Thunderstorms bring damage

On Saturday 19 July, and the previous night, the village experienced heavy lightning and thunder storms close by. As a result the roads were very wet and streams of water were running down to the Splash.
Unfortunately, a motorist got caught out by the conditions and skidded straight on at the Turners Lane bend and ended up in the garden of Wyndbrook Cottage. Let’s hope the damage to the hedge can be repaired quickly.

Car crashed at Turners Lane Sat 19 June 2014 cMC

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MidSummer Mayhem Results

On Saturday 21 June, we experienced the MidSummer Mayhem 2014 event.
The results are as follows:
Welly Chuck

  •  Men – Adult – Winner – Derek Kerr 30 metres (event record)
  •  Men –  60+  – Winner – Norman Frampton 26.3 metres
  • Men – 10-17 – Winner – Josh Daplyn 19.8 metres
  • Men –  <10   – Winner – Tom Evans 5.3 metres
  • Women – Adult – Winner – Suzie Clarke 15.0 metres
  • Women –  60+   – Winner – Carol Clarke 16.0 metres
  • Women – 10-17 – Winner – Alex Daplyn 10.8 metres
  • Women –  <10   – Winner – Elise Kerr 2.5 metres

Wheelbarrow race

  •   <10  (Age of sitter) – Winner Andrew & Thiggy 2m 20s
  • 10-17 (Age of sitter) – Winner Martin & Holly Dore 3m 10s
  • Adult (Age of sitter) – Winner Suzie * William Bulkley 3m 15s

Cricket Match

In a close contest, Tarrant Monkton won with 68 to Tarrant Launceston’s 64.

Here is the score card: Cricket Match Scores 2014


This proved to be a very entertaining addition to the event.
I have no idea who won but they all had a good time!

Once again, the village responded magnificently to enjoy a great event.

Many thanks to all the Cricket Tea helpers and providers and all who participated.

See the  Parish Archive 2014 MidSummer Mayhem page for pictures.

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Treasure found in the Tarrant Valley

On 20 May, the Daily Mail carried an article on how an engineer from Poole found an ancient solid gold tribal necklace worth £20,000 in a farmer’s field full of grazing cows.
See the article at Daily Mail Article.

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Swarm at Mailbox

On Tuesday 20 May, the postbox at Launceston Farm had a swarm of bees removed.
This time of year is right for queen bees to find a place for a new hive.
“We wondered why the postman was all dressed in white!” said John Goode.
“As we drove past, we could see the bees being removed from the postbox – they obviously did not like the idea of being posted elsewhere!”

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Mid Summer Mayhem 21 June

The Village Hall Committee have decided to hold another Mid Summer Mayhem event
on Saturday 21 June, as a ‘Family Fun Day for TM & L’

It will include cream teas and BBQ with lots of fun for all ages from wellie wanging to rounders and cricket.  Don’t miss out!’

Simon Stone  01258 830656

61 take that

Tony Morris opens the innings!


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Consortium Musicum Concert 19 April

Consortium Musicum

Please see above poster for what promises to be a stonkingly good concert this coming Saturday. It has been put together by Tobias Rihm and is performed by a group of mixed professional and amateurs involving instrumentalists, organist and singers. They will be playing pieces by Bach, Caldera and Platti.
It will take place at 7pm on Saturday 19th April in SS Peter and Paul, the big church in the Market Place, Blandford Forum.
Tickets (£10 and £5 for under 16s) can be bought beforehand from the Church Office (open from 9 -12) and Set Fair 4 Trade in Salisbury Street.
Or you could reserve them on 01258 450278.

Hope to see you there, Sara Loch

p.s. Tenebrae is the name of a service that is held in the hours before Easter Day

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Plant Sale & Coffee Morning 3rd May

Come along to Tarrant Monkton & Launceston Village Hall on Saturday 3rd May 10.30am. There will be Bring & Buy plants, Produce & Cakes and Bedding Plants for sale.

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