A Sidmouth Summer Snippet
Driving forces hope a pledge from the Sid Vale Association’s Keith Owen Fund, to match donations from businesses, will help keep it running for years to come. The money will prove vital as the valued summer service moves away from dwindling public funding; according to its co-ordinator, working party chairman and town councillor John Dyson.
And, exactly who is (or was) Keith Owen?
We await confirmation of the service for 2012.
One thing is quite certain. There was no snow around at the Birth of Jesus. Which makes Christina Rosetti's poem-cum-carol "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" 100% inaccurate. But why let accuracy spoil a good song? The imagery of a cold, dark world ready to receive the light of the Love of God may be meteorologcially inexact but it captures the message of the age, then and now.