North Devon Jubilee what’s on guide

Your North Devon Diamond Jubilee events plus the regulars and much more from 31/05/12 to 06/06/12


BINGO: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 7.30pm

COMMUNITY CONCERT: Kick start the Jubilee celebrations, St Brannocks Church, Braunton, 7pm, with Southmead School, organist Martin Bosworth, Braunton Ladies Handball Ringers and the St Brannocks Choir

JUBILEE CONCERT: With Bideford Town Band, free event, Bideford Baptist Church, 7.30pm, evening of music with a patriotic piece ‘or two’

THE BEACON: New tea/coffee, lunch and social sessions, Bishops Tawton Methodist Church, 11am-2pm (lunch 12.30pm), all welcome to drop in, chat, socialise or just read a newspaper, �1.50, to book or for info, call 01271 859334

LUNCH CLUB: The Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 12.30-2.30pm, every week, info 01237 478734

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CROYDE CRAFT MARKET: Village Hall, 9.30am-4.30pm, traders’ info 01271 815258

SOUTH MOLTON STRIDERS: Short walk, meet SM Square 10.30am, info 01769 574827

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Ilfracombe NT CP (SS513 476), 10.30am, Tarka Trail to Lee, seven miles, info 01271 376274 or 863727

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396

AIKIDO: New Aikido club, Bucks Cross Village Hall, 7-9pm for adults, men and women welcome 01237 441527


JUBILEE DISPLAY: Ilfracombe Museum, opening of exhibition showing how the town celebrated in 1953, 10am-5pm

COFFEE MORNING & RAFFLE: Candar Community Centre, Ilfracombe, 10am-12 noon, all welcome

QUIZ NIGHT: Appledore Community & Sports Assn, teams up to six, �1 per person, cash prizes and snowball draw, 8.30pm, all welcome

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

BINGO: Yarnscombe Victory Hall, eyes down 7.45pm

BINGO: Sticklepath School, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, all welcome

GIVE BLOOD: Fremington Village Hall, 1-3.15pm & 5-7.15pm, call 0300 123 23 23 to book appointment

FRIDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL: Any age, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, various activities inc new age curling 1-3pm, �1, drop in for tea & coffee, call 01271 372396 for info

HAPPY CAF�: Friday Lunch Club, The Pavilion, Golf links Road, Westward Ho, 12.30-2 pm, three courses for �4.50, booking essential on 07773 679559. Caf� also open 11am-2.30pm for drinks, light snacks & cakes

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, �2 per session, for anyone who wants to extend their computer knowledge, booking essential on 01271 372396

AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB: Craftihands, Mill St, Bideford, 3.45-5pm, a range of activities inc printing, dyeing, collage, felting, drawing & painting, info 01237 476159

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 2pm, all welcome

BIDEFORD CEILIDH CLUB: Enjoy English folk dancing at Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, all ages welcome info 01237 476632




FAMILY PICNIC: Bradiford House, Pilton, children’s games & stalls, tug-of-war, 12.30-5pm


Jubilee celebrations: In the pannier market and Butchers Row with flag display; children’s workshops and entertainment; majorette displays, 10.30am-3pm.

Blazey’s hog roast: Portobello pub and pannier market.


Ale and Cider Festival: New Inn and Red Lion, runs until Tuesday

Street party: From 3pm with children’s afternoon tea party, treasure hunt, games, barbecue, evening disco, karaoke and cocktails. Prizes for best dressed king or queen and best portrait of the Queen.


Jubilee Ruby Country market: Hatherleigh Market, main hall, food hall and outside, live music & activities, 10am-4pm


1950s disco at Hartland Royal British Legion.


Jubilee beer and music festival, Landmark Green, runs until Tuesday.

Photographic exhibition, Ilfracombe Museum.

Picnic in the Park: Bicclescombe, 11am-5pm

Make the Move Family Fun Day: Landmark Green, 2pm

Jubilee Juke Box Jamboree: Free open air Landmark concert with balloon release, from 7pm.

JUBILEE FARMERS MARKET: Ilfracombe Lantern Centre, 10am-12.30pm, local produce, crafts, refreshments & entertainment


Art exhibition and tea party all week, Baxter Hall.


Family street entertainment: Dartington Crystal, 10.30am and 2.15pm, and the Square, 12noon. Medieval jester, morris dancing and performances by Youth Street Theatre, Streetz dancers and singing group Blaze. Jubilee farmers’ market at 1646 garden from 9am-3pm.

