photos: Commemorative clock for 'father of the village hall' unveiled
commemorative clock was unveiled in memory of a popular East Huntspill
villager during a ceremony in front of hundreds of residents on
Saturday evening (July 21st).
new digital clock was launched above the entrance to the village
hall in memory of Ray Puddy, who died in January, and was known
as the 'father of the village hall.'
Barlow, village hall committee member, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"If it hadn't been for Ray, this wonderful hall wouldn't
be here today. He was the driving force behind getting it built
which is why we wanted to do something special to remember him."
widow, Mary, was among 500 residents, family and friends at the
ceremony, which was held during an outdoor event. Mary, who is
now Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, said she was "deeply
touched" by the support.
applauding as the new clock was unveiled in East Huntspill
Puddy and her family at Saturday's unveiling of the new clock
and entertainment were available during the evening to mark the
councillors and villagers joined in the celebrations on a sunny