Browsing: What’s on in Budleigh Salterton

Fairlynch Museum’s next Coffee Time Talk is on Wednesday, February 5, and focuses on the Pebblebed Heaths. Kim Strawbridge, site manager of East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, will reveal the work that goes into looking after the special conservation site. A spokesman for the event said: “The Pebblebed Heaths have been occupied by people since the Bronze Age when turf cutting, burning and grazing helped turn the once densely wooded area into the sweeping open landscape that we love today. “This talk by Kim Strawbridge will explain what makes the heaths so special and how they are cared for to provide…

Fairlynch Museum’s next Coffee Time Talk will take place on Wednesday, January 8. The venue is Peter Hall, Budleigh Salterton. Organised by the Friends of Fairlynch Museum, doors will open at 10.30am for an 11am start. The entrance fee is £3 for Friends of Fairlynch and £5 for others. Tea or coffee and biscuit included. Richard Giles will talk about ‘The Exeter to Exmouth Railway’, covering the machinations which led to the railway finally connecting Exmouth to the world and beyond almost 160 years ago. Lots of free fun at Budleigh Library for Active Life, Active Mind month

Budleigh Salterton Library is holding a host of talks and events throughout January. Jane Cordy, library supervisor at Budleigh, said the activities have been organised as part of Devon Libraries Active Life, Active Mind month and all events are free, apart from seated yoga. Monday, January 6, 4pm-5.45pm The Budleigh Woolpack is holding its monthly meeting. For keen knitters and crochet enthusiasts. Drop in, knit and chat or just collect some yarn hooks, needles and patterns. The idea behind this group is to create colourful throws for local charities, groups and individuals. Friday, January 10, at 2pm Avoiding Falls and…

A nurse from Budleigh Salterton running the London Marathon for Hospice UK is holding a dedicated fundraising day in town’s new Tesco Express store. Debbie Newson, aged 45, is inviting all to her Hospice UK Day on Saturday, December 14, in Budleigh’s Tesco Express, Fore Street, where visitors can leave a donation for the charity, and be in with the chance to win raffle prizes. Debbie wants to thank those in Budleigh and beyond who have donated raffle prizes for Saturday; The Gentlemens Room, Granny Gothards, Findlay Wines, Something Lovely Pottery, in Sidmouth, and Nikki Smith – Women’s Client Centred…

Late-night shopping in Budleigh Salterton attracted crowds in their hundreds to soak up and evening of festive fun. Budleigh’s High Street was packed on Friday (December 6) as families and shoppers mingled and browsed for unique gifts for their loved-ones while enjoying the evening’s varied entertainment throughout the town. Budleigh Salterton and District Chamber of Commerce chairman Mike Hilliar said his hopes the 2019 late-night shopping event would be bigger and better than ever before had exceeded expectations. They all came out, they all care, and that’s what it’s all about – supporting the High Street… Now he is…

Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre has been busy putting together a selection of diary dates for December and into the New Year. Christmas carol evenings, late night shopping, walks in beautiful East Devon, events for children, choral performances and Pantomimes – you won’t be short of things to do! For more what’s on information, see Budleigh TIC’s website, or call in to the Fore Street office. Events in December  Until December 7 Season’s Greetings. Go along to the Salterton Playhouse to see the latest production from the Salterton Drama Club. For more information, and tickets, call in at Budleigh’s Tourist…

‘Twas Christmas Day in the Workhouse is the topic of the next Coffee Time Talk in Budleigh Salterton. Taking place in the Peter Hall on Wednesday, December 4, the talk will be delivered by Ken Atherton Doors will open at 10.30am for an 11am start. Workhouse; the word alone was calculated to send a shudder down the spine of any honest 19th century worker. It signified the end of the line, the final indignity –  “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here”. This presentation recounts the life endured by workhouse inmates until the system was finally ended in the 1930s. It…

Families and friends can remember their loved-ones at a service being held in December at St Peter’s Church, Budleigh Salterton. The Hospiscare Light up a Life service, on Wednesday, December 4, starting at 6pm, has poems, candles and carols. Our Light up a Life services are a beautiful way to remember someone special as Christmas approaches…The charity, which gives free specialist care to terminally ill patients, has organised the services throughout Exeter, mid and East Devon for friends and families to remember those who have died. The charity, which supports terminally ill people and their families, said Christmas can be…

December’s late night shopping evening in Budleigh Salterton has fun for all the family with circus skills for kids, street performances, stilt walkers, live music and Father Christmas in his grotto. This year’s festive fun goes hand-in-hand with supporting Budleigh’s High Street as the town champions its traders and the unique buys that can only be found through shopping locally. Organisers say the widely-anticipated late night shopping evening of traditional family fun, on Friday, December 6, from 6pm until 8pm, will be ‘bigger and better’ than before. In a change from previous years, the procession through the town has been…

Events in November Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre has highlighted the following dates for your diary from now until the end of the month. Lunch for locals, Christmas dishes from around the world, pampering and prosecco, music and walks….it’s going to be a busy November! November 14 Michaelmas Fair Powderham Castle It is the perfect occasion to start your Christmas preparations with superb stalls from the South West with items not usually found on the high street! Tickets £3.50. November 15 2019 Hefted The Beehive, Honiton Come along to the beehive at Honiton for a performance of Hefted. Tickets £9.00,…

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