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  • 1 WI Raise Over £50 At Alwington

    Over £50 was raised as a result of the annual sale of work organised by Alwington W.I.

  • 2 Yeo Vale House to be Knocked Down

    Farmer Mr Norman T Westaway was given permission by Bideford Rural Council to demolish

  • 3 Skittler Married

    A Fairy Cross skittler, Mr Brian Charles Daniel, third son of Mr and Mrs F Daniel, of Woodbine Cottage, Alwington

  • 4 President of the Royal North Devon Golf Club

    Lieut-Col E C Pine-Coffin of Cleave Barton

  • 5 Six ginger biscuits

    7 February 1958

  • 6 World War 1 commemoration

    2 March 1918

  • 7

    30 July 1918

  • 8 In aid of the Village Hall repair fund

    7 March 1958

  • 9 District Commissioner attends ceremony

    2 May 1958

  • 10 Chosen by the Queen with a gold handled bodkin

    Third member of the family to hold the office of High Sheriff of Devon

  • 11 The Coffin family in America look upon Portledge House as their ancestral home

    Clan Coffin gathered in 1881 to honour Tristam and Dionis

  • WI Raise Over £50 At Alwington

    Over £50 was raised as a result of the annual sale of work organised by Alwington W.I.

    WI Raise Over £50 At Alwington - 16th November 1962

     

    Over £50 was raised as a result of the annual sale of work organised by Alwington W.I.
    The variety of stalls supervised by members included cake, produce, parcel, handkerchief, jumble, miscellaneous and bran tub. Tea was also served by members.
    Mrs B Daniel, of Little Torrington, judged the large number of entries in the cake competition, awarding: 1, Mrs C Jeffery; 2, Mrs G Lewis; 3, Mrs L Lott.
    There followed a social evening and a skittle competition, winners being: 1, Mr F Leverton; 2, Mr G Smale; 3, Mr

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  • Yeo Vale House to be Knocked Down

    Farmer Mr Norman T Westaway was given permission by Bideford Rural Council to demolish

    Yeo Vale House to be Knocked Down - 17th December 1971

    Yeo Vale House to be Knocked Down
     

    Farmer Mr Norman T Westaway was given permission by Bideford Rural Council to demolish historic Yeo Vale House, Alwington, a ruin. The owner of the house cannot be found.

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  • Skittler Married

    A Fairy Cross skittler, Mr Brian Charles Daniel, third son of Mr and Mrs F Daniel, of Woodbine Cottage, Alwington

    Skittler Married - 12th February 1965

     

    A Fairy Cross skittler, Mr Brian Charles Daniel, third son of Mr and Mrs F Daniel, of Woodbine Cottage, Alwington, and Miss Cynthia Jane Weeks, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs E Weeks, of Meadow Vale, Merton, were married at Merton Parish Church. The Rector (Rev. W J G Nelson) officiated.
    There were four bridesmaids - Misses Venus and Rosalind Weeks, Syliva Braund and Ruth Daniel. Best man was Mr Gail Riddell.

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  • President of the Royal North Devon Golf Club

    Lieut-Col E C Pine-Coffin of Cleave Barton

    Lieut-Col E C Pine-Coffin of ‘Cleave Barton’, Durrant Lane, Northam, who, on Monday, became president of the Royal North Devon Golf Club, is a member of one of the oldest families in the country.

    1968 E Pine Coffin

    Until Portledge House became a hotel in 1947 it had been their seat since 1200. Col Pine-Coffin, in addition to owning the Portledge estate, is lord of the manor of Alwington, Goldworthy and Monkleigh. Like many of his forebears – a Coffin, of Portledge, was with Henry VIII on the Field of the Cloth of Gold – he was a professional soldier. From 1915 until the end of

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  • Six ginger biscuits

    7 February 1958

    At the January meeting of the Alwington WI, the President (Mrs N Westaway) welcomed the Misses M Allin, J Becklake and M Pickard as new members.

