Buckland BrewerA Selection of News Articles Related to Buckland Brewer

  • 1 A Postman's Pilgrimage

    All along the route of his pilgrimage to Buckland Brewer on Tuesday in the steps of Bideford's

  • 2 Five New Members For Buckland WI

    Five new membes, Mesdames J Hockin, L Blight, S Burt, and Misses M Sines and M Mantell, were

  • 3 Chosen For Great Britain

    Sarah Woolf of Goutisland, Buckland Brewer, has been chosen to ride for Great Britain at the European

  • 4 Eighty Eight Years

    Two Buckland Brewer brothers, Messrs Roy and Leonard Blight, are to receive long service agricultural

  • 5 Celebrating A Teaching Centenary

    Pupils of Buckland Brewer School turned back the clock by wearing Victorian style clothes to mark the day

  • 6 Rings The Bells That His Great Grandfather Cast

    Mr Paul Taylor of the famous firm of Loughborough bellfounders joined the ringers in the tower

  • 7 Organised by the village Boys' Club

    Held in Mr Percy Heal's field

  • 8 David, John, Michael and Norman are successful

    6 November 1959

  • 9 Competitions At Buckland

    Games and charades formed the entertainment at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I. as the scheduled film

  • 10 Buckland Brewer WI

    Miss D Barron gave members of Buckland Brewer W.I. an enjoyable evening showing interesting

  • A Postman's Pilgrimage

    All along the route of his pilgrimage to Buckland Brewer on Tuesday in the steps of Bideford's

    A Postman's Pilgrimage - 1975

     

    All along the route of his pilgrimage to Buckland Brewer on Tuesday in the steps of Bideford's 19th century postman-poet Edward Capern, postman Fred Fuzzens, of Windsor, was greeted by people coming out of their homes to shake his hand and wish him well. At Buckland, children from the village school specially assembled to greet him. Mr Fuzzens, who was wearing a postman's town uniform of the 1860s, read to them Capern's poem "The Rural Postman" and commented on some of the local references in it. Mr and Mrs Tom Boullier, of the sub-post office,

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  • Five New Members For Buckland WI

    Five new membes, Mesdames J Hockin, L Blight, S Burt, and Misses M Sines and M Mantell, were

    Five New Members For Buckland WI - 3rd March 1967

     

    Five new membes, Mesdames J Hockin, L Blight, S Burt, and Misses M Sines and M Mantell, were welcomed at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I.
    Mr and Mrs Kemp showed slides on Europe and organised a quiz. They were thanked by Mrs Simpson.
    Mrs W Lawrence won the penny bag competition.
    Tea hostesses were Mesdames M Blight, W Stoneman, K Cornish, B Brown and C Ashton.

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  • Chosen For Great Britain

    Sarah Woolf of Goutisland, Buckland Brewer, has been chosen to ride for Great Britain at the European

    Chosen For Great Britain - 5th August 1977

     

    Sarah Woolf of Goutisland, Buckland Brewer, has been chosen to ride for Great Britain at the European junior three-day event championships to be held at Fontainbleu in France.
    Sarah, the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Gerald Woolf with be riding Mrs Heather Holgate's 'Dubonnet' which has already won when ridden by Mrs Holgate's daughter Virginia three years ago.
    Sarah is an Old Girl of Edgehill College.

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  • Eighty Eight Years

    Two Buckland Brewer brothers, Messrs Roy and Leonard Blight, are to receive long service agricultural

    Eighty Eight Years - 6th May 1977

     

    Two Buckland Brewer brothers, Messrs Roy and Leonard Blight, are to receive long service agricultural certificates and tankards at Devon County Show.
    Both are ringers at Buckland Parish Church, Roy being the Captain, and both play skittles. Roy, who is 60, lives at 1 Rolles Terrace, employed by Messrs F J Babb and Son, he has worked at Batsons for 47 years. Brother Leonard, two years's older, lives at Tower Hill and has worked for 41 years at Barton Farm where he is employed by Messrs G Heywood and Sons.
    A certificate and

