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[29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Duck Dash & Dog Show Photos | 617 views]
Duck Dash & Dog Show Photos

Duck Dash and Raft Races:

These took place on Sunday September 2nd at Umborne Hall from 3pm to 6pm.

Over 60 people turned up to watch plenty of duck races ( thanks to Antonia & Angela for selling them all afternoon and along with the ice-cream sellers Jan & Lynne, raising the sum of £175).

Neville was in charge of releasing the ducks and caring for them on their
journey ( smaller photos can be enlarged by left clicking on them)

whilst Chris made sure none of them escaped at the end!

There were …

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[29 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Open Weekend at Shute Church | 443 views]
Open Weekend at Shute Church

Apart from the religious aspects of church buildings, there are numerous other interesting features such as art, architecture, history, family trees and even nature (yes, we have bats!). To celebrate all these features, St. Michael’s Church in Shute held an Open Weekend when this magnificent old building was be open to the public from 10.30am to 5pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September.
Christopher Pole-Carew has done a huge amount of research and has produced very interesting information sheets on the …

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[23 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Shute Parish Council Minutes of 5th July 2012 | 408 views]

AT 7.30PM.
Those present: Cllrs B Marshall, J Pearce, Ms C Miltenburg, R Orsman, P Rugg,
Mrs E Sweetland and R Wood, Dist Cllr I Chubb, one member of the public and Mrs M Thomas (Clerk).
Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr D Loud, C Cllr A Moulding, Christopher Pole-Carew and PCSO Amanda Wooster who reported the small van at the garage has been moved back from the highway so …

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[15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on St. John’s Chapel, Pottlelake, Umborne, Shute. | 1,373 views]
St. John’s Chapel, Pottlelake, Umborne, Shute.

The home of Peter and Gilly Lea-Cox, Leigh Cottage, a delightful thatched cottage, was built about 1560 and it has a Priest Hole. (left click on photos to enlarge them).

The upper storey was added in 1770 and the adjoining chapel (St. John’s) was built in 1893  by a priest ( Rev. WHB Proby) living in the cottage and, when he died in 1912, it began to be used for services.
Pottlelake Chapel, Colyton

Description: Pottlelake Chapel
Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 87824

Location: Chapel Knap, Colyton, Devon EX24 …

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[13 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Local Carnivals 2012 | 236 views]
Local Carnivals 2012

So you can plan well ahead, here are the dates for the carnivals in East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset for this autumn season:
Saturday Carnivals:
17th August    (Fri)                    Dawlish 7.15pm
18th August                               Bridport ? &Totnes 6pm
25th August                               Sturminster Newton 7.15 & Topsham ?
1st  September                         Seaton 8pm
8th  September                       Colyton  7pm
15th September                        Axminster  7pm
22nd  September                       Sidmouth  7pm,  & Frome  7pm
29th September                         Shaftesbury ?, Wellington 7.30pm & N            Poppleford 8pm
6th October                                Ilminster  7.25  & Gillingham  ?
13th October                              Chard, Exmouth  & Castle Cary -all 7.30pm
20th  October                              Taunton  7pm
26th October     (Fri) …

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[5 Aug 2012 | Comments Off on Umborne Weather Report July 2012 | 193 views]
Umborne Weather Report July 2012

Umborne Weather in July 2012
In some respects the weather in July this year mirrored the pattern that we had experienced in May. Cold and wet for the first half and then warmer and drier for the second part. The warmest day occurred on the 25th of both months. July’s figure of 29.2C exceeded that of  May by 0.2C and made it the highest maximum temperature since July 27th 2006. This sudden heat was a nostalgic reminder of how we all imagined
that our summers were …