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Film Makers workshop
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

February 6, 2009: Want to get involved with Hatherleigh's Mini-film Festival 'Media-Rich' in May but don't know how to make a film? Then why not attend our workshop for beginners next Thursday Feb ...
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Snow and Hail Hatherleigh still shines through
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

February 6, 2009: When the snow comes down on Hatherleigh, the beauty is only enhanced. The children get on sledges the adults get cold and the pubs sell warmth for the body and ...
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Mini film festival planned
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 24, 2009: Hatherleigh is on the lookout for film-making talent with the news that a mini-film festival called ‘Media-Rich’ is to be held alongside the annual Hatherleigh Festival this year. Organisers Alan ...
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George rebuild update
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 24, 2009: Dennis Bater sent us the following statement about the George: "First the Chairman of the West Devon Environment and Community committee Nick Morgan has expressed his sorrow at the ...
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Any Hoopers around
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 23, 2009: We've had a nice email from Brad James Hooper from Canada who stayed in the George last year. He and his wife were here partly on holiday partly on a ...
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A Glow of Hope?
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 8, 2009: A on-site meeting took place today at The George between 'interested parties' including, we understand, the owners. Our information is that the meeting was positive and that 'there is ...
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A Glimmer of Hope?
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 6, 2009: Day 6 of the New Year and is there something positive happening to the George? We were there today mid-afternoon and it's clear that some gentle care and attention is ...
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Walrus pix now online
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 2, 2009: All Dalek lovers should take a look here.

Who, what, when, where, why?
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

January 1, 2009: At last something positive as Hatherleigh Walruses once again did silly things in the River Lew on New Year's Day. We were tempted to use the headline 'conflagrate, conflagrate' but ...
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The George: another former fireman comments
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 30, 2008: Email continues to arrive in response to the George catastrophe. A hard-hitting response to Dennis Bater's 'cry of frustration' came from Bernard Drew, another former fireman, putting forward an ...
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Local MP sees for himself
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 28, 2008: Maurice Thomas wrote: I was with the MP for Torridge and West Devon, Mr Geoffrey Cox, when he visited Hatherleigh on Christmas Eve to see for himself the devastation ...
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Fire in the George: It's not if, but when!
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 27, 2008: Local Councillor and former Hatherleigh fireman Dennis Bater has written about his frustration at the events of Dec 23rd. He mentions Lesley Orgar, the commander of his division, who always ...
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Boxing Day Blues
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 27, 2008: This was the scene Friday at mid-afternoon. How reminiscent of a bomb site it is, with stranded hearths and a washing machine dangling from the remnants of that second floor ...
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Dad's Chair is Saved
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 24, 2008: 3am Wednesday: Bare walls are now all that's left of the George, except for chimney stacks that stand silhouetted against the floodlights erected by fire crews. Hoses are playing 2000 ...
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Heartbreak in Hatherleigh
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 24, 2008: Stunned residents gathered in Market Street and in the Market Car Park tonight as the George Hotel went up in flames. About 200 firemen and 22 fire appliances attended the ...
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IS this how you saw Hatherleigh?
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 17, 2008: A book and a story, an idea that becomes a history and a portrait of a village (some believe it is a town). The book is “AS I SAW ...
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Down in the forest ...
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 17, 2008: Glyn Bradbury reminds us that there's a special story-telling event for 'over 6 yr olds' on Dec 20th in the roundhouse in Cookworthy Forest. He also sent us this ...
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The Stowford Singers
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 16, 2008: The Stowford Singers performing at the Bowling club on Sunday the 14th They sung Christmas songs inter mixed with communal singing from the audience who partook and joining in with the ...
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Going going gone!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 11, 2008: The Rotary Auction went DOWN well last Friday 5th, everything went under the “hammer”, the pheasants, the holiday in Turkey. Did you guess the weight of the turkey? Or was ...
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Hatherleigh School Christmas Fayre
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

December 7, 2008: The Mums and dads came to the Christmas Fayre at Hatherleigh School yesterday. Faces were painted, prizes were won and the children were in full fettle. The mulled wine ...
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