Whiddon Parishes Magazine - October/November 2013

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Whiddon Parishes Magazine - October/November 2013

The Whiddon Mission CommunityCHAGFORD, GIDLEIGH, THROWLEIGH, DREWSTEIGNTON, SOUTH TAWTON, SPREYTON, HITTISLEIGH,NORTH TAWTON, BONDLEIGH, HONEYCHURCH AND SAMPFORD COURTENAYTEAM RECTOR: The Revd. Paul SEATON-BURN: The Rectory, Chagford TQ13 8BW 01647 432880TEAM VICAR: The Revd. Nick WELDON: The Rectory, North Tawton. 01837 880183CURATES: The Revd Dr. Harriet EVERY: Furlong Mill, Chagford 01647 432402The Revd Rita BULLWORTHY, Rivendale House, Sampford Courtenay 01837 89168READERS: Mrs. Marian BARNES: 01647 432098 Mrs Jill HOBBS: 01837 840907Mrs Elva HODGSON: 01647 433391READER EMERITUS: Miss Catherine MARTINEAU: 01647 281241HON. ASSOCIATE PRIESTS (Retired)The Revd. John SMART: 01837 840233 The Revd. Noël WALTER: 01647 432610YOUTH WORKER (On the Edge): Wez CUTLER: www.ote-chagford.org Tel: 07540 127827PARISHES OFFICEThe Parish Church, Chagford TQ13 8BN: 01647 432265e-mail: whiddonparishes@hotmail.comCO-ORDINATOR: Mrs. Lucy SHIELDS 01647 432265TREASURER: Mr. Philip LYNN 01837 849144CLERK: Miss Elinor D’ALBIAC 01647 433619ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, CHAGFORDwww.chagfordchurch.comChurchwardens:Mrs. Margaret JEFFREYS 01647 432421Mrs. Linden BRUCE 01647 432515Hon. Treasurer:Mr. Terry BLEAKMAN 01647 432689PCC Secretary:Mrs. Lesley HAIGH 01647 432026HOLY TRINITY, DREWSTEIGNTONChurchwardens:Mrs. Angela THOMAS 01647 281602Mrs. Norma GILLARD 01647 24263Verger: Mr. Tom MARTINEAU 01647 281241Hon. Treasurer:Mr. Ian MERTTENS 01647 281649PCC Secretary Vacant.HOLY TRINITY, GIDLEIGHChurchwardens:Mr. Christopher WARREN 01647 432259Mrs. Lyn EVANS 01647 432600Hon. Treasurer:Mr. Michael HARDY 01647 433567PCC Secretary:Mrs. Angela ANNALY 01647 440773ST. ANDREW, HITTISLEIGHChurchwardens:Mrs. Shirley PARTRIDGE 01647 24453Mr. Anthony MATTHEWS 01647 24395Hon. Treasurer:Mrs. Shirley PARTRIDGE 01647 24453PCC SecretaryMrs. Jane PEARSON 01647 24762ST. ANDREW, SOUTH TAWTON WITH ST. MARY, SOUTH ZEALChurchwardens: Mrs. Kay PYNE 01837 840733Mr. John CANDLER 01837 840005Hon. Treasurer: Mr. Philip LYNN 01837 849144PCC Secretary Mrs. Julia CANDLER 01837 840005ST. MICHAEL, SPREYTONChurchwardensMr. Ken VILE 01647 231479Mrs. Helen POWLESLAND 01647 231331Hon. TreasurerMr. John WILLIAMS 01647 231427PCC SecretaryDr. Ken WHITAKER 01363 82866ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, THROWLEIGHChurchwardens:Mrs. Kit NEWSOME (acting) 01647 433319Mrs. Penny PERKINS (acting) 01647 231494Hon. TreasurerMr. Julian WISNIEWSKI 01647 231252PCC SecretaryMrs. Angela ANNALY 01647 440773PARISH MAGAZINEEditor-in-Chief: The RectorEditor: Mrs. Cicely Drewe 01647 281608, Advertising & Technical Editor: Mr. Denys Brewer 01647 432601Diary Editor: Mrs. Lucy Shields 01647 432304 Distribution Manager: Mrs. Maureen Griffiths 01647 432158Treasurer: Dr. Colin Barnes 01647 432098AVAILABLE ON CHAGFORD CHURCH WEB SITE: WWW.CHAGFORDCHURCH.COMFinal copy date for contributions is 4th of the month before issue. Sooner is much preferred.Please send contributions by e-mail to: whiddonmag@gmail.com : cc cicelydrewe@hotmail.com2


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WHIDDON NEWSIN MEMORIAMRemembrance Sunday 10 th NovemberWorld War 1 1914-1918 : 8 million dead*World War 11 1939-1945 : 70 million deadWhat do we remember when we stand before War Memorials all over the United Kingdom onRemembrance Sunday?I suspect, like me, we have some pious thoughts and somewhat incoherent prayers for the dead ofthe two World Wars, and more recent conflicts, perhaps a personal prayer for a special friend or relation?Both World wars are now part of history. No one alive today took part in World War 1 and World War 11 israpidly passing into history as I was tactfully reminded when my grandson, hearing that I had been around then,declared to me ‘You are history, Grandad’. I think he meant well but it was quite a shock to be considered amuseum exhibit.History they may be, but we still need to reflect on the monstrosities of these wars. Do we really comprehend thehorrors of World Wars 1 and 11, particularly World War 11?The historian Max Hastings estimates the total losses of civilian and military casualties in World War 11 were atleast 70 million**. Such a figure is almost unimaginable, more than the whole population of the United Kingdomtoday (63.5m).Here are some of the national death figures:Russia 27m, China 15m, Germany 6.9m, Poland 5m, Japan 2.69m, France 567,000, Italy 550,000, Britain 449,000.USA 418,500, India 87,000, Australia 41,200, Canada 45,000, New Zealand 11,900***.And since the end of World War 11, Britain has been involved in numerous conflicts where we suffered morecasualties – Palestine, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Egypt, Oman, Aden, The Falklands, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.It is all too easy on Remembrance Sunday to glamorise war. The Queen and VIPs lay wreaths on the Cenotaph.Whitehall is crowded. Old men and women, be-medalled and proud, march past the Cenotaph. The RAF fliesoverhead. It is a magnificent spectacle.A chance toslow down andrestin GodA Quiet Day led byRevd Paul Seaton-BurnMonday 14 th October10am-3.30pmat Church House,South TawtonMore informationfrom David Youle on01837 840418But war isn't glamorous or romantic. It is brutal and savage.Whenever my ship hurled depth charges at enemysubmarines we all hoped that the crews would be killedhundreds of feet in the ocean below. Kill or be killed. Waris merciless.By all means let us remember the dead and dwell briefly onthe past obscenities of the Two Word Wars, but weshould also dedicate ourselves to fight relentlessly forpeace in the future and pray that ‘the peace of God whichpasseth all understanding’ should come upon this world.Tony McCrum* These are the combatant dead. Civilian casualties were not recorded asthere were so few** Max Hastings, All Hell Let Loose, page 670*** As a population, New Zealand had the highest number of casualtiesof all the Western Allies11


