WoolseryA Selection of News Articles Related to Woolsery

  • 1 For Young And Old

    Collections have been made from every house in the parish of Woolsery towards sports

  • 2 Woolsery Man's Load Of Logs Without C Licence

    Richard Dunn, 6 Sunnyside, Woolsery, was seen carrying in a goods vehicle a load of logs on the Hartland

  • 3 In The Swim

    Since their school pool was opened in June, 17 children of Woolsery county primary school have learned to

  • 4 Cross-bred steer

    10 December 1954

  • 5 All prizes and refreshments were contributed

    31 January 1958

  • 6 Lots of prizewinners

    28 February 1958

  • 7 New housing estate

    6 April 1973

  • 8

    28 February 1958

  • 9 Presentation Bibles given

    23 May 1958

  • 10 Mr Richard Chamings

    Headmaster in 1972

  • 11 Whist Drives And Charity

    Rev. F Courtenay Burrough, Vicar, writes in the current issue of Woolfardisworthy Parish Magazine

  • For Young And Old

    Collections have been made from every house in the parish of Woolsery towards sports

    For Young And Old - 11th March 1977

    11.3.1977 Woolsery Silver Jubilee
     

    Collections have been made from every house in the parish of Woolsery towards sports prizes and tea for the children and a tea for the senior citizens to commemorate the Queen's silver jubilee.

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  • Woolsery Man's Load Of Logs Without C Licence

    Richard Dunn, 6 Sunnyside, Woolsery, was seen carrying in a goods vehicle a load of logs on the Hartland

    Woolsery Man's Load Of Logs Without C Licence - 17th March 1967

     

    Richard Dunn, 6 Sunnyside, Woolsery, was seen carrying in a goods vehicle a load of logs on the Hartland to Clovelly Cross road but not displaying a carrier's licence.
    Asked what he was doing with the logs, Dunn was said to have told a police officer that he was delivering them to Hartland, and when told about the need for a 'C' licence, replied "I have got one at home."
    At Bideford magistrates court, Dunn pleaded 'guilty' to using a goods vehicle without a 'C' licence and was

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  • In The Swim

    Since their school pool was opened in June, 17 children of Woolsery county primary school have learned to

    In The Swim - 19th August 1975

    Since their school pool was opened in June, 17 children of Woolsery county primary school have learned to swim and have gained beginners' certificates. Right from its opening the pool has been in use every school day as well as afternoons during the holidays. With the weather suitable the pool has also been used at the beginning of this term.The hot summer weather was an added inducement to use the pool but the whole project has been one of community enthusiasm. 

    It was a real success story, the headmaster, said Mr Richard Chamings. "We are absolutely

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  • Cross-bred steer

    10 December 1954

    Owned by Mr G P Uglow

    1954 Uglow Woolsery

    Three and a half years old 'Jock' an Aberden Angus-Galloway cross-bred steer, owned by Mr G P Uglow, of Three Gables, Woolsery, was reserve champion to a Devon steer belonging to Mr B Down of Brampford Speke, at Barnstaple Christmas Fat Stock Show last week, but the positions wer reversed the previous week at Okehampton Show.
    The above picture taken at the Barnstaple Show, shows Mr and Mrs Uglow and 'Jock' with the silver challenge bowl presented by the North Devon Bakeries for the best cross-bred beast.
    Mr Uglow came to Three Gables seven

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  • All prizes and refreshments were contributed

    31 January 1958

    Among some 170 people attending the annual hunt ball in Woolsery Parish Hall were the Master of the Stevenstone Hunt, Mr J Down, and his sister, Miss Down.

