The Napier Bell Memorial
The morning after the Saturday cricket match (Sunday June 18th 2017), a memorial service was held on “the hill” to honour our fallen airmen who were killed when their aircraft crashed in France near the small village of Ploudaneil whilst on a secret rescue mission.
Each year we hold this memorial service to coincide with another service being held in Ploudaneil.
Full details of the rescue mission are available elsewhere on this site.
First Church Service For 50 Years
In it’s day, the isolated community of Farina was beset by daily trials and tribulations, and was loosely knitted together by various religious groups.
In this small community, both Catholic and Church of England followers built local churches, and the Afghans also built a mosque in their settlement in an area East of the main Farina township – called Afghan Hill. Some reports indicate that Afghan Hill was as large as the Farina township itself, being populated mainly by men, accompanied by only a few women.