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WHIDDON NEWSDartmoor DFASOn Wednesday 9 th October Linda Smithwill be examining the sculptor Jacob Epsteinand his life and work in order to explain whathe was trying to achieve and why he causedsuch bitter controversy in his time.On Wednesday 13 th November, ElizabethRumbelow is exploring the lives and works ofChopin, Delacroix and George Sand - threeicons of the Romantic Movement.Both talks will be held by DartmoorDecorative and Fine Arts Society in theCharter Hall, Okehampton. The day beginswith coffee at 10am and the lectures startpromptly at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome.For non members a voluntary donation of £10per talk is requested (refunded if you join thesociety). You can down load an applicationform from the DDFAS websitewww.dartmoor-dfas.org.uk or contact themembership secretary, Alex Crosthwaite Eyreat northlew@hotmail.co.uk .DDFAS furniture study dayCome along to Okehampton Rugby Club onWednesday 23 rd October and spend an interesting,fun and informative day learning how to look after yourantiques. In the morning, Christopher Chanter will givea demonstration on cleaning and polishing yourfurniture followed by a valuation and appraisal of yourpieces after lunch.The day begins at 10am with registration and coffee, andthe lecture starts at 10.30am. Costs are £28 formembers and £30 for non-members. For tickets, pleasemake cheques payable to Dartmoor DFAS and send toMrs Judy Milton, North Creaber Farm, Gidleigh,Chagford. TQ13 8HS. For further information pleasecontact Sara-Jane Cumming on 01822 860281, Email:sj@broadparkdesigns.co.uk .Winter Craft FairFollowing our successful spring events Cheriton BishopEmbroidery Group has decided to hold a Winter CraftFair from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 2 nd November inCheriton Bishop Village Hall. There will be individuallyhandcrafted goods for sale as well as trade stands, anexhibition, hamper raffle, produce stall and the usualyummy refreshments. Do come for Christmas presentsor even to just treat yourself!The dental team from Chagford Dental Practice recentlyhanded over an amazing £3508.55 to the Devon AirAmbulance Trust. They raised the sponsorship money byundertaking the mammoth Three Peaks Challenge whichinvolved climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdonwithin 24 hours. The team managed it in an official time of23 hours and 48 minutes!Flu clinicsIt is the time of year when you need to start thinkingabout your flu vaccination. If you are over 65 or sufferfrom a chronic disease such as diabetes, COPD, asthma,kidney/liver disease, heart disease, neurological disease,immunosuppressed (eg receiving chemotherapy), a carerlooking after someone who is over 65 or in the clinicalat risk group (a poultry worker or frontline healthcareworker, or currently pregnant) it is essential that youreceive the influenza vaccination.This year the Public Health Team has extended the fluprogramme to 2 and 3-year-olds but it will only beoffered to 2 and 3 year old children – children that are4 years old on 1/9/2013 will not be entitled to thisvaccine. The vaccine is called Fluenz and is not byinjection but entered via the nose.Chagford Health Centre is offering a number of datesfor the flu clinic in October andNovember which are byappointment only. Please ring theHealth Centre on 01647 433320 tomake an appointment for a datethat suits you.13


WHIDDON NEWSAt this time of year our local rivers are areasof life and death, the latter being portrayed byall the myriad autumn leaves of various brightcolours being taken down to be buried at sea,if reaching that far. Life can be illustrated by the arrivalof migratory fish such as salmon, to start a new cycle oflife when the female lays her eggs, to be fertilised by themale. Before they reach our river the fish have somedifficulties to overcome.There must be sufficient fresh water coming down theriver into the estuary to enable the fish to travel upstream.They cannot overswim obstacles like weirs ifthere is insufficient water to help them. In addition tosufficient water, the salmon have to adapt from living insea water into fresh water for spawning. This process isknown as osmosis, enabling the fish to adapt and changewithout damage. I well remember that in the droughtyear of 1976 many fish were lost in estuaries because ofinsufficient water, enabling predators such as cormorants,shags, seals, herons and humans to take many fishthat would otherwise have travelled upstream to reproduce.Having overcome these difficulties and negotiated thenetsmen and anglers, legal or illegal, en route, the fishwill reach the spawning area and become ripe, or readyto spawn. The females holding the eggs will select thespawning gravel that will suit while the male will waitnearby. The site selected, known as a ‘redd’, has to bewell-oxygenated, so quite fast-flowing but not so fastthat it will wash out the eggs. It must not be too shallowor frost, ice or drought will kill the eggs. Usually reddsare found just above a stickle or fast-flowing stretch ofwater, which fulfils the criteria needed. The gravel inwhich the eggs are laid also has to be the right size, betweenone to one and a half inches would be ideal. Thefirst frost will usually trigger the egg laying.On the Edge AGMat St Michael the Archangel, ChagfordPlease come along to the Annual General Meeting ofOn the Edge on Wednesday 2nd October, at 7pm for7.30pm at Chagford Church. There will be wine andcheese to entice you to come and hear the excitingdevelopments in the project. Along with The Mess andthe sessions at Drewsteignton commencing this termwe will be having sessions at Whiddon DownVillage Hall for the young people in this part of ourWhiddon Mission Community.Rosemary BleakmanThe hen fish will cut the redd in the gravel. She doesthis by turning on her side and vigorously flapping hertail, disturbing the stones until the right depth and widthare reached. Joined by the male she will shed her eggsinto the redd, while the male fish swimming alongside,will shed his milt to mix with the eggs and thus fertilisethem. Once the eggs are shed and fertilised, the femalewill cover them by flapping her tail upstream of the reddto move gravel over them. The redd will be filled in,although a circular depression about a metre wide canstill be made out, until the river flow eventually removesall trace. With luck, both male and female will return tosea to recover from their exertions and return again thefollowing year. In the spring, young fish will emerge.I have helped to strip ripe salmon, where the fertilisedeggs were taken to a hatchery for safe-keeping andreared, from whence they are used to restock riverswhere a pollution has occurred. The salmon are takenfrom a licensed trap when ripe, both male and femaletogether. When stripping, the female fish is held underone arm, tail forwards and head backwards. Gentle firmhand stroking along the flanks, head to tail, will causethe eggs, orange in colour and about a quarter of aninch in diameter, to flow from her anal vent. The sameis done to the male fish for his milt, mixing both togetherin a basin for onward transportation to a hatcheryfor rearing. The spent fish are allowed to recoverbefore release back into the river to return to the sea.The eggs will hatch and the small fish will grow to thesize where they can be placed in rivers to make theirown journey to the sea. Eventually they will return toour rivers, when the cycle begins again.Ken Spalding17


