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  • 1 Spring Quins

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

  • 2 Shebbear Turns The Boulder

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

  • 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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  • 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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