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Your complete DIARY of EVENTS for the Sid Valley The

including Sidmouth, Sidford and Sidbury

SIDMOUTH DIARY JAN - MAR 2014

The Community Magazine for the Sid Valley

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Editor’s Letter Welcome to the NEW winter edition of the Sidmouth Diary. Here in Sidmouth, there has always been a great community spirit apparent and the town is renowned for its warm and friendly atmosphere. We are introducing two NEW features in this issue called ‘Sidmouth People’ and ‘The Sidmouth Diary Community Interview’ in which we visit local people and organisations across the Sid Valley. In this issue we meet James McLean and ‘Fenn the smiling dog’ at Sidmouth Pet Shop, and the ladies running Sidmouth Voluntary Services at Twyford House. If you’re not yet aware, there has been a fundamental change to the Sidmouth Diary that means every organisation, be it a club, society, charity, business, etc, can get their events into the next issue of The Sidmouth Diary magazine in an easy, transparent way, so that the Sidmouth Diary is exactly that - a diary of all events for the Sid Valley. For instance, at the start of the events section in this issue, you can see Sid Valley events in chronological order. This is then followed by East Devon events. How do I get my organisation’s events

into the next Sidmouth Diary, you may ask? It’s extremely easy, just go to the eastdevonhub .co.uk website and login as your organisation and then add your events, it’s that easy. What’s great is that you can get your organisation’s events on the Hub and also in The Sidmouth Diary through this single, easy process. At the last count, there were 171 Sid Valley organisations (clubs. societies, charities) already registered on the East Devon Hub website, so we can keep you informed pretty much, of everything going on. This service is totally free to use and available 24/7. If your organisation isn’t registered, just Google East Devon Hub, then go to the register menu option, fill out the form and submit. We’ll let you know when you’re all set up to add events. Get fit and earn money! We are on the lookout for distributors to help us deliver the Diary magazines to houses and businesses across the Sid Valley and Lower Otter Valley. If you are interested or know anyone who might be then give us a call. Happy New Year. J. Ingles Cover picture: East Hill Strip - N. Jones

Readers - All correspondence to email: jingles@sidmouthdiary.co.uk Advertisers - To contact us please email: jingles@sidmouthdiary.co.uk or call 513383 (if you have Club or Society details, we cannot accept them over the telephone, but please register for free on www.eastdevonhub.co.uk). Distribution by Royal Mail door-to-door delivery service to 7,700 residential and business addresses in the Sid valley. We also distribute another 200 in the area. We also have a sister publication The BUDLEIGH DIARY

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CATERING VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

ON NOW UNTIL... THE PANTOMIME, ALADDIN

Until 04 Jan - Traditional family pantomime directed by Heather Hodge, Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth. WINTER SOLSTICE EXHIBITION

Until 06 Jan - Selected Devon Artists display new works, East Devon Art, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth, 11.00am. COMMITTEE WORK VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth.

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. ART & CRAFT VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. ANIMAL VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. ADMIN VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth

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Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. RETAIL VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering Opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. OUTDOOR ACTIVITY VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. CHILD RELATED VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth.

GARDENING VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering vacancies through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. HELP IN THE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

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Sidmouth Voluntary Services Our day centre provides for anyone over 60 that wishes to drop in for friendship, chat and refreshments Lunches provided at low prices. Rooms for hire from £6 per session. SVS Transport Service for senior & senior disabled citizens. Our 3 minibuses with wheelchair lifts are used for shopping & ferrying people to lunches at Twyford House. A voluntary car service is also available to take our users to and from hospitals, dentist, physio-clinics, etc - call 01395 512221 The Transport Office is open 9.00-11.30, Monday to Friday. Please leave an answer phone message outside this time.

Tel: (01395) 515063

Twyford House, Coburg Rd, Sidmouth through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. DRIVING VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering vacancies through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. COUNSELLING VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan Volunteering opportunities with Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. COMPUTER RELATED VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Until 28 Jan -

Volunteering opportunities through Sidmouth Help Link, Mill Street, Sidmouth. January BUS STOP CAFE AT THE BLACK HORSE, SIDMOUTH

03 Jan - Bus Stop Cafe bring their unique blend of Rock and Pop to the Black Horse, Bus Stop Cafe, The Black Horse, Sidmouth, 9.05pm. SID VALE PROBUS CLUB

07 Jan - ‘A Pensioner’s Adventures on the Amazon’

a talk by Joyce West, Sid Vale Probus Club, The Blue Ball, Sidmouth, 10.30am. DANCING FOR CHARITY, TUITION AND SOCIAL

08 Jan - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm. WATERCOLOUR

08 Jan to 02 Apr - A weekly class on learning how to paint in watercolour, East Devon Art, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth, 1.25pm. PORTRAIT /FIGURE DRAWING AND PAINTING

08 Jan to 02 Apr - Learn how to draw and paint from a clothed model, East Devon Art, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth, 9.00am. ANTIQUES VALUATION DAYS

09 Jan to 30 Jan Four antiques valuation Thursdays in January by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, 2.00pm.

DANCE/MUSIC NIGHT

10 Jan - Dance/Music Night, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 8.15pm. PAINTING IN OILS AND ACYLICS

10 Jan to 04 Apr - A weekly class where you will learn how to paint in oils and acrylics, East Devon Art, The Venture Hall, Sidmouth, 1.00am.

POETRY PLEASE! THE OLD MEETING

14 Jan - Poetry Please! The old meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Sidmouth Poetry Please, Leigh Brown Room, Sidmouth, 2.00pm. SID VALE ASSOCIATION TALK

15 Jan - “Sidmouth 150 years ago in Pictures” Speaker: Dr Nigel Hyman, Sid Vale Association, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, 2.30pm.

DANCING FOR CHARITY, TUITION AND SOCIAL

15 Jan - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING.

18 Jan - Theatre musical, Manor Pavilion Theatre & Arts Centre, Manor Road, Sidmouth.

KENNAWAY JAZZ CLUB LAUNCH

19 Jan - Jazz pianist Craig Milverton & tenor saxophonist Martin Dale gig. Tickets £10, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, 2.00pm. SID VALE PROBUS CLUB

21 Jan - ‘A Boy on the Farm’ - a talk by Spence Kingdom, Sid Vale Probus Club, The Blue Ball, Sidmouth, 10.30am.

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Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

22 Jan - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

ACRYLIC AND OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP

ART DEMONSTRATION GIVEN BY EMMA CARTER

22 Jan - Art Demonstration- Sidmouth Art Society, Sidmouth Society of Artists, The Arts Centre, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

30 Jan - Acrylic and oil painting. Suitable for all levels. £25, East Devon Art, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth, 10.00am. February

FABRIC ROADSHOW

03 Feb - Fabric Sale in conjunction with Doughty’s of Hereford, Sidmouth Patchers and Quilters, St John’s Hall, Sidmouth, 10.30am.

DANCING FOR CHARITY, TUITION AND SOCIAL

29 Jan - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition,

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04 Feb - ‘The Life of Admiral Cochran’ - a talk by Dr Malcolm Burge, Sid Vale Probus Club, The Blue Ball, Sidmouth, 10.30am. DANCING FOR CHARITY, TUITION AND SOCIAL

05 Feb - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm. TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

10 Feb to 07 Mar Trinity College CertTESOL course. Learn to teach English as a Foreign Language, Sidmouth

International School, Sidmouth International School, Sidmouth, 9.00am. POETRY PLEASE! THE OLD MEETING

11 Feb - Poetry Please! The old meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Sidmouth Poetry Please, Leigh Brown Room, Sidmouth, 2.00pm. DANCING FOR CHARITY, TUITION AND SOCIAL

12 Feb - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

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PAINTING IN INKS WORKSHOP

Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

13 Feb - Learn how to use liquid, solid and powered inks. Materials provided. £20, East Devon Art, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth, 10.00am.

SID VALE ASSOCIATION TALK

19 Feb - “Extraordinary Stories from an Ordinary Life” Speaker: Iris R Jones-Simantel, Sid Vale Association, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, 2.30pm.

