Looking back on the history of Beer and other news


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Groups in Beer are looking back at the village’s history at a coffee morning from 10am until noon in the Mariners’ Hall tomorrow (Saturday). Read this and more.

HISTORY HELP: Groups in Beer are looking back at the village’s history at a coffee morning from 10am until noon in the Mariners’ Hall tomorrow (Saturday).

Beer Village Heritage, members of the Regatta Committee and the 2014 project all want material for exhibitions.

The first wants to learn about standing buildings - when they were built, by whom, what for and who lived in them – as well as the ones which have ‘disappeared’.

The Regatta Committee is celebrating the event’s centenary with an exhibition on the last hundred years, and the 2014 group is commemorating a century since World War One.

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The groups want to hear stories and see pictures from the village’s history to save them for posterity.


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MOVIE MAGIC: The Beer Film Society’s next film screening is, The Hunt, at 7.30pm on Sunday 2nd June.

Entry is £4 for members and £5 for non-members, if there is space.


COFFEE MORNING: Branscombe Village Hall is hosting a coffee morning to raise money for St Winifred’s church flower funds.

It will be held from 10.30am until noon next Saturday (May 25).


FESTIVAL TICKETS: Tickets for the inaugural Branscombe Festival are now on sale, giving music fans the chance to see opera, jazz and classical styles in the village.

There will be performances in the village hall and the church, and organisers hope to host the final show on the beach.

Acts announced so far include Carducci Quartet, Philip Higham, the Leo Green Experience and the Trelights Brass Quintet.

The weekend runs from July 26 to 28.


BARN DANCE: Tickets are now on sale for the Beer Regatta barn dance, which will be on Saturday, August 10, the first day of events, from 7.30pm.

The night will be led by the Barnstormers.

Attendees can take their own supper to the Mariners’ Hall, but the venue will be selling drinks.

For tickets (£7.50) call Annie Boalch on 01297 21305.


SUNDAY SERVICE: Churchgoers from Branscombe can join others from the rest of the Mission Community for a special Pentecost Sunday service from 6.30pm this Sunday.

The service at Colyford Memorial Hall will be led by The Bishop of Crediton and The Rt Revd Nick McKinnel.

The churches in Branscombe, Colyford, Colyton, Musbury and Southleigh will also launch their new name, the Holyford Mission Community.


BOOK CLUB: The Beer Arts Group book club is meeting on Tuesday (May 21) at 6pm in the Dolphin to discuss “Guernica” by Dave Boling, “Agent Zigzag” by Ben Macintyre, and “No! I Don’t Need Reading Glasses” by Virginia Ironside.


SUMMER FAIR: Branscombe Primary School is looking for people to put on stalls at its summer fair.

They are asking for donations for the raffle as well as volunteers for the event on July 6 in the village hall.

The school is raising money for an adventure track, which the children have been involved in designing. The same event last year raised £900 towards the goal.

For information on volunteering, call the school on 01297 680339.

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