Hatherleigh Event Reports in Pictures
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Page updated: June 30, 2011

Picture Reports Index Page

Separate Sections: Soccer, Carnival

Our aim is to cover - in pictures and words - as much about the town as possible, building up an archive and showing what a great place this is to visit. If you have a digital camera and would like to contribute just let us know. We will upload your shots to the web site: all you have to do is let us have the originals on a CD or memory stick. If there's not that many, just email them as a zip file.

Jacobstowe Street Party   Jacobstowe celebrates the Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding Music Hall   Exbourne celebrated the Royal Wedding on April 29th 2011 with an old-fashioned Music Hall and sing-song
Ted Hughes   Former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, who lived in North Tawton, was honoured with a Blue Plaque on April 28th 2011
Red Lion Panto 2010 Exb A version of Cinderella kept the pub full to the brim during a Winter beer festival in December 2010
Christmas Concert 2010 Exb The village entertained itself with some talented turns.
Richard's Parachute Jump Exb Richard Brock of Exbourne Cross Garage jumps to raise money for the Hatherleigh Silver Band
Carnival 2010 Hath Taking place on Nov 13th 2010
Exbourne Heritage Day 2010 Exb The local history group shows up its first year results.
The George rebuild Hath The Phoenix arises from the devastation of 2008.
Big Walk 2010 Exb The village gets up early to walk for the Children's Hospice South West, and then returns for a hearty breakfast in the village hall.
Community Awards 2010 Hath Seven special achievers received Awards for their contributions to the Community.
Walruses 2010 Hath Strictly NOT Come Dancing was the theme this time
Carnival 2009 Hath It's on November 14th - watch this space for updates!
Tour of Britain photos Hath 4 pages of photographs of the start in Hatherleigh on September 18th 2009
Tour of Britain 2009 Hath Stage 7 of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycle race started in Hatherleigh on September 18th. Here's the promotional stuff.
Ruby Run 2009 Hath Annual half marathon between Hatherleigh and Holsworthy. This year it started in Hatherleigh.
Chess Challenge 2009 Hath A nailbiting afternoon in the Square
'Allo 'Allo Hath Hatherleigh Players presented the popular TV sitcom 'Allo 'Allo for the 2009 contribution to the Festival (below)
Festival 09 Hath A Modest affair compared with previous years, but some fun was had. A Mini Film Festival kept film buffs occupied.
Walruses 2009 Hath Annual Dip on January 1st in the River Lew for that bonkers crew calling themselves The Walruses. Money raised goes to good causes locally.

The George Hotel



A fire that started in one corner of this historic coaching inn eventually raged unchecked throughout the building on December 23rd 2008 while stunned locals watched in disbelief. Although the fire died down in the early hours leaving ancient walls and stone chimney stacks standing, the building was razed to the ground within hours by demolition crews. We have several pages of materia:


Rotary Christmas Auction Hath Annual auction where anything and everything goes. Held this year in The Bridge.
Carnival 2008 Hath Devon's brightest and best Carnival got rained on this year but continued nevertheless. The rest of the day was fine and things took place more or less according to plan..
Halloween Party at Bridge Inn Hath The new owners of the Bridge chose October 31st 2008 for a Children's Halloween Party. There was a competition to find the best little horror!
Tar Barrels Half Marathon August 2008 Hath The Tar Barrel Boys attempt to pull a set of Barrels to Winkleigh, and back!. That's 13 1/2 miles, or a half marathon distance. Find out if they managed to complete the pull.
Island Party 2008 Hath The Hawaian theme was dampened by wet and windy weather, but t'was an excellent event nevertheless.
Festival 2008 Hath A nice record of the day, including TyburnRig, BabelFish, general atmosphere shots, a sample of the Church flower displays, Revolvin Door and the great Bruce Airhead. A video still from the ABBA trubute concert too.
2008 Country Fair and Clay Pigeon Shoot Hath Steam Engines, Tractors and loads of fun at the Old Station House. To come.
The 'HATHERLEIGH' ship Hath We visit Captain Terry Bunker of the MV 'Hatherleigh' at its moorings under the Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quay in Portsmouth.
The Ruby Run 2008 Hath Annual half marathon between Holsworthy and Hatherleigh. This year it was Hatherleigh's turn to host the finish.
Deanery Bell Ringing Competition 2008 Hath St Johns Church in Hatherleigh hosted the annual bell ringing contest organised by Okehampton Deanery, winning two out of the three classes.
Walruses 2008 Hath The annual dip into the River Lew on New Year's Day - this time themed on Barry Potta!
Carnival 2007 Hath The Best in the West!
Tar Barrels First World Tour Hath A sponsored pull to Iddesleigh and back in September saw the Tar Barrel committee raise funds to ensure the future of their important Carnival tradition.
Island Party Hath This annual fund raiser for Carnival featured the Wild West
Flower Show 2007 Hath Not just flowers, but food, children's crafts and photography too.
Festival 2007 Hath Four days of fun, entertainment and learning in the streets and venues of Hatherleigh (July 12th - July 15 2007)
Alternative International Chess Congress 2007 Hath An afternoon of unending thrills in The Square
Beating the Bounds 2007 Hath A 10 mile walk to mark the old borough boundary. It's been taking place since medieval times, but only every 7 years so this was an unusual opportunity to record another Hatherleigh tradition! (Now includes even more pix - see links on page).
Mouse Racing in The George Hath 7 races sponsored locally and all in aid of Carnival Funds
Court Leet 2007 Hath March 24th, the day before lady Day, was the date of the 2007 Court Leet
Pyle's Agricultural Auction March 2007 Hath To come
Walruses 2007 Hath 20th Anniversary of this now famous event
Xmas Trees 2006 Hath Pictures of the Trees in St Johns Church
Xmas 2006 Hath Switching on the lights
Carnival 2006 Hath The big day in the Hatherleigh Calendar
Queens Dance 2006 Hath Choosing the Carnival Royalty
Visit to Hatherleigh AUSTRALIA Hath Don Cudmore reports on his visit to our town's namesake on the other side of the world
Island Party 2006 Hath Fund-raiser for the Carnival, themed on Pirates.
Flower Show 2006 Hath An day of floral celebration, accompanied by gardening produce and crafts. Opened by Pete Walters with Oddie the Owl.
Festival 2006 Hath Four days of fun, art and music in streets and venues around the town.
Springwatch 2006 Hath The popular BBC TV wild life programme returns to Hatherleigh for another series starting on May 29th. We follow their progress in pictures!
Walruses 2006 Hath Walrus and Grommet's Weird Bunny jump into the River Lew on New Year's Day!
Christmas Tree Festival 2005 Hath Trees of all shapes, sizes and styles in St Johns
Christmas 2005 Hath Xmas lights, trees, the town lit up, the open air Carol Service ... and a star!
Carnival 2005 Hath Nothing needs to be said, except go take a look!
The Battle of Hatherleigh Moor Hath Sealed Knot re-enactment, held 13/14 August 2005, of a Civil War skirmish,


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