Welcome. This is a community web site for the villages of Exbourne and Jacobstowe in Devon, England, along with the nearby villages of Meeth, and town of Hatherleigh. Anything related to these places can find a home here free of charge, thanks to our sponsors. Please take time to read their pages (left, or see home)
On Friday 20th December the choir will Carol Sing around Exbourne village and afterwards at the Red Lion. There is an open invitation to anyone who wants to join in. There will be a collection for the Devon Air Ambulance and the Children's Hospice South West. Start time is 6.00pm, to accommodate any children who may wish to come. The attached flyer says words will be supplied so all you need do is turn up on the night. Oh, and there's a recommendation that you dress up warmly!
Soups and Puds help Village Hall
Business was brisk at the first Soup and Pud Lunch organised in aid of the Exbourne Village Hall. More than 40 enjoyed a choice of home-made soups and a selection of puds followed by tea or coffee. The lucky number admission ticket was won by Mrs Nancekivell. The event raised £251 towards the refurbishment of the Village Hall. The committee would like to thank everyone for their support. The next event in the programme of fundraisers is the Christmas Concert on Friday 13th December.
Tinners, Warreners, Wabbits
No, neither did we, but the Local History Group does! The Group met in the village hall on Tuesday 19 November when the speaker was Tom Soby from Okehampton, who gave a very informative talk with slides entitled ‘Tinners, Warreners and Wabbits'. He explained how tin was mined on Dartmoor from very early times and also how rabbits featured largely in the life of Dartmoor. He was thanked by Jane Stewart. There is no meeting in December, members having a Christmas meal at the Red Lion. On Saturday January 18 there is the Project Celebration of all the research carried out about some farms and cottages in the parish. With the help of a Lottery Grant much has been achieved and the public are invited to the village hall at 2pm for the exhibition to be opened by the Mayor of West Devon, Cllr Bill Cann OBE. Entry will be free and cream teas will be available.
Stir it up with the WI
Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay and Jacobstowe Women's Institute invite you to join them on Sunday 24th November in Exbourne Village Hall from 2.30pm when they will be "Stirring Up" their Christmas Puddings and serving Tea, Mulled Wine and Minced Pies. There will be some home made mincemeat for sale too. Oh, and a Raffle is being held (see below)!
If you haven't ordered your pudding yet, call 851399 or email Jane. Prices are: 1lb pudding - £5; 2lb pudding - £10. The deadline for pudding orders is 23rd November 2013.
The puddings were an outstanding success last year. The bowl is wrapped in Muslin (see picture) and has a WI label should you wish to purchase one as a gift. Raffle tickets are available at The Burrow shop, and on Stir it Up Sunday itself. Prizes include a wonderful Christmas Hamper with lots of home made WI preserves, a small Christmas Cake and one of the WI's famous Christmas Puddings. The raffle will be drawn on the 24th November. The puddings are being steamed at The Burrow.
The latest Parish Council Meeting minutes are online here
Devon Dialect Success
A local lady has had success with a national dialect event held here in Devon. See this website. During the two day event four dialect competitions were held involving contestants from eight regions of England. Exbourne resident Margaret Weeks, pictured with the organiser Bill Murray, won the Sam Laycock Trophy for the best overall performance by a contestant from the host county.
Local History Update
The Local History Group meeting in the village hall on Tuesday 15 October was well attended. The speaker was Brian Abell who gave a presentation of the History of Hatherleigh. He had many photographs of Hatherleigh, some of them from the late 1800's and early 1900,s. He was thanked by Brian Butcher. The next meeting is on Tuesday 19 November in the village hall at 7.30pm. The speaker is Tom Soby, who will speak about “Tinners, Warreners and Wabbits”. Everyone very welcome.
WI Stir It, to Order
WI Stir-Up Sunday is 2.30pm in Exbourne Village Hall on the 24th November. Come along and buy mincemeat and mince pies and enjoy refreshments as we stir up puddings to order. Orders for Christmas Puddings are being taken NOW until 23rd November, by telephone on 01837 851300, or at The Burrow Shop.
Minutes Definitely On Line
Thanks to Marilyn, who spotted the gaps and sent the appropriate documents, we have been able to bring the Council Minutes record page fully up to date for the period May through to August. View them here.
