Remembrance Sunday – Curry Lunch

We are pleased to report that the Curry Lunch on 11 November in Tarrant Monkton & Launceston Village Hall raised the total sum of £885.00.  Donations have been made of £590.00 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and £295.00 to The Royal Marines Charity.

Special thanks to Kate Graeme Cook who made a cake for auction, John Goode for creating postcards of the Tarrant Valley Quilters’ display of poppies at the Splash and to those who sent donations.

Many thanks to all who supported this worthwhile event.

Gerard Wyllys       Andrew Freemantle

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Poppies at the Splash

What a wonderful way to commemorate the 100 years since 1918.

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Fingerposts Renewed

Those of you with keen eyesight may have noticed that the village signposts have had their ‘fingers’ renewed. The signpost at the southern T-junction, between Apple Tree Cottage and Guppys Cottage, has had all 3 fingers renewed. One finger had to be completely replaced, with new wood and metal letters (organised by Gerard Wyllys). The other two were repainted and letters replaced, by James Mallett and Richard Bowen.
The north-pointing finger of the signpost at the Splash was repainted and letters replaced, by Brett Townsend. These works were approved and organised by the TM&L PC.
Many thanks to the 4 skilled villagers. Now we know where we can go!

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Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018

A short ceremony of remembrance will be held at 11.00 am on Remembrance Sunday at the Tarrant Monkton War Memorial, at which a bugler will play the Last Post and a wreath  laid. The purpose of the ceremony is to remember not only the sacrifices of the past, but also to honour those who have been killed in action much more recently. This year is of special significance, being the 100th anniversary (to the day) of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

We very much hope that you will be able to join us at 10.50 am at the War Memorial on Sunday 11 November (after the 10.30am Commemoration Service in the village church) and for the Curry Lunch afterwards at 12.15 pm in the Village Hall, in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Marines Charity, who are doing so much today for our injured servicemen and women. To mark the 100th anniversary, lunch will be followed by a short film about what actually happened on the final day of the ‘war to end all wars,’ followed by some readings of letters and poems written at the time.

Tickets (£12 per head) for the Curry Lunch (bring your own drinks) are available from either of us. The majority of the proceeds will be divided between the two charities. Please let either of us know if you would like to attend by Wednesday 31 October and we will sell you a ticket – do try and come!

Gerard Wyllys                                                                 Andrew Freemantle
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Raising The Roof

A wonderful evening was had last night, full of of entertaining music and humour, in aid of the church roof repairs. £1,206 was raised from ticket sales and donations. Thanks to all who contributed. Some videos were taken – see the Church/Gallery tab above or click on Raising the Roof


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Raising the Roof 19 October

Musical Extravaganza at 7pm 19th October at All Saints Church – see poster for ticket info…


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Harvest Festival Lunch

Harvest Festival Lunch Sunday 23rd September @ 12 noon
Tarrant Monkton & Launceston Village Hall
Guest speaker: George Hosford, “A View from the Hill”
BYO please!
Tickets £5 from Fiona Macewen 830560

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All Saints Church by the Splash

0F78A227-1893-4D13-8493-FF6EE4D5FB1CThe cardboard model of All Saints Church by the water splash, which has weathered the rain and wind, is to draw attention to the fact that the Church roof needs repairing at a cost of approximately £50,000. Any donations gratefully received.


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Great Dorset Steam Fair 2018

This year’s Steam Fair is the ‘50-500’, being the 50th anniversary with 500 steam engines – a Guiness World Record. Please be careful in our village roads due to the increase in traffic (and speeds!). The GDSF site map is shown here gdsf-site-map-2018

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Flower & Produce Show 2018 Results

After a hot summer, it was surprising to see such a good display of blooms, arrangements, vegetables, photos etc. The results can be found above in the Flower Show – Score Tables. Well done to all who entered and the organisers.

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