SIR,-One of the proudest men in Plymouth. following the Pageant held there during the St. Boniface celebrations would be Fr. J. M. Peppard, if ever anything approaching pride could he found in him. But Fr. Peppard will take no praise to himself for what was really a major Operation. The hundreds of shields, battle axes and spears were all made under his direction: he assembled the hundreds of players in the face of many difficulties, including some doubts as to the eventual success of the Pageant. There can scarcely have been a worse season for outdoor rehearsals. and the various "armies" were all schoolboys in the throes of preparations for exams. energy and indomitable But Fr. Peppard is a man of tireless emitable will power. His was the driving force running which led to the smooth nning of the pageant, and when it was over it was he who led the small band of workers in the dreary but inescapable task of clearing-up. Fr. Pep p ard is what the stage call "a good trouper," and, as he relaxes now in the lovely gardens of his church at St. Budeaux, he should be aware that he won the love and gratitude of all associated with him in the rehearsals over which he presided, and the great work of preparation.
Alan Rye 38 Langham Street, W.1.