Things for young people to do in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 14:10 04 October 2011 | UPDATED: 15:28 23 November 2011

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The must-have list for every parent. Compiled by PCSO Barry Redford.

ORGANISATIONS

1st Honiton Scout Group Beavers/ Cub/ Scouts/Explorer Scouts

Monday - Cubs 6.30pm - 8pm Cottrell Pack

Tuesday - Cubs 6.30pm - 8pm Jackson Pack

Wednesday - Beavers 6.00pm - 7pm Leonard Colony

Wednesday - Scouts 7.30pm - 9pm

Wednesday - Explorers 7.30pm - 9pm

Thursday - Beavers 6.00pm - 7pm Jose Colony

For more information contact Helen Turner 01404 831733 www.eastdevonscouts.co.uk and turner191@btinternet.com mixed activities according to age.

Brownies 1st Honiton Brownies meet at Honiton Baptist Church Thursdays 5:15 to 7:15 pm 01404 41720 btsillitoe@tiscali.co.uk

Brownies 2nd Honiton Brownies Girls age 7 to 10 years mel.cook@mitie.co.uk 01404 549312 meet Honiton Methodist Church Mondays 5;00 to 6;30 pm

Brownies 3rd Honiton Brownies www.devonguides.org.uk/brownies

Guides 1st Honiton Guides girls age 10 to 16 meet at Honiton Baptist Church Monday evenings term time 7;00 to 8;30 pm alec-michelle@tiscali.co.uk 01404 46912

Guides 2nd Honiton Guides 10 to 14 years Tuesday evenings Mackarness Hall High Street Honiton. Melanie Cook mel.cook@mitie.co.uk 01404 549312

1st Feniton Brownies www.devonguides.org.uk/brownies

Air Force Cadets 1064 Honiton Squadron Air training Corps East Devon St Marks Road Honiton Contact WO Chris Woods on 01404 811273 or Steve 07976 200520 Email oc.1064@aircadets.org or www.air-cadets-squadron-finder.org

Army Cadets Helen Turner 01404 831733 turner191@btinternet.com Mon and Thurs 7:15 to 9:15 pm at the Drill Hall, King Street, Honiton 12 to 18 yrs

Sea Cadets Taunton

Junior Sea cadets parade on Thursdays 7pm - 9.15pm (10 - 12 yrs) Seniors parade on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm - 9.15pm (12-17yrs) We meet at our unit HQ at the UKHO (opposite Asda) E-mail: ts_roebuck@hotmail.co.uk (underscore between ts and roebuck) or admin@tauntonscc.co.uk Contact numbers: 01749 342939 or 01823 337900 ext 4225

Admiralty Way Taunton Somerset TA1 2DN

Honiton Twirlstars, Boys and girls welcome 7 to 20 years Thursday evenings Tiny tots 7 to 9 yrs 5:00 to 6:00 pm Juniors 9 to 12 yrs 6:00 to 7:30 pm Seniors 12 to 20 yrs 7:30 to 9:00 pm

Dawn Enticott Secretary 01404 43491

honitontwirlstars@tiscali.co.uk or www.freewebs.com/honitontwirlstars

St John Ambulance Brigade Honiton and Ottery St Mary

Badgers 5 to 9 yr olds Tues 5:30 pm 6:45pm 01404 46511

Cadets 9 to 18s meet Thursdays 6:45 – 8:30 mikelayzell@hotmail.com

Christine Palfrey Scott McKenzie 07976733637

Meet at St John House, Haydens Park, Honiton

INDOOR SPORTS

Honiton Sports Centre Email honitonsports@btconnect.com

One week pass holiday membership under adult £25,18’s £15. under 5’s go free

14 LED centres to visit access to 6 gyms,3 pools, exercise classes, sports courts, inc indoor tennis,3 outdoor parks where you can play tennis, golf, bowls and more.

Exercise classes and courses inc. Body pump, studio cycling, yoga, pilates, toning classes and gentle moves etc.

Gym and exercise classes from 16yrs and teen gym sessions available 14 and 15 year olds only term time(3pm Wed and Fri).Supervised.

Gymnastics all levels Honiton Leisure centre 01404 42325

Acrobatic gymnastics ages 5+ recreational and beginner classes

Recreational 4:30 to 7:00pm Wed and Fri 09:00 to 11:00 Saturday

Beginners 5 to 8 yrs 5 to 6:30 pm Mon and Fri 09:00 to 11:00am Saturday Helen Nayler 07825 181693 or helennaylor@hotmail.com

Junior Badminton Honiton Leisure Centre Monday 6 to 7 pm 11 yrs +

Squash Training Saturday Mornings with Alan Cockram

Indoor tennis

Tennis hard court call 01404 42325 for availability

Tennis grass court

Junior Squash Club Honiton Leisure Centre Saturday 09:15 to 10:45 am

Honiton Netball Club

Netball club for girls in school yrs 7-11 training Weds 19:00 to 20:00 at

Honiton Sports Centre

U13,U14,U16 teams play in EDJNL on Saturdays

Contact Secretary Jenny Kelly 07967496168 or

jknetball@tiscali.co.uk

Star Tae Kwon Do _Honiton Leisure Centre 01404 42325

Sunday 11:00 to 12:30 Tuesday 6/7 and 7/8 pm

Chloe or Mandi Lock 01404 850033 tkd_tiggy@hotmail.co.uk

Also classes at Broadclyst Leisure Centre.