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YOUNG PEOPLE‘A West End Spectacular’The dictionary definition of performance is: ‘a musical,dramatic, or other entertainment presented before anaudience and the execution or accomplishment of work,acts, feats, etc’. Starling Arts’ fourth Summer Schoolproduction, A West End Spectacular, lived up to thatdefinition from start to finish when 38 young peoplefrom around Chagford, aged from nine years old,performed 17 different songs from 10 different shows.With just four days of rehearsals, the youngsters notonly had to learn the songs but the, sometimescomplicated, choreography too. The choice of a revuestyleperformance rather than a single ‘show’, was sothat everyone had the chance to take solo roles if theychose to and this opportunity was eagerly embraced bymany of the cast. This year saw the début of 14 new‘Starlings’ all of whom enjoyed the experience and havenow become ‘fully fledged’!In their programme notes, Anna and Emily stated: ‘Ourlong term goal for Starling Arts is to be a pioneer formusical theatre as a tool for communities, quashing theidea that musicals are merely entertainment forentertainment’s sake.’ Well, there was nothing ‘merely’about A West End Spectacular, this outstandingperformance was entertainment at its very best. Foranyone wishing to keep up to date with information andnews about Starling Arts, do visit the website:www.starlingarts.com .1 st Drewsteignton & Chagford CubsThe Cubs have started their new term at a new venue,Endecott House, Chagford. They meet on Thursdayevenings from 6-7.30pm. New members are verywelcome, boys and girls aged 8 years and over. Pleasering Akela for more information on 01363 82711.On the Edge cook bookWe have altered our dates for the cook book launch aswe believe everybody has been enjoying the lovelyweather and not sending us recipes. We hope you nowhave wonderful ideas and are asking you to send recipesnow so that we can launch the cookbook next May. Aphotograph and your comments on why you enjoyed thedish can also go into the book. We would love recipesfrom both children and adults. We are grateful to thosewho have already contributed and look forward totasting their dishes, and those still to come, at the launchin the newly refurbished garden at Endecott House.Please email your recipe by the end of the year to EllaWiseman liz.drew@homecall.co.uk, Rosemary BleakmanRosemary.bleakman@lineone.net or Jennifer Mullinspmjmrmdm@aol.com . Or write it out and hand it in toDrewsteignton Post Office or The Mess in Chagford. Allproceeds from the cook book will go to On the EdgeYouth Project. Thank you.Rosemary BleakmanThe Priority Schools Building ProgrammeAt the end of last year CatherineRees Stephan and I announced excitingbut challenging, proposals forour buildings at Chagford School.We are currently part of the nationalPriority Schools Building Programme(PSBP). This is being centrally-procuredby the EducationFunding Agency (EFA) on behalf ofthe Department for Education. Weare on the programme because ofthe scale of the work required tobring the school up to a standardthat best supports teaching andlearning as well as being economicallysustainable. The repair workjust completed to the roof and windows(doesn’t it look wonderful!)was literally to stop the rain andwind from coming in and only dealtwith some of the immediate issuesaffecting the fabric of the building.We will not engage properly withthe programme until September2014. This is very frustrating as wehave had many ‘what, how and why’questions that, quite simply, havenowhere to go until the processstarts. The first and most importantphase is 12 weeks of consultation,assessment and planning duringwhich any options regarding theviability of refurbishment versus rebuild,or a combination of the two,along with design options for anyproposed new build will be assessed.Our most recent updatefrom the EFA is that the work willbe grant funded and not financed byPrivate Investment (PFI) as previouslyadvised. This will hopefullylead to a more informed discussionduring the consultation phase.Coming at a time when proposalsfor the Bretteville site are underway,we will be establishing a WorkingParty led by Graham Browne toensure that we are best equipped toengage with the EFA. Our priority isstill to ensure we sustainably deliverthe very best teaching and learningand that any issues resulting fromchange are mitigated.Toby Rubbra,Chair of Governorstobyrubbra@aol.com19


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YOUNG PEOPLEThis article is part of a series which aims to breakdown whatOn The Edge means and how we work with young people inour communities.On The Edge of...your seatOn The Edge believes in providing good quality youthwork - which can be delivered in a number of ways asthe next couple of articles will begin to explain.Recently, OTE has been focusing some of its work onpositive experiences for young people. We want tooffer a large number of activities in which they can getinvolved and develop with the support of Wez and thevolunteers. ‘On The Edge of...Your Seat’ was the name agroup of young people came up with to cover a widerange of media and production based activities, the firstof these being The Messy Podcasts.A small group of older young people wanted to startproducing a range of podcasts for people to see on theinternet. A podcast is a short, radio-like recording,often based around a topic or discussion. Sometimesgroups video-record them, which can make them moreaccessible. Our group plans each episode and then hostsit themselves distributing different segments among thegroup. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people toget to grips with the technology, although this is one ofmany creative outlets which will only appeal to someyoung people. Through The Messy Podcasts, OTE haveseen how the group has developed and grown and hopethat this will continue within the younger groups comingup where we will see opportunities for peer-basedteaching around media production. The podcasts can befound at: www.youtube.com/user/otechagford/videos .Another opportunity for OTE, which happens everysummer and involves a lot of singing and dancing, is theStarling Arts production which we support with theutmost enthusiasm. It is such an important time forthese young people, as well as a lot of fun, and webelieve that it is crucial to support them in whateverthey choose to get involved in, walk alongside them andhelp them when they get stuck. These summer schools,although designed to be fun, are also about developingself confidence, performance skills and learning to workhard with like minded people towards a common goaland ultimately achieve it. We can safely say that for thelast four years, this goal has been reached!Yet another activity we are keen to continue is the filmnight discussion groups. These evenings differ from theother groups we run as they have more of an overtlyChristian theme. We are keen for young people toexplore what faith means to them, but on their terms.The film nights are optional, as are all of our groups andyoung people can choose to opt in or out of thediscussion. The focus of the film nights is aroundfellowship. For us, it is in front of a film with some pizzaand chips. Afterwards we sit and discuss the film, whatthemes we saw that could link to the Bible and thecharacters’ different traits. Designed to be relaxed andnon-threatening, we have seen some young peoplereally interact with the discussions who hopefully wentaway at the end still thinking about how it hadchallenged them and what they value.SessionsThe Mess – please check the OTE website and thewindow for up to date session times:In Drewsteignton – October 7 th and 21 st andNovember 5 th (Sticklepath fire show trip) and 18 th .Each session runs from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the villagehall. Hope to see you there.Whiddon Down - October 7 th and 21 st andNovember 5 th (Sticklepath fire show trip) and 18 th .Each session runs from 4-6pm at the Village Hall. Hopeto see you there.SleepoverOver the summer OTE ran a sleepover event inDrewsteignton Church with a barbecue, food and a film.Lots of young people came to enjoy the evening and weraised £123 for the project. I’m sure we will run asimilar event in the future!Contact details...If you would like to contact me please use the detailsbelow. My preferred way of contact is email as I cancheck it wherever I am, but I am at home in theafternoons most days.Wez CutlerEmail: ontheedgeyouthwork@hotmail.co.ukMobile: 07540127827. Website: www.ote-chagford.org21


