” weekend. The latter was hugely interesting and we had guests at Sandays who came specifically for that event because of a connection with the town going back to the second world war. There were contributions from many people on many aspects of the town, and a special focus on the Royal Western Counties hospital that was once such a significant presence in Starcross. Weeks of planning culminated in a memorial stone dedicated to those living and working at the hospital and especially those who were buried in the churchyard in previously unmarked graves.