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The Pump NOW online - June 21 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents/pumps/jul20.pdf email hatherleighpump@live.co.uk


The first since lockdown



Northlew - June 19 


by PAT DURSTON


Hatherleigh


A Few words from Northlew (Did I say the fewer the better) I common with other churches, St. Thomas of Canterbury has been locked since mothering Sunday. This seemed very sad, to me. However, this period of our history is over and the Church is open for private prayer, from 9am to 5pm daily. As there have been no social events either, there is very little to report. Obviously these non-happening will have a big impact on our finances but we can only soldier on and do our best and, gradually, things will right themselves. Our country has taken a hammering and we need to sort that out, and our little church is part of that process. We have a second hand book stall in the churchroom a good selection of books for any donation you like to make however small. We plod on until we reach £100 and then give that to the current cause. So far, just over £1,000 has gone to various causes. Just sent off £100 to the Royal British Legion, last time it was farming in crisis, “Missions to Seamen” and I know that they are a great help to seamen far from home and in need of a hot drink and maybe a prayer. We need to look after our sailors we are an island and need them! Being still in the quill and ink era I do not use a computer and suchlike, but have been told all the services etc. that have been online during these last few months around the team have been inspiring and popular (many non church goers have also enjoyed them ed.). when one door closes another opens, they say! One more thing. On sunny Friday morning, recently, there has been cheerful gatherings outside the shop next to the churchroom. Steve and Shirley, who now run the shop have a kind of street market during Friday Post Office hours at which various items will be from sale from pasties to face masks. Now, all we need is the Green Dragon to be open and things will getting normal. Which reminds me of something nice and unexpected that happened. On the first day of the “Lockdown” I was about to listen to the news when the frontdoor flew open and a young gentleman literally galloped in plonked a Huge glass (about half a gallon) down and rushed out again. The Pub Landlord had rushed across the square with this very full glass of red wine and I think it was the highlight of some very lengthy weeks! Thank You Dan! (How did you manage not to spill it!)



Hatherleigh Market reopens Tuesday 2nd June - May 29 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh


Come and support your local market,



June's Coronavirus Pump here - May 29 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/jun20.pdf


Latest from Hatherleigh sadly featuring two obituaries I intend to have a full Pump next month so we are looking for people who could deliver the Pump next mont June's Coronavirus Pump here



May's Coronavirus 2020 issue - April 23 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/may20.pdf


The cut down version that is being printed locally so print some out and give them to your neighbours if you can, thank you



OKEHAMPTON LIBRARY UPDATE - April 7 


by CAROLE


Hatherleigh


Update from Okehampton Library

Following the temporary closure of Okehampton Library and all Devon Libraries we would like to take the opportunity to let you know that although our buildings may be closed, the Library Service is very much open.  Our library staff are working from home to promote and support our digital library, create new online content and provide the important service of keeping in contact with our library customers.
We are available via email at okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Devon Libraries have also suspended the Devon Mobile Library Service in line with the physical building closures. They have also suspended the Home Library Service in Devon, and are encouraging the volunteers to phone their readers regularly to have a social chat and to check in.
Devon Online Library Services 

Renew your library items and review your account via our website www.devonlibraries.org.uk.  If you do not have online access you can renew your books by phoning 0345 155 1001.  All items are being renewed for three months and overdue charges have been suspended.
Please can we request that library customers hold onto books, CDs and DVDs and return them when we re-open. As mentioned above, there will be no fines and we will keep renewing issues until further notice.

During this time, online reservations will be unavailable. If you have already placed an online reservation, please note this will not be satisfied until 17th June 2020 at the earliest due to the system closure.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines that you can access for free using your library card.  We have plenty on offer particularly if you are needing to keep busy at this time. www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/ebooks

Join the library for free at www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/join-us   
Once you have completed the online joining form, you will be given a temporary [UNREG] number which will enable you to access our digital library immediately. As and when our library re-opens we will process all temporary memberships registered during this closure period and we will issue a library card to you.

Online Events - libraries are hosting regular live events every day on social media and online so please join us.  There is a wide selection of online events such as Language Cafes, Zoom Daily Chat, Reading Groups, Lego Clubs, Coding Clubs and much more…
https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena

Libraries Unlimited are offering daily Bounce & Rhyme and Storytime session. 

Ancestry Library Edition - Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily extended to Devon Library members at home, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Home access will be available until the end of April and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed. To access Ancestry, you need to be logged in to the Devon Libraries website with your borrower card number and PIN, you will then be able to see the special 'Ancestry Library Edition' link and start your family history research.

Follow us on Facebook at Okehampton Library where we will be hosting various events, activities and groups.  Keep in touch and receive up to date information.
Updates are also being posted on our websites, so please keep checking for the latest news in your area:
https://www.librariesunlimited.org.uk/news/coronavirus-library-service-update/
https://www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena
https://www.torbaylibraries.org.uk/web/arena/home
https://www.librariesunlimited.org.uk/news/
Booktrack  - Calling all Book Trackers and their families! We miss speaking to you about all the fantastic books you've read and we'd love to continue your Book Track journey with you while the library is closed.
Aged 6 or over? Love reading? Book Track is a chance to keep a record of all the books you read, and collect stickers and badges along the way. Choose the books you like, and when you have read them, tell us a little bit about them.
Parents get in touch with us at okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk to find out more



My Brother Don Rest in Peace - March 13 


by KEN EDWARDS


Hatherleigh


Don Don used to introduce me as his "baby brother". There were 3 of us, Don (1928) Roy (1931) and Ken (1939). We were all Hatherleigh born and bred sons of Hatherleigh. Roy and I used to help Don with his paperwork and try to shield him from some of the tricky situations when people tried to take advantage of him. Roy passed away 10 years ago so Don and I muddled along together. Don had a quick temper- and a very warm smile. Don has always been there as my eldest brother giving me money for the Sunday School outings and such. We had a few uncles and one of them (Uncle Dick) always tried to cadge a cigarette from Don. I had got hold of some trick cigarettes that went bang, so we tried them out on Uncle Dick, but we got the strength wrong and instead of a light bang the cigarette exploded into bits when he lit it. Uncle Dick was not amused but Don could not stop laughing. Don needed to have transport so he bought a Cyclemaster then upgraded to a BSA Bantam. He took his test and passed at the 7th try. Later in his life he bought a 3 wheel car and took his test and passed (again) at the 7th try. Then he bought a mini. One wet night Don was driving up Market Street and was dazzled by other cars. He panicked and bumped into 3 of them. This became a feature at the next Carnival. Carnival was very important to Don; he often carried the large burning torch and also served on the committee. When he became President of the Carnival he saw it as the ultimate honour – it was. In later years Don used an electric mobility scooter but often got the charger disconnected. When he drove downhill it was fine, but it wouldn’t go uphill. Many Hatherleigh residents have had the experience of pushing him back up the hill! Don worked for Devon County Council road maintenance until he retired at 63. He had a long service certificate that he was proud of. He also said that now he was retired nobody was going to tell him what to do. He kept to that for 28 years. At the market Don helped the auctioneer by acting as a runner with the Auction bid records. He did this until he was 87. He loved the market. Singing was another of his pleasures, as a member of this Methodist Church throughout his life, and as a member of the Men’s Forum male voice choir. Don was often seen at services handing out hymn books – a duty that he shared with Albert Palfrey. During his retired years he lived in a bungalow in Claremont Place and was given remarkable support by his neighbours Josie and Rachel Lovegrove. Josie knew of him as an additional Grandfather. After a few dramatic trips to Hospital Don moved into the Barn Park Care Home at Halwil. Don’s cat (Katie) also moved in with him. Don and Katie were cared for in the true sense of care until his body wore out. Katie has now moved out to live with one of the carers that works at Barn Park. Don lived out the whole of his life of 91 years at Hatherleigh, he loved the Market, the Carnival, his singing and the Chapel. The Community of Hatherleigh made it possible for him to have a full life and have been very generous to him.



VISIONS OF CHINA - March 4 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.rob-burton.co.uk


Rob Burton, a ex-hatherleigh resident has been out in China for the past eight years, and he is documenting his experiences during the Coronavirus. He has to give his lectures through the internet now. Watch his YouTube channel links with the post.



Car boot Hatherleigh - March 1 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh


Every Sunday 12noon to recycle all those unused preloved items In the market, despite the developer



Hatherleigh Pump online - February 27 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website Www.listevents.net/pumps/mar20.pdf


The latest pump is now online



Pledge for Nature - February 19 


by BRYONY PAUL


Hatherleigh website www.biosphere.org.uk/pledgefornature


Its time to act! Pledge for Nature is a new campaign, launched early in 2020, that aims to support and encourage communities in northern Devon to help nature to flourish again. The project invites individuals, schools, landowners, and businesses to join Seasonal Activities to tackle priority issues for natures recovery, with the ambition of securing more space and wilder areas in farmland, gardens, and greenspaces. Activities will include creating flower and insect- rich habitats, planting new woodlands and making our rivers, hedges, gardens, and green spaces better for nature, the local economy, and for combating climate change, explains Project Coordinator Bryony Paul. More information about Pledge for Nature, Seasonal Activities and how to Create Your Pledge can found at www.biosphere.org.uk/pledgefornature. You can also visit the Pledge Map to see what other people are doing in your area for nature. Pledge for Nature is being coordinated by the North Devon Biosphere, a cross sector partnership that is working to protect North Devons unique natural environment. It is financially supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Mardens Devon Cottages, Devon County Council and a successful Crowdfunder. Everyone taking part is invited to help spread the word about Pledge for Nature by sharing pictures of completed pledges using the hashtag #PledgeforNature via: Twitter: @PledgeforNature Facebook: Pledge for Nature Instagram: NorthDevonBiosphere The global climate and ecological emergency may seem daunting, but by working together as a community we can make a real difference.



Cricket gets a boost from the Rotary - February 12 


by BOB LUCKHURST


Hatherleigh


The Rotary Club of Hatherleigh is pleased to be able to support the ongoing projects currently being undertaken by both the Hatherleigh Cricket Club and the Football Club. At the Rotary meeting on Monday 10 February, Club President, Phil Hackett, presented a cheque to each of the clubs. Picture of the presentation



What can we do about climate change? - February 10 


by CLAIRE KEMP


Hatherleigh email Ckmultimedia@gmail.com


I love weekend trips out. One of my favourites involves pulling on wellies, grabbing car keys and heading to local wildlife or country beauty-spots. Trouble is these days many lovely areas are busy before I get there because I’m not the only one who values nature. In a small country like the UK it’s ever-harder to be alone with wildlife. Sad, yes, but what’s that got to do with Climate Change? Doesn’t Climate Change mean rain, and wind and sun at times when you’re not expecting them? Well, many people are now saying Climate Change is much more than weather. The BBC have just reported (7-2-2020) that the “Loss of bumblebees [is] driven by 'climate chaos’. They suggest that weather changes are causing bio-diversity declines, making animals vulnerable. Now as our human population goes up, already-delicate animals and plants and insects are being pushed out. Loads of people care deeply about these changes, but don’t think they can make a difference on their own. Just last week someone said to me “What’s the point when China is using more and more coal?” I’d like to think we can all make choices that count. For example a few years ago I went to interview people at a pond ecology centre in London about the UK’s native amphibians and reptiles. I discovered there are ten native UK species, five reptiles and five amphibians. But all of them have been declining in numbers because of the recent introduction of lethal viruses and fungi. I asked if the Centre had found these diseases were affecting their animals because of non-native reptiles and amphibians bringing them over from other countries? The answer was no. Sort of. They had a problem because their water-life sites were “a popular spot to come and dump your goldfish”. Hundreds of gold fish had ended up in their ponds. And “that might seem quite an innocent and decorative thing to have in the water. However, goldfish are thought to be one of the carriers of the deadly virus.” It seems some creatures can carry diseases without getting ill, like goldfish and that virus. However they can give those diseases to our native animals, who sadly are then weakened or killed. After that conversation I’ve certainly thought more about my own pets. I don’t want to spread any animal diseases among UK wildlife. I now have 4 chickens, bees and a dog. I got locally bred chickens and bees, but at the moment I don’t know how to better-manage my dog other than “picking up” around him. Any suggestions? And a question: Can we start off-setting the effects of Climate Change by learning more about the animals (and plants) we bring in to our own homes, and spread around our local areas?



Parish Clerk Vacancy Exbourne - January 30 


by ZENA TETT


Hatherleigh email exbournewithjacobstowepc@gmail.com Tel 01837851612


Parish Clerk Vacancy Exbourne with Jacobstowe Parish Council has a vacancy for a part time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (16 hours per month). Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience and will be in accordance with the NALC and SLCC recommendations. The Council meets eleven times a year on the last Tuesday evening of the month. Applicants should be highly motivated and well organised, and able to demonstrate an effective record of achievement in a similar role, be able to prepare budgets and accounts and be able to work flexibly and independently from home. Good oral, written communication, IT and strong interpersonal skills are essential. For informal discussions about the role please contact the Chairman, Steve Blakeman on Telephone: 01837 851612 or E-mail: steveblakeman@gmail.com For a job description please email: exbournewithjacobstowepc@gmail.com Applications invited by 14th March 2020



Hatherleigh's Bells - January 29 


by ISABELLA WHITWORTH


Hatherleigh


Every set of church bells has its own tuning: Hatherleigh s beautiful ring of eight bells is tuned to the key of F. Our heaviest bell (number eight ) weighs over 685 kilograms. Hatherleigh's bells, known throughout Devon for their excellent tuning and clear sound, ring out for church services, weddings and other commemorations. The team practices every Thursday, which will now be our permanent night after a trial period. We need new ringers, young and old, so that bell ringing continues in Hatherleigh. If you've rung before, would like to learn, or just want to come along and see what it's all about, please phone Mark Wonnacott on 07870 307441 and have a chat.