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CHAGFORDBellringers on tour – West Sussex 2013The annual Chagford Bellringers’ outing follows atraditional pattern, one of which is an early start, andthis year was no exception as we departed at 6am forthe far off realms of West Sussex. Another summertradition would be rain, which accompanied us heavilyon our travels.Our first tower on Friday morning was Ringwood,whose eight bells are a similar weight to our own atChagford, and were much enjoyed by all. We werealready running late, and by the time we reached oursecond tower, Bishopstoke, heavy traffic had furtherdelayed our schedule. However, this light ring of ten(and my former home tower when I lived inHampshire) proved popular – once everyone hadadjusted to the weight of the bells!By now, lunch was calling, and we drove on to theelegant cathedral city of Chichester, where we had anextended stop, allowing us to savour the Georgianshopping streets and beautiful cathedral. Ringing thenbeckoned once again. Chichester is the only Englishcathedral still with a detached medieval bell tower, builtin around 1400, and it was quite a climb up to theglorious octagonal ringing chamber. Ringing the eightbells here ended the day with a memorable flourish!Another traditional element of the ringers’ outing is itssociability and, having checked into the Bear Hotel inHavant, we all enjoyed a superb meal together in therestaurant there.COFFEE MORNINGatENDECOTT HOUSE, CHAGFORDIN AID OFCAVITRON FUND(medical charity)Saturday 12 th October10 – 12 noonHosted by the ladies of Throwleigh WISaturday is always a full day, but this year we startedthe morning badly by having an argument with theWaitrose store in the narrow Havant streets. Ourcoach came off the worst from the encounter and oneof the rear windows was smashed. Fortunately thedouble glazing meant we still had a single pane of glass,but a valiant group of men had to clear up the brokenglass – and with a style to be proud of, recycled it all aswell!Our now somewhat delayed schedule then took usthrough the beautiful South Downs countryside, ofhills, trees and exquisite towns and villages. We rang atMidhurst first, then the heavy eight bells at Petworth,which were declared a favourite by all. We rounded offthe morning with the six bells at delightful WisboroughGreen. By this time, lunch was much needed and wemoved on to Billingshurst where we filled the localpub! Ringing commenced again at Warnham, anotherlight ring of ten which was a pleasant highlight, andfinally we returned to Billingshurst again to sample theeight bells there which were likewise a pleasure to ring.After this demanding schedule, we were all glad to getback to our hotel and the evening was crowned by adeliciously generous meal in a local Chinese restaurantand yet another sociable end to the day as we relaxedover drinks.Sunday is traditionally a quieter day and we departedfor the nearby village of Westbourne. Many of thegroup attended the church service, while othersstrolled around the attractive streets in the earlymorning sunshine. After the service, we enjoyed a ringon their eight bells.Sunday lunch is another well-established favourite onthe outing, and we were treated to a sumptuouscarvery at the Nag’s Head in Chichester. Somewhatfull, we then headed off for our final tower of the dayat Pagham, before saying our thanks and farewells tofriends who had come from near and far. Special thankswent to Paul and Catherine Miller for organising thetour, Mervyn the ringing, and particularly our lovelycoach driver Rob, whose driving skills had been testedthroughout the weekend! And finally of course, to Julia,for guiding yet another Auntie’s Army in a successfulconquest of the towers of West Sussex!Clare Griffiths, Chagford Bellringers23


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CHAGFORDNews from St Michael’sThe Open Gardens weekend in July, gave everyone avisual treat. Saturday was mainly dry but no, the sundidn’t shine much for us on the Sunday. However, hardyChagfordians, friends and visitors from near and farwere out in force with their umbrellas and sunny smiles,and the gardens looked wonderful. Heartfelt thanksmust go to Rosemary and Terry Bleakman who did somuch to make this such a successful eventFriends of St Michael’s continue their programme ofconcerts. Their next Music in the Church concert onSaturday 23 rd November will feature our owncelebrated Elizabeth-Jane Baldry giving us rich,wonderful harp music. (See details on page 29.)October heralds our Harvest Festival. At Chagford, onSunday 6 th , the Family Service will be at 9.30amcomplete with the Elastic Band and for your furthermusical delight there will be a Choral Evensong at 6pm.This will be the second of our combined Missioncommunity choral services with some 30 choristers ledST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGELCHAGFORDGRAND CHRISTMAS FAIRSaturday 30th November10am-12.30pmIn the Jubilee HallStalls, mulled wine, Christmas goodiesStart your festivities here!by Roger Cleverdon and Richard Edwards. This is atime in which we hope music and liturgy come togetherto lift our hearts in praise. Afterwards all are invited toshare harvest refreshments in the shape of pasties andcider (which, they tell me, is traditionally a gift from thechurchwardens!). Remember that if you would like ourchoir to bring a choral evensong to your church, domention it to Paul.Remembrance Sunday is on Sunday 10 th November.By then the trees will have dropped their russet leavesand there lies the problem. The church paths become ahazard; slippery underfoot and more than a bit of aneyesore. So, in custom long observed, we remind you ofLeaf Saturday on 2 nd November. Please bring us yourrakes, brooms, bags, wheelbarrows and most of all bringyourself, to join a merry team to clear the paths in timefor the Remembrance Service. Starting at 10am, we willkeep up your energy with coffee or join our friendsover the road for the RBL coffee morning afterwards.On the evening of Monday 11 th November we areholding the first of a different sort of service. This isaimed at women - mothers, grandmothers, sisters,daughters, friends: those multi-tasking souls who,providing refreshment, sometimes need to look for itfor themselves. ‘Springs of Living Water’ is coming toChagford. With a culturally modern format and suitableMore from Chagford on page 29CHAGFORD BELLRINGERSCOFFEE MORNINGSaturday 5 th October 2013Endecott House, Chagford10.00 am – 12 noonCakes, Plants, Flowers, Bulbs27


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Parish newsChagford continued from page 27for church and non-churchgoers, we have a guestspeaker from Exeter Network Church, Jo Soper. Thispromises to be uplifting and refreshing for us all. Do joinus at 7pm for food, drink and friendship before themusic starts. See notice on this page.It is hard to believe that we will be holding ourChristmas Fair within a few weeks. This year it isSaturday 30 th November in the Jubilee Hall from10am. Be prepared to stand by your stalls, scour yourshelves and fill your ovens in support, as this is one ofour important fund raisers for church funds as well as agreat community event.Finally, because we are always thinking of your comfort,we are planning to make rather more pew cushions.Geraldine Clancy has generously offered a regularmeeting place and there are offers of wool, somecanvases and much talent. But since, I am told, it isn'tdifficult, we welcome anyone who would like to join usin covering our pews in artistry. Keep an eye on thepew leaflets for details and do let us know if you areinterested.Linden and MargaretChurchwardensChagford Fashion ShowChagford Jubilee Hall Improvement Fund is holding aSpectacular Fashion Show on Friday 18 th October at7.30 for 8pm. Local shops, salons and boutiques will betaking part as well as some from outside the area. Stallswill be selling gorgeous things. Included in the ticketprice of £10 will be a free entry to the raffle, a glass offizz on arrival and discounts. There will also be a bar.Glamorous pre-loved evening wear will be available forpurchase on the night. So come on ladies! Stock up forthe party season and maybe buy a few early Christmaspresents. Tickets available from Fowlers.Annual Poppy AppealThe Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2012 raised afantastic £3,879.44 last year in the Chagford area.The 2013 appeal will soon be upon us. We are alwayslooking for willing volunteers to help sell poppies in theChagford parish, door to door, or in Chagford Squareon the morning of the RBL Poppy Appeal CoffeeMorning, Saturday 9 th November.Would you like to help? If so, give me a call on 01647433200 for further details. Many thanks.Sonia GeeringGreat West Run 2013Hospiscare is looking for runners to join its team onSunday 13 th October 2013. The Great West Run isback with a new route, new feel and we are hoping tohave as many runners as possible, filling the streets withorange.If this is something that interests you, please do giveCelia a call on 01392 688052 or if you feel you aren’table to run but would still like to be a part of the day,please do get in touch because we are hoping to havelots of supporters positioned at cheer points along theroute encouraging our runners!The Friends of St Michael's presentsElizabeth-Jane Baldry's‘Five Centuries of Harp Music’at 7.30pm on Saturday 23 rd NovemberTickets at £10, including buffet, available from Sally'snewsagents from the beginning of NovemberElizabeth-Jane presents captivating harp solos - adelicious romp through refined Renaissance, glitteringBaroque, naughty Victorian Fairies andground-breaking contemporary harp music“Whoever drinks from the water that I will givethem, will never be thirsty again”Take some time out from your busy life to refresh andrenew your spirit with an exciting new group for women.11 th November, St Michael’s Church, Chagford7.30pm, with refreshments from 7pmGuest speaker, Jo Soper, Exeter Network Churchfor every woman from everywhere29


