Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

The Earl of Rone is back this weekend

18:01 20 May 2014

Join the Hobby Horse and friends for The Hunting of the Earl of Rone in Combe Martin this weekend.

Join the Hobby Horse and friends for The Hunting of the Earl of Rone in Combe Martin this weekend.

Archant

Don’t miss Combe Martin’s unique tradition The Hunting of the Earl of Rone during spring bank holiday weekend May 23-26.

The Earl of Rone is in Combe Martin this weekend.The Earl of Rone is in Combe Martin this weekend.

FOUR days of parade, pageant and spectacle take to the streets of Combe Martin this weekend as the Hunting of the Earl of Rone returns.

The unusual festivities start on Friday and end on Monday, with processions of characters, musicians, drummers, ‘grenadiers’ and the elusive ‘Earl’.

On Friday the colourful Hobby Horse, Fool, solders and drummers leave the beach at 7pm and head up the street for a preliminary search for the earl.

On Saturday the primary schoolchildren get to stage their own parade, leaving the school near the seafront at 11am.

The Earl of Rone is in Combe Martin this weekend.The Earl of Rone is in Combe Martin this weekend.

On Sunday, the party spreads its ‘search’ to back streets and byways, leaving Sandaway at 1.30pm.

Finally on Monday evening shortly after 6pm the whole cast, including the now captured Earl, leave the very top of the village and make their way to the sea.

The captive is ‘shot’ several times enroute by ‘firing squad’, before being cast into the sea at sunset.

Partial road closures and traffic delays can be expected while processions are under way. For details visit www.earl-of-rone.org.uk.

Other Entertainment Stories

Fri, 12:33
Catch Fuse ODG at Croyde this June

Main support slots have been announced, with some big acts on the bill.

Read more
Wed, 09:56
February half term in North Devon.

Need some inspiration to keep the children occupied this half term (February 13-21)? Here are our seven top picks to keep you busy in North Devon...

Read more
Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Slave of the Ring (Asha Cartmell) and Aladdin (Elizabeth Hayton). Picture: Julie Wicks Photography

Magical lamp mayhem with Aladdin from Thursday to Saturday, February 18-20

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016
Don't miss the music, entertainment and antics of the LeperFest at Taddiport in Torrington on Saturday, February 1.

Don’t miss the big parade of lepers plus live music at taddiport this Saturday (February 6) from 8.30pm

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016

Events from 04/02/16 to 10/02/16

Read more
Friday, February 5, 2016
KT Tunstall will headline GoldCoast Oceanfest on Sunday, June 19

Big names announced for this year’s GoldCoast Oceanfest at Croyde from June 17-19.

Read more
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Dick Whittington, played by Lucy Bowser and Cat, played by Connor Gould.

Catch Dick Whittington at Kingsley Hall from Friday to Sunday, January 29-31 and Feb 5-7

Read more
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

North Devon events from 28/01/16 to 03/02/16

Read more
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Join Gein's Family Giftshop in Torrington. Picture: Drew Forsyth

Top sketch show at The Plough Arts Centre on Saturday, February 6

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications