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WOODBURY NEWS

MARCH 2020


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MARCH 2020

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EDITORIAL

The first Women’s Institute in Britain started in 1915 and by 1920, when Woodbury WI was ‘born’, there were around 1,400 in the country. Woodbury’s first Honorary Secretary was Miss Blanche Fulford, who lived in the Priory. She must have been good at the job, because she was elected to the new Devon County Federation committee, and then served as its Honorary Secretary from November 1921 until her retirement in 1946. Thanks to Roger Stokes and his marvellous archives, we have access to photos of Woodbury WI dating from the 1920s including a copy of the programme for 1922 (see page 23), with a competition listed for each month. What could the ‘Smelling Competition’ have entailed? In 1952, Blanche Fulford helped plant a tree on the village green, donated by the WI, in commemoration of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Moving on to the Golden Jubilee in 1970, there was apparently a good party, at which ‘roast duckling with all the trimmings was served’, followed by a cake weighing 20 lbs. Games and dancing were then followed by a toast to the next 50 years. The 50 year jubilee was also recognised with a seat being presented to the village – and members were asked to bring fresh eggs to the next meeting to give to the local Newcourt Hospital, nineteen and a half dozen being collected. As long ago as 1964, the Treasurer of the National Federation of WIs justified the rise in the annual subscription to five shillings due to ‘…. threefold membership – each of us being a member of our local WI, our County Federation and the National Federation – which means we are a power in the land and not just isolated groups with no teeth to carry out our purpose and ideas.’ We wonder whether Woodbury WI will continue for a further 100 years. It would be a pity if, due partly to dissatisfaction with the current subscription rate and the fact that there is a reluctance to hold office, Woodbury WI ceased to exist. See centre pages for a selection of photos illustrating 100 years of Woodbury WI, and a report about the 100th anniversary on pages 14 and 15. The cover photo shows a charabanc full of WI members on a trip to Weymouth in the 1920s. Woodbury News is a Private Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5263356

Secretary: Karen Squires, Willowfield, Oakhayes Road, Woodbury EX5 1JT. 233299 Registered Office: Willowfield, Oakhayes Road, Woodbury EX5 1JT. Tel: 233299 Chairman: Jeremy Boyden, Rosemary, Broadway, Woodbury EX5 1NR. Tel: 233072 Editor: Sue Bury, Mayflower Cottage, 37 Greenway, Woodbury EX5 1LU. Tel: 233753 Deputy Editor: Val Arndt, Castlehaye, Castle Lane, Woodbury. Tel: 233175 Subscriptions: Anna Crafer, 15 Haymans Orchard, Woodbury. Tel: 232007


4 ST SWITHUN’S CHURCH, WOODBURY Associate Priest: Reverend Nigel Mason email: revdnigel540@gmail.com ST SWITHUN’S SUNDAY SERVICES - MARCH 1st Sunday: 11.15 Holy Communion. 2nd Sunday: 11.15 Holy Communion. 3rd Sunday: 11.15 Holy Communion. 18.30 Evensong. 4th Sunday: 08.00 Said Holy Communion, 09.30 Breakfast Service. Sunday 29 March : Holy Communion, Aylesbeare, 09.30 - no service at St Swithun’s. Mondays at 09.15 Morning Prayer. NEWS AND EVENTS Woodbury PCC Monthly Draw - Draw made at the lych gate stall on the first Saturday of each month. Details from Margo Crundwell 01395 232826. Further information - Digest available in church. To receive this by email, please send your email address to st.swithuns.digest@gmail.com FLOODLIGHTING ST SWITHUN’S CHURCH (dusk until 23.00) 23 March “Celebrating the life of, and in loving memory of, Nancie Grist, with love from all her family”. For your special event, contact Mike Jeans 01395 232544. Floodlight dedications are displayed on the church noticeboard at the lych gate. CHURCH ALTAR FLOWERS MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 - Lent - no flowers. WOODBURY TWINNING ASSOCIATION Following our AGM in January, we have arranged our new programme of events for this coming year. This includes a Wine Tasting Evening with tasting boards on 3 April, an event that always proves popular with members. In May, we shall be visiting our twinning friends in Bretteville. Other events planned include an Exeter Red Coat Tour, a summer barbecue, a mackerel fishing trip and ‘fry-up’, and a guided tour of Dartmouth. Membership of the Association is only £10 per person, so if you would like to join or take part in any of our events, please contact either Nita on 232314 or Jan on 232694. Jan Owen WOODBURY GARDEN CLUB Simon Akeroyd will tell us about his One Hundred Perfect Plants TUESDAY 10 MARCH 19.15 for coffee, talk starts at 19.30 WOODBURY VILLAGE HALL All welcome – £3 for non-members.


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6 FoSS FRIENDS OF ST SWITHUN’S The AGM was held on 25 January. Most of the committee were willing to continue for another year; however Ken Crundwell, after 10 years of committed service, decided to stand down and we were pleased to welcome Tim Green in his place. The Chairman, Pat Browne, and Treasurer, Chris Sheppard, reported on a busy year with considerable expenditure (£5,200) on bells, new lighting and the porch floor. Following the AGM there was a short concert. Mike Jeans and Ted Neather gave us a couple of duets, then Bel Canto, directed by Robin Lennox, provided us with one of their best selections to send the capacity audience on to the next event: a full meal of hot chicken casserole prepared and distributed at the west end of the church. The evening was enjoyed by all, and the hard work of the catering team under Jo Lovejoy and Elspeth Fisher was much appreciated. The next FoSS event will be the Spring Concert on Saturday 25 April, with Devon County Junior Choir supporting our local choirs Woodbury Whalers and Bel Canto. Tickets will be on sale at the end of March from committee members and Rook Pie at £10 (£2 children) to include an interval drink. We are planning a summer concert on Saturday 11 July with Woodbury Community Choir. Pat Browne WOODBURY GARDEN CLUB Woodbury Garden Club AGM was held on 12 February in the village hall, attended by 32 members and 9 new members. The formal part of the meeting was taken by chairman Peter Grist, who welcomed new members to the committee and thanked all existing members for their help during the year. First prize for Flower of the Month was awarded to Annette Smith, runners up being Sue Sturdy and Val Fernbank. Annette was also given special thanks for organising, with her team, the care of the flower tubs in the Arch, which have been attractive all year. Programmes for 2020 will be distributed next month, with details of dates, speakers and events (such as the Plant Sale and the Flower and Vegetable Show). Following the meeting, members enjoyed a shared supper, at the same time as making suggestions for events, outings and exchanging garden tips. Judy Bashforth, a long-serving committee member, and Jean Carpenter, our pelargonium expert and General Gardening Guru for many years, were remembered fondly. There was a general air of looking forward to the next gardening year, many ideas being exchanged, new friends introduced, lots of laughter and if someone can switch off this awful rain, I predict a very happy gardening year! It is not too late to join - £12 a year is very good value. Just come to a meeting to find out more — on the second Tuesday of every month, 19.15 at Woodbury village hall. Marian Mead