DREWSTEIGNTONClip and trim the churchyardEverybody is invited to come and join in our annualchurchyard clean-up on Saturday 12 th October. Bringyour favourite hedge-clippers, secateurs, or garden rakeor broom and help give the churchyard its autumntreatment. The day starts at 10am and there will be pasties,sandwiches, cakes and hot and cold drinks for all atlunchtime.If the weather is bad on the day, the tidy-up will takeplace on 19 th October. If in doubt, please contact thechurchwardens.Gardeners’ ClubDespite the weather we had a good Show on Saturday17 th August. Sadly, there were fewer entries this yearbut the standard was excellent and a large crowd cameto see the exhibits and enjoy the delicious tea in theafternoon. Our youngest member, Sam Mudge, won theManley Cup.Harvest Festival in DrewsteigntonSunday 6 th OctoberHarvest Festival Servicein the Church at 11.15amPlease bring your produce to decorate the churchby Friday 4 th October. Items will, as usual,be auctioned at the Harvest SupperMonday 7 th October,Parish Harvest Supperin the Village Hall at 7pmA warm welcome to all to enjoy a real villageget -together. Great food, bring your own wine,auction of produce (satisfaction guaranteed!)TICKETS: £6.00 from the VillagePost Office. Numbers limited, pleasebook in advanceAll proceeds from both days to Water AidOur AGM is on Monday 14 th October at 7.30pm inthe Village Hall. Please do come and join this flourishingclub. Annual membership is only £5.Teignton Fayre - Open MeetingTeignton Fayre has a special place in our community'scalendar, as a social gathering and as a major fundraisingevent. Like many events in and around Drewsteignton,it is organised by a small committee and we would likeyour views on how we can make Teignton Fayre evenbetter. You are all invited to an open meeting at 7.30pmon Thursday 3 rd October in the Village Hall.If you have ideas or even want to become more involvedin the running of the Fayre, then please do comealong; you'll even get a glass of wine. If you can't makethe meeting but would like to give us your thoughts,there will be a suggestion box in the Post Office. Welook forward to seeing you all on October 3rd.Teignton Fayre CommitteeBonfire at the playing fieldThere will be a Bonfire Night party on Saturday 9 thNovember, at the Playing Field. The bonfire will startat 5pm with hot food, mulled wine, beer, wine, softdrinks etc. and the fireworks will take place about 7pm.All proceeds will go to replacing the playing field equipment.Ladies’ ClubOctober 2 nd , Village Hall, 7.30pm. ‘Sugar Craft’November 6 th , Village Hall, 7.30pm, Craft ChristmasCards.New members very welcome.Amy ManleyMore from Drewsteignton on page 3331


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Parish newsDrewsteignton continuedDo you meet a school busat Whiddon Down?Drewsteignton Parish Council has received complaintsover the last few weeks to the effect that at around7.15am and 5pm on school days, drivers are parking andwaiting for the Exeter school bus. Nothing wrong inthat of course, unless you happen to be one of thoseinconsiderate drivers who choose to park and blockprivate drives and entrances around the Post Inn area,the approaches or on the grass verges causing damage.This type of behaviour is not acceptable to those parishionerswho live in Whiddon Down and we ask that youtake more care, consideration and thought about whereyou stop. Put the boot on the other foot – how wouldyou feel if drivers blocked your driveway and when youasked them to move they said, ‘we are only waiting forthe school bus.’The Council will be monitoring the situation during thewinter term but hopes this appeal will resolve the problem.Drewsteignton 125 years ago -October/November 1888The Revd Richard Chichester, Rector ofDrewsteignton from 1869 to 1895, writes in hisdiary that both these months were very wet! Hewas horrified to read in newspapers of the murderscommitted by Jack the Ripper in London and stroveto keep the gruesome details from his parishioners,whom he visited almost daily.Schoolchildren continued to be irksome to him. Heupbraided them both at school and in church fortheir bad behaviour.There was a theatrical entertainment in the LongRoom at the Drewe Arms on November 13 th , wellattended and much enjoyed. Later in the month apeculiar complaint, described as ‘itch’ causedproblems among nearly all the youngsters in theparish and many were unable to attend school. Itdid not seem to affect older people and may wellhave been head lice. Petroleum was poured ontothose affected, luckily no one caught fire!Whiddon Down Village HallThe roof has been re-slated and looks wonderful. Manythanks to all those who helped by making donations,especially our local supporters, the Parish Council,Teignton Fayre, Councillor James McInnes for a CountyCouncil grant and The Whiddon Carvers. We alsothank our major donors, West Devon Borough Counciland the Big Lottery. Lastly, a thank you to Drew & Sonsfor getting the work done not just on time but earlierthan promised!We are also pleased to welcome the new WhiddonYouth Group run by Wez Cutler and On the Edge.Royal British LegionDrewsteignton Women’s SectionIn August we had the final event of a very successfulyear for the Benevolent Fund both financially and sociallyand with better weather than usual! Thank youmembers and supporters for such a good result.The major event in our calendar is, of course, RemembranceSunday, with services around the benefice at achurch near you on Sunday 10 th November – an opportunityto focus our thoughts on our armed forces andtheir families. Also there is the Poppy Appeal, withstreet collections and events. Our contribution is alwaysour Soup and Sandwiches, to be held on Saturday 9 thNovember from 12 noon to 2pm in DrewsteigntonVillage Hall. If there is nothing going on in your ‘patch’,do come and join us.Jacqueline PageChairman, tel. 433309Jigsaw Puzzles and BooksNow that those dark winter evenings are approachingfast, here is a reminder that there are jigsaw puzzles anda good selection of books available to borrow – or buy– at the back of Holy Trinity Church.Delta Saxophone QuartetWill be giving a special concert atGidleigh Village HallOn Friday 1 st November at 8pmTickets £10, under 21 freeDetails www.deltasax.com33