Trampoline courses Honiton leisure centre 01404 42325

Tuesday 6 to 8 pm Thursday 5:45 to 8:45

Honiton Gymnastics 11:30 to 12:30 Saturday 5 to 12 year olds

Saturday 13:30 to 14:30 5 years + at School lane Honiton

helennayler@hotmail.com

Judo Honiton Leisure Centre Steven Walter Saturday 13:00 to 14:00 hrs 01404 42325

steven.walter@talktalk.net 01626 854444

Discounts offered to families, students and households receiving means tested benefits.

Creche available Mon Tue Wed 0930 1230 hrs and Thursday 0900 to 1230 hrs ten sessions for £10

Health walks available 3 levels various locations

Half term and School Holiday programmes at The Sports Centre

Info on the Web site honitonsports@btconnect.com

Socatots (Honiton primary) Mrs Lucie Watts

Kick Boxing Thursday Evenings Honiton Baptist Church 6:30 to 8:00pm

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts School every Sunday 15:00 to 19:00

Kick boxing held at The Axminster Scout Hall, Wide Post Lane,Axminster

Giles Richards 07527275184 gilesrichards18@hotmail.co.uk

Sidmouth Fencing Club Sidmouth Sports Centre Ages 7+ every Thursday, contact Val Morrish 01392 874494 or mallen@ledleisure.co.uk

Ice Skating Turks Head Lodge Honiton

Easter Holiday and other holidays Monday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm

Saturday and Sunday 10 00 to 1900 hrs

Mon to Fri Term time 4pm to 7 pm

Saturdays and Sundays Term time 10 00 till 1900 hrs

One hour session inc skate hire £4:80 per person

Family ticket £16:00

The rink is available in term time for private bookings also available for

Birthday parties / private parties daytime and evenings

Contact 01404 43440 or info@turksheadlodge.com

Honiton Bowling Club Junior section meet every Friday 4:30 to 6:00 pm indoor and outdoor at Bowling Green Lane off Streamers Meadow Honiton. Ages 10 to 21 contact Dennis Hillyear 01404 891185

Or for older members contact Tony. www.honitonbowlingclub.co.uk

OUTDOOR SPORTS

WALK THIS WAY .

FREE walks every Wednesday Honiton , Sidmouth, Ottery, Seaton areas

All walks start 10:30am 3 levels (1)30/40 mins (2) 40/75 mins (3) 1 to 2 hours

Nov 2nd Ottery St Mary meet at Canaan Way car park 10:15 hours

Nov 9th Colyton meet at public car park 10:15 hrs

Nov 16th White Cross Meet at White Cross car park 10:15 hrs

Nov 23rd Escot meet at public car park (foc) meet at 10:15 hrs

Nov 30th Honiton Meet at Silver Street public car park 10:15 hrs

Many more dates for more info contact Andrew Dare 01404 814317 or

Email adare@ledleisure.co.uk

Honiton Golf Club Middlehills Adrian Cave 01404 42943

6 years plus Saturdays 09:00 lessons and equipment adrian@pgagolfcave.co.uk

Otter Valley Golf Centre, Rawridge/Upottery, junior classes,all weather indoor nets ,

Contact Olwen Eaton 01404 861266

Sidmouth Golf Club

Cotmaton Road Sidmouth EX10 8SX

Winter Golf at £10 per round

£15 during BST

Full Membership £525 per Annum

Jonathan or Ben on 01395 513451

www.sidmouthgolfclub.co.uk

Axe Valley Pedallers www.axevalleypedallers.org.uk Based in Seaton. Over 16’s.

Honiton Cycling Club for more info call Sally Hennessey 01404 45557 honitoncycling@hotmail.co.uk

Sid Valley Cycling Club Ron Clint 01395 578297 4 hour road rides Fridays and Sundays .No age limit. www.svcc.org.uk or r.clint@svcc.org.uk

Lacetown Archers Target Club meet Tues and Thurs evenings ages 10+ height dependant Sidbury range Miss R Manley 01404 841596 becky_manley@live.com

Honiton Running Club Youth section meets at Honiton Community College Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 term time only. Boys and girls last year of primary school to 10 to 16 yrs.six coaches and 2 helpers members are encouraged to take part in local events details on junior section on www.honitonrc.com tel 01404 42341 or email wjohnburgess@hotmail.com

Honiton Running Club meets 6:30 pm Monday and Wednesday at the Sports Centre See calendar and info: www.honitonrc.com longer runs and events available at weekends. A club for all abilities, beginner to veteran,slow to jogger to speed merchant. We do social runs and more serious training with the club coaches. Winter at sports centre. secretary@honitonrc.com

Honiton Town Youth Football Club, Mountbatten Park, Honiton, boys under 5 to under 18. The F A Charter Standard Club Programme Honiton Town Club 5 to 10 years Saturday training Sessions 0900 to 1030 am contact Mark Fisher 07830357724 htyfc@btinternet.com for FREE summer training Sessions 01404 549046 andrew@rhode1.wanadoo.co.uk or freemantle184@btinternet.com

Feniton youth football club boys under 7 to under 16 years girls up to under 10 years training various nights various locations Secretary suejeacock@live.co.uk or phone 01404 850016 www.fenitonfc.co.uk

Exeter City Football Club. Football In The Community trust Roadshow

Improve ability, encourage teamwork, develop self-confidence.

BOOK online at www.exetercityfitctrust.org.uk

Or ring 01392 255611

Honiton RFC Junior Rugby 6 to 10 yr olds meet Tuesdays or Wednesdays 6:00 to

7pm 10 to 16 years meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays according to age www.honitonrfc.co.uk 01404 41239 alex@bralsford.fsbusiness.co.uk

Honiton under 7’s and 8’s TAG rugby fast moving non contact game

5 to 7 yr olds at Honiton Rugby Club Tuesdays 6 to 7:00 pm

Alex Bralsford 01404 831544 alex@bralsford.fsbusiness.co.uk

Honiton Cricket Club . Ottery Moor lane, Honiton

www. honitonplay-cricket.com

Riding in East Devon

Axewater Centre Hills Farm Whitford Rd Axminster 01297 33193

Kuszek SA and RP. Brinscombe Lane, Axminster 01404 881594

Oxenways Western riding, Membury,Axminster 01823480894

Budleigh riding school Hatherways stables dalditch lane EX9 7AS 01395442035

Devenish Pitt Riding school Devenish Pitt Farm, Farway 01404871355

Stovar riding stables Stovar Long lane, Beer EX12 3DY 0129724278

Sidmouth riding Ltd. Saltwynds Farm Fire Beacon Lane Sidmouth EX10 0NE

01395 579441

Honiton Hornets Hockey Club

Contact Sophie George soph.steve@tiscali.co.uk or tel 07909717676

Ottery Crickets Hockey Club

Junior Training sessions-(Sept to March) Sunday 10:00 -11:00 Yrs 4,5&6 11:00 to 12:00 Yrs 7-11

More information at www.otterycrickets.co.uk

Contact:Karen Dutton ,Club secretary E-mail kjdutton@tiscali.co.uk

Sidmouth Hockey Club

Contact the secretary dizzy_ralf@hotmail.com underscore between dizzy and ralf

Training on Wednesday nights at Colin Tooze Sports Centre, Ottery –Ladies18:30 till 19:30 Men 19:00 till 20:30 Junior training (U13) is held on Sundays at Sidmouth College astro from 10:30

Contact Sarah Hutchings sazhutch1@hotmail.com for juniors

WATER RELATED SPORTS

Swimming mshooper@ledleisure.co.uk

Honiton swimming and leisure www.ledleisure.co.uk

Honiton Sports centre 01404 42325

Swimming juniors Honiton pool 01404 42325

Swimming synchronised Honiton pool

Swimming water polo Honiton pool

Swimming rookie lifeguard Honiton pool

Honiton Stingrays Swimming Club

Stingrays ages 7 to 16 years Sunday 5/6 pm juniors +6 to 7pm Thurs 8 to 9 pm Fridays 7 to 9 pm

Manta rays over 17+ Thursdays 8 to 9pm

Contact Stuart Vaughan 01404 981697

Ralph Lynch 01404 850781 ralph.lynch@btinternet.com

Honiton Sea Angling Club Mike Spiller 01404 43397

Fly and course fishing .Hollies trout farm Sheldon. Fly fishing taster lessons equipment hire ticket and tuition . Discount available for under 12’s 01404 841428 Email info@holliestroutfarm.co.uk

Milton Farm Course Fishing

Mirror and Common Carp/Tench/Roach/Rudd/Bream/Crusian Carp and Eels

Adults £6 14years and under £3:50 You must have current Environment agency rod licence. Limited number of caravans. Apply to

Brian Cook, Milton Farm,Payhembury,Honiton, EX14 3HE 01404 850236

Squabmoor Course Fishing near Exmouth on Woodbury Common

Open all year

Day permits from Exeter Angling, Exmouth Tackle, Budleigh News and Exe Valley Angling. Season permits from Summerlands 01237 471291

For more info call 01647 277587 swlakestrust.org.uk

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Honiton Community College CLOSED DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

Netball HCC year 7-8 1500 to 1600 MONDAYS

Netball HCC year 9-11 1500 TO 1600 THURSDAYS

Boys basket ball HCC year 7-11 1500 TO 1600 MONDAYS

Boys football HCC year 7-9 1510 TO 1610 MONDAYS

Girls basket ball HCC year 7-12 1600 TO 1730 MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

Printmaking HCC year 7-11 1500 TO 1600 MONDAYS

Debating HCC year 11-13 1500 TO 1600 MONDAYS

Music rehearsal HCC year 7-13 1500 TO 1700 MON/TUE/WED/THUR

Cheerleading HCC year 7-11 1530 TO 1630 TUESDAYS

Indoor athletics HCC year 7-9 1510 TO 1610 TUESDAYS

Trampolining HCC year 7-8 1510 TO 1610 WEDNESDAYS

Girls football HCC year 7-11 1500 TO 1600 WEDNESDAYS

Fit 4 teen gym LED gym year 9-11 1500 TO 1600 WEDNESDAYS

Drawing HCC year 10-11 1510 TO 1610 WEDNESDAYS

Ceramics/pottery HCC year 7-9 1510 TO 1610 WEDNESDAYS

Badminton HCC at sports hall year 7-9 1500 TO 1600 THURSDAYS

Dance HCC year 7-9 1500 TO 1600 THURSDAYS

Honiton Community College continued.

