Regular Coffee Mornings
Friday 21st December - “Community Christmas Event” Lakeside have kindly offered the committee the use of the large room at Roadford and as it was thought the Hub might not be big enough to hold this event their offer has been accepted. Supper and music are included in the ticket price. Because of catering this is a ticket only event, contact John or Anne Worden 01566 784295 for more information or any of the committee members. There will be an update in the December news.
A reminder that if you would like further details on booking and cost of the Hub, please contact Dean or Tanya James on 01566 784609
Visit to the Robey Trust, Tavistock
The Robey Trust are dedicated to the preservation, restoration, operation and display of steam vehicles and other historic engines, especially items manufactured by Robey and Co. The community visit to the Trust was very enjoyable and informative. On a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon we were given a tour by Mr Edwards one of the volunteers who explained to us how the rollers and engines worked and where each machine had been in use. This was followed by tea and cakes, after which some of the smaller engines were put working for the visitors to watch. It was impressive to see how many volunteers there are, many of whom are young men. We were pleased to be able to present the Robey Trust with £100 donation from those who attended.
St Nicholas Church
On Saturday 3rd November Launceston Male Voice Choir will be at the church to give a concert, this will be followed by refreshments in the Hub. Tickets are £6 each, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. Remembrance Service starting on the green at 10.45am on the 11th November.
Sunday 16th December Caribbean Christmas Concert in the church at 6pm followed by refreshments in the Hub.
Monday 24th December – 9 Lessons and Carols in the church at 6pm
As part of the commemoration of 100 years since Armistice Day 1918, Broadwoodwidger Parish Council has erected one of the Royal British Legions soldier silhouettes, on the village green. As we have no war memorial on the green, we intend to use the soldier as the focal point for a time of remembrance at 11am on the 11th of November, when the names of those whom we know of that died and also those who served in both world wars from the Parish will be read out, followed by a two minute silence. This will be followed by a service in the church. Please come along and join us in honouring all those who have served our country.
The Local History Society autumn meetings got off to a good start with a presentation by Kim Baldacchino on “Bratton and Godescote: A local study” Kim specializes in the history of Bratton Clovelly, part of the parish of Broadwoodwidger used to be within the boundaries of Bratton. Kim is an excellent speaker and we were pleased to see the Hub full for this event. It has certainly given us lots to think about and plan for the future. The next meeting will be held on Monday 15th October 7pm at the Hub, when the presentation will be given by a National Trust ranger on “Lydford George”, hope you can join us.
You don’t have to be a history buff to join us, we are a friendly crowd of people enjoying a varied programme of talks and in the summer visits, non-members are welcome to our talks.Find out more about Broadwoodwidger Local History Group...
The WI started its winter programme in September with a business meeting at the Hub, unfortunately the speaker for the evening did not arrive, but in true WI spirit one of the members offered to speak and general conversation followed on the chosen subject. Indeed at the end of the meeting it was a case of “what speaker”! Plans are almost complete for the 70th anniversary of the WI which will be held on the 17th October, we hear invitations have been sent and the plans include a 1948 style tea and entertainment.Find out more about Broadwoodwidger Womens Institute...