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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Thankyou for your help at the Jumble Sale

Jumble Sales are great fun!
The race for bargains. Two customers in a hurry scoot down the red-carpeted aisle on toy scooters
The race for bargains. Two customers in a hurry scoot down the aisle
It took 4 hours to set up and 1 hour to clear up... not counting the clean up after that.
Christmas decorations

boules and vases
pewsful of clothes
Teapots and glassware
indoor rabbit cage. Hamster cages. Toys

pewsful of clothes
Toddler toys
pewsful of clothes and books


pewsful of clothes

pewsful of clothes

pewsful of clothes

pewsful of clothes

toastrack. camping stoves.

cycling helmet. purple boots

toddler toys

toddler toys
suitcase trolley and kitchenalia
Ski trainer

What sumptuous refreshments the ladies of St Paul's Church laid on as usual.
Home-made jam £1.50p. Chocolate Cake. Walnut and coffee cake
Fruit Cake. Flapjack. Apple cake. Bread pudding
Banana loaf. Chocolate cupcakes. Madeleines. Savoury quiches.

Nativity bomboniere

Many thanks to Ann who gave us one of her fabulous bomboniere pieces; decorated with pumpkins and containing Halloween sweets and toys. Here's another of Ann's creations which she has on sale.
Ann also donated a Halloween Lucky Dip. This was a spookily-lit, tub which contained packets of sweets and Halloween toys. The children had to rummage about in the cobwebs underneath a big black spider, to find the prizes.

Christmas cards were on sale, and tickets for the Villages in Action Cosgrave & Banks concert on Friday 11th November, and tickets for the fashion show on Saturday 12th. To enquire about tickets please phone Alison on 890957

There were a few more events on, so we didn't get the usual Starcross crowd, but, thanks to Facebook, we had quite a few folk who had traveled miles. Thankyou to all our customers. We won't have to worry too much about room hire costs, and we've added to our savings for projects such as the Stairs Cross

Many thanks for all the wonderful raffle prizes.

We shared the takings with St Paul's, who generously gave us the lion's share even though it was the people from the Church who did most of the work.
Thankyou to everybody.

£89.40 deposited into our bank account

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

UNEARTH - a project from Villages in Action

What buried treasure is there in Starcross? Villages in Action will UNEARTH the histories of 8 Devon communities, including Starcross. A film about each village will be compiled from archives. Each film will be shown in its village's hall. AND there will be a professional, multi-media production about each place.

Kate Green from Villages in Action, will present the first stage of this Heritage Lottery funded project to the November meet of Starcross History.

Discovering the Hidden Histories of Devon’s Rural Communities
Kate will explain how the Villages in Action project will progress through the year and describe the various elements.  Printouts will summarise.

·       Brentor, Buckfastleigh, Chagford, Colyford&Colyton, Crediton, Rattery, Starcross and Whimple will research and explore their stories, customs and traditions, with a particular focus on their village hall.

·                 The research will be supported by the South West TV and Film Archive and the South West Heritage Trust. There will be a special film night in each village.
·                 Performers and artists will be commissioned to create original multi-media performance pieces to be performed in each hall.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Free exhibition in Exeter Guildhall - Polish 307 Squadron RAF: For your freedom and ours

For Your Freedom and Ours - The Story of 307 Squadron
307 Squadron Project invites you to Exeter’s Guildhall for an exhibition,
14-16 November 2016,
to remember the Polish 307 Squadron that defended the South West of England during the Second World War.
307 Squadron RAF were night-fighters who fought the Luftwaffe over the skies of Britain and prevented Exeter from being totally destroyed during the blitz on the city in 1942.

On Tuesday 15 November, ‘307 Squadron Day’, at 10:00 the Polish flag will be raised over the Guildhall by the Lord Mayor of Exeter. This event has been organised by 307 Squadron Project in conjunction with Exeter City Council.

307 Squadron Project is a British-Polish registered charity established to promote the role and carry out further research on the squadron that were known as the ‘Lwow Eagle Owls’.
The project also promotes cooperation between our nations.

The free exhibition at the Guildhall, which is in both English and Polish, is open:
Monday 14th November 10:00–16:00
Tuesday 15th November 10:00–16:00
Wednesday 16th November 10:00–16:00

There will be a Mass in Polish to remember the airmen of 307 Squadron at
 the Church of The Sacred Heart in Exeter on Sunday 20th November at 14:30 led by the Rector of the PCM Stefan Wylężek.

For more information on the event please contact us at
Yours sincerely,
Andrzej Michalski, Michael Parrott, Marcin Piórkowski
307 Squadron Project
Photos: S.Barrett,T.Adamski.

Polish Night Fighter Squadron 307 in wiki

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Monsieur Brunel entertains at Newton Abbot Museum

Monsieur Brunel (Mk1 and 2) entertain some Victorian Friends at Newton Abbot Museum

Monsieur Brunel (Mk1 and 2) entertain some Victorian Friends at Newton Abbot Museum
Monsieur Brunel (Mk1 and 2) entertain some Victorian Friends at Newton Abbot Museum

Monday, 10 October 2016

Dawlish Warren Railway Carriage Camping for Auction

November 3rd is the date for the auction of the iconic Dawlish Warren Railway Carriage Camping Site. The Price Guide on Zoopla is £125,000 to £175,000
These details are on Zoopla

A truly spectacular opportunity to acquire this rather iconic rail carriage former holiday letting enterprise situated within the renowned tourist hotspot of Dawlish Warren.

The site extends to 0.34 hectares (0.83 acres) and apart from the obvious attraction to commercial investors looking to continue a holiday letting business there will be investors from other sectors who will envisage alternative schemes or uses for the land to include development, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable. Interested applicants are advised to make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority, the Teignbridge District Council: Tel: Website:

Railway Carriages
The eight locomotive carriages, all being individually named after UK city locations, briefly comprise kitchen, living area, bedroom and bathroom facilities comfortable for sleeping six to eight people.

Static Caravan
Kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom.

The site is well defined by fence and hedge boundaries and is predominantly laid to a large gravelled area servicing the carriages.

There are also other hardstanding areas providing plentiful off-street parking as well as some brick-built storage outbuildings which formerly included a launderette and information centre.

Freehold with Vacant Possession

All lots are sold subject to the Common Auction Conditions and Special Conditions of Sale (unless varied by the Sellers Solicitors), together with the Addendum, which will be available on the Auction Day.

Price Information
*Guides are provided as an indication of each Seller's minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures at which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to Auction. Unless stated otherwise, each Lot will be offered subject to a reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the Lot during the Auction). We expect the reserve will be set within the guide range or no more than 10% above a single figure guide. Please check our website regularly at , or contact us on , in order to stay fully informed with the up-to-date information.