DANCE/MUSIC NIGHT

14 Feb - Dance/Music Night, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 8.15pm.

DANCING FOR CHARITY, TUITION AND SOCIAL

26 Feb - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition, Dancing for Charity, Sidmouth Conservative Club, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

SID VALE PROBUS CLUB

18 Feb - ‘Tour of Battle Sites - Anglo Zulu Wars’ a talk by Brian Porch, Sid Vale Probus Club, The Blue Ball, Sidmouth, 10.30am. DANCING FOR CHARITY, TUITION AND SOCIAL

19 Feb - Dancing for Charity. Ballroom and Sequence with Tuition, Dancing for Charity, JAN to MAR 14

ART DEMONSTRATION - JONATHAN LINCOLNGORDON

26 Feb - Sidmouth Art Society - Art Demonstration, Sidmouth Society of Artists, The Arts Centre, Sidmouth, 7.00pm.

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March CONCERT - “STRINGS & SONGS”

01 Mar - Misty Roses headline with young up & coming local artists & pupils of guitar a, Misty Roses Duo, United Reformed Church, Sidmouth, 7.30pm. SID VALE PROBUS CLUB

04 Mar - ‘A Life of Crime’ - a talk by Peter Boef, Sid Vale Probus Club, The Blue Ball, Sidmouth, 10.30am. POETRY PLEASE! THE OLD MEETING

SID VALE PROBUS CLUB

18 Mar - ‘Lets Go to the Fair’ - a talk by David Baldock, Sid Vale Probus Club, The Blue Ball, Sidmouth, 10.30am. SID VALE ASSOCIATION TALK

19 Mar - “A History of The Knowle” Speakers: Rab & Christine Barnard, Sid Vale Association, Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, 2.30pm. ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

22 Mar - Isca Ensemble Spring Orchestral Concert, ISCA Ensemble, Sidmouth Parish Church, Sidmouth.

11 Mar - Poetry Please! The old meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month, Sidmouth Poetry Please, Leigh Brown Room, Sidmouth, 2.00pm. EAST DEVON EVENTS OVERLEAF

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their new 2014 Spring Ballet, Exeter Corn Exchange, Corn Exchange, Exeter, 7.30pm.

BALLET JEWELS (LIVE STREAMING BOLSHOI BALLET)

GOLDEN AGE (LIVE STREAMING FROM THE BOLSHOI)

19 Jan - Jewels (live streaming Bolshoi Ballet), The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton, 4.00pm.

30 Mar - Golden Age (live streaming from the Bolshoi), The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton, 4.00pm.

BOLSHOI: JEWELS

19 Jan - Season of live broadcasts of ballet from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Exeter Picture House, 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter, 3.00pm. LOST ILLUSIONS (LIVE STREAMING BOLSHOI BALLET

02 Feb - Lost Illusions (Live Streaming Bolshoi Ballet), The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton, 4.00pm.

BOLSHOI: THE GOLDEN AGE

30 Mar - Season of live broadcasts of ballet from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Exeter Picture House, 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter, 4.00pm. CHILDREN

THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MR BENN

BOLSHOI: LOST ILLUSIONS

02 Feb - Season of live broadcasts of ballet from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Exeter Picture House, 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter, 3.00pm. VIENNA FESTIVAL BALLET: CINDERELLA

12 Mar - Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present JAN to MAR 14

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Until 04 Jan - Full of catchy songs and astounding magic for everyone aged 4 to 104, Northcott Theatre, Stocker Rd, Exeter. PIRATE WORKSHOPS $

Until 04 Jan - Pirate workshops before/after seeing the show - a variety of fun & activities, Exeter Phoenix, Brandninch Place, Exeter.

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Until 05 Jan - Snowmen are hiding at Escot. Join our Snowman Hunt to find them!, Escot Park and Gardens, Parklands Farm, Ottery St Mary, 10.00am. CLASSICAL MUSIC JOHANN STRAUSS GALA

02 Jan - New Year Viennese Gala with Gunter Bauer-Schenk & Fiona Murphy, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Great Hall, Exeter, 7.30pm.

JOSEPH TONG & WAKA HASEGAWA - PIANO 4 HANDS

Kees Bakels Conducts Ronald Brautigam, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Great Hall, Exeter, 7.30pm. HEROES & SUPERHEROES

13 Feb - More music from the movies: Robin Hood,The Magnificent Seven,The Incredibles, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Great Hall, Exeter, 7.30pm. JONATHAN DORMAND CELLO

20 Feb - Sonatas by Brahms and Poulenc with pianist, Marisa Gupta, Seaton Music, Seaton Town Hall, Seaton, 7.30pm. BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH

09 Jan - Local composer Gordon Langford features in the programme of this popular duo, Seaton Music, Seaton Town Hall, Seaton, 7.30pm.

27 Feb - Rui Pinheiro and Jennifer Pike, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Great Hall, Exeter, 7.30pm.

MENDELSSOHN ELIJAH

08 Mar - Joint concert with Exeter Sympony Orchestra. Proceeds to Army Benevolent Fund, Exeter Philharmonic Choir, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, 7.30pm.

BEETHOVEN’S EROICA

13 Mar - One of the UK’s most highly respected

18 Jan - Exmouth Choral Society will perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah on Saturday evening, Exmouth Choral Society, Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth, 7.30pm.

31 Jan - Beethoven’s Eroica.

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 9

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quartets performs Haydn, Borodin & Ravel, Seaton Music, Seaton Town Hall, Seaton, 7.30pm.

Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Budleigh Film Society, Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton.

TRPCESKI PLAYS CHOPIN

THREE WALLS (MEMBERSHIP OPEN TO EVERYONE)

13 Mar - Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Great Hall, Exeter, 7.30pm.

05 Mar - Film starring: Naseerudin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla, Budleigh Film Society, Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton.

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08 Jan - Film starring Luis Tosar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri, Budleigh Film Society, Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton.

ANNA KARENINA

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22 Jan - Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton, 7.30pm. SIX SADDLES CYCLE EVENT

25 Jan - An ambitious sequel to 2013’s very successful Six On Saddles cycle event, Otter Nurseries (OSM), Gosford Road, Ottery St Mary.

CASH BINGO

19 Feb - BUDLEIGH DIARY, Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, Public hall, Budleigh Salterton, 7.30pm. Social Group CLUB WELFARE & SOCIAL MEETING

Deer Park Country House Hotel, Honiton, 7.30pm. SEATON LION’S ANNIVERSARY DINNER

21 Feb - Seaton Lions 30th Charter Anniversary Dinner, Seaton & District Lions Club, Dolphin Hotel, Beer.

28 Jan - Tuesday evening social meeting, Honiton & District Lions Club, The

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Saturday 8th March 2014 10am – 1pm

“ One of the 25 schools you should have heard of ” Country Life Magazine Autumn 2013

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CRAFT DAYS AT DALWOOD

CRAFT

28 Mar - Crafting for the Love of it, Dalwood Craft Day, Tuckers Arms, Axminster, 10.30am.

CRAFT 4 CRAFTERS $

30 Jan to 01 Feb - A great day out where all things are creative, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, 10.00am.

EQUINE

CRAFT DAYS AT DALWOOD

AFFILIATED BRITISH DRESSAGE

31 Jan - Crafting for the Love of it, Dalwood Craft Day, Tuckers Arms, Axminster, 10.30am.

18 Jan to 19 Jan - Public Equestrian event. Check website for times & latest information, Bicton College, Bicton College, East Budleigh.

CRAFT DAYS AT DALWOOD

28 Feb - Crafting for the Love of it, Dalwood Craft Day, Tuckers Arms, Axminster, 10.30am.

AFFILIATED BRITISH DRESSAGE

01 Feb to 02 Feb Public Equestrian event.

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Check website for times & latest information, Bicton College, Bicton College, East Budleigh.

West people, Royal Albert Memorial Museum RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter, 10.00am.

AFFILIATED BRITISH DRESSAGE

WEST COUNTRY TO WORLD’S END $

01 Mar to 02 Mar Public Equestrian event. Check website for times & latest information, Bicton College, Bicton College, East Budleigh.

