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[24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Shute House | 4,219 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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[8 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on 12th Night at the Hall | 509 views]
12th Night at the Hall

12th Night at the Hall     – 7th January 2012
We were delighted with the huge turn out for this annual event in the hall – 75 locals turned up for an evening filled with food and fun. We had four wonderful people from Shute Stables and even a couple from as far away as Whitford! – what a grand way to start the new year!

Everybody brought a plate full of either a savoury dish or a dessert, and some even brought both so there was plenty to go round with just …

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[8 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on UMBORNE LADIES SOCIAL CLUB. | 479 views]

Prospective members are often concerned about whether they would enjoy a club specifically for ‘ladies’.  It is with this in mind that I set out below the frequently asked questions that I encounter in my postbag every day.


Q  Hi, I live alone and sometimes the only person I speak to all day is the lady at Tescos.  Would I enjoy the Umborne Ladies?
A  The Umborne Ladies are a group of very friendly people of all ages and backgrounds, they meet once a …

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[6 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Yoga Day at the Hall – Saturday March 10th | 379 views]
Yoga Day at the Hall – Saturday March 10th

The title of this event at Umborne Hall is:  “Spring Awakening” – a yoga day with Di Magrane (BWY)and Viv Hampson (BWY).
The event is on Sat March 10th between
10am and  4pm.
Yoga days allow you to deepen your experience of yoga. They provide the opportunity for time out of our busy lives to focus on our internal world of mind, body and breath.
Yoga jiva was founded by Di Magrane. She is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher who completed her training with Margaret Woodley. Her …

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[5 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on December Weather Report | 283 views]
December Weather Report

Weather in December
This was quite the mildest December since before 2005. My
records are not complete enough before that year to say for sure, but it
looks as if December 2003’s temperature was higher than 2011. My lowest
figure in December 2011 was -2.9C on the 18th, which also gave the
lowest day maximum of the month at 7.5. In December 2003 the lowest
reading was -1.9C. Last month, the average maximum temperature was
slightly over 11C; the minimum just under 3C, giving a mean of 7C.
Overall, this December was …

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[2 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Umborne Hall AGM Notice | 357 views]


AGM, Trustees and Officers retiring

The AGM will take place at the Hall on Tuesday 24th January 2012 at 8.00pm:

The following are due to retire as trustees:

Janet Coman
Paul Galloway (Hon Treasurer)

Both have confirmed that they will be willing to stand again.

In addition, with the completion of the new hall, the following will be retiring and not standing again:

Paul Forster
Ted Townsend (Hon Secretary)

There is pressure therefore to find new trustees and officers.

Names should be nominated to the Chairman and / or Secretary by 10th January 2012 by letter, telephone …