Tree planted for Doris

12:00 26 November 2012

Fred Eveleigh at a tree planting in memory of his wife Doris Eveleigh in Woodbury Salterton on Thursday. Photo by Terry Ife ref exv 4293-46-12-TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Fred Eveleigh at a tree planting in memory of his wife Doris Eveleigh in Woodbury Salterton on Thursday. Photo by Terry Ife ref exv 4293-46-12-TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

A special tree has been planted in Woodbury Salterton to commemorate one of the village’s best known residents.

Doris Eveleigh, who died in 2010 aged 85, first moved to the village in 1953, and was a founder member of its Women’s Institute (WI) branch in 1954.

As well as her WI activities, she was also a member of the Royal British Legion, distributing poppies for more than 45 years, and was involved in many aspects of village life, including teaching at Sunday school, commencing monthly whist drives, being a member of the Mothers Union, and serving as booking officer for the village hall.

In her memory, the WI decided that a tree should be planted with berries on, as it was thought that Doris, who was very keen on birds, would have wanted them to be able to feed from it.

Doris’s husband Fred, who she married in 1944, was on hand to help plant the tree.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 19:52

Company says the cabinet is in ‘satisfactory’ location and complies with all necessary regulations

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30

Beer’s annual bake-off hit its ‘highest standards’ yet, with more entries than ever before. Competitors were tasked with baking a creation that represented the village, stood at least two tiers tall and featured a decorative seagull.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:39

Ricky Gervais has pledged to donate gig profits to animal charity Nowzad, which was founded in Exmouth,

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A man hanged himself six hours after his lover killed herself in the same way at the same house.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:03

Ilfracombe Town Council has kept its portion of the council tax to 1.6 per cent for 2017-18

Read more
Yesterday, 16:03

Top accolade for The Olive Room in Fore Street and chef Thomas Carr

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Honiton Town Council has said it will be issuing a statement about the recent judicial review in due course.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:35

Improvement work will form part of £35,000 cyclepath to link Sidbury and Sidmouth

Read more
Yesterday, 14:01

Police were called to a two vehicle road traffic collision near Branscombe following reports of an overturned van.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:31

Man slashed across face during attempted knife point robbery in Ilfracombe said police response ‘was amazing’

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Find a job in Devon



Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications