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Old engines to go on display in Lympstone and other news

07:00 21 March 2012

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The popular old engine rally makes a welcome return to Lympstone on Saturday March 24, at the Saddlers Arms. Read this and more.

ROLLING DOWN THE RIVER: A new informal roller skating club is being set up on Exmouth seafront.

Roller Fit will be meeting up at the clock tower every Thursday evening from today, at 6pm, moving to 7pm in the summer.

Initially, the group will be free-skating around the seafront, but in future weeks may take on more challenging excursions including parts of the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail.

The organisers say it will work as a social network, as well as being a great way to keep fit. For more information, contact Shelly Stammers on 07872 150964 or visit


STEAMS UP: The popular old engine rally makes a welcome return to Lympstone on Saturday March 24, at the Saddlers Arms.

Now in its sixth year, the event runs from 10am until 4pm, with all donations on the day aiding the forthcoming Lympstone Furry Dance.

Admission to the rally is free.

For more information, contact David Tyrrell on 01395 272522.


OPEN GARDEN: Littleham House Cottage is throwing open its garden gate next month to raise funds for charity.

The garden, at 11 Douglas Avenue, will be open to the public on Sunday, April 8, and again on April 15, from 2pm until 5pm, in as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

Entry is £3, children free. There will be a selection of plants for sale on the day.


DISPLAY: An exhibition and sale of new paintings by local artist Caroline Logan is on at A la Ronde from now until March 21.

Entry to the exhibition is free.


BRIXINGTON GO-AHEAD: Plans to build a replacement home in Brixington have been approved by East Devon District Council.

The owners of 119 St Johns Road want to build the dwelling with a detached garage and store.


WITHYCOMBE HOME: East Devon District Coucnil has approved a scheme to build a new house in Withycombe.

The plan would see an attached home with an integrated garage and new vehicle access built at 2 Newlands Avenue.


COMP PARTYTIME: A reunion has been planned for those turning 50 this year who left Exmouth Comprehensive School in 1978.

The get-together will be held on Saturday, May 1, at Exmouth Town Football Club. For more information, or to register an interest, go to the Exmouth Community College 1978 Facebook page or contact Sharon Powell on 07732004112 or Karen Wall on 07599036266.


CIRCLE MOVES: Exmouth Spiritual Circle of Light group has a new venue in Brixington. The 3pm monthly meetings will be held at Palmer House, Churchill Road, starting on Sunday, March 25. The group’s monthly clairvoyant meetings, with Gabby Slater, will stay at The Moose Hall, Church Road.


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