02 Jan to 03 Mar - RAMM tell the story of the evocative period of the Tudor age in the South West, RAMM Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter, 10.00am. BILL DOUGLAS CENTRE

MARKETS Farmers & Country BUDLEIGH SALTERTON FARMERS MARKET

31 Jan - Held last Friday of every month 9am - 1pm Rolle Mews Car Park, Budleigh, Clinton Devon Estates, Rolle Mews Car Park, Budleigh Salterton, 9.00am. HERITAGE QUAY HOUSE VISITOR CENTRE

02 Jan to 28 Mar Museum dedicated to the History of Cinema and Popular Culture. Open week days, Bill Douglas Centre, The Old Library, Exeter. OPERA RUSALKA, BEAMED LIVE FROM NEW YORK MET OPERA

08 Feb - Opera by Dvorak beamed live to the Picture House, Exeter Picture House, 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter. PRINCE IGOR

Until 29 Jan - Discover the history and development of the Quayside. Open weekends only, Quay House Visitor Centre, 46, Exeter.

02 Mar - Prince Igor (Opera) music by Borodin, The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton, 4.00pm.

WEST COUNTRY TO WORLD’S END

WERTHER, BEAMED LIVE FROM NEW YORK MET OPERA

Until 02 Mar - Celebrating the spirit of adventure and enterprise of South

15 Mar - New production of Massenet’s opera,

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Werther, Exeter Picture House, 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter. SHOWS TOPSHAM FILM SOCIETY

03 Jan - Hyde Park on Hudson, Topsham Film Society, Matthews Hall, Topsham, 7.30pm.

THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS - LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT

28 Jan - A whirlwind journey through plague ridden London up to the great fire of 1666, Exeter Corn Exchange, Corn Exchange, Exeter, 7.30pm. ROBIN COUSINS’ ICE $

19 Feb to 23 Feb - Speed, style, glamour and grace: skating like you’ve never seen before, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter. THE BIG CAKE SHOW $

28 Mar to 30 Mar - Baking extravaganza with baking celebrities from across the UK, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter. SPORT MUD AND SWEAT MTB NAVIGATION EVENT

05 Jan - Mud and Sweat, Mountain Bike Navigation (MBO) Event - The Turkey Burner!, Mud and Sweat, Woodbury Common, Exeter, 8.00am. THEATRE Musicals MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

15 Jan - Merrily we roll along (musical) on the Gateway big screen. (times & priceTBA), The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton. JAN to MAR 14

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Until 04 Jan - Sensational songs, dazzling dance routines and a live band. Purr-fect treat, Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter. Plays PANTOMIME: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

10 to 11 Jan - Pantomime at West Hill! Wonder Productions ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, West Hill Village Hall, Beech Park, West Hill, 7.00pm JANE EYRE

Until 11 Jan - Passionate and romantic drama for Christmas and the New Year, Cygnet Theatre, Address, Exeter. JACK & THE BEANSTALK

11 Jan - Budleigh Salterton Carnival Club, Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton, 7.30pm. PRESENTS “RED” OUR ANNUAL PANTOMIME

15 Jan to 18 Jan - Follow the story of Red, the wolf and the piggies in our new pantomime, Ottery Community Theatre, The Institute, Ottery St Mary, 7.30pm. ROBIN HOOD

24 Jan to 25 Jan Pantomime in aid of the cancer charity Force, Budleigh Buddies, The Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton. NOEL COWARD

19 Feb - Private Lives (Noel Coward) on the Gateway big screen, The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton. WARHORSE (NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE)

27 Feb - Warhorse, this powerfully moving drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness, The Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton, 7.00pm.

WATERS OF THE MOON

03 Mar to 07 Mar - A drama set in an hotel on Dartmoor in 1950. MonFri pm & Matinee Sat 2.30pm, Salterton Drama Club, Salterton Playhouse, Budleigh Salterton, 7.30pm. WILDLIFE MILLING AT CRICKLEPIT

VOLUNTEERING VOLUNTEER ROLES

Until 12 Feb - An opportunity to work with these magnificent birds of prey, Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre, Westdown Lane, Exmouth. HOME-START VOLUNTEER PREPARATION COURSE

10 Jan - Watch local history come alive at DWT’s headquarters, Devon Wildlife Trust, Cricklepit Mill, Exeter, 10.00am.

Until 24 Feb - Supporting families in East Devon, Home Start Exeter & Devon, 149/151 Beacon Lane, Exeter.

BIRD WATCHING

Until 01 Mar - Support us. There are many ways you can get involved, Devon Wildlife Trust, Cricklepit Mill, Exeter.

18 Jan - Bird watching organised by Exmouth and Bystock DWT Local Group, Devon Wildlife Trust, Mudbank Lane, Exmouth, 10.00am.

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Exhibitions & Workshops in East Devon AXMINSTER ARTS SOCIETY & DALWOOD SPINNERS

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Until 04 Jan - Axminster Arts Society exhibition: “At Home” and gifts by Dalwood Spinners, Axminster Arts Cafe, The Axminster Arts Cafe, Axminster, 9.00am.

Until 26 Jan - A fascinating journey across the boundaries between fine art and illustration, Lyme Regis ArtsFest, Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis, 11.00am.

AT HOME: THEMED EXHIBITION

Until 26 Jan - Approaching the 100th anniversary of WW1, Brook Gallery turns its attention to, Brook Gallery, Foreshore House, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

Until 05 Jan - Axminster Art Society’s Autumn Exhibition, Axminster Art Society, Axminster Arts Cafe, Axminster.

STILL LIFE PAINTING DAY 11 Jan - Everyone welcome. Very informal. Tea/coffee included.Bring your own lunch, Honiton Art Society, St John Ambulance Hall, Honiton, 10.00am.

FARMYARD ANIMALS IN ACRYLICS WITH CHRIS JONES 13 Jan - Honiton Art Society Monthly Meeting, Honiton Art Society, Awliscombe Village Hall, Honiton, 2.00pm.

SIMPLE WAYS TO PAINT BEACH SCENES 14 Jan - Learn to Paint Attractive Watercolours with Graham W Fleet at West Hill EX11, Graham Fleet, West Hill Village Hall, Ottery St Mary, 10.00am.

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Spring Exhibition

15 to 23 Feb - Selected West Country artists display their latest works. Spring exhibition also open at weekends from 23 Feb to 16 Mar. Art tuition available throughout the year. A selection of work may be viewed on-line at www.eastdevonart.co.uk

STILL LIFE PAINTING DAY 08 Feb - Everyone welcome. Very informal.Tea/coffee included.Bring your own lunch, Honiton Art Society, St John Ambulance Hall, Honiton, 10.00am.

George Hutchinson- ‘Sidmouth’

DEGREES OF ANIMATION 18 Jan to 01 Mar - Our first exhibition of 2014 in partnership with Animated Exeter, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton.

Neil Hampson - ‘Sidmouth Seafront’

STILL LIFE PAINTING DAY 08 Mar - Everyone welcome. Very informal.Tea/coffee included.Bring your own lunch, Honiton Art Society, St John Ambulance Hall, Honiton, 10.00am.

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Ann Blockley Tina Stokes Tina Morgan Mike Bernard Charlie O’Sullivan Peter Barker

Catherine Osbond - ‘White Hat’

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Children’s Activities & things to do

ACTION Adrenaline Games - paintball, next to Crealy, Exeter 01395 233404. Go Ape - high wire forest adventure at Haldon Forest, Exeter. 0845 643 2034.

Quad World - All terrain off-road fun near

Cullompton 01392 881313.

Race World - Indoor karting, minimum age. Near Crealy, Exeter 01395 233397. Saddles & Paddles - cycle and canoe hire at Exeter Quay. 01392 424241.

Waterfront Sports - bodyboarding, surfing, kayaking, tuition. Exmouth. 01395 443464.

ADVENTURE PARKS Becky Falls - scenic walks, animals, kids activities. Dartmoor. 01647 221259.

Crealy - rides, indoor slides, animals, cafe. 01395 233200 East of M5 J30.

Escot - parkland, animals, restaurant. Nr

Ottery St. Mary. 01404 822188.

Trago Mills - Miniature railway, indoor

eastdevonhub.co.uk CREATIVE Ark Pottery - potters wheel, pottery parties. Book in advance. Cream teas available (in fine weather) in the beautiful garden of their C 16th Devon longhouse - a must do outing! Tel 01404 812628. Honiton Pottery - parties, baby feet & hand prints, classes, refreshments. 01404 42106.

Spacex Gallery - Art clubs also half-term

kids workshops on range of media. Exeter. 01392 431786.

MISCELLANEOUS Babbacombe Model Village - Britain’s largest model village. Torquay. 01803 315315.

Beer Quarry Caves - 01297 680282.

RAILWAYS Exmouth Model Railway - 00 gauge - A delight to ride on - 01395 278383

model railway, adventure park, shopping also. Nr Newton Abbot. 01626 821111.

South Devon Railway - steam train 7 miles

Woodlands - Mainly rides. Nr Dartmouth.

Paignton & Dartmouth - steam railway

01803 712598.

alongside the river Dart. 01803 555872.

World of Country Life - open April to end

Pecorama - 01297 21542. Seaton Tramway - 01297 20375. Trago Mills - small gauge steam railway. Nr

October 01395 274533.

INDOORS. Dinosaurland Fossil Museum - independ-

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Exeter’s Underground Passages - 14-15th Century passage. Age restriction for under 5’s. 01392 665887.

of track. Buckfastleigh. 0845 345 1420.

Newton Abbot. 01626 821111.

West Somerset - Steam train running from nr Taunton to Minehead. 01643 704996.

ZOO / ANIMALS

Fleet Air Museum - extensive naval avia-

Dartmoor Zoological Park - Largest collection of big cats in SW. 01752 837645.

Haynes Motor Museum - UK’s greatest

01395 573097.

tion museum. Yeovilton. 01935 840565.

collection, over 350 cars & bikes. Yeovil. 01963 440804.

The Donkey Sanctuary - all things donkey. Living Coasts - Coastal zoo. Torquay. 01803 202470.

National Marine Aquarium - all things

Pennywell Farm - award winning farm

Plymouth Pavilions - ice skating and also

Paignton Zoo - 01803 697500.

fish. 01752 600 301.

a swimming pool with water slide. 0845 146 1460.

activity park. Buckfastleigh 01364 642023.

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Local historian Ted Gosling looks back in time The Philpots and Mary Anning by Ted Gosling

For the majority of people who visit the West Country the image of Lyme Regis is conjured up by two ladies. Meryl Streep standing on the windswept Cobb, when she gave that memorable performance as Sarah Woodruff in the film “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”, is one. The other, of course, is Mary Anning wearing her bonnet, with a basket under her arm, collecting fossils. Miss Anning (1799-1847), the fossil woman, lived in Broad Street and was the eldest child of Richard Anning, a carpenter and Dissenter of Lyme Regis. Although she made many important discoveries and helped her brother in the digging out of the first complete ichthyosaur, it would be stretching our imagination to call her one of the first women scientists; a title given to her in recent months. About this time both well-known and obscure fossil collectors visited Lyme Regis and, although many of them found their main attraction in the fossil shop of Mary Anning and her mother, there were many others for whom the first interest was to examine the fossil collection or museum belonging to the Miss Philpots. Who were these Philpots? A familiar name to our museum Geologist, Geoff Marshall, but I suspect a complete mystery to those of you brought up with the romantic story of Mary Anning. John Philpot was a solicitor practising in London. In about 1805 he took a house at Lyme Regis for his four sisters. Three of them, Mary (1777-1838), Margaret (?-1845) and Elizabeth (1780-1857), settled there for life at Marley Cottage, number 1 Silver Street, which is now the Mariners Hotel. They soon began collecting fossils, and the youngest of the sisters, Elizabeth became the expert in this field. The sisters also took on a young protégée who was one day, rather unfairly, to become much more

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Broad Street, Lyme Regis - where Mary Anning lived

celebrated than they were. This was, of course, local girl Mary Anning and, although the achievements of Miss Anning in her own right are remarkable, it was the Philpot sisters, which shrewdness and patience, formed a collection of local fossils that became famous throughout Europe and is now one of the pride of the Oxford University collection. The Philpots moved in a small circle of intelligent geologists who came to visit Lyme Regis at the time. To present day geologists they read like a Roll of Honour: Rev William Conybeare (1787-1857): James Sowerby, famous for his books ‘Mineral Conchology and British Mineralogy; a book now fetching in excess of £6000 in book auctions: Professor William Buckland (1784-1856), born at Axminster, who wrote a prize-winning paper for the Royal Society

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Local historian Ted Gosling looks back in time

One of many illustrations depicting a solitary figure, presumed to be Mary Anning on a outing, scouring the shoreline for fossils

Fossil exhibits at Seaton Museum. Lyme Regis also has a fine collection of fossils. The curator is the author of this editorial

and published in book form as ‘Reiquiae Diluvianae’; Professor Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1801-1873); Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871); Professor Adam Sedgewich (1785-1873); Sir Charles Lyell (17961875); Henry Thomas De La Beche (pronounced Beach), and many others visited the town. I wonder what they would have thought of the claims to be the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, from every town from Exmouth to Swanage.

The fossil collection of the Miss Philpots consists of about 400 specimens, mainly from the Lower Lias of Lyme and Charmouth. It was compiled during the first part of the 19th century during which time it was studied by the various prominent paleontologists. On the death of the youngest sister, Elizabeth Philpot, the collection passed to a nephew, John Philpot and in 1880 it was presented to Oxford University by his widow.

Buckland, known for his humour and eccentricity, would have remarked; ‘What a load of coprolites, most of these claimants do not know the difference between an ammonite and a belemnite’.

Although the Philpots were the most important and should be given precedence in terms of strict science, do remember that Mary Anning, a local girl of humble background and education, became one of the finest field searchers of the time.

Ammonite fossils exhibited at Seaton Museum

Of the other image; Meryl Streep? Well although John Fowles the author of ‘French Lieutenant’s Woman’ lived in Lyme, film fame is momentary and by the 22nd century she will be long forgotten. But Fossils! Well they are as old as time and for collectors in the future there will always be new and still rarer specimens to find. This means that Mary Anning, that young maid from Lyme, who devoted her life to exploring those frowning and precipitous cliffs, will never ben forgotten. After all is said and done, she makes a romantic legend and a good story. Ted Gosling.

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Cec Hardy’s lighthearted take on life we took exception to having it pointed out by a mere machine. Then we realised it was projection on that devious machine’s part for it was the computer itself that needed treatment that even defragmenting couldn’t supply.

Easy as 1-2-4 by Cec Hardy I can’t tell you what I got for Christmas because it hasn’t happened yet. Oops, I’ve let the gerbil out of the bag. For all these years I’ve regaled you in the winter article with tales of how badly Christmas went and revealed my broken New Year resolutions when actually I write this in the dark days before the solstice.

We’ve been told that most people change their computers every two years. To me that‘s incredibly wasteful but reluctantly we conceded defeat on this occasion and added to the enormous pile of redundant electronic stuff at the tip. The replacement model is very fast but too efficient for my liking. I have the impression it’s decided we are decrepit old codgers and keeps suggesting we change things when we’re quite happy with the status quo.

In fact that attention-grabbing first sentence isn’t strictly true. Wife Christine and I bought ourselves a joint present back in November. It probably didn’t qualify as a Christmas gift since neither of us wanted it but that can perhaps be said of many a lovingly chosen present.

Since I’ve now shot myself in the foot regarding 2014 resolutions I haven’t yet made I’ll mention one of last year’s instead. I’d joined a choir and decided I couldn’t get away with miming forever and had better learn to read music. It might even improve my harmonica playing. Simple enough to master the dots, I thought, for even Christine had recently managed it. “It’s mathematical.” she smugly claimed. Alarm bells should have started ringing in the head of one who once scored 11% in a maths exam.

Our computer was but ten years old but we knew senility had struck when it began flashing messages about memory shortages. This was a condition familiar to us both but

Allow me to explain the rudiments of music theory as I came to not understand them. Sitting comfortably? Something to drink? Basically, music is divided into

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bars. There are commonly four beats to a bar except when there aren’t. Inside these bars reside notes - semi breves, minims, crockets and quavers, which our American cousins refer to as whole, half, quarter and eighth notes. I don’t often agree with American pronunciation, spelling and grammar but in the case of music I find their ideas eminently sensible.

