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Dulverton Voice
Issue 25
May 2015
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Welcome to issue 25
2 years ago today we published the first issue of the “Dulverton
Welcome to issue 24, a lot inVoice”
this issue
Our Schools,
hope
our front
page clarifies the current
and–what
were the we
main
issues
?
position, still problems re the road surface see page 3 and many interesting and good news stories.
The then mayor Chris Nelder’ s Retirement after 20 years of service
We hope you enjoy the issue.
to our Town Council, Sensible Spending, The Leat and Weir and
YES Dog Poo.
We were just 8 pages, it took just one issue to increase to 12 and by November to what we are
now 16 pages.
We kept our word and have kept to a maximum of 25% advertising and are not for profit.
Thank you all for your help and support, please keep the stories coming and Thanks to all our
advertisers and to our contributors especially Lindsay Smith and Chris Nelder who have not
missed an issue, along with Claire Savill.
Keith Ross has worked
on ours and West
Somerset Councils
Over 40 years of
service
Firstly we will not have to vote for the Town We are certain you will all join in a Big Thank
Council as only 9 persons were nominated for You to Keith for his service to Dulverton and
the 10 seats. 7 of the original council + 2 new wish him well for the future.
members Steve Ford and Mike Willison.
We have asked Keith to write a few words about
Regards the West Somerset District Council how he got involved and these appear inside
this issue.
there are 2 seats and 3 candidates
2 Conservatives and a Green Party candidate,
Ifull
returned
in 1974
afterwith
working
in Canada. The manager of the International Stores (now
details home
on page
3 along
the complete
the
Co-op)
and
I
both
agreed
that
the
Parish
Town Council membership and a messageCouncil was failing to support the community.
from
the WSDC
In
1976,
I stood candidates.
for election as a member. There were other new members and we started to
make things work. It wasn't long before I was elected Chairman and, later, we decided we would
One big surprise - Keith Ross is not standing
change our status as Town Council to match Bampton, our Devon neighbours.
for either council. For the first time for almost
40 years he will not be on one or both councils.
We became a thorn in the side of the District Council, the County Council and Exmoor National
He not only served as a member of the Town
Park. One of the biggest battles then was the development of Hollam Drive.
Council but was its Chairman for a while in the
1980’s
he elected
was Leader
of Somerset
WSDC asDistrict
an Council where I quickly fought to have a much
In 1987,and
I was
to West
Independent
during
difficult
in Guildhall
the last Car Park, which officers recommended to use to
needed
car park
for the
town,times
namely
decade.
build
more houses.
He was awarded the OBE for services to Local
Government, which recognised his national
role on the Local Government Association.
Thank you to all who have supported me and
voted for me over the years
Dulverton voice, lets hear your views and spread your news
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Claire’s painting at the
Dulverton Residential Centre
Local artist Claire Savill seen here with the
Centre Chairman John Golding and her
painting of Wimbleball Lake which is on
permanent loan at the Centre.
The Centre which has excellent facilities and
offers comfortable Hostel style accommodation
for groups and family groups. It is particularly
popular with canoeists and rowers who enjoy
the Barle and of course Wimbleball.
For further information please go to the centres
website http://www.exmoorhostel.co.uk
Centre Manager Judith Parker is willing to show
interested persons around the Centre.
The Congregational Church repairs
In our last issue we highlighted the need to raise £70,000 to repair the roof, well their first fund
raising event is on the 23rd May and it promises to be a great event, the details are below
A Concert by
AVON & SOMERSET CONSTABULARY MALE VOICE CHOIR
With guest Soloist Michelle Krawiec (Flute)
Saturday 23rd May at All Saints Church at 7.30pm
Tickets £7.50 from The Tantivy, on the Door or 324 059
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The New Town Council
Christine Dubery – Judy Ernest – Steve Ford*–
Gerry Lewis - Louise Parrish
Margaret Rawle – Liz Schofield – Nic Thwaites –
Mike Willison*
(*New Members)
Steve Ford
Mike Willison
West Somerset District Council - Dulverton and District Ward
The 3 nominees for the 2 seats were each asked “why you wish to represent us on the Council”
and their comments and photos follow
Cherry Bird (Green Party) – “As a Somerset farmer’s daughter who has
worked in overseas aid for many years, I understand the challenges facing
people living in rural areas, where public services such as education, healthcare
and social services are often limited and hard to access. As a Green party
candidate I will work to protect these essential services and ensure they remain
under public ownership, with fair access for everyone. Greens also believe in
building local economies by encouraging sustainable local enterprise and
creating properly paid jobs that are not based on zero hours contracts”.
