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The Widecombe-in-the-Moor website promotes all aspects of Widecombe and Dartmoor life, past, present and future, for the use of local people, visitors, and all who are interested. Please enjoy exploring the site.
The Friends of Widecombe School Committee are holding a Christmas Fair in aid of Widecombe School on November 30th 2013 from 11.00am-3.00pm at the Church House, Widecombe.
We now have a Community News Page, where items of a local community interest are posted.
The Widecombe Digital Archive is now launched with its first online assets: Indentures , Churchyard Headstones, Tithe Apportionments, Overseers' Accounts and some Churchwardens' Accounts, with more to be added over the next few months.
A great deal of Ann Brockbank's new novel Mr de Sousa's Legacy is set in Widecombe, although it is marketed as a Cornish Love Story. She writes in a similar vein to Santa Montefiore or Rosamunde Pilcher, and takes the reader on a journey, from Cornwall, to Tuscany, to Yorkshire, and to war torn Devon. Her novel spans the decades in an intense and epic love story and is a perfect summer read. It is available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store, and will soon be available in paperback from Amazon and as a 'Local Author' book from Truro Waterstones at the end of August.
If you have trouble travelling to Widecombe by public transport, a new website may help you out. Give www.journeydevon.info a try. In fact it will help you with your travel throughout Devon.
Is Widecombe a ghost town? Daniel Stern and, by now, many in the USA certainly think so. We, of course, know better.
Please Visit the History Group Publications Page to consider buying their publications, including their recent book 'History of Widecombe Fair'. This book is also available from some local shops.
View of Widecombe taken from Tunhill Rocks on a rare sunny day in winter. You can click on the picture for a larger view. See more pictures in Picture of the Month.
This site was last updated on 13th November 2013
If you prefer you can access the old menu below:
Recently Added Items
- 13th.November: History Group Minutes November 2013 13th November: History Group Talk November 2013
- 4th November: Parish Council Minutes October 2013
- 4th November: Parish Council Agenda November 2013
- 11th October: History Group Talk October 2013
- 11th.October: History Group Minutes October 2013
- 30th. September: Parish Council Agenda October 2013
- 14th September: Parish Council Minutes September 2013
- 13th September: History Group Talk September 2013
- 13th. September: History Group Minutes September 2013
- 5th September: Parish Council Agenda September 2013
- 22nd August: History Group Talk August 2013
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There is a wealth of information on this site covering almost all aspects of Widecombe life. Search can be used to look for items that may be of specific interest to you.
For the current weather please click here (and then come back!!): Weather
For more details of Widecombe, click here.
To enjoy a Day Out in and around Widecombe, click here.
If you are thinking of staying in or around Widecombe on holiday, then you must visit the Where To Stay section for the best places to stay in and around Widecombe.
This website provides topical news of what is happening within the Community for the use of us all. If you have anything you would like mentioned then please send us an email.
We would like to express our thanks to our business and accommodation advertisers for their continuing support. If you would like to advertise on this site, please click here for more details.
Don't forget our books and links page. A link has been added to the Devon County Council Monthly Community News Round-up site. This will be updated monthly to the current month's newsletter.
Picture of the Month. Please send us your pictures with a seasonal and Widecombe theme. We will pick the best and publish them here with any comments you might like to add.
History Group. The History Group minutes for October 2013 and November 2013 are now available. The History Group AGM for 2013 can be found here. Click here for October 2013 History Group's talk on Brief History of Parliament and A New MP's Reflections by Mel Sride MP and November 2013 Jane Marchand's talk on The Whitehorse Hill Cist
Anthony (Tony) Beard writes a diary with a very much local slant on the Radio Devon website. Take a look at the latest and then browse to turn some more diary pages.
Nature Notes. Our Nature Notes page records local items of interest concerning wildlife, flora etc etc. Please send us any tit-bits of your own to include on the page. Have a look at : fritillary butterfly or click on the picture on the right for a larger image.
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