I believe a whole note occupies 100% of a bar. What puzzles me, among many other things, is that if a semi breve is a whole note and occupies a whole bar then what is a breve? Well, according to our super fast new computer the word ‘breve’ is derived from the Latin ‘brevis’ meaning ‘short’. This seems a little strange as I recall reading somewhere that it’s the longest note value in music use nowadays. The Americans call a breve a double whole note since it lasts twice as long as a whole note. Now 82% of my brain can accept that you can have 200% of something but the other 11% doesn’t think you can go above the 110% which sportspeople often claim to achieve. Of course it’s just as problematical when we get to really short notes. A semihemidemisemiquaver should come with a health warning. I badly burned my lips and twisted my tongue when I unexpectedly encountered these while practising the harmonica. continued on page 26

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This is a local organisation which was started in 1962 – originally set up as a day centre for elderly people who were in boarding houses. Twyford provided a warm, friendly place to go during the day to meet people. From then it has developed into a thriving community service offering morning coffee and lunches during the week. Also we provide a range of transport services for hospital visits and the mini bus, etc.

Left to Right: Hilary Hatherly, Diane Wadsworth, Janet Caroll, Sheelagh Pearson, Bobbie Phillips, Amanda Johnson, Kay Drodge, Wendy Williams and Marion Osman.

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TRANSPORT: The transport service was set up to assist the elderly and disabled in Sidmouth and the surrounding areas to get to doctor, hospital, dentist, opticians etc. The service is well used and appreciated by those who use it. We currently have 18 car drivers all of whom have their mileage paid for and their time volunteered

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Find SVS at Twyford House, just behind Kennaway House in Coburg Road afternoon to Tesco at Honiton: Thursday and Friday morning to Waitrose and Lidl. All shopping trips and outings are advertised on our notice board at Twyford House. There are trips to Garden Centres and other outings 2-3 times a year. The bus will be taking a group to Beer one evening this month to see the Christmas lights with mulled wine and mince pies beforehand. ROOM HIRE: We have rooms for hire at extremely reasonable prices: Our Garden Room which is in our courtyard, the Lounge and the kitchen and dining room. All can be hired individually or all together for a special occasion.

The entrance to Twyford House

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COFFEE MORNINGS: Coffee and tea etc are served every week day at Twyford House from 9am to 11:30. We have daily newspapers, including our own local paper and a library of books and some magazines to sit and read with coffee. There is often a coffee morning held in the Lounge by one of our local organisations with sale of bric-a-brac, cakes and other homemade goodies ‒ everyone is welcome! The dates for these will be listed in the Sidmouth Diary and the Herald. LUNCHES: Our kitchen team provide a three course meal every week day Monday to Friday and many of our diners are collected by the minibus. There is always a special Christmas dinner!

Do you want to get involved in helping SVS? We are looking for people to help with: Drivers for our mini bus and also drivers for hospital visits. Expenses are paid. Transport Office Coordinator to laise with hospitals, clients, vehicles. Kitchen Help - for a range of tasks. Please contact: Sidmouth Voluntary Services, Twyford House, Coburg Rd, Sidmouth Tel: (01395) 515063

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Looking for a room to hire? contact us for availability Available: • The Dining Room • The Garden Room Contact: Twyford House, Coburg Rd, Sidmouth Tel: (01395) 515063

The Dining Room at Twyford House

What makes Sidmouth a really great place to live in is the community spirit which still survives in force, even in this 21st century. There’s such a myriad of organisation across the Sid Valley community, busy with all sorts of activities from recreation to charitable. SVS is a registered charity performing a really valuable function in this valley, both bringing the elderly together in a friendly, supportive environment and also providing a range of vital support services. - Editor.

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Celebrating 22 years of Business in East Devon

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• alcohol intake • heart problems • diabetes • or serious illnesses, for instance, cancer This isn’t an exhaustive list and we recommend that you take independent financial advice which will focus on your personal situation. Remember once you’ve bought an annuity you can’t undo it - so it’s a onceand-for-all transaction - which makes it even more important to check everything. For more details contact Helen Mulvaney of Richmond Independent (01395 512166). Richmond Independent is a trading name of Investment & Financial Solutions Partnership LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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Sidmouth People

My Story - James McLean

Welly the collie

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Sidmouth’s Smiling Dog “I met my wife Lisa in animal rescue where I’d worked for 13 years. After such a long time in rescue, we thought that it’d be a good idea to make a future for ourselves and with a view to putting our knowledge to good use, we decided to open a pet shop. “So we were all ready to take over a pet shop in Towyn (mid Wales), everything was nearly completed when it all fell through. But fate took a hand when at the same time the sale of the pet shop in Sidmouth also fell through and that’s where we came in. “Prior to moving in, we lived in a camper van for 3 months, my wife being pregnant at the time. Although the camper had a heater, it was never needed as the 9 dogs living with us at the time kept it warm through the winter months!” Fenn the spaniel - short for Fendle Mendelssohn John reached the finals at Cruft for 2 years running JAN to MAR 14

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in Agility. What’s great about Fenn is that he can be prompted by James to greet you with a smile (see picture above). James and Lisa now have a young family, with their second child being born December past. “Sidmouth really feels like home to us now. The people of Sidmouth have really welcomed us and are we’re amazed just how friendly everyone is. It’s been the best move we could have made, we’ve had 2 great years since moving to Sidmouth.” James tells me that business has been good since taking over the pet shop in Temple Street. “I’d like to thank all of our lovely customers, it continues to be an absolute pleasure serving them”. It is great to see a young couple come to Sidmouth and make a go of an extremely important facility for the local community - particularly if you’re a dog or pet owner! - J. Ingles

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Easy as 1-2-4 continued from p17 Things were much simpler back in the 6th century BC. Wife Christine disagrees but declines to argue since I obviously remember it so well. It’s said that a clever Greek scientist called Pythagoras took time out from his triangular ruminations to let loose his great brain on musical theory and devised a system of octaves divided into twelve. Even to me this seemed logical and mathematical but unfortunately the music purists said it didn’t sound right so they messed about with it and sharps and flats started popping up all over the place.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT ESTABLISHED 1984

COMPLETE DESIGN & FITTING

Bathroom Specialists

BATHROOM REFURBISHMENT

NEWLOOK DESIGN Ltd

We design and fit high-quality bathrooms QUALITY SERVICE - QUALITY FINISH

Browning Restorations Over 20 Years Specialist Experience in Antique & Modern Furniture

before & after restoration

Restoration French Polishing Cabinet Making Modern Finishes Free Estimates ~ Collection & Delivery 01395 223321 mob 0781 7984 505

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WE SPECIALISE IN THE FOLLOWING: ♦ Wetrooms ♦ Disability Conversions ♦ Updating Existing Bathrooms.

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Excellent aftercare from our own knowledgeable team of experts.

