Past Events

April 2019

Lots of families joined us for an Easter Activity afternoon. Everyone was kept busy making chocolate animals, nests and creating spring like pictures on the ‘sticking and colouring ‘ table. Children came in lovely Easter hats they had made,  it was hard to choose winners!


November 2018

Poppy Making

Making poppies in remembrance of 100 years since the end of World War One.


March 2018

Storytelling afternoon with Clive Pig

Storyteller, Clive Pig, kept the children (and adults) entertained with exciting stories from near and far. A really fun afternoon. We look forward to inviting Clive along again.


February 2018

Joe Blamey Memorial Quiz

This years winners of the coveted JOE BLAMEY MEMORIAL QUIZ trophy are Mike Stephens, Jackie Bowden, Dinky Hocking and Nigel Stephens. Well done to you all!

Quiz masters Fred Bowden and Mike Rooney gave us an interesting variety of questions. Thanks  for a good evening.


November 2017

Celebrating the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th Wedding Anniversary

A sell out evening to celebrate the Platinum wedding anniversary of the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Lovely homemade pies and puddings were followed by ‘wedding cake’ made by our Ruth, an excellent toast given by Pete Farnsworth and a glass of bubbly.  We then had a good old sing song with Steve and Alan.

A jolly good evening.


October 2017

Family Pumpkin Party

An evening of super fancy dress,  meringue ghost decorating, lovely creative pumpkin pictures along with a delicious buffet.

Thanks to all who supported it.


September 2017

Bingo

It was eyes down for a full house at the hall for our Bingo evening.

The event, which was organised by the Rodwell family for us, was friendly and good fun. The prizes and draw were  a sight to behold. Wonderful. Thank you very much indeed to all you.

 

Storytelling afternoon with Clive Pig

A lovely way to spend a wet Saturday afternoon. Thank you to all who supported it. Our next family friendly venture will be a pumpkin party on 27th October. More details to follow.


July 2017

Walking Quiz Night

A nice summer evening to take part in the walking quiz set by Simon.


May 2017

Coffee Morning

Fun was had by all at the May coffee morning.


April 2017

Quiz Night

QUIZ master Steve Buxton, assisted by Mike Rooney.

Congratulations to the winners:  Janet Lyons, Jo Goward and Anna Rooney.


March 2017

Ceilidh

A good time was had by all. Lots of laughter and good food.


February 2017

Joe Blamey Quiz Night

Another full house for this popular quiz!


December 2016

Pie and Mash Evening with Wey Music

An evening enjoyed by many. Good food from Lyn, Phil and Sara followed by excellent entertainment from Wey Music, all for £10. Bargain.


November 2016

Christmas Coffee Morning

Beautiful hand crafted gifts, cakes and cards on offer at our Christmas coffee morning in November.


September 2016

Quiz Night

Another full house for quiz night set by new quiz master Jackie, who did a great job! Thanks Jackie.


March 2016

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An evening spent with the above at the Hall. Very talented, young musicians. Lovely singing and very skilled instrument playing. Sarah plays a soprano saxophone; she’s only tiny but she really made a wonderful sound with it!


February 2016

Joe Blamey Quiz Night

A full a house again for quiz night at the hall . The old grey matter was definitely stretched! Some of us partook of a light beverage or two and all enjoyed a nice pasty and a nice cup of tea.


November 2015

Italian Evening

As the picture show we shared a lovely meal prepared by the Bullivants, John Kirk and Sara Stephens. The music was provided by Steve Buxton, who got everyone singing with gusto!

A lovely friendly evening – we look forward to to the next!


September 2015

Quiz Night

We were packed to the gunnels for our latest quiz night. A good fun
evening with questions set by Simon and Hayden. We look forward to the
next one!


July 2015

Walking Quiz Night

A two part quiz inquiz1volving a stroll round the village answering cryptic questions followed by a more traditional quiz back in the hall. Good turn out and the weather was kind! Lovely supper supplied by committee ladies, enjoyed by the participants.

Quiz won by Peter Farnsworth and family.


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Antiques Evening with Michael Bowman

As usual lots of interesting items were brought in for valuation, with much light hearted banter between Michael and the audience!


May 2015

Highweek ladies and their handiwork!

A felt making course, of four afternoons, was led by a professional felt maker Claire Packer of Yelverton.

The course  was only offered to a few Halls as part of a Villages in Action promotion, so we were lucky to have this opportunity. The aim was to bring people together, learn a new skill and have a lovely sociable time (it’s safe to say all three were achieved!)

The outcome of these afternoons now hangs proudly in the Village Hall for all to see.

Thank you VIA for giving us this opportunity to come together and create something rather lovely for the hall.


April 2015

Joe Blamey Memorial Quiz Night

Joe blamey quiz nightOur quizzes are getting popular and this evening was no exception (it’s probably the lure of the pasty supper!).
Quiz masters, Mike Rooney and Fred Bowden, did a Stirling job of not only entertaining us but providing a fun quiz as well.

11 teams of 4 put their grey matter to the test but all did well with not too much difference in the scores. The winners each received a small trophy and their names will be put on the Joe Blamey wall plaque in the hall. Well worth coming for for that honor alone!


March 2015

Roberts and Lakeman

Back in March we had the pleasure of being entertained by Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. The hall was packed. Lovely songs, some written by themselves, some were old regional songs. Even though Kathryn was suffering with a heavy cold, her voice was beautifully clear and melodic and together with Sean’s excellent backing it was a really good evening. They are really worth going to see.


February 2015

An evening with Maggy Duffy with sausage and mash supper

A full hall enjoyed a lovely supper followed by song and funny anecdotes from Maggy Duffy, a local talented entertainer.


January 2015

Quiz Night

A Good turnout for first quiz night of the year set by new quiz masters, Simon and Hayden. It was challenging but made fun with their witty banter!

The quizzes seem to be getting popular, so hopefully we’ll look to putting a few more on, especially as we have more volunteers to set them. If anyone thinks they’d like to set a quiz, please contact us.


December 2014

Christmas in a Devon Village Hall 1914

Performed by choral group ‘Pieces of Eight’.

Based on a Jan Stewer poem the performance told the story of village lamplighter, Jim Tooze, whose family and other villagers are affected by the start of the Great War.

This was a sell out concert . The audience enjoyed the story through lovely singing from the choir and the story telling by Derek Roberts. It certainly pulled at the heart strings.  Audience participated in singing along to the Christmas carols. This was followed by ploughmans supper, mulled wine  and  tea. A lovely evening.  All for £4.  Bargain.