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The highlight of day 2 was a visit to the memorial site on A51 . My mother and I were involved in the sod breaking  in preparation  for the installing  of the memorial stone . It was at this site that we also had the pleasure of meeting Legion secretary, Peter Berrisford . Peter, a decorated WWII commando and former journalist, is well known in the area for his prowess as a gardener. The finder, keeper and installer of this impressive stone was Mr. Stone , a farmer from Stone. Mr. Stone, with the help of his son and a powerful farm tractor, proceeded to lower the stone into its cement foundation while the three Sandon Legionnaires supervised  and worked at grooming the site. Following the installation of the monument stone, Peter invited the Canadian visitors to his home, Purl Cottage , where his wife Gwen had a pot of hot tea waiting for us. Later, the Mitchell family joined us for a late night supper in the elegant dining room of the Crown.
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William G. Hillman
BILL & SUE-ON HILLMAN ECLECTIC STUDIO
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