Roman day at Branscombe school and other news

Branscombe and Broadhembury primary schools united for a look back in time. Read this and more.

GET QUIZZICAL: Beer Social Club’s Christmas quiz is tomorrow from 7.30pm.

Teams of four are invited, at a cost of �1.50 per person.

There will be a certificate and a prize for the winning team.

The proceeds will go to Beer RNLI.


COM-PIE-TITION: The Women’s Institute in Beer is challenging bakers to create their best half-dozen mince pies for their next meeting.

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There will also be a workshop to learn how to make Christmas decorations.

The group meets at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month at the Mariners’ Hall, with the next one being December 5.


PANTO PEOPLE: This year’s pantomime in Branscombe is Jack and Jill, written by Paul Haines, which will be performed next Friday and Saturday in the village hall from 7.30pm.

Tickets (�5 for adults and �2.50 for children) are available from the post office.


ROMAN DAY: Branscombe and Broadhembury primary schools united for a look back in time yesterday.

They spent the morning dressing as Romans and trying foods from the time to complement their lessons in class.

More on the young historians in next week’s Herald.


EARLY CLOSURE: Beer Primary School sent pupils home at 1pm last Thursday in preparation for adverse weather following widespread floods to make sure they got home safely.


YULETIDE QUIZ: The Fountain Head in Branscombe is looking for teams of four for its Christmas quiz from 7.30pm on Tuesday, December 4.

Entry is �10 per group and there will be a raffle, with all proceeds going to Devon Air Ambulance.


CHRISTMAS TRIP: The Branscombe Seniors went to Clarks shopping village in Somerset to see the sights and grab some gifts.


PLANNING PROGRESS: Plans to create two new flats at an apartment block on the edge of Beer have been approved by East Devon District Council.

The owners of The Glen in Beer Hill, which currently contains nine flats, want to replace its flat roof with a pitched design, creating two new apartments underneath.

Residents of a neighbouring property had opposed the plan, saying they would be overlooked, but members of the council’s development management committee said it could go ahead.


CHARITABLE CHILDREN: Beer Primary School raised �328 for charity through a bring and buy sale and a dance off, while the pupils in Branscombe went in in their pyjamas to raise �43.


XMAS FAIR: Branoc Hall in Branscombe is holding a Christmas Fair tomorrow from 2pm to 5pm to raise money for its upkeep.

There will be a variety of stalls at the event, which will include an appearance from Father Christmas.

All the profits from the fair will go back to Branoc Hall.