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  • 1 Hartland May Day - 1948

    The streets of Hartland were lined by hundreds of people on Saturday, May 1st, when May Day

  • 2 Hartland Golden Wedding - 1948

    Because "they did not want any fuss" Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Beer, of Rosedown Farm, Hartland, did

  • 3 Farmer's Funeral At Hartland

    The funeral of Mr Augustus Thomas Walter, a well-known Hartland farmer who died at the North Devon

  • 4 Hartland Whist Winners

    Winners at four whist drives held at Hartland were: Mesdames M Beer, Cooke, Heard, Mugford, M Allin, B Jeffery

  • 5 Hartland must wait until 1965-66 for more parking space

    road at Rosedown considered to be worst spot on road

  • 6 Cousins Brides At Hartland Double Wedding

    A double wedding took place at St Nectan's Church, Hartland. The two brides, Miss Nancy

  • 7 First Festival Win For Hartland Band

    Returning to competitions after a gap of several years, Hartland Band achieved its first festival win ever

  • 8 Hartland badge

    new badge of the Royal Air Force unit stationed at Hartland Point

  • 9 Hartland Coastguard

    Hartland Point

  • 10 Hartland Topics

    Women's Service: The interdenominational Women's World Day of Prayer was observed by a united congregation

  • 11 Sir Hugh Nicholas Granville Stucley dies at home in 1956

    Described at a 'Bidefordian of Bidefordians'

  • 12 Sir Dennis and the Hon Lady Stucley give a coming out ball

    Miss Sarah Stucley

  • 13 Voluntary firemen not comedy teams

    Hartland fire party at the time of the opening of their new fire station

  • 14 Pat Lambert Dennis

    Hartland family's third carnival queen in 1972 Hartland

  • 15 Hartland Coastguards want some help

    Coastguard Station which covers over 100 miles of coastline

  • 16 Hartland Coast Gift to the Nation

    grandest coast scenery in North Devon found in Hartland

  • 17 Romance and marriage blossom for Mary Harris and Edwin Colley

    1972

  • 18 Service conducted jointly

    Vast amount of produce

  • 19 It's windy at Hartland

    5 October 1962

  • 20 Hartland W I's 25th Birthday

    Womans Institute reached the quarter century mark

  • 21 Not fit for habitation

    29 October 1965

  • 22 Mrs Muriel Henwood ‘nearly killed’ in an incident

    Child cyclists causing danger

  • 23 Miss Joan Weaver and Mr Sidney Jeffery are married

    6 November 1959

  • 24 Mr R E Godwin pleads ignorance

    26 November 1954

  • 25 Builder finds grandfather's brick

    50 year old brick discovered

  • 26 Kenneth Hall

    Kenneth Hall, son of Mr and Mrs G F Hall of 5 Coastguard Cottages, Hartland, recently won one of

  • Hartland May Day - 1948

    The streets of Hartland were lined by hundreds of people on Saturday, May 1st, when May Day

    Hartland May Day Carnival - 11th May 1948

    11 May 1948   Hartland May Day
     

    The streets of Hartland were lined by hundreds of people on Saturday, May 1st, when May Day Carnival and fun fair resulted in a substantial sum being raised for the Recreation Centre Association.
    The procession was headed by the May Queen (Iris Jeffery) and her attendants were Pamela Hearn and Rachel Beer.

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  • Hartland Golden Wedding - 1948

    Because "they did not want any fuss" Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Beer, of Rosedown Farm, Hartland, did

    Hartland Golden Wedding - 10th February 1948

     

    Because "they did not want any fuss" Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Beer, of Rosedown Farm, Hartland, did not tell even members of their family they were to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, February 1st.
    The news, however, leaked out, and Mr. and Mrs. Beer, though holding no family party, were visited by their sons and daughters, and received many messages of congratulation.
    They were married at St. Nectan's, Stoke, and their first home was at Philham, where they resided until 1914. Since then they have been at Rosedown Farm. Of a family

