HartlandA Selection of News Articles Related to Hartland

  • 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 Doctor Wilfred Somerton

    4 December 1970

  • 26 'Brown Jack' gets married

    8 December 1972

  • 27 Tosbury Grove, Hartland

    11 January 1963

  • 28 The most brilliant light in the Channel

    2 January 1959

  • 29 20 years service

    26 January 1973

  • 30 Lived in West Street

    17 January 1958

  • 31 Lived in Fore Street

    10 January 1958

  • 32 Needles and pins

    3 January 1958

  • 33 Messrs Turner and Homewood

    1 February 1963

  • 34 Large and representative congregation at funeral

    20 February 1959

  • 35 Received books

    23 February 1973

  • 36 Dr Mackenzie

    18 February 1972

  • 37 Travels to London and back

    4 February 1955

  • 38 Ideal holiday destination

    10 March 1967

  • 39 Bulldozers worked for days

    4 March 1955

  • 40 Youth Eisteddfod

    6 April 1973

  • 41 Builder finds grandfather's brick

    50 year old brick discovered

  • 42 A football field is needed

    3 April 1959

  • 43 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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  • Doctor Wilfred Somerton

    4 December 1970

    Into New Year – and Retirement

    4.12.1970 Hartland doctor

    Hartland district doctor for the past 25 years, Dr Wilfred Somerton, will go off duty for the last time at midnight on December 31st. He is retiring to Rye, Sussex, just a quarter of a century after he removed to Hartland where his practice covers 144 square miles.
    Previously he was on the staff of a big military hospital in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, having trained at Charing Cross Hospital and served as a registrar.

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  • 'Brown Jack' gets married

    8 December 1972

    The first father and daughter double wedding ever recalled at Hartland took place at St Nectan’s Parish Church on Saturday.

    8.12.1972 Hartland double wedding

    Mr Arthur Heard Walter, of Stoke, Hartland, known to many friends as ‘Brown Jack’ from the horse he used to ride, married widow Mrs Edith Maud Hutchinson, who at one time lived at Clovelly. Mr Walter’s youngest daughter Doreen, who works as a machinist in Bideford and has been keeping house for her father, married Mr Stuart Hollingsworth, second son of Mr and Mrs Hollingsworth of 9 The Mount, Appledore.
    The Vicar of Hartland, Rev Harold Lockyear, officiated at the

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  • Tosbury Grove, Hartland

    11 January 1963

    Hartland mourns Mr W H Walter

    11.1.1963 Walter funeral

    A founder of Hartland Town Band and choir master at Edistone Methodist Church for 64 years, Mr William Henry Walter, has died aged 80 at 11 Flexbury Park Road, Bude.
    Formerly of Parkham Mr Walter built a house at Tosbury Grove, Hartland, where he lived until recently. During the first world war Mr Walter, a wheelwright by trade, kept about 60 farmers in four parishes going with repairs to carts, wagons and other mechanisms.
    Last April Mr and Mrs Walter celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.
    The funeral service took place at Hartland Methodist Church,

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  • The most brilliant light in the Channel

    2 January 1959

    Hartland lighthouse on Tuesday night sent its warning beam out over the sea as it has done for many years, but for the first time it was operated by mains electricity.

    1959 Hartland lighthouse electricity

    Engineers worked against the clock to complete the conversion on time, after having been held up by the non-arrival of equipment. 

    It was not just a question of connecting the cable, for the light, the most brilliant in this channel – the two three-thousand-watt lamps in use provide one and a quarter million candlepower – operates on 80 volts. This has meant that the current has had to stepped down from

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  • 20 years service

    26 January 1973

    Four members of the Hartland Auxiliary Coastguard rescue section have received 20 years long service medals.

    26.1.1973 Hartland Auxiliary1


    They are Messrs Reginald Johns, Wilfred Pennington, District Officer S R Richards, Kenneth Johns and Richard Wakeley.

    The Gazette article is dated 26 January 1973

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  • Lived in West Street

    17 January 1958

    The death took place at his home, West Street, Hartland, of Mr Henry Prouse, at the age of 72 years.

    17.1.1958 Hartland Mr Prouse death

    He was well known locally for his untiring efforts in connection with the Hartland Cottage Garden Society of which he was the vice chairman for a number of years. He was also a member of the British Legion from its inception and had also been a member of the Hartland Football Committee. For over 30 years he worked on the Stucley Estate.
    At the funeral service in the Methodist Church both the British Legion and the Hartland Cottage Garden show

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  • Lived in Fore Street

    10 January 1958

    Hartonians are interested to learn that a native of the parish has just celebrated his 90th birthday.

    1958 Hartland Mr Littlejohns

    He is Mr John T Littlejohns, 8 Erme Road, Ivybridge, who was born at ‘Sunnyside’, Edistone, on January 1st 1867.
    Mr Littlejohns, who learned his trade as a carpenter, and after his marriage lived at The Cottage, Fore Street, Hartland, for some time was an auxiliary postman at Hartland before being appointed full time postman at Ivybridge in 1901.
    The full Gazette article is dated 10 January 1958

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  • Needles and pins

    3 January 1958

    Dressmaking is one of the classes at Hartland Evening Institute held at the school.

    3.1.1958 Hartland dressmaking

    Seen in this picture of the class are Mrs C Prouse, Miss J Pillman, Miss J Hopkins, Miss V Thorne, Miss V Allin,
    Mrs H George, Mrs J Turner and Mrs M Finch.

    Article dated 3 January 1958

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  • Messrs Turner and Homewood

    1 February 1963

    After just under six years in the Coastguard service, all spent at Hartland, Mr L Homewood has been promoted to Station Officer at the Lizard.

    1.2.1963 Hartland coastguards

    He and his wife came to the West country from Hull and he says “We have had a smashing time here”. He will be at the Lizard for five years but his ambition is ultimately to return to Hartland because “I like the country and I like the people”.
    The community will also be glad to welcome back Mr and Mrs Homewood. Mrs Homewood has been active in a number of associations notably the Women’s

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  • Large and representative congregation at funeral

    20 February 1959

    Mr W J C Stone (Hartland)

    20.2.1959 Hartland Mr Stone

    Well known in the district for his riding school, Mr William J C Stone, 54 The Terrace, Hartland, has died at Bideford and District Hospital. A native of Hartland, he had farmed in the district all his life. Mr Stone, who leaves a widow but no family, was 62.
    The funeral at Hartland Methodist Church was conducted by the Rev C D Crisp. Mr W J Heard was at the organ. There was a large representative congregation present.
    The family mourners were: the widow; Mrs A Heard, Miss E Colwill, Mrs S Cleverdon, Mrs

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  • Received books

    23 February 1973

    Thirty of 36 children on Hartland Methodist Sunday school register have received Ned Prust Trust books for good attendance. Five of them were present on 50 Sundays last year.

    23.2.1973 Hartland children

    Denise Short, Liza Manley and Jean Colwill received their bars from overseas missions head offic for their efforts in raising money in 1972.

    Published in the Gazette 23 February 1973

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  • Dr Mackenzie

    18 February 1972

    Dr Donald Mackenzie, of Hartland, honorary medical adviser to the Clovelly-based lifeboat, the 71ft Charles H Barrett (Civil Service no. 35) has been accorded the thanks of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution inscribed on vellumfor the courage he showed while on service on Sunday, November 7th 1971.

     

    18.2.1972 Hartland doctor

    Announcing the award the RNLI say at 18.30 the Charles H Barrett slipped her moorings with Dr Mackenzie aboard to rendezvous with the Embdena, a German vessel. lying off Hartland Point. A report from the Hartland coastguard had been received a few minutes earlier stating that there was a badly injured man aboard the vessel

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  • Travels to London and back

    4 February 1955

    From Hartland to London and Back

    4.2.1955 Tinkers travels

    This is a tale of special interest to all who have pet cats.
    Mrs R Short, of ‘Pen-y-Brn’ Hartland, and her son and daughter, John and Gloria, spent a whole morning last week looking for their cat, Tinker, who, unknown to them, decided to go on a 400 mile joyride for the day.
    Eight-years-old Tinker, smokey-blue and ‘one of the family’ at ‘Pen-y-Brn’, perhaps saw an opportunity of a free trip when Mr Short was loading his furniture lorry for a 4.30am start to North London. Whether or not the animal knew what he

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  • Ideal holiday destination

    10 March 1967

    Hartland Point is placed 13th in the 'top 20' of the Royal Air Force 'sunshine stakes' for 1966. 

    10.3.1967 Hartland sunshine

    A total of 1734.5 hours sunshine were recorded compared with 1865.8 at No 1 spot (Guernsey) and 1841.5 at the Lizard, placed No 2Gazette article is dated 10 March 1967

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  • Bulldozers worked for days

    4 March 1955

    Hartland Parish south side particularly hit.

    4.3.1955 Hartland snow1

    Hartland parish has experienced its severest winter weather since 1947 over the past week or so, indeed, some say the conditions are worse than they were eight years ago. The two-hour fall of snow on the 20th was only the prelude to what was to come on the 23rd.
    Mr R Fisher, one of Hartland’s mail van drivers, could only get as far as Dadworthy Hill, one and half miles south of Hartland.
    Mr Tom Rowe, who does a cycling post round in the south west corner of the parish, had to give up

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  • Youth Eisteddfod

    6 April 1973

    For the third successive year Hartland children carried off the shield at the Bude Methodist circuit youth council’s seventy youth eisteddfod. 

    6.4.1973 Hartland eisteddfod3

    A total of 21 Hartland children, aged six to 14 years, were responsible for 123 entries and achieved the massive total of 1,744 points. Providence, one of the smallest schools, runners-up for the past four years, were pushed into third place by Morwenstow. 

    Hartland results: Jennifer Allin; Hazel Bragg; Martin Colwill; Dwayne Heard; Wendy Heard; Alison Manley; Patrick O’Donnell, Sandra O’Donell, Andrew Prouse; Denise Short; Kenneth Sluggett; Jennifer Thorne; Tracy Thorne.

    The full Gazette article is dated 6 April 1973

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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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  • A football field is needed

    3 April 1959

    Playing field need

    3 April 1959 Hartland RAF request

    Writing to Hartland Parish Council meeting, the CO of the RAF station at Hartland stated that it had always been the policy of the Air Ministry to encourage sport of all kinds among members of the RAF but, unfortunately, the sporting activities of the unit had been handicapped by the absence locally of a sports field. It meant, the letter added, that all home matches had to be played in Bideford. He asked if the Parish Council were able to suggest a suitable field which could be rented as a sports field. ‘We have been looking out for a field

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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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