February's Pump NOW online - January 21 


by NEIL PRICE, EDITOR


Hatherleigh website www.listevents/pumps/feb20.pdf email hatherleighpump@live.co.uk Tel 01837811216


February Pump NOW on line, please help with March's issue by adding your Events and/or other Magazine content, via the "Enter Copy" tag above then "Add Event" or "Add Magazine Copy" AGM on 20th May



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO RECORD THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE - December 8 


by COUNCILOR CLARE KEMP, WDBC


Hatherleigh website www.climatechange.westdevon.gov.uk email ckmultimedia@gmail.com


Many of us are concerned that climate change might already be impacting our own towns and environments. We want to know exactly what is happening now and what might happen soon, because with such information we would be more able to protect ourselves. But at the moment we don’t know. Collecting climate change information for our area doesn’t mean we have to to start from zero because we’re lucky enough to have lots of local experts. Over the years they’ve separately been gathering data about for example, rainfall and river-health. We also have untapped historical knowledge, with lots of people remembering changes to climate, wildlife and agriculture that have happened over the decades. The suggestion now is that people with this relevant knowledge might want to volunteer as climate change reporters. They could more officially collect climate change information about the area, and combine this information for the good of everyone. As you know I am one of your West Devon Borough Councilors, representing Hatherleigh, Northlew, Highampton and Meeth. I am very much interested in and involved with the Borough’s climate change emergency response, and am on WDBC’s climate change standing committee. Committee members have come to understand that gathering information is a first vital step towards developing strong and appropriate local responses. WDBC has just launched the following Climate Change web site:www.climatechange.westdevon.gov.uk/ Here WDBC shows for example, how they’re mapping the council’s carbon footprint so they can reduce it. Tools for mapping all of our individual carbon footprints are on the site too so we can manage our own impacts. I’m writing about this now because recently all four towns in this ward were approached by the North Devon Biosphere (NDB) as part of their new project covering the whole North Devon region. The NDB is a Unesco supported research-based organization. They’re now asking for volunteer climate change reporters from all towns in the area so they can start gathering information from the whole region. This will of course be beneficial for us all more widely. But at the same time, I think the information we collect in our four towns offers the chance for us to support our local needs by establishing a more local data bank. I therefore suggest we do both. We can contribute to the big project and also to our ward. I am volunteering to collect and edit ward-based information, and use it to write regular local reports for Hatherleigh, Highampton, Nothlew and Meeth magazines (unless someone else would like the job?) To monitor future climate changes the first thing we need is a clear understanding of where we are now. We need to know about the numbers of local wild birds, animals and insects, alongside evidence showing if these have gone up or down recently. We need to understand any changes in the health of our streams and rivers. We need to find out if farm yields are increasing or decreasing; what kinds of trees are dying and which thriving; if air quality is changing; if rain, sunlight hours or temperatures are fluctuating. Overall, any fact-based evidence is important. Please, do you have any expertise in these areas? Can you help by volunteering as a reporter? If so email me (Clare Kemp) by January 7th at: ckmultimedia@gmail.com



December/January Pump ONLINE - November 25 


by NEIL PRICE ED.


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/decjan20.pdf email hatherleighpump@live.co.uk Tel 07890615454


The latest Pump is now available



Sell for the Church! - November 20 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh


Hatherleigh Church 50:50 Shop We did this several years ago and are set to repeat it, again in Salar Gallery’s Lower Exhibition Room through February (4th to 29th). We will be grateful for people to bring us things in good clean condition that they no longer require but which could be sold to raise money towards church expenses/improvements. These will be collected and sorted from 28th January. Please contact Salar Gallery (01837 810940) for further info. or see posters nearer the time.



Town Criers' Competition - November 15 


by ROS CARLTON CHARD.


Hatherleigh


Oyez Oyez Oyez This year I have been to Town Crier Competitions in Ilminster, Callington, Frome, Salcombe, Knightsbridge, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Topsham, Widdecombe, Newton Abbott and Melksham. I generally was in the top 5, 3rd at Callington while at Melksham I won the best Ambassador Cup for promotting Hatherleigh which is quite an accolade! The Junior Town Crier Champion was Harry Lewis again this year at the School. He came up for our competition in the square where he helped with the draw and then at the end of competition he did a cry about Hatherleigh to much applause. He has also been taken under my wing and has been invited to Ilminster and Frome for their Junior Competions. Our competition went really well where 14 criers took part. Sadly due to ill health 2 competitors could not make it, wishing them a speedy recovery. On a happier note the Crier from Plymouth's wife was happy a baby so he couldn't make it! The Best Crier was 1st David Turner, Tavistock, Second Jackies Edwards, Kingsteignton, 3rd Clive O'Shaunnesy. Best Dressed Roy Goodwin, Ilfracombe. Best Dressed couple Stewart and Viv Cummins, Chard. Best Dressed Escort, Jenny Cook Callington. A huge thank you to Rupert Brandon-king and team for the use of the stage and Gazebo, where wew all stayed dry! The George for a ward welcome with superb cakes, coffee and tea. The Tally ho! for memorable Roast Beef Lunch and Ady and all the staff were fantastic. The judges for their time Josie Lloyd, Bryony Herrod-Taylor and Andy Cox. Jane from the Pottery who not only helped co-ordinate but made the little bells given to all the criers.Without their help none of this would have been possible. So once again thanks so much for all your help and remain your World Champion Town Crier. p.s we hadmore crioers then they had at the National Town Criers Championship this year. I must be doing something right! It is a shame the Town Crier's competition was not mentioned in the Carnival Programme and Ros please let the Pump know when you are off to competions up and down the country! EDITOR



HATHERLEIGH CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS: - November 2 


by CLARE TYSON


Hatherleigh


HATHERLEIGH CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS: Monday December 2nd is Christmas Lights Switch On at 7.15pm! Accompanied by Hatherleigh Silver Band, Late Night Local Shopping and craft stalls in the George Hotel - what a night! And to top it off will we be lucky to see Santa make an appearance in Old Schools, come and find out! On Christmas Eve, join Hatherleigh Town Councillors in the Square at 7pm as we host the Carol Service led by Rev. Leigh Winsbury and accompanied by Hatherleigh Silver Band. Followed by mince pies and mulled cider in Old Schools. Please look out for donation boxes to support the Christmas Lights Fund in shops in town.



November Pump now online - October 23 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/nov19.pdf


featuring all your favoriyte items



Hatherleigh Market Latest - October 14 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website apps.westdevon.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/193068?fbclid=IwAR0EiXqSlANhc1UOj6AulcA0tL9iOrG5ISv80Cn9bvAAE3GMectDH2CH4O4


The updated plans for the market are now available on the Westdevon Website ref 3068/19/ARC



Okehampton Library joins the fight against hygiene - October 12 


by CAROLE


Hatherleigh website librariesunlimited.org.uk


The staff at Okehampton Library are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Beauty Banks. Libraries and Beauty Banks are all about supporting people in local communities to be the best they can be, and this joint partnership means that libraries can help more people when they are at their most vulnerable. Beauty Banks is a people powered movement co-founded by PR beauty guru Jo Jones and journalist Sali Hughes. The social enterprise is made up of a community of people who share the belief that being clean is a basic human right and fundamental to our general health, our mental health and wellbeing. Beauty Banks, which launched in February 2018 collects new and unused products, re-packages them and mindfully distributes them to registered charity partners for distribution to the guests they serve. Okehampton Library is the latest library in Devon to become a ‘Beauty Spot’, a location where the public can donate unwanted hygiene products that will then be collected by Beauty Banks and redistributed to people in need. Libraries Unlimited, the charity that runs Devon Libraries, has already opened beauty spots in Exeter Library, Paignton Library and Barnstaple Library. Carole Cornwall, Library Supervisor at Okehampton Library said: “Library customers are kind, supportive and generous as we’ve seen with our Period Poverty collection points in libraries across Devon, and in Exeter with the donations made to ensure homeless people were warm and well clothed last winter. Libraries are safe spaces open to everyone and are ideally placed to be able to support their local communities and those who are most in need within those communities. We know that feeling good about yourself is important in so many ways and we hope that our customers will support this great initiative.” She continued: “We’re looking for donations of basic hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shaving gel, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, tampons or sanitary towels, body lotion, hairbrushes, combs. Also essentials for children – baby shampoo, nappies, wipes, nappy cream, baby bath and lotion, hairbrushes and toothbrushes. Teens also need deodorant, spot cream and sanitary protection. Beauty Banks clients living in temporary accommodation and homeless shelters often need travel minis they can carry more easily from place to place.” Beauty Banks serve all kinds of clients of all genders and ages, put yourself in any of their shoes and donate what you would need to feel human and dignified. Also accepted are donations of otherwise-unattainable luxuries like makeup. Beauty Banks asks that only unused and unopened products are donated for health and safety reasons. These donations will then be distributed in the community through a local organisation. To get involved and to donate to your local Beauty Spot, visit Okehampton Library or head to Exeter Library, Barnstaple Library or Paignton Library. To find out more about Libraries Unlimited visit librariesunlimited.org.uk follow on Facebook.com/LibrariesUnlimited, Twitter @LibrariesUnlimited or Instagram.com/LibrariesUnlimited.



OPENING DAYS - September 26 


by ANDREA VOADEN


Hatherleigh website www.hatherleigh-pri.devon.sch.uk email admin@hatherleigh-pri.devon.sch.uk Tel 01837810248


Hatherleigh Community School Caring about learning and learning to care We warmly invite Parents/Carers of children beginning school in September 2020 and for those new to the Hatherleigh community and surrounding area. OPEN EVENING Wednesday 30th October 2019 6.30pm 8.00pm OPEN AFTERNOON Thursday 31st October 2019 1.30pm 3.00pm OPEN MORNING Tuesday 29th October 2019 9.30am 11.30am ALAN MONGER Headteaacher HATHERLEIGH COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL SOUTH STREET, HATHERLEIGH, OKEHAMPTON, DEVON EX20 3JB



October Parish Pump now online - September 24 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh


Parish Pump is now available via the "Local Magazine" tab under menu



Parachute Jump (Free Falling Four) - September 19 


by TRISH WANNACOTT


Hatherleigh


We would like to say a huge Thank you to everyone who supported us for our Parachute Jump in aid of Dementia Uk and Cancer Research. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community. Whether you attended our Coffee Morning, Afternoon Tea with The Hummingbirds or by sponsoring us, you helped us raise the amazing sum of 3745.71. This has been split equally between the two charities. Our tandem jumps took place on Monday 26th August. Trish Wonnacott, Lorraine Moore, Caroline and James Munn



Sally Vick - September 18 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh website www.twomoorsfestival.co.uk Tel 01392665885


The Two Moors Festival Concert on Thursday 17 October at 7:30 pm at St John the Baptist Church, Hatherleigh is by THE LUTOSLAWSKI DUO - Emilia Sitarz and Bartek Wasik. They have played together since 1999, and very successfully developed a harmony of their individual musical shades, articulations, rhythm and feelings. They are well-known for their award-winning performances of chamber music, as well as many prestigious appearances in concert halls including The Carnegie in NYC. The Lutosławski Duo makes a welcome return to the Festival. They are firmly in the forefront of leading exponents of the two piano repertoire and their past concerts here have always been a sell-out. Their programme is inspired by the history of Witold Lutosławski and Andrzej Panufnik who, during the Second World War, performed their own piano transcriptions of well-known works in the famous restaurants and piano bars of Warsaw, which at the time was occupied by Nazi Germany.



A Big ?Thank You? from Jennie GILL - September 16 


by JENNIE GILL


Hatherleigh


I would like to thank all my friends from Winkleigh, Monkokehampton, Hatherleigh, Wembworthy, North Tawton and further afield who came to my Tea & Cakes in the Barn on Wednesday 11th September to celebrate my 80th Birthday ! Also the various Classic Car Club members who turned up in their wonderful cars to put on display in our field a wonderful sight. Unfortunately, due to a chest infection I had lost my voice so I held up a laminated notice advising everyone that I couldn't talk or have a chat. My lovely husband, Alan, had to do all the talking !! I cannot believe that 142 folk signed my Birthday Book and despite the weather being a bit on the damp side, everyone appeared to have a good time with all the laughter and jollity which created a brilliant atmosphere in the Barn. Many braved the weather to have a wander around the Garden and Veggie Patch. Although the afternoon wasn't designed as a Charity event, because we are firm supporters of Devon Air Ambulance who saved Alan's life, I put a box on the Cake Table, said nothing about it, but many donations were put in and we have over 200 to give to Devon Air which is just great, so I do thank all those who donated and also gave me lots of cards and presents. It was a truly memorable day all I can say is a HUGE Thank You to everyone who came along. Jennie GILL



September 2019's Pump - August 18 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/sep19.pdf


New Parish Magazine September now online



Calling all Clubs and Businesses! - August 17 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.hatherleigh.net email neil@listevents.net Tel 017890615454


To be included on Hatherleigh.net/ListEvents.net and in next years' directory. Add your information via Hatherleigh.net. If you have you see a "tab" ADD EMAIL TO ADD COPY, click there and add you email and memorable word. Then the "tab" will read Enter Copy. Choose Enter Copy, choose Club or Business from drop down list then fill in the details of your club or Business. N.B. Business should choose the Web click here option if you want the free option to appear on the Website as a listing. Any problems please contact me 07890615454 or email neil@listevents.net



Open Studio in Bondleigh - August 13 


by CELIA OLSSON


Hatherleigh website www.celiaolssonartist.co.uk email celia.olsson.art@gmail.com Tel 0183782796


Open Studio in Bondleigh After a years break established Devon artist, Celia Olsson, will be again opening her studio for Devon Open Studios between 7th and 22nd September. On show will be watercolour paintings inspired by the voyages to Norway, Spitzbergen, Iceland and Greenland she has made over the last couple of years. Celia will also show the books of sketches she has made of the places visited, some of which have diary entries and mementos such as tickets, receipts and local currency notes. Also on show will be paintings based on the countryside and woodlands around her home and walks over Dartmoor. Celia paints in a loose style mainly using watercolour because of the wonderful choice of vibrant colours, but also likes to experiment with acrylic inks and various texture media. She says watercolour is such an exciting media because you never know how it will turn out. During Devon Open Studios Celia will be running a Watercolour Basics course on 11th, 12th, and 18th September for beginners, the terrified and those who havent done any watercolour for a long time. Please contact her for up-to-date information on spaces available She also runs regular fortnightly watercolour classes locally, and is invited to run workshops for art groups all over the South West. At all these events she likes to encourage people to have a go without fear of failure. Celia is looking forward to welcoming visitors to her studio in the garden on 7th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 21st, & 22nd September from 11am to 6pm.



Cricket Club Gate - August 8 


by RICHARD OWEN


Hatherleigh


Some time ago when the fence was altered on the road side of the cricket club ground one of the entrance gates was removed and disposed of . Unfortunately that was the gate with the bat , ball and HCC on it . I had thought since then that it would be lovely to have it reinstated . After some enquiries it was suggested that I should ask Len Riches to help ( who lives in the Old Forge behind the scorebox ) . When I visited Len he told me that his father had made the original gate design and he would be delighted to do so. Len made a replacement which has now been fixed into the small side gate . Thanks goes to him and to Right Angle (on the industrial estate) for priming the metal work free of charge. I really hope that this little piece of Hatherleigh history will last for many years and be admired by all who see it.



Inspired by the word - August 3 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh



'INSPIRED BY THE WORD’, our Festival Exhibition, (Kate Andrew: paintings on slate, Rose Hunters: linocuts inspired by Devon poets, & Colin Burlton: wood carvings based on nursery rhymes, fables & his own verse), continues until 31st August at the Salar Gallery.

