History Group Minutes February 2018

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Meeting of the Widecombe History Group was held at The Church House, Widecombe, on Wednesday, 7th February 2018
Peter Carrett took the Chair. There were 33 members present, which included two new members.
Apologies:       Paula Stephens, Arthur & Rosemary Wrayford, John & Judy Southcombe, Richard Wells, John Kimber and Dawn Nosworthy, Roger & Ann Claxton. Patrick Garvey
The Minutes of the meeting in January 2018 had been circulated. It was agreed that they should be signed.
Matters Arising    Pig House and Heritage Garden.  David Ashman reported that there had been a lot of activity on the site.  The tree surgery had been completed.  A further bat inspection had taken place and no sign of bats had been found.  The builder had removed and roof and rendering and had now replaced the timbers on the roof.  Usable slates had been saved.  A query was raised last month about a photo shown in project time, which was labelled Mrs D Nosworthy.  It was thought to be Mr Dennis Nosworthy’s wife called Bessie, they lived at Bonehill. The photo was dated 1970.
Forthcoming Events     With the AGM coming up in May, Sue Boustead distributed a form for Nominations for the Committee, which need to be returned by the April meeting.  There will be another Stover lunch on Wednesday, 18th April. There will be a self-drive visit to Lukesland Gardens on 24th April.  Peter and Aileen Carrett are organising a coach trip to Oakham Treasures Museum, near Bristol on  Wednesday, 23rd May.   A visit to Hunts Cider will take place on Thursday, 14th June. Geoffrey Fenton has kindly offered to lead another Nature Walk on Wednesday, 25th July, starting from Venton. Wellies required.  The first “Anthony Picnic” has been arranged for Saturday, 23rd June, at Two Crosses.
Terry’s Teaser.     “Where is Cap Corner?”  Cap Corner is near Blackaton on the road to Postbridge.  Next month’s Teaser is “Where is Kiln Close Lane?”
History As It Happens   An article has been published in the Devonshire Association magazine by Tim Whitten on Early Maps of Widecombe.
Any Other Business  The snowdrops at Huccaby are now in bloom.  A request has been made for a commemorative plaque for Lady Sylvia Sayer to be put in Huccaby Church.  Parishscapes are having a celebration on 10th March when Margaret Phipps will give a small introduction of The Alphabet Book and Terry French will read it in the Devonshire Dialect.
Diary Dates
Wednesday 14th February. Dunstone Chapel Soup and Cake Lunch, 12 noon – 3pm
Tuesday, 6th March. 7-30pm Princetown History Group. WW1 Belgian Refugees in Devon by Ciaran Stoker.
Wednesday, 7th March.10-30am  Coffee Morning at Leusdon Memorial Hall.  10.00–12.00
Wednesday, 7th March. 7-30pm Widecombe History Group. Paul Rendell – The Making of the Film “War Horse”.
Wednesday, 18th April. Lunch at Stover.
Tuesday, 24th April. 2-30pm Visit to Lukesland, Ivybridge.
Wednesday, 23rd May.  Coach trip to Oakham Treasures Museum, near Bristol.
Thursday, 14th June.6-30pm Visit to Hunts Cider.
Saturday, 23rd June. Anthony Picnic.  Two Crosses Car Park. 
Wednesday, 25th July.2-00pm  Nature Walk with Geoffrey Fenton. 

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