Members Fill Historical Breach
Exbourne Local History Group held its monthly meeting on Tuesday 17 September. Unfortunately, the advertised speaker from the Wren Trust failed to turn up. Never the less the group carried on with a short meeting. Gaye Langham gave details of the progress of the Research Group's work in the parish. This work is being carried out as a result of a Heritage Lottery Grant. The final result will be displayed at a public exhibition on Saturday 18 January 2014. Full details of this exhibition will be advertised later this year. Sue Rose spoke of her visit to Tuckers Hall in Exeter. This 15C building was originally a chapel, converted to a meeting place in the 16C. It is the home of Exeter's Guild of Weavers. Inside the oak panelled walls date from the 17C with its original fine wagon roof. The next meeting will be held in the village hall on Tuesday 15 October at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Brian Abell and the subject “The History of Hatherleigh”. Visitors welcome.
Nick supports Tar Barrel Pull
Hatherleigh Tar Barrels pulled into the Red Lion on Saturday for a lunch break during their 10 Pub Pull around Devon. Landlord Nick arranged for some super pub grub to be on hand as the pullers slaked their thirst on his excellent local ales. Senior Chief Official Photographer's Assistant Geoff Hodgkinson, who took these pictures, said: "Nick's chips were so good I did not want to leave." There were another 5 pubs to visit so the barrels left on schedule for their next stop, the Golden Lion in Northlew. , But not before two former barrel pullers from the 1975 era - Dave Simmons and friend Richard - had their picture taken with the 2013 Tar Barrel set (see right). "These are smaller than we ones we used to pull," said Dave (far right) with a twinkle in his eye, "and we ran proper fast round the whole town in those days." There's more on the 10 Pub Pull with photos at hatherleigh.net.
It was pointed out to us last week that the index page for Parish Council Meeting Minutes had not been updated for a while. oooooops, sorry, that was our fault. It's now been rectified. Find the page here.
Village Hall Revamp
Efforts to revive the fading Exbourne Village Hall are intensifying. The Committee recently organised a survey to find out what villagers think of the place and what can be done to improve things.
Sheila White asked us to make the results available on-line, hoping to generate still more interest and perhaps further ideas and support. Contact Sheila White if you have suggestions or ideas that might help. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attached is the results document. It's well worth downloading and studying. Download it here, or click the image.
Wall being Rebuilt - Road Closure Details
We've been asked to make this letter available on the web to ensure everyone knows what's happening with the wall rebuild at Townsend Farm.
Click this image to get a full sized version of the letter, which contains full details from the construction company, including an email address where you can get more info.
Wall Hanging Poster
Here's notice of the of the unveiling of the Stitched Wall Hanging by the WI.
Fetes, School Celebrations and a Bishop for Northmoor Flower Festival Weekend
Lorraine Aagaard writes: "We are lucky enough to be holding a Flower Festival here at St Mary's over the weekend of 28th/29th/30th June. It is also a significant celebration in the School year as well, which makes the whole event more meaningful. We shall be holding the Church Fete on the Saturday afternoon starting at 2.15 p.m., and there will be all the usual Stalls, Teas, Games etc in the School Playground and Classrooms. The School will be Country Dancing, singing and having their work and Historical Memorobilia on display. The Gospel Choir from Hatherleigh will be singing and the Exbourne Choir will be running the Human Juke Box. The children will be manning some Games stalls. This is a real chance to get the Village together again as we did for the Jubilee Afternoon, and also bring in others from the surrounding area, so it would be good to make it a really successful and happy event.
"I would be grateful if anyone could let me know what stall they would be willing to run, man and supply goods for, and who they might like to have to help them. The Stalls will be, Cakes, Books, Quality Bric a Brac, Fancy Goods, Bottle, Tombola, Bat the Rat, the main Draw, a Planter Draw and a Roast Dinner Draw, and any others that anyone would like to think of. The Methodist Chapel will be running the Plant Stall for their funds. If you are not able to help or support on the day, then I will gladly accept donations that I can pass on to those concerned.
