Tarrant Monkton Bakery Fire of 1921

Garth Matthews, son of Vera Crumpler (lived in Tarrant Monkton 1921-27), has sent me a lovely family story about the village Bakery, next to which the Crumplers lived in the 1920s.
The Bakery burnt down in 1921 and the grand-daughter wrote a story about it.
The Bakery was where The Post House is today.

Read the story by clicking on the
Parish Archive, Memories, Tarrant Monkton Bakery Fire section of this web-site.

Anybody with other stories about life in the village, please contact me,
John Goode 830527.

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Carol Service 21st December

The Carol Service & Nativity Tableau will take place at All Saints Church on Sunday 21st December at 6pm. Glass of mulled wine to follow.

If any children wish to be included, please contact Vicky Gumm – 830240.

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Remembrance Sunday – 9 November 2014

We are pleased to report that the Curry Lunch on 9 November in TM&L Village Hall raised the total sum of £550.00.

Donations have been made of £370.00 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and £180.00 to The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

Many thanks to all who supported this worthwhile event.

Gerard Wyllys                Andrew Freemantle

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From Script To Screen

Thursday 27 November 7pm at All Saints Church

Sue Butterworth will talk about her career as a free-lance television drama producer and director. Question time will follow.

Admission on the door £4, to include glass of wine and tapas.

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Save The Children events

Save the Children Fund were absolutely delighted to hear we had got to the figure of £586.15 through our Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Coffee morning in the Church fund-raising endeavours recently.
The girl I spoke to at SCF said that she had never heard of a “Pyjama Breakfast” (her words) before…and I suspect my describing (with a generous amount of poetic licence) folk walking through the village in dressing gowns for the occasion prompted her  “We think you’re all great” comment…mind you she was mightily impressed by the sums raised..

So, perhaps we are great!

Many thanks, Paul Speakman

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Best Kept Small Village 2014 – Previous Winner Runner Up Award

DCA Best Village 2014 Small Village Previous Winner Runner Up
Our village was awarded the runner-up prize for previous winners of the Best Kept Small Village in the 2014 competition. At the award ceremony, on behalf of TM&L PC, Councillor Wayne Wills was presented with the above framed picture and a cheque for £50. This picture will be stored in the Village Hall, alongside all the many other such awards.

Well done everyone for keeping our village neat and tidy. Apparently, the judges look out for weeds and unkempt hedgerows, so keep them tidy, please.
And they look at notice-boards to see if they are kept up-to-date. We now have a nice new notice-board at Launceston Farm, to complement those already at the telephone kiosk and the Village Hall. So the Parish Clerk, the Neighbourhood Watch and the Village Hall Committee are under no pressure!

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Cream Teas 2014

Cream Teas organiser June Davey posted the accounts yesterday and said:

” Thanks to every-one. We made £1656.10, this year, and we made £135 plus Gift Aid for Save the Children.  Altogether this amounts to £1791.10. “

Over the last 12 years, since 2003, the Cream Teas have raised a grand total of £16,207.27  Well done everyone!

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