Bruce Heywood (Conservative Party) – “As I was born and raised on Exmoor,
and a member of my family has been in the Dulverton Parish since 1902, I care
passionately about our area, and the country ways of life. I have an extensive
knowledge of agriculture and rural life; having been a farmer for over 40 years
I well understand the problems the countryside faces today, and would like to
have the opportunity to continue to represent the Dulverton Ward on West
Somerset Council. This would enable me to build on the knowledge I have
acquired over the last four years.
If elected I would ensure that the Dulverton Ward is not overlooked by WSC, in favour of the
Coastal Strip communities”.
Nick Thwaites (Conservative Party) – “I have lived in this area for 16 years
and during that time has been privileged to serve as both Dulverton’ s Mayor
and Town Council Chairman.
I am standing for election because the local community and our environment
are something I feel passionately about. I believe I can make a valuable
contribution to local governance and the skills, knowledge and experience I
have gained working for both multinational corporations and for our local
council would ensure I was an effective District Councillor. You have to live
and be active in your local community in order to understand, discuss and action – in my opinion
this insight and input is vital”
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I discovered an article which shows how people
tried to obtain money from the Society and I
quote-
Dulverton
Friendly
Society
"On 12 July 1829 an inquest was held on the
body of Mary Reed aged 30, wife of a Withy
pool laborer, who had died from eating cream
poisoned with arsenic. Her husband Abraham
was the obvious suspect, especially as he had
thrown away the leftovers, and sought no
medical aid for his wife who was very ill and in
agony before she died. The coroner's jury gave
a murder verdict and Mr. Reed was committed
for trial at Bridgewater where it was alleged that
he wanted the payment from the Friendly
Society, which would accrue on her death. He
worked as a casual laborer and borrowed a
grey horse to ride to North Molton, in order to
get the Friendly Society money owed for his
wife's death to pay for her funeral.
Sometime ago I mentioned the allotments that
were situated where the Fire Station, Police
Station, Hanover Housing and the Caravan
Park are now situated, on researching the
above, I found that they had common ground.
The Society was
founded in 1816 to
provide benefits to its
members in case of
sickness or injury and
to
provide
a
contribution towards
funeral expenses.
However, it was not
all roses, because fines were levied to increase
income, for a wide variety of wrong doings such
as- "fighting at meetings, arrears in
subscriptions, stewards not visiting the sick or
paying out their benefits, hunting or fishing
when supposed to be sick, blaspheming or
degrading established religions or government".
The jury found him guilty and Abraham Reed
was hanged at Ilchester gaol aged 32 after
confessing his guilt to the Under Sheriff
Edmund Broderip."
They had a beautifully decorated Banner some
five foot square inscribed with the words
'DULVERTON FRIENDLY SOCIETY Est. 1816'
and in a scroll on the lower edge was written
'Bear Ye One Another's Burdens'. A fitting set
of words for such a worthy cause!
An annual club walk was held on Whit Monday,
which included the Dulverton Town Silver Band,
when the Society banner was carried proudly
at the head of of the procession, waving it back
and forth so both sides could clearly be seen.
The Society also owned all the allotments
mentioned above from which an income was
levied and all members were charged one
shilling (10p) per MONTH membership.
A church service and a feast was held at the
Red Lion after the march.
By 1897 it totalled 300 members.
The Society provided essential help in hard
times, and only with the advent of the welfare
state did it outlive its usefulness. It was
disbanded in 1968, and the banner was
presented to the County Museum in Taunton.
Out of these funds, any member who fell sick
was paid 10 shillings (50p) 'bed' pay on a
weekly basis, while 5 shillings (25p) was paid
for an injury, providing he or she could walk..
Some payments were made to the ' aged' at the
discretion of the committee. The rules clearly
stated that no man may bury more than one
wife at the expense of the Society.
CN
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From the
Dulverton Town Council
100 years 1914 - Postal Deliveries
The Clerk was directed to thank Mr Earle for
fetching letters from Tiverton during the Railway
strike.
Ed's note; the population was very public spirited
in those days to be picking up the Post when it
was unavoidably delayed.
This would definitely be not allowed in these times,
Health and Safety regulations prevail!