7 MAYTREE PRE-SCHOOL Maytree in a new home It’s been a few months since Maytree has posted anything in Woodbury News. Much of the reason for this has been the huge amount of activity that has been taking place in moving Maytree. Many in the village already know that Maytree has successfully moved to the Scout and Guide hut. With the help of volunteers, the inside of the building has been massively changed, resulting in more comfortable accommodation available for all the groups using it. The entire main hall area has been repainted, new heating installed, as well as redesign and installation of toilets, including disabled facilities. The outside of the building will be a work in progress for some time to come, but the most noticeable change is the addition of new signage. The building is now known as The Hive. There is no doubt that this move has saved Maytree from closure. With the ability to open all day we have already seen an increase in the numbers of local children joining the Pre-School. This is great news as it means Woodbury now has a full-time, viable Pre-School. The work however is far from complete. Planning permission was granted for an extension to the side of the building and an eventual upgrade to the decaying wood exterior. All of this will cost money as well as involve time and effort. All user groups of The Hive will be looking at ways to access grants from various organisations to get funding in place for its continued development. Maytree sincerely thanks all the volunteers who gave their time and energy in getting us this far. We have received many generous donations and would like to thank in particular:  Woodbury Community Playing Fields  Woodbury Parish Council  The Maltsters  Woodbury Whalers  Buildbase Exmouth  Everyone who has donated clothes This is not an exhaustive list and whilst we would love to mention everyone, it is clearly not possible. What we can say, though, is that all support has been gratefully received. Further updates and news on how you can support us will be published in the near future. But for now, once again, thank you. Martin Goddard, Maytree Pre-School


8 WOODBURY C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL We are now halfway through the school year and we're looking forward to some spring sunshine to replace the all too frequent wet and grey days of January and February. The children have been busy weeding the garden and wildlife areas and are now keen to plant out our allotments and discover what creatures have been visiting our pond. We have had another busy month of learning and below is just a snapshot of some of things we have been doing. Hindu Visit Both Ash and Maple classes have been learning about Hinduism in their RE this half term and to support their learning, they were visited by a Hindu couple from Exeter. Both classes experienced what Hindu worship looks like and listened to some stories about the Hindu Gods. They also learnt about some Hindu festivals such as Holi and Diwali, and had an opportunity to wear some traditional Hindu clothing. Ash class were also able to interview our Hindu guests about their thoughts on reincarnation and karma. Finally, great fun was had by all when we learnt a traditional stick dance and performed this to some Indian music.

Exeter City Community Football The association has been working with our Year 5 children supporting them in promoting heathy, active lifestyles. They have been learning about the benefits of daily exercise and the positive impact it can have on our physical bodies and our mental health. Each week the children have had some classroom-based learning before using the outdoor space for football, dodge ball and handball.


9 Mental Health Awareness Week During this week we encouraged the children to talk about their feelings and use our '10 a day' strategy throughout the school for healthy bodies and minds. To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week our school mental health mentors delivered an assembly about how, although we might look OK on the outside, we can often feel very different on the inside. On 6 February we all came to school wearing something inside out: the message was that we should all take the time to notice any changes in the mental health of those around us. Sometimes asking someone if they’re OK makes a huge difference. The children in Year 6 also had a visit from Paula Baker who is part of a new initiative called ‘Heads Up’; this linked in with Mental Health Awareness Week. They talked about how to manage anxiety and worries, and we linked this to their transition to a new school. Spring Term Sports It’s been a busy sporting half term at school, with lots of different children taking part in a range of sporting events. In January, a team of six boys and six girls from Year 5 and Year 6 represented the school at the Exmouth Learning Community Sports Hall Athletics Tournament. They took part in seven different running, throwing and jumping events competing against twelve other teams from across the Exmouth Learning Community. The children performed really well showing great determination and teamwork, and were rewarded with a 3rd place finish, and bronze medals. At the end of January, a team of boys and girls from Years 3 and 4 played a catchball match against The Beacon Primary School in Exmouth. It was a really enjoyable contest, played in a great spirit and, after an epic battle, Team Woodbury emerged victorious, winning by 16 points to 15. Editor’s Note : In order to maximise submitted copy and photographs into Woodbury News, it may be necessary to reduce the size of some items. The Editorial team will attempt to do this as carefully as possible.


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In February, two teams of six children from Years 3 and 4 participated in the Exmouth Learning Community Tag Megafest. They took part in different activities designed to help them improve their tag rugby skills. Points for each event were awarded to children who showed teamwork, respect, discipline, effort, enjoyment and sportsmanship. All the children who took part did the school proud, with one team finishing 2nd and the other 3rd. The team that finished in 2nd place has now qualified to represent Woodbury at the East Devon Tag Megafest in April. Class Assemblies This half term we have welcomed parents and carers from our youngest and oldest classes to join them for their class assemblies to celebrate some of the learning that they have been doing. The children in Beech class showcased their learning around the theme Once Upon a Time. The older children in Ash class mesmerised us with their story-telling, acting, singing and playing the steel pans. Volunteers Needed Over the years we have welcomed volunteers to the school to help and support. Sometimes this is a one-off occasion, such as a visit by the local history society, or on a more regular basis by members of the community coming in to do projects or listen to the children read. A love of reading is something we continue to want to foster for all and we are looking for more volunteers to come into school to listen to children read, ideally on a weekly basis for an hour or two. If you would like to help with this, either pop into the school office or ring us on 232614 to find out more. Gillian Pyle, Head of School


11 WOODBURY TENNIS CLUB The AGM was held on 5 February with ten members in attendance. Lou Greenhead was elected president and Tim Greenslade joined the committee. The winter league season is almost at a close. As we have had one of the wettest winters on record, the real success is to have actually played the matches. This has been down to good organisation by our captains Tim Greenslade (men) and Pauline Jones (mixed). Both teams finished mid-table and offered fifteen members the opportunity of playing team tennis. Well done to all. The club will continue to have two men’s teams in the Exeter and District league: A promoted to Div. 5, B demoted to Div. 8, and one mixed team in the East Devon League Div. 5. Friday club sessions will start on Friday 17 April. The junior programme will run during the summer term with the experienced Exmouth coaches John Wingate and Tom Kinch taking charge of the coaching. All those on last year’s list will be contacted. New members (6+) wishing to join, please email Helen (helenryland@btinternet.com) to express interest. There has been no increase in annual subscription rates, which remain at £65 per adult, £40 day membership and £15 junior membership, so we hope Woodbury residents who have played or wish to play the game visit the club and join in. The club is open to all; please come to the courts on a Sunday morning and try it out. A key for casual use (£4 per hour) may be obtained from Pat on 232805 (ruthandpatb@aol.com). Pat Browne WOODBURY VILLAGE HALL The Woodbury Village Hall AGM will take place on Monday 6 April at 19.30 in the DuBuisson Room. Anyone with any interest in the meeting may attend as an observer. However only members of the Village Hall Co Ltd have the right to speak and to vote on proceedings. Graham Jackson, Secretary WVH

WOODBURY NEWS 2020 CLOSING DATES 24 MARCH. 21 APRIL. 19 MAY. 16 JUNE. ALL MATERIAL FOR THE MAGAZINE SHOULD BE SENT TO KAREN SQUIRES, WILLOWFIELD, OAKHAYES ROAD by 19.00 on the closing date, with a name and telephone number, or email to karensquires100@gmail.com


