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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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Care village welcomes first residents
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

December 1, 2008: The day job has kept us from covering the opening of the new Care Village, which is just outside the town on the Holsworthy road. This is a significant development ...
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LOUISE PARKER AND CRAIG MILVERTON
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 23, 2008: Much admired by the late Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz singer Louise Parker is gaining a big reputation as a singer with a delicious voice, wide range and great backing musicians. ...
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Magical Mid-Winter Tales
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 18, 2008: Glyn Bradbury writes to tell us about a magical event taking place in Cookworthy Forest on 20th December. "Join a local storyteller around the fire in the Celtic roundhouse," ...
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Church wall nears completion
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 18, 2008: Martin Barrett, Jacobstowe PCC secretary, writes: "Those of you who pass Jacobstowe Church regularly will know that work on the new fence is now well in hand. The ...
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Carnival pix start to arrive
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 11, 2008: The day job is a serious problem at the moment so we are slow in getting Carnival pictures published. Apologies to all. However, a few have been uploaded - ...
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Wet Wet Wet!
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 10, 2008: The skies opened and dropped buckets full of water on Hatherleigh Carnival this year, especially during the assembly period. It became impossible to take good pictures druing that time although ...
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Who's time to dip!
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 4, 2008: The annual Walrus dip in the River Lew is approaching fast. Don't forget to join the fun on New Years Day at 2:45 by the Bridge in Island Park ...
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Little Horrors take over Bridge
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

November 2, 2008: Pandemonium greeted us when we visited the Bridge Inn last Friday for their Halloween party for kids. New landlord Steve and barperson Sam invited us to take some photos of ...
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Another winner in Hatherleigh Pete the Bake!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

October 13, 2008: Many congratulations go to our winning local baker, Peter Rockett, who won the region’s bakery competition held at Bako Western in Cullompton on Sunday 5th October, covering an aera from ...
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Good result from ducks
By Geoff Hodgkinson, Co-Editor

October 13, 2008: Kay Stevens wrote: "The committee would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Hawaiian Party and Duck Race, especially to Rob and Dave for ...
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Become a Walrus!
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

October 11, 2008: The WALRUS’S Are Recruiting Start the New Year with a SPLASH! And join us in raising money for your Local Community For further information Please contact Adrian on 01837 810654

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