Kate Andrew's "Be still and listen"

"I’ve been wanting to purchase a lovely slate painting from Kate for a while. When this one with the lighthouse came on, it was definitely “the one” & when it arrived it was even more stunning in real life. I absolutely love it. Thanks Kate. X"

"Fox" by Rose Hunters



50 years an Auctioneer, The eccentric Barrister - July 29 


by PHILIP PYLE


Hatherleigh website www.pylesauctions.co.uk


Some years after working at Hatherleigh Market I set up on my own account at the Bridge Auction rooms Hatherleigh specialising in architectural salvage auctions. A speciality auction which the family and I still continue today. It was at this time (probably mid 90s) that we became acquainted with someone who was previously a very successful London barrister who had taken to alcohol and been sent away by his firm into exile into North Cornwall. He had been to a couple of our picture auctions and brought some pictures but felt that the dealers were ganging up against him We were holding our first architectural sale with many cast iron garden benches, statues, urns etc. from a foundry in Shropshire. Our barrister friend viewed didn't want to attend, but wanted telephone bids on 20 lots! The first of his lots comes up. I tell him the bidding is at 250 for a garden bench What did he want to do? His reply Don't talk to me until the bidding gets to 500 Bit of an auctioneers dream. He got the bench at 500 and secured all his lots after 20 separate phone calls. Please deliver! I sent my son Robert and Peter Jones, a local farmer, off to North Cornwall with a lorry load of garden ornaments. They return many hours later laughing. Where have you been? I enquired. Well they said they were greeted by the barrister completely naked apart from a dressing gown, a green parrot on his shoulder and a glass of plonk (that's what he called it) in his hand. They had to put each piece of iron in special areas all around the spacious lawn. Some six months later I received a phone call from our now friendly barrister. Ive fallen out with my female partner come and pick it all up and when you come bring me some plonk he said When I asked him what he meant by plonk. He said The most expensive best quality red wine you can find When I asked him why he didn't get his own plonk He had been to the local store in his dressing gown to buy some, his tackle got exposed and the police no longer agreed with his driving abilities. We had just finished loading the last bench when his partner turned up What on earth is going on? I explained that we were merely carrying out our clients instructions. We hastily finished our glass of plonk and bid a quick retreat. The day of the sale was some days later and on the morning of the sale guess who turns up, the barristers partner! She starts by buying every lot that had come from their lawn. I had a quiet word with her saying that I hoped all our work and labour would not have been a waste of time. Dont you think I can Pay? she retorted. She wrote a cheque for all 20 lots and requested delivery back to North Cornwall. I waited a week for the cheque to clear. Peter and I returned with said items and we had to put each item back exactly where it had come from. No plonk this trip! Some 3 months later another phone call from Mr. Barrister I have kicked my partner out come and pick up the garden furniture. By this time the statues were getting travel sickness and knowing she had paid for them with her own private cheque. I made an excuse that the lorry had broken down and heard no more. 3 Lots of commission out of one bench is enough for any auctioneer!



August Pump now online - July 22 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/aug19.pdf email neil@listevents.net


Latest news etc. see link



Former Wimbledon Player living at Hatherleigh - July 20 


by JERRY SHORT, CARE WRITER


Hatherleigh


Former Wimbledon Player living at Hatherleigh Nursing Home Former Wimbledon player, 81-year old Rosie Jewell, at Hatherleigh Nursing Home With the 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships now on and long queues forming for strawberries and cream, it is exciting to discover that one of the family members living at Hatherleigh Nursing Home, 81 year-old Rosie Jewell, was a former tennis player who played in the under eighteens team at the Wimbledon Championships in 1954, getting through to the quarter finals. Jewell is her married name, but in 1954 she was playing under her maiden name, Rosemary Wooller. Rosie has lived at the 53-bed home near Okehampton, for the last two and a half years and they knew that she played tennis competitively at the highest levels when she was younger, as they make a point of learning everything they can about each family members previous life history. When she was growing up as an only child, her family say she was often left to entertain herself. When she was home from boarding school in the long summer months, she took up tennis and began to show promise, winning the singles title in her hometown, Colwyn Bay, in 1951 when she was just thirteen. When she was sixteen, she was selected to play in the British under eighteen team in the 1954 Wimbledon Championships, getting through to the quarter finals. She also went on to play for the North Wales County team in 1957 so must have been a very talented player indeed. Rosie, now lives with dementia, a condition that progressively weakens the recall abilities of everyone that has it. Care writer, Jerry Short visited the home recently and says As soon as I stepped inside, I could sense how friendly it was. Walking through I could see that was comfortable with light, airy, wheelchair-friendly rooms that were recently refurbished. I had been told by the care team that although Rosies dementia had affected her memory, her love of ball games has stayed strong. When I was introduced to her, one of the care team members asked her if shed like to play catch and I saw the instant her face lit up with anticipation, her eyes sparkling. I continued watching as she enthusiastically took her place opposite and they proceeded to throw a softly inflated beach ball to each other. For anyone who lives with dementia, games that include hand and eye coordination, are excellent because they can be easily be played indoors and are fun to play. Introducing games into the everyday lives of people living in care, has been proven to improve their cognitive, social and physical wellbeing. Rosies hands unerringly caught the ball each time it was thrown to her, her hand and eye coordination presumably honed from her years of tennis playing, and I loved that the care team member was clearly enjoying the game, too. Her affection and respect for Rosie were clear, and very pleasing to see. The home knows that participating in games keeps our brains active and there are also the physical benefits of the exercise, plus the sense of accomplishment that playing a game can bring. If you visit the home whilst Wimbledon is on, Rosie will probably be the one sitting at the front, watching the television closely to ensure the umpires are making all the correct calls, and of course, strawberries and cream will being served, as well as the on-screen tennis balls.



The Pink Ladies - July 20 


by SADIE FRANKHAM


Hatherleigh


On-line Auction September 21st. This is an opportunity for your group or charity to raise a lot of money in one night. If youre interested please contact us on the Pink Ladies website, or on Facebook. The auction is due to go live very soon, so keep looking on our sites.



Keep the Church Bells Ringing - July 18 


by ISABELLA WHITWORTH.


Hatherleigh


Hatherleigh's eight bells ring for church services, weddings and events of national importance such as the anniversaries of VE Day and the 1918 Armistice. We also ring for Remembrance Sunday and some funerals. The team practises every Wednesday night and we need new ringers, young and old, so that the ancient skill of bellringing can continue in Hatherleigh. If you've rung before, would like to learn, or just want to come along and see what it's all about, please phone Mark Wonnacott on 07870 307441 and have a chat.



Exbourne History Group - July 18 


by MARGARET WEEKS


Hatherleigh


The latest meeting of the Exbourne History Group was held on Tuesday July 16. It was a very well attended meeting and included 7 visitors. The speaker was SImon Dell, who gave a very interesting presentation on 'Lundy'. He had many phographs of historical and archive interest of the island, which showed how the island had evolved through the years to the present day. Simon is a regular visitor to Lundy leading guided walks there. There is no meeting next month, but on Sunday September 8 the group is putting on an exhibition entitiled 'Life in Exbourne and its Environs during WW2'. During 2018 and 2019 the group's researchers have been looking at a varied range of resources to discover more about life in this area during World War Two. The exhibition will run from 2pm to 5pm and Devon Cream Teas will be available throughout the afternoon



Northlew - July 18 


by PAT DURSTON


Hatherleigh


St. Thomas of Canterbury, Northlew Patronal Festival We had a very successful, cheerful Church Festival. The weather was brilliant, making Shaun's and Wenna's field the perfect place to have stalls, games, Maypole AND tea of course. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard in lots of ways and special thanks to Ruth and helpers for all that lovely tea. The afternoon started off with a service in Church, during which Archbishop Becket once again met a sticky end, the Band played and Becket was thought about. The fete was opened by Mrs Lynn Winsbury-- thank you for performing the honours for us-- maybe a skip round the Maypole next year? It was really good to hear the Band playing, it makes such a lot of difference to the Festival. Thanks everyone for your support on this important day in our Church year. Ploughman's Lunch Our summer Ploughman's lunch will be week earlier than usual this year--on Saturday August 31st. The booking list will be on the table in the Churchroom nearer the time. Please just add your name and pay on the door. (In aid of Church funds) or you can book by phone on 01409 221036 if that is easier



Rail Excursion from Okehampton to Weymouth - July 12 


by MICHAEL IRELAND


Hatherleigh email mireland501@gmail.com


The Train OkeRail Forum in partnership with Great Western Railway and Dartmoor Railway are planning to run an express passenger train from Okehampton Station to Weymouth on Saturday 14th September. The train will depart from Okehampton at 0900 hours and arrive back at 1930 hours. Okehampton to Weymouth Our Fares The fares are 37.00 return standard class with children half price 18.50 and First Class tickets 52.50 adult / 26.25 child. A coach link from Hatherleigh to Okehampton Station will be provided at a subsidized fare of 3.00 return. The coach will be part funded from funds raised at coffee mornings OkeRail has held in the Old Schools. I'd like to go! If you would like to join this day out to this famous Dorset seaside resort please add your name and contact details to the expressions of interest form in the Ruby Centre, visitors information office in Hatherleigh square. Bookings will open in early August and you will be sent details. We hope to have a coffee morning in the Old Schools [EX20 3JN] with information on booking your seats online available that morning in the Ruby Centre office. Our Aim This is a not for profit venture aimed at promoting the benefits of a good rail connection for Hatherleigh and surrounding villages, when the service returns on a 7 day a week basis to Okehampton. Michael Ireland mireland501@gmail.com & Kevin Ball kevin.ball@devon.gov.uk



Hatherleigh Cricket Club - July 11 


by RICHARD WHEATLEY (THE ROVING REPORTER)


Hatherleigh email richard@rwhrs.com Tel 7825090782


Based in the heart of Hatherleigh Town on the Holsworthy Road (EX20 3LR), Hatherleigh Cricket Club are a popular and friendly cricket club who are members of the Tolchards Devon League (DL) , the North Devon Holiday Homes League (NDL), the North Devon Colts League (COLTS) and the Devon Ladies Cricket League (DWL). They run three mens teams on a Saturday, two on a Sunday and boast a thriving colts set up and a separate Ladies team. The Club also play mid-week matches in local cup competitions and they host a number of friendly (FR) fixtures for visiting teams so why not come along to support this thriving club and get involved either as a playing and/or social member of the Club. The remaining fixtures for the 2019 season are as follows: JULY Sat 13th 1st v Tavistock Away (12:30) DL; 2nd v Whitchurch Home (1:30) DL; 3rd v St Marychurch Away (1:30 ) DL. Sun 14th Belstone Home (1:30) NDL1; Newton Tracey Away (1:30) NDL3; U9 v Bideford Home (9:30) Colts. Weds 17th London Utopers Home (1:30) FR. Sat 20th 1st v Abbotskerswell Home (12:30) DL; 2nd v PCS&R Away (1:30) DL; 3rd v Stokeinteignhead Away (1:30) DL. Sun 21st Holsworthy Away (1:30) NDL3; Ladies v Cornwood Home (2:00) DWL; U10 v Bideford Away (9:30) Colts; Ladies Softball Home (10:00) Ladies. Weds 24th Okehampton Away (6:00) BCup. Thurs 25th Sticklepath Away (6:00) BCup Sat 27th 1st v Plympton Away (12:30) DL; 2nd v Plympton II Home (1:30) DL; 3rd v Dartington II Home (1:30) DL. Sun 28th Barnstaple Home (1:30) NDL3; Ladies v PLympton Away (2:00) DWL; Allstars @ Instow Away (10:00) Colts. Weds 31st UCSOB Home (1:30) FR AUGUST Sat 3rd 1st v Bradninch Away (12:30) DL; 2nd v Kenn Home (1:30) DL; 3rd v Cornwood IV Home (1:30) DL. Sun 4th Bratton Fleming Away (1:30) NDL1; Ladies v Plympton Home (2:00) DWL. Weds 7th Tedburn Home (6:00) BCup Sat 10th 1st v Cornwood Home (12:30) DL; 2nd v Ipplepen II Away (1:30) DL; 3rd v Whitchurch II Away (1:30) DL. Sun 11th Westleigh Away (1:30) NDL1 Nomansland Home (1:30) NDL4 Weds 14th MCC Home (11:00) Representative 12th to 16th Cornwall Youth Festival Away Sat 17th 1st v Budleigh Salterton Away (12:30) DL; 2nd v Chelston Home (1:30) DL; 3rd v South Devon II Home (1:30) DL. Sun 18th Belstone Away (1:30) NDL1; Ladies v Axminster Away (2:00) DWL. Weds 21st Old Leightonians Home (1:30) FR Sat 24th 1st v Bideford Away (12:30) DL; 2nd v Paignton II Home (1:30) DL. Mon 26th Newton Tracey Home (1:30) NDL3 Sat 31st 1st v Ivybridge Home (12:30) DL; 2nd v South Devon Away (1:30) DL; 3rd v Yelverton Away (1:30) DL. SEPTEMBER Sun 1st Braunton Away (1:30) NDL3 Ladies v Tarka Home (2:00) DWL Sun 8th Presidents Day Home (12:00) Rep Sun 15th Ladies v Exmouth Away (9:30) Tournament



Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay & Jacobstowe WI - July 7 


by MARGARET WEEKS


Hatherleigh


The latest meeting was held in Exbourne village hall on Thursday July 4. The president welcomed everyone and Jerusalem was sung. As the advertised speaker could not come and at short notice, Vicky Mills from Waitrose stepped in. She deals with Community Matters in the Okehampton branch. She showed a short video about how John Lewis and Waitrose started, saying that even now many people did not realise that Waitrose was connected to John Lewis. All employees of both are partners and have a say in the running of both. She explained how Waitrose is trying to deal with plastic and the disposal of out of date food. They do not reckon to throw out much food as they are connected to several charities who deal with it. She answered many questions and was thanked by Anne Leaman. After tea and some Waitrose treats the business was dealt with. Final arrangements were made about the outing to the South Devon Railway on July 23 with transport sorted out. Members signed up for the Annual Lunch at the Tom Cobley, Spreyton on September 12. Margaret Cleveland read her report of her visit to the Conference at Bournmouth, which she found very interesting. New members are needed for the skittles team. This year there has only got to be 6 members in a team instead of 8 and Ann Langworthy is organising it. The entry for the Okehampton Show is taking shape quite nicely. The next Walk is on Friday July 26 and will start from Okehampton Station for Fatherford Viaduct and back. FOM winners were Sally Kenealy and Ethel Nancekivell. The winners of the competition for a candlestick saw many entries and the winners were Anne Leaman, Maggie Brady, Nicky Craig and Gillian Townsend Green. The next meeting is on Thursday September 5 in Sampford Courtenay village hall at 7.30pm. The speaker is Eva Pearson who will talk on 'The Importance of the Creative Arts in this Digital Age'.



