Hatherleigh market abattoir
Nothing had given him greater pleasure or pride than this latest addition to the market, said Mr J Gordon Vick at the opening of Hatherleigh's £175,000 abattoir by Mr Ivor Martin, principal scientific officer of the Meat Research Institute, Langport.
The latest project, he said had been thought about for a good many years, and he was grateful to all those who had supported him.
Praising Mr Vick and his associates, Mr Peter Mills, MP for the Torrington division, said the Mr Vick had been right before; he believed he would be proved right…
During a discussion at Hatherleigh Parish Council on a proposal to have 'Welcome to Hatherleigh' signs erected at the entrances to the town, the question of whether Hatherleigh possessed a Coat of Arms was raised. Members felt that the town's Arms - if it has them - could be incorporated in the signs.
It was agreed to obtain designs and prices of signs and to ascertain the procedure for getting a Coat of Arms if the town is not already entitled to one.
Gazette article dated January 1972…