"I would also be pleased if you could help Steward the Church during the Flower Fesitival itself. This would involve being in the Churchfor an hour or two, welcoming visitors, providing a cup of Tea/Coffee and Cake from the Belfry, putting on C.D's, so there is light music playing and generally just keeping an eye on things. The Church will be open each of the 3 days from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Re the Tea, we were thinking of nice Sandwiches, lots of Cupcakes, Fruit Cake and most of all Scones and Cream and Jam, so if that's what you were thinking of doing that's the idea at present.) I really look forward to your support and replies,"
Contact Lorraine at email@example.com
Two Thank You's
HEDGHOGS: £56.40 was raised by selling hedgehog cup cakes for North Devon Hedgehog Rescue (NDHR). Many thanks indeed to Lucy at the Burrow for her support and the space in the shop to display. And thank you to everyone who bought a cake and supported Hedgehog Rescue. Anni Nichols from NDHR said “It is absolutely fantastic, I am so very grateful to you for going to all that trouble for us, 'A MASSIVE THANK YOU”
CANCER RESEARCH: On behalf of Cancer Research UK, Margaret and Dave Weeks would like to thank the parishioners of Exbourne for their generosity for the annual house to house collection. £605.98 was raised for this very worthy cause.
Hedgehogs in Exbourne
If you go down to the Burrow today you'll sure get a big surprise!! The hedgehogs have arrived and are selling fast in aid of North Devon Hedgehog Rescue. Available until Saturday. Buy one before they hibernate!!
WI host Dementia Awareness Day Seminar
Exbourne Sampford Courtenay and Jacobstowe WI are hosting a DEMENTIA AWARNESS DAY Seminar on Friday 24 th May in Exbourne Village Hall, with morning and afternoon sessions and lunch and refreshments included. There will be speakers and representatives from The Alzheimer's Society, Age UK, Devon Carers, Devon Dementia Support Services, Devon Senior Voice and Dr Kathryn Vile MB ChB MRCGP DFFP from Okehampton Medical Centre. The day is free and open to, sufferers' carers, healthcare professionals, care home staff, and everyone who has an interest. Places are limited so please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Jane Stewart on 01837 851300 to register and for further information.
10 am: Welcome and Opening
10.15am – 11 am: Alzheimer's Society aka Devon Dementia Support service Discussion/ pause.
11.00am – 11.45 am: Devon Carers
11.45 – 12.30. Devon Dementia Support Activity!
"Care to (Chair) Dance?"
1.15pm– 2.00pm: Dr. Kathryn Vile MB ChB MRCGP DFFP
2.00 –2.30 pm: Devon Senior Voice.
History of Rosemoor
The latest meeting of the Exbourne Local History Group was held on Tuesday 16 April in the village hall. The speaker was David Squire from Rosemoor Garden at Torrington. He gave a presentation with slides to show how the garden has developed sinse it was given to the the RHS in 1988 by Lady Anne Palmer. He has worked there for 25 years and pictures were shown how the underpass was built to join up the original garden to the new one across the main road. Also shown was the building of the Visitor Centre and how the various gardens were constructed and planted. He was thanked by the Chairman, Mike Luxton. Instead of a meeting next month the Group are visiting the Seaton Tramway and Colyton. If anyone would like to join them, please contact Rose Williams on 01837 851426.
Feb Council Minutes OnLine
Did you know there are plans for the
B3217 road to be re-classified as the C835? What difference will it make? This and other matters are covered in the February Parish Council Minutes, now online here.
River Walk and Tea for WI
Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay and Jacobstowe WI are organising a walk of approximately 3 miles on Wednesday 5 June 2013 around Exbourne, to include a picturesque stroll in fields beside the River Ockment and nearby lanes. Start time is 2.30pm. Teas will be available in Exbourne village hall afterwards. Please contact Margaret Weeks on 01837 851379 for more details and to let us know numbers of people wishing to attend by 31 May. Unfortunately, no dogs - sorry.
Local History Changes.
The Annual Meeting of the Exbourne Local History Group was held on 19 March. The retiring chairman, Steve Gazzard, thanked the committee for all their hard work through the year. Nick Kenealy also retired as treasurer after distributing his financial report. The annual report had been circulated to members. The new chairman is Mike Luxton and the treasurer is Dave Weeks. Rose Williams remains as secretary and the other committee members are Gaye Langham (research and archive researcher) and Margaret Weeks (press officer). After tea and biscuits, Gaye gave a talk on “The Joy of Research”, explaining all the trials and tribulations of researching. The next meeting is on Tuesday 16 April in the village hall at 7.30pm. The speaker is David Squire who will talk about “The History of Rosemoor Garden”. He is team leader of the decorative and nursery section at the Royal Horticulture Society Rosemoor Garden at Torrington. He has worked there for many years and seen how the garden has developed since it was gifted to the RHS in 1988 by Lady Anne Berry. Everybody most welcome.
