The Great War started for Britain in August 1914 after Germany invaded Belgium en route to France. The Devon Roll of Honour of 19,000 names contains 19 from Hemyock, 23 from Culmstock and 6 from Clayhidon.
Hemyock Council would like an event to coincide with this centenary to be staged around the Pump and War Memorial in August 2014 when the BBC are also planning events on prime time television.
John Somers, a fellow of Exeter University, who has staged such events in the past will be attending a meeting in the Church Rooms on June 6th in Hemyock at 7.30pm to discuss his ideas for a centenary event in the Culm Valley.
Everyone is welcome to attend and suggest how the event should be planned and who should be involved. John will be presenting the events that have been staged previously some of which have generated national interest.