November 2022

As usual, we will be holding our Remembrance Day ceremony at 10 am on Sunday, 13th November, when local groups and clubs will be laying wreaths in remembrance. If you wish to lay a private wreath, please let us know.

Unfortunately, like everyone, our hall will soon be feeling the effects of the increases of the energy crisis, which means we are looking at some rate increases for the New Year.

Our hall has been built now for over six years, and the two halls and stores are showing signs of tiredness through wear and tear, so it is our intention in the New Year to redecorate both halls and the two stores. This may cause some disruption for a week or two, but we hope to let you know more details next month.

Our next Saturday gardening meet is on November 19th from 9.30 am. Please join us for an hour or two for some light gardening, friendly chat and refreshments.

To mark the centenary of the opening of the first Platt War Memorial Hall in November 1922, we are holding an exhibition between 11th-13th November that celebrates the people and events that have occurred in our community over the last one hundred years – right up until the present day. On display will be information and photographs featuring life in Platt decade by decade, cases containing artefacts and documents from the village, a history project by the Year Sixes at Platt School and a cinema room showing films made around the parish over the last eight years. Refreshments will be available, and entrance (10 – 4 pm Friday/Saturday & 10:30 – 4 pm Sunday) is free. There will also be a limited quantity of local history books for sale, including the first (the 1920s) in a ten-part series documenting Platt’s history over the last century.

At 7:30 pm on the 12th, returning to Platt are the ‘Crater Locators’, aka the award-winning Research Resource Archaeology team. Brothers Colin and Sean Welch spent three days near Crouch in September 2021, uncovering the remains of a V2 flying bomb that exploded in a field on Valentine’s Day, 1945. They will be presenting their findings which promise to be fascinating. Tickets are free but are limited in number. Preferred booking is online: or call 886602 for those without internet access.

David Vallance, Chairman of Trustees