OPEN EVENING: Torridge Vale Social Club, Torrington, barbecue 6pm, country singer Carol ray 9pm


Jubilee concert: Winkleigh Village Hall, 7.30pm.


Football: 10.30am Kids mixed gender five-a-side competition; Men’s 11 Woolacombe Vs Mortehoe 2pm

Jubilee Art Exhibition: Woolacombe Village Hall, hosetd by Art Club and primary school, 10.30am-4.30pm

Concert: Woolacombe Village Hall 7.30pm


BINGO: 1-2-3 Lines Every Game, Kingsley Hall, Westward Ho! Eyes down 7.15pm

BINGO & LINER: Sweb Club, Victoria Road, Barnstaple, 7.30pm, for local charities, all welcome

ADEN VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION: Barnstaple Group Monthly Meeting, Ex-Servicemen’s Club, St George’s Road, Barnstaple, 12noon, info from Dave Gilbody (01271) 377182 or Irene Chivers 815168

VINTAGE RALLY: 20th anniversary of SM Vintage Rally at Combesland Cross (EX36 3NW), Saturday & Sunday, vehicles and steam from yesteryear, plus stalls, sideshows & demonstrations, info 01271 378019/850903 or

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines every game, for the MS Society, eyes down 2.15pm, all welcome

ANNUAL PLANT SALE: West Buckland Parish Hall, 10am-4pm, refreshments, homemade preserves & draw, tables �5, call 01598 760437

HEALING: Instow Parish Hall, Quay Lane, 2-4pm, all welcome

DADS & KIDS DROP IN AND PLAY: Victoria House Children’s Centre, Barnstaple, for families with children under five years-old, play, spend time together & meet other families, 9.30-11.30am first Saturday of each month, info (01271) 321411

CAR BOOT SALE: Bideford Football Club, every Saturday, 8am, free parking, WCs and food

CAR BOOT SALE: Landkey, 1-4pm, sellers 11am, �5 per car, �1 public parking, no dogs on site please

TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION: Living Tree Centre, Paiges Lane, Barnstaple, 10.30-11.45am, info (01392) 876619




Big Jubilee Lunch: Rock Park, 11am, live music, games & more

JUBILEE CARDS: Pilton Church Hall, 2-5pm, what the Jubilee means to the people of Pilton

TREASURE HUNT: Pilton Church Hall, 2-4pm, �1 entry, max two hours, finish with tea


Riverside Court: Street party, from 1.30pm. Bring and share food and drink. Fancy dress and prizes.


Diamond Jubilee civic and village service: St Brannock’s Church, 11am

Street party: Colley Park Road. Mimi McAuley 07985 594203


Party in the Square: Music and games for the children, children’s disco in the parish hall. Also youth versus veterans football and rounders, games, hog roast, barbecue and grand firework display at 10pm.


Capstone Hill: Grand community photo, 12 noon. Gather to the sound of the church bells and spell out EIIR – 2012. Big picnic lunch follows.

Thanksgiving Eucharist: Holy Trinity Church, 10am. Church choir will sing music performed at the Coronation Service 60 years ago


Jubilee celebration: For Kentisbury, Trentishoe and East Down, Kentisbury Village Hall and playing field, 3pm. Bring a picnic, barbecue food, bottle, chairs and rug. Children’s regal fancy dress, face painting, games and sideshows, village tug-of-war. Fireworks 10pm.

Kings Nympton

Thanksgiving service: St James’ Church, 2.30pm. Parish tea in the parish hall at 4pm. Pre-book by emailing


Jubilee week: Art exhibition and tea party, Baxter Hall


Joint Service: Woolacombe Church

The Roving Crows: Five piece Celtic Band, Woolacombe Village Hall, 8pm


BINGO: Appledore Social Club, doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm, all welcome

BIDEFORD SERVICES: St Mary’s Parish Church — 8am Holy Communion; 10am Parish Communion; 7pm Taize, all welcome

ST MARYS AT WINGS: Informal, Friendly Family Service, The Wings Hall, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, 11.15am FARMERS MARKET: Hartland Village Hall, and Farmers’ Caf�, 10am-1pm, local produce stalls, info 01237 441786

VINTAGE RALLY: SM Vintage Rally, Combesland Cross (EX36 3NW), vehicles and steam from yesteryear, plus stalls, sideshows & demonstrations, info 01271 378019/850903

QUIZ NIGHT: For North Devon Cancer Care, Johnny’s Bar, Mill Street, Bideford, 8pm, info 01237 473798