All Caked Out!
Angie Milsom Smith (above left) and Jane Stewart (right), pictured above with
judge Nigel Davies, wrote: THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! For making Red
Nose Day Great Exbourne Bake Off such a success. We
for Comic Relief!! We were very well supported in every way possible and we
are very very grateful. A big thank you to Nigel Davies from North Tawton who
had the herculean task of judging and tasting, he had a very difficult job
and it was a task he took very seriously. The judging was completely “blind” and
done in complete secrecy. If you missed the the winners they are:-
Best Decorated cake 10 years and under : Joel Sawyer for his “Spot on” Dalmatian
decorated Chocolate cake
Best baked cake 10 years and under : Hannah Gazzard for her Jam Sandwich
Best Decorated Cake Adults 18 years and over:- Pam Hodgkinson for her Funny
Best Baked Cake Adults 18 years and over: Winner: Jane Stewart for her
Three tier Sponge Cake
Best Baked Cake Adults 18 years and over: Runner Up Claire Kelly for her
Venetian Zabaglione Cake
Best Baked Cake Adults 18 years and over: Judges Special Award Gill Gazzard
for her Courgette Cake
Well done to everyone who entered and thank you again.
The Great Bake Off: Caked with Makeup?
There's is still time to enter the
Great Exbourne Bake Off!! Get your
baking kit on and bring your cake on Friday 15th March to Exbourne Village
Hall. Entries to be on the table by 1.45p.m. Entry forms are still
available from The Burrow Shop, Exbourne. Or
download here. Or call Angie 851377
or Jane 851300. Judging
starts at 2.30pm. Judging will be done by the Grand Dame of North Tawton
panto (Nigel the Post Master, cunningly disguised). He/she is well
known for his/her love of all things CAKE!! Or, if you would rather eat
than bake then come to Exbourne Village Hall between 2pm and 5 pm for tea and
cake and support a very worthwhile charity. See you in Exbourne for an afternoon
to remember? DOWNLOAD
Jane and Angie wrote: Hello
Everyone: Thank you for showing
interest in our Comic Relief Fundraiser. Entry
forms if you wish to enter the cake competition are in the shop or with Angie
(851377) and Jane (851300). Attached is a poster for the event so if you know
of space it would go in then please put it up. If you just want to make cakes
to go with tea that would be good too, or just come and eat them that's good
also!! Let's make it a Comic Relief to remember!! Please feel free to contact
us if you want any further information. DOWNLOAD
Geological History of Exbourne
The latest meeting
of the Exbourne Local History Group welcomed local resident, David Williams,
who gave a presentation entitled “A Journey through Geological
He explained how Exbourne evolved through millions of years. The British Isles
were once joined up to other countries and went through times of being under
water and also desert. He concentrated on the red rock, on which most of Exbourne
stands, which accounts for the red soil. He answered questions on the
subject and was thanked by the chairman, Steve Gazzard. The next meeting is
the AGM and will be held in the village hall on Tuesday 19 March at 7.30pm.
Get Your Kit on and Bake
The Great Exbourne Bake Off takes place this
year from 2pm to 5pm on March 15th. Come and join us in Exbourne village
hall to raise funds and do your bit for Comic Relief. In the afternoon,
tea and cakes will be available to buy. Also, get your baking
kit on and enter the Red Nose Cake competition. It's open to everyone and
the results will be judged during the afternoon too. Contact Angie
851377 or Jane 851300 for a cake competition entry form. Entry
fee £1.00 All proceeds to Comic Relief. http://www.rednoseday.com/fundraise/the-fun-raisers/bake
Vacancy for Councillor
Owing to the resignation of Rob Phipps there's a vacant
seat on the Parish Council. A by-election has to be held and there are certain
rules governing this.
Exbourne Local History Group is one of the groups in the UK chosen to receive
a Heritage Lottery Fund “All Our Stories” grant to research the “Story of Some
of the 18th Century Houses and Farms in Exbourne Parish”. The Heritage Lottery
Fund sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future
generations to take part in, learn from, and enjoy. “All Our Stories” is a
small grants funding programme, enabling groups to explore their heritage and
share what they have learnt with others. The programme was launched in support
of BBC Two's “ The Great British Story” and has been
designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage.