Phil Pyle 50 years an Auctioneer. - July 2 


by PHILIP PYLE


Hatherleigh website www.pylesauctions.co.uk Tel 01837810088


Part 2 (THE STORY SO FAR FOLLOWS) 50 years an Auctioneer The Cricket Match! Whilst Hatherleigh Market and Kivells of Holsworthy were arch rivals in the Livestock Auctioneering World there seemed no reason whilst we could at least not be sociable (bit like USA and Russia). Roger Vick agreed to play Messrs Kivells at Holsworthy, Cricket Pitch of a Friday evening at 5pm and left me to organise our team. I have to tell readers now I was terrified of someone hurling a hard ball at me at 90mph or attempting to catch a hard ball that was travelling at a similar speed with a death note on it! Against this background we made a team up of two Hatherleigh Cricket Club players, Colin Kidby (butcher) & Fred Heard (farmer), David and Roger Vick, Peter Bowyer (Abattoir Manager), who came in white abattoir apparel and others. As to umpire I recommended my local Landlord (Tony Bell) an eccentric Landlord with a long beard (Like seen on a fish advert) who ran the Duke of York, Iddesleigh, and enjoyed whiskey! On the day of the match we met in Rogers office for pre-match drinks at 4pm. No Tony Ball! We rang Tony who said he was coming soon, but for us to set off in the mini coach. Before we got to Highhampton, flashing lights behind and we pulled into a Layby to get Tony on board. He drove an automatic Jaguar which he parked behind the bus. Tony was talking to the bus driver when the Jaguar took off and rammed the bus of its own accord. Good start to the evening thinks I! The Kivells team included two lively cattle dealing brothers Peter and Percy May. When we were fielding Percy was driving his motor bike around the field trying to intimidate us. Peter had a Jackle and Hyde relationship with me. Lovely chap outside the cattle ring but on sale day very antagonistic, and argumentative and aggressive. We all had to bowl one over and when it was my turn to bat both teams had great delight in sending Peter into bowl. I was already planning my funeral! In fairness to Peter he served up an under arm. I closed my eyes and hit the ball for all I was worth. Such was the loud crack I assumed the ball was on the its way to Hatherleigh and started to run. The ball in fact only went plop a few yards and when I was half way down the pitch was on its way back. In using my cricket bat like a tennis racket the ball was sent off again! My turn to bowl. Tony was the Umpire at the crease wearing a bowler hat with a Union Jack on it! I made a dramatic 50 yard long run up did a sort of over arm movement and at the last moment took aim at the Batsman! Tony told me I had just done 6 throws (no balls). We lost the cricket but made a mess of Kivells in the pub afterwards. Back to Rogers office for more drinks. Tony & I retired to the Duke of York drinking Irish Whisky with milk! When daylight and the Postman came time to go home! Another day gone missing! To be continued. The Story Begins! Devon born and bred, a farmers son and after a 3 years apprenticeship with an Exeter firm of Auctioneers it was off to Lincolnshire for new experiences! My wife and I were married at this time but both of us yearned for the Devon Countryside rather than the flat lands of Lincolnshire. It was then with some interest that we read in the Auctioneers Gazette of a vacancy for an auctioneer at Hatherleigh Market in Devon. I applied and had an interview on a Saturday in 1971. What an interview! I was shown into Gordon Vick and Partners office to find Mr. Vick Senior known by everyone as Joe sat at a desk with a big cigar & his son David standing nearby also with a big cigar. Good start thinks I! The next part of the interview comprised a short but lengthy trip across the road to the Fountain Inn, Okehampton (Joe and Davids favourite drinking venue) We all became very relaxed and then Joe Vick took me to visit Hatherleigh and Hatherleigh Market. The countryside on that journey reminded me of what is great about living in Devon. The recently built sheep market capable of holding 3,000 sheep under cover was the most modern in the South West. Then it was lunchtime and we were off to meet Joes other son Roger and guess where? Another licensed premises The George Hotel Hatherleigh. This interview is getting better! Lunch and meeting some characters and farmers in one of Devons beautiful thatched hotels, heaven seemed to have arrived! Return to Okehampton and yet another visit to the Fountain where Joe and I shook hands, rather wobbly, on a deal in the main street of Okehampton at 6pm! One month later my wife and I set off to Devon with our 3 month son Robert in a carry cot and a flat bed lorry with all our worldly goods roped on the back. The Fun was about to start! To be continued PART 2 50 years an Auctioneer The Cricket Match! Whilst Hatherleigh Market and Kivells of Holsworthy were arch rivals in the Livestock Auctioneering World there seemed no reason whilst we could at least not be sociable (bit like USA and Russia). Roger Vick agreed to play Messrs Kivells at Holsworthy, Cricket Pitch of a Friday evening at 5pm and left me to organise our team. I have to tell readers now I was terrified of someone hurling a hard ball at me at 90mph or attempting to catch a hard ball that was travelling at a similar speed with a death note on it! Against this background we made a team up of two Hatherleigh Cricket Club players, Colin Kidby (butcher) & Fred Heard (farmer), David and Roger Vick, Peter Bowyer (Abattoir Manager), who came in white abattoir apparel and others. As to umpire I recommended my local Landlord (Tony Bell) an eccentric Landlord with a long beard (Like seen on a fish advert) who ran the Duke of York, Iddesleigh, and enjoyed whiskey! On the day of the match we met in Rogers office for pre-match drinks at 4pm. No Tony Ball! We rang Tony who said he was coming soon, but for us to set off in the mini coach. Before we got to Highhampton, flashing lights behind and we pulled into a Layby to get Tony on board. He drove an automatic Jaguar which he parked behind the bus. Tony was talking to the bus driver when the Jaguar took off and rammed the bus of its own accord. Good start to the evening thinks I! The Kivells team included two lively cattle dealing brothers Peter and Percy May. When we were fielding Percy was driving his motor bike around the field trying to intimidate us. Peter had a Jackle and Hyde relationship with me. Lovely chap outside the cattle ring but on sale day very antagonistic, and argumentative and aggressive. We all had to bowl one over and when it was my turn to bat both teams had great delight in sending Peter into bowl. I was already planning my funeral! In fairness to Peter he served up an under arm. I closed my eyes and hit the ball for all I was worth. Such was the loud crack I assumed the ball was on the its way to Hatherleigh and started to run. The ball in fact only went plop a few yards and when I was half way down the pitch was on its way back. In using my cricket bat like a tennis racket the ball was sent off again! My turn to bowl. Tony was the Umpire at the crease wearing a bowler hat with a Union Jack on it! I made a dramatic 50 yard long run up did a sort of over arm movement and at the last moment took aim at the Batsman! Tony told me I had just done 6 throws (no balls). We lost the cricket but made a mess of Kivells in the pub afterwards. Back to Rogers office for more drinks. Tony & I retired to the Duke of York drinking Irish Whisky with milk! When daylight and the Postman came time to go home! Another day gone missing! To be continued.



Local Thomas Cameron, The local Tenor - June 23 


by MARK CHARMAN


Hatherleigh website thomascamerontenor.com


UK and Ireland Tour 2019 Including the official release of his highly anticipated debut album The Voice of Thomas Cameron Thomas Cameron in concert by candlelight Clannaborough Church St Petrocks, Devon Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July 2019, 6.00pm Tickets: thomascamerontenor.com Thomas Cameron is a charismatic young English tenor whose powerful voice is making waves in the world of classical music. His first three singles, Bring Him Home, Nothing Lasts Forever and Music of the Night, all taken from his beautiful debut album The Voice of Thomas Cameron have been met with critical acclaim and great enthusiasm from his growing fanbase. Thomas was featured on BBC television where they described him as wowing the music world, a statement fully endorsed by his nominations for The Best In Music Award 2019 the 2018 Classic Brit Awards. His 2019 tour of the UK and Ireland will see Thomas performing at many prestigious venues including The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Old Theatre Royal in Bath, Guildford Guildhall, Reading Minster, Exeter Country Club and Fringe Festivals including Edinburgh, Ventnor, Ludlow and Shaftesbury. Thomas first discovered his love for singing when he was selected for the lead role in a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat when he was eleven years old. Singing the world famous songs Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do gave Thomas a feeling he had never experienced before and he knew from that moment that this is what he wanted to do.



July's Pump PUMP now online - June 23 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/jul19.pdf


The July 2019 Pump now available online see link



Hatherleigh Carnival - June 22 


by MEG HANSEN, PRESS & PUBLICITY


Hatherleigh website app.etickets.to/buy/?e=17686


Our third ever Hatherleigh Does Haven on Friday 21st June was once again a brilliant success- from party dances to family games to disco dancing to bingo, we hope everyone had a brilliant time. A massive thank you to the incredible people who helped out during the evening, especially our fabulous compere, Mr Robin Wonnacott and his glamorous assistant, for once again having everyone in stitches, and our headline act, internationally acclaimed hypnotist, Chris James and the Mysteries of the Mind show. Congratulations to Katie and William Hooper, who will be this years Carnival Prince and Princess. Katie and William were announced at Hatherleigh Does Haven, and presented with their sashes by this years Presidents, Mr and Mrs Ian and Amanda Balsdon. Katie (6) and William (5) both live on their parents farm in Folly Gate, and are both students at Hatherleigh Primary School. In their spare time, both of them enjoy taking part in gymnastics! Katie and William have been on various afternoon floats in the past, but the first big family float they were on was the Mini Wurzels in 2017, coming second place in their category. Upcoming events: Up next: Sunday 8th September will be the Queens Duck Race and Draw, between 3pm-5pm. Exact timings and details on how to buy your ducks will be released shortly. Hatherleigh Carnival are thrilled to present.... Mad Dog Mcrea! Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and shake your ass music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies and legless pirates Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Saturday 21st September, Hatherleigh Community Centre. Doors open at 6:30pm, and music starts at 7pm. Bar and BBQ available. Our lineup includes support music from 3-piece folk collective, The Dilly Boys; Cracknakeel, a South Devon based folk band that wowed the audience at The Wurzels last year; and local singer, Holly-Jo. Tickets are 17.50, and are available from: app.etickets.to/buy/?e=17686 (Payment protected by PayPal, booking fee applies). We also have a LIMITED NUMBER of paper tickets available from Hatherleigh Paper Shop and Richard Tidball Insurance service (opposite Co-Op, Hatherleigh). Following last years success, we will once again be holding a Christmas Bingo evening. This will be held on Saturday 30th November at Hatherleigh Community Centre, timings TBC. A quick reminder that Hatherleigh Carnival will this year be held on Saturday 9th November.



Meeth Bellringing - June 21 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh


has been put on hold for the time being but hopefully practises will begin again very soon. If you are interested in learning the art of Campanology please do ring Beryl on 01837810553. We would love to hear from you.



Messy Meeth Monkeys - June 21 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh


are taking a break during the summer months due to other commitments - but will re-group again at the beginning of September.



MEETH CHURCH FETE - June 21 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh


will be held on Saturday 27th July at 2pm. The Old Rectory Meeth by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Peter Doyle. There will be some Vintage Vehicles - Children's Corner - Skittles - Grand Draw - Tombola - Plant Stall - Cake Stall - Beautiful Bargains and various other stalls. PLUS REALLY SCRUMPTIOUS AFTERNOON TEAS. We look forward to welcoming you there. The Fete will be opened this year by Mr and Mrs Richard Procter former residents of Meeth.



COFFEE MORNING - June 21 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh


to be held on Tuesday 9th July 8.30am - 12.00pm at Old Schools Hatherleigh. Delicious cakes and pastries - sales table, draw. Do come along and join us - meet up with old friends and catch up on what's happening in your community. A warm welcome awaits you! Proceeds to Meeth Church Funds



Hatherleigh Silver Band - June 21 


by RACHEL RICHARDS


Hatherleigh website www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk email info@hatherleighsilverband.co.uk Tel 01837 810791


Hatherleigh Silver Band Presidents Mr & Mrs G Cleverdon C.B.E Website - www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk Bideford Solo & Quartet contest On Saturday 8th June a significant number of the band took part in the annual Solo & Quartet contest held at Kingsley School in Bideford. The event is organised every year by Bideford Town Band and it is a joyful day of music with very young children taking part right up to the not so young! The band entered 7 soloists which included our three youngest members plus 3 duets and 3 quartets. We were very pleased with the results, our youngest member Matthew Crockett attain-ing a third place in his Solo class, a second place for the Junior Quartet, and second place for our Senior Duet ladies and a third place for one of our two Senior quartets entered. Summer Season for the Band HSB Cider & Pasty Evening The date for the bands Cider & Pasty evening this year is Saturday 13th July. Keep a lookout on social media and for posters around the town in the next couple of weeks, so you dont miss this thoroughly enjoyable evening in Hatherleigh Square, with a fantastic concert by your town band. We are hoping to hold a Summer concert in Hatherleigh very soon to showcase the test piece from the March Finals in addition to a lovely Summer Programme of music for you to enjoy. Keep a look out for posters and on social media for information on this. We will be taking part in the WW1 Concert on the 18th July at the start of Hatherleigh Festival with a programme of music from the period. Junior Band and Training Band We now have a Junior band which started officially on Monday June 3rd, it runs from 6.00pm-7.00pm in the bandroom behind Hatherleigh Medical Centre and anyone of any age who has an interest in learning an instrument will be made very welcome. Then from 7.00pm there will be a Training band which will be a place where more proficient players can improve, step up to a higher position or perhaps try a different instrument. Please call Jane on 01837 810791 to let her know if youd like to come along so we can make sure we are ready and waiting with an instrument for you! Keep up to date on what were planning on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/HatherleighSilverBand Dont forget you can hire us for any event, just call Jane on 01837 810791 to discuss your re-quirements. Solo Cornet & Trombone Vacancies We have vacancies in the Front Row Cornet section of the band and in the Trombone section, if you know of anybody looking for a band or wanting to play some more or with another contesting band and are solo cornet or trombone players, please mention us to them! We would welcome any instrument if youd like to come along. If you play now or have played in the past and would like to be part of a friendly, sociable group of people then please come along and meet us. We can accommodate you whichever instrument you play! Please phone Jane Fawcett our secretary, ahead of your planned attendance if youre making a special effort to get there on a Thursday. We look forward to welcoming you. Please check out our website for news, engagements and pictures at www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk. If youd like to book the band for your event, please get in touch with our Secretary, Jane Fawcett on 01837 810791. Rachel Richards Press Sec. 01837 810600



Hatherleigh Churchyard Working Party - June 21 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh


Continues to meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month (weather & other events permitting) from 2.15 to 4.15pm. Among many other things, we attempt to keep weeds and ivy from completely taking over! Do join us if you can for one session or lots. (Contact Sally on 01837 810377/940 for further info. or to say you are coming. Thank you! )



Hatherleigh Art Group - June 21 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh


Hatherleigh Art Group (July) Meet on Wednesdays at 10.30am, usually at Commerce House: July 3rd Clean the Sheep Sculpture, July 10th Outing to local village (if dry); July 17th CH catch-up/ help prepare for Festival; July 24th Appliqu with Sally &/or Mosaics with Alan; Please contact Alan (01837 810024) or Sally (01837 810377/940) for further details.



