Recent village events

Our recent 92nd Garden Show was a huge success. Excellent support and great fun.

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A wonderful Jumble sale was held on Saturday 22nd April, 2023.
It was an amazing effort by the whole community and £950 plus was raised the the continued maintenance of the hall.

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Holbeton’s Got Talent Saturday 18th March saw a packed village hall for this year’s Holbeton’s Got Talent, organised by the Village Twinning Organisation. It was a fabulous evening of song, dance and sketches involving all ages and compered again with wit and verve by Simon Edwards and Keith Waters.
This year’s competition was won by Dance Fusion and their name will be engraved on the Paddy Power Cup.

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Wassail 2023
Our annual Wassail was a great success  with a fun noisy procession through the village at night after a day of lantern making and pruning.
Our orchard looks very smart. A big thank you to all concerned. 

Holbeton Players 

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Holbeton Players February 2023 
Holbeton Players has just presented the panto Babes in the Wood this  February 2023 after a prolonged break of two years due to covid.
“The  Players” shows at Holbeton Village Hall are always well received by local  audiences as well as many who travel from across the country, such is their reputation.
They produce plays as well as the annual all-inclusive, musical > shows and welcome new faces to join the group.

Holbeton Living Advent Calendar 2022

During December, Holbeton once again showed off its creative talents with a wondrous display of festive windows. 
A huge thank you to everyone who got involved – they were all awesome.
Thanks to Imo for her organisation and  Bel and Tamsin for their brilliant write-ups and pictures on Facebook each evening.
It is hoped that this will become a festive festive tradition of ‘Holbeton Lights’ during the cold December nights.

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The Gallery in the Green Room The recently refurbished Green Room at the Village Hall had its first use as a Gallery on 8th December, when it became the venue for the ‘One Night Stand’ exhibition.
Photographer Michael Patey-Ford staged the inaugural show which ‘christened’ the new gallery space, and welcomed more than seventy visitors to the open view.
Village Hall Trustees have made significant improvements throughout the hall and the Gallery in the Green Room is now a perfect venue for art shows of all kinds.

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CHURCHYARD RECEIVES AWARD- 

The churchyard of All Saints Church Holbeton has been recognised with a Highly Commended award in this year’s Devon CPRE’s Best Churchyard 2022 competition.
The judges commended Holbeton “for its amazing allotments with fruit trees, a little pond and wildflowers. A wonderful bug hotel had been newly built by schoolchildren for the Platinum Jubilee and new signage had been put up following the judges’ advice last year”.
Congratulations to all the team in particularly Graham Price for his sterling and committed work over many years.
Thank you.

Photo Michael Patey-Ford

CHURCHYARD AWARD
The Holbeton Players had audiences at Holbeton Village Hall in stitches, in November, during its first production since early 2020;
Death by Fatal Murder.
The play, written by Peter Gordon, featured an all-star cast of locals from the village and slightly beyond who took to the stage for three performances.
 
Jack Purkis, featured as the inept Inspector Pratt who would not ‘rest easy until (the killer) was caught and re-incarbonated into the sanctimonium for the inane’!
Pratt was aided and abetted by Constable Thomkins, played by Jamie Green as well as local amateur sleuth Joan Maple played by Suzy Edwards.
Amy Garstang, Dan Godfrey, Lynda Chapman, Imogen Steven and Bob Mundee completed the cast of characters, playing a multitude of hilarious stereotypical murder mystery suspects.
The audience also had the pleasure of meeting Colonel Craddock again whose words for the performance were written and delivered by Steve Jenner.
 
The stage was transformed into the living room of a 1940 manor house, with set design by Andrew Hollett and many generous donations of furniture and fittings from various village residents, whose own living rooms must have felt a little empty for a few evenings!
 
Thank you to all involved. The whole production was a reflection of what an amazing village Holbeton is to be a part of.
 
The Players are already rehearsing for their next production, Babes in the Wood, which will take place in February 2023.
 
If you would like to be involved with the Players in any way; on stage, back stage, on the committee, then please contact Clare Hollett: 01752 830361 clare.diva@btinternet.com or Zoe Purkis: 01752 830246 zoepurkis@hotmail.co.uk 
 
Photos by Harry Baumer
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Apple Day. 

 16th October 2022

Thank you to everyone who helped create Apple Day this year! From apple pickers to apple pressers, from stall holders to cake and produce providers, from entertainers to clearer uppers, from grass-cutters to raise bed tenders AND especially to everyone who came along on the day and braved the weather!!!

Thank you to all the Orchard group for making this a special event for our village.

Photos by Michael Patey-Ford , Denise Bailey and Christine Tarrant