12 HOPE4KIBERA Breaking the cycle of poverty through education Our barn dance on 1 February was a huge success: tickets were sold out and Spinach for Norman gave us a wonderful evening of dancing and fun. Thank you to all our raffle sponsors and to the enthusiastic support of all who came. We raised a massive £900, not bad for our first fundraising event. This will cover the entire costs for a full school year for one pupil and will also pay the head teacher’s salary for a year. We apologise to those of you who came unaware that we were going to give a presentation about the charity during the evening. We realise that we should have included it in our publicity. Overall the dance was a great success and we hope to repeat it next year. Our next event is the John Wynne Way walk. This event will be on Saturday 9 May, so please put it in your diary and more information about this will be coming soon. A life changed A typical story from the school’s admission profiles (printed with Mitchell’s permission): “MITCHELL ADHIAMBO 14 years old, has two siblings with both parents. Wants to be a doctor due to the challenges she has experienced, and which young girls and other people undergo, especially in the slums. Both parents do very small businesses whose profits are way low. The main challenge is school fees. Thanks to all those who support in paying her fees and much thanks to the support they have given to her parents.” If you would like to join us on this exciting journey and be informed about future events in advance, please go to www.hope4kibera.org.uk and click on ‘Register your interest’. Thank you. Linda Collins, Trustee, H4K WOODBURY RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AGM 30 MARCH, 19.30 IN THE CHURCH ROOMS WOODBURY TWINNING ASSOCIATION WINE TASTING EVENING FRIDAY 3 APRIL, 19.30 WOODBURY VILLAGE HALL Members £12, non-members £15 Contact Jan 232694 or Nita 232314


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14 WOODBURY WOMEN’S INSTITUTE What a lovely trip down Memory Lane we had on 13 February when Woodbury Women’s Institute celebrated its 100th birthday with members, former members and guests. The interest our village takes in its history meant we were able to see projected images of our Institute in previous years. In addition, a number of minute books and annual scrapbooks were on display and we were soon hearing comments – ‘Oh, there’s my mother/aunt/Mrs So-and-so’, ‘I enjoyed making that’, ‘That was a good trip’ and plenty of ‘Do you remember .....?’ After reminding us of a few more key points in our history, Sue Bury (repeating the toast given at our 50th anniversary) asked us to raise our glasses and drink a toast to the next 50 years.

As we tucked into the birthday cake, we were treated to an excellent presentation on the History of the Music Halls. This was brought to us ‘For one night only and at great expense’ by Chris Woodward, who kept us entertained with stories of the artistes and their acts. From the covered yards of drinking houses to the London Palladium, from a dwarf equestrian impersonator to the Tiller Girls of 1958, we shared the atmosphere created by the audience participation that was an essential part of the music halls. So, we joined in the choruses and studied the ladies’ hats. It was judged that Jenny Chapman’s competition entry (in shades of blue) would have been the most admired all those years ago.


15 Things have changed dramatically over the last 100 years. Founder members would probably be shocked at the informality of current meetings but the basic aims of the Women’s Institute — “the education of its members in everyday attributes” — were strong and have hardly needed to be changed.

In previous years our members provided a bench for the village and planted a tree. As part of our celebrations and to maintain our links with the past, the bench is being renewed and Dartmoor Tree Surgeons will help us plant a tree on the village green at 11.00 on Saturday 7 March (after the lych gate stall). We would like to invite as many present and former WI members as possible to be there. We have enjoyed beetle drives before and will be doing so again at our next meeting on Thursday 12 March. Pauline Wratten ROYAL BRITISH LEGION COFFEE MORNINGS WEDNESDAY, 10.30 - 12.00. 15 APRIL. (NB no coffee mornings in March or May) RBL ROOM behind Woodbury village hall.


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WOODBURY SALTERTON NEWS HOLY TRINITY CHURCH Mothering Sunday Family Service The March Family service will be postponed from its usual slot of the third Sunday in the month and will take place a week later on Mothering Sunday - 22 March. Breakfast will be served at 09.30 followed by the service, which will be conducted by Mark Lovett. APCM - Annual Parochial Church Meeting This is the AGM of our church when we review the past year’s events and consider how the church is doing financially. Again, thanks to Bob Steventon who audits our church accounts. The meeting, which usually lasts around half an hour, will be held in the church on Monday 30 March at 19.00. It is an open meeting and we would welcome members of the congregation to support our PCC in keeping our church going. Pyjama Party A pyjama party and film night was held in the church on Friday 24 January. Jill Dupain led singing before the children, dressed in pyjamas or onesies, settled down to watch a film warmly wrapped up in their duvets. Hot dogs and squash were served during the film followed by a goody bag of cake, a chocolate bar, crisps and sweets. There was a steady stream of customers for extra sweets which helped to swell the profits and donations to £96.50 for church funds. Thanks to Debbie Jung who organised the event which proved a very enjoyable and memorable evening for the children. There are already requests for future pyjama parties. Beetle Drive Another fun evening playing beetle was held in the village hall on 8 February. Those who came had a most enjoyable evening. Thanks to Debbie Jung for organising this event, which raised £60 for our church funds. Co-operation between our Church School and our Church The School Ethos Committee and School Council, which have now been combined, expressed a wish to help the church in some way. The first of these was to help on the church cake stall in the school playground. Libby Rose and Teagan did an excellent job serving the cakes in February. The school kindly lets us have a cake stall at school for church funds every half term. Cakes are made by a team comprising Jill Dupain, Debbie Jung, Valerie Davieson, Jenny Kemp, Louise Lee and Katharine Wheeler, who also takes the opportunity to sell small knitted items to the children. At the stall on 4 March there will be little knitted dinosaurs sitting on Cadbury’s crème eggs. The sale of cakes usually raises about £35 each time for our church. The Ethos committee and School Council members will be discussing other ways to help the church after the half term break.


17 Monthly Church Coffee Morning with bacon butties The March Coffee morning will be held on Saturday 21 March from 09.30 until 10.30 in church. WOODBURY SALTERTON WOMENS INSTITUTE Gill Bricknell (President) welcomed Sue Strainge’s daughter Louise to the February meeting, which was very well attended. A collection was made for Pennies For Friendship – supporting the Associated Country Women Of The World. Terrie Newman (Secretary) gave an update on the equality and diversity questionnaire which every WI is obliged to complete, saying they will adhere to all the clauses. Some other Institutes had come up with comments on problems raised by some of their members, such as whether a mother could breastfeed her baby during a meeting (especially if the speaker was male), an awkwardness with a member who had transgendered from male to female using the hall’s ladies toilets, and one member who was not a Christian objecting to carols being sung at a WI meeting. Fortunately Woodbury Salterton WI at present has no issues, and Terrie will complete the questionnaire on our behalf. The speaker was Peter Scott JP. His talk A Day in the Life of a Local Magistrate began with how JPs are appointed and the range of qualifying life experiences which make them suitable. JPs deal with 97% of all offences; the other 3% which are serious offences are referred to the Crown Court. JPs also issue search warrants and swear in police officers on behalf of the Queen. Jenny Kemp thanked him for a very interesting and informative talk. The speaker at the Wednesday 11 March meeting, at 19.30 in the village hall, will be Tony Burges on The Jurassic Coast and its Hinterland. The monthly coffee morning at The Digger’s will be on Thursday 19 March at 11.00 and the monthly lunch, also at The Digger’s, on Tuesday 31 March at noon. Katharine Wheeler WHIST DRIVE TUESDAY 17 MARCH AT 19.30 WOODBURY SALTERTON VILLAGE HALL THE SCARECROW CHALLENGE This popular annual event will take place on Sunday 14 June from 14.00 in the Glebe Field. Please put this date in your diaries. The theme this year is People In History – from Caveman to Spaceman. Scarecrow Quiz Katharine Wheeler has been asked to run a quiz in conjunction with this event. If you like quizzes, get your copy of The Scarecrow Quiz (not actually about scarecrows) at £2 each in aid of church funds.