Rocket club HCC year 7-9

Senior drama club HCC gcse AS & A2

ICT catch up HCC year 7-11

Community sports leaders award course yr 12 & 13 15:00 to 16:00 Thursdays

Additional music opportunities contact Mr Carter

Coming soon Mountain Biking, Walking/Hiking, College Magazine

Culm Martial Arts Taekwon-do & Kickboxing

Wednesdays 6-7pm junior taekwon-do

7-8pm senior taekwon-do

8-9pm kickboxing

Fridays 5;30 -6;15 pm Little Pumas(4-7)

6;30-7;30 pm junior taekwon-do

7;30-8;30 pm senior taekwon-do

8;30 9;30 pm kick boxing

All at Honiton Primary School, Clapper Lane, Honiton

Maria Murray 07761678488 01884 841872 mariamurraycma@hotmail.co.uk

Also mixed class at Uffculme Magalake Sports and Social Club

Uffculme Cullompton Thurs 6:30 to 8:30

Duke of Edinburgh’s award East Devon 14 to 25 years olds 01647 440983

dofe.award@devon.gov.uk Sally Yeo

Honiton Primary School After School Clubs

Years 3,4,5,6 Recorders 3.15-4.00 Thursdays

Years 3,4,5,6 X Country 3.15-4.15 Mondays (not summer term)

Years 5,6 Film Club 3.15-5.00 Alternate Wednesdays (summer term only)

Years 5,6 High 5 Netball 3.15-4.15 Thursdays (not summer term)

Years 5,6 Basketball 3.15-4.15 Thursdays (not summer term)

Year 1 Football 3.15-4.00 Wednesdays

Year 2 Football 3.15-4.00 Tuesdays

Years 3,4 Football 3.15-4.00 Mondays

Years 5,6 Football 3.15-4.00 Thursdays

Years 5,6 Cricket & Rounders 3.15-4.15 Fridays

Years 5,6 Castles 3.15-4.15 Alternate Mondays (summer term only)

Honiton Primary School Breakfast & After School Club

8.00-8.50am

Up until 6pm after school

Littletown Primary (Cheerleading) 01395 577088 eastdevondance@hotmail.co.uk

ARTS AND DRAMA

Honiton Pantomime Society

Fundraising night Quiz Evening Fri 7th Oct Mackarness hall 7:00pm .

Minimum age 9 years

Production starts Sept at Honiton Community College Tuesdays and Thursdays

cvlld@tiscali.co.uk

Honiton Players meet twice weekly, amateur dramatics, for more information call Sheila Wall on 01404 42685 No age limit, play readings as required, acting, scenery making, scenery painting, poster design, stage make-up, costume design and manufacture, meet Mondays at St Pauls Church sheila404@btinternet.com

Valley troupers Northleigh all ages meet Thursday evenings 01404 831476 Faraday

bfaraday@msn.com or www.wix.com/htiscv/valley-troupers-northleigh

Stagecoach Theatre Honiton Community College 2:30 to 5:30 Saturday afternoon 01823 333176 www.stagecoach.co.uk

THELMA HULBERT GALLERY

‘Masterpieces’ – the after school art group for 12 to 21 year olds-meets every other Wednesday 4:30pm to 6:00pm,in the Learning Rooms at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street Honiton other workshops often held at weekends. Please contact the Curator, Angela Blackwell, on 01404 45006 or info@thelmahulbert.com

Clio Mussi Pharma’s Market Free entry Sat 1000 till 1700 24th Sept and Nov 12th THG

Woolly Wednesdays at THG Knitting and nattering last Wednesday of each month

All ages and abilities welcome under 16’s with adult please

Starting Wednesday 28th Sept 10:30 till 12:00 noon FREE

Please bring your own wool and needles

For more info contact Hesta 01404 45006 or hesta@green-glamour.co.uk

Saturday 26th Nov to 23rd December Thelma Hulbert gallery presents

PRESENT MAKERS 2011 Opportunity to view and purchase gifts.

FREE ADMISSION Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10:00am to 17:00pm

Dowell Street 01404 45006 info@thelmahulbert.com

Honiton Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

New Season starts Oct 11th at Turks Head Lodge Honiton

This seasons lectures include ‘Gaudi,’ ‘gardening history and follies’ and the Dissolution of the Abbeys’.

More information on membership and forthcoming lectures can be found online at

www.honitonfas.org.uk or phone 01404 45360

Honiton Arts Society

Drawings, paintings and pastel work, sculptures,portraits and seascspes.

Meetings monthly at Awliscombe Village Hall Sept till May. New members welcome

You don’t need to be an outstanding artist , just enjoy art!.

For more information call Brenda on 01395516758

DANCE

MADD music art dance drama 6 to 7:30 Tues 6 to 18 yr olds Held at Guildhall Axminster. transport possibly available www.maddrama.org or musicartdancedrama@hotmail.com

Honiton Folk Dance club meet every Monday at Offwell Village Hall 8:00 pm to 10:15pm contact Andrew Mycroft 01404 46451 www.amycrofters.co.uk

Dance Classes Zumba Instructor. workout that feels like a party.

16+ younger with adult Amanda at Stockland Village Hall Thursdays 5:45 pm

Contact Amanda 07784984109 zumbadevon@talktalk.net

Salsa Classes 6 week course starts 22nd June Royal British legion Hall

Every Wednesday 18+ call 07870520340 www.salsacascara.co.uk

Sequence Dancing for Beginners Sunday evenings Beginners 6-7pm Intermediate 7-8pm New Dances 8:15 to 9:30 pm 18+ with partner preferred

Catholic Church Hall Exeter Rd Honiton

George or Jean 07919617277

Finch Dance Ottery Mon/Thur/Sat ballet/tap/modern lucy@finchschoolofdancing.co.uk 01404 813364

East Devon Dance – Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Musical Theatre Club and Zumba. For more information visit our website - www.eastdevondance.co.uk

Or phone 01395 577088 or lynnemt@hotmail.com

East Devon Dance Ballet, Tap Modern Jazz. At Honiton Leisure Centre 01404 42325 Tuesdays 1600 to 1915 hrs and Thursdays 1530 to 1815 pm call 01395 577088 or eastdevondance@hotmail.co.uk