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Our delighted customers say:

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“it was a pleasure working with Simon” “would thoroughly recommend NLD” “the end result looked terrific” “the work was both professional and impressive”

Mains Board Upgrades • House Re-wires Smoke Alarms • Kitchens • Bathrooms Minor & Major Works • Periodic Inspection Report Outside Lighting/ Sockets • Test & Inspection Conservatories

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Plastering Services PAUL CLARE Telephone 01395 512757 Mobile 07866 496953

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GARDEN CARE BEN GILBERT FENCING TREE SURGERY HEDGE CUTTING STUMP GRINDING

• Domestic and Agricultural Fencing • Decking and Landscaping • Fully Insured • Competitive Rates - Free Estimates www.bengilbertfencing.co.uk Email: gilberts.jbsk@btinternet.com Tel: 01395 489586 Mobile: 07970 792175

GARDEN CLEARANCE FULL LANDSCAPING SERVICE FREE QUOTATIONS

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All types of Landscaping Driveways Small Ground Works Hedge Trimming Tree Surgery Garden Maintenance Paddock Maintenance

07717 845184 • 01392 841922 www.ed-rogers.co.uk • info@ed-rogers.co.uk

Garden Machinery SALES SERVICE REPAIRS

Your local independent specialist

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Landscaping & Garden Maintenance Trees Felled Hedgelaying Hedge Trimming Fencing, New or Repairs Stone Retaining Walls Gravel Schemes Garden Clearance Planting & Pruning 20 years Strimming etc. experience for all your garden Logs for Sale requirements

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Yarns from the inimitable FCR Esgen

Tales of a Yokel

for them as Ethan said he didn’t have to get involved with the Inland revenue as he lived on the coast! D.C.B. Photography © 2013

ANGEL DUST

ETHAN I first met Ethan when he walked up to me while I was sun bathing on my local beach. He was brandishing a freshly caught trout in front of my nose. He and his associates had just bagged eight of the beauties in one net they had set across the river upstream from the beach. These they proceeded to sell to beach-goers with the highest disposable income. How was it, I said to them later, that they never seemed to be bothered by water bailiffs. Ethan just laughed and said that the last one they spoke to ended up floating down some river, still shouting, courtesy of the business end of his boot. I made a mental note always to keep on the right side of Ethan and his friends. Poaching, although in his blood, was just a sideline for Ethan. He had what he called his proper job; which was a general dealer in anything that would make him a fast buck. In time, revenue and customs became just as interested in Ethan as he was in his money making ventures. This was somewhat unfortunate

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There she was on the back seat of the 157 from town, all curled up like cat sunning herself on a kitchen windowsill. I hadn’t seen Simone for weeks since she went to visit her cat in Wales. She had apparently been stranded there on an island inhabited by monks, undergone a psycho- analytical test for the insane and been thrown into prison. Not bad work I thought, even for Simone, who courted disaster like butch cassidy collected banknotes. Later as we both sipped coffee at ginos she elaborated on the finer points of her latest adventure. As happened most of the time with Simone it all started quite innocently. She took a day trip to Caldey island just off the coast of Tenby in Wales. After the grand tour of the monastery and a communal picnic on the cliffs, Simone went down for a quick dip in the sea and a sun bath. She was rudely awakened sometime later by what she referred to as the welsh version of the yettie, demanding to know what she was still doing on the island as it was early evening and all the tourists had taken ferry home hours ago.

Simone said she was more than happy to camp out for the night as she had her four seasons sleeping bag with her and catch the morning ferry. The man responded by jumping up and down like a mad thing, telling her it was illegal to stay on the island overnight and threatened her with the police. With that he stomped off never to be seen again. Simone decided to settle down for the evening and watched puffins playing in the tidal pools at the cliff base. She caught sight of a lifeboat out on a call close to the island and was only mildly surprised when it beached near her. The penny finally dropped when four men jumped off the lifeboat and headed straight for her. The yettie had apparently phoned them to get her removed from the island. She was immediately plied with hot tea and custard creams, which was all very nice but it was a sunny evening at the end of May and Simone didn’t feel hypothermia was an issue. It was just turning into a nice little tea party when the police helicopter arrived. They too had been called and were bemused too say the least at the surreal sight of Simone feeding custard creams and sweet nothings to the best looking lifeboat man in the party. C’est la vie! FCR Esgen C2013

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GARDEN CARE

PET CARE

Landscape Construction Arboricultural

• Garden Maintenance

Creating The Outdoors • • • • • •

Garden Maintenance Services Garden Outbuildings Garden Construction Services Building Services Patios & Driveways Garden Decking Projects Tel: 01395 446 261 Mob: 07891 673 172 enquiries@urban-earth.co.uk

www.urban-earth.co.uk L an

d s c ap e G a r d e n e r

Drum Kennels Quality Licensed Boarding Kennels for Dogs & Cats Situated in the beautiful & secluded Roncombe Valley, near Sidbury

s

H.A. HOSKIN & SON Est. 1960

Hoskin Storage www.hoskinstorage.co.uk

Storage in Exmouth Watertight and lockable units

From £9.90 per week Removals can be arranged.

Dogs exercised 3 to 4 times a day, free running in a grass paddock and additionally walked on the lead in 2½ acres of grass and woodland.

RONCOMBE HILL, SIDBURY

01404 871247

Sidvale Grooming Services Hoskin Landscapes Landscaping Stonework & Brickwork Patio s & Decking Paving Fencing Ponds Lawns Complete Garden Layouts Gritting Service

One-to-one grooming service for all breeds Don’t accept second best, your dog deserves the gentle, professional touch

Contact: 01395

Call Gail: 01395 519770 12 Higher Brook Meadow, Sidford, EX10 9SS

277049

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Nostalgic happenings on the farm

The Old Vet’nary by Ken Watson

Palpation

I

f you don’t know what it means you soon will. I have always admired the way my wife can handle dishes hot from the oven, but then if my fingertips were as innured to the heat as hers have become I would not have been able to carry out my life’s work as well as I have done. On the other hand my brother-in-law, a farmer all his life, had fingers like a bunch of bananas and they served him well. Every vet worth his or her salt gives patients a thorough examination whilst listening to the owner’s recital of the symptoms. Much of this is done by feeling with the fingertips, or palpation. I often think the medical profession is losing this accomplishment because, like playing the piano, it needs constant practice. Of course, the medical profession is impeded by clothing, but just imagine if it were not so and you might have the situation where a mother has brought her daughter because of an ear infection and is suddenly told, ‘Madam did you know your daughter is pregnant?’ Such a scenario often happens in the veterinary world, or maybe it is a large abdominal tumour, or even severe constipation. That is what

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make veterinary work so much more interesting than medical. A car salesman who was a bit of a wag once telephoned me and as I was rather a long time coming to the phone he said, ‘‘Have your arm half way up a cow did you?’’ Only he did not put it quite like that which is something that people might find repugnant. But believe you me it is where palpation really proves its worth. In there is a world of wonder. With your fingertips you can feel all the amazing stages of pregnancy or it’s aftermath, the growth of the foetus and the accompanying throbbing rise of the arteries and changing shape of the ovaries. Maybe it is all redundant today because of that modern miracle the scan. Yet I am sure one skill has not changed; that magic moment when you feel the situation inside the newly opened uterus of a different birthing in a sheep, cow or less often a mare. What is this jumble of legs? Are they fore or hind legs or even a mix of twins tumbling to be born. Or where is the head, and in the case of twins does this head belong to these legs. Once the situation has been sorted comes

the business of bringing the foetus into this world. Two forelegs and a head together is the ideal but sometimes you have to make the most of what you find and it can then become difficult. It is amazing what a difference can be made by just pulling the ears through the cervix, the head will then follow. I once used this principle to good use. I was called to a caravan where a puppy had it’s head stuck in a hole in the floor. When I arrived there was already a fire engine and an RSPCA team on the scene, and the firemen were assembling some powerful looking cutting gear. I noticed that the hole was one inch longer than it was broad, so I turned the puppy’s head and then pulled the floppy ears back one at a time and out it came. But, returning to the birthing process, one thing is certain, for that one moment when you hold that slimy, warm and wriggling new born in your arms is one of the best sensations ever. Having carried out those essential procedures to kick-start life I would turn and look at the owner and I never came across even the most toil hardened farmer who could not help a smile crossing his face. K. Watson

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CLASSES / COURSES Craft

BREAD COURSE

FELTING COLMERS IN WINTER

25 Jan - This one day workshop is a delightful way to explore felt-making textile art, Highway Farm, West Road, Bridport, 10.30am.

Food & Drink RIVER COTTAGE MIDWINTER FEAST

Claim

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ROSEHILL COOKERY BREAD DAY

28 Jan & 11 Feb- We know you can't beat the smell of home-baked bread, Rosehill Rooms and Cookery, 30 West Hill, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

SMOKING & CURING COURSE AT THE HOLT

03 to 05 Jan - Festive dining at River Cottage, River Cottage HQ, Park Farm, Axminster, 12.00am.

29 Jan & 26 Feb - A beginners course on Smoking and Curing at The Holt, Honiton, The Holt, 178 High Street, Honiton, 5.00pm.