18 WOODBURY SALTERTON C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL Here is a snapshot of what we have been doing in both our learning and the wider curriculum. You’ll find more of our news on the school website on the Latest News page. Identity: Class 3’s learning theme for this term is Identity; the theme is woven through the different aspects of their learning including science, English and art. Activities have been many and varied including creating some stunning artwork. The children began by looking at their facial features, then sketching them in the correct proportions. They then created a half self-portrait using chalk and charcoal in the style of realism. They compared this style to the exaggerated cubist style of Picasso and created the other half self-portrait in an abstract style. Creation Station visited and worked with each pupil to produce a unique portrait in a collage style using and mixing textures and materials. The children evaluated their finished artwork and talked about how their images portrayed their unique individual identities. The children looked at their fingerprints in science and the three types of patterns they have: whorl, arch and loop. They realised that although fingerprints can be classified by type, everybody’s are unique. Rocks, Relics and Rumbles: This is Class 2’s curriculum theme this term. In science lessons they have been finding out how fossils form. To recreate this process, they placed jellied sweets between layers of bread which represented a creature that had died and fallen on the sand (white bread) and then been buried under layers of sediment (brown and granary bread.) They placed heavy books and a stone on top, to apply the pressure that the sediment would have applied to the creature buried underneath it. The children now need to wait a few days to see what happens to the sweets. In the meantime, they have been predicting the results of their experiment. They have also started to find out about the four layers of the earth looking carefully at a variety of rocks and their properties in order to identify the type of rock. Mental Health Awareness Week: The children enjoy watching Newsround each day and finding out what is happening in the world. In Class 2 they found out that Katie Thistleton has struggled with anxiety and depression in the past. In the clip Katie described what anxiety feels like and how important it is to be brave and tell somebody how you are feeling. Schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK took part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was Find your Brave. Class 2 focussed on one of the ‘10 a day choices towards balancing our mental health’.


19 Class 3 used their theme of identity to consider their mental health and looked at other cultures, taking inspiration from Guatemalan worry dolls to design their own ‘Mini Me’ figures. They used a variety of textures to embellish their figures and templates as patterns for cutting around and then stitched fabric pieces together and filled them with wadding. The children plan on using them to help share their worries. Global Belonging: As part of the school’s programme of courageous advocacy, Class 2 have been finding out about what is happening in the world around them. They have read some newspaper articles about the coronavirus, the Australian bushfires and people who suffer with anxiety and depression. They have sat quietly, thought about these events and written either a prayer or a response to explain how they are feeling. World Religions: Class 2 have been learning about Judaism and have reflected on the creation story of Adam and Eve, thinking carefully about the meaning of the story and discussing this. They also enjoyed sequencing pictures of a Jewish creation story and have considered the meaning and significance of each part of the story. They have found out about Shabbat and important festivals including Rosh Hashanah and why it is important to Jews. As part of the lesson they tasted apples dipped in honey, a food which is eaten during this festival. Years 5 & 6 visited Belmont Chapel in Exeter to explore the life of Jesus Christ and why Christians believe he is so special, through the LIFE Exhibition presented by the ICE Team. They visited four zones where they were able to consider the historic and prophetic roots of Jesus, Jesus’ teaching, the miracles of Jesus and finally the “what have we learned about Jesus?” The children really enjoyed taking part in the zones and using the interactive activities to explore the life of Jesus The School Ethos Council have talked to the whole school about the prayer bench in the playground and how they can use the prayer ribbons if they would like to pray to God about something or if they would just like to show they are thinking about something important to them. Please call our admin team on 01395 232649 and ask for our Head of Learning, Mrs Milford, if you would like to book a visit to our school. We welcome children who live out of catchment. Follow us on Facebook for updates on our latest news. Clare Rooke, Chair of Governors, Pebblebed Heath Federation


20 BANGERS AND MASH SUPPER SATURDAY 14 MARCH, 19.30 WOODBURY SALTERTON VILLAGE HALL Tickets from P. Bricknell 01395 232463 or woodsaltvillagehall@outlook.com. Raffle and bring a bottle. Adult £8, under 12 £5. COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNING WOODBURY SALTERTON VILLAGE HALL 09.00 - 12.00 1st Monday of each month, if a Bank Holiday 2nd Monday of the month. £2 for unlimited drinks and cake. Everyone welcome (from babies to retirees). Come and feel part of a community and get to know people living in the village.

WOODBURY AND DISTRICT ROYAL BRITISH LEGION VE DAY COMMEMORATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS on FRIDAY 8 MAY Laying of Commemorative Wreath and Service 11.00 War Memorial Traditional Country Fayre on the Village Green 14.00 - 16.30 Maypole dancing, tugs-of-war, cream tea. Many stalls including cakes, plants and recycling plastic containers, face painting, crafts and much more. See posters around the villages. Bells Ring Out for Peace from St Swithun’s, 19.00 All money raised for the Poppy Appeal. * * * VJ DAY - 15 AUGUST LOCAL HISTORY EXHIBITION AND COFFEE AND CAKE

Laying of Commemorative Wreath 11.00 War Memorial Followed by Exhibition and Coffee Royal British Legion Room, Woodbury Village Hall WOODBURY NEWS is available online via Facebook and Twitter.


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EXTON NEWS ST ANDREW’S CHURCH, EXTON SUNDAY SERVICES FOR MARCH 1 - 1st Sunday of Lent, 18.00 Evening Service. 8 - 2nd Sunday of Lent, 09.30, Holy Communion. 15 - 3rd Sunday of Lent, Lay Led Service. 22 - 09.30, Mothering Sunday Family Holy Communion. 29 - 5th Sunday of Lent, 09.30, Joint Community Holy Communion at Aylesbeare church. ESTUARY LEAGUE OF FRIENDS 01392 879009 www.estuary-league-of-friends.co.uk Repair Café We had a very successful first Saturday at The Hub in January with all kinds of electrical items being fixed. These included lamps, coffee grinders and weighing scales. We also now have a seamstress sharing her skills, though she does not do zip repairs. We are still looking for local residents with different skills to volunteer their expertise and time, repairing clothing, bicycles, electric appliances, furniture and any wooden objects. Our next repair café will be Saturday 28 March. Craft We will be meeting from 10.00 – 12.00 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Our next sessions will be on 3 and 17 March in the Weston Room. Sessions will cost £2 per person, when we will be making cards and tags from recycled Christmas cards. Why not come and enjoy the fun and good company. Post Office Having now been open for four months we are pleased to update our services. Currency: Pre-order currency by 13.00 for next day collection, dollars and euros available in stock; Travel Money Cards which can be used in shops, restaurants or bars around the world wherever you see the MasterCard acceptance mark. You can also move money between currencies via our app or online. Staff are ready to help during opening hours. Volunteers Required  Transport Drivers to take people to doctors’ or hospital appointments.  Repair Café We are looking for skilled help with repairs.  Reading Support Group Tuesday afternoons, helping children improve their reading skills. For all enquiries please ring 01392 879009. Audrey Elphick EXTON VILLAGE EVENTS (EVE) AGM MONDAY 16 MARCH, 19.30 EXTON VILLAGE HALL All welcome – interested in joining the commitee? Come and enjoy a drink and some nibbles.