Also at Littletown school Mondays 1615 to 1845pm and Thursdays1645 to 2030pm

MUSIC

Bellringers Buckerell Mr C Denny 07968 505525

Bellringers Cotleigh Mr D Huntingford 01404 831214

Bellringers Combe Raleigh Lisa 01404 43929

Bellringers Dunkeswell Mr C Sumpter 01404 891284

Bellringers Honiton meet 7:30 pm Wednesdays and 9;00 am Sundays minimum age 11 years St Pauls Church Honiton Derek Ballard Tower Captain 01404 42732

Bellringers Luppit Mrs P Pulman 01404 891324

Bellringers Feniton St Andrews Miss J Chown 01404 850513

Yarcombe Community Bells keithsfreeman@yahoo.co.uk Handbell ringing 7+ to 80+

St Pauls Choir Honiton rehearsals 6:45 to 7:45 Fridays after 6 pm 01884 821381

Honiton Band meets Wednesdays 7;45 pm at the Town Council offices Chapel Street just off New Street . new members welcome call 01404 44763 Sharon Dibsdale stdibsdale@btinternet.com or rogersleeman@rocketmail.com

The Honiton Youth Orchestra meet at St Pauls Church High Street Honiton ,every THURSDAY during term time from 16:30 to 17:30 pm

For more details contact Daniel Morgan MA.B.Mus A.Mus.A at

Daniel.morgan@virgin.net

Good2Drum sessions African based rhythms hand drums and percussion beginners to more experienced 200pm to 530pm Salt House West Bay for more information call Liz on 01308 420580

Devon Guitar Lessons Acoustic and Electric , Honiton 01404 44022 www.devonguitarlessons.co.uk or honitonmusic@tiscali.co.uk

HOBBIES

Books available at Honiton Library 48/50 New Street Honiton

Book Track ages 6 and over more info contact 01404 41212 + 01404 42818

DVD’s including latest releases, are available to hire (on an adult library card only)

Honiton.library@devon.gov.uk

Please note new opening times

Mon 0900-1800

Tue 0900-1700

Wed 0900-1700

Thur closed

Fri 0900-1800

Sat 0900-1300

Honiton Wargames Club. Held at the Scout Hall Dowell Street every other Friday

Oct 7th 2011 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm. Includes modelling, painting, wargaming. £2.50 per session all ages www.hwgc.org

For more details contact Jeremy Frost 01404 46907 jackfrost1664@btinternet.com

Honiton History Society President Mr S Fortesque for details contact Mr D Cooper 01404 41832 or Linda Shand 01404 43953

No age limit. Monthly meetings 19:00 hrs at Methodist Hall, Chapel Street

last Thursday of the month £10 yearly subscription(no meetings Jan Feb Mar Aug and Dec). Next meeting Nov 24th Visitors welcome @£2 per person.Speaker is Prof.Bill Tydeman subject is ‘Showbusiness in Devon 1300AD and 1600AD looking at how the populace was entertained before the days of Shakespeare.

Axminster Historical Society. New season starts Oct 6th 2011

Other Historical and Heritage groups and Societies in our area

John Cochrane, Colyton History Society.

Angela Coles, Lympstone History Society.

John and Margaret Dangerfield, Axminster Historical Society.

David Daniel, Otter Valley Association.

Sue Dymond, Branscombe project/OSM Heritage Society

Barbara Farquharson, Branscombe Project.

Howard Foss, Honiton History Society.

Henry Jaggers, Beer heritage Society.

Brenda Powell, Feniton History Group.

Chris Saunders, Ottery St Mary Heritage Society.

Gillian Selley, Woodbury History Society.

David Seward, Northleigh History Group.

Alan Smith, Whimple Heritage Centre.

Robert Symes, Sid Vale Association.

Helen Tickle, Otter Valley Association.

Chris Wakefield, Ottery St Mary Heritage Society

Ronald Woodcock, Northleigh History Group.

For information:

Chris Woodruff, East Devon AONB.

Philippe Planel, Devon History Society.

Gerald Millington, Clinton Devon Archives.

Cressida Whitton, Historical Environment Record.

Honiton Lace Workshop. Childrens classes run on Saturday 08:30am to 10:30 am .Adult classes Monday evening 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm All held at Allhallows Museum

Contact Daphne Lee 01460 64068 Email daphne.lee@live.co.uk

Honiton Camera Club meetings every other Friday 7:30 till 10:00 Methodist Church Hall Chapel Street (just off New Street) Honiton under 18’s yearly subscription £1 Mrs Pat Burt 01404 44706 (next meeting September 30th guest speaker Brian Clarke demonstrating photo editing techniques)

Honiton Community Photographic Competition

The Competition is open to all

SUBJECT ‘Honiton and District-its people, locations and community’.

Age groups

13 and under

14-16

16-18

Over 18’s

All submissions must be artists original work.

Deadline for entries is Jan 5th 2012

Prizes awarded Jan 26th 18:30pm at Honiton Community College

All entries to Mr I Slade (please use greater than 5 megapixels)

For more details contact Mr I Slade at Islade@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk

Exeter Postcard Collectors Society. Meet at Church Rooms, School Lane, Countess Wear,. Last Tuesday of each month 1900 hrs pm Peter Baker 01404 812589

Meeting on Tuesday Nov 29th ‘Wildlife in a suburban garden’ C. Fleming

Postcard dealers in attendance each meeting.

