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Welcome to the Community Website for Belstone - a village on the northern edge of Dartmoor in Devon. If you have something to contribute please contact the editors Edwina & Robin Hill editor@belstonevillage.net

Last updated 27-sep-14

BELSTONE NEWS

Belstone Beating the Bounds Film Show - World Premiere!
Director, Cameraman & Projectionist - Chris Walpole

Beating the Bounds on 5 June was an epic once-every-seven-years 14-mile all-day expedition attended by over 150 people which continued a centuries-old tradition in fine style.  There’s a chance to re-live Belstone Beating the Bounds 2014 phot Ian Snellthe day by coming along to the film premiere of the event, at 7.30pm on Saturday 4 October.  If you were there, chances are you’ll be on the big screen – having your head ‘bashed’ on the boundary stone, squelching through a bog, wolfing down a pasty and pint, dodging the traffic on the main road or just enjoying the perambulation with friends.     
Tickets for this wine-and-cheese evening organised by Belstone Commoners cost £5 for adults and £2 for children under 16, and are available on the door or in advance from Ann Norman (01837 840581) or Chris Walpole (01837 840498).  The price includes a free glass of wine.  DVD’s of the film can be ordered on the night.  A cheque for over £800 will also be presented to a representative from Devon Air Ambulance, this being the amount raised by the raffle held at the Bounds supper. 

The Gadget Show - Coming to Community Cafe on Thursday 9th October

Connecting Devon & Somerset has a £1m business and community support programme called "Get up tp Speed" It has been designed to help bridge the digital divide between rural and urban businesses and communities, as well as encourage take up of the new faster broadband service as it rolls out across the counties. The service is delivered by the Cosmic Peninsula Consortium who will be running a free workshop alongside Community Cafe in the Village Hall.
Come along and enjoy a coffee, cake and a chat while you get to grips with the latest gadgets and gizmos such as the Apple iPad, laptops and smartphones. Have a play with them and discover how you can use these devices to their full potential and which device suits you best.

BELSTONE FLU CLINIC: Village Hall 2-4pm Tuesday 21st October.

OKEHAMPTON MEDICAL CENTRE FLU CLINICS
Saturday 11th October 8.30-12 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Saturdays 18th, 25th, October, 8th November BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS ONLY
ALSO SOME BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS DURING THE WEEK

VILLAGE HALL FLU CLINICS 2-4 pm NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY
Tuesday 7th October Exbourne
Tuesday 21st October Belstone
Tuesday 28th October South Zeal
Tuesday 24th NovemberSourton
PATIENTS OVER THE AGE OF 65 ARE ALL ALL ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE FLU VACCINATION.
ALL PATIENTS UNDER 65 WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS SUCH AS HEART FAILURE, DIABETES, RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ETC OR ARE IMMUNO-SUPPRESSED ARE ENCOURAGED TO HAVE A FLU VACCINATION -
VACCINES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR CARERS

 

Illustrated talk: 'Thomas Alva Edison: the Early History of Recorded Sound'

It is hard to think of any industrialist and inventor who had as much influence on modern life as Thomas Edison (1847-1931).  He can be seen as a key figure in the development of film, plastics, cement, and electrical supply, but this talk by North Tawton resident Keith Badman will concentrate mainly on his early years and the development of sound recording.  Keith has been involved in the study of Edison recording and the restoration of early recording machines for over forty years, and his talk will be illustrated by remarkable recordings and machines which are over one hundred years old.

The talk begins at 7.30pm on Saturday 11 October in Belstone Village Hall.  Entry is free, with donations being taken at the end in aid of Hall funds.  Refreshments will be served in the interval.   

Race Night

All the excitement of Ascot, Aintree and Epsom rolled into one comes to Belstone Village Hall at 7pm on Saturday 25 October when Belstone Cricket Club holds another of the popular Race Nights.  Once again Peter Hammond will be rolling the dice and John Moppett will be moving the wooden horses up and down the board – much more fun than TV race nights.  Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for kids under 11 years old – this includes a first drink for free and a hot supper.  There will also be a licensed bar to keep punters sustained during the handicaps, hurdles, flat races and steeplechases.  Tickets available from Peter Hammond on 01837 840234. 

HERE IT IS AGAIN: THE MUCH-SOUGHT-AFTER BELSTONE CALENDAR!

Featuring photos from last year's Photographic Competition - the Belstone calendar 2015, is now on sale at Thursday Cafe and all functions in aid of Belstone Village Hall OR contact Edwina & Robin on 01837840332 edwinarobinhill@btinternet.com. Belstone Calendar

 

Bob a job

Josh's Update: £3,000

Almost there! Josh and his parents, Zoe & Gary, say a big thank you for the overwhelming local support, so far. This is a wonderful opportunity for Josh - an honour to be chosen but also, the experience of setting up and running these fundraising activities plus all the hours he spends doing jobs for others will give him skills to take forward into adulthood.
For those who still don't know, Josh has been selected to represent Devon in the World Scout Jamboree in Japan, 2015 but needs to raise £3,300 for the trip. He has been car washing, log stacking, bag packing, selling cakes, Bob-a-jobbing, leaf sweeping,and Race-Nighting as well as providing cream teas! He is still very grateful for any jobs offered. With just £300 to go the final target is within sight.
If you have any job - no matter how small - that you need him to do for you then contact him on 840434 or email zoehague@hotmail.co.uk.
22/09/14

 

 

Ringing for the WW1 Centenery

WW1 Centenery

On 5th August Belstone Bellringers rang a half muffled quarter peal of call changes for about 40 minutes, to mark the centenery of the outbreak of WW1. This photo was taken by Chris Walpole at about 8.45pm, just after they had finished ringing. The single candle was then extinguished by Michael Ash.  The plaque listing the four Belstone men who died during WW1 is in the central background.
This photo will eventually be added to Chris's "WW1 Excerpts". Follow the link at the top of the right sidebar to read the instalments as they appear.

 

 

Ponies
Summer in Belstone

Why not enter the Belstone Photographic Competition 2014 - open to residents and non-residents

Classes:

Photos can be in digital format, print or transparency but MUST have been taken within the Parish of Belstone or the local environs, between 2nd November 2013 and 1st November 2014. They can be sent to Robin & Edwina throughout the year up to the closing date – 1st November.

 

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