22 WOODBURY PARISH COUNCIL Woodbury Parish Council Offices Greenside, Greenway, Woodbury EX5 1LP Tel: 01395 233791. Email: woodburyparishcouncil@gmail.com We are raising funds to establish a Devon Air Ambulance night-landing site next to Woodbury Tennis Club off Orchard Close. Devon Air Ambulance, Woodbury Parish Council and the Tennis Club are working together to establish a community landing site for the benefit of the parish. The playing field next to the tennis club has been assessed by Devon Air Ambulance as offering an excellent site for this facility, with good access and providing a strategic point for patients to be conveyed to hospital and for the medical teams to be able to reach any patient in the parish quickly. The night-landing site will need remotely controlled lighting, to be activated only when needed in an emergency. No other changes to the use or management of the site will be needed. Over 46% of the project costs are already in place through a grant from Devon Air Ambulance. We now really need help to raise the final £3,500 to get our community landing site operational as soon as possible. It will only be used on rare occasions and at night, but will enable a quicker response — essential to save lives. We are using a new method of crowdfunding. If you wish to donate visit our online fundraising page: https://www.gofundme.com/woodbury-devon-air-ambulance Woodbury Parish Council and Devon Air Ambulance would like to thank you for your support. Just like our defibrillators, this is something advantageous to have but we hope it never needs to be used. David Craig, Proper Officer, Clerk & RFO WOODBURY COMMUNITY LONG TABLES In aid of FORCE SATURDAY 4 JULY, 17.00 to 22.30 WOODBURY VILLAGE GREEN Purchase a table for £20 for 6 people. Bring your own chair/ food/wine etc. Decorate your table, gazebo. All tables will be on the village green. Music/entertainment/prizes/band/dancing. Choose a theme for your table and maybe dress with the theme. First, second and third prizes for the best dressed tables. Draft beer/Pimms/ice cream/sausage and salad van. Little China will be open so you could order a Chinese banquet. Please contact Chris Lear 01395 232772 chrisalear06@gmail.com for further information.


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100 YEARS IN WOODBURY WI

On Oakhayes lawn in late 1920s


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Founder member Miss Blanche Fulford planting a tree in 1952, presented by the WI to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

A typical meeting in the 1950s


25 Photos left - 20 May 1959 Outing to Dartmouth

Photo above - seat placed on the Green Spot to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Photo below - the Golden Jubilee Party in 1970


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February 1990 President Betty Briggs with the restored seat commemorating the 70th anniversary

2009 Garden Party

Party in 2005

March 2014 in Paris

May 2014 listening to a speaker


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ROUND AND ABOUT

DEATHS We are sorry to report the death of Ronald Peter George Justin of Woodbury on 23 November after a long illness. We send our condolences to his wife Irene and their five daughters and extended family. Brought up in Birmingham, Ron excelled at gymnastics at school; in his fifties he started running half marathons. He went to many exciting places in the Middle East for national service where he even got involved with parachuting. He married Irene in 1960 and they eventually moved to Devon, where Ron set up a small family plastering business which grew into a bigger business working on new-build plastering contracts mainly in Devon, but sometimes Cornwall and Birmingham. Ron and Irene lived with their family in Exmouth and Ebford, and on their own in Woodbury in their later years. Ron finally retired in 2012 and enjoyed time with family. A packed congregation celebrated Ron’s life at St Swithun’s Church, Woodbury on 5 December; family members and friends gave tributes. Thank you to those who kindly attended and for all the lovely cards sent to the family. Stacey Halfyard Nancie Grist died peacefully on Thursday 20 February at Green Tree Court Nursing Home, Pinhoe, following a courageous and dignified fight against ill health. Nancie led a full, varied and interesting life and had been involved with many societies and organisations within the Woodbury area and further afield since she moved to Woodbury in 1987 with her late husband, the Rev’d Bob Grist. A service to celebrate her life will take place on Monday 23 March at 14.00 in St Swithun’s Church, Woodbury, followed by a private family burial in Woodbury Cemetery. Nancie asked for one family wreath only, but friends may give donations to ShelterBox in lieu of flowers. Peter, Christine and family very much hope that many of Nancie’s friends and neighbours can join with them for this service, and to gather at the Maltsters Arms afterwards to remember and share memories of such a remarkable and muchloved Nancie who touched the lives of many and who will be greatly missed. Peter and Christine Grist WOODBURY NEWS to your door … If you are a new resident to the area, or would like your Woodbury News to be delivered to your door monthly, just call Karen Squires on 233299 and she will put you in contact with your local deliverer. Any queries regarding delivery of Woodbury News within Exton should be directed to Audrey Elphick on 01392 876909.


28 DEATHS cont’d/… Juliette Limb of Exton died on 24 January. Juliette was born in 1939 in Cirencester. She suffered with yellow fever and moved to Bath to be nursed by her grandmother. Although she was baptised in case she didn’t survive this, she recovered. Her father was in the RAF so they moved, because of the Second World War, from London to Weston-super-Mare. In 1947 she and her mother joined him in Egypt, sailing on the SS Otranto. Juliette attended school in the Canal zone, and later in Lebanon, Malta and Cyprus. These were happy days which included doting upon Timothy the tortoise which she used to place in her bicycle basket and cycle around together. She returned to Bath and boarding school, meeting and making lifelong friends. She then entered the nursing profession, training at the Royal London Hospital and with the Princess Mary’s RAF Nursing Service, with some time in Germany. When on leave there, she travelled widely in her Mini. She subsequently gained a nursing position with BOAC at Heathrow. In 1972 she met Bernard John who was serving in the RAF and they married, with Julian their son being born one year later. They joined Bernard at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus and Juliette worked part-time in nursing there and helping out at the Anglican church, especially with fetes and raising money for its work. In 1992 they moved to Abu Dhabi where she helped disabled children to swim and she herself gained an Award of Merit swimming medal. She also worked again as a part-time nurse at Christchurch hospital. The family returned to Bath and Juliette helped pioneer the development of care for patients with dementia. Juliette was a keen singer and joined choirs - the Westminster Choral, the Bath Choral and the Akrotiri singers – and when she moved to Exton in 1995 she sang with the Clyst St Mary choir and the music group in Woodbury. She led a very active life with the Garden Club, Estuary League and the craft group where she made some beautiful Christmas decorations, exquisite patchwork quilts and knitted articles. Juliette had a knack of attracting people (whether whilst queuing at the bank or travelling by coach, bus or plane) who would unburden themselves, as she was a good listener with a friendly face. She also had a passion for wildlife including hedgehogs - see February’s edition of Woodbury News, page 21. Juliette was a keen member of the Hedgehog Preservation Society. She will be missed, but may she rest in peace.


