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[9 May 2020 | Comments Off on VE Day 75 in Umborne | 562 views]
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Friday evening, May 8th 2020, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day in the community of Umborne in East Devon. We had a minute’s silence in memory of all those who suffered or died in the 2nd World War and Richard played the Last Post and Reveille.

Rob provided some wonderful old songs from that era on his PA system in his garden and because the weather was calm, sunny and still we …

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[17 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Miniature Steam train rides in Shute | 120 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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[1 Mar 2019 | Comments Off on Hearty Breakfast at Umborne Hall | 89 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 | 62 views]

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 | 80 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 | 75 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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[26 Aug 2018 | Comments Off on Summer BBQ 2018 | 144 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 | 97 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 …

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[13 May 2018 | Comments Off on Umborne Ug 2018 July 1st | 87 views]
Umborne Ug 2018 July 1st

Umborne Ug 10k & Fun Run 2018
The 13th running of the Umborne Ug 10k race will take place on Sunday 1st of July at 11am at Umborne Hall EX13 7QL. Parking, toilets, medical cover and lots of fun.
This is an on and mostly off road 10k in beautiful scenery with a couple of hills, suitable for runners of all abilities. At the end of the race there will be the famous Umborne cakes, hot drinks  and a great BBQ serving bacon butties – plus special awards for the first three …

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[14 Aug 2017 | Comments Off on Future Events at Umborne Hall or the Valley | 165 views]

1.  Saturday 19th August from 2 to 5 pm – Our annual Steam-up at Penventon ( up the steep lane near Shute Barton) home of  Tony & Liz Gosling. Miniature steam train rides around the fabulous garden, cream teas, ice-creams, cakes, raffle etc.
2.  Friday 1st September from 6pm onwards – our annual Duck Dash at Easy Bridge, Umborne. Duck races, home built miniature raft races, BBQ, bar and lots of fun. Free entry.
3.  Saturday 7th October from 7.30 onwards our annual Autumn Supper in Umborne Hall. Great autumn food, bar, …