50 years 1965 - Dulverton Sewerage
Disposal Scheme
A letter was read from the Dulverton Rural District
Council enclosing plans of the proposed scheme
and details of the works to be undertaken.
Resolved that the Dulverton RDC be informed that
the Parish Council had no comment to make
thereon.
Ed's note; it is notable that although plans were
drawn up to improve the sewerage system, in fact
nothing actually happened to make any difference
to the smell that came from the works, or to
increase the capacity.
25 Years 1989 - Recreation Ground
- Shelter
The Chairman reported that on reading the
Conveyance dated 4th June 1920, conveying the
land from Henry Napier Abbot Esq to the Parish
Council of Dulverton, the Shelter is not mentioned
as a War Memorial. It was, therefore decided to
demolish the Shelter to approximately 3ft.above
floor level and round off the wall. The plaque at
present affixed to the Shelter wall to be
incorporated in the remaining structure.
Ed's note; at this time there was a large shelter
looking back at the Recreation Ground, more or
less where the metal seats stand today. It was
demolished as it had become very dilapidated and
was subject to large amounts of graffiti.
CN
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Short
e-newsletter, which brings you up to date with
action to understand, promote and conserve
Exmoor's special wildlife. The newsletter is not
on the ENP website to download at the moment
as the website is currently being updated. To
be added to the mailing list -mail [email protected]
Somerset
andSweet
A Good Grandson - Right in the middle
of campaigning for the General Election
Boris Johnson comes to Dulverton to launch
his late Grandmothers Book! And did he get
the modern “Jungle Drums” talking.
We had texts, mails and phone call to tell us
he was in Town, we were told where he was
eating and what! And we are assured he will
NOT be standing for Dulverton Town Council!!
PITY
Caroline Harding has been appointed by
The Community Council for Somerset as
Village Agent for Dulverton – She can be
contacted on 01823 331222 - 07908 160733 [email protected]
Providing people in Somerset’s rural
communities with easier access to
information and services. All advice is
free and completely confidential and may
help with any problems.
For full information www.somersetrcc.org.uk
Exmoor Pony Centre - a FREE offer –
if you would like some horse manure for
your garden, do come along during our
opening hours, 10 till 4 Sunday to Friday, with
your own bags and help yourself
The First Cuckoo of Spring – Carole
King heard one on the 17th of April
behind where she lives on Winsford Hill, is this
this first of spring in this area?
Jury Road and the B3223 – In the last
issue we reported that Somerset County
Council is inspecting the roads in April. We
have heard nothing but will chase for answers
early in May. Our questions are - Why did it
happen? – Was the dust safe? And who do
those who have claims contact?
Welcome to the new Exmoor Wildlife
Newsletter - The first edition as an
Planning and Road works - there are
none noted this month.
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Grannies
are a 100
years old
It was a busy month at
Hanover Court when 2
Grannies were a 100
years old in April – a
joint Birthday was held
with a special cake at
Hanover and both had
Family parties.
Monica Shaw born on 25th April
1915 in Sweden, spent her early
days in Washington DC but was
educated in Sweden and studied
in England to where she returned
in 1939, met Sqdn Ldr Peter
Shaw (with whom she is pictured) of Bomber
Command and they married 75 years ago.
Bettina Harrison (nee Balsom)
was born in Dulverton on the 10th
April 1915 to Alfred and Mabel
Balsom, he was Registrar at
Exmoor house and a long
serving Church Warden at All
Saints and she was a keen member of the WI.
Bettina was educated in Dulverton and then
trained as a nurse at St Marys in London. Here
she met a doctor Reginald Harrison and they
married at All Saints in 1943.
She worked for the BBC translating from
German to Swedish, then spent time in Africa.
Peter was ordained as a priest in the Church
of England in 1968 and Monica settled down
to be a clergy man’s wife for the next 30 or so
years. Monica and Peter have 3 daughters, 4
grand daughters and 5 great grandchildren.
They had 2 sons Neil and Bryan (who now lives
at the old school house) and she has 5
Grandsons and 2 Great Grandchildren, with
whom she is pictured, at the Family party.
The Family held a party with over 60 guests at
Loyton Lodge on Monica’s birthday.
Built 1822 - in the heart of Dulverton
A warm welcome - great place to stay.