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GIDLEIGH AND THROWLEIGHNews from Holy Trinity, GidleighI am writing this on a day that at the moment isovercast, but promises to be lovely later. There havebeen so many similar days this summer, but we havehad wonderful weather to enjoy and it has been apleasure to welcome all the visitors. The children havehad happy holidays and now they have started school orsixth form college, and some will be going off touniversity for the first time. We wish them all well.Lammas was our main event of the later part of thesummer which at Holy Trinity we celebrate, rather thanHarvest which we are invited to share with St Mary’s atThrowleigh. Lammas celebrates and gives thanks for thefirst fruits of the harvest and is the most biblical of ouragricultural festivals. A parallel can be drawn with thefeast of the first fruits in the Old Testament and so thecustom of offering the first and the best of the corn,new wine and oil, or flocks and fleece, was easilyabsorbed into the Christian tradition. It was customaryto consecrate bread from the first cut ripe corn at Masson August 1 st in thanksgiving for the harvest. AtGidleigh, we have a special Service of Thanksgiving inwhich many people play a part. This year Harriet Everyturned the Mass into an Agape, and after blessing theLammas Loaf we all enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch, beforefinishing the service with a hymn and blessing. It waslovely to have so many people sharing with us in thisancient custom.Looking ahead, we will join with St Mary’s for theirharvest celebrations on October 13 th and we have thepleasure of welcoming the church family of ProvidenceChapel to our Morning Prayer on October 27 th at11.15am.There has been a date change for the Gidleigh/Throwleigh Bazaar which will now be at ThrowleighVillage Hall at 2pm on Saturday 23 rd November. Allgifts of cakes, jams, chutneys, mincemeat would bewelcome, as would gifts you have received but wouldlike someone else to enjoy; items that are nearly new,plants, bulbs etc, and gifts for the raffle which is alwaysvery successful.We rejoice with Toby Webber in his forthcomingmarriage to his lovely fiancée, Rebecca Crawshaw onOctober 26 th and we wish them every joy and happinessin their future together.By the time this edition of the Parish Magazine is in ourchurches Harriet will have been ordained a priest inDrewsteignton and we, the church family at HolyTrinity, send her our love and very best wishes andevery blessing in her ministry among us.Chris Warren and Lyn EvansNews from St Mary’s, ThrowleighWe have enjoyed a pretty amazing summer! TheFriends had a packed church for their Hot Fingers Jazzagain - it was much appreciated by all. In early July, theSafari Supper was a sell-out and much enjoyed by allcomerswith requests for a repeat next year. TheLammas Service at Gidleigh was inspirational and adelicious lunch was provided in the middle: unusual butit worked well!Our own Harvest Thanksgiving will take place onSunday 13 th October at 6pm with hymns of praisefollowed by a shared supper; both parishes will link upagain for this joyful event.The Throwleigh village fête was a Saturday toremember! The guardians of the ice-cream tent wereswept up by a sudden tremendous gust of wind in thestorm just before the fête began and deposited at thebottom of the field! Luckily, no-one was hurt and helpwas a mobile phone call away. Despite gusts, showers,drifts of rain during the egg-throwing by the old VillageSchool (hilarious) and the logistical demands of havingthe fête held in two fields - Providence MethodistChapel for the horticultural displays and a speciallyconstructed gantry bridge linking the Village School withthe main field - it all went off very well, thanks to ourstalwart supporters! In fact, there was a real holiday,pull-it-all-together atmosphere throughout and thehard-working TVH and fête committee producedconstant cream teas, cakes, hot tea for helpers (welldone, Christine, for persevering through the showers!)Throwleigh continued on page 3735


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Parish newsThrowleigh news continuedand a splendid variety of stalls. The good turnout waspartly thanks to South Zeal having to cancel their fête,so our gratitude to those who turned out from the FarSide, too.Future Events: Please note! This year, our ChristmasBazaar (shared with Gidleigh) has been moved toSaturday 23 rd November (due to St Michael's,Chagford, holding theirs the following Saturday). Welook forward to seeing you there for great shopping:gifts, white elephant and nearly new stalls, cakes, plantsand Val's great teas.Wartime Antarctic AdventureOn Saturday 19 th October at 7.30pm in the VillageHall, Dr John Dudeney will make a return visit toThrowleigh to give another talk about the Antarctic:‘Britain's Secret Wartime Antarctic Adventure’.In the depths of World War II Britain secretly plannedand launched an expedition to Antarctica under thecode name Operation Tabarin. At the time there was acampaign of disinformation to obscure the real reasonsbehind this operation. The propaganda was so successfulthat the cover story has become the received wisdom,while key official documents from the time haveremained secret (until now). This talk will expose themyths and tell the tale about what the expedition wasThrowleigh Christmas Bingoat The Village HallFriday 13 th December 2013Lucky for Some and Unlucky for Others!Doors Open 6.45 for a 7.30pmEyes Down Start10 Full House of Christmas dinners complete withall the veg and trimmings. Joints of beef, pork,chicken, duck, gammons. Line prizes of wine,Christmas puddings, chocolates andall the usual Christmas fareGRAND DRAW and a FLYERSo make a date on your calendar to come along tothis traditional fun night outreally all about, tracing its roots back to the ScottishNational Antarctic Expedition of 1902-1904, linking itsrelevance to Britain's involvement in Antarctica today.Tickets £6 adults, £3 students and under 17 from DaveHatton, tel: 01647 231051. Email: .hatton.d@virgin.net .Throwleigh Archive ExhibitionDuring the weekend of November 2 nd -3 rd , theThrowleigh Archive will open an exhibition ofphotographs and documents revealing past and presentlife in Throwleigh to launch the revised reprint of thearchive’s book, Throwleigh: Pictures and Memories of aDartmoor Parish. At 192 pages, in A4 hardback and nowwith an extensive index, it includes over 250 picturesfrom the archive with explanatory text about places andinteresting village characters. It is available at theexhibition for £16 (or from 01647 231051 or 231213,or archive.throwleigh@virgin.net ).The show will display several hundred photographsfrom the archive (including many not in the book) andgive an insight into the lives of some of the fascinatingpeople who lived and worked in the parish, and showbuildings and features which have disappeared orchanged. It will be in Throwleigh Village Hall each dayfrom 10am to 5pm, with free admission. Refreshmentswill be available.Throwleigh WIMonday 21 st October: ‘Garden Diseases and Weeds’,speaker: Julie SteedMonday 18 th November: ‘Aloe Vera’, speaker: NorahBertramNew members always welcome. We meet in theevening at Throwleigh Village Hall at 7.15pm on thethird Monday of each month. Please tel. Tina Forster on01647 433719 for more details.37


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HITTISLEIGH AND SPREYTONHittisleigh church newsThe Iona Songs of Praise Service in June was wellattended. A very interesting talk about Iona was givenby The Revd Tim Gorringe, a member of the Ionacommunity, who now lives at Cheriton Bishop. Slideshelped the congregation to appreciate all that had beenachieved in rebuilding the abbey and establishing thecommunity, the hardships they endured and to learn ofits aims and achievements up to the present day.A cream tea followed and the grand sum of £250 wasraised for The Friends of St Andrew’s Church. Thankyou to all who came and gave so generously and to thehelpers who provided the scones, jam and cream. A bigthank you to Tim Gorringe for stepping in to talk to usand to Harriet Every for taking the service.Shirley attended a seminar on ‘Living Churchyards’ heldin Exeter. The organisers were very impressed to seephotographs of the wild garden that has beenestablished at Hittisleigh, which attracts manybutterflies, bees, birds, and even frogs and toads! Theyare keen for other churches to do the same, especiallyto attract bees, which are under threat.The Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday, 30 thNovember starting at 2.30pm in the Village Hall atHittisleigh. This is our main fund raising event of theyear and if you are into arts and crafts, making jams,pickles, cakes and Christmas items etc, all gifts will begratefully received. Refreshments as usual will beavailable.A Fun Afternoon –come rain and shineDespite the rain a considerable group of friends andneighbours gathered in Hittisleigh on Saturday 3rdAugust. Despite a morning of warm sunshine, theclouds poured forth a deluge as the games were due tocommence at 2.30pm. Not to be put off stalls wererelocated to the church, whereupon the sun emergedand games were played in church paddock into the earlyevening.The barbecue was enjoyed by all, followed up bydelicious cake and tea. £220 was raised during theafternoon for church funds. Thanks to everyone whoset up, turned up, cleared up – a great afternoon of funand games.Harvest ServiceThe Harvest Service will take place on Sunday 6 thOctober at 11am. Windows will be dressed, withgarden and farm produce on display. Please feel verywelcome to come along to this special service.Friends of St Andrew’s ChurchAt time of going to press the Friends of St Andrew’sgroup is busily planning the silent auction on 7 thSeptember which we hope will be entertaining and raiselots of money for the Tower Appeal. Many people havealready signed up as ‘Friends of St Andrew’s’ and therehave been generous donations from a number ofindividuals. A number of funding applications are inprogress and the committee has lots of other eventsplanned for the months ahead.It is encouraging to see scaffolding up and the workunderway. So far works are complete as follows: depointingand re-pointing of granite stonework and repairingroof support rafters and re-slating of roof,repairing of roof valley gutter, replacement of bellchamber louvers, painting of window ‘ferramenta’, maintower roof support beam decay awaiting advice. Repairwork to the nave and chancel are pending further fundraising.The committee is very pleased that the Exeter MaleVoice Choir will be coming to perform at St Andrew’sin March. Please contact Terry Gosling, Chair-person,on 01647 231293 if you would like more informationand to get involved in this community project.Libby Turrelllibby.turrell@btinternet.comMore from Hittisleigh on page 4139