BIDEFORD SALVATION ARMY: Bideford Baptist Church, every Sunday 3-4pm, all welcome

CAR BOOT SALE: Ilfracombe seafront, 9am-3pm, vans �6, cars �5, for Studio Theatre, info 01271 879705

CAR BOOT SALE: Now back at Pottington, Barnstaple, buyers 1-4pm, sellers 11am & �6 per car, �1 parking, no dogs on site

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Exmoor County Gate 10.30am, walk to Porlock, cream tea, bus back, info 01271 376274 or 863727




PRE-SCHOOL JUBILEE PARTY: Appledore Baptist Church, 10am-12 noon, a mornign of ‘making & playing’, all children under five & their families welcome, refreshments, children dressed in royal theme get a commemorative medal


Residents’ street party: Barbecue, bouncy castle and games for all, Ashleigh Crescent, 2.30pm.

1950s TEA PARTY: Pilton House on the lawn with flag raising and music, 2-4pm

FESTIVAL FILM: 1982 film of first Pilton Festival, Pilton Church Hall, 4-5pm, plus 2009 festival film ‘A Day in Summer’


Civic parade: Along the Quay, leaving town hall 3pm. Join the procession in 1950s dress. Ten-cannon salute at Jubilee Square and on to Victoria Park for music from the Bideford Town Band and a family party with entertainment, fairground rides until 8pm.

Jubilee coffee morning: Bideford Bowling Club, bacon rolls & raffle, 9.30am-12 noon,


Braunton Village Fair: Recreation Ground, Exeter Road, 11am-5.30pm.


Davy Park: 50s style fancy dress and children’s games, 2pm. Parade to street party on Fore Street, 3.30pm. Thanksgiving service in the parish church, 6.30pm. Lighting of the beacon, 10pm.


Lovely Jub-lee Big Lunch: Beechfield Playing Field, 1-6pm. Music, dancing, beer tent, stalls and games. Tables provided but bring a chair & food and share old photos of Fremington life on the Memory Wall.


Royal fancy dress parade: Church Street and High Street, 12 noon.

Street party: Fore Street, with music and barbecue, 1pm until late.

Kings Nympton

Jubilee Jazz Evening: Hog roast, bar, draw and beacon lighting. Kings Nympton Parish Hall, 8pm-midnight. Tickets 01769 572414.


SPRING FAYRE: Lee Memorial Hall & meadow, near Ilfracombe, stalls, entertainment, games, light lunches & cream tea from 12 noon, children’s fancy dress (kings & queens), ample parking


Jubilee week: Art exhibition and tea party, Baxter Hall

South Molton

ROYAL FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR: South Molton central car park, 8-10pm, live music, fairground rides, food & drink, culminating in stunning firework display to music

North Molton

JUBILEE JAZZ: Court Hall, North Molton, with the Alan Lewis All stars, from 6.30pm, bring a picnic or barbecue available, advised to bring own seating, tickets �5 at door

Street party: Churchill Crescent, 4pm onwards. Games, party and barbecue. Rose Jury 01769 573504


Torrington Cavaliers: Big Beacon Party with fun and games, entertainment, children’s rides and music, Torrington Rugby Club, from 5pm. Beacon lighting at 10pm followed by fireworks. Free entry


Beacons: Lighting of beacons at Damage Barton, Mortehoe & Potters Hill, Woolacombe, approx 10pm


BINGO: For Bideford FC, Robin’s Nest Social Club, Bideford, 7.15pm, all welcome

GIVE BLOOD: Filleigh Village Hall, 5-7.15pm, call 0300 123 23 23 to book appointment

BARNSTAPLE MALE VOICE CHOIR: Rehearsal, Fremington Primary School, 7.30-9.30pm

US SOCIAL GROUP: For singles, The Panniers, Barnstaple, 8pm, info 01271 830981

BRAUNTON CAMERA CLUB: Meets weekly, details

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Ex-services & Social Club, St Georges Rd, Barnstaple, 8-11pm, beginners & intermediates, info 07817 144292



Bishops Tawton

Village Street Fun Day: Food stalls, cream teas and a children’s bring-and-share buffet from 3pm. Also children’s marching band, bouncy castle, sumo suits, coconut shy, wheelbarrow races, tug-of-war, jujitsu, gymnastic displays and outdoor evening concert.


Jubilee cream tea: Pip and Jim’s Church, 3pm.


