‘Scribblings’ raise money for museum

Some of the Sail Loft Scribblers with the new book they have put together to raise money for the mus

Some of the Sail Loft Scribblers with the new book they have put together to raise money for the museum. Pictured are Chris Batstone, Olivia Gallagher, Sonya Moore, Berni Smoczyna and Don Hills. - Credit: Archant

New book of stories and poetry by local writers will help raise funds for Combe Martin Museum.

CREATIVE writers in Combe Martin have put pen to paper to raise money for the village museum with a new book.

Scribbles from the Sail Loft is a collection of original poetry, prose and illustrations which should contain something for everyone.

It is the result of the collective pens and pencils of the Sail Loft Scribblers, a creative writing class run by Petroc lecturer Sonya Moore in the museum’s Sail Loft.

Discover poems of love, loss and legendary village characters, as well as the fears, passions and interests of the writers their overwhelming love for the village and the North Devon countryside.


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Among others, meet Reverend Scrivener and his parishioners, whose lives are entwined in the strawberry fields on the village slopes, learn the fate of the beautiful Morwenna of Kentisbury and meet Shirley the camper van…

With more than a touch of eccentricity, this little gem gives a fascinating glimpse into village life past and present.

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The book was a community project, with publication funded through events held by the group, plus grants from Ilfracombe Round Table, Rotary Club and the North Devon Council Community Fund.

All proceeds from sales of the book will go to Combe Martin Museum. Copies, priced £6.99, are available from the museum on 01271 889031, Tuesday to Thursday, or by emailing info@angelwingspublications.co.uk

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