Local ales and ciders and a separate
restaurant -can be used for functions
Take a look at our exclusive range of Aloe
Vera health and skincare products
Forever Living Products is the World Leader
in production of Aloe Vera
Our products contain 100% stabilised
Aloe Vera gel
Phone: Sandra Wilson 01398 324687
Email: [email protected]
Great new menu
including Italian Pizza
- authentic stone
baked to order
2 Bank Square, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9BU
Tel: 01398 324 437 Fax: 01398 323 980
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
www.lionhoteldulverton.com
Independent Distributor of Forever Living Products
Forever Living Products is a member of the Direct
Selling Association Approval Code: Hoap0116
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How many young people now
teenagers remember going to
the Churchyard to plant bulbs on
the terrace behind the Church
(See our picture) on that wet day
in 2009?
We do not know how many
people have gained pleasure
during April from the wonderful
display of daffodils and other
bulbs on those terraces this year
(See our 2nd picture, sadly not in
colour)
If you were one of the
youngsters or the adults who
helped that day or on other days
which seemed to always to be
raining, your work as part of the
changes to the Churchyard that
have matured to bring pleasure
to many.
Thank You
U3A – University of the Third Age
MAX DAVISON OPTICIANS
Is a small friendly offshoot of this national
organisation for, mostly, retired people (but no
university brain necessary!). They meet at the
community centre (next to the doctors’ surgery)
in the morning of the last Wednesday of most
months for about an hour, offering an interesting
talk and general get together with coffee and
biscuits.
AT EXMOOR MEDICAL CENTRE
We are pleased to announce we are providing
Optician Services at Exmoor Medical Centre every
Wednesday.
These include: Sight Test and Eye Examinations,
NHS and Private Patients, Spectacles, Fashion,
Classic and Budget Frames, Soft Contact Lenses,
Children’s Eyecare, Acute Community Eyecare
Service, Glaucoma Screening.
Guests are also welcome at these meetings at a
nominal charge of £2. A range small groups are
available for people to participate in if desired,
such as music, discussion, book club and wine
tasting, for more information, do go to their next
meeting “The Age of the Pyramids” A talk by
Janet Diamondon on 27th May from 10.15am,
To book an appointment or if you have a query:
Phone: 01984 634140
email: [email protected]
website: maxdavisonoptometry-watchet.co.uk
or phone Angela 323587 or Yvonne 323529
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The Churchyard Wall
It was 3 month ago in our February issue that
we updated the position re the repair of the wall
and the reopening of the footpath. We said that
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representatives from Dulverton have requested
to attend that meeting.
It now looks very unlikely that the path will be
opened this year.
We will keep you informed
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Favourite colour? My favourite colours blue I don't really know why.
We know you run a successful business,
but what other jobs have you done in your
career? I started off as an apprentice, as an
electrician and radio and TV engineer. I worked
doing that for 6 or 8 years. After that I moved
to the garage where I gradually took a
management role, and then I went into car
sales.
Favourite Hobby? I enjoy my work, I don't
really have an outside hobby; however,
although I don't have much time aside from
work, I enjoy walking.
One interesting fact about yourself? I have
been on several local committees; for Starlight,
Dulverton business and development and the
town hall management for about 35 years.
Who is your inspiration and why? My
inspiration would have to be my grandmother
who was very inspirational to me, she was
always pushing me to try harder, and to excel.
She had a very 'there's nothing you can't do'
attitude, which I have tried to emulate. Also Ray
Charles, Ottis Redding, Stevie Wonder or Bob
Marley for the music I enjoy.
One thing you think would improve
Dulverton and Why? I think the building of new
homes would help evolve Dulverton, and help
it regenerate. I also think there needs to be
more for youngsters in Dulverton, enabling it
to be not just a retirement area.
Anything extra you'd like to add? I like
Dulverton; it's a very nice place to be. I've seen
people who have lived here who love coming
back, or people who grew up here who love
coming back, they usually greet me with the
quip 'O you’re still here then'.
Matthew Meets…
Dave Stanbury
How long have you lived in Dulverton? I
have lived here all my life and I was born in
Minehead.
Where were your parents born? My father
John was born in Dulverton and my mother
Cecile was born in Burma. They met during the
war when dad was posted to India then on to
northern Burma and they married at the end of
the war in Rangoon.
Where did you go to school? I went to
Dulverton top school then Dulverton middle
school; then on to Tiverton Technical College.
I enjoyed school and made many lifetime
friends.
Your Favourite subjects at school? My
favourite subjects were Geography, because I
like learning about the world, and History,
because I like learning about the past.
Did you enjoy growing up? Yes I did, there
was lots to do with no restrictions. We could go
walking anywhere, play football and cricket in
the street, cycle all over due to the low number
of cars. Or we could help out in the Lion
stables, or borrow a pony to go hunting with
Percy E and Morris V.
What was your favourite memory when
growing up? My favourite memory is the
friendships that we made, or helping out in the
Lion Garage, serving petrol or doing anything
mechanical. I did Road Rallying and Autocross
for a number of years.
Your Favourite Book ? I'm not a huge reader,
I don't really make the time; but I enjoy the book
'Bravo2Zero' by Chris Ryan, and some of
Geoffrey Archers.
Favourite movie? I don't watch many movies
-But A Bridge to Far and Saving Private Ryan,
particularly the landing on the Normandy
beaches and Shindlers List certainly makes
one think about the sacrifices my parents’
generation endured.
Favourite sport? I love rugby, although I've
never played, I love the physicality and I enjoy
the action. I support Exeter Chiefs; however
my son, Dan, supports Bath so there is healthy
rivalry.
Thank You
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Dulverton Players’ Production of
“Habeus Corpus”
Habeus Corpus, by Alan Bennett, was first
performed in the 70’s, a time of pushing the
boundaries; in fashion (remember hot pants?),
art, music and theatre.
The plot is a satire on the permissive society
of the 60’s and revolves around the “sexual
angst” of The Wicksteed family members and
the characters who come into their lives.
Throughout, a narration from Mrs Swabb, the
cleaner, provides the audience with hilarious
social commentary.
The actors met the challenges of the swiftly
changing plots and sub plots with skill and
energy, the Director deftly moving the action
from one tangled situation to another.
It took some of us a while to remember the
words of “….teeny, weeny, yellow polka dot
bikini”, but we got there in the end!
This was an excellent production and much
enjoyed by everyone.
Dogwood
STANBURY’S
53 High Street, Dulverton (01398 323545)
(top of the town - next to the petrol station &
car showroom)
Small electrical goods
Table lamps
cleaner
Shades
bags etc.
Electrical
Lightbulbs of
Accessories,
Flexes etc.
Vacuum
all shapes
Cant see it?
& sizes
We can probably get it for you!
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three buses coming into Dulverton from Brushford
and three returning through Brushford. This is also
causing problems for students in the area who
study at Petroc in Tiverton. Petroc are laying on
transport whilst this problem is being sorted.
The 398 bus service
We reported last month that Beacon buses were
not re-applying for the route but Devon County
Council had tenders out for the route and we
would get a new operator.
A special meeting at Somerset County Council is
planned for the 29th April when these issues will
be addressed.
Well what seems to have happened is that we
now have 2 providers and there are no direct
services between Tiverton and Minehead via
Dulverton. The new services do not link in with
the Taunton bus.
Judy Ernest from our Town Council is in touch
with both Somerset and Devon County Councils,
trying to sort out the problem.
The 398 (Tiverton – Dulverton) is now being
operated by Dartline Coaches, there are now only
We will keep you in touch
Dates for your Diary – May
Every Tuesday & Thursdayat the Sports Club Every Monday
Every Monday –
Every Tuesday Every Tuesday Every Tuesday Every Tuesday –
Evert Tuesday –
Every Wednesday –
Every Thursday –
1st Tuesday –
1st Wednesday of the month
Last Wednesday of the Month
Last Thursday of the month
Last Friday –
3rd to 9th 5th 5th 6th 6th 8th 10th 11th 13th 13th 15th 17th 21st 22nd 23rd 23rd 28th 30th 30th -
Tennis 6.30pm & Every Saturday 2.30pm
Coaching Mondays Juniors 6pm Adults 7pm cost £2
Zumba Dance – 5.30pm – Town Hall
Running Club 6.15pm – Town Hall
Squash Club Night 6/9pm – Sportsfield
Family and Toddler Group 10am to Noon –
Congregational Hall during term time
Conservation group – Wimbleball 9.45am info371116
Dulverton Dance – Town Hall 10.45am
Colts Cricket practice – 6.30pm - Sports Field
Cricket Practice 6.30pm - Sportsfield
Netball Training - 6.30pm at the Middle School – restarts 10th July
Carers Support Meeting - 3/5 pm - Medical centre
Mothers Union 2.30pm at Hanover
U3A 10.15am Community Centre(not Aug & Dec)
Somerset age at the library 10am to noon
Knit and Natter Group – 1.45pm in the library
Art Exhibition – see what to do
Town Walk - see what to do
Pony Activity Day – see what to do
Lapping Wimbleball Walk - see what’s on
Dulverton Group – Exmoor Society - outing – see what to do
Film Club – Town Hall 7.30 – see what to do
VE day service – All Saints - – see what to do
Town Council Meeting - 7.30pm- Town Hall
Hanover Vintage Films - 3 pm at Fishers mead - see what to do
Gardening Club visit – see what to do
Cake Break - see what to do
Dulverton Action Group - 10.30 am by the Heritage Centre:-Litter picking
Gardening Club - see what to do
Film Club – Town Hall 7.30 – see what to do
Tennis Open Day – see article inside
Congregational Church Concert - see article inside
Town Walk - see what to do
Men’s Breakfast – 8am Copper Kettle – 324 395 to book
Bristol Old Vic - see what to do
Please email your events to [email protected] or phone 324395
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May - What to do?
