FrithelstockA Selection of News Articles Related to Frithelstock

  • 1 Frithelstock Frolic

    Ready for the judges at Frithelstock Frolic fancy dress competition

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    25 June 1918

  • 3 Frithelstock opens its Village Hall

    Frithelstock school began a new lease of life as the Village Hall

  • 4 Opened by Mrs Sanders

    25 May 1962

  • 5 Honeymooned in Torquay

    12 August 1955

  • 6 Mr Hunkin assists

    5 April 1963

  • Frithelstock Frolic

    Ready for the judges at Frithelstock Frolic fancy dress competition

    For the sixth year running Frithelstock were lucky and had a sunny afternoon for their Frolic.

    August 1978 Frithelstock Frolic

    About £150 was raised for village hall funds and Mrs C Hoare, a former teacher at the village primary school – now the village hall – performed the opening ceremony. A ‘cottager’s garden’ competition was held for the first time and the overall winner with the best entries of flowers and vegetables with Mr M Short of Church Lane, Frithelstock.
    Prize winners were – vegetable section: Messrs M Short, D Cox, E Lawrence, A Poole, A G Hearn, F Pickard, M Glover, M Partner, J Bewes, Mrs

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  • 25 June 1918

    Frithelstock

    25.6.1918 Frithelstock


    At the Appeals Tribunal at Barnstaple on Thursday, George Henry Hunkin, of Frithelstock, passed Class A eighteen months ago, and Grade 1 on a recent examination, asked to have another examination on account of defective vision. Captain Stirling said curiously enough the Bideford doctor, whose certificate the man put in, credited him with better sight than the Medical Board did.
    The Medical Board knew all the facts and entered them in the medical history sheet. He could be corrected by glasses, and it would be a waste of time to send him for another examination. The application was refused.

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  • Frithelstock opens its Village Hall

    Frithelstock school began a new lease of life as the Village Hall

    Frithelstock opens its village hall 19th May 1961

    FRITHSTOCK OPENS ITS VILLAGE HALL What was formerly Frithelstock School began a new lease of useful life to the community when it was officially opened as a Village Hall.  Mr Percy Browne MP for Torrington division performed the opening ceremony.  The entrance gates were made and given by the local blacksmith, Mr Charles Lawrence and his son.  Mr John Allin, chairman of the Hall Committee, presided at the opening ceremony.  Mr W E Philip, Chief Education Officer, said he came as a representative of the County Education Committee.

    Donald Harris presented Mr Browne with a buttonhole and

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  • Opened by Mrs Sanders

    25 May 1962

    Hall paid for and has credit balance

    25.5.1962 Frithelstock Hall

    Frithelstock Village Hall Committee are now ‘sitting comfortably’ as far as finance is concerned. Thanks to a highly successful fete to mark the hall’s first anniversary, the committee have been able to pay off all the outstanding amounts and now have a credit balance of nearly £150.
    Total cost of the new hall (formerly the school) was £2,830, towards which a grant of 50% of the initial cost was received.
    During last winter various activities raised £300, and the committee, for Saturday week’s anniversary, suggested a target of £150, but the generosity of

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  • Honeymooned in Torquay

    12 August 1955

     The wedding has taken place at Frithelstock Parish Church of Miss Lena Gerry, only daughter of Mr and Mrs W Gerry, School House, Frithelstock, to L Cpl Sidney F C Adams, Royal Military Police, only son of Mr and Mrs S R Adams, Rakeham Cottages, Frithelstock.

    12.8.1955 Frithelstock wedding Gerry Adams

    The Vicar, Rev A C Hunt, officiated and Mrs W Dawe was at the organ. Five bridesmaids attended the bride. The chief bridesmaid was Miss Violet Lock. The four small attendants were the Misses Elizabeth Bond, Irene Heal, Judith Adams and Margaret Bond. Sergt W R Adams was best man and the ushers were

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  • Mr Hunkin assists

    5 April 1963

    Frithelstock Youth Club celebrated its second anniversary with a party and here, surrounded by members, Miss Jean Daniels is seen cutting the two-candle cake, which she made.

    5.4.1963 Frithelstock

    Principal organiser of the evening was the hon. secretary Mr Roger Hunkin.
    Gazette article dated 5 April 1963

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