Author to visit Beer’s Pecorama and other news

The author of the popular Teddy Mac and Railway Bears books, Margaret Edmonds, will be at Beer’s Pecorama. Read this and more.

MEETING CANCELLED: Last week’s Branscombe Parish Council meeting was cancelled due to lack of business and the next meeting will be held on August 2.

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COFFEE MORNING: Beer Horticultural Society is holding a coffee morning in the Sailing Club on July 28 from 10am to noon.

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FLOWER SHOW: Beer Horticultural Society is to hold its Flower Show on Thursday August 2.

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BOAT RESCUE: Beer coastguards rescued two boats washed out to sea at Seaton during the wet weather of Saturday, July 7, while two others sank.

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TEDDY MAC: The author of the popular Teddy Mac and Railway Bears books, Margaret Edmonds, will be at Beer’s Pecorama from Sunday, July 22, to next Friday, July 27. This is your chance to “hear the stories, see the locations and ride on the special Teddy Mac trains,” said the organisers.

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CLIFF RESCUE: Beer Coastguards rescued a 51-year old woman from London who, while on holiday in Branscombe on Saturday, July 14, slipped and twisted her ankle on the steps at East Cliff. She was stretchered to safety and taken to hospital. The emergency services were called at 1.50pm.

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CORRECTION: Ursula Makepeace, chairman of the Beer Horticultural Society, would like to clarify that she is not an expatriate, as she was described in last week’s edition. She was neither exiled for expelled from Germany, but moved to this country in order to marry and work here and has had British nationality since 1959.

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CLIFF PATH AND ROAD DIVERSION: The authorities have closed Old Beer Road between Beer and Seaton indefinitely after a dramatic cliff fall caused the partial collapse of the road. There is a risk of further subsidence and there is a risk of rock falls to the beach below. The South West Coastal Path, which also runs along that stretch of road, has also been diverted inland.

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PRE-SCHOOL’S SPORTS DAY: All eyes were on Beer Puffins Pre School’s budding athletes on Tuesday for their annual Sports Day.

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NATURE ALBUM: East Devon National Trust have launched a new nature album of the flowers and insects common at their properties. Visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Trust-East-Devon-Countryside/211071845676602

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MINI BUS DONATIONS: Donations are welcomed for the upkeep of the new Beer Scouts and Axe Air Explorers’ mini bus, which was bought to reduce the costs of hiring a vehicle and to give them more independence. Contact Beer scout leader, Nigel Groves, on 01297 21159 or nigel@beerpostoffice.co.uk.

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MODEL WORKSHOP: Railway modelling expert, Maggie Gravett, will be at Beer’s Pecorama every Tuesday between July 24 and August 28 to dispense her advice, along with her husband who is famous for his French metre gauge ‘Pempoul’ model railway. Sessions, which last for two hours, start at 11am and 2pm. Each costs �1.

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