Exmoor Pony Centre - May half term
Activity Day will take place on Thursday
28th from 12:00 till 3:00; pony rides and
grooming, activities for children and
refreshments for all will be available.
To arrange moorland rides or Taster
sessions during the May half-term, please
book well in advance. Note that Taster
sessions take place under cover.
Dulverton Art Group -Their next exhibition is SUN
MAY 3rd to SAT MAY 9th at the Heritage centre.an
Exhibition of original art by artists in and around the
area.....10am to 4.30 pm.....admission free.
VE DAY 70th Anniversary – Royal British
Legion Thanksgiving and Commemoration
Service Sunday 10th May 9.30am – All Saints
Church.
Vintage Film Club - always at Fishers Mead
Community Centre from now:
3 pm Wed 13th May - The Browning Version
starring Michael Redgrave
Dulverton Action Group - Sun 17th May 10.30 am by the Heritage Centre:
Litter picking – it’s a great community
service and it’s FUN
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – Saturday 30th
May - at the Town Hall at 7.30pm
Presents “THE BEAUX STRATAGEM” BY
George Farquhar
Tickets Adults £10, Students in full time education
£7 – from
The Post Office or Jan Ross 323 818 or
[email protected] Organised by
Dulverton Development Forum
The Film Club - Friday May 8th “The
LUNCHBOX” (PG)
And Friday May 22th “THE THEORY OF
EVERYTHING”(12a)
Bar opens at 7pm and films at 7.30pm
Tickets –Dulverton Films member£3, nonmembers £4.50, students accompanied by an
adult, £2.50. -Tickets may be available on the
door- £4
Book in advance at Dulverton Post Office
(323474) or email [email protected]
Dulverton Town Tours – a Guided walk
exploring the Towns history - 4pm at the
Heritage centre on 5th and 28th May - £2.50
per person
You are invited to join Dulverton Group Exmoor
Society’s visit to Sidmouth on Wednesday 6th May
In the morning to The Norman Lockyer Observatory
(£6) and then lunch and a visit to The Donkey
Sanctuary (Donations welcome). Booking is essential
for this trip, please contact Linda Hammond323954 or
E:[email protected]
Community Bus available for up to 16 people.
Gardening Club - May 13th - Visit to
Arlington Court, Barnstaple - May 21st Japan, plants and people, a talk at the Town
Hall, 7.00pm- more details 323 954
CAKE BREAK 15th MAY from 2pm- 4.30pm - a
Fundraising Event in the communal lounge in
Hanover Court. There will be a variety of cakes and
biscuits on sale here that have been home baked,
Together with teas and coffees supplied by Hanover
Court Retirement Scheme, a Raffle and fun with a
Quiz, and “Guess the Cake.”
Please support this Cake Break as monies raised will
go to Multiple Sclerosis for Research into this dreadful
disease and for support at the local M.S. in Tiverton
Branch
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Lapping Wimbleball Walk - 6th May,
10.30am - A Guided walk around
Wimbleball Lake (9.5 miles) – part of North
Devon & Exmoor Walking Festival
371 460 for further details
Costumes on the Catwalk – 11th June 7 for
7.30pm in the Town Hall
Items to purchase, outfits, costumes and fancy
dress for hire with Local Models. Tickets £7
includes a glass of something fizzy and canapes
–from the Post Office or 323 474
Presented by Dulverton Players and the Town Hall
Minehead league. However they did not do so
well in the Tiverton League.
