December 2021 Newsletter

TODD GRAY: UNCLE TOM COBLEY
For only our second talk since lockdown we were delighted to host Todd Gray who entertained a well-attended meeting with his take on that famous old Devon folk song – Widecombe Fair.
With a wide range of visual material and a good smattering of actual song,

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November 2021 Newsletter

ST. ANDREW’S LANTERNS FESTIVAL
The St. Andrew’s Lanterns Festival is set to return this month where we can all enjoy a pre- Christmas weekend of light and sparkle.
This year we are combining last year’s ‘Window Wanderland’ garden and window displays with our traditional lanterns procession.
For the procession we will be gathering outside the Village Hall at 6pm on SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27th.

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October 2021 Newsletter

TALK AT THE VILLAGE HALL

On MONDAY OCTOBER 18th at 7.30pm we welcome TODD GRAY to the Village Hall. Many of you will know Todd as an entertaining speaker and this time his theme has a very Devon flavour.

“The Devon ballad that conquered the world: Uncle Tom Cobley &

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September 2021 Newsletter

Talk at the Village Hall
On the opening day of the lockdown restrictions easing, we were able to take advantage by having our first talk at the Village Hall for eighteen months. Our guest speaker was Colin Vosper, and he took us through the marvels of the Devon Marble Industry of the nineteenth century which created fortunes for some and left us with a legacy in churches,

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August 2021 Newsletter

Back to Normal?
In July we made some tentative steps back to normality with our AGM and talk up at the Village Hall. As it gets nearer the Autumn, we hope to foster our links with the Primary school once again for the Arthur French memorial prize and then,

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July 2021 Newsletter

AGM AND TALK

We normally combine our AGM with a talk from our visiting speaker. However, we have not had normal for some time and like every other organisation in the village planning ahead is fraught with difficulty.

We have booked the Village Hall for MONDAY JULY 19th at 7.30pm.

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June 2021 Newsletter

Beating the Bounds
This is the fourth and final part of our route round the compass points of our parish boundary. We started with Red Post in the South which borders on Totnes and then, to the west, Ambrook bordering on Broadhempston and in last month’s edition at the northern tip and bordering on Denbury we had Dornafield.

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May 2021 Newsletter

Beating the Bounds 3
This is the third stage of our tour of the outer limits of our parish boundaries. So far, we have been to the south at Red Post and to the west at Ambrook. This month it is the turn of Dornafield in the north.

We know Dornafield as a welcome break for refreshments on our long trek and as we pass through the impressive old archway and pause to take photographs,

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April 2021 Newsletter

Beating the Bounds
Continuing the theme of picking out places on the outer fringe of our parish boundaries I will go west this month to focus on Ambrook. On our Beating the Bounds route we venture quite close to Ambrook House and below we have a picture of villagers gathering in the Square for the 1950 Beating the Bounds For many of us now Ambrook House is associated with the Italian Gardens which many in the village have had the good fortune to visit.

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March 2021 Newsletter

Beating the Bounds
The tradition of Beating the Bounds stems from a time when people prayed for a blessing on their crops. The period before Ascension Day (the 5th Thursday after Easter) called ‘Rogation’ involved an annual procession or ’perambulation’ around the parish boundary. In the days before good maps,

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