ROSEHILL COOKERY FISH DAY

14 Jan, 28 Feb & 28 Mar How to choose, bone, cook and use in many dishes, Rosehill Rooms and Cookery, 30 West Hill, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

ROSEHILL COOKERY ASIAN INSPIRATION DAY

27 Jan - Join us and learn to make great bread every time, The Holt, 178 High Street, Honiton, 9.30am.

ROSEHILL COOKERY MEDITERANNEAN DAY

31 Jan - The flavours of the Mediterranean there are so many ways to adapt the dishes, Rosehill Rooms and Cookery, 30 West Hill, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

17 Jan & 07 Feb - Learn the secrets of making an amazing dishes using ingredients from Asia, Rosehill Rooms and Cookery, 30 West Hill, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

ROSEHILL COOKERY PASTRY COURSE

04 Feb & 11 Mar - Making Pastry great to enhance your skills - beginners intermediate/advanced, Rosehill Rooms and Cookery, 30 West Hill, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

We are offering 10% off the cost of a complete pair of spectacles on production of this advertisement. Call in to view our range of frames. Vicarage Road, Sidmouth EX10 8TY Tel: 01395 513651 www.frithsopticians.co.uk

BREAD COURSE

24 Feb - Join us and learn to make great bread every time, The Holt, 178 High Street, Honiton, 9.30am.

ROSEHILL COOKERY PUDDINGS

14 Mar - Puddings- all sorts of great ideas for the sweet toothed!, Rosehill Rooms and Cookery, 30 West Hill, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

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HEALTH & CARE APRIL ROSE DC McTimoney Chiropractor

You don’t have to “live with pain” • Headaches • Neck & back pain • Hip pain & Sciatica • Arthritis & joint pain • Muscle & nerve pain

07973 202441

www.aprilrosechiro.co.uk

BOOK YOUR FREE BACK CHECK TODAY

CHIROPODIST

CHIROPODIST

Alison Smith

MSSCh MBChA

For professional, friendly footcare Home visits by appointment

Tel: (01395) 514925 Mob: 07989 091363

CHIROPODIST

Est 1988 HPC Registered

ROGER M. CONSTABLE F.S.S.Ch., DipPod Med. M.B.Ch.A., M.B.R.A. SURGERY & HOME VISITS Surgery: 62 Balfours, Woolbrook, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 9EG

Tel: 01395 577431 Mob: 07957 867491

Marjorie Cook

RGN, RMN, ITEC, CThA

Caring treatment for a wide range of physical and emotional disorders, especially Muscular and Joint problems, Acute and Chronic Pain

Or just treat someone to a special massage Gift Vouchers Available • Reflexology • Sports, Remedial & Injury Massage • Holistic, Swedish and Pregnancy Massage • Hopi Ear Candling • Indian Face Massage (Natural Face Lift)

EBDONS COURT NATURAL HEALTH Church Street t. 01395 515130 m. 07757 627662

www.sidmouthnhc.co.uk

THE PRIORY Ottery St. Mary

Residential Care Home We provide a home from home in a warm & friendly environment for older people We provide long-term and respite care. For further information and a friendly chat ring Donna, Maree or Gill on 01404 812939 For our Home Care Service, please call Sharon on 01404 815511 and for our new Day Care Centre contact Maree on 07720 681068 for further information.

Registered with the Health Professions Council

10 Paternoster Row, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1DP

Member of the British Chiropody & Podiatry Association

Registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Accredited by DCC Member of Residential Care Home Trust

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RETIREMENT & NURSING CARE in the Sid Valley Providing care, comfort and companionship.

SIDMOUTH

Residential and Nursing Home

Committed to providing excellent care. We are a caring and dedicated team of healthcare professionals who aim to deliver the very best in nursing care. We have a history of excellent inspection reports by The Care Quality Commission. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of assistance to you.

Full of character and set amidst its own secluded gardens, Malden House is where you find that comfort and care go hand in hand with respect, dignity and personal choice. Visitors are welcome at any time. Come and see for yourself why we, our staff and residents are so proud of our lovely home.

We offer residential and dementia care, short breaks and day care.

01395 514172 www.sidmouthnursinghome.org

Residential Care

Malden House 69 Sidmouth Road, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 9LR

For a brochure, please call 01395 512264 www.hartfordcare.co.uk

Re Exc fe ell re en My Companionship & Support Service nc t es for Local Residents ! • • • •

Companionship at home Company for outings and walks Accompanied Shopping Attending Appointments

For more information and charges call me, Linda on 01395 577632 morling123@btinternet.com

Enabling you to safely fulfil your potential

Arcot House offers a warm welcome. The manager and staff will ensure that you are able to make informed choices in your day to day life. Arcot House Arcot Gardens Sidmouth EX10 9HR

Call: 01395 514397

www.guinnesscareandsupport.org.uk

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DOMICILLARY CARE in the Sid Valley

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Harcombe Valley Care Ltd is based in Sidmouth and has been running since 1996. A family run business, they provide a flexible, professional level of caring to clients within their own home. All our staff are police checked, are fully trained and give the highest standards of care. The services that Harcombe Valley Care covers are assisting with washing, bathing, shaving, retiring to bed and getting up, preparation of light meals, housework, shopping and other day to day tasks, so all the everyday living needs are taken care of, allowing the client to remain in their own home.The hours can be varied and are tailored to meet your needs and could be from as little as half an hour to as long as 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no limits to Harcombe Valley Care’s commitment for supporting people in the local community and would do anything to help and keep clients in their familiar, safe and secure surroundings of their own home.

Personal Care bathing and dressing •• Personal Care- -washing, washing, bathing and dressing

MedicationHelp - prompting, monitoring & administration •• Domestic - shopping, cleaning and other tasks Domestic Help - shopping, •• Meals - preparation andcleaning serviceand other tasks • Meals - preparation and service

• Carer Relief, Support Respite & Holiday Cover • Carer Relief, Support Respite & Holiday Cover

• Police Checked and Fully Trained Staff • Police Checked and Fully Trained Staff

For more information, contact Harcombe Valley Care on (01395) 513222 “Trusley”, 3 Manstone Close, Sidmouth, EX10 9TZ

www.harcombevalleycare.co.uk

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Regulated by the Care Quality Commission 3 STAR RATING

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Tide Timetables for Sidmouth Beach mnth

day

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mtr

time

mtr

time

mtr

time

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Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar Mar

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

0559 0012 0058 0139 0219 0302 0347 0436 0006 0105 0214 0330 0439 0533 0618 0655 0037 0108 0126 0150 0222 0257 0337 0422 0519 0040 0206 0329 0444 0549 0644 0043 0127 0206 0244 0324 0407 0456 0014 0120 0246 0407 0507 0555 0634 0019 0054 0110 0131 0202 0237 0317 0402 0457 0009 0139 0310 0432 0539 0632 0023 0108 0147 0224 0300 0338 0420 0509 0005 0147 0322 0430 0522 0603 0636 0030 0052

4.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.2 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.6 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.5 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.7 4.0 4.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.1 3.6 3.5 3.7 4.0 4.3 4.6 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.7 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.3 0.9 0.8

1153 0652 0742 0830 0916 1003 1050 1140 0531 0635 0743 0850 0951 1047 1139 1227 0723 0751 0821 0847 0907 0931 1008 1056 1158 0637 0816 0936 1039 1135 1226 0731 0815 0858 0941 1023 1107 1154 0552 0700 0815 0924 1024 1118 1206 0704 0731 0759 0827 0852 0916 0949 1033 1132 0613 0750 0912 1017 1114 1205 0716 0756 0836 0915 0955 1035 1115 1202 0612 0734 0853 0956 1050 1138 1221 0704 0734

0.5 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.6 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.9 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6 1.3 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.3 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.4 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 0.9 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.6 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.3 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.2 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.8 4.4 4.4

1828 1242 1327 1409 1449 1532 1618 1709 1236 1340 1453 1605 1706 1756 1838 1912 1308 1333 1348 1413 1446 1523 1604 1653 1757 1321 1449 1609 1718 1817 1907 1313 1355 1432 1510 1550 1633 1723 1253 1407 1529 1637 1731 1815 1851 1249 1318 1330 1352 1424 1501 1541 1627 1728 1255 1427 1552 1705 1804 1852 1252 1334 1410 1444 1519 1558 1642 1733 1318 1445 1559 1657 1743 1820 1849 1253 1309