Hatherleigh Silver band - June 21 


by RACHEL RICHARDS


Hatherleigh website www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk Tel 01837810600


Presidents Mr & Mrs G Cleverdon C.B.E Website - www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk Bideford Solo & Quartet contest On Saturday 8th June a significant number of the band took part in the annual Solo & Quartet contest held at Kingsley School in Bideford. The event is organised every year by Bideford Town Band and it is a joyful day of music with very young children taking part right up to the not so young! The band entered 7 soloists which included our three youngest members plus 3 duets and 3 quartets. We were very pleased with the results, our youngest member Matthew Crockett attaining a third place in his Solo class, a second place for the Junior Quartet, and second place for our Senior Duet ladies and a third place for one of our two Senior quartets entered. Summer Season for the Band HSB Cider & Pasty Evening The date for the bands Cider & Pasty evening this year is Saturday 13th July. Keep a lookout on social media and for posters around the town in the next couple of weeks, so you dont miss this thoroughly enjoyable evening in Hatherleigh Square, with a fantastic concert by your town band. We are hoping to hold a Summer concert in Hatherleigh very soon to showcase the test piece from the March Finals in addition to a lovely Summer Programme of music for you to enjoy. Keep a look out for posters and on social media for information on this. We will be taking part in the WW1 Concert on the 18th July at the start of Hatherleigh Festival with a programme of music from the period. Junior Band and Training Band We now have a Junior band which started officially on Monday June 3rd, it runs from 6.00pm-7.00pm in the bandroom behind Hatherleigh Medical Centre and anyone of any age who has an interest in learning an instrument will be made very welcome. Then from 7.00pm there will be a Training band which will be a place where more proficient players can improve, step up to a higher position or perhaps try a different instrument. Please call Jane on 01837 810791 to let her know if youd like to come along so we can make sure we are ready and waiting with an instrument for you! Keep up to date on what were planning on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/HatherleighSilverBand Dont forget you can hire us for any event, just call Jane on 01837 810791 to discuss your require-ments. Solo Cornet & Trombone Vacancies We have vacancies in the Front Row Cornet section of the band and in the Trombone section, if you know of anybody looking for a band or wanting to play some more or with another contesting band and are solo cornet or trombone players, please mention us to them! We would welcome any instrument if youd like to come along. If you play now or have played in the past and would like to be part of a friendly, sociable group of people then please come along and meet us. We can accommodate you whichever instrument you play! Please phone Jane Fawcett our secretary, ahead of your planned attendance if youre making a special effort to get there on a Thursday. We look forward to welcoming you. Please check out our website for news, engagements and pictures at www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk. If youd like to book the band for your event, please get in touch with our Secretary, Jane Fawcett on 01837 810791. Rachel Richards Press Sec. 01837810600



Fifty Years an Auctioneer - June 21 


by P PYLE


Hatherleigh


Phil Pyle 50 years an Auctioneer. The Story Begins! Devon born and bred, a farmers son and after a 3 years apprenticeship with an Exeter firm of Auctioneers it was off to Lincolnshire for new experiences! My wife and I were married at this time but both of us yearned for the Devon Countryside rather than the flat lands of Lincolnshire. It was then with some interest that we read in the Auctioneers Gazette of a vacancy for an auctioneer at Hatherleigh Market in Devon. I applied and had an interview on a Saturday in 1971. What an interview! I was shown into Gordon Vick and Partners office to find Mr. Vick Senior known by everyone as Joe sat at a desk with a big cigar & his son David standing nearby also with a big cigar. Good start thinks I! The next part of the interview comprised a short but lengthy trip across the road to the Fountain Inn, Okehampton (Joe and Davids favourite drinking venue) We all became very relaxed and then Joe Vick took me to visit Hatherleigh and Hatherleigh Market. The countryside on that journey reminded me of what is great about living in Devon. The recently built sheep market capable of holding 3,000 sheep under cover was the most modern in the South West. Then it was lunchtime and we were off to meet Joes other son Roger and guess where? Another licensed premises The George Hotel Hatherleigh. This interview is getting better! Lunch and meeting some characters and farmers in one of Devons beautiful thatched hotels, heaven seemed to have arrived! Return to Okehampton and yet another visit to the Fountain where Joe and I shook hands, rather wobbly, on a deal in the main street of Okehampton at 6pm! One month later my wife and I set off to Devon with our 3 month son Robert in a carry cot and a flat bed lorry with all our worldly goods roped on the back. The Fun was about to start! To be continued



Exbourne Village Hall - June 21 


by SHEILA WHITE


Hatherleigh


The following events are taking place in Exbourne Village Hall in July 2019 YOGA on Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. with Kathy (851264) TABLE TENNIS Table Tennis equipment is available for use at a nominal charge of 1 per head and no charge for children. Contact Sheila White (01837 851306). W.I. meet on Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm EXBOURNE COMMUNITY LIBRARY The dates for July are Wednesday 3rd; Wednesday 17th; Wednesday 31st The library is open from 3.30 p.m. until 4.30 p.m.and we serve light refreshments during that time. The service is free and books may also be borrowed from the Community Library at other times using the forms in the yellow honesty file.



Meeth Guild - June 20 


by HAZEL


Hatherleigh


On a grey and dismal day in June we journeyed across the moor to visit The Dartmoor Prison Museum. On arrival we were given a brief history of the prison. Originally built to rehouse French prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars, who had first been held on disused warships moored off the Plymouth Coast. With the appalling conditions and high mortality rates on board these ships were eventually deemed not fit for purpose. Once accommodating 6000+ prisoners but now a Category C prison with a maximum capacity of 642 and focusing on rehabilitation as opposed to the punishing regime of the early 19th century. A small museum but full of interesting facts and exhibits. We ended our visit with a leisurely lunch at The Two Bridges Hotel....very enjoyable. So much so that we have decided to be "Ladies who lunch" again next month. The venue is yet to be decided. Any ladies in the Meeth and surrounding area wanting to join us please contact Hazel (phone 810427 email hazel.prior@yahoo.co.uk



My Mothers Hands - June 20 


by DON NEWTON


Hatherleigh


MY MOTHER`S HANDS. As a small child, nose table-top levelled, I watched them kneading dough. Knuckling it to shape before the slow swelling of the pregnant loaf. Or, rolling out pastry on flour-dusted table to deftly envelop a waiting apple pie. Knife-pared edges neatly fork-crimped before the shiny blackbird, yellow beak gaping wide, erupted from the centre. Just one of the four and twenty. The pastry trimmings were mine. To knead, flatten, roll, then (slightly grey) fashioned into a manikin, currant eyed and buttoned, proudly baked with the pie. Death stopped by one day, when my little brother, a year younger, just five, ran out into the road before me. Becoming a broken rag doll tossed into the ditch. The lorry driver never stood a chance. Hands learnt the heaviness of grief. A year later war came, creeping closer day by day. Her hands grew busier, knitting, sewing, darning heel-holed socks, as it grew harder to make ends meet. Together we salted beans in brown stone jars, bottled fruit, made jam, sunk eggs in isinglass baths. Gleaned grain from stubble fields for hungry hens. At night, while dad patrolled as A.R.P. warden, we sat by flickering firelight, mum, my elder brother and I, in the black-out shrouded house waiting for the nightly siren wail. Mum with purring cat luxuriously on lap, parting the thick fur for fleas to be `cracked` between thumb nails. Came a November morning, clear blue skies, sun-lit elms lighting the road like lambent flames. A V2 suddenly dropped, shattering the stillness, cratering the road. Reducing to rubble the row of homes, entombing the dead. Of us eight children playing only four left living. I was one, bloody but whole, finding dad dead by our garden gate. Mum miraculously emerging unscathed from the ruined house. My elder brother was at work. We never talked of how and when he knew. Hands found grief grows heavier. Age brought mum arthritis. Pain prevented knitting so she crocheted with coloured silks. Steadily those gnarled fingers wove a christening gown for her first grand-child, my son. Others wore it as the years slipped by. Her old age was happy, busy in the garden she loved, with dog and cat. Yet inevitably came the vigil at the bedside, thankfully at home, shared by Ralph and I as she slipped slowly, quietly into oblivion. The last breath sighed softly out, silence. Those loving hands would move no more. Her wedding ring was worn wafer-thin. Thirty-two years have passed, my brother long dead. I look down at my hands in startled recognition, for they are hers.



Community Centre - June 20 



Hatherleigh


Regular Weekly Activities Mondays Dog Training 10-11am puppies, 11-12 noon adult dogs Contact Lynne Neville 810690 Badminton Club 7pm-10pm. Drop in at any time throughout the time. Hall is also available to hire for individual badminton games. Contact Ruth Penberthy 810967 Tuesdays Yoga 5.30 7pm Contact Paul Beard 01409 231304 Wednesdays Brownies Contact Alison Woodhams 810108 Thursdays Pilates 10-11am Contact Shirley Edwards 01837 659990 Aerobics 6:30pm-7:30pm Everyone welcome over the age of 12 Contact Emma Jeffries 07817 954498 Fridays Youth Club 7-9:30pm Contact Chris Dorain 811767 Tai Chi 10.00am-12:30pm Contact Brian McDonald 07864 646 789 Sundays Hatherleigh Community Church 10am-1:30pm Contact Andrea Kimber 810057 Mobile Library see Centres internal and external notice board for time information. Other Events 18th July 7.15 pm Grand Concert Commemorations and Centenary Peace Celebrations Hatherleigh Festival 27th July 4 pm Charity Boxing Event Centre Facilities Maximum building capacity 400 Hearing loop Notice boards in Centre foyer, by road entrance and opposite Square Small meeting room - 10 conference style Large meeting room 30 conference, 45 theatre style, projector screen Main hall with badminton court markings Tiered seating in hall holding 122, plus balcony total 158 Sound and lighting system in the hall Public Internet access, available during the day Wonderful wedding venue Decorate or line the hall with a marquee. Lawn area just outside for an outdoor marquee. Fully licensed bar Fully equipped kitchen Astro turf with floodlights Second hand books. Book donations gratefully received. Thank you. We have a clothes and shoes bank at the Centre provided by Planet Aid UK. Bookings and Enquiries The office is manned Monday to Friday 9am 12 noon, but there is a 24 hour answer phone so please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 01837 810239. Email centre@hatherleigh.org www.hatherleighcommunitycentre.co.uk Charges per hour:- Main Hall 15.50 Parish Residents 12 .25 Hatherleigh Clubs 10.75 Large Meeting room 10.25 Parish Residents 8 .20 Hatherleigh Clubs 8.20 Small Meeting Room 5.15 Parish Residents 4.10 Hatherleigh Clubs 4.10 Kitchen - 7 per booking for light use with no cookers - 6 per hour for full use including cookers Day Rate to hire all the above rooms together 8am to Midnight (Consecutive days) Standard Rate 1 Day 180, 2 Days 155 per day, 3 days plus 130 per day Resident Rate 1 Day 155, 2 Days 135 per day, 3 days plus 115 per day ASTRO TURF/MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) Clubs 8 per hour, 12 per hour with floodlights Individual 4 per hour, 8 per hour with floodlights PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS WILL BE APPLIED WE NOW TAKE CARD PAYMENTS



Hatherleigh Makers - June 20 


by RICHARD OWEN


Hatherleigh


Hatherleigh Pottery now includes Hatherleigh Makers. Find us upstairs at the pottery . There are beautiful handcrafted items made with reclaimed materials. Come along to see for yourself, 10 am til 4 pm Tues to Sat when the pottery is open.



Photo Competiion - June 20 


by CHARLES DUMPLETON


Hatherleigh


The Ruby Country Photo Competition entries will be judged in early July and then be on display in the Visitor Centre in Hatherleigh during the week of Hatherleigh Festival. The winners and the best of the rest will be used to create the third Ruby Country Calendar, this is a popular and attractive calendar to hang on your wall and also makes a great present to send through the post or to give to your friends. The Visitor Centre in Hatherleigh is there for the community to promote business and provide information. Let us advertise your events whether business, social or sporting. We welcome anybody, local or visitor, who wants to drop in and have a chat or find out or provide information. As usual we need more volunteers to man the office and in particular we need someone to help with progressing our web site and generally helping with IT needs. If you are interested please either come and see us or contact by phone on 01837811808 or by e-mail to charlesdumpleton@yahoo.co.uk . Please give us your support as we try to assist you.



News from Northlew - June 20 


by PAT DURSTON


Hatherleigh


St. Thomas of Canterbury, Northlew Patronal Festival We'll be commemorating our Patron Saint, Thomas Becket, on July 6th. Archbishop Becket was slain by the King's knights in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 Our Church, as are many others , is dedicated to Becket, and his example of sacrifice and duty must have been a beacon for many Northlew people over the centuries. So Church Festival, as it's usually known, will start with the service in Church at 3p.m. The weather is sure to be dry and sunny, in which case the fete-tea, Maypole, stalls games and the like will start at Churchgate at 4p.m. (In the Victory Hall if wet - but it won't be!) Rest in Peace We offer our prayers and love to Olive Newton and her family on the loss of Margeret. Margeret is the second daughter of Olive, a Northlew girl, and the late Sidney. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with Olive, Margaret's mother, sisters Betty, Linda and Marion, and with Margeret's family in Sheffield. A service in memory of Margeret will be held at Northlew Methodist Church, where she worshipped as she grew up



Exbourne History group - June 19 


by MARGARET WEEKS


Hatherleigh


Instead of a meeting in May, members of the group visited St.Mary's churchyard and did some work photographing and listing some of the gravestones. On Tuesday June 18 the group visited Tavistock, as a follow up to a talk they had last June by Andrew Thompson. He gave a guided tour of parts of the town, which is now a World Heritage Site and was the site of a huge Benedictine Abbey. This is a site near the church and there are several parts of of the abbey left which he showed the group. He then explained about the influence of the Dukes of Bedford on the town and also showed the group the canal which was built between Tavistock and Morewelham Quay, which carried mined copper, tin and arsenic from the town to the River Tamar. It also carried many goods back to the town. It was most interesting to see the places which Andrew had talked and shown slides about last year. I^The next meeting is in the village hall on Tuesday July 16 at 7.30pm. The speaker is Simon Dell who will be showing historical and archive phographs of Lundy Island. He will also be talking about the island as it is today. Non members welcome - 3 to include tea and biscuits.



Photo competition - June 19 


by CHARLES DUMPLETON


Hatherleigh


The Ruby Country Photo Competition entries will be judged in early July and then be on display in the Visitor Centre in Hatherleigh during the week of Hatherleigh Festival. The winners and the best of the rest will be used to create the third Ruby Country Calendar, this is a popular and attractive calendar to hang on your wall and also makes a great present to send through the post or to give to your friends. The Visitor Centre in Hatherleigh is there for the community to promote business and provide information. Let us advertise your events whether business, social or sporting. We welcome anybody, local or visitor, who wants to drop in and have a chat or find out or provide information. As usual we need more volunteers to man the office and in particular we need someone to help with progressing our web site and generally helping with IT needs. If you are interested please either come and see us or contact by phone on 01837811808 or by e-mail to charlesdumpleton@yahoo.co.uk . Please give us your support as we try to assist you.



Hatherleigh Town Council report - June 18 



Hatherleigh




CALL FOR SITES - EXBOURNE - June 18 


by ADAM HEDLEY


Hatherleigh website www.exbournenp.org.uk


A neighbourhood plan is being prepared for Exbourne and the Parish Council is hoping to identify all potential development sites (and buildings which could be converted or redeveloped) in and close to the village. If you would like to submit a site to be considered for future development in the neighbourhood plan process, please complete the Site Submission Form at www.exbournenp.org.uk and return it to the Parish Clerk by 15 July 2019.



HATHERLEIGH HISTORY SOCIETY - June 16 


by MONICA JONES


Hatherleigh email monicasusie@tiscali.co.uk Tel 01837 811293


At our last meeting we enjoyed a talk by popular speaker Simon Dell who took us for a walk along the Tavistock Canal in pictures. Certainly not big enough to take a canal boat but the narrow tub boats served a purpose for taking the copper from the mines from Tavistock to Morwellham for loading.The canal built over a 14-year period from 1803 to 1817 was credited to a young engineer John Taylor and with a tunnel of a mile and three quarters it was a great feat of engineering.Simon told of the amazing amount of copper that was taken from the mines and at one time they were the biggest producer of copper in the world until it was discovered in Chile. Not long after this the mine closed down and the canal was only used in part. It now has some lovely walks along and across the countryside with a poetry trail. The next meeting will be on Monday 8th July when Drew Campbell will be talking about "Powder Mills:Dartmoor`s Gunpowder Factory". The meeting is held in Old Schools and starts at 7.30pm visitors and guests welcome 2. There will be an exhibition from Beaford Arts with oral histories from local people and a chance to see the research and family histories collected for the "Hatherleigh WW1 Project" from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July in Old Schools, this will be part of Hatherleigh Festival.