    7.2.1958 Alwington WI

    Final arrangements were made for the birthday party in February.
    Names were taken of members able to accept the invitation to the Dolton and Dowland WI party in March. An unusual and interesting talk on ‘Witchcraft’ was given by Mr Ian Kelway, of the County Education Dept. Mrs Allin thanked the speaker on behalf of the members. Tea hostesses were Mrs Kistenmacker and Mrs Taylor.
    The competition – six ginger biscuits – was judged by Miss

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  • World War 1 commemoration

    2 March 1918

    A collection has been made in the parish towards sending a parcel to each man from Alwington who is now serving in His Majesty's Army and Navy, as a token of remembrance from the parish.

    2.3.1918 Alwington collection

    Miss A Lott collected £15 17s. 8d., Mr G Bailey £6 7s., Mr R Pennington £4 4s. 6d.; Proceeds of entertainment, £6 - total amount £32 9s. 2d. A committee has been appointed to select the parcels and forward to each man.
    Gazette article dated 2 March 1918

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  • 30 July 1918

    Alwington

    30.7.1918 Alwington Bradworthy

    For the four best cottage allotments prizes have been awarded as follows: - Bailey, Woodtown, 1; J Daniel, Spamone, 2; J Beer, Woodtown, 3; T Glover, Woodtown. 4. The scheme was promoted by Major Kirkwood. Mr G Sleep, head gardener at Hartland Abby, was the judge, assisted by Messrs Sherriff and Luxton. Mr Sleep and Mr Sherriff also visited the school garden and commended the boys for their work, which as they said deserved a much better piece of ground.

    Gazette article dated 30 July 1918

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  • In aid of the Village Hall repair fund

    7 March 1958

    A pig was given to be cut up for prizes for a whist drive held at Alwington Village Hall on Friday to aid the village hall repair fund.

    7.3.1958 Alwington

    There were 25½ tables and the duties of the MC were carried out by Mr L G Elston. Door stewards were Mrs Taylor, Miss M Hillman and Mr T Headon.
    Prize winners were: Mrs S Brend; Mrs J L Parsons; Mrs V Headon; Mrs E Metherell; Mrs D Cornish; Mrs C Hedden; Mrs Rawle; Mr K Poole, Mr R Stoneman; Mrs H M Butler; Mr R Poole; Mr P Colwill; Mr E

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  • District Commissioner attends ceremony

    2 May 1958

    Two mothers of Brownies, who had themselves been Girl Guides in the original Company, were among the many parents and friends attending the first enrolment held by the 1st Alwington Girl Guides and Brownie Company since it was re-formed last December.

    2.5.1958 Alwington Girl Guides Brownies


    Three members of the 1st Weare Giffard Guide Company formed the colour party and the ceremonies of enrolment were performed by the District Commissioner Mrs Coham-Fleming, assisted by Mrs P Metherell, Guide Captain, and Mrs J Hopper, Brown Owl.
    The nine Girl Guides enrolled were Valerie Bailey, Wendy Beer, Janet Daniel, Mary Kay, Rosina Kay, Ann Lewis, Sylvia Martin,

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  • Chosen by the Queen with a gold handled bodkin

    Third member of the family to hold the office of High Sheriff of Devon

    One of Devon’s oldest country families – the Pine-Coffins – provides the new High Sheriff of Devon.

    1973 J Pine Coffin

    Lieut-Col John Pine-Coffin who lives with his wife, son and two daughters at West Drydon, Fairy Cross, will be the third member of his family to hold this centuries old office.
    The first of these was in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second in the reign of King James II.
    The Queen followed tradition at a Privy Council at Buckingham Palace when she used a gold handled bodkin to prick the names of the Sheriffs for the ensuing year for all the

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  • The Coffin family in America look upon Portledge House as their ancestral home

    Clan Coffin gathered in 1881 to honour Tristam and Dionis

    Standing in a lovely and typically Devonshire combe, leading to Bideford Bay, is Portledge House, one of the ever diminishing number of estates in England which have remained for centuries in a family retaining the original name – in this case that of Coffin.

    1944 Pine Coffin gathering

    The estate is now owned by Colonel Claude Pine-Coffin of the Indian Army.
    There are many branches of the Coffin family in America who look upon Portledge House as their ancestral home. Some sixty-three years ago there was a notable gathering there of the ‘Clan Coffin’, as it was called. A reader of the Bideford Gazette into

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