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Parish newsHittisleigh and Spreyton continued from page 39A Diamond celebrationVillagers gathered for games and a barbecue on 24 thAugust to celebrate the Victorian School being incommunity ownership for 60 years. Young and slightlyolder played skittles, quoits and danced around the‘August Pole’, with the talented local duo Diamond Lifeplaying great music into the evening. A fascinatingdisplay of photographs provoked lots of discussion andreminiscing. The Village Hall Committee would like tothank all those who brought cakes, those who ran thebarbecue, those who provided the games (and pole),and those who have contributed in the past andcontinue to give time and care to making this a vibrantand inclusive community.Harvest SupperThe Village Hall Committee is planning the annualHarvest Supper for Friday 18 th October, 7pm for a7.30pm start. A delicious feast of meats, cheeses, saladsand wonderful puddings will be on the menu withtickets at £6 being sold at the 12 th October ProduceMarket. Rather than an auction this year the committeewill be inviting local musicians to entertain after themeal. There will of course be a raffle of Harvest Festivalproduce. Come along to have some fun and celebratethe harvest home.Libby Turrelllibby.turrell@btinternet.comNot to be missedHittisleigh Ladies’ Club invite you to a Fashion Show inthe Village Hall on Friday 25 th October, 7pm for7.30pm, to raise funds for the St Andrew’s ChurchTower appeal. Teazles and Abstract from Okehamptonwill be presenting a range of autumn/winter clothing andaccessories. Tickets are £6 to include tea, coffee anddelicious cakes. Please come along to support thisevent.The Ladies’ Club is also holding a Fur and Feather rafflein aid of the Church Tower fund. Tickets will be soldthroughout October and November; to be drawn at theChristmas Fair in the Village Hall on 30 th November.First prize is a voucher for a local Christmas turkey.Other prizes include pheasants, meats and poultry.Tickets for the Fashion Show and raffle are available atthe Produce Market at the Village Hall on the 2ndSaturday of each month, or by telephone: (01647)231408.Welcome back, KenEveryone is delighted to see Ken back at home inSpreyton and getting around after four weeks at RD&E.He reports that he is well on the way to recovery andwould like to pass on his thanks to all who enquiredafter him, sent get-well cards or came to the hospital tovisit. He is very grateful to the medical and nursing stafffor their kindness and dedication and especially thankfulto Susan and Sarah who made it possible for Sylvia tovisit him on a regular basis.A number of people kindly volunteered during Ken’sabsence to undertake some of the tasks which henormally carries out at church as Churchwarden. Manythanks to you all.Churchyard leaf clearance10am on Saturday 16 th November: please make anote of this date in your diary! It is some weeks aheadbut autumn will soon be with us and the removal of thefallen leaves in Spreyton churchyard depends on thekind help of those who come along.We hope to see the people of all ages who have kindlyhelped in the past and hopefully some new faces as well.Tea, coffee and cake at the mid-morning break. Thetask is usually finished by mid-day and we quiteunderstand that some people may not be able to stayfor the whole session. Please bring rake or blower ifyou have one. Many thanks in advance.Monthly draw winnersJuly, August and September: M Redstone,L Burrows, M Carter, B Pasque, M Mullen, J Crowsley,S Vile; M Riddaway, N Unsworth, J Elston, K Whitaker,E Konig, J Down, J Northcott; J Evans, A Anderton,R Unsworth, E Collins, K Vile, L Morris, B Endacott.Ken VileMore from Spreyton on page 4341


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Parish newsSpreyton news continued from page 41Spreyton Flower ShowOur show was held on 17th August and as usual thejudges praised the exhibitors for the high standard andquality of their exhibits. We had some new entrants thisyear; they did very well so we hope that we canencourage yet more for next year. We are pleased tosay that we continue to hold our own with the numberof entries being not much short of 500, which weconsider to be very good for a small community. Thanksmust go to those who tended stalls, the team of ladiesin the kitchen who between them provided a delicioustea and also to anyone else who played a part on theday. Following the prize giving, the ever popular auctionof produce was held and the evening was rounded offwith a Whist Drive. Funds raised are for the VillageTrust and the RNIB.SharonSpreyton Gardening ClubThursday 3 rd October, visit to Bickham Gardens,Kenn. Details: Joyce Moore 01837 82315.Thursday 7 th November, Spreyton Village Hall2.30pm. Talk on 'Growing Flowers for Bees' by LeilaTeggie.Wendy’s winning waysWendy Sincock was recently in South Africarepresenting Great Britain and Northern Ireland at theWorld Transplant Games. She reports that over 1,000transplant athletes, representing more than 55 countriestook part and that it was a great occasion with anexciting opening ceremony. Wendy (pictured below)won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals inswimming events. Many congratulations! As if that wasnot enough she headed off to Sheffield a few days laterfor the British Transplant Games and won three golds,one silver and one bronze in the swimming events.The purpose of the Games is to highlight the need fororgan donation. At present there are 10,000 peoplewaiting for an organ transplant in the UK and sadlythree of these people die every day.Wendy is celebrating her 15 th kidney birthday this yearand sees herself as very lucky. To mark the occasion sheand John are organising a South African evening with hotfood and a film at Spreyton Village Hall for 7pm onSaturday 26 th October. This will be in aid of theExeter Kidney Unit and the Village Trust. Please seeComing Events below and posters for further details.Enquiries to Wendy at 01647 231597.Coming eventsFriday 4 th October. 7 for 7.30pm, Harvest Supper atVillage HallSaturday 5 th October. 10am, Farmers’ Market atVillage HallThursday 10 th October. 7.30pm, WI at Village HallSaturday 12 th October. 8pm Whist Drive in VillageHallFriday 25 th October. 7.30pm, Mixed Harmony Choirfrom Swimbridge at Village Hall for Spreyton MethodistChurch. Enquiries to Herbert, 01837 840614Saturday 26 th October. 7pm at Village Hall. SouthAfrican Evening with hot food and film. Bring your owndrink. Admission £10 for Exeter Kidney Unit and VillageTrust. See also local posters and item aboveSaturday 2 nd November. 10am, Farmers’ Market atVillage HallThursday 7 th November. 2.30pm, Gardening Club inVillage HallSaturday 9 th November. 10am, Coffee morning inVillage Hall to raise funds for Senior Citizens’ lunch inDecember8pm, Whist Drive in Village HallSunday 10 th November. 6pm, Remembrance Serviceat St Michael’sSaturday 16 th November. 10am, leaf clearing (withrefreshments) at St Michael’s Churchyard – see aboveMonday 2 nd December. 8pm, annual Bellringers’Christmas BingoSaturday 7 th December. 10am, Farmers’ Market atVillage Hall43