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  • Farmer's Funeral At Hartland

    The funeral of Mr Augustus Thomas Walter, a well-known Hartland farmer who died at the North Devon

    Farmer's Funeral At Hartland - 3rd March 1967

     

    The funeral of Mr Augustus Thomas Walter, a well-known Hartland farmer who died at the North Devon Infirmary, Barnstaple, following a long illness, took place at Hartland Methodist Church. Cremation followed at the North Devon Crematorium.
    Mr Walter, who farmed at Edistone Farm, Hartland, as did his father before him, was 70.
    He served in the Army in the First World War. The Walter family tradition with Edistone Farm, continued now in another generation, extends well over 100 years.
    The Rev N R Neil officiated at the service and Mr W Heard

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  • Hartland Whist Winners

    Winners at four whist drives held at Hartland were: Mesdames M Beer, Cooke, Heard, Mugford, M Allin, B Jeffery

    Hartland Whist Winners - 4th March 1977

     

    Winners at four whist drives held at Hartland were: Mesdames M Beer, Cooke, Heard, Mugford, M Allin, B Jeffery, P O'Donnell, L Burrow, Miss R Westlake, Messrs Shute, S Johns and Burrow.
    Mesdames Littlejohns, E Westlake, O Westlake, J Mugford, S Prust, M Allin, J Heard, L Burrow and Shute, Messrs Squires, Allin and Jewell.
    Mesdames L Rowe, Allin, Cooke, M Jeffery, A Short, J Heard and Burrow and Mr D Rowe.
    Mesdames Walter, Vanstone, Beer, Littlejohns, Burrow, Miss R Westlake, Messrs Shute and O'Donnell.
    There were 11 1/2 tables in play at

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  • Hartland must wait until 1965-66 for more parking space

    road at Rosedown considered to be worst spot on road

    More parking space for Hartland – but not until 1965-66 financial year.

    1964 Hartland parking

    Members of the Parish Council were told that the widening scheme for Gregory Terrace would not be implemented until then.
    Mr H J Harris contended that until this work is carried out no parking restrictions should operate in the main street.
    It was agreed again to press for the widening of the Hartland-Clovelly road at Rosedown, which, members unanimously agreed, was the worst spot on the road.

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  • Cousins Brides At Hartland Double Wedding

    A double wedding took place at St Nectan's Church, Hartland. The two brides, Miss Nancy

    Cousins Brides At Hartland Double Wedding - 7th April 1967

     

    A double wedding took place at St Nectan's Church, Hartland.
    The two brides, Miss Nancy Beer, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs A L Beer of 1 Natcott Lane, Hartland and Miss Heather Dayman, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Dayman of 98 West Street, Hartland, are cousins. The Vicar of Hartland, Rev. F H Lockyear, officiated. The organist was Lorraine White.
    Miss Dayman married Mr Barry Lyndon Davies, youngest son of Mr and Mrs O L Davies of Barry, South Wales. He is a playing member of Bideford Rugby

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  • First Festival Win For Hartland Band

    Returning to competitions after a gap of several years, Hartland Band achieved its first festival win ever

    First Festival Win For Hartland Band - 18th March 1977

     

    Returning to competitions after a gap of several years, Hartland Band achieved its first festival win ever.
    At the South West Brass Band Association's Spring festival at Barnstaple they were first in section three's test piece and second in the march. In addition, euphonium player Dave Webber won the soloist prize in his section and there was, unusually, a special mention for the band's percussion player, RAF man Peter Last.
    Mr Eric Slade, recently appointed musical director of Hartland Band, said the band's successes were the result of three month's

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  • Hartland badge

    new badge of the Royal Air Force unit stationed at Hartland Point

    Hartland badge 6th January 1961

    Hartland badge

    A reproduction of the new badge of the Royal Air Force unit stationed at Hartland Point, the use of which was sanctioned by the Queen last year.
    Designed by the College of Arms, the badge incorporates something of Hartland's long history, being based on the sixth century crest or emblem of the Abbot Hartland, in which are incorporated a ram's head and a shepherd's crook.  Permission for the use of the emblem was given by Sir Dennis Stucley, Bart., the present
    Lord of the Manor, one of whose family seats in Hartland Abbey.  The motto

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  • Hartland Coastguard

    Hartland Point

    With the holiday season now in full swing the coastguards of rescue headquarters Hartland Point, who co-ordinate all rescue work between Padstow and Burnham, are facing their busiest time of the year.

