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The Pump NOW online

by Neil Price


Sunday  21st June 2020 11:45am 

The first since lockdown
The Pump NOW online

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

Northlew

by Pat Durston


Friday  19th June 2020 

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!)

Northlew

Hatherleigh Market reopens Tuesday 2nd June

by Neil Price


Friday  29th May 2020 4:6pm 

Come and support your local market,

Hatherleigh Market reopens Tuesday 2nd June

June's Coronavirus Pump here

by Neil Price


Friday  29th May 2020 4:1pm 

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
June's Coronavirus Pump here

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

May's Coronavirus 2020 issue

by Neil Price


Thursday  23rd April 2020 2:53pm 
The cut down version that is being printed locally so print some out and give them to your neighbours if you can, thank you

May's Coronavirus 2020 issue

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

OKEHAMPTON LIBRARY UPDATE

by Carole


Tuesday  7th April 2020 5:43pm 

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
OKEHAMPTON LIBRARY UPDATE

My Brother Don Rest in Peace

by Ken Edwards


Friday  13th March 2020 
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.

My Brother Don Rest in Peace

VISIONS OF CHINA

by Neil Price


Wednesday  4th March 2020 8:58pm 

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
VISIONS OF CHINA

website www.rob-burton.co.uk

Car boot Hatherleigh

by Neil Price


Sunday  1st March 2020 12:39am 
Every Sunday 12noon to recycle all those unused preloved items
In the market, despite the develope
Car boot Hatherleigh

Hatherleigh Pump online

by Neil Price


Thursday  27th February 2020 

The latest pump is now onlin
Hatherleigh Pump online

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

Pledge for Nature

by Bryony Paul


Wednesday  19th February 2020 
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.

Pledge for Nature

website www.biosphere.org.uk/pledgefornature

Cricket gets a boost from the Rotary

by Bob Luckhurst


Wednesday  12th February 2020 
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

Cricket gets a boost from the Rotary

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