4.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 4.2 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 3.5 3.6 3.8 4.1 4.4 4.5 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.8 4.0 4.2 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 4.1 4.4 4.6 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.7 3.1 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.3 0.8 0.8

none 1918 2006 2053 2140 2227 2315 none 1806 1909 2014 2115 2212 2305 2354 none 1941 2010 2039 2102 2123 2154 2236 2329 none 1926 2055 2204 2303 2355 none 1952 2035 2118 2201 2243 2326 none 1822 1931 2041 2145 2242 2333 none 1919 1946 2014 2041 2105 2134 2212 2302 none 1854 2027 2140 2240 2334 none 1933 2013 2053 2132 2210 2246 2318 none 1841 2002 2114 2215 2307 2353 none 1917 1948

none 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.6 none 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.2 10 0.9 none 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 none 1.3 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.5 none 4.6 4.5 4.3 4 3.7 3.5 none 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 none 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.7 none 1.4 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.5 none 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.3 none 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.9 none 4.3 4.3

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19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

0112 0143 0220 0302 0348 0445 0600 0124 0254 0416 0522 0614 0657

0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.3 3.5 3.6 3.9 4.2 4.5 4.6

0806 0836 0906 0939 1023 1122 1243 0729 0848 0952 1048 1139 1226

4.3 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.4 1.3 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3

1331 1404 1441 1523 1611 1712 1835 1412 1535 1647 1745 1832 1912

0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.5 3.4 3.7 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.6

2020 2050 2121 2158 2246 2354 none 2002 2115 2216 2310 2359 none

4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.5 none 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.4 none

- Please add 1 hour to tide times to take into consideration British Summer Time which starts on the 30th March. - Dogs allowed on main beach for Jan, Feb and Mar.

C LOCK T OWER C AFÉ Connaught Gardens, Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth

Situated in the award winning Connaught Gardens with outstanding views over Jacob’s Ladder. We are open for morning coffee, fabulous breakfasts, full and light lunches, afternoon teas and fantastic homemade cakes! Open daily from 10am – 5pm (Lunches until 2.30pm)

Tel: 01395 515319 / 512477

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FASHION & BEAUTY Sidford’s Hair & Beauty salon

Interested in modelling?

Like to get some basic experience and build your portfolio? Why not visit: www.southwestfashionandmodels.co.uk

Wedding & Special Occasion Hair Experts Expert Cutting & Colouring Gents Welcome Senior Citizen Reductions

We're looking for budding models and can offerlate you on experience through Thursday a until Wednesday, and fashion shoot. Just go to Apply and Friday. complete the form.

Luxury Organic Products Nail Bar

To book, call:

01395

512336

Gift Vouchers

Overly Gorgeous We offer unique flattering and individual clothing for ladies of all sizes! When walking up the High Street in Sidmouth, you can find our shop by turning onto Mill Street (just next to Natwest bank). We are on the corner, opposite the car park. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hollistic treatments Treatment packages The beauty essentials Idyllic seafront views Open 6 days a week

(01395) 578 917

seabrease@btconnect.com

seabreasehealthandbeauty.com

(01395) 513209 www.overlygorgeous.co.uk Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm

38 Mill Street, Town Centre, Sidmouth

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DIRECTORY ACCOMMODATION

Peter Findlay - 568568

DOUBLE GLAZING

Otter Windows - 01404 549229

ACUPUNCTURE

ELECTRICIAN

Val Davis - 578050 ANTIQUES/ VALUATIONS

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood 207000 ART GALLERY

Four Corners Electrical Services 277808 ESTATE AGENTS

Fulfords - 44744 Harrison Lavers - 516633 FASHION BOUTIQUE

East Devon Art Academy - 516284 BATHROOM INSTALLER

Overly Gorgeous - 513209 FENCING SERVICES

New Look Design - 223345

Ben Gilbert Fencing 07970 792175

BUILDERS

SGS Building Services 01392 467051

FINANCIAL ADVICE

Richmond Independent - 512166

CAR DEALER

Harts of Honiton - 01404 44444 Salters Garage - 01404 812054 CHIMNEY SWEEP

V. Munday - 01404 812585 CHIROPODIST

Alison Smith - 514925 Roger Constable - 577431 CHIROPRACTOR

GARDEN EQUIPMENT

Garden Kit - 567514 GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Andy Thompson Landscaping 577636 Ed Rogers - 07717 845184 Hoskin and Son Landscape Gardeners - 277049 Urban Earth - 446261 GIFT SHOP

April Rose - 07973 202441 COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Sidmouth Voluntary Services 515063

Flo and Us - 516053 HAIR STUDIO

Lexys - 512336

COMPANIONSHIP

PM Business Support - 577632 COMPUTER HELP

Al Findlay - 542500 Computer Solutions - 519209

JAN to MAR 14

The

HEALTH THERAPY

Ebdons Court Natural Health 515130 HOME CARE

Guinness Support & Care Arcot House - 01392 686409

SIDMOUTH DIARY

Harcombe Valley Care - 513222 Bluebird Care - 01392 426006 INTERIOR DESIGN

Sidmouth Design Co - 577558 KITCHEN INSTALLATION

Graham Denner - 514144 OPTICIANS

Robert Frith Optometrists - 513651 PET SERVICES

Drum Boarding Kennels 01404 871247 Sid Vale Grooming Services 519770 PICTURE FRAMING

Willow Framing - 515100 PLASTERING

APR Plastering - 512757 PLUMBING

Norman Spencer - 577703 PROPERTY LETTING

Nikki Gosney Lettings 01404 812885 REMOVALS

Baters Removals - 01404 812487 FURNITURE RESTORATION

Browning Restoration - 223321 RETIREMENT/ NURSING HOME

The Old Vicarage Retirement Home - 568208 Sidmouth Residential & Nursing Home - 514172 Malden (Hartford Care) - 512264 The Priory Residential Care Home 01404 812939

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SCHOOLS

St Peters School - 576829

Our personal attention assures your satisfaction

SECURITY SYSTEMS

Tamar Security - 01392 368830

BATERS

SOLICITORS

REMOVALS

Christine Ashby - 01404 814303 TEA ROOMS

Clock Tower Cafe - 515319 TREE SURGEONS

Sid Valley Tree Surgery Ltd 519856 If you would like to be part of this Directory, call Nigel on 01395 513383

Quality Household Removals Throughout the U.K. Containerised Storage Packing Service Full & Part Loads Est 1950

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The Depository, Tipton Roller Mills, Tipton St John, Sidmouth.

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HARTS OF HONITON SALES NEW RENAULT & ALL MAKES OF USED CARS

OTTERY- ST- MARY (01404) 812487

Computer Help

is just a phone call away...

Computer and Laptop Repair LCD Screen Repair Virus removal and Health Checks Upgrades and Performance Boosts Business IT support Business Website Design and Updates

SERVICE & REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES & MODELS

MOT Testing VEHICLE TESTING STATION

TEL:

Air conditioning Courtesy Cars Collection & Delivery available

01404 540920

NORTHCOTE HILL, HONITON www.harts-renault.co.uk

JAN to MAR 14

Website Hosting and Domain Management Pay-as-you-go support & 24hr emergency call-out

01395 542500 4 Lark Rise Newton Poppleford EX10 0DH

Get your events included in the next Sidmouth Diary via: eastdevonhub .co.uk

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Independent Our

22 year nd

For a comprehensive financial service including: Tax Efficient Investments Inheritance Tax Planning* Specialist Annuity Service Pension Provision Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) www.richmondindependent.co.uk

PROPRIETOR - HELEN MULVANEY BA(HONS), Dip M, DipPFS

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01395 512166

Est 1992

JAN to MAR 14

Beech Royd Bennetts Hill Sidmouth Devon

21 years of financial advice in East Devon SIDMOUTH DIARY The

* This service is not regulated by the Financial Services Authority Richmond Independent is a trading name of Investment and Financial Solutions Partnership LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial services Authority

of business in East Devon

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