bid farewell to Carol Ledgard on June 19th as a horse drawn
farm cart bore the coffin passed her home to Swanland Show
ground Field off Dale Road. Following were her sister Julia,
her long time German friend Anne and many villagers. A short
service was held in front of a sizeable crowd before a private
family cremation and a reception for all in the Village Hall.
classed herself as an “old villager” having been
born locally and grrowing up in Swanland. Her knowledge of
nature was extensive and for many years she ran the Wild Life
Group. She was instrumental in transforming the village pond
and it surrounds and doggedly fought for her cause, sometimes
causing ripples (and not just in the pond!). There
are several ideas emerging as to what might be a fitting memorial
to her – if you have any thoughts on this contact Yvonne
Dumsday on 634 863.