    4 August 1978 Hartland Coastguard

    Most of the full time men are relative newcomers to this area, having transferred to Hartland following promotion in the past 12 months. The picture shows (left to right): Station Officer A Gwilliam, coastguards R Clarke, K Gaston, A Arden, B Reynolds and M Jackson, and district officer L Homewood.

     

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  • Hartland Topics

    Women's Service: The interdenominational Women's World Day of Prayer was observed by a united congregation

    Hartland Topics - 24th February 1967

     

    Women's Service: The interdenominational Women's World Day of Prayer was observed by a united congregation at the Methodist Church on Friday. This year's order of service, which is recognised by the women of 150 countries, was prepared by Queen Salote of Tonga shortly before she died. The local service was led by Mrs H R Niel and the reader was Mrs F H Lockyear.
    Hartland Darts: Bradworthy head the Hartland and District League. Hoops Inn are still propping up the 11-team league from the bottom with 60 points.
    A jumble sale held at the

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  • Sir Hugh Nicholas Granville Stucley dies at home in 1956

    Described at a 'Bidefordian of Bidefordians'

    We regret to announce the death, which took place at his home, Moreton, Bideford, yesterday (Thursday) of Sir Hugh Nicholas Granville Stucley, Bart. JP, of Affeton Castle, senior honorary freeman of the Borough of Bideford and one who, when he was accorded the honour 21 years ago, was described as a ‘A Bidefordian of Bidefordians’.

    1956 Sir Hugh Stucley dies

    Sir Hugh, who was 83, was a member of a family connected with the borough and district for generations and holding land in Devon for a thousand years. On his mother’ side Sir Hugh was a direct descendent of the Grenvilles who formerly held the

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  • Sir Dennis and the Hon Lady Stucley give a coming out ball

    Miss Sarah Stucley

    A coming-out ball given by Sir Dennis and the Hon. Lady Stucley at Hartland Abbey on Saturday night for their youngest daughter, Miss Sarah Stucley, was attended by 300 guest who included Prince Michael of Kent.

    Sarah Stucley's coming out ball in 1960


    Prince Michael was the guest of Lady Margaret Van Cutsem at Castle Hill, near Barnstaple, at the weekend. It was exactly 100 years ago that a coming-out ball was held at the Abbey. This was when Sir George and Lady Elizabeth Stucley entertained there for their daughter Georgiana.
    On Saturday the Abbey was floodlit for the first time and presented a romantic picture in its

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  • Voluntary firemen not comedy teams

    Hartland fire party at the time of the opening of their new fire station

    Voluntary Firemen not comedy teams

     

    VOLUNTARY FIREMEN NOT COMEDY TEAMS

    Voluntary firemen not comedy teams Aug 1957

    Hartland’s fire party at the time of the opening of their new fire station, built with funds they raised themselves.

    So Devon has three voluntary fire parties again, now that Clovelly is re-forming.  These amateur brigades are by no means to be dismissed as comedy teams far from it.
    They are a highly valued part of the fire service.

    The fact that there are so few is in itself a tribute to their importance.  Before the war, Devon had 20 of them; many were so obviously
    indispensable

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  • Pat Lambert Dennis

    Hartland family's third carnival queen in 1972 Hartland

    Pat, 17 year old third daughter of Mr and Mrs Lambert Dennis, of Berry Farm, Hartland, has won this year’s local carnival queen title as her sisters did in 1967 and 1969 respectively.

