Winter 2017 edition new


The Sheepwash Chronicle is a magazine for and about the residents of the little village of Sheepwash in Devon.

Lots of things have been going on in the village since the last issue hit the streets.

Sheepwash Golfing Society

The Sheepwash Golfing Society is a longestablished

group of friends who go out every

Thursday to play golf. Although the society

originated in Sheepwash, our members are now

drawn from a wider area in North Devon and


We usually play at Bude and North Cornwall Golf

Club, where most of us are members, but we

also have a few away days - recent destinations

include Honiton, Holsworthy, Launceston, Oak

Manor, near Taunton, Ivy Leaf and Tavistock.

Golf is always followed by a few beers and

supper, so it is a very “convivial” day out, as our

captain Fred Heard would say.

The society is informal- there is no subscription,

no rules, and the ability range is very wide. We

have some very good golfers and others who

play more in hope than expectation!

Membership is by invitation. Our numbers vary - it just depends who turns up on a Thursday - but we

normally field between fifteen and twenty players.

In March every year there is the Sheepwash Cup, which attracts about forty invited players, and we have

the odd match against other societies.

Despite the informality, some serious golf is played. Members compete for the “Golfer of the Year”

accolade, based on the most points scored during our monthly Stableford competition.

The 2016 winner was our own Tony Jones, who is pictured here holding the coveted Sheepwash Duck - a

magnificent trophy!

David Ansell

Carol Singing Around the Village

Thank you to all who came carol singing around the village just before Christmas, and to those who came

out to listen, and to give so generously – a wonderful £200 has been sent to Children’s Hospice South


It was great to have the musical accompaniment of Mike Ritson on saxophone and Jan Hayward on clarinet

– thank you both. After nearly two hours carolling our evening came to a close with lovely festive

refreshments at the home of Pete and Jan Hayward of Oaklands – thanks to them for their hospitality, and

thank you all Sheepwash!

Helen Orr

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