The series was presented by historian Michael Woods, who said “We love British
History and it is really tremendous that people in Exbourne have been inspired
to tell their story by digging deeper in the past of the village”
Head of Heritage Lottery Fund South West, said “Clearly the
success of “All Our Stories” has reinforced the fact that we are a nation of
storytellers and that we want to explore and discover more about our past and
what really matters to us. This is exactly what the grant will do for Exbourne
Local History Group as they embark on a real journey of discovery.”
Steve Gazzard, Chairman of the Group said: “It's great that we have been awarded
this grant and we can't wait to get started. There is so much to discover about
Exbourne's past. We are all really excited about telling other people about
our findings and sharing our heritage and history with them. We will be working
on the project throughout 2013 and we intend to keep everyone informed about
what we discover.”
New Bishop has Local History
The next Bishop of Crediton is to be a priest who has spent most of his life
in Devon. The Reverend Prebendary Nick McKinnel, 58, has been the Rector of
the Minster Church of St Andrew in Plymouth since 1994. He is also a Prebendary
at Exeter Cathedral. Previously, he spent seven years in a rural part of Exeter
Diocese as the Rector of Hatherleigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacobstowe. More
Rag Rugs Workshop
Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay and
Jacobstowe WI are holding a Rag Rug Workshop in Exbourne Village Hall on
Saturday 2nd March, from 2pm to 4pm. All welcome. Please book early to avoid
disappointment. The cost is £4
per person not including tools rags and hessian. To book, and if you require
tools, rags or hessian or further information, please contact Anne Hollis 851734
or Jane Stewart 851300
Properties to be researched
The Local History Group held a meeting in Exbourne village hall for the owners
of the 8 properties which have been chosen to be researched, with the
help of a Heritage Lottery Grant. It was a very successful meeting and most
of the owners agreed to be involved. Some had already done research and others
expressed the wish that they could have help from the Group. A meeting will
be held on 6 March for an up-date. At the monthly meeting of the Group, the
speaker was Simon Dell, who gave an interesting and amusing presentation
about “Policing in the Peninsula”.
He explained how policing in Devon and Cornwall advanced through the years
from village watchmen to several towns having its own force. Even the Isles
of Scilly had its own force, which eventually joined with Cornwall and then
Cornwall joined with Devon to form the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. The
next meeting of the Group will be held in the village hall on Tuesday 19 February
at 7.30pm. The speaker will be David I.R.Williams who will give a talk about “Exbourne
180 Million Years Ago”.
History Group Xmas Meeting
Exbourne Local History Group held their Christmas Festive
Evening in the Village Hall Tuesday 18th December. The group enjoyed mulled
wine and mince pies and took part in a quiz with a Devon theme. The first round
was Devon dialect words to be translated, then photos of various sites in the
parish to be identified and finally questions about the subjects of the speakers
through the year. The evening ended with carol singing. The next meeting is
on Tuesday 15th January 2013 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. The speaker will
be Simon Dell who will be talking about "Policing in
the Peninsula". Visitors are always welcome.
STEAM STOP PRESS!
Steam puddings all sold - offer now over.
Profit was £100!
the manager of The Burrow shop, made her steam oven available for the steaming
of the Exbourne Sampford Courtenay and Jacobstowe WI Christmas puddings. Using
the oven enabled the WI to steam all the puddings together, totalling 21lbs
of pudding and taking 6 hours!!! The Burrow didn't charge the WI and it was
done as a goodwill gesture. Said Lucy: " We see it as part of the
Community working together and we were delighted to support our local branch
of the WI." There is still time to buy if you haven't done so already. Read
poster. Or call 01837 851300.
Rotary Coffee Morning
Exbourne Sampford Courtenay and Jacobstowe had a very successful time at Okehampton
Rotary Club Christmas Coffee Morning, making a total of £100 thought
a Hamper raffle, Christmas puddings, home made preserves and mincemeat and
bric a brac. In the photo are the stall helpers Mrs Sandra Luxton Mrs Jane
Stewart (President) Mrs. Kath Neno and Mrs Sally Kenealy (Treasurer). Jane
Stewart said: "we were delighted to be involved once again with the Rotary
Club as it is a great event and, despite the terrible weather, it was well
attended. We wish to thank the Rotary Club for involving us and hope that we
may do it again next year."