29 WELCOME A warm welcome to two new families who have moved to Globe Hill: Kelly and Mark Beezer who have moved from Topsham with their cat, and Roz Romilly, Bailey and Bo the dog. We hope that they settle in well and enjoy all that village life has to offer. QUARTER PEAL A quarter peal was rung on Sunday 26 January at St Swithun’s Church in memory of Major Jonathan Lear RM OBE, who passed away in 2009. Jonathan was Tower Captain from 1996 to 2008. The peal was also in memory of John Glanvill, who passed away in 2019. John rang for many years from 1950 and was ringing when his father John LS Glanvill was Tower Captain. Grandsire Doubles was rung by: 1st Bell Chris Lear 4th Bell Oliver Coldrick (Captain) 2nd Bell David Wills 5th Bell Richard Winnell 3rd Bell Chris Wakefield 6th Bell John Fisher This was the first quarter peal rung after the return of the bells on 8 December 2019 after a silence of six months when the bells were away for refitting and galvanising. Chris Lear

CLYST VALLEY CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERTS Puccini Messa di Gloria and opera choruses 25 April, 19.30, St Margaret's Church, Topsham 26 April, 19.30, Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth Tickets from 01395 232318.


30 MISCHIEVOUS LAD, HONEST FELLOW 75 Years of Dealing by Kilve Marchant Last year, I was asked by Debbie Marchant if I would do some typing for Kilve. The aim was to produce a small volume of selected memoirs which Kilve had been writing over some years. The book has now been published and is an interesting, sometimes eye-opening, account of life when people who were prepared to work hard were able to make their way in the world – although I’m not sure I know of many who would be prepared to work quite so hard, and in often unpleasant conditions, to achieve their goals. It’s an honest, unflinching story of a life, and I was very proud to have contributed to it, if only in a small way. I am sure that Kilve would be more than happy to provide further information for anyone who might be interested in reading his story, which has been illustrated by well-known local artist, Nick Watton. I know that Kilve and Debbie were very pleased with the Short Run Press of Sowton, Exeter, who couldn’t have been more considerate throughout. I am also sure that Kilve would have many more stories to relate, but I don’t know if he could ever find the time! Kilve’s book is available from Kilve Marchant in the Arch at Woodbury, price £9.95. Dawn Perkins

WEATHER REPORT Rainfall for January here at Ebford has at last returned to a more average amount of 74mm, just less than 3 inches. However, the majority of 37mm fell between 13th and 16th of the month. Average January amount between 2015 and 2019 was 79mm. So the winter continues with hardly any frosty weather, only rain and recently, second week of February, very heavy rain and cold winds. Norman Cann The Woodbury News attempts to represent a variety of views within the community, but does not accept responsibility for anything but Editorial comment. While it may publish unacknowledged material, nothing is included unless the Editor knows the name and address of the author(s).


31 THE FRENCH MEAL

I wish to thank everyone for supporting the French Meal on Saturday 22 February. The village hall was packed with ongoing chatter and laughter. The team produced some wonderful food, the wine flowed and Catherine Lake was the icing on the cake with her wonderful singing of French songs. The proceeds will be given to FORCE. After deducting costs, we raised the grand total of ÂŁ1,000. Thank you to the wonderful Woodbury community. Chris Lear

Ed: The Woodbury community thanks Chris for all she does for FORCE.


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Doing the right thing Please consider the following statements that I believe to be facts:  There is no single cause of climate change or the loss of biodiversity.  There is no single course of action that will reverse the trends of increasingly disruptive weather events, or that will re-establish populations of wildlife.  Signing petitions and declaring emergencies will not make the problems go away.  We all need to take actions now to help the environment. People say the plastic bag tax, the banning of plastic drinking straws, the changeover to low-energy light bulbs, cotton-wool buds with paper rather than plastic cores and the numerous other initiatives that have been put forward to save the planet are futile. I do not think these people are correct. Every one of these campaigns has raised public awareness of the mess we are now in. The changes that have been made have all reduced the damage we are doing to the planet. Most importantly, people are now willing to make changes and understand why they are being asked to do so. We are not going to make single-use plastics obsolete overnight, but it will happen because people are demanding alternatives. Many people are still sceptical about electric cars but they will soon become the norm. In a few years’ time it will become hard to find a filling station: as demand for conventional petrol or diesel fuel reduces, they will start to close down. When was the last time you saw an advert on television for a car that wasn't electric? In 1901 horses were the main form of transport and there were hardly any motor cars or tractors. By the end of the war in 1918 the internal combustion engine had taken the place of horses. I predict that the end of fossil fuel use will come surprisingly soon. The resale value of petrol or diesel cars in ten years’ time will be negligible because fuel will become an expensive commodity that is hard to find. Anyone buying a new car in the next five years needs to take this into consideration. Eight year warranties and a 300 mile range are now the norm. With running costs being a tiny fraction of conventional vehicles, the time of the electric car charged by cheap, green energy is upon us. It is going to be far harder and more expensive to pull greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere in years to come than it would be to stop releasing them in the next few years. The good news is the actions we need to take will not be detrimental to our lives. The creation of new forests, woodlands and small copses is already happening and they will create beautiful new landscapes within a few years.


33 We are helping Woodbury WI celebrate their 100th anniversary by planting a lime tree on the village green. Woodbury Salterton will be getting a new crab-apple tree on the land at the bottom of New Way and Exton will be getting a new tree near the Puffing Billy. In December 2019 local farmer Paul Glanvill of Rydon Farm decided to take on the planting of trees in order to help the environment. He identified an area that was difficult to cultivate and set about looking at his options. The result was inspiring. He purchased a selection of 50 native trees from Perry Hale Nursery at Honiton along with tube-guards to protect them from deer.

In one day Paul and his friend Tom Ralph installed the posts and planted the young trees, changing the future face of the landscape. An area of ground that was hard to farm is now the location of 'Higher Headlands Copse'. Trees that were surplus to their requirements were used to fill gaps in the hedgerows nearby. The new trees will grow very quickly. In three to five years’ time they will be established and in ten years’ time they will be looking spectacular. We are really hopeful Paul is leading the way and that other local landowners will follow his example. The new copse will provide nest sites for birds, cover for insects and mammals, and connectivity to other habitats. Woodland can absorb 60 times more rainwater than grassland and so Higher Headlands Copse will help reduce flooding in Exton. Trees absorb and lock in carbon dioxide reducing the effects of climate change. Woodland creation is an essential part of the work we need to do to save our planet. Paul has shown that with a little creative thinking and ingenuity we can make changes and improvements without making huge sacrifices. There is still hope for a bright green future if we all take action now. Please get in touch with us at info@wild-woodbury.org or call Tony Bennett on 07971 082384 with any wildlife issues or stories. Please join our Facebook group Wild-Woodbury and check out our website http://www.wild-woodbury.org to find out more about what we are doing to help our local wildlife. Tony Bennett


