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Welcome to Nanny Knight’s Revel 2013. Following the success of the Olympic / Jubilee week last year we have decided to create another week of events for the people of North Tawton. After careful consideration we have decided to recreate an age old event that was last held in North Tawton some one hundred years ago. Our history books tell us that Nanny Knight’s Revel was a time for the whole community to come together. Records tell of Nanny Knight being an old lady who went missing, the people of North Tawton came together and searched high and low only to find her (eventually) safe and well. From that time on Nanny’s family celebrated the event with the Town. In 2013 we will be recreating games that were played as part of the revel almost one hundred years ago. We hope that you will join in the fun and games and make the events in 2013 something that Nanny would be proud of.

Did you know? In Norman times North Tawton was known as Tawetona (Tawland in the Domesday Book). Later, in 1270, it is called Cheping Tauton. The name Tawton means ‘farmstead on the silent water’.

Thursday 16th May The Railway Inn will be holding a quiz evening, 7.30pm start. Friday 17th May The White Hart Inn will be holding a Pool competition , 6pm start. Free entry. Saturday 18th May ‘Local History’ walk, with Dr Jean Shields and Mike Thwaites. Starting time is 2.30pm at St Peter’s Church and finishing with refreshments available, to purchase at the Bay Tree café. The White Hart Inn will be holding a ’Live Music’ night, from 6pm onwards. Sunday 19th May Concert - 2pm in St. Peter’s Church : Stephen Yates Classical Guitar Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May ‘Old Time Music Hall’ performed by ANTS in the Town Hall. 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets from the Post Office. Cost : £ 3.00 adults £ 2.00 (fifteen and under). Thursday 23rd May The White Hart Inn will hold an “open Mic” evening, 8pm start. (a live show where audience members may perform at the microphone) Friday 24th May The Fountain Inn will be holding a Darts competition, starting 7.30 pm.

The place name ‘Nymet’, adapted from Nemet means “the place of the shrine in the wood”. Roman feet once marched in North Tawton. Well, it wasn’t North Tawton back then, it was a settlement they called Nemetestatio – actually a signal station or fort on the main Roman road from Exeter to Cornwall.

Flowers in St. Peter’s Church Please come and view the floral displays over the weekend. Saturday 25th May Events at the Rugby Club Grounds. Races start at 2.30pm. Sports, Inflatables, face painting and more! Grand marquee event (Grand marquee event opens to the public at 2pm) (closing date for marquee entries 11th May - schedule and entry form available from the Post Office). Evening entertainment in the Clubhouse A family Barn Dance with ‘Walter Shortage & Hosepipe Banned’ 7pm to 11pm. Donations at the door to Devon Air Ambulance, and North Tawton Fire Service. Sunday 26th May “Fun in the Park” Combined Church Service with Hatherleigh Silver Band 11 am - 12 noon. Park event. Games, Skateboarding display, OCRA sports activities , Magician, Inflatable assault course, Sumo Suits, Fire Station Open for refreshments and more! 12.00pm - 4pm. Concert 7.30 pm in St Peters Church. Performers Christine & Roger Clevendon Alice Jones Louise Mott Stephen Yates Carol Hughes (Others TBC) Bay Tree refreshments during the interval.

Monday 27th May Football Club 12 noon onwards at the football field. Annual a family football tournament, carboot sale (£5), teas, bbq, bar and refreshments. Youth Club Story Telling with “Raven Tales” 7.30pm (for ages 12 and above)

The Copper Key - Tel: 01837 82357 The Great British Luncheon Menu Monday 27th May, 12 noon to 3 pm To Start: Egg Mayonnaise Traditional prawn cocktail Classic cream of mushroom soup A Choice of Mains: Great British roast beef and Yorkshire pudding Trio of English bangers and mash with onion gravy Freshly battered cod and chips Vegetarian option available on request Homemade Desserts: Classic apple pie and custard Our speciality sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream Smooth and decadent chocolate and brandy mousse ……………….. Main course only: £ 7.00 Two courses: £ 11.00 Three courses: £ 15.00 ……………….. Book early to avoid disappointment

The Official North Tawton Nanny Knight’s Revel Tee Shirts!

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Available at the Post Office (all funds raised go to supporting the Games)

Be sure to get yours and wear it with pride! Various sizes available (including children’s)

From just £ 2.50!