Cricket Matches - June 15 


by CRICKET CLUB


Hatherleigh website www.hatherleigh.play-cricket.com


JULY Saturday 06 12:30 1st XI Barton CC, Devon - 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 13:30 Lewdown CC - 1st XI 2nd XI Lewdown CC 13:30 3rd XI Ipplepen CC - 3rd XI Sunday 07 13:30 North Devon CC - ND 1st XI ND 1st XI North Devon Cricket Club 13:30 Victoria Park CC, Bideford - ND 1st XI ND 2XI King George V Playing Field 14:00 Womens 1st XI Axminster Town CC - Womens 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club Wednesday 10 18:30 Tedburn St Mary CC - 1st XI T Twenty20 Tedburn Sports and Rec. Saturday 13 12:30 Tavistock CC - 1st XI 1st XI 13:30 2nd XI Whitchurch Wayfarers CC - 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 13:30 St Marychurch Old Boys CC - 1st XI 3rd XI Sunday 14 13:30 ND 1st XI Belstone CC - ND 1XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 13:30 Newton Tracey CC - Sunday 2nd XI ND 2XI The Lawn Thursday 18 Belstone CC - 1st XI Twenty20 Saturday 20 12:30 1st XI Abbotskerswel CC - 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 13:30 Plymouth Civi Service and Roborough CC - PCS&RCC - 1st XI 2nd XI Roborough 13:30 Stokeinteignhead CC - 1st XI 3rd XI Netherton Park Sunday 21 13:30 Holsworthy CC - Sunday 1st XI ND 2XI Stanhope Park 14:00 Womens 1st XI Cornwood CC - Womens 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club Saturday 27 12:30 Plympton CC - 1st XI 1st XI Harewood Park 13:30 2nd XI Plympton CC - 2nd XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 13:30 3rd XI Dartington & Totnes CC - 2nd XI 13:30 ND 2XI Barnstaple & Pilton CC - ND 2XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 14:00 Womens 1st XI Plympton CC - Womens 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club Wednesday 31 Friendly XI UCS Old Boys CC - Devon/Somerset Tour XI D AUGUST Saturday 03 12:30 Bradninch CC - 1st XI 1st XI 13:30 2nd XI Kenn CC - 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 13:30 3rd XI Cornwood CC - 4th XI Sunday 04 13:30 Bratton Fleming CC - ND 1XI ND 1st XI 14:00 Plympton CC - Womens 1st XI Womens 1st XI Harewood Park Wednesday 07 18:30 Twenty20 Tedburn St Mary CC - 1st XI T Hatherleigh Cricket Club Saturday 10 12:30 1st XI Cornwood CC - 1st XI Hatherleigh Cricket Club 13:30 Ipplepen CC - 2nd XI 2nd XI 13:30 Whitchurch Wayfarers CC - 2nd XI 3rd XI Whitchurch House Sunday 11 13:30 Westleigh CC, Devon - ND 1XI ND 1st XI Merchants Park 13:30 ND 2XI Witheridge Incorrigibles CC - Nomansland Hatherleigh Cricket Club



The Old Man of Hatherleigh progress report?? - June 14 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/ashtree


Please see report on link above, Please feel free to go down the bridleway and have a look for yourself



Calling all young volunteers! - June 14 


by FIONA


Hatherleigh


Get involved in this years Summer Reading Challenge If you are aged 13-19, love reading, and would like to get more young people sharing the magic of stories, why not help out your local library this summer. To apply visit or email Okehampton Library and ask for an application form. This years Summer Reading Challenge launches on Saturday 13th July and is called Space Chase, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children are encouraged to read at least six library books of their choosing novels, fact books, joke books, e-books or audio books, they all count. The role will involve working with library staff to help and encourage children aged 4-12 to complete the Summer Reading Challenge. Activities may include: o Helping to promote the Summer Reading Challenge in the local community o Registering children for the Challenge and giving out materials o Listening to children talk about books they have read and giving positive encouragement to complete the challenge o Encouraging children to explore new reading choices o Encouraging children to get the most from the challenge e.g. by exploring the SRC website o Helping to prepare and run events in the library o Creating displays in the library Any other ideas you might have! Length of opportunity: o Daytimes and or weekends during the summer holidays o Set times, 10am-12noon or 2-4pm Ideally volunteering for up to 2 weeks doing either mornings or afternoons 4 North Street EX20 1AR 01837 52805 okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk



Retrospective Art Exhibition - June 13 


by JULIE BAKER


Hatherleigh


Saturday 13th July to Friday 26th July at Meeth Village Hall 12 noon to 6pm. EX20 3EP Peter Baker ASGFA is holding a free, one man, retrospective art exhibition which represents his time as artist in residence with Devon Wildlife Trust, Tutor with the Plough Arts Centre and the Hatherleigh Art Group. The artwork is divided into three folios, figurative, landscape and marine studies and the media includes graphite, watercolour, pen and ink, chalks, acrylic and textured acrylic and combinations of each. Over 100 paintings and drawings are being displayed and many are for sale, although the main purpose of this exhibition is to inform and entertain. There is free parking at the entrance to Meeth Quarry Reserve and the hall is only a short walk up the road to the church, there is also additional parking opposite the church at weekends. The venue has toilets but sorry, no wheelchair access. Peter will be available to answer any questions relating to the artwork which covers both North and South Devon coasts, parts of Cornwall and the local reserves. The actual painting and drawing is mostly traditional in style with a more modern interpretation in the textured paintings.



Thank you - June 11 


by


Hatherleigh


John and Rosemary Reynolds would like to thank everyone for all the lovely cards, gifts and donations they received for their Diamond Wedding. 310 was raised to be shared between Devon Air Ambulance and Hatherleigh Football Club. Thank you all for making it a special day



Exbourne, Sampford Courtenay & Jacobstowe WI - June 9 


by MARGARET WEEKS


Hatherleigh


The latest meeting as held in Exbourne village hall on Thursday June 6. The president welcomed everyone and Jeruasalem was sung. The speaker was Nigel Wright, who had brought along a large display of Bonsai. He explained that the art of Bonsai had been around for hundreds of years and how the different shapes were made. It was a very informative talk and presentation. He was thanked by Pam Pemberton After refreshments the business meeting was held. There were many pieces of correspondence to be perused, from a form to do a Lace Knitting Workshop, to a tour of behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth and the Carol Service in Exeter Cathedral. More arrangements were made for the visit for the Summer Outing to the South Devon Railway on July 23 and the 85th Anniversary Lunch, which is to be at the Tom Cobley Inn at Spreyton on September 12. Arrangements for the Okehampton Show exhibit are well under way. The next walk is at Bratton Clovelly on Friday June 28. FOM winner was Margaret Rook and the competition winner for a treescape was Margaret Cleveland. The next meeting is in Exbourne village hall on Thursday July 4 and the speaker will be Darline Joseph who is a member of the British Psychological Group.



The Summer Reading Challenge - June 9 


by FIONA


Hatherleigh


The Summer Reading Challenge, produced by The Reading Agency, is the UKs biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. This years Summer Reading Challenge launches on Saturday 13th July and is called Space Chase, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children are encouraged to read at least six library books of their choosing novels, fact books, joke books, e-books or audio books, they all count. There will be library staff and volunteers on hand to help children choose books they will really enjoy. Children will collect special stickers along the way and be presented with a certificate and a medal as well as a free ticket for entry to the Milky Way Adventure Park at Clovelly on completion of the challenge at Okehampton Library. Fun for all the family the Challenge is a great time to share and talk about books as a family. Sitting down with a book, newspaper or magazine sets a good example to kids - they will copy you. Children enjoy taking part and many teachers tell us that they return to school with a new enthusiasm and confidence in reading. Childrens reading can dip during the long summer holidays if they dont have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. Explore the library while your children are choosing their books for Space Chase, its a great chance for you to discover the full range of whats on offer at Okehampton Library. From reading groups to computer use, DVD hire to online resources, its your library so let us help you make the most of it! It's FUN! It's FREE! It's LOCAL!



Water Hanging Baskets - June 9 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh


Please water the baskets



Water the hanging baskets - June 8 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh


Please water the hanging baskets the more the merrier!!!



Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019 - June 6 


by CAROLE


Hatherleigh email okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Tel 0183752805


The Summer Reading Challenge, produced by The Reading Agency, is the UKs biggest annual reading promotion for children aged 4 to 11. This years Summer Reading Challenge launches on Saturday 13th July and is called Space Chase, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children are encouraged to read at least six library books of their choosing novels, fact books, joke books, e-books or audio books, they all count. There will be library staff and volunteers on hand to help children choose books they will really enjoy. Children will collect special stickers along the way and be presented with a certificate and a medal as well as a free ticket for entry to the Milky Way Adventure Park at Clovelly on completion of the challenge at Okehampton Library. Fun for all the family the Challenge is a great time to share and talk about books as a family. Sitting down with a book, newspaper or magazine sets a good example to kids - they will copy you. Children enjoy taking part and many teachers tell us that they return to school with a new enthusiasm and confidence in reading. Childrens reading can dip during the long summer holidays if they dont have regular access to books and encouragement to read for pleasure. Explore the library while your children are choosing their books for Space Chase, its a great chance for you to discover the full range of whats on offer at Okehampton Library. From reading groups to computer use, DVD hire to online resources, its your library so let us help you make the most of it! It's FUN! It's FREE! It's LOCAL!



Beware of being afraid of nimbyism. - June 3 


by NEIL AND SUSAN PRICE


Hatherleigh


We have a new build house behind our home which is in a terrace of Grade II listed properties. From the street and Conservation Area you would not know that this modern monstrosity was even there. BUT come in to our cottages and see our view of it. Our neighbour who has lived in her home for over 60 years now has a "Grand Designs" modern house overlooking her garden, her bathroom ( with clear glass window ) and bedrooms. Her privacy has gone, obliterated by West Devon Planning ,who have turned a blind eye to our concerns and these are also for the protection of a TPO on an ancient but healthy Ash tree on the site. This tree is under threat because of more and more digging and 6'deep ground works see picture for a "patio" within the Root Protection Area. Permission for limited works has been granted on the tree, which in turn is against best practice for a healthy Ash tree (having consulted two tree specialists). We feel terribly let down by the authorities who appear to have little regard for the concerns of their voters. So, please, please don't be afraid of being a nimby as you never know what will appear in your back yard. We feel terribly let down by the authorities who appear to have little regard for the concerns of their voters. So, please, please don't be afraid of being a nimby as you never know what will appear in your back yard.



June Pump now online - May 31 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh website www.listevents.net/pumps/jun19.pdf email hatherleighpump@live.co.uk Tel 07890615454


June Pump online Pump AGM - June 20 Red Lion, Exbourne 6pm agenda here www.listevents.net/pumps/agenda19.pdf email Tel Pump AGM 6pm in the Red Lion, agenda available at link above, please come along it is your Pump and needs your support! Location EX20 2RY



Old Schools coffee morning - July 2 


by SANDRA47FLACK@BTINTERNET.COM


Hatherleigh website sandra47flack@btinternet.com email sandra47flack@btinternet.com Tel 01837810182


This coffee morning will be in aid of the children's Hospice. Please come and offer your support for this amazing group of folk dedicated to raising money for this hospice.



Old Schools coffee morning - June 2 


by NORSAND.FLACK@BTINTERNET.COM


Hatherleigh website norsand.flack@btinternet.com email norsand.flack@btinternet.com Tel 01837810182


The advert for this coffee morning (saying 2nd June) should be dated as happening on July. I am very sorry for this mistake.



Two village walk - May 21 


by MARGARET WEEKS


Hatherleigh


Two Village Walk On Saturday May 18 almost 40 people and numerous dogs walked from Broadwoodkelly village hall to Exbourne village hall. Welcome refreshments were had in the village hall with donations for the Devon Air Ambulance, which amounted to 139.15. Not everyone, but several walked back to Broadwoodkelly village hall for cream teas, in aid of the village hall. The walk is approximately 7 miles in total and the weather was ideal for walking. This walk was organised by the Broadwoodkelly Walking Group, who meet for a walk every Friday morning.



Hatherleigh Silver Band - May 20 


by RACHEL RICHARDS


Hatherleigh.net website www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk email info@hatherleighsilverband.co.uk Tel 01837 810791


Hatherleigh Silver Band Presidents Mr & Mrs G Cleverdon C.B.E Website - www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk Summer Season for the Band We are hoping to hold a Summer concert in Hatherleigh very soon to showcase the test piece from the March Finals in addition to a lovely Summer Programme of music for you to enjoy. Keep a look out for posters and on social media for information on this. HSB Cider & Pasty Evening The date hasnt quite been finalised at time of writing, but it looks like it will be in early July. Keep a lookout on social media and for posters around the town in the next couple of weeks, so you dont miss this thoroughly enjoyable evening in Hatherleigh Square, with a fantastic concert by your town band. Junior Band and Training Band We now have a Junior band which is starting officially on Monday June 3rd, it will run from 6.00pm-7.00pm in the bandroom behind Hatherleigh Medical Centre and anyone of any age who has an interest in learning an instrument will be made welcome. Then from 7.00pm there will be a Training band which will be a place where more proficient players can improve, step up to a higher position or perhaps try a different instrument. Please call Jane on 01837 810791 to let her know if youd like to come along so we can make sure we are ready and waiting with an instrument for you! Keep up to date on what were planning on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/HatherleighSilverBand Dont forget you can hire us for any event, just call Jane on 01837 810791 to discuss your re-quirements. Solo Cornet Vacancies We have vacancies in the Front Row cornet section of the band, if you know of anybody looking for a band or wanting to play some more or with another contesting band and are solo cornet players, please mention us to them! We would welcome any instrument if youd like to come along. If you play now or have played in the past and would like to be part of a friendly, sociable group of people then please come along and meet us. We can accommodate you whichever instrument you play! Please phone Jane Fawcett our secretary, ahead of your planned attendance if youre making a special effort to get there on a Thursday. We look forward to welcoming you. Please check out our website for news, engagements and pictures at www.hatherleighsilverband.co.uk. If youd like to book the band for your event, please get in touch with our Secretary, Jane Fawcett on 01837 810791. Rachel Richards Press Sec. 01837 810600



Hatherleigh Home Cricket fixtures - May 18 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh.net


June Home Cricket matches Sat 1st 12:30pm 1st team vs Bradninch Sun 2nd 1:30pm v Holsworthy Sun 2nd 9:30am Under 11s v Braunton Mon 3rd 6pm U15 v Bideford Thurs 6th 6pm v Chagford Fri 7th 6pm U13 v Chulmleigh Sat 8th 1:30pm 2nd v Ippleden II Sun 9th 1:30pm North Devon Tues 11th 12noon O60 Devon v Cornwall Wed 12th 6pm Halwill Thurs 13th 6pm Yeoford Sat 15th 12.30pm v B. Salterton Sun 16th 1:30pm Brauton Sat 22nd 12.30 v Bideford Sun 23rd 1:30pm v Westleigh Mon 24th 1:30pm v Englefield Green Tues 25th 12noon Devon O60 v Somerset Thurs 27th 6pm U11 v N Devon stroll Sat 29th 1:30pm 2nd v South Devon Sat 29th 1:30pm 3rd v Yelverton II Sun 30th 1.30pm v Bratton Fleming Sun 30th 2.00pm Ladies v Topsham Sun 30th 9:30am U10 v North Devon



Calling all young volunteers! - May 18 


by FIONA


Hatherleigh.net email okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk Tel 0183752805


Get involved in this years Summer Reading Challenge If you are aged 13-19, love reading, and would like to get more young people sharing the magic of stories, why not help out your local library this summer. To apply visit or email Okehampton Library and ask for an application form. This years Summer Reading Challenge launches on Saturday 13th July and is called Space Chase, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children are encouraged to read at least six library books of their choosing novels, fact books, joke books, e-books or audio books, they all count. The role will involve working with library staff to help and encourage children aged 4-12 to complete the Summer Reading Challenge. Activities may include: o Helping to promote the Summer Reading Challenge in the local community o Registering children for the Challenge and giving out materials o Listening to children talk about books they have read and giving positive encouragement to complete the challenge o Encouraging children to explore new reading choices o Encouraging children to get the most from the challenge e.g. by exploring the SRC website o Helping to prepare and run events in the library o Creating displays in the library Any other ideas you might have! Length of opportunity: o Daytimes and or weekends during the summer holidays o Set times, 10am-12noon or 2-4pm Ideally volunteering for up to 2 weeks doing either mornings or afternoons 4 North Street EX20 1AR 01837 52805 okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk



Hatherleigh Open Gardens - May 18 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh.net


5) Hatherleigh Open Gardens Hatherleigh Church is organising an Open Gardens in & around Hatherleigh on Sunday 7th July. Thank you to those who have already let me know they would like to take part. We could do with a few more so its not too late to get in touch if your garden is already exceeding your expectations! Gardens dont have to be perfect, in fact, they are much nicer when they have rough areas that the insects and birds can enjoy. If you would like your garden to be added, please contact Sally on 01837 810377 and leave a message. Many thanks.