34 RSPB AYLESBEARE COMMON Welcome to the new decade from all of us here at RSPB Aylesbeare! It’s been a bit of a wet start to the year and our team have been soaked on many an occasion, but that hasn’t put us or the wildlife off – a lot of people have come up to us on the reserve to let us know they’ve spotted Dartford warblers around the heath. It’s always good to know the Dartys have been flitting about, and as the new year has swept in, we’ve been busy doing the bulk of our annual winter scrub clearance to make sure the Pebblebeds remain a valuable habitat for all our brilliant birds. Our team has taken out chunks of birch and leggy gorse across Aylesbeare and Harpford Commons where they’ve been trying to encroach on the heaths, so that’s meant plenty of controlled fires to warm us up in the January rain. We don’t just burn the scrub we cut to keep us warm; it’s a vital aspect of our habitat management schemes, preventing nutrients overloading the soil and allowing the grass to take over. Controlled burns dispose of the plant matter effectively and all the scrub we remove contributes to maintaining the open areas of the Commons for our groundnesting birds and other specialist wildlife. Our winter bird surveys have found a good number of species flying about. There are the usual suspects: robins, wrens and a variety of tits, plus sparrowhawks, plenty of woodpeckers, jack snipe, and three woodcock, one of which flew right into the face of this writer, frightening the life out of her! We hope you’ve all been able to get out and enjoy some of these birds and, if you see something exciting or unusual, please feel free to let us know. We would like to remind people when visiting this special place, that the car park is on the opposite side of the road to the main reserve – the track down the middle is exclusively for access to the farm and use by RSPB staff. Some of our volunteers have been working down by the ford to create more butterfly habitats. The silver-studded blue needs bare ground to bask in the morning (the butterfly equivalent of coffee – which I think we can all relate to). Differences in the length of short heathland vegetation promotes different rates of growth in the plants, creating the variety the butterflies and caterpillars need in their diets. The silver-studded blue populations that remain in England are small, but our population is doing well; adult butterflies tend to be on the wing from June onwards, so controlling the scrub at this time of year ensures there is fresh new growth when they lay their eggs. The ponies we lease from our graziers were all turned out together on Aylesbeare and Harpford Commons at the beginning of February and are a mix of Dartmoor and Exmoor breeds. These cute little characters will be free to roam over the heaths until autumn unless circumstances change – helping us manage the scrub the same way their wild ancestors would have done thousands of years ago.


35 If you are concerned about your dog interacting with the ponies, refer to the Pebble Bed Dog Code and always keep your dog in your sight. On the subject of our favourite four-legged friends, we have had some complaints about dog-mess left on the heaths. Please remember to bag it and take it away with you to dispose of safely. Leaving ‘presents’ on the ground means excess nutrients are taken into the soil, changing the pH and therefore adversely affecting the range of plants and species that survive there. Looking ahead to the summer, we have just released tickets for the nightjar walks we guide over Aylesbeare Common in May, June and July once they finish their migration from Africa to breed on the heaths. If you would like to join us for an hour and a half one evening to look for the nightjars, tickets can be bought from https:\\rspb-aylesbearenightjar20.eventbrite.co.uk and we hope to see you there. Ellie Woolway, Devon Reserves Administrator Exe Estuary (01392 833311) & Aylesbeare Common (01395 233655) Eleanor.woolway@rspb.org.uk. Mobile – 07834174541. YARD SALE SATURDAY 2 MAY, 10.00 - 14.00 GREENSIDE, GREENWAY, WOODBURY Bring your own table, no site fees, what you sell is yours. Start sorting out the unwanted STUFF and come and join us. Contact Chris Lear 01395 232772 chrislear06@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a space. SAVE THE DATE DEVON BIG BREAKFAST SATURDAY 16 MAY WOODBURY VILLAGE HALL Tickets on sale soon. NOTE TO CONTRIBUTORS FROM THE EDITORIAL TEAM We are most grateful to all contributors for sending in copy and photographs for inclusion in Woodbury News. Without your efforts, our monthly publication simply would not exist. However, please may we remind you to help us by sending in your contributions by the closing date, and even more importantly, before the deadline of 19.00 on that day. If you are not yet on the list of people who have already provided me with their email address so that I can send you a reminder each month, please do so now. This arrives in your inbox one week before the deadline. Emails go out bcc, so no-one knows who else is on the list. Sue Bury (Editor), suebury@aol.com


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With spring upon us, here is a seasonal update from across the Estate. Clinton Farms At the beginning of February, we welcomed Sam Briant-Evans as farms manager. Greg Gray has also been appointed as main tractor driver and both are settling well into their new roles in the team. In drier weather we were able to get slurry out onto the grass leys and have started ploughing in preparation for spring cropping at Kingston and Dotton farms. Grass has grown well in the mild weather, so we were able to turn some milking cows out at Otter Dairy last month, to utilise the grazing we have available. At Ashtree farm, hedge laying took place. This long-term restoration project is part of ongoing hedgerow maintenance across the farms. River Otter The River Otter Beaver Trial draws to a close this month and the publication of the science and evidence report presents the biodiversity benefits, the impact dams have on flood risk, fish passage and water quality, the health and population growth of the beavers and documents people’s attitudes and perceptions during the five-year trial. The report can be found at https:// www.devonwildlifetrust.org/what-we-do/our-projects/river-otter-beaver-trial Funding has recently been approved to help with the delivery of the Lower Otter Restoration Project. The bid for this grant, worth around £8.5 million, was led by Environment Agency partners who, with the Estate and the Conservation Trust, have been developing the initiative since 2014. Although funding is in place, we still need to submit a detailed planning application as without this we cannot proceed. Should planning be granted, we would be in a position to begin work on the scheme from autumn 2020. One of the many outputs would be the creation of 100 hectares of mudflat and saltmarsh as well as naturalising the lower river valley as far as possible. This will elevate the conservation value of the lower Otter Valley from regional to international significance and is one of the most exciting and ambitious habitat restoration schemes in the South West. Pebblebed Heaths Car park improvements and modifications were agreed last month, and work will commence soon to be completed in stages. Redistributing and upgrading parking across the site will improve safety and visitor experience whilst minimising wildlife disturbance, damage to trees or heritage features and antisocial behaviour.


37 Successful teamwork has enabled groups of volunteers to support each other’s work. The practical team cleared a number of Neolithic bowl barrows on Bicton and Woodbury commons, which members of the archaeological team had flagged as nearly disappearing amongst invasive vegetation. They also employed energetic raking skills to improve sites across the commons for our rare silver studded blue butterfly. This was much appreciated by our ecological monitoring team who were able to show us butterfly eggs overwintering nearby. Kate Ponting, Countryside Learning Officer kate.ponting@clintondevon.com 01395 443 881

Your Woodbury News representative will be visiting you soon to collect your annual subscriptions. If you could have the correct money - £6.00 in an envelope with your name and address, this would be very much appreciated. Thank you for subscribing to Woodbury News.

HOSPISCARE EVENTS Men’s Walk – 14 March 2020 Take part in an 8-mile walk raising much needed funds for Hospiscare. Starting and finishing at the Double Locks Pub, the route will take you along the historic Exeter Quay. Enjoy a warm welcome back at the pub, together with a free pint and pasty, and then relax in Hospiscare’s heated marquee with three games of rugby on big screens: Wales v Scotland 14.15, Italy v England 16.45, France v Ireland 20.00. Entry – advance entry is £25 each or £80 for a team of 4. The event is open to men and boys aged 12 and over. Sign up online at www.menswalkexeter.co.uk. Hospiscare Coffee Morning Month - March Organising a Hospiscare Coffee Morning is simple and fun, and the money raised goes towards the charity’s care of local people living with a terminal illness. So, boil that kettle, don your apron and start baking those cakes! Please get in touch with Hospiscare for your free Coffee Morning pack today – fundraising@hospiscare.co.uk or call 01392 688020. Or to find out more - www.putthekettleon.org.uk.