At the latest meeting of the Exbourne Local History Group the chairman, Steve
Gazzard, reported that the group has been granted a Heritage Lottery Grant.
More details will be available at a later date. A very interesting presentation
was given by Sue Rose and Gaye Langham about “The
Poor of Exbourne”. They had done a lot of research from the 1600's to the 1800's
on how the better off inhabitants of the parish paid a forerunner of our rates
system to keep the poor. Various handouts were given for food, clothing, getting
people to hospital, etc. During that time children from the ages of 7 for boys
and 9 for girls were “apprenticed” to households in the parish. In the 1800's
the workhouses were built and if a family was unlucky enough to be inhabitants,
families were split, with men in one part, women in another and the children
separated from their parents. The next meeting is on Tuesday 18 December in
the village hall at 7.30pm and will be a “Festive Meeting” with wine and mince
pies, a quiz and carol singing. Everyone welcome.
OR ... tell us what's happening in your own club, group or even road and we'll upload it for the world to read. email us or call 01837 851253
Any Hatherleigh organisation or person can have their material published here, courtesy of our sponsors. Clubs and Groups can have their own web address and an email address too if they wish. All free of charge. If you have your own web site, we can act as a portal to guide more visitors to your pages. Let's put Hatherleigh on the world map together.
Farmer’s Carol Service -
Hatherleigh Cattle Market
Friday 13 December @ 7.30pm
Carols led by Hatherleigh Silver Band
Speaker Simon Walsh (Originally from Northern Ireland, Simon lived in Devon for four years and now lives in Derbyshire, where he works among farmers helping with shearing, lambing and general farm labour. He also works at Bakewell Livestock Market, and keeps about sixty sheep of his own.)
Special singing by Bodmin Community Church Praise Group
Soup & Rolls, Tea & Mince Pies served
(Soup & Rolls from 7pm, Tea & Mince Pies afterwards)
Free Admission, Everyone Welcome
For further details contact Ian & Hazel Gilkinson (Faith Mission) on 01566-783512 / 075-38363210
Donations after expenses will be given to Faith Mission & Farming Community Network
On Friday 13th of December at 6.30 p.m. please don't forget the Xmas Village Hall Concert, all our local Talent and then a good Sing a Long with Carols after refreshments and the fantastic Draw.
Soup & Pud lunch -
There is a Soup & Pud lunch in Old Schools, Hatherleigh, on Saturday 14th December at 1pm. All home made and utterly delicious, followed by tea or coffee. £6 per person.
So we can cater for everyone, please buy your tickets before the day from the Post Office-Hair Studio or Jo Barrett (01837 810 535 or 07967382265)
In aid of Shelter Box
Soup and Pud Lunch -
Soup & Pud (all home made and delicious) for Shelter Box/ Philippines Disaster Relief on Saturday 14th December @ 1.00pm. Old Schools Tickets are £6.00 each. If you can make it (or if you can't and would still like to make a contribution) call Jo on 01837810535.
Hatherleigh Handbell Ringers -
On the 16th December at 7pm, the Hatherleigh Hand Bell Ringers are coming to perform at the Nursing Home and we would like to be able to publicise it to the wider community so that others can come along and enjoy the performance.
Cinema Club -
The next scheduled date for Hatherleigh Cinema is 18 December, however this is very close to Christmas and most members will be involved in seasonal activities. The December meeting is therefore cancelled. Members with paid up subscriptions will not loose out as their subscription period will be extended by a month. We wish all our members seasonal greetings.
Christmasvice Carol Ser -
CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
20TH DECEMBER 2013
Join us in our
Choir in the pub -
The December meeting will be held on Thursday 4 at 2.30pm for the Christmas party. On January 2 the meeting will again be at 2.30pm and the speaker will be Stuart Dowle from Quicke's Farm and will talk about cheese making. Both meetings will be held in Exbourne village halChurch Choir
On Friday 20 December the St.Mary's Church Choir will be assembling at the Red Lion at 6.00pm. Anyone who enjoys carols and would like to join in singing around the village are very welcome. Words will be supplied so all you need to do turn up on the night. We recommend that you dress warmly and bring a torch. After singing round the village, we will return to the Red Lion and sing carols inside. The charities chosen are the Devon Air Ambulance and Children's Hospice South West. The choir will also be singing at St.Mary's Church Carol Service at 6.30pm on Sunday 15 December.
l and everyone welcome to attend.