    1972 Hartland Carnival Queen


    Secretary in a Bideford agricultural firm, Pat qualified by selling a record 8,064 tickets to raise a total of £201.60 for carnival funds. It brought the sum raised by her sisters, Christine (Mrs David Powell) and Rosemary and herself to around £400.
    Pat’s rivals for the title, who became her attendants are 16 year old Christine Hobbs, of Beckland, and 15 year old Wendy Daniel, of Parkham.

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  • Hartland Coastguards want some help

    Coastguard Station which covers over 100 miles of coastline

    Hartland Coastguards want some help

    HARTLAND COASTGUARDS

    HARTLAND COASTGUARDS WANT SOME HELP

    Auxiliary Coastguard Mr John Dunn, of Durrant Lane, Northam, takes an emergency call, watched by full time coastguard Mr Les Burril and Station Officer Alan McWhinnie.

    Hartland Coastguard Station, which already covers well over 100 miles of coastline – from Port Isaac around to Stern Point, the other side of Watchet – is to
    assume new responsibilities from January 1 next year.

    On that day the coastguards will take over a new radio distress frequency on channel 16 VHF.  Such calls are now dealt with initially by Ilfracombe Post Office
    Radio on

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  • Hartland Coast Gift to the Nation

    grandest coast scenery in North Devon found in Hartland

    Hartland Coast Gift to the Nation

    Hartland Coast Gift to the Nation

    Hartland Coast Gift to the Nation

    Some of the grandest coast scenery in North Devon is to be found in the extensive parish of Hartland and it is good news for all who love
    or on future visits will come to love this district, that East Titchberry farm, Hartland, has been presented to the National Trust by the owner
    Miss Abraham, of 15 Park Avenue, Taunton, subject to a rent charge for the former owner’s life-time.

    Included in the farm’s 130 acres is Shipload Bay, understood to be the only piece of sandy beach

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  • Romance and marriage blossom for Mary Harris and Edwin Colley

    1972

    At a Christmas party organised by the Hartland Over-60s Club Langtree widow, Mrs Mary Ellen Harris, met Hartland widower, Mr Edwin John Colley.

    27.10.1972 Hartland Over 60s romance

    Now they have married at Langtree Methodist Church, the Rev L G Lewis, superintendent minister of the Shebbear circuit, officiating. The church was decorated by a niece of the bride. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr George Beal and a nephew of the bridegroom, Mr Charles Westlake, of Hartland, was best man. Members of the Hartland Over-60s Club formed a guard of honour outside the church. A reception, a gift from the bride’s son

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  • Service conducted jointly

    Vast amount of produce

    Two car loads of produce from school festival.

    1962 Hartland harvest festival

    So many flowers and so much produce was taken by pupils of Hartland School for the school harvest festival on Friday that afterwards two cars were needed to transport it to Bideford and District Hospital. The canteen was decorated by children of the top class, all spare room being occupied by almost every variety of produce.
    Jointly conducting the service were the Vicar, the Rev A T H Jones, and the Methodist minister, the Rev F C Diffey.
    Reading of the first lesson was shared by Leslie Heywood, Richard Pitman and Michael

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  • It's windy at Hartland

    5 October 1962

    Although Hartland suffered some damage in the weekend gales – a pig sty became airborne and a large greenhouse was demolished – the town counted itself fortunate to have escaped so lightly.

    5.10.1962 airborne pigsty in Hartland

    The pig sty belonged to Mr J Jeffery and the greenhouse – in the Vicarage garden – disintegrated. All that was left were racks nailed on the rear wall but parts were found 30 to 40 yards away.
    A bungalow being erected by Mr W Gifford at Lutsford was damaged, many houses lost slates and a number of TV aerials became casualties.
    In the early hours of the morning the sky was

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  • Hartland W I's 25th Birthday

    Womans Institute reached the quarter century mark

    Hartland W I's 25th Birthday

    HARTLAND WI 25TH BIRTHDAY

    Hartland W.I.’s 25th Birthday  14.04.1950

    April 5th was an important date for members of Hartland Women’s Institute.  On that day their Institute reached the quarter century mark.

