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  • 1 Spring Quins

    A Closewool sheep belonging to Mr P Jenkinson of Alscott Farm, Shebbear, had quins on

  • 2 1975 and the boulder is turned

    More than fireworks and bonfires

  • 3 Shebbear Turns The Boulder

    Hundreds of onlookers gathered around Shebbear Square on Saturday and witnessed the village's ancient

  • 4 21 years old

    23 October 1959

  • Spring Quins

    A Closewool sheep belonging to Mr P Jenkinson of Alscott Farm, Shebbear, had quins on

    Spring Quins - 19th March 1965

     

    A Closewool sheep belonging to Mr P Jenkinson of Alscott Farm, Shebbear, had quins on March 9th, and this week Mr Jenkinson told the Gazette that all were doing well, though necessitating artificial feeding every two hours. Mrs Jenkinson, Nigel and Sarah, are pictured keeping the proud mother company with her five children.

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  • 1975 and the boulder is turned

    More than fireworks and bonfires

    November 5 means more than bonfires and fireworks for the people of Shebbear. 

    Every years 'since the mind of man runneth not to the contrary' the village bellringers have ensured that the Devil is driven from the district. 
    They ring discordant peals on the bells and then move outside the Church to turn the 'Devil's Stone'. This is a massive boulder weighing more than a ton, which, with the aid of crowbards, they turn over, a task that must be symbolic of wrestling with the prince of darkness and it ensures that he is kept away for another year. 
    Geologists are
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  • Shebbear Turns The Boulder

    Hundreds of onlookers gathered around Shebbear Square on Saturday and witnessed the village's ancient

    Shebbear Turns The Boulder - 11th November 1960

     

    Hundreds of onlookers gathered around Shebbear Square on Saturday and witnessed the village's ancient tradition of turning over the "Devil's Boulder", a giant stone weighing about 5-cwt and lying beneath a 700-year-old oak near the entrance to the Parish Church.
    The ceremony was performed by six stalward bell-ringers. First, five local ringers, brothers Will and George Ackland, cousin Walter, Will Haine, the captain, and Robert Mill. They were reinforced by a visiting ringer, Mr Lake, of Torrington. A discordant jangle on the bells was sounded in order to exorcise the Devil. The

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  • 21 years old

    23 October 1959

    Mrs Nankivell, wife of Mr John Nankivell, President of Shebbear Young Farmers’ Club, cut a cake decorated with 21 candles at a dinner held in Buckleigh Filleigh Parish Hall to mark the ‘coming-of-age’ of the club.

    1959 Shebbear YFC

    Mr John Nankivell proposed the loyal toast at the dinner, which was attended by about 150 members and friends. Mr Charles Bellew proposed the toast ‘Shebbear YFC’ which was responded to by Mr Jack Quance. ‘The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs’ was proposed by Mr Alan Bewes, and was acknowledged by Mr John Yelland. Among those present at the dinner was Mr W

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