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Ruby Market Success!!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 16, 2014 :

The Ruby Market held on the 6th December was well attended as usual. The reindeer were having a well deserved rest before their big day, after all they do all the work while Santa gets the credit! Christmas was in the air as the crowds went looking for that elusive present for that brother or sister. The next Ruby Market is on April 4th 2015. Make a note!

A use for your Tax Disc holder
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 16, 2014 : Use your Car Tax holder, for a cause that may save your life. A template for your tax disc identification is here. It could help you in the event of an accident. Courtesy of Okehampton Transport


Planning Application at 7 Morris Close
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 12, 2014 : Planning Application for the erection of application for the erection of a first floor extension. comment before 18th December Full details on West Devon Website HERE

Ruby Reindeer
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 1, 2014 : Meet Willow (right) and Catkin, two recent arrivals in Devon and now living near Hatherleigh. They are making a personal appearance on Saturday Dec 6th at the Ruby Market and we could not resist requesting a photo opportunity yesterday, when this picture was taken. They are still young and quite wary of photographers so we took along a bunch of willow leaves at the suggestion of their owner and that helped to keep them 'onside'. The Ruby Market is being held on the Hatherleigh Market site from 9am - 2pm. More details from 07855 187364 and www.rubycountrymarket.co.uk.

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

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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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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