Honiton Bridge Club. Duplicate bridge session every Monday 1845 hrs at St John Hall Haydon Park Honiton Tuition not available until Sept. 18 yr and over, under 18’s wishing to learn to play accepted with accompanying adult Contact Doreen Lomax on 0140446212 or Doreen.lomax@btinternet.com

Honiton and District Writers Group meets 1st Thursday every month no age limit 730pm start finish approx 9;30 Don Jones 01404 44391

Please note Name change and relocating to

Honiton and District Writers Group

Monkton Court Hotel nr Honiton on the A303

Tel 01404 812651 (John Carter)

Oak Fields Furniture Courses

Monday to Friday 1000 am to 1700

A new skill for a new life

Furniture making and restoration classes

www.xavierhaines.co.uk

info@oak-fields.co.uk

A35 Axminster to Dorchester Road

Mount Pleasant workshops 50 mts past first Ofwell turning from Honiton

Honiton Leisure Painters SAA Meet 1st Saturday of each month at Turks Head Lodge Turks Head Honiton. 10:00 am to 13:00 pm Tel Sheila Horn 01404 41383

Next meeting Sat 1st October Visitors welcome

Honiton Pottery Mon/Tue/Thurs 1600 to 1700 www.honitonpottery.co.uk

Throw a pot / paint your own / glazing and firing on site 01404 42106

any age, under 8 preferably with adult, on premises.

‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ scheme in operation

East Devon Slot Racing Club meet at St John Hall Haydens Park Honiton. Every Friday 7:30 pm young people £3 per week older members £4 per week .. First 3 weeks free . Under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult contact Dave Stevens 01404 811118 Email daves.winters-lane@hotmail.co.uk

(club can supply cars and controllers until you can purchase your own)

(club is just completing a new 5 lane 75’ long track)

Awliscombe Garden Club Mrs Sue Marshall on 01404 41778

Meetings 3rd Friday of the month 7:30 pm Awliscombe Parish Hall

Next meeting Friday 21st Oct Gavin White ‘Bulbs throughout the year’

Stockland and District Horticultural Society Mrs Diana Dark on 01404 881213

Next meeting Yarcombe Jubilee Hall 8 pm ‘ Apple growing’ lecture by Mr and Mrs Robin Small

Valley Garden Club Northleigh Village Hall Tuesday Nov 1st 7:30 pm

Colour, Shape and Form. Illustrated talk with Chris Yates.

Honiton Garden Club. Mrs Julia Beaman 01404 548709

Meet 3rd Thursday of each month at 18:30 at St Pauls Church

Email juliabeaman@yahoo.co.uk or Gilli 01404 43429 Next meeting Thurs 17th November A talk by Chris and Judy Yates

‘Daffodils and Other Bulbs’

Honiton and District Flower Club Thursday 10th November Meeting at Offwell Village Hall 2:15 pm ’Almost Christmas’ by Florist Susan Wills-Pope. contact Margaret Fairhurst 01404 831454

Dunkeswell Garden Society Talk and demonstration on Friday Oct 28th 2011at 7:30 Sara Ritterhausen on Orchids

Produce for sale

Contact Christine Beresford 01404 891820 or ncberesford@btinternet.com

PRESCHOOL

Bounce and Rhyme at Honiton Library 2nd Friday of each month

Next Bounce Friday 11th November . 2011 11:00 to 11:30am

Parents, carers, babies and toddlers

Just turn up and join in or call 01404 42818

Busybee Preschool The Bee Hive , Honiton Primary School, Clapper Lane

Term time only 09:00 till 12:45pm

Phone 01404 46400 email busybeepreschool@tiscali.co.uk

Honiton and District Children’s Centre Surestart. 0 to 5 years

Next to Littletown Primary School Honiton@childrenssociety.org.uk

Childminders stay and play ,Sing and rhyme ,Parents forum

Baby massage ,Multiple birth group ,Here’s looking at you, baby

Stay and play, Breast feeding cafe ,Child health clinic

Heathpark stay and play, Little Explorers and Just babies

Baby Buddies,Young parents group , Family Brunch

Antenatal Workshops

Timetable available tel 01404 540820 email nicola.jackson@childrenssociety.org.uk or Honiton@childrenssociety.org.uk

Centres at Honiton Bottom Rd, Clapper Lane and Honiton District Outreach Location

Theatre Bugs confidence through creativity.

Honiton Leisure Centre, School lane Honiton

Under 5s classes 12 months to turning 5

Tuesdays 14:15 to 15:00 hrs

www.theatrebugs.co.uk or Vicki-joeva@theatrebugs.co.uk or 07766311445

also at Phoenix Theatre Exeter Gandy Street Mondays 1215 to 1300 hrs

Exmouth Leisure centre Royal Avenue Exmouth Mondays 16:00 to 17:00 hrs

Playdome Ages 0 to 12 year old Unit 1 ,Gloucester Crescent, Heathpark Ind Estate Honiton EX14 1DB. For more information 01404 47007 Email fun@theplaydome.com (Oasis hair and Beauty) (parties at the Playdome)

Baby den, Toddler area, Junior area and Parents cafe area. Many activities. Prices vary.Mon/Tue 10 till 15:15. Wed/Thur/Fri 10:00 till 18:00

School holidays 10 till 6pm 7days a week www.theplaydome.com

Childrens indoor play centre..