Dulverton Sports!
Cricket –
The cricket season is just about to get
underway with Dulverton having entered
sides into the West Somerset Saturday
Cricket League and the North Devon
Sunday League. The cricket nets down at the
Sportsfield are undergoing a bit of a makeover at
present but once they are back up and running,
they will be used for both senior and junior training
sessions.
Netball – With the Exeter winter league
drawing to a close, the Dulverton ladies
were hoping for a good end to the
season. However this was going to be
a tough task against league leaders
Stealth Stars as they had only lost once
this season! However Dulverton started strongly
and played some good netball and kept the score
fairly close for the first half. In the second half,
Stealth came out like a rocket and eventually
beat Dulverton 49-23. Player’s player went to
Dulverton’s Centre Emily James and umpire’s
player went to Goal Defence Lindsay Smith.
For more information on getting involved contact
Carl Hooper (senior cricket) 07866 256769 or
Christine Dubery (junior cricket) 323 834 or visit
the
club’s
website
http://dulverton.playcricket.com
The final game of the season was against
Silverton who Dulverton beat in the same fixture
earlier in the season. Dulverton went into the
game with a slightly changed side and it took
them a while to get into the game allowing
Silverton to get a good lead. By the end of the
3rd quarter, Silverton were in front by 11 goals,
so Dulverton made a few positional changes to
see if that helped!! The final quarter was a totally
different story with Dulverton being the best side
by far scoring 14 goals to Silverton’s 4. However
the damage had already been done and
Dulverton lost the game by 45-42. Player of the
match went to Goal Attack Amy Winzer and
Umpire’s player went to Wing Attack Kate Harris.
A special mention has to go to Ginny
Thompson on her debut in the Exeter League
who played some brilliant netball!
Chris's car is a
small family
run private
hire and
taxi service
Based in Bampton Devon,
I cover everything from local,
pubs,clubs, hospital, dentist, airport,
ferry ports, shooting parties and
anything else that may be needed.
Dulverton Netball Club also has a team playing
in the Spring League in Taunton. The ladies have
played their first 3 games and have won one,
drawn one and lost one!! In the first game back
after the Easter break, the Dulverton ladies
continued their good form in this league beating
Warriors 21-16 with player’s player going to
Ginny Thompson after another brilliant
performance.
I also have meal deals with some of
the best pubs in the south west, my
aim is to be polite, reliable and to be
the soul taxi service for Exmoor and
the surrounding areas.
8 Seater Car Available – must book
The club trains on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm
at Dulverton Middle School. For more
information, call Lindsay Smith 323 834.
Please check out my website for
more details or just give me a call.
Snooker – Dulverton Snooker Club
hosted the Centenary Cup between
Tiverton and Minehead, which was won
on the last frame by Minehead, captained
by Dave Bodger the chairman of our club.
In the Leagues, Dulverton won the
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The Tennis Club have an Open
Day on Saturday 23rd May 11am to 4pm
Free use of the courts
Kids Skill Sessions – Refreshments – Craft Stalls
Tombola
Tony Pryce Demo Day come and try the latest Rackets
The Club is a Friendly Mixed Abilities Club
You are all very welcome - All at the Tennis courts
in Millhams Lane
Exmoor National Park
HQ
323665
Dulverton Centre
323841
Other
Abbeyfield
341352
Advice (CAB)
01643 704624
Camera club
331556
Civic Society
323818
Dulverton Dance
341850
Dulverton Group Exmoor Soc. 331482
Exmoor Pony Centre
323093
Film Club
323785
Family & Toddlers
324395
Gardening
323474
Hanover Vintage Films
323785
Ladies Lunch
324395
Litter Gathering Group
323785
Messy Church
324395
Mother Union
323587
Players
341850
Samaritans
0845 7909 090
Somerset Age
0845 6434621
Royal British Legion
01884 840026
Town Council
324561
U3a
323587
Voluntary Lifts
07528 326 880
Village Agent
01823 331222
Police
Emergency
999
Non urgent
101
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Churches
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Congregational
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Sports
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Tennis
Young peoples Project
The West Somerset
Youth Trust
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01643 702201
322878
323018
323744
323436
323333
324687
323075
323409
323834
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323075
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323834
323899
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332104
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324169
01643 706468
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