Local History Society

 Centenary Weekend, 1994 - Sunday Service

Street Market on Saturday

Flower Festival

Five-a-Side Football

Tug of War

Barn Dance at Farley Farms

Festival of Motoring

Victorian Cricket Match




The Sunday Service was led by Rev. David Rowe and accompanied by a large Church orchestra. People assembled at the British Legion and walked along Link Way to the School Field for the Service. David was well-known for his gift of evangelism, and he featured his famous story-board during the service. A set of rectangles gradually changed to a set of phrases, which took some people longer than others to guess.

General view of the lower field looking out towards the CoombesDavid leads the service; the British Legion flag-bearer stands alongsideThe backdrop was a temporary classroom - now long since gone

The Church Orchestra, led by Eve BullA choir from the Junior SchoolSitting and standing

Junior School children with teacher Val BarnesCouncillors from Arborfield and Barkham plus M.P. Gerard VaughanSitting and reclining

Two dynasties - Leach and PriorDavid and his American wife Pixie perform a drama sketchThe story-board takes shape

Reading the LessonKeeping order - Parish Clerk Liz Ayers and Villiage Policeman Derek ChapmanSchool Caretaker Malcolm BewickBlowing bubbles

All is revealed

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