Church Yard working group - May 18 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh.net


Hatherleigh Churchyard Working Party Continues to meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month (weather & other events permitting) from 2.15 to 4.15pm. Among many other things, we attempt to keep weeds and ivy from completely taking over! Do join us if you can for one session or lots. (Contact Sally on 01837 810377/940 for further info. or to say you are coming). Thank you!



Hatherleigh Art Group - May 18 


by SALLY VICK


Hatherleigh.net


Meet on Wednesdays at 10.30am usually at Commerce House : June 5th at CH: Life model; June 12th Outing ; June 19th Abstract life : June 26th Appliqu with Sally &/or Mosaics with Alan; (July 3rd Clean the Sheep sculpture ). Please contact Alan (01837 810024) or Sally (01837 810377/940) for further details.



Bellringing at Meeth - May 17 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


is on hold for the time being. Our grateful thanks to Rod Lane for all his help, generosity and support over the past months. Very much appreciated.



Dates for your Diary - May 17 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


Meeth Fete Planning Meeting will be held at The Old Rectory by kind invitation of Mrs Jane Doyle on Tuesday 25th June at 7pm. Northmoor Team Flower Festival this year will be held on 28th-29th-30th June at Belstone Church. Messy Meeth Monkeys next meeting will be held in the village hall at 9.30am on Saturday 1st JUne for fun and games, crafts and bible story.



In Rememberance - May 17 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Doris Flockton, a very dear friend and past resident of Meeth. Doris was a former member of the W.I. becoming President and then Secretary, she was also a very active member of the church here in Meeth as Churchwarden, needlewoman and flower arranger. She moved to Okehampton several years ago with her late husband, Bill, and settled happily there. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time. We also remember Dot Draper who moved to Meeth several years ago along with her late husband Dennis and many friends and family. Dot soon became a member of the Women's Guild, joining in with various village events. Dot was a very kind, caring lady and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time.



St Michael and All Angels Church - May 17 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


Our Easter Services were well attended, the children and adults alike enjoyed the Easter egg hunt in the church and churchyard on Easter Day. The Passover meal and service in Old Schools was a very special occasion led by Rev. Leigh and assisted by his lovely wife Lynn. I do so hope that this will become an annual coming together for all the Churches. So many of us gained such a lot from gathering together on this Holy occasion. The service in the square in Hatherleigh on Good Friday was also very poignant and meaningful, and it was good to see so many there.



St Michael and All Angels Church - May 17 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


It's a beautiful sunny day as I'm writing this, I just hope the warmer weather is here to stay this time. The trees are looking glorious with all their fresh, lush, bright green foliage. We give thanks to God for the beauty of this wonderful part of his world in which we live.



St. Thomas of Canterbury, Northlew. - May 17 


by PAT DURSTON


Hatherleigh.net


St. Thomas of Canterbury, Northlew A service of Commemoration was held at St. Mary's Church, Ashbury on May 12th. During the service which was conducted by the Rev. Stuart Wilson, a plaque was unveiled to commemorate Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Woollcombe who was killed in February 1942 during the battle for Singapore. He was a member of the Ghurka Regiment several of whom joined members of the Woollcombe family for the service. Brigadier Chris Bullock related the history of the death of Lt. Col.Woollcombe, explaining that he was escaping from the Japanese held Singapore when his ship was torpedoed . As the sea was his final resting place, it is fitting that he should be remembered at the scene of his childhood. Derek Chivers played the harmonium , Morwenna played the violin and Marilyn sounded the Last Post and Reveille. After the service there was a very welcome barbecue provided by Sue Friend and helpers. The little church, which had been lovingly prepared by Trixie, was crowded for the occasion, and after a wait of over seventy years Lt. Col. Woollcombe has been remembered and thanked for his sacrifice, In fitting style. Rest in Peace. Raymond John Cole, aged 75. The parish Church was packed to the doors for the funeral service of Ray Cole. The service was conducted by Mrs. Maurie Webber, and the organist was Mr. R. Chivers, the hymns being 'The Lord's my Shepherd' and 'Abide with me'. Phil Dart read 'Memories of Ray' and Celia and Tricia read poems. The Commendation and Farewell was read by Ray's partner, Lyn, and burial took place in the churchyard, near Ray's lifelong friend, Fred. Ray was a very much loved and respected member of this community as shown by the large number at the service. He had worked hard all his life, for many years for the Forestry Commission. Football, darts, a pint (or two) and a chat with friends were all part of Ray's life. He always made time to chat to neighbours and was one who made the world a better place. He will be very sadly missed, and no doubt he and Fred will have a lot of 'catching up' to do leaning on some heavenly gate. We all offer our prayers and sympathy to Lyn and the Rundle family.



HATHERLEIGH HISTORY SOCIETY - May 16 


by MONICA JONES


Hatherleigh.net email monicasusie@tiscali.co.uk Tel 01837 811293


Paula Clarke from Castle Drogo kept us highly entertained at our last meeting with her stories about the renovation work that has been going on for some years now to this National Trust property on Dartmoor. Showing us photos of the terrible water damage that had been happening for some years, even shortly after the castle was completed in 1931 due to the wild weather that Dartmoor threw at it and some differences of opinion between architect Lutyens and Julius Drew the owner, on construction and finishes. With an enormous scaffold around the building and a covering over the building, builers have been able to slowly work on making this fine structure water tight. It is hoped that the last bit of scaffold at the north end will be removed at the end of June allowing the renovations to the scullery and kitchen to begin. Paula praised the staff and volunteers for their tireless work in constantly moving the contents from storage place to storage place and now beginning to put items back to their original rooms as well as working around builders whilst showing the visitors about the areas that were open. The next meeting is on the 10th June when the popular speaker Simon Dell will be telling us about the Tavistock Canal. Mettings start at 7.30pm in Old Schools, visitors and guests welcome 2



CALL FOR SITES - EXBOURNE - May 16 


by ADAM HEDLEY


Hatherleigh.net website www.exbournenp.org.uk


A neighbourhood plan is being prepared for Exbourne and the Parish Council is hoping to identify all potential development sites (and buildings which could be converted or redeveloped) in and close to the village. If you would like to submit a site for consideration in the neighbourhood plan process, please complete the Site Submission Form at www.exbournenp.org.uk and return it to the Parish Clerk by 15 July 2017.



Meeth Skittles Evening - May 15 


by PETER


Hatherleigh.net


at Meeth Parish Hall on Saturday 8th June at 7pm. Come along and join us for a fun evening with fellow friends and neighbours to raise funds for the upkeep of our village hall. Please enter a team or individual names to Peter Cobbledick on 01805804740 or 07968169251. Hot pasties and delicious home made cakes available, bring your own drink. Entry 1.50 per person/9 per team



Ringers from Hatherleigh at Exeter Final - May 15 


by JANE PAYNE


Hatherleigh.net


Did you know that Hatherleigh Bellringers' Team includes two of the country's top ringers? Richard Harrison has been our Ringing Captain for the past few years, often assisted by daughter Rebecca. Together they direct and teach the Hatherleigh team, which includes beginners, novices and experienced ringers. Richard and Rebecca find themselves rival finalists in the National 12-Bell Striking Contest taking place at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday June 22nd. Ten teams from across the country are competing for the Taylor Trophy. Richard will be ringing for Exeter Cathedral, and Rebecca, now at university in Leeds, is ringing for Leeds Minster The main base for the contest will be the beautiful Bishop's Palace Garden, rarely open to the public. Everyone is welcome there from 11.30 onwards. You don't have to be a ringer to go in. There is a 1 entrance fee, which will give all-day access to the Cathedral and the garden-where refreshments are available.



Hatherleigh Bowling Club - May 14 


by ROGER WHITE


Hatherleigh.net Tel 01409231418


Come along on Monday evenings and enjoy a roll up at our club. 5PM TILL 7.00PM. if you enjoy playing bowls why not join the club. New members welcome, we are a friendly club and play friendly matches with other clubs and also involved in league matches. For further information please contact the following people. Roger White tel no 01409- 231418, or Dave Brown tel no 01837- 680131, Club Captain - Alan Neild tel no 01837- 861416.



Okehampton Library Events - May 5 


by FIONA


Hatherleigh.net website www.devonlibraries.org.uk


Book Trust Pyjamarama - Car, Car, Truck, Jeep Tuesday 4 June 10:00 - 11:00 Read & Rhyme Time As part of Book Trusts Pyjamarama, join in our themed Bounce & Rhyme, story and craft session and take home a copy of the book (subject to availability). This activity replaces our normal Bounce & Rhyme sessions. Suitable for children under 5 and their carers. Free event Wednesday 5 June 9:30 - 10:15 Duplo Storytime Come along to our themed Duplo storytime session make some vehicles with the Duplo bricks then use them in our storytime. Take home a copy of the book (subject to availability) Suitable for children under 5 and their carers. Free event Friday 7 June 10:30-11:30 Volunteer Coffee Morning Volunteers Week - To celebrate all our wonderful volunteers that help to give added value to the Library Service. If you are interested in volunteering with us, come along and have a chat over a free cup of coffee. Wednesday 12 & 19 June 10:00-12:30 - Basic Computer Training Are you confused by computers? Sign up to our free IT sessions for beginners! The sessions will be delivered by Elite Training South West. This course runs over 2 sessions booking essential Thursday 27 June 18:00-20:00 Artists Workshop Glass Painting Local artist, Vicki Highet, will be teaching the art of glass painting. Using a template or your own design, create a uniquely decorated wine glass to take home. Vicki will also be bringing some pieces of her own artwork which will be available to purchase. 7 per person, places limited to be booked and paid for in advance. Regular events Adults Every Tuesday 13:30-14:30 Knit & Natter Bring along your knitting, stitching, crochet or other portable project, for a chat with like-minded crafters. Tea and coffee available at 50p a cup. Children and Young People Tuesdays 10:00- 10:30 - Bounce & Rhyme aimed at over 1 year olds Free, no booking necessary Tuesdays 11:00-11:30 - Bounce and Rhyme aimed at under 1 year olds Free - no booking necessary 1st Tuesday of the month 15:45 16:45 Bookworms Book Club for ages 7 11 (except Aug/Sept) Free - no booking necessary Wednesdays 09:30 10:15 - Duplo Builders & Storytime for ages 0-5 Free - no booking necessary 2nd Thursday of each month 15:45-16:45 - Bunala Book Club for ages 12+ Free -ask staff for further details Saturdays 10:30 11:30 Lego Builders for ages 5+ Free, no booking necessary Book Track for ages 6+ during library opening hours Free, ask staff for further details Children under 8 must be accompanied to all events by a responsible adult Please see our library website or Facebook page for any additional events and library services www.devonlibraries.org.uk



THE GREAT ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR - May 2 


by JILLY CHANDLER


Hatherleigh.net


I would just like to thank all the wonderful stall holders who took part in our first ever Great Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday 27th April, at Ashridge Great Barn, North Tawton, there were 14 of us in the end, and the quality of work was outstanding. It was a lovely day, meeting all the stall holders, and we welcomed lots of customers,(even though the weather folk had given storm warnings) who were wowed by the outside, and the beautiful inside of The Great Barn, which was decorated beautifully with flowers, in readiness too for the Wedding Fair happening the next day. Everyone sold something, which was a relief to me as the organiser, and we took 209.74 for Devon Air Ambulance. I would like to thank the wonderful volunteer couple Marilyn and Allan, from Devon Air Ambulance Trust, who were outside all day, keeping the traffic moving safely, and got everyone parking in the right places. I would also like to thank Cat, the manager of The Great Barn, and daughter of the owners of Ashridge Court, for all her help, and the owners themselves, who made a wonderful selection of cakes and scones, and served teas and coffees to the public on the day. Thank you for letting us put our fair on at your beautiful setting. I would also like to thank Jacquie Kenny, a talented local artist, who helped me in many ways, for all her support in all things Fair!



EXBOURNE NEWS - April 30 


by DAVE AND MARGARET WEEKS


Hatherleigh.net


A succesful Coffee Morning, organised by Dave and Margaret Weeks, was held in the village hall, on Saturday April 27, in aid of Cancer Research UK. With a stall and raffle 302.45 was raised. Dave and Margaret wish to thank everyone who supported this worthy cause.