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39 SCIENCE & MATHS TUITION Science KS3-GCSE, A Level Chemistry. Maths 11+, SATS Preparation and GCSE. Maria McGlashan Bsc(Hons) PGCE QTS. www.spacetolearnscience.co.uk 07760 443536 (11/12) EXE INTERIORS & HANDYMAN SERVICES for all home improvement requirements inc. painting & decorating, wall & floor tiling, bathrooms & kitchens, handyman service. Call Sean 07967 777396. (9/12) RUBBISH REMOVALS Domestic and Commercial. Environment Agency licensed. No job too small. Tel: 0800 335 7610 / 07979 841376. www.rubbishremovalsexeter.com. (10/12) PROPERTY MAINTENANCE – James Waddell Interior & Exterior, Carpentry, Flooring, Fencing & Gates, Plumbing, Decking, Bathrooms & Kitchens, General Repairs. Free Advice & Estimates 01395 263496. (9/12) SYNERGI EVERTHING PLUMBING AND HEATING For all your plumbing and heating needs. Large or small jobs at fair prices. Boiler servicing, repairs and care plans. Local, reliable and efficient. Gas, Oil, and LPG. Tel Synergi 01395 542226. www.synergisw.co.uk. (10/12) BOO TO A GOOSE THEATRE Award winning, interactive children's shows for stress free parties with puppets, games & face painting. Reliable, trustworthy. DBS. www.bootoagoosetheatre.co.uk 01395 233874 (10/12) ROOFING Woodbury based RWI Roofing Specialising in Slating, Tiling, Re-Roof, New Roof, Repairs, Guttering. For a friendly, reliable service call Ray 232926, or 07988 691051 (As recmd in OurLocalExpert.co.uk). (6/12) MOBILE FOOT HEALTH PRACTITIONER - providing services such as nail cutting, corn and callus removal, thickened nail reduction. For appointments please call 01392 949030 (4/12) ACCOUNTS AND TAX SERVICE Sole Trades, Partnerships, Limited Companies and Personal Tax. Full range of advice. Fixed fee plans and free initial consultation/quotation. Wheelers Accountants Tel: 233184. (1/24) Have you got an interesting photo to illustrate your article? If so, we'd love to see it, but please remember that we need high resolution photos - not too dark, but clear and sharp - as low resolution photos do not reproduce well on non-photographic paper. Please remember to ask permission from any people included in your photos, and that photos of children require parental permission. Send all submissions to karensquires100@gmail.com


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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Woodbury WI, Tree-planting. 11.00. Village Green. Garden Club. 19.15. WVH. One Hundred Perfect Plants. WSWI: Jurassic Coast. 19.30, WSVH. Woodbury WI Beetle Drive. 19.00, WVH. Bangers and Mash Supper. 19.30, WSVH. Hospiscare Men’s Walk. Exton Village Events (EVE) AGM. 19,30. EVH. Friday Night Flix. WVH. Doors open 18.45 for 19.30. Spring Forward Saturday. Topsham. www.lovetopsham.co.uk Woodbury Residents Association AGM. 19.30, Church Rooms. Twinning Association Wine Tasting Evening, 19.30, WVH. Woodbury Village Hall AGM. 19.30. Dubuission Room. Woodbury WI Creative weaving with Pam Day. Woodbury Garden Club. Growing Up! 19.15, WVH. Woodbury Tennis Club. Friday Club sessions start. RBL Coffee Morning. 10.30-12.00. RBL Room, WVH. Charity Quiz. 18.30 for 19.00. WVH. (07831 121268) Friday Night Flix. WVH. Doors open 18.45 for 19.30. FoSS Spring Concert. Clyst Valley Choral Society Concert. 19.30, Topsham. Clyst Valley Choral Society Concert. 19.30, Exmouth. Yard Sale. Greenside, Greenway, Woodbury. 10.00-14.00. WHS A Short History of Tiverton - M Sampson. 19.30, WVH VE Day. Laying of wreath, 11.00. War Memorial. Village Fayre, 14.00-16.30, Woodbury village green. 9 May Woodbury Garden Club Plant Sale. 10.30-12.00. WVH. 9 May H4K: John Wynne Way Walk. 12 May Woodbury Garden Club. No-dig Gardening, 19.15, WVH. 14 May Woodbury WI AGM. 19.00, WVH. 15-18 May Twinning Association visit to Bretteville. 16 May Devon Big Breakfast. Woodbury Village Hall. 23 May Friday Night Flix. WVH. 18.45 for 19.30. (NB Saturday) 14 June W/Salterton Scarecrow Challenge. 14.00, Glebe Field. 26 June Friday Night Flix. WVH. Doors open 18.45 for 19.30. 4 July Woodbury Community Long Tables. 17.00-22.30. 11 July FoSS Summer Concert. 1 August Woodbury Garden Club Flower and Vegetable Show. WVH. 15 August VJ Day. Laying of wreath, 11.00, War Memorial, followed by Local History Exhibition and Coffee. RBL Room, WVH. 3 Sep. WHS Origins of the Parish of Woodbury, G Selley, 19.30, WVH 5 Nov. WHS The Blackshirts of Devon – Todd Gray, 19.30, WVH.


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Further to many recent enquiries:

Robert Miller Local Painter & Decorator of many years, is still in business. A lifetime of experience! All painting and decorating jobs considered. Contact Bob on

01395 233773 or 07800 854839 THORNS COTTAGE, WOODBURY


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WOODBURY GARAGE Local family business

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MOTS SERVICE REPAIRS ALL MAKES & MODELS ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS

The Arch, Woodbury EX5 1LL woodburygarage@hotmail.co.uk

T: 01395 233004 M: 07527 125956


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Woodbury Salterton Village Hall Hall –Tables and Chairs, Well equipped kitchen with cooker and fridge, crockery and cutlery inclusive in hire. Modest Rates. For bookings please contact:

Pat or Gill Bricknell 01395 232463

Woodbury Village Hall Hall and two meeting rooms, Fully equipped kitchen WIFI, sound system and projector Available for: Dances and Parties Meetings and Classes Exhibitions and Craft Fairs Badminton, Plays, Business Lettings For bookings please contact: Robin or Marian Lennox Tel: 01395 232126 email:- woodburyvh@gmail.com www.woodburyvillagehall.org.uk


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Welcoming New Patients A friendly, caring practice providing the very latest treatment techniques, in a relaxed setting:

 Routine dental care with oral health assessment

 Cosmetic dental treatments including whitening, implants, veneers

 Crowns made on the day of your visit, with no need for impressions!!

Facial Rejuvenation treatment Discreet clinics now available. Speak to our friendly team.

Tel: 01395 442552

www.budleighdentalpractice.co.uk


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Woodbury Dance Studio RAD BALLET Grades and Majors

Children from 2½ years Principal: Mary Griffiths ARAD, MA(Oxon) Tel: 01395 271249 marygriffiths@hotmail.com www.woodburydance.co.uk All classes at Woodbury C of E Primary School

T.D. BUILDERS General Quality Building Service * New builds & Extensions * Brickwork & Block work * Rendering & Plastering * Drives & Patios * All types of building work undertaken !! FREE ESTIMATES

01395 233995 or 07751 738092


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Woodbury News is an independent magazine for the Parish of Woodbury, Devon

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Woodbury News is an independent magazine for the Parish of Woodbury, Devon