EAST DEVON SING AND SIGN communicate with your child before they can speak Sarah Glover 01404 548829 Honiton Lodge Thursday & Friday mornings

Classes 6 months to 2 ½ years

sarahglover@singandsign.co.uk or www.singandsign.com

CHOIRS

Love to sing . kids community choir 07740973990

‘Sweet Honi and Soul’ choir . Meet to rehearse Tuesday evenings 7:30 to 9:30pm

At Millwater School (next to Littletown Primary) Honiton Bottom Rd.

Contact www.sweethoni.co.uk for term dates.

December 6th open rehearsal/party see website for details

Bookings and info Andy Hague 01297 440088 hague161@btinternet.com

SKY CHOIR mixed fun choir for 8 to teens Yarcombe Tuesdays 6 to 7 pm Jubilee Hall info@forestandland.co.uk Mrs Linda Box 01404 861400

EVENTS

Honiton Primary School CHRISTMAS FAYRE

November 25th FRIDAY from 1530 hrs to 1730 hrs

Craft stalls bric a brac stalls cakes and coffee.

Carols will be sung...presents for Christmas?

Honiton Players Presents ........

PARTY TO MURDER Performances are at

Honiton Community College on Nov 25th and 26th at 1930 pm

And Nov 27th at 1400pm and 1800 pm

Tickets available £7 from Honiton Toy shop High Street Honiton

Devon Link-up Talent Show at Turks Head Lodge

For people with learning disabilities

Saturday 12th November 2011

To enter or be part of the audience contact

Heidi on 07972904881

For ONE WEEK ONLY IN HONITON

Honiton Antiques Festival 14th to 21st November ‘Antiques are Green’

National Antiques week, Events, Exhibitions, Antique Valuations, Prize winning Competitions, Specialist Auctions ,Restoration Show and much more.

Over a dozen antique shops and auction rooms to browse round.

Saturday 19th November 10:00 till 15:00

Both Auction rooms will be open Sunday 20th Nov FREE

Meet the experts- Demonstrations and advice on restoring and conserving.

At Mackarness Hall High Street Honiton FREE ENTRY

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Liz Chilcott 01404 47783 www.honitonantiquesfestival.com

Or info@chilcottsauctioneers.co.uk

Forest Garden Project All Age Groups Welcome

Sundays at the Old Pavilion Cuckoo Down Lane EX14 9TT

10:00 am till 16:00

Next meeting 13th Nov and 11th Dec (lunch provided for the workers)

For more info call 01404 45699 Linda Atkins and Geoffrey Wilmot

Charmouth Heritage Coast centre

Guided walks and events

Fossil Hunting walks £7 adult £3 Child under 4’s FREE

Admission to the centre is FREE

Fossil hunting walks

Sat/Sun3rd and 4th December 1030 till 1630 JURASSIC ART AND CRAFT FAYRE

For more information contact01297 560772 or email info@charmouth.org

Lower Sea Lane Charmouth Dorset DT6 6LL

YOUTH CLUBS

Youth Club School Lane Honiton Dan Barton 01404 548735

Music Development Label . Art and design. Community projects

Honiton young people’s centre huge range of activities Tues 3:00 till 6;00 for musicians and dj’s in recording studio 6:30 to 9:00 general youth work year 9+ Weds 6;30 till 9 project night Thurs 6:30 till 8:30 years 8 & 9 50p support to artists musicians and photographers dan.barton@devon.gov.uk and www.the-collectives.com

Youth Club Dunkeswell 18:00 on Thursday nights Throgmorton Hall

Contact Anne Barrett

Youth Club Luppitt Friday evenings at the Village hall contact Julia Crabb 01404 891192

Youth Club Upottery meet fortnightly at Village Hall contact Heather Lockyer 01404 861384

Awliscombe Friday Club ages 5 to 11 6:30 to 8:00 pm Village Hall contact Mrs P. Edwards 01404 43729 or Alison 01404 851947

Honiton Community Church Mr Andy Cottingham 01404 43800

Email office@tcch.org.uk or admin@tcch.org.uk

Honiton Young Farmers Club 12 to 26 yr olds Awliscombe. 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month 8 pm 07974 942515 next meeting 4th and 18th July

Yarcombe Young Farmers Club ages 15 to 26years 8pm Mondays 01404 861348 alan.knappcreations@tiscali.co.uk Alan Dyer 01404 86134

CINEMAS

Devon Moviola. film nights. www.moviola.org

Honiton Community Cinema and film club contact Marianne Harman 01404 41585

admin@honitoncommunitycinema.co.uk or www.honitoncommunitycinema.co.uk

Screening on Friday Dec 16th 2011doors open 700pm for 7:30 pm at Mackarness Hall , tickets available from Honiton toy shop or Honiton Tourist Information office.

Next film is ‘Christmas Tale’ a French comedy drama film with subtitles .

Trailer available on the website Tickets £5 screenings every 3rd Friday check website.

CINEMAS Regent Lyme Regis / Radway Sidmouth / Savoy Exmouth

Call 0871 230 3200 or visit www.scottcinemas.co.uk

TRIP Community transport CINEMA SERVICE Call 01404 46529 to book a seat

BUS AND COACH TRIPS

TRIP Community Transport Association, 29/31 New Street Honiton

Has available 16 seat vehicles and wheelchair friendly vehicles for your Club.

Local trips or for longer distance group outings.

Monday morning shopping trips door to door first pickup 10:30 Fare £3

MONDAY TRIPS OUT pickup at 10:30 Honiton Awliscombe Offwell Dunkeswell

Nov

14th Exmouth £6

21st Sidmouth Waitrose £5

28th Exeter £6

December 5th Asda Taunton £6

12th Exmouth £6

19th Sidmouth Waitrose £5

THURSDAY TRIPS OUT Pickup Honiton Offwell Dunkeswell 1st pickup 09:30 door to door service call 01404 46529 to book .