May's Pump ONLINE - April 22 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh.net website www.listevents.net/pumps/may19.pdf email hatherleighpump@live.co.uk


May's Pump now online see link above



Hatherleigh Carnival - April 20 


by MEG HANSEN, PRESS & PUBLICITY


Hatherleigh.net


Hello from everyone at Hatherleigh Carnival, and hope everyone is enjoying the recent sunshine! As you have probably noticed, there hasnt been anything in the Pump from us this year so far, and for that I apologise- a combination of technical issues and a surprise Pump resurrection at the start of the year means its been a bit quiet. It doesnt mean we havent been busy however! First off, a huge thank you to everybody who came and supported the Carnival at our gig in February, Counterfeit Quo. We had an absolutely brilliant evening, and judging by the empty bar afterwards, you all did too! Congratulations to Pauline Luke, who won two free tickets in our competition we held on Facebook. All profits will of course be going straight into the pot for this years Carnival, which will be held on SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER. Its absolutely critical we have community support throughout the year, as the Carnival event simply does not make enough money on the day to pay for itself, so massive thanks once again! By the time this is published, we will hopefully have had plenty of entries for this years Carnival Queen. Last year, Miss Demelza Brock was our Queen, on a truly stunning and deeply personal float. We will also be on the lookout for Prince and Princess shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for entry details if you know anyone interested. As a lot of people may already know, a keen Carnival member and supporter, Chris Laughton, sadly passed away in March. Chris was a true Carnival enthusiast, who pulled the barrels and carried the frame for over 30 years. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to his family. Summer is fast approaching, and with that comes a couple more fundraisers we have on! First up is Hatherleigh Does Haven, back by popular demand, on Friday 21st June at Hatherleigh Community Centre- a family friendly event which will see a colourful mix of music, dancing, and possibly a little magic too! Timings TBC. We also have a super special musical event coming up on Saturday 21st September, also at Hatherleigh CC.. We are unable to release any information of our headline act as of yet, however we can confirm that Cracknakeel, a fast paced and energetic folk rock band who got everybody dancing at The Wurzels last August, will be supporting. We promise this will be an UNFORGETTABLE evening- definitely one not to miss!! Following Carnival 2018, we are pleased to announce that we were able to donate 1800 to the following charities and groups: Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens, Devon Air Ambulance, The Rotary Club, Dartmoor Rescue, Hatherleigh Silver Band, The Community Centre, Hatherleigh Christmas Lights, Hatherleigh Primary School Woodland Area, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and Hatherleigh Football Club for their new building. Dont forget to keep an eye on our social media for any other updates between now and June! Oggy oggy oggy!



Ruby Country Photographic Competition - April 20 


by CHARLES DUMPLETON


Hatherleigh.net website www.therubycountry.com


It is time to get your cameras out and take some photos to enter the Ruby Country Photographic Competition for 2019. The subject this year is THE CHARACTER AND CHARACTERS OF RUBY COUNTRY, so let your imaginations run wild and make use of the good weather to take some photos that may win the prize and even more importantly may appear in the next Ruby Country Calendar and on the Ruby facebook page to help promote the area. There will be the usual display of photos in the Visitor centre in Hatherleigh during the Hatherleigh Festival in July. As always there will be two classes one for children under twelve and one for the rest and I expect that as usuai the quality of the children's work will be as good as the rest. Ohotos should be s delivered to the Visitor Centre at Market Street, Hatherleigh for judging by the first Saturday in July. Please take part and do your bit to help promote Ruby Country.



Monkokehampton Easter Egg Hunt - April 19 



Hatherleigh.net


I'd like to thank everyone for coming and supporting our Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday in and around the Old Schoolroom. The children managed to find over 100 eggs in the churchyard and field, only 3 missing, which they exchanged for chocolate so went home happy. It was lovely that so many came for a chat, tea and cake and were able to sit outside in the sun. It was a great afternoon. Thank you to all those who helped. Anita



Mad Hatterleigh Competition - April 19 


by FESTIVAL COMMITTEE


Hatherleigh.net website www.hatherleighfestival.co.uk


Hat Parade and Competition Saturday 20th July Hatherleigh Town Square Prizes for Best in Parade 25 and for each class winner 10 1pm Hat entries gather in Square 1:30pm Hat Parade led by Samba Band 3:30pm Judging of hats and prize giving Categories for Best in Parade Best in Class Infant (5 and under) Best in class Junior (6 to 11) Best in Class Teen (12 to 19) Best in Class Adult (20+) Best in family or group ensemble Its for fun! Adults can help children



Meeth Skittles Evening - April 19 


by PETER


Hatherleigh.net


at Meeth Parish Hall on Saturday 8th June at 7pm Come along and join us for a fun evening with fellow friends and neighbours to raise funds for the upkeep of our village hall. Please enter a team or individual names to Peter Cobbledick on 01805804740 or 07968169251. Hot pasties and delicious homemade cakes available, bring your own drink. Entry 1.50 per person/ 9 per team.



May Events at Okehampton Library - April 18 


by FIONA


Hatherleigh.net


Thursday 9 May 15:45-16:30 Fing fun What is a FING? Come along to find out about David Walliams latest character and design your own monster with our fun activity. One lucky attendee will win a copy of the book! Free event, donations welcome - suitable for children over 5 and their carers Friday 24 May 09:45-10:30 Elmer Day, fun and games Celebrating this colourful patchwork elephant. Come along to join in the fun Free event, donations welcome - suitable for under 5s and their carers Tuesday 28 May 15:00-16:00 - Change4Life Sugar Swap Make some delicious Chocolate Fudge Bites with us and take part in the Great Fruit and Vegetable Library Challenge! Each child attending will receive an activity book and recipe card to take home. (Fudge Bites are gluten, dairy and nut free). 1 per child, booking essential suitable for children over 5 and their carers Regular events Adults Every Tuesday 13:30-14:30 Knit & Natter Bring along your knitting, stitching, crochet or other portable project, for a chat with like-minded crafters. Tea and coffee available at 50p a cup. Children and Young People Tuesdays 10:00- 10:30 - Bounce & Rhyme aimed at over 1 year olds Free, no booking necessary Tuesdays 11:00-11:30 - Bounce and Rhyme aimed at under 1 year olds Free - no booking necessary 1st Tuesday of the month 15:45 16:45 Bookworms Book Club for ages 7 11 (except Aug/Sept) Free - no booking necessary Wednesdays 09:30 10:15 - Duplo Builders & Storytime for ages 0-5 Free - no booking necessary 2nd Thursday of each month 15:45-16:45 - Bunala Book Club for ages 12+ Free -ask staff for further details Saturdays 10:30 11:30 Lego Builders for ages 5+ Free, no booking necessary Book Track for ages 6+ during library opening hours Free, ask staff for further details Children under 8 must be accompanied to all events by a responsible adult Okehampton Library, 4 North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR 01837 52805 okehampton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk



Hatherleigh Bowling Club - April 18 


by ROGER WHITE


Hatherleigh.net


New members welcome, we have a good sized clubhouse with a Bar, superb green, we have roll ups during the summer months starting from first week in May until September[Monday evenings] 5pm until 7pm, all welcome.



Hatherleigh Primary PTFA Easter Bingo - April 18 


by LOUISE BATER


Hatherleigh.net


Hatherleigh PTFA would like to thank everyone who came along to the Easter Bingo on April 17th, we had a fantastic turnout and it was a very enjoyable evening. Huge thanks to the lovely Katie Bennett who was the brilliant caller for the evening, thanks to everyone who helped make it a success. We would also like to thank the following businesses who, very kindly, donated some fantastic prizes:- Market Veg Stall, B & N Farm Foods, Tally HO!, The George Hotel, Crumbs Caf, Brickyard Farm Shop, Waitrose, The Art of Hair, No 10, Co-op, Paper Shop, Bridge Garage, Hatherleigh Fish Bar, One Market Street Caf At the time of going to press (it was only last night!) we dont know how much was raised but Im sure it will be a nice amount towards something lovely for the children at the primary school. Once again, Thank you all for your support.



Meeth Fete Planning Meeting - April 18 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


was well attended and several new ideas were put forward for a different variety of stalls and events. Mrs Jane Doyle has very kindly offered her garden at "The Old Rectory" for the venue this year, for which we are very grateful.



Watercolour painting classes - April 18 


by CELIA OLSSON


Hatherleigh.net email celia.olsson.art@gmail.com Tel 0183782796


Broadwoodkelly Village Hall, near Winkleigh, 22nd May, 20th and 26th June. These morning classes will mostly concentrate on sketching and painting outdoors. Local artist Celia Olsson will give you tips on what to take for a day out painting and show you various methods of sketching and how to quickly sketch the essentials a scene when you have very little time, and also how to turn your sketches into full paintings. There will be opportunities to sketch outside, with one full session at a location nearby (weather permitting). 35 for all three sessions or 12.50 per session. To book or for more details please contact Celia on 01837 82 796 or celia.olsson.art@gmail.com.



Celia Olsson at RHS Rosemoor - April 18 


by CELIA OLSSON


Hatherleigh.net


Celia Olsson at RHS Rosemoor, Peter Buckley Learning Centre Exhibition Room, 11th May to 9th June. An exhibition of watercolour and mixed media paintings inspired by the voyages Celia has made over the last two years to Northern and Artic lands. The desire to paint the stark and awe-inspiring beauty of the landscapes was unexpected and she spent many hours sketching from the deck of the ship and during walks ashore. You will have a chance to see some of these sketches when Celia will be at the Peter Buckley Centre on Saturday 11th May and Thursday 30th May. Opening times as garden. Garden entry fee applies.



Messy Meeth Monkeys - April 18 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


our primary school group meet on the first Saturday in the month at 9.30am in the Village Hall for games, crafts and bible stories. All are welcome to come along.



Meeth Bellringing - April 18 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


has been put on hold for the time being and will hopefully start again in early May



Meeth Churchyard Work Party - April 18 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


Thanks to the dedicated few who turned up and to Leigh and Lyn for all their efforts. We will be holding another one at the end of May, when hopefully more will be able to lend a hand.



Meeth Lent Soup Lunch - April 18 


by BERYL


Hatherleigh.net


was a happy, worthwhile occasion - although not quite as well attended as in the past, this was mainly due to illness. The proceeds this year were divided between Church funds and the very worthwhile charity "Send a Cow". Their representative Mrs Jenny Reynolds came along and gave a very interesting, informative talk on the work they do. Our grateful thanks to Jenny Reynolds and to all who came along and gave us their support and to all who provided soups etc. Your efforts are much appreciated.



MeethSt Michael and All Angels Church - April 18 



Hatherleigh.net


Reflecting on this very special season of Lent and on the ultimate sacrifice God made for us all those years ago, may we have the strength and courage to do his will as we go about our daily lives. To change the things we are not happy about - no matter how difficult at times and to always put others needs before our own.



HATHERLEIGH HISTORY SOCIETY - April 16 


by MONICA JONES


Hatherleigh.net email monicasusie@tiscali.co.uk Tel 01837 811293


At the last History Society meeting in April we were entertained to a very interesting talk by Julia Warren, a member of our society, about "JACK THE RIPPER". Many of us had watched the recent documentary on television about this historically reknowned murderer and were keen to see if Julia would have any new theories,she certainly didn`t disappoint us! We were transported to the White Chapple area of London and its Victorian misery and the terrifying murders committed by the notorious Jack the Ripper on the very poor and unsuspecting women. Julia`s account of the men whose names were put forward as being this vicious murderer was very interesting and full of many twists and turns that had us all thinking along a new line as to just who was behind the murders! The next meeting in Old Schools on the 13th May will have Paula Clarke from Castle Drogo as the speaker, she will be talking about the latest work on the Castle and the return of some of the rooms once again to their former glory! The meeting starts at 7.30pm, guests and visitors welcome,2.



May Leader from rev. Leigh Winsbury - April 13 


by LEIGH WINSBURY


Hatherleigh.net


May Pump. With Easter safely behind us were all hoping for some warmer weather. I certainly am, by the time youre reading this, Ill be off on my hols [what, already? I hear you cry, Es only jus arrived]. Yes I know, but in this job, you grab it when you can. So here am I in sunny Tunisia [I hope!] You see I like to mix up a bit of sun, sea and sand with some archaeology. Over the years Ive headed off to the real life locations of much of the bibles high drama; Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Ephesus and the Ararat mountains. Theres nothing like being there to get a sense of what went on in the biblical accounts, and, of course, snapping a great library of pictures to make bible teaching a bit more entertaining. This time its Ancient Carthage, not directly mentioned in the Bible but very significant in the ancient world. It is known as one of the centres of growth of the early church after the persecution of Christians being sent to the beasts in the arena, famously including two lady martyr saints Perpetua and Felicity. All very interesting if you like history. But the shocking thing is, more Christians are dying for their faith in the world today than in the past. And while were lazing on the north African coast, on the same land mass in every direction, my Christian brothers and sisters, including some personal friends, are living with the daily threat of persecution; imprisonment, torture, death, the burning of villages and the sacking of churches. Oddly, very little of this ever reaches our news feeds. [Always ask whats being covered up when the news is saturated by a single topic!] Currently it is illegal to own or pass on a Bible in 53 countries around the world. What is so threatening about this book? Nothing else gets treated like that. Well, it is about hope, life and liberation at the hands of a mighty God of love who drives out all fear and oppression; a story to silence if your reign of terror depends on controlling people with fear and hopelessness. Its odd that we in the free West have so little regard for this epic that has so shaped our culture of care, generosity and liberal behaviour. When I ask around, it seems most people have a Bible at home though its never been read [often because it is in old English]. Well why not treat yourself? Buy a modern version [its still the worlds best seller] or, I always keep a few to give away. Have a read and see where it takes you; Im happy to help if you get stuck on the difficult bits. You might just find out where you came from and be surprised to find your life has more purpose than you think. You may even end up in Jerusalem where I found myself with my youngest son a few years ago, and echoing his stunned exclamation; Its all real!



Big Brother - March 28 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh_Area email neilmprice@hotmail.co.uk


Well with all that is going on a spy is in our midst? Something is spotted near the medical centre. Could it be an alien instrument? Could it be a Broadband mast? Or could the potential developers want to fool us? Come and see and tell us what you think! It will appear on the forum here on listevents.



April Pump NOW available - March 25 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh.net website www.listevents.net/pumps/apr19.pdf


You can now download April's Pump from website above or from the local magazines option from the menu tab.



Climate change Emergency Response vehicle comes to town - March 23 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh_Area


This horse and caravan arrived in Hatherleigh today. Maybe for the planet's sake we should all tread more lightly on this earth



Carry on Swimming Jennie! - March 21 


by JENNIFER GILL FROM MONKOKEHAMPTON


Hatherleigh.net


Jennie's Challenge for her 80th Birthday With my 80th Birthday approaching in September 2019 ? despite the fact that I still only feel 37 (ha ha !!) - I decided that I would like to do a Challenge and thought that a Swimathon in aid of Devon Air Ambulance would be just the thing that I could do at my ripe old age ! Although I go swimming twice a week at Simmons Park in Okehampton to keep fit, I needed to put in extra training to swim the 64 lengths (1 mile) without stopping ? and all the staff at Simmons Park have been so encouraging to me. During the last few months I have asked all friends, family and anyone else to sponsor me and I can now report that I DID the Swim on Tuesday 19th March 2019 in the time of 1 hour 27 minutes and have raised 1,069.20 for Devon Air Ambulance. My lovely husband, Alan, was saved by Devon Air Ambulance in 2004 when he had a flying accident and without them he would not be alive, so for us we are totally indebted to them ? and who knows, anyone reading this might well need their help in the future. I would like to say a huge, massive THANK YOU to everyone in Monkokehampton, Hatherleigh, Okehampton and surrounding areas who supported and encouraged me along the way. I am really SO appreciative of their generosity.



Hatherleigh Market - March 17 


by NEIL PRICE


Hatherleigh.net


The Market CIC is still going under Mr. Dumpleton although they have been dismissed by Kingswood Homes for running the market! Kingwood Homes who are still in the process of purchasing the market. They have distributed a flyer at last week's market which makes claims that the CIC was not able to run the market, also they all but threatened the people of Hatherleigh to support their application or the market will be closed down! PLEASE LET YOUR THOUGHTS BE KNOWN TO WDBC NOW