    1958 Woolsery Hunt ball

    The event was organised to help swell the Hunt funds by a committee consisting of Messrs J Andrew, W Harding, G Lott, I Harding, A Burrow, A Souch, C Jennings, A Westaway, L Symons, C Yeo, C Johns, H Allin, K Allin and P Chapple.
    Symbols of the hunt, balloons and streamers were used by Mesdames Andrew, Chapple and Harding, Misses J and R Souch, Messrs Andrew, Chapple, Jennings, L Harding, A

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  • Lots of prizewinners

    28 February 1958

    Despite having to be postponed from January because of bad weather, the annual party of Woolsery Women’s Institute, held in the Parish Hall on St Valentine’s Day, proved its usual jolly occasion.

    28.2.1958 Woolsery WI

    A large gathering of members and their guests were welcomed by the President, Mrs C B Griffiths, and the duties of MC were undertaken by Mr Plummer. Music was provided by Bromell’s radiogram.
    A programme of amusements was arranged by Misses M Wade, P Dennis, M Cleave, C Lott, E Braund, L Griffiths, J Moore, R Hooper and the secretary. They also gave prizes for the games.
    Novel

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  • New housing estate

    6 April 1973

    Two names were suggested to Bideford Rural Council for a proposed new estate at Woolsery.

    6.4.1973 Woolsery Manor Park

    “Perkin’s Field” was the suggestion of the developers, who plan to begin the operations shortly. “Manor Park” was the choice of local councillors Mr R J Stoneman and Mr C J Andrew. “Manor Park” was chosen by the council. 

    Gazette article dated 6 April 1973

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  • 28 February 1958

    Six grandsons were bearers at the funeral at Woolsery Parish Church on Wednesday of last week of Mrs Emily Wonnacott, widow of Mr Richard Wonnacott, of Huddisford Moor, Woolsery. She was 75.

    28.2.1958 Emily Wonnacott Woolsery

    The Vicar, Rev P F H How, conducted the funeral service and the organist was Mrs H S Thomas.
    Immediate mourners attending were: Mr and Mrs W Beer, Mr and Mrs J Hancock, Mr T Adams; Mr and Mrs R Wonnacott, Mr and Mrs S Wonnacott, Mr and Mrs G Wonnacott, Mr and Mrs E Wonnacott; Mr and Mrs S Beer, Mr and Mrs C Mann, Messrs K

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  • Presentation Bibles given

    23 May 1958

    At Woolsery Methodist Church, the Sunday School anniversary services have been held.

    23.5.1958 Woolsery Sunday School

    The preacher on the Sunday was Mr I Quance, of Sutcombe, and the scholars took an active part in the services.
    On the Monday the tea was well patronised, pourers and helpers being: Mrs W Hill, Miss Johns, Mrs A Bray, Miss P Dennis, Mrs J Wonnacott, Mrs T Eastabrook, Mrs S Wonnacott, Mrs W Walter, Mrs A Dennis and Mrs B Wonnacott. Tea steward was Mr S Wonnacott (Superintendent).
    Rev Bernard Titmus, of Bude, was the chairman for the evening meeting, and his address to the young

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  • Mr Richard Chamings

    Headmaster in 1972

    Bideford Westcroft County Primary School teacher, Mr Richard Chamings, has been appointed headmaster of Woolsery County Primary School.

    1972 Woolsery School

    Mr Chamings, who is 29, and will take up his new post at the beginning of next month, succeeds Mr C B Griffiths who retired last July. Educated at Barnstaple Grammar School, Mr Chamings trained at King Alfred's College, Winchester, and taught in London and Middlesex before coming to Bideford last year.

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  • Whist Drives And Charity

    Rev. F Courtenay Burrough, Vicar, writes in the current issue of Woolfardisworthy Parish Magazine

    Whist Drives And Charity - 28th March 1916

     

    Rev. F Courtenay Burrough, Vicar, writes in the current issue of Woolfardisworthy Parish Magazine - I have recently felt very distressed at seeing notices about Social Entertainments accompanied by Dancing or Whist Drives. These things are most undesirable at any time but how anyone can be found with so little sense of what is seemly and fitting as to attend such gatherings when our brave men are dying for us by the thousand in France, and suffering untold hardships in the trenches, I utterly fail to understand. To me, it is appallingly hard

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