History Group Minutes May 2016

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Meeting of the Widecombe History Group was held at The Church House, Widecombe, on  Wednesday, 4th May 2016 after the AGM
Terry French was in the Chair. There were 43 members present and 4 visitors.
Apologies:  Wendy Beard, Patrick Garvey, Derek & Lyn Hext, Ruth Parnell,  Peter & Miho Rennells, Sid & Jo Pontin, Marcia Babington, Rodney Cruze, Rosemary Mortimore, John Walling.
The Minutes of the April 2016 meeting had been circulated and it was agreed that they should be signed.
History Group Lunch
The second History Group lunch will be held on Wednesday, 26th October, at 12.30.
Visit to Britannia Naval College
Marcia Babington was thanked for organising the visit to Britannia Naval College and Dartmouth on 23rd April.  It was an excellent and very interesting day and the weather was good. 
Local Events
Miho is organising another lunch at Dunstone Chapel in aid of charity.  Wednesday, 18th May, 12 noon to 3.00pm.
On Saturday, 4th June, there will be an information day in Widecombe Church House for Moor Than Meets the Eye.  The topics will be the North Hall dig and the Moor Mediaeval project. 
Widecombe Church are organising a Flower Festival to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday on Saturday, 11th June, and through the following week.  Jenny Pascoe asked for volunteers, either groups or individuals, to provide displays.  The theme is Red, White & Blue.  There is a planning meeting being held at the Church on Monday, 16th May, at 6.00pm to which everyone is welcome.  Audrey Mortimore, Mary Pascoe and Ann Claxton volunteered to do a display on behalf of the History Group. There will be a Songs of Praise on Sunday at 6.00pm. 
History Group Barbecue
The History Group will be holding a Barbecue, organised by Peter Carrett, at Leusdon Hall on Saturday, 9th July, 4.00pm – 8.00pm.  Cost will be £5 per person.
History As It Happens
.At present the Church clock is working.
The Cuckoo has arrived and Swifts have been seen in Ashburton.
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday on 21st April 2016.
Terry’s Teaser
“Where is Three Gates?”.  It is near Broadaford and Cator.  The cross roads was gated at one time. 
This month’s teaser is “Where is Rakes Bridge?”
Any Other Business
Margaret asked if anyone would be willing to take on the compilation of the Newsletter following Joanna’s death.  Kirsty Peake agreed to do this.
Project Time
Roger Claxton and David Ashman showed us entries on our website concerning two members of our parish who lost their lives in 1916 – a hundred years ago.  We were able to hear their regimental marches and each entry has a poem read by a member of the Group.  We also saw a selection of items sent in to us, including the design for the Widecombe Sign by Sylvia Sayer. 
The meeting closed at 9.50pm.
Diary Dates:
Wednesday, 1st June.  Coffee Morning at Leusdon Memorial Hall.  10.00-12.00.
Wednesday, 1st June.  Widecombe History Group.  The World’s First National Park by Kirsty Peake.
Saturday, 4th June.  Moor Then Meets The Eye.  Information Day in Widecombe Church House. 2.00pm.
Tuesday, 7th June.  Princetown History Group.  Carvings in Postbridge Church by Helen Wilson.  Meet at 7.00pm at the Village Hall, Postbridge.  
Wednesday, 15th June.  Dunstone Chapel, Soup Lunch and Cakes, 12.00-3.00pm. In aid of charity.
Tuesday, 5th July.  Princetown History Group.  Stone Rows in the Meavy Valley by Dr Sandy Gerrard. Meet at 7.00pm at Sharpitor car park.
Wednesday, 6th July.  Coffee Morning at Leusdon Memorial Hall.  10.00-12.00.
Wednesday, 6th July.  Widecombe History Group.  Simon Dell.  The Bicentenary of Dartmoor Prison.
Saturday, 9th July.  Widecombe History Group Barbecue at Leusdon Hall.  4.00pm to 8.00pm.
Wednesday, 20th July.  Dunstone Chapel, Soup Lunch and Cakes, 12.00-3.00pm. In aid of Charity.
Wednesday, 26th October.  The second Widecombe History Group Lunch.  12.30pm.

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