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December and January Pump now online
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 27, 2014 : The December 2014/January Pump is now online featuring RUBY MARKET and The WALRUS DIP Here

Planning Application at Reed Farm
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 23, 2014 : Planning Application for the erection of agricultural dwelling, at Reed Farm, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3LH. Comments/representations required by 4th December. Full details on West Devon Website HERE

Do you want Superfast Broadband?
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 22, 2014 : You have probably noticed the vans in the street, proclaiming superfast broad band around the area. So where is it? Contact your internet provider and ask them!!

WILLIAM CLIBBETT JNR 1803-1886, Taught by Thomas Roberts
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

October 13, 2014 : Born Appledore – Burried St Margaret’s Church, Northam SCHOOLDAYS IN NORTH DEVON – 1812 For his day and generation, Mr William Clibbett was a man of very advanced views, was equipped with a liberal education and was a wide reader. In his characteristically neat handwriting he wrote “the winter season of 1812 and 13 was remarkable of that period. Snow fell successive weeks and hard frost supervened and rendered the roads impassable until cleared, from that period to the present no such weather has been recorded. The season was also notorious by the advance of Napoleon and his large army on Russia”. Shortly after the Christmas vacation of 1812, the writer, then just ten years of age, was sent by his parents, who had in their early life found the advantage of even inferior education costly and hardly to be procured from their residence in a small seaport in north Devon, to a boarding school ...
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WEST DOWN WIND TURBINE: Application Imminent?
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

October 11, 2014 : Opponents of wind turbines be warned! The Jacobstowe and Exbourne Wind Turbine Action Group report that things are moving on the proposed West Down Turbine front. A letter (not the one left) has been sent by Aeolus's agent Holistic Ideas to many local residents 'ticking a number of boxes' related to comments made to date. Read it here. It's informational mainly, but it probably signals that a formal application is imminent. JACEX have provided a response here (or click the image). It covers the main points in the Holistic letter and raises some other issues, especially the growth in turbine applications in this area.

We learn that if a public meeting is called by Exbourne and Jacobstowe Parish Council to discuss the application (should it go ahead) then that meeting will be held in Hatherleigh Community Centre. This makes sense given that the West Down ...
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Ernest George Vanstone 1889-1914
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

October 4, 2014 : Ernest George Vanstone 1889-1914 Ernest George Vanstone is the second soldier born in Hatherleigh who was killed in the Great War and is named on the War Memorial in the churchyard. He was in the 55th Field Coy. of the Royal Engineers, no 19959 and apart from his address at enlistment in Kensington, Middlesex there is very little information in the records about him. In WW2 during a bombing raid in London a lot of the records, especially those of the Royal Engineers were destroyed. Ernest was killed in action at Ypres in France on the 23rd October 1914 having only been transferred on the 5th October, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial. Ernest was born in Hatherleigh and lived in Higher Street with his parents William, who was born in Hartland and Ellen, who came from Kilkhampton. Ernest`s older brother Alfred also served and was killed in 1916. If anyone has any further information ...
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Thomas Robert Trenaman 1894-1914
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

September 19, 2014 : Monica Jones writes “Thomas Trenaman is the first young man who died in Hatherleigh as a consequence of the Great War and is one of the twenty seven names on the War Memorial. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Trenaman who lived in South Street and he worked as a grocers assistant from the age of thirteen for Mr W. Friend. On the 9th September 1914 Thomas, along with his brother William, signed on with the 3rd Devonshire Regiment and was posted the next day for training. He was then discharged on the 13th September and a casualty form was signed on the 15th by his Commanding Officer, his discharge papers declaring the formal statement that he was “not likely to become an efficient Special Reservist”. By the 29th September young Thomas had died at home. From the information on his death certificate it would appear that whilst in training Thomas possibly had an ...
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Carnival Time is here.
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

September 14, 2014 : Have you started building a float yet? There are only 8 weeks to go. Cindy tells us that paper has arrived and cutting has commenced! We hear that big plans are afoot for other crepe paper floats too, also that Helen and Co will be back with a bang, so it should be a big preocession. Let's all pray for NO RAIN this year! The 2014 Royal Carnival personalities were chosen at a disco on Friday night in the Community Centre. Abbie and William Bennett (pictured front) are to be Princess and Prince, while Tilly Jackson (top left) will be Carnival Queen. Here they are with 2014 President Alma (top right), who gave many years background service to the Carnival before retiring a couple of years ago. Carnival Day is Saturday November 8th.

ToB Pics
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

September 14, 2014 : Tour of Britain in Exbourne pictures are now online HERE

Tour of Britain in Exbourne
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

September 5, 2014 : Little yellow signs by the roadside confirm that the Friends Life Tour of Britain cycle race is coming to Exbourne next Thursday, 11th September! After leaving Exmouth and traversing south Devon via atmospheric Starcross, massive Hay Tor, dark Princetown, sunny Tavistock, and local Okehampton, the peloton faces its most difficult challenge yet - the Brightley road from Okehampton to Exbourne Cross Garage! Exbourne Garage owner Richard Brock tells us he lobbied hard for the race to come to Exbourne by offering to provide the riders with free coffee, MoTs and puncture repairs. "We are renowned for the excellence of our automotive services, particularly tyre repairs, and this seemed ideal," he said. Proper Job! However, the the race schedule shows the peloton immediately scooting off on the A3072 to Bow and Crediton and thence to the finishing line in Exeter. Never mind Richard, it's the thought that counts! ...
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Visitor Report:
The August daily average hit 200 for the first time, largely due to our turbine-related coverage. September is building up to that figure and Carnival is coming! That's equivalent to 72,000 unique visitors annually. Not bad for the smallest town in Devon! Why not advertise your business here?


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