Castle Drogo – Inside OutHi again everyone.All is going really well up at the castle. The first meeting of the youth panel is due to take place in September and thenew viewing tower should be open for visitors by the time this issue comes out. We continue to get great feedbackfrom our visitors and work to stop water getting in to the fabric of the building is well and truly underway.2014 will be an important year for us. Not only will we be more confident in being open as a building site right fromthe start of the season but we will also be getting ready to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First WorldWar. We are doing an oral history project to gather as much info as possible about the men who were building thecastle at the time and what happened when war was declared. Erica, our volunteer Research Co-ordinator, will tellyou more.Castle Drogo during World War 1 1914 – 1918At the start of the war there were many workmen at Castle Drogo who were eligible to be called up to fight. We havebeen trying to find who went to war and what happened to them. Because many WW1 service records were lostduring the 2 nd World War it hasn’t been easy. We are asking for help from people in the area who may know thatsome of their relatives worked at Castle Drogo and also went off to war. Do you have a relative who was on theworkforce but also served in the army or navy, or even the early years of what became the RAF? Do you havephotos and service records? If so we would love to hear from you. Here are some examples of the sort of thing wehave so far been able to find out so far:A.J. Bennett – There is an Arthur Bennett on the Chagford War Memorial but our Drogo records never show firstnames so we do not know if this Bennett is one who worked at Drogo or not. The A J Bennett mentioned in theCommonwealth War Graves Commission was the son of Emma and Henry Bennett. Did this Bennett work at Drogo?Do you know of him?W.G. Arscott - We think that in this case we may have the right one but you may know more. William George Arscottwas in the Devonshire Regiment and died aged 24 in 1918 in Greece, where he is buried. His father was ThomasArscott of Netherton, Drewsteignton. Do you know of him? Was he a great uncle perhaps? Do you have photos?If you think you can help us please get in touch with me, Erica Williamson, Volunteer Research Co-ordinator, CastleDrogo Erica.Williamson@nationaltrust.org.ukPeople have always been very generous with stories of friends and family who worked at Drogo. In this case, we arespecifically looking at the people who built Drogo. Please get in touch with Erica if you have a story to share.As always, I hope that many of you will get a chance to pop up and see how things are going. Best wishes,PaulaCommunity Engagement Officer, Castle Drogo01647 434130, paula.clarke@nationaltrust.org.ukFungi foray: Sunday 20 October, 10am–12.30pm. Join an experienced mycologist finding and identifying the widerange of fungi on the Castle Drogo estate. £5 per adult, £2 per child. Booking essential on 01647 433306Medieval Gardens Workshop with Judith Richardson-Dawes. Friday 18 October 10.30am - 4.pm. What were theenclosed gardens of Medieval England like? Journey with Judith through herbals and prayer books and create agreeting inspired by medieval gardens, gild your work with fine gold. Expert tuition and specialist materials provided.Cost £35 includes coffees and lunch. Booking essential 01647 433306.Hallowe’en Trail: Saturday 26 October - Sunday 3 November, 11am–4pm Follow the spooky trail around thegarden and grounds to learn about hallowe’en customs and traditions. £1.50 per trail (includes prize) Normaladmission prices apply.Hans Memling ~ Between History and Legend, Lecture Lunch with Judith Richardson-Dawes. Friday 15 thNovember, 11am-3pm. Cost £22 includes coffees and lunch. Journey into the medieval landscape of Hans Memling.Explore his mystic images and his ethereal Madonnas and unlock the symbolism of the Middle Ages. An in depthlook at two paintings. Booking essential 01647 433306 or 01392 438273. Email castledrogo@nationaltrust.org.uk44


SOUTH TAWTON AND SOUTH ZEALSt Andrew’s and St Mary’s newsIt’s great to see the scaffolding being erected around StAndrew’s. A just reward for all the hard work put in byso many in our community.St Mary’s tranquil garden project, initiated by Revd Paulis progressing. The plans, developed by local residents,are now ready for general consultation withparishioners and the statutory bodies. We also hope todisplay a new sign on the west wall of the church nextto the door, making it clear our beautiful little chapel isopen every day.At St Andrew’s, we have also convened a workinggroup to define a new Churchyard Management Policyto advise visitors about considerate and sensitive use ofthis area. This will incorporate a positive approach toconservation and wildlife and improve the maintenanceof parts of the churchyard which need some attention.Thank you to those villagers willing to support thisproject.All are welcome to our special Service of Light forLoved Ones which will be held on Sunday 3 rdNovember at St Andrew’s at 6pm. Come and light acandle for those you wish to remember at this short,gentle service.We are very pleased to announce that we shall beholding our first Messy Church event for children andtheir carers on Saturday 23 rd November, 2.30-4pmat the Victory Hall. The afternoon will be full of music,refreshments, and art and craft activities on the themeof ‘Light Shining in the Dark’ – more details of this freeevent will follow shortly!Our church is holding its popular Pies and PuddingsHarvest Supper again this year at 7pm on Friday 11 thOctober at the Victory Hall. The proceeds will go to‘Send a Cow’ and we’d love to see you there.Moor Harmony will perform The Armed Man, KarlJenkins’ 20 th century Mass for Peace, at the OkementCommunity Centre, Okehampton on Saturday 2 ndNovember at 7:30pm and at St Andrew’s Church,South Tawton on Saturday 9 th November at 7:30pm.There will be a retiring collection.Bingo at the Victory Hall will be on Tuesday 29 thOctober and Tuesday 26 th November at 7:30pm.All are welcome.Kay Pyne and John CandlerNews from Church HouseThe next big event at Church House will be the SilentAuction which will be on Saturday 12 th October,10am-4pm. Last year’s auction was a great success –many will remember that frenetic final half hour withprospective buyers rushing around the saleroom makinglast-minute bids. It is an excellent way finally to get ridof some items (such as the unwanted Christmas andbirthday gifts which have languished in the back of thecupboard for years) and hopefully finding something youreally do want at a bargain price. Visit the website,www.thechurchhouse.org.uk for full details of how theauction works and how to submit items for inclusion,or contact Mark Freeman at townbarton@gmail.com,tel: 01837 840085.On Friday 15 th November at 8pm the Bonfire Bandwill be performing at Church House. A new group,tipped for stardom, the band plays a mix of edgy bluesand folk music, being captivating and rhythmicallymoving. Tickets at £7.00 are available fromwww.liveandacoustic.co.uk .Church House continues to open on Sundays from11am–5pm for cream teas and refreshments until theend of October. If you would like to visit Church Houseover the winter period or to hire it for meetings, eventsor celebrations, please contact David Youle on 01837840418 or visit www.thechurchhouse.org.uk .Choral Concert in churchLaunceston Male Voice Choir and Tetcott Ladies’ Choirwill be giving a concert in St Andrew’s Church onSaturday 30 th November starting at 7.30pm.45


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