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[5 Jun 2022 | Comments Off on Platinum Jubilee Celebration | 57 views]
Platinum Jubilee Celebration

On Friday the 3rd June the Umborne community came out in force to celebrate the amazing achievement of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, 70 years on the throne.
The event started at 3pm with attendees bringing their own picnic to enjoy while listening to the gentle tunes provided by the Honiton Field Players.  The weather stayed dry despite forecast of rain, there was even some late sunshine.
To liven things up there was a cake competition with two categories, under 10s and adults.  The brief was a Celebration Cake.  Many thanks goes …

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[16 May 2020 | Comments Off on Umborne Ug 2020 | 110 views]

Due to Covid-19, we have reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s Umborne Ug, which would have been run on June 27th. All pre-entry runners have been informed and fees sorted out.
We look forward to seeing you all in June 2021.    Thank you for your support.   Rick & Eleanor

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[11 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Ug results and photos | 383 views]
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Umborne Ug 10k and 2.5k Fun Run results 2019
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The Umborne Ug was blessed with a beautiful sunny, warm evening, great for the spectators but slightly sticky for the competitors.The top 3 prizes in the 10k race were all Axe Valley Runners, not surprising as there were 31 runners from this amazing club out of 100 entries.
The race was won by Chet Gillespie in a time of 41:59  followed by Tim Lenton in 43:37 …

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[11 Jun 2019 | Comments Off on Umborne Ug 10k & Summer BBQ | 169 views]
Umborne Ug 10k & Summer BBQ

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Umborne Ug 10K                 29 June 2019

Axe Valley Runners & Umborne Hall Committee bring you the
Umborne Ug 10k
SATURDAY 29th June 2019 at 6.00pm
Held under the Association of Running Clubs rules.       Permit: ARC 19/390

 The Ug is a very scenic multi-terrain 10k run starting and finishing at Umborne Village Hall EX13 7QL (Directions are available on the AVR website)
http://streetmap.co.uk/grid/323670_096900_120        – Proceeds in aid of hall funds.
Limited car parking (car share if …

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[23 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Shute Festival of Literature and Landscape | 127 views]
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The first Shute Festival of Literature and Landscape proved a huge success, drawing over 200 visitors to two days of stimulating and inspiring talks, film showings, workshops and discussions.

The festival, which took place over the weekend of 29th and 30th October, brought together an eclectic range of speakers, ensuring visitors enjoyed a rich variety of topics in the intimate and beautiful surroundings of Shute Church, lit professionally for the occasion by Axe Valley student Jed Holmes, of Simply Stage.
The first day opened with Greta Stoddart reading from her moving and …

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[20 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Autumn Supper Umborne Hall 15th October 2016 | 257 views]
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We ended up with a full house of 68 people and had a most enjoyable evening. Each table had a food box of 4 different cheeses, pickles, coleslaw, potato salad, pickled onions, 2 sorts of pate and bread and biscuits to share and for pudding there was apple crumble! Thank to all those people who prepared the food and served and cleared.
There was an autumn photo competition, judged by John Coe, which …

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[5 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Duck Dash & Raft Races 2014 | 369 views]
Duck Dash & Raft Races 2014

Duck Dash & Raft Races:

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Our annual Duck Dash and home made raft races took place on Sunday (7th) September at 3.00pm – at Easy Bridge, Umborne ( N.B. not at the hall this year as there is not enough water for the ducks to swim in!) The weather was dry, warm and sunny – and locals came and enjoyed the end of the summer.

Antonia and Angela sorted out all the duck races including the finale …

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[27 Aug 2014 | Comments Off on Local Carnivals 2014 | 131 views]
Local Carnivals 2014

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:
15th August    (Fri)                    Dawlish 7.15pm
16th August                            Bridport 7.30pm &Totnes 6pm
23rd August                               Sturminster Newton 7.15
30th August                               Seaton 7.30pm
13th  September                       Colyton  7.30pm
20th September                        Axminster  7pm
21st September                         Frome  7pm
27th September     Wellington 7.30pm Sidmouth  6.30pm
4th October              Ilminster  7.15, Gillingham  7.15pm & Newton Poppleford 7.45pm
11th October              Chard, Exmouth &   Castle  Cary -all 7.30pm
18th  October                              Taunton  7pm
25th October                              Honiton  7.00pm
26th October     (Sun)                 Ottery …

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[3 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Duck Dash, Dog Show etc. | 87 views]
Duck Dash, Dog Show etc.

Our annual Duck Dash, Dog Show and much more took place in beautiful summery weather at Umborne Hall on Sunday 1st September.

Thank you so much to many local people  for your input from 3pm to 5.30pm. Although numbers were down on previous years ( I wonder why? holidays, beach?) it was very enjoyable thanks partly to the fine  weather.  Thank you duck sellers Antonia and Angela,

stream organisers Neville and Chris,

dog show helpers and judges Alex and Richard Brain,

cream teas sellers and cake makers – Liz’s amazing …

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[15 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Umborne trustees meeting minutes 01.05.13 | 59 views]

At Umborne Hall
Wednesday 1st May 2013 7pm

Present: Neville Cheeseman, Paul Galloway, Liz Gosling, Sue Gush, Lorna Ockenden, John Pearce, Rob Summers, Teresa Wilmington-Wills, Eleanor Wood



Jan Coman, Kimmo Evans, Peter Rugg


Minutes of previous meeting


These were agreed and signed off


Matters arising from previous minutes

We discussed the issue of the roads around the Hall. A letter to the Parish Council had been drafted but not sent, as there had been some repairs done recently. However we felt that we should still speak with the Council to see if/when …