Carnival: Official opening of events 12 noon at Mortehoe, picnic, barbecue & attractions. Carnival assembly and judging 2pm, procession to Woolacombe Meadows, where there will be a dog show, bands, tug-of-war, raffle, David Kennard sheepdog display, fireworks


Street party: Cross Street, 11am-3am. Friends and family welcome, just bring a plate of food. Cake baking competition; craft and games tables; red, white and blue dress code with prizes for the best dressed; prize raffle in aid of Harbour; face painting; best decorated house competition. Info 01237 422692.


Jubilee week: Art exhibition and tea party, Baxter Hall


JUBILEE TEA PARTY: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 3-5pm, live music, interactive family entertainment, round of the day with crochet, tea & cake


Traditional afternoon tea: Bring-and buy, raffle, Community Hall, 2.30-3.30pm or 3.30-4.30pm. Booking advisable, tickets from Jan Ashworth on 01237 431941.


COFFEE MORNING & LUNCHES: Lavington Church, Bideford, 10am-1.15pm

BINGO: Bideford & District Angling Club, corner of Honestone Street, eyes down 7.30pm

COFFEE MORNING: Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, meet new friends & chat, activities & facilities to suit all abilities, 10am-12.30pm, all welcome

ROCK POOL RAMBLE: Meet Saunton beach main slipway 12 noon, with Coastwise, free event, U16s to be accompanied, for info/to book place, call Jim Munroe on 01271 882078 or 07889 134466

BINGO: Appledore Football Club, 7.30pm, for ND Hospice, draw & refreshments, all welcome

HEALING: Community Room, above Asda, Atlantic Village, Bideford, 10am-12 noon, new venue & healing team, ask at Customer Services for directions or for info call 01237 471964 or 01805 622883

SEE HEAR CENTRE: Drop in session 9am-5pm, equipment, information & advice for people with sight or hearing loss, at 19a Alexandra Rd, Barnstaple, 01271 373236

FUN & FELLOWSHIP: Bideford Salvation Army, Bideford Baptist Church Upper Hall, 2-3.30pm, all welcome

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT CLUB: Free informal drop in, Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 10am-12 noon, help for anyone seeking work, training or career improvement, info 01271 372396

FREE KNITTING CLUB: Costa Coffee, Barnstaple High Street, new venue for former “Sip ‘n’ Stitch Club”, every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm, all welcome

SCOTTISH DANCE CLASSES: Fremington Village Hall, 7.30pm, no partner needed, 01271 373975

SALSA DANCING: The Old Bus Station, Barnstaple, weekly, 7.30pm, info 07967 893618

TARKA MORRIS MEN: Bideford Amateur Athletics Club, 8pm, new members welcome, 01237 476632

CARD MAKING & CRAFTS CLUB: New club at Northam Leisure Centre, the Square, 7pm, info 01237 423095

BOWLS: Appledore Short Mat Bowling Club, weekly at Appledore Community Hall, 7pm, all welcome


APPLEDORE PIRATES CASH BINGO: Appledore Village Hall. Eyes down 7.15pm

BINGO: Northam Leisure Centre, 1-2-3 lines, 7.15pm

CHARITY BINGO: Royal Exchange, Bple, 7.30pm

WHIST DRIVE: Royal Hotel, Market/Bude Street, Appledore, all welcome, 2.30pm

CONCERT: Bellows & Waves Accordion Orchestra, Emmanuel Church, Ilfracombe, 8.15pm

EXMOOR BORDER MORRIS: Dancing at The Ship Aground, Mortehoe with Ilfracombe Red Petticoats 7.45pm, The Mill, Ossaborough 9pm

RAMBLERS WALK: Meet Muddlebridge lay-by, Fremington 6.30pm, local paths, possibly muddy, two hours info 01271 376274 or 863727

DESIGN WORKSHOPS: Appledore Baptist Church 7.15-8.30pm, use your imagination & enjoy felting, monoprinting, drawing, collage and painting, weekly, info 01237 476159

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS: Whiddon Valley Community Centre, Barton Rd, Barnstaple, 9.45-10.45am & 11am-12 noon, �1 per session, for anyone with little or no computer experience, booking essential on 01271 372396

ATLANTIC JIVE: Modern jive classes, Pollyfield Centre, Bideford, 8-11pm, info 07875 201328

MODERN JIVE: Classes, Roundswell Community Centre, Barnstaple, 7.30-10pm, beginners & intermediates, couples only, info 07817 144292

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