MonkleighA Selection of News Articles Related to Monkleigh

  • 1 More Than Four Inches of Rain

    More than four inches of rain in May and still bucketing down at Monkleigh on Saturday

  • 2 £20 For Guide Dog Fund

    A whist drive at Monkleigh raised £20 for the Monkleigh Primary School guide dog for the

  • 3 Monkleigh WI

    At Monkleigh W.I. Mrs Davie gave a helpful talk and demonstration on flower arranging

  • 4 New members join

    16 January 1959

  • 5 St George's Church, Monkleigh

    30 March 1951

  • 6 Church Warden Resigns At Monkleigh

    Closely associated with St George's Church, Monkleigh, since boyhood, Mr William Nethercott

  • 7 Mrs Wainwright - Monkleigh

    Today is Mrs Marie Wainwright's last day as cook supervisor at Monkleigh Primary School before retirement

  • More Than Four Inches of Rain

    More than four inches of rain in May and still bucketing down at Monkleigh on Saturday

    More Than Four Inches of Rain - 9th June 1967

    9.6.1967 Monkleigh rain
     

    More than four inches of rain in May and still bucketing down at Monkleigh on Saturday, but in a good cause.
    Seen watching this unsuccessful tilt at the village fete on Saturday are Mr Peter Mills M.P. and Mrs Mills.

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  • £20 For Guide Dog Fund

    A whist drive at Monkleigh raised £20 for the Monkleigh Primary School guide dog for the

    £20 For Guide Dog Fund - 11th March 1977

     

    A whist drive at Monkleigh raised £20 for the Monkleigh Primary School guide dog for the blind fund.
    Winners were: Martyn Hocking, Mr Lewis Grigg, Mr Jom Martin, Nicky Braunton, Miss Marjorie Redcliffe, Mrs Nina Matthews, Mrs C Taylor, Mrs Beryl Braunton.
    MC was Mr Jack Tanton, a draw was run by Mrs Beryl Braunton and Mrs J Glover provided refreshments.

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  • Monkleigh WI

    At Monkleigh W.I. Mrs Davie gave a helpful talk and demonstration on flower arranging

    Monkleigh WI - 14th April 1967

    14.4.1967 Monkleigh WI
     

    At Monkleigh W.I. Mrs Davie gave a helpful talk and demonstration on flower arranging. Mrs L Grigg voiced thanks. The competition results: Mrs Brown, Mrs Powe (who was the hostess with Miss Janet Lawrence) and the penny bag competition was won by Mrs C Beer.

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  • New members join

    16 January 1959

    Mrs Morrish, who was welcomed by Mrs Bagilhole, gave practical instruction in folk dancing at the January meeting of Monkleigh Women’s Institute.

    16.1.1959 Monkleigh WI

    There were only three entries for the monthly competition – six meringues. Mrs Morrish was the judge and her awards were – Mrs Bale, Mrs W Gilber and Mrs E Wicks.
    Mrs Ridgeman and Miss Shirley Ridgeman were welcomed as new members. On behalf of a well known firm, Mrs Homes served tea and biscuits, and presented each member with a sample of tea.
    The full Gazette article is dated 16 January 1959

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  • St George's Church, Monkleigh

    30 March 1951

    The wedding took place at St George’s Church, Monkleigh, on March 10th, of Mr Leslie Roy Smale, second son of Mr and Mrs J R Smale, 6 Kimberley Terrace, Northam, and  Miss Bronwen Margaret Gilbert, second daughter of Mr and Mrs W Giblert, 10 Saltrens Cottages, Monkleigh. 

    30.3.1951 Monkleigh Smale Gilbert wedding

    The service was conducted by Rev R P Newton and the organist was Miss Redcliffe. The chief bridesmaid was Gwyneth, younger sister of the bride, and the two smaller bridesmaids were Jennifer, niece of the bride, and Angela, niece of the bridegroom. Duties of the best man were carried out by Mr Wilfred

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  • Church Warden Resigns At Monkleigh

    Closely associated with St George's Church, Monkleigh, since boyhood, Mr William Nethercott

    Church Warden Resigns At Monkleigh - 18th March 1977

     

    Closely associated with St George's Church, Monkleigh, since boyhood, Mr William Nethercott resigned as churchwarden at the annual parochial meeting.
    The Rural Dean, the Rev R A Ford, who presided, paid tribute to his loyal, faithful service over many years.
    Mr Nethercott attended St George's Sunday School as a boy and later became a chorister. First elected to the Church Council 48 years ago he also became a sidesman and was elected people's warden in 1966. From 1971 he represented St George's Church on the Hartland Deanery Synod.
    Officers elected were:

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  • Mrs Wainwright - Monkleigh

    Today is Mrs Marie Wainwright's last day as cook supervisor at Monkleigh Primary School before retirement

    Mrs Wainwright - Monkleigh - 20th February 1976

     

    Today is Mrs Marie Wainwright's last day as cook supervisor at Monkleigh Primary School before retirement. The headmaster, Mr C S Wingrave-Pain, will present her with a stereo record-player plus a cheque. A bouquet will be presented by pupil Jacqueline Allin, daughter of the chairman of the school managers, Mr John Allin of Stone Farm. Mrs Wainwright's successor is Mrs Maureen Poole of Frithelstock Stone.

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