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[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Local Services | 492 views]

This section covers local services like the police, medical, etc. and also other services including refuse collection, pothole repair and the like (things that are mainly paid for out of local taxes). Schools are not included here (look under facilities) as generally we do have some choice of where to go to school, and, schools are normally a much bigger part of the community.

Colyton Medical Practice

Grove Hill, Colyton, Devon, EX24 6ET. Phone: 01297 552728. Our aim is to provide a high quality service that is sympathetic to the needs of …

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[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Umborne Ladies’ Social Club | 2,100 views]
Umborne Ladies’ Social Club

Umborne Ladies Social Club – Ladies, your valley needs you!
The next meeting of the Umborne Ladies Social Club will be held on Tuesday afternoon, 8th February 2011 at 1.45 pm when we shall be having a talk and demonstration, given by Trudi Farmer, on Aromatherapy, Massage, Indian Head Massage and the use of Essential Oils in the Home/First Aid.
We are a friendly bunch of ladies who meet once a month in the Village Hall, in the afternoons in Winter and evenings in Summer, …

Accommodation, Community, Featured, Local History, Local Information »

[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Shute Barton Manor | 4,688 views]
Shute Barton Manor

Shute Barton Manor

Shute Gatehouse

(Photos can be enlarged by left clicking on them once and then left click again for full screen)
Adjacent to St. Michael’s Church is the ancient manor house of the Parish of Shute, built in 1380 by Sir William Bonneville, a Norman from Bonneville, in Beauce, near Chartres.

It remained in his family for five generations. Lord William Bonneville (The Builder’s grandson) was beheaded and his two sons killed in the Wars of the Roses, and so his grand daughter Cecily inherited it. She married Thomas Grey who became …

Local History, Village Hall »

[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Hall History | 629 views]

Umborne Hall is a green painted Nissen Hut, invented in 1919 by Lt. Col. Peter Norman Nissen (1871-1930) of the British Royal Engineers. In 1941, the Americans built and used huts called Quonset Huts, which were an adaptation of the Nissen Hut. These type of huts were used as makeshift housing for American soldiers and their families at Dunkeswell aerodrome in World War Two.
1945: Umborne WI were meeting in April Cottage, Umborne, the home of Miss Kinnings. A great organiser, she was also the instigator of the “Hall” idea. Country …

Events »

[30 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Tickets | 1,298 views]

For those events that require tickets they can normally be purchased from your local trustee. If you’re not sure who your local trustee is then please either have a chat with Rob, or, send a quick message via email.

Featured, Village Hall »

[29 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on New Hall | 419 views]

The latest on progress towards our new Hall.
A new hall in 2010
At last we’ve made some financial headway with replacing the hall. The Community Council of Devon, acting on behalf of Devon County Council, has awarded us a grant of £24,000, which means that we can plan a new building. Last night (30th September) the trustees met to discuss the offer and agreed to accept it, which means that it has to be spent by next September!
Another £40,000 has been raised by the community. This is thought to be one …

Umborne Institute »

[25 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Trustees | 1,012 views]

Information about and for the trustees.
The Trustees essentially run and look after the Umborne Hall. They are responsible for Hall finances, maintenance, safety, bookings and the like. In addition to looking after the Hall, and with the help of the wider community, the trustees also organise a number of annual community events. Every year (normally in the winter) there is an AGM which frequently involves the appointment of new trustees as other trustees stand down. If you are interested in becoming a trustee then please have a chat with any …

Local Information »

[25 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Local Businesses | 496 views]

Top businesses run by top people
Here you will find a list of businesses who have local roots or strong connections to the Umborne Valley. Please contact us if you would like your business to be listed here. A donation to Hall funds would be greatly appreciated.

There are few moments on a wedding day when the bride and groom have a chance to relax on their own together, glass of champagne in hand, sit back and soak in the events of the day… more.

Lilylake Farm Eggs
“Very” freerange eggs available. At Lilylake …

Local Information »

[24 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Local Facilities | 399 views]

Local facilities for our community
Here you will find information about our local facilities. Facilities are generally something that we choose to use, like the Church, local halls, library, etc. Also included in this section you’ll find information on our local schools.

Colyton Library

Corner of Market Place and South Street, Colyton, Devon, EX24 6NQ. Tel: 01297 552877, Renewals: 0845 155 1001. Librarian in Charge: Helen Redwood.

Shute School

Shute Community Primary School offers a warm, friendly and supportive learning environment for up to 84 children between the ages of 4 and 11… more.

Umborne Hall

All …

Featured, Local History »

[24 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on Tithe Origins | 740 views]
Tithe Origins

The Origins of Tithe
The tithe was an annual payment of an agreed proportion (originally one-tenth) of the yearly produce of the land, which was payable by parishioners to the parish church, to support it and its clergyman. Originally tithes were paid ‘in kind’ (wool, milk, honey, fish, barley etc) and were payable on 3 categories of produce:

All things which grew and which increased annually e.g. grain, vegetables and wood
All things which were nourished by the ground – lambs, calves etc. – and animal produce like milk, hides, eggs and wool
The …