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[13 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Shute Piers, Shute | 1,362 views]
Shute Piers, Shute

Shute Piers, Shute

Description: Shute Piers
Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 88149
OS Grid Reference: SY2481098466
OS Grid Coordinates: 324810, 98466
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7809, -3.0679

Location: A35, Dalwood, Devon EX13 7QW
Locality: Shute
Local Authority: East Devon
County: Devon
Country: England
(left click on photos to enlarge and then again for even more enlargement)
Mr Youlden, a grocer, on the Shute to Dalwood road, c 1908.
Shute Piers are a pair of former 18th Century gate-piers on either side of the Dalwood to Colyton road. Presumably they were originally the main gateway to the Shute Estate, positioned as they …

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[24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Shute House | 3,899 views]
Shute House

Shute House, Shute

Description: Shute House : Grade 2*
Date Listed: 8 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 88152
Location: Shute, Devon EX13 7NY
OS Grid Reference: SY25569 96978

Shute House is a large country house in a landscaped park. It is currently divided into eight separate freehold properties with a further seven properties at the Stables.
The house was built between1787 and 1790 for Sir John William Pole who was married to Lady Anne  Pole ( Anne Templer of Stover ). Some time after his marriage to Anne in 1781, Sir John William Pole changed the …

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[31 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Seaton Junction | 12,466 views]
Seaton Junction

Seaton Junction, situated 3 miles west of Axminster and 7 miles east of Honiton, is a railway station – now closed – on the West of England Main Line from London Waterloo to Exeter. Originally named “Colyton for Seaton”, the single line station with its William Tite station house, with accommodation for the station master and his family and the booking office,  opened on 19th of July 1860 on completion of the Exeter Extension of the London and South Western Railway from Yeovil Junction to Exeter Central which was actually …

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[28 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on Peter Lea-Cox | 3,130 views]
Peter Lea-Cox

Peter Lea-Cox

Peter Lea-Cox studied at the Royal Academy of Music in the 60‘s, and then got a teaching job at Oundle School in Northampton for five years, as an assistant music master. From 1973 to 1986 he was on the staff of the Royal Academy of Music where he taught choral conducting, sight-singing, harmony and other subjects.  From 1973 to 1986, he was Director of Music at St. Jude-on-the-Hill Church in Hampstead Garden Suburb in London.  He also served as organist at St. Mary-at-Hill Church in the City of London …

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[18 Jul 2011 | Comments Off on King John’s Oak | 5,816 views]
King John’s Oak

King John’s Oak
(photos can be enlarged by left clicking on them twice)

Grid reference:      SY 24060  97381
Latitude:            50.771025
Longitude:          -3.0782970
Nearest Postcode:   EX13 7QP

King John’s Oak is the largest and probably the oldest oak tree in the West Country. It stands in private grounds (owned and managed by the Bird family) in an old deer park, called Woodend Park.
Legacy to Landscape:  WINTER NEWSLETTER 2019
King John’s Oak in the spotlight again:
King Johns Oak has another moment of fame in its 800 year life time, being once again featured in a documentary …

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[7 Jun 2011 | Comments Off on Summer Barbecue | 717 views]
Summer Barbecue

Just a quick reminder that our annual Summer Barbecue will be at Umborne Hall on Saturday 11th June from about 6pm onwards. This will be in conjunction with the annual Umborne Ug run which also starts at 6pm.
Kimmo and Neville will be cooking their usual superb barbecue food for you to purchase and there will be a bar selling Brannoc, local cider, plus wine and soft drinks.  Hot drinks will also be served along with a very tasty selection of locally made cakes.

Even if the weather is not too kind …

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[24 May 2011 | Comments Off on Valley Pictures – Helene Buse | 891 views]
Valley Pictures – Helene Buse

A 1941 Baler and stooks on John Broome’s fields – July 2011

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[15 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on Theme Night at the Hall | 594 views]
Theme Night at the Hall

Our latest social event in the Hall was our Theme Night on Saturday 19th March at 7.30pm.and it attracted 67 local adults.

The theme this year – the first such night we have had for two years because there was no hall this time last year! – was P for Party! That meant that the theme was the letter P.

Most people did dress up for the occasion and came as somebody connected with P (plumber, painter,photographer, prime minister, policeman, pilot, postman, politician, pilot, pope) or …

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[5 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Dates for your 2011 Diary | 655 views]
Dates for your 2011 Diary

Saturday  19th March  7.30pm – Theme Night in the Hall – the first one in the new hall and the theme is P for Party – come dressed as something beginning with P – Pilot, Person (!), Pirate, Painter etc.
Wednesday 13th April 2-4.30pm Police Cross Country (Nationals) Beer & Branscombe –
15 marshals needed again and the sum of £500 could be ours for the hall funds.
Saturday 14th May 7.30pm Race Night at the Hall – bet on your dead certs!
Saturday 11th June 6.00pm – Umborne Ug run / walk …

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[26 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on 12th Night Supper in the Hall | 591 views]
12th Night Supper in the Hall

The annual 12th night supper will take place in the hall on
Saturday 8th January at 7.30pm.
This is a bring and share supper – please bring a plate of finger food – either sweet or savoury.
There is a bar and a raffle so please come loaded with money!
We also have a table quiz for groups of up to 4 people on the events of the year 2010. Liz also produces her picture quiz on people, places and flora and fauna – plus we will have a few other fun events for …