Walrus Dip -
Following the success of the 27th dip last New Years Day when over £3,600 was raised for the Children’s Centre and the Gospel Choir, 1 Jan 2014 will see the Walruses take to the banks of the River Lew and thence into the murky depths of the river itself for a long 5 minute dip.
The recipients this year are Hatherleigh Youth Football, Hatherleigh Players and Hatherleigh Festival, all of whom are in need of funding for their various projects. It is hoped that we can raise close to £4,000 this year.
What better on New Year’s Day but to come down to the bottom of Town and support the intrepid dippers (some would say crazy dippers), watch their take on the events of World War 1 - 100 years on from the start of this momentous world changing event.
Fun and frolics continue after the dip in the cricket club where the bar will be open, food will be served (1st come 1st served though – it goes quick). Its not a long do – we hope to be all home by 6.00 probably wrapped up by the fire!
The event starts at 2.45 with the actual dip at approx 3.00. Come and support the event – YOUR WALRUSES NEED YOU.
Exbourne WI -
The December meeting will be held on Thursday 4 at 2.30pm for the Christmas party. On January 2 the meeting will again be at 2.30pm and the speaker will be Stuart Dowle from Quicke's Farm and will talk about cheese making. Both meetings will be held in Exbourne village hall and everyone welcome to attend.
Exbourne Gardening Club -
Following the open meeting on 14th November the newly formed Exbourne Gardening Club will hold our first meeting on Tuesday 7th January 2014 in the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. As we have very little experience of organising a Gardening Club we are very pleased that Susan Gill from Hatherleigh Gardening Club has agreed to come to this meeting to give us some hints and tips on how we might get started and also to explore opportunities for the two clubs to work together. The meeting is open to anyone who likes gardening whether you are just starting out or have been getting compost under your finger nails for decades !
There will also be a Singalong on Tuesday January 7th at 3.00pm.
Commencing Thursday 9th January 2.pm. - 3.pm in the village hall. It will be suitable for all ages. Further details can be obtained from Janet Chapman 01837 810171
History Society -
There will be no meeting in December but on Monday January 13th 2014 at 7:30pm in Old Schools, David Ramsden from the Barn Owl Trust will be giving an illustrated talk entitled ‘Restoring the Balance’. This will be a joint meeting with Highampton History Group.
Cinema Club -
The next Hatherleigh Cinema will be on 15 January, as always at 730pm on the third Wednesday in the month. Under the terms of our licence we cannot publicise openly the titles of the next two films but members will be informed by email about 8 January. Also the programme will be posted on the Community Centre internal notice board from the same date. Become a member and choose the films to be shown. Please check the Community Centre or Post Office notice boards for the entitlement of club membership.
Bring and share supper -
January 15 - the Ladies Group Social Evening with a bring and share supper and 'secret Santa' gifts.
Exbourne History Group -
On Saturday January 18 there is the Project Celebration of all the research carried out about some farms and cottages in the parish. With the help of a Lottery Grant much has been achieved and the public are invited to the village hall at 2pm for the exhibition to be opened by the Mayor of West Devon, Cllr Bill Cann OBE. Entry will be free and cream teas will be available.
Quiz and Food -
The committee will be holding a Hot Meal and Quiz night on 18th January at 7pm. A Great night out. A chance to socialise and test the grey matter!. Do come and join us. There will be a small charge for the meal. Please bring your own drinks. Any profits to village hall funds.
authentic Indian curry -
January 31 - an authentic Indian curry supper. If you've never tried a real Indian meal, here's your chance!
Dance the night away
To your favourite tunes
60s, 70s and 80s Disco
Baxter Hall Petrockstowe
Saturday 1st March 2014
Caroline Bother, Headmistress of Hatherleigh School, is running the London Marathon on behalf of the NSPCC and the Disco is part of her fundraising effort, watch out for other exciting events.
Visitor Report: The daily average number of visits to this site is rising steadily, perhaps as we approach Carnival. It's gone from 155 per month in September to 190 in November so our annual visitor rate is now past 60,000. Shouldn't you be advertising your business here?
HATHERLEIGH CARNIVAL It's on November 9th in 2013!
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