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[17 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Miniature Steam train rides in Shute | 39 views]
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Steam up at Penventon, Shute

The “Steam-up”, on Saturday 20th July 2019 at 2pm, is an annual event held  in the grounds of Liz and Tony Gosling’s house, Penventon, in Shute. This is a whole family occasion and the great attraction is the opportunity to have a ride on Tony’s miniature steam train as it huffs and puffs around the immaculate gardens of the house. Liz provides her famous Devon cream teas. There is a raffle and ice cream and cakes are also on sale.  This year, any money raised will go …

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[28 Apr 2019 | Comments Off on Umborne Trustees minutes of meeting February 2019 | 17 views]

MEETING OF THE UMBORNE HALL TRUSTEES
6:45pm, Tuesday 19th February 2019
Present: Phillip Ambler, Neville Cheeseman, Sue Gush, Lorna Ockenden, John Pearce, Carolyn Selley, Ann Shepherd, Melanie Smith, Rob Summers, Teresa Wilmington-Wills, Eleanor Wood
1. Apologies: Carl Coman
2. Minutes of previous meetings (9/10/18, 27/11/18 and 11/12/18) These were agreed and signed off at this meeting
3. Any Matters arising from previous sets of minutes The water heater has been fixed and is working. A tool for closing the folding tables has been purchased. Carolyn agreed to find out about containers for crockery etc  …

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[1 Mar 2019 | Comments Off on Hearty Breakfast at Umborne Hall | 43 views]
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On the morning of Saturday 23rd of February we held an event called “Hearty Breakfast” at our hall to raise money for a defibrillator for the hall.  (photos can be enlarged by left clicking on them once and then left click again for a full screen picture)

We had an amazing turn out of many locals and even a group of cyclists from Chard and some Axe Valley Runners to our hearty breakfast at Umborne Hall. We were delighted with the money raised for a defibrillator for our hall – a …

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[11 Jan 2019 | Comments Off on Legacy to Landscape – Winter Newsletter 2019 | 38 views]

WINTER NEWSLETTER 2019
Legacy to Landscape a three year project involving the community and celebrating a hidden area of landscape based upon an historic 1781 map of the Shute Estate. Our aim is to reveal the rich heritage of this hidden landscape that remained virtually unchanged for centuries.
The 1781 Estate Map
We have commissioned a high-quality scan of the original estate map upon which the project has focussed. The map drawn in 1781 by James Foster is an impressive example of early cartography. The original map was approx. 5.5 ft by 5 …

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[23 Oct 2018 | Comments Off on Macmillan High Tea in Umborne Hall | 63 views]
Macmillan High Tea in Umborne Hall

Macmillan Fund Raising Event:
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The Umborne High Tea held on the afternoon of Saturday 29th September was well supported by the community. We were incredibly lucky as the rain that was promised did not appear and we had beautiful weather. Thanks to the generosity of everyone who came and to all our families, friends and neighbours, who baked, cooked and grilled their culinary delights for all to experience.

The grand total of £900.51p …

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[23 Oct 2018 | Comments Off on Autumn Supper Saturday October 20th 2018 | 50 views]
Autumn Supper Saturday October 20th 2018

Autumn Supper:
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A most enjoyable evening was held in Umborne Hall for our annual Autumn Supper on Saturday and 50 locals decided to come and support this event for which we are very grateful. The banquet on the tables organised by Eleanor and the trustees, consisted of 2 different superb tasting soups from Neville’s kitchen, a box of autumn produce -2 types of bread, 4 different cheeses, 2 sorts of pates, potato …

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[5 Sep 2018 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall Trustees meeting minutes 26.6.18 | 33 views]
Umborne Hall Trustees meeting minutes   26.6.18

MEETING OF THE UMBORNE HALL TRUSTEES
6:30pm, Tuesday 26th June 2018
Present: Neville Cheeseman, Carl Coman, Sue Gush, Lorna Ockenden, Carolyn Selley, Ann Shepherd, Melanie Smith, Teresa Wilmington-Wills, Eleanor Wood.
1. Apologies: Phillip Ambler, John Pearce, Rob Summers
 
2. Minutes of previous meeting
 
These were agreed
3. Any Matters arising from previous minutes
Remaining actions carried forward –
Hall Plans – Action: Paul Forster
Health and Safety review – Action: Phil
Building/works –see later in agenda
4. Treasurer’s update
Recent receipts – £1350 from the Grizzly (Lorna to write to thank), £745 Autumn supper, £193 soup and singers, £110 …

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[5 Sep 2018 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall Trustees meeting minutes 22.2.18 | 24 views]
Umborne Hall Trustees meeting  minutes  22.2.18

MEETING OF THE UMBORNE HALL TRUSTEES
7pm, Tuesday 20th February 2018
Present: Phillip Ambler, Neville Cheeseman, Sue Gush, Lorna Ockenden, John Pearce, Carolyn Selley, Melanie Smith, Rob Summers, Teresa Wilmington-Wills, Eleanor Wood. Paul Forster was also present to present extension plans.
1. Apologies: Carl Coman, Peter Rugg.
2. Minutes of previous meeting
These were agreed, and were signed off by Rob.
3. Any Matters arising from previous minutes
None
4. Hall Plans – carried forward from previous meeting
Paul showed the proposed extension plans, which were discussed. It was agreed that he would get these into the correct format …

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[26 Aug 2018 | Comments Off on Summer BBQ 2018 | 128 views]
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There is one way to end a drought in the West Country – get us to organise an event at Umborne Hall ! It happened with the Umborne Ug on July 1st and it happened again on Friday 24th August for our annual summer BBQ. However, about 50 to 60 locals turned up and had a very enjoyable evening inside our hall.
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Can you match up the photos: Jack proving that you can down …

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[6 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on Umborne Ug 2018 | 67 views]
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We had 95 entries for this year’s Umborne Ug 10k although only 83 started the race! There were 30 Fun Runners. The hot sunny days had changed to cooler damp conditions for this race and when all was done and packed away the heavens opened, so we were very lucky. Thanks to all the landowners, marshals, water station helpers, drinks and food caterers, backmarkers and many more who helped in so many different ways. The sum of about £860 was made for our hall extension so thank you for your …