The Coach House North Street North Tawton Devon EX20 2ES

Courtenay Kennels Little Greenslade, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton

Licensed Dog Boarding Kennels Individual Kennels and runs, Central Heating Email Website

Telephone 01837 82298 Mobile 07952 225048

Tel: 01837 89242 Bed & Breakfast Email:

Fun and games at the Olympic and Jubilee event 2012

FORE STREET GARAGE North Tawton 01837 82006 M.O.T. Testing station Servicing and Repairs All makes and models

Official Sponsors of events and activities within the North Tawton Memorial Park

Find Twelve words / names from around North Tawton

Bring your copy to the Rugby Club event on the 25th for entry into the free draw

Tel : 01837 82442

Kirsty’s Kitchen Cakes for all Occasions I produce fantastic cakes for Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, or any other celebrations you wish! Great produce affordable prices. Have a look on my web site CALL 01837 89243

Inside the craft marquee at the Olympic and Jubilee event 2012

Personal Banking - draw out cash and pay-in Now includes Cash Withdrawals for HSBC! Motor Vehicle Licensing - tax your car here! Mobile Top-Ups - swipe cards accepted and vouchers issued for all networks Travel insurance - single trip and annual policies issued Then and there! Foreign Currency - Euros and US$ on demand Postal services - includes 24 hr special delivery and Parcelforce 48 hour Newspapers and Magazines sold, reserved and delivered within the Town. Wide range of stationary and quality gifts including items of local interest. Come and see us soon!

North Tawton Post Office, 4 The Square, North Tawton, Ex20 2ER

Tel/Fax no; (01837) 82241 Where you are always assured of a warm and friendly welcome

Can you SPOT THE DIFFERENCE? (5 changes have been made to the photos things can be added or taken away)

Circle the changes and bring your copy to the Rugby Club event on the 25th for entry into the free draw

We offer repairs and sales to garden machinery of most makes and models. We also provide yearly or bi yearly servicing to your machines to keep them working at their best. In addition to this we also offer welding and fabrication services as well as on farm agricultural machinery and tractor repairs.

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Wishing all those involved with the Nanny Knight’s Revel good luck in the games and contests!

CALL: 0808 168 3408

Fun and games at the Olympic and Jubilee event 2012

North Tawton’s independent grocers Groceries Fresh fruit and veg Local breads Off-licence Local deliveries can be made

Contact Ian or Jacqui

Tai Chi & Chi Gung For Health & Relaxation North Tawton Town Hall Thursday 8.00pm till 9.00pm Call Geoff for details 01837 82587


n Gilletts SPAR North Tawton 6 High Street North Tawton Devon EX20 2HF

01837 82275 Wishing Nanny Knight’s Revel every success.

northtawton pharmacy At the heart of local healthcare

Wishing all those involved with the Nanny Knight’s Revel races and events all the best! Come and enjoy traditional fish & chips freshly cooked to order to take away or eat in our newly refurbished restaurant. Our team of staff are ready to give you an award winning welcome!

Graylings 8b High Street North Tawton EX20 2HF Telephone: 01837 89195

Friends of North Tawton Park. Following the installation of play equipment in the Park we are now establishing a “Friends of North Tawton Park” group to ensure that further funding and resources are available over the coming years. These funds allow us to train people and develop activities and events (such as Nanny Knight’s Revel!) In the Park. If you are interested in being involved with this new incentive please contact Geoff Cawse on 01837 82587 or visit our new web site at

Thank you The Games & Culture Committee would like to thank the following:

North Tawton Town Council North Tawton Town Hall Committee North Tawton Rugby Club North Tawton Football Club North Tawton Park Committee North Tawton Youth Club North Tawton Post Office The Durant Trust The Scouts The Guides The Rangers A.N.T.S The Bay Tree The Fountain Inn The Railway Inn The White Hart The Copper Key The Judges taking part in our Marquee Event The Flower Ladies of St. Peter’s Church St. John’s Ambulance crews Groundworks Community Spaces OCRA Gregory Distribution North Tawton Fire Service Fore Street Garage Gill Tregunna John Shields Woodwork Philip Brown Copper Key Catering Kirsty Tizard Courtenay Kennels North Tawton Pharmacy AGB Services Donalds Mens Wear Abstract of Okehampton Colin & Alison Thornton ARLA All the Parish Churches

Kate & Andrew Thompson Carol Hughes Sonia Hodge Geoff Cawse Nigel Davies Rosemary Davies Matt Jones Sue Knott Hilary Edwards Nick Morgan Andrew Mogford Mark Quick Bridget Kamel Gill Hoggins Jason Ponsford Annette Ponsford Jean Shields Karen Alchin Philip Wagstaff Richard Keast Ruth Harvey Mike Thwaites Special thanks to all the stewards, helpers, and many other townsfolk who have given their time and effort to support this years Nanny Knight’s Revel! Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the details and information provided we ask all readers to check dates, times and prices of events prior to attendance, as these may vary. Further events and activities may be added to the schedule. Certain events may request a donation or entry fee.

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