Beer Luggers to race on Regatta Day and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 August 2012

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Beer Luggers and cruisers race on Regatta Day on Thursday, August 16. Read this and more.

BEER REGATTA: The week starts with a swing with the annual Regatta Dance from 7.30pm on Saturday, August 11 at the Mariners Hall. To be headed by the acclaimed swing musicians, AJ’s Big Band, who will perform “three packed sets from the golden age of swing”. Tickets are £13.50 from beer sub post office, on 01297 21159 or Gayle Chapple on 01297 20756.

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RACES: Beer Luggers and cruisers race on Regatta Day on Thursday, August 16. Dinghies race on Saturday, August 18.

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BARBECUE: Beer Sailing Club hosts an End of Regatta Steak BBQ on August 18.

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COFFEE MORNING: The Royal British Legion are holding a coffee morning at Mariner’s Hall in Beer on August 18 from 10am to 12 noon.

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POLICE SURGERY: Branscombe Village Hall car park is the venue for a police surgery on Monday August 13 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Police Community Support Officer, Mike McGauley, will be there to discuss your concerns.

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COASTGUARD RESCUE: Beer Coastguards helped rescue a grandfather and his grandson who were stranded 70 foot down a cliff at Budleigh Salterton last Wednesday evening (1 August). Beer station manager, Terry Hoare, said “it was a difficult job” and that the two were eventually heli-lifted to safety.

They were cold but uninjured.

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BUFFS: Beer buffaloes are raising funds on August 25 from 10am to 12 noon with a coffee morning at the Mariner’s Hall.

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CREAM TEA: All are invited to indulge at the Old Vicarage in Branscombe on August 18 from 3pm to 5pm. Each delicious tea is £4.50.

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CHURCH FUNDRAISER: A coffee morning complete with stalls will go ahead at Branscombe Village Hall on Saturday, September 1 from 10.30am to 12 noon. Proceeds go to church funds.

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PIE FEAST: “You won’t be sorry” if you come to the WI pie feast at Branscombe Village Hall on Sunday 26, say its organisers. The historic gastronomic event has been running for 12 years without disappointment. This year’s theme is “luscious sweet confections”- running from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

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HORTICULTURE: An annual show dominated by the same names has seen Beer Horticultural Society appeal for new members. Ursula Makepeace, chair of the organisation which celebrated its produce show last Wednesday, said that all the winners were worthy, but that fresh faces are very welcome.

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STEPS: New steps have been created by The National Trust in their car park at Branscombe.

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RAILWAY MODELLING: On August 14, 21 and 28 Peco’s “premier track designer” Bob Phelps, will be on hand to advise about laying authentic looking tracks. He joins workshops run by modelling experts Gordon and Maggie Gravett. Sessions cost £1 and run from 11am and 2pm.


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