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  • Celebrating A Teaching Centenary

    Pupils of Buckland Brewer School turned back the clock by wearing Victorian style clothes to mark the day

    Celebrating A Teaching Centenary - 7th April 1977

     

    Pupils of Buckland Brewer School turned back the clock by wearing Victorian style clothes to mark the day, exactly 100 years ago, when their school opened. Helen and Alison Wood were among the children who dressed up.
    A centenary exhibition was opened by Mr Michael Tunnicliffe and Mr Tom Cock presented the school with a special silver cup. In the evening the children entertained parents and other friends. Speakers were the Vicar, Rev Raymond Lucas, and the Methodist Minister, Rev P J Collingwood. Mrs E M Simpson has written an interesting booklet

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  • Rings The Bells That His Great Grandfather Cast

    Mr Paul Taylor of the famous firm of Loughborough bellfounders joined the ringers in the tower

    Rings The Bells That His Great Grandfather Re-Cast - 15th July 1977

    15.7.1977 Buckland Brewer bells
     

    Mr Paul Taylor of the famous firm of Loughborough bellfounders joined the ringers in the tower to ring the bells that were re-cast in the village foundry in 1825 by John Taylor, his great-grandfather. During the eight years he lived in Buckland, John Taylor cast over 100 bells at the Southwood Farm foundry.

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  • Organised by the village Boys' Club

    Held in Mr Percy Heal's field

    Most of the villagers of Buckland Brewer turned out on Friday night to see a bonfire and fireworks display organised by the village Boys’ Club.

    Buckland bonfire 1958

    The display, the first of its kind held there, heralded Buckland Brewer’s celebration of National Boys’ Club Week.
    A part of the funds raised by clubs all over the country during the week goes to the Boys’ Club General Headquarters, the remainder going to the individual clubs.
    Friday’s gathering was held in Mr Percy Heal’s field. A 10 foot bonfire was lit. Members of the Buckland Club gathered material for the bonfire, some given by

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  • David, John, Michael and Norman are successful

    6 November 1959

    All members of Buckland Brewer Young Farmers’ Club, the four brothers Poole between them took six awards at the Torridge Group of YFC’s annual ploughing match at Hankford, Bulkworthy, on Friday.

    1959 Buckland Brewer YFC


    David, who lives at Moorpark, Alwington, took first prize in the junior spar-making competition and third in the junior hydraulic ploughing.
    John, who lives with Michael and Norman, at Stretchacott Frithelstock, recorded a double first in the senior hydraulic ploughing and senior spar-making events. Michael and Norman took second places in the senior hydraulic ploughing and junior spar-making competitions respectively.
    Group members – Trailer ploughs – C Johns, Shebbear; C Bellew,

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  • Competitions At Buckland

    Games and charades formed the entertainment at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I. as the scheduled film

    Competitions At Buckland - 31st March 1967

     

    Games and charades formed the entertainment at the monthly meeting of Buckland Brewer W.I. as the scheduled film show could not take place.
    Winners of the previous month's competition were Mrs T Brown, Mrs S Brown. The March competition was won by Mrs H Ashton and Miss Brenda Brown. There was a large number of entries for the competition for the best narcissi produced from three bulbs, the winners being Mrs M Andrew, Mesdames T Cock and S Brown.
    A draw for a tin of biscuits, given by Mrs Brimacombe, was won by

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  • Buckland Brewer WI

    Miss D Barron gave members of Buckland Brewer W.I. an enjoyable evening showing interesting

    Buckland Brewer WI - 10th December 1971

     

    Miss D Barron gave members of Buckland Brewer W.I. an enjoyable evening showing interesting slides from Devon to Scotland. She was thanked by Mrs K Mitchell.
    The competition - photo of a pet - was judged by members of placing a coin on the photo of their choice. The results: 1. Mrs Fulford; 2, Mrs T Brown.
    A draw was held and the proceeds from the competition and the draw are being sent to the St John Ambulance Brigade, Bideford.
    A Christmas card was received from former member Mrs Kemp and her husband, who have

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