Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Barn Dance - 9th November

Barn Dance

With “Banned From The Moor”

Manaton Parish Hall,

Friday November 9th

From 7.00 p.m.

Refreshments/Donations Bar

Tickets: Adults - £7 and Under 16s - £4
Family (2 adults + under 16s) - £20

Available from:
Jan Baker (221 363)
Jane Ducker (221 255)
Rose Underhill (221 526)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Show and Fair - see you all on the 11 August

SHOW & FAIR – 11 AUGUST 2012

The best value summer’s afternoon in the country is coming this Saturday, August 11, when the Manaton Show and Fair kicks off at 13:30!
A fantastic afternoon of activities and events will see the following events:

• Children’s Races at 14.00
• Dartmoor Hill Pony Circus Display at 14.30
• Morris Dancing at 15.00
• Classic Cars at 15.30
• Inter Pub Tug of War at 16.00

The Dog Show will run in the next arena from 2pm– same classes as last year, except “most appealing eyes” will be replaced by “waggiest tail”

Of course, the Show part will be in the marquee from the start – given this year’s start to summer, world’s biggest rhubarb could be on. All the prizes, for everything, ought to take place between 4.00 and 4.30, whilst exhausted tug of war contenders refresh themselves for the finals.

Teas, courtesy of the W.I., will be at the Hall and there is a spectacular Exhibition in the Church, featuring the arts and crafts of Manaton and Manatonians, building on the recent Galsworthy Exhibition.

On and around the main field we will have the expected games, stalls and ice creams (get there early, because of the beating sun). Ferret racing is back due to popular demand so make sure you have your racing tickets and the Kestor will be at full stretch in the pavilion.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Messenger 34 - Jubilee Weekend to Show and Fair

The latest edition of the Messenger is now out. Please see the updated pages on the Jubilee weekend and the Show and Fair.

Remember to make your entries, give your submissions for Show and Fair and also offers of help are all gratefully received!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Celebrate the Jubilee in Manaton

Manaton is hosting a weekend of activities in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

See the Jubilee page for details and contacts.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Rood Screen Funding Update

Our S O S Save our Screen appeal has got off to a tremendous start with donations coming in and a welcome commitment by Ugbrook Environmental Ltd of £5,000 towards it; this helps a great deal when we apply to other Trusts for grants.

Other events in aid of the screen include
Sunday 17th June from 2.30pm to 5pm - Cream tea in the Parish Hall
Sunday 1st July - Christina and John Everett have kindly offered to do a lunch
Saturday 14th July - David and Wendy Wells at Becky Falls are offering a BBQ evening for families which we believe the "scary monsters show"will feature in the entertainment. Plans still need to be finalised so watch this space.

A big thank you to everyone.

Jill Rogers and Joan Hayes, churchwardens.

Pets Church Service - Sunday 12 August

For the last couple of years, St Winifred's church has held its popular Pet Service during the midsummer festivities in the village. This year we are not having it over the Jubilee weekend, but will hold it during the Show and Fair weekend in August ie on Sunday 12th at 5pm; there will be no service in the morning so this will allow the exhibition in the church to still be available during the morning for people to see, especially those doing teas in the parish hall on Saturday.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Manaton - Art Exhibtion and WI Open Coffee Morning

Saturday 21 April will see the Art Club hold an Art Exhibition in the Village Hall and Manaton WI will also be hosting an Open Garden and coffee morning at Rock Cottage Manaton. All welcome from 10am until Noon to visit the garden, sample the cake stall, plants for sale and bric a brac. £1 for coffee and a home-made biscuit. Any queries phone Jean on 221305

Then from 11am until 16:00 you can visit the Parish Hall to enjoy the Art Club's Art exhibition.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Welcome to Preb. Simon Franklin

We extend a very warm welcome to Preb. Simon Franklin and his wife Anne who are settling into the vicarage in Moreton and to Anne's mother Joan who has also come to live in Moreton. We hope they will be very happy here and all Church wardens are very relieved to have a vicar to call on again. The vicarage telephone number is; 01647 441413 and Simon's email address is;
safranklin@btinternet.com. Please note that his day off is Wednesday!

Jill Rogers and Joan Hayes, church wardens

The Easter Services at St Winifred's Church, Manaton and St Andrew's Church, Moreton will be as follows.

St Andrew's - Maundy Thursday (5th April) 19:30 - A meditative Service.
St Andrew's - Good Friday (6th April) 10:00 - Way of the Cross, starting at the Chapel, Fore Street, for children and adults.

St Winifred's - Good Friday (6th April) 12:00 (noon) - Meditative Service.
St Winifred's - Easter Day (8th April) 11:00 - Eucharist service (finishing with everyone singing the Hallelujah chorus from The Messiah) - Preacher Rev. Tim Woods

St Andrew's - Easter Day (8th April) - Eucharist - Preacher Preb. Simon Franklin

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MED Theatre at Manaton 09 and 10 March 2012

Can you step into the same river twice?

dealing with water and school catchments -
how do the networks of water and school influence us?

Close friends Kim and Vicki are separated when Vicki moves house, goes to a new school and becomes wrapped up in helping a pen-friend in Africa whose village is experiencing a drought - but Kim cannot forget. An old Dartmoor river myth, the siting of a new housing development and conversations on the school bus bring the influence of human and river catchments into sharp focus as the drama moves forward towards the threat of a fatal flood...

This stylised new play features puppets, music and ensemble work in a tapestry of storytelling.

Fri 9th March - Manaton Parish Hall, 7.30pm (preview)

Sat 10th March - Manaton Parish Hall, 7.30pm

Wed 14th March - Belstone Village Hall, 7.30pm

Thu 15th March, West Exe College, Exeter, 7.30pm

Fri 16th March, Moretonhampstead Parish Hall, 7.30pm

Sat 17th March, Moretonhampstead Parish Hall, 7.30pm

Tickets £7 adults, £3.50 children, £6 concessions

[Preview £5 adults, £3 children]

To book please telephone 01647 441356 or email info@medtheatre.co.uk

Monday, January 9, 2012

Manaton Messenger - Survey January 2012

Issue 32 of the Manaton Messenger has been produced and is distributed to all Manaton households in mid-January. To see the latest (and previous) copies visit the Manaton Messenger page.
The key article for this edition is whether people value and read the Messenger or whether it should be stopped. Share your thoughts by filling in the following

Many thanks
Manaton Parish Council