    To celebrate, a dinner was held in the Church Hall, attended by some 102 members together with members of the Meddon Institute who had been specially invited.

    Invitations were also extended to all past Presidents.

    Occupying a central place in the hall was the huge 36lb three tier birthday cake which was iced in the W.I. colours of green and red.

    Mrs A W Jeffery, Hartland’s first President,

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  • Not fit for habitation

    29 October 1965

    Hartland's four almshouses may be demolished.

    29.10.1965 almhouses at Hartland

    Even if they were re-roofed it was questionable whether the houses would be fit for habitation, Bideford Rural Council have been told.
    The Council's surveyor, Mr L J Dunn, has suggested the houses be demolished and the tenants re-housed. The trustees will be told that the Council are contemplating taking over the considerable liability of the houses and that they may also be prepared to re-house the tenants, if the land on which the almshouses stand is given to the Council free.

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  • Mrs Muriel Henwood ‘nearly killed’ in an incident

    Child cyclists causing danger

    Hartland Parish Council is supporting a move to get a resident policeman stationed in the township, as was the case until comparatively recently.

    1972 Hartland policeman

    They were asked to do so by Mrs Muriel Henwood who told them she had been ‘nearly killed’ in an incident just after 5pm a few days previously, and she was campaigning to have a policeman stationed in Hartland.
    The chairman, Mr Arthur George, said he understood there had been complaints about the riding of motorcycles, adding ‘I have to stand back in the hedge when I’m walking up the road and they come along’.
    Later the

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  • Miss Joan Weaver and Mr Sidney Jeffery are married

    6 November 1959

    Miss Joan Mary Weaver, who was married at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Bideford, on Saturday, made her own wedding cake.

    1959 Weaver Jeffery wedding Hartland

    The bride is the second daughter of Mrs Anne Weaver and the late Mr Weaver, of Shamrock Cottage, Hartland, and the bridegroom Mr Sidney Jeffery, younger son of Mrs and the late Mr J Jeffery, 9 Northgate, Hartland.
    The service was conducted by Rev Father Ryan. Mr H Jarman was at the organ.
    Given in marriage by her brother, Mr J F Weaver, the bride wore a ballerina length dress of white witchcraft lace with nylon satin and

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  • Mr R E Godwin pleads ignorance

    26 November 1954

    Caravan in Hartland Field

    1954 Hartland caravan

    What was the use of the government spending money putting up notices warning the public to make inquiries regarding any proposed development before they purchased land, if people did not read them? asked Mr J E Knapman, for Devon County Council, the planning authority, at a local inquiry at Bideford Rural Council offices last week.
    Mr R E Godwin, of The Cottage, Higher Clovelly, who was appealing against the refusal of the local planning authority to permit him to station a caravan in a field at Lighthouse Cross, Hartland, admitted he had never seen one of

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  • Builder finds grandfather's brick

    50 year old brick discovered

    Builder finds grandfather'sbrick 50 years on 1972

     

     

    While Jeremy Mugford was working in Ball Hill, Hartland he discovered a brick which his grandfather, William Mugford had written on 50 years before. The wording 'William Mugford, Builder and contractor, Ball Hill' was well preserved.

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  • Kenneth Hall

    Kenneth Hall, son of Mr and Mrs G F Hall of 5 Coastguard Cottages, Hartland, recently won one of

    Kenneth Hall - 6th October 1966

    6.10.1966 Hartland Kenneth Hall
     

    Kenneth Hall, son of Mr and Mrs G F Hall of 5 Coastguard Cottages, Hartland, recently won one of three awards given annually to boy entrants into the Royal Navy. He is now at HMS Collingwood. A Naval officer is attending Kenneth's old school, Bideford County Secondary, to present a gift of books.

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