November

17th Fermoys Garden Centre £8

24th Drakes Circus Plymouth £14

December 1st Clarks Village £9

8th Trago Mills or Newton Abbot £8

15th Darts Farm £6

22nd Waitrose £5

Friday morning shopping trips Tesco/Lidl £3

FRIDAY TRIPS OUT pickup at 1300 hrs Honiton Awliscombe Offwell Dunkeswell

All trips £6 unless marked otherwise

November

11th The Old Well Garden Centre

18th Exeter Quay

25th Otter Nurseries £4

December 2nd Bickleigh Mill

9th Morrisons Tiverton

16th Exeter

23rd Tesco

Passenger Club trips 01404 46529 (£3 membership)

Nov 5th Shopping in Bristol £14

Nov 12th Bovington tank Museum £9 entrance fee applies

Nov 20th Hestercombe Christmas market fare £6 entrance fee £3

Nov 27th Bath Christmas market £13

For more information contact Neil Hurlock on 01404 46529 or 01404 46542 www.tripcta.org Email trip.cta@virgin.net

Sovereign Coaches Coach DAY Excursions 01297 23000 or sov_coaches@btinternet.com

18th Nov Clarks Village Street £14:25

24th Nov Gloucester Christmas market £23:25

25th Nov Bath Christmas Market £18:50

29th Nov Bath Christmas Market £18:50

Many more trips available. Leaflets available from Sovereign and Tourist Info Offices also pickup points.contact details above.

Children under 16 discounted prices .

Kevin and Sues Sunday trips 01404 841657

1st pickup 0810 Dunkeswell 0820 Broadhembury 0830 Awliscombe 0900 New St.

Nov 13th Sunday Birmingham Bull Ring 0800 pickup £20:00

Dowell St Carpark only

More trips available contact

kscrudge@btinternet.com

Some events and locations to visit in the holidays

with parents and grandparents. More leaflets times and prices available at the TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE LACE WALK CAR PARK HONITON

Tourist Information Office Lace Walk Car Park Honiton EX14 1LT 01404 43716 Heidi Radford Email honitontic@btconnect.com and www.visithoniton.com

ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HONITON

Pecorama email pecorama@pecobeer.co.uk

Norman Lockyer Observatory

Email enquiries@normanlockyer.org or phone 01297 680209

Public Openings

November 19th The Pleiades 7:30 pm

December 3rd Open clusters 7:30 pm

Killerton Park. Email killerton@nationaltrust.org.uk

Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park email info@axevalleypark.co.uk

Summerleaze Farm Kilmington 10am to 5pm

Ark Pottery, Wiggaton, Ottery St Mary email ark.pottery@mypostoffice.co.uk

10 am till 5 pm cottage industry at work. Pottery wheel visitors of all ages may have a go.

Charmouth Heritage Coast centre

Guided walks and events

Fossil Hunting walks £7 adult £3 Child under 4’s FREE

Admission to the centre is FREE

Fossil hunting walks

Sat/Sun3rd and 4th December 1030 till 1630 JURASSIC ART AND CRAFT FAYRE

For more information contact01297 560772 or email info@charmouth.org

Lower Sea Lane Charmouth Dorset DT6 6LL

Exmouth Model Railway Queens Drive Exmouth EX8 2AY

Open every day, cafe and shop .Probably the Largest ‘OO’ gauge railway in the world. www.exmouthmodelrailway.co.uk

Seaton Tramway email info@tram.co.uk or www.tram.co.uk .

Trams daily from 10am to 6 pm 3 miles of track and wildlife.

Disability access available

Crealy Adventure Park Clyst St Mary Junct 30 M5

Special Event days

www.crealy.co.uk

Exeter Red Coats Free Guided Tours including July and August

Tours meet outside the Royal Clarence Hotel . Times vary

Mondays, Medieval Exeter, Catherderal and Quay Exeter old and new.

Tuesdays, Forgotten Exeter,Cathederal Close and Bishops gardens

Introducing Exeter and Ghosts and legends

Wednesdays Cathederal and Quay,Churches Cemetaries and catacomb

Medieval Exeter Old and New and Murder and Mayhem.

Thursdays Forgotten Exeter, Exeters Industrial Heritage Elegant Exeter and

Ghosts and Legends

Fridays, Old and New, Churches Cemetaries and catacomb , Forgotten Exeter

and the Mint

Saturdays Heart of Exeter.Cathederal and Quay, Exeters green Spaces and

Childrens Tour August 2;30 pm

Sundays Introducing Exeter 1 hour Exeters City Wall 2 hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays Canal trip 11:00 from Quay House visitor centre.

01392 265203 www.exeter.gov.uk/guidedtours

More info from tourist information office

The Quay House Visitor Centre

Quayside treasure Hunts

Exeter cruises tel 07984 368442 www.exetercruises.com Exeter Quay to Double Locks aboard Southern Comfort connecting with

White Heather ferry service 07909 608095 between Double Locks and Turf Locks

Exeter red coat FREE canal Trip Quayside to Double Locks (one way only)

Escorted walk back to Quayside 01392265203

Saddles and Paddles Canoe and kayak HIRE also available bike hire for children and adults ,child seats and ‘tag alongs ‘ for the under 5’s 01392 424241 www.saddlepaddle.co.uk

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Adventure courses for adults and children 01392 434668

www.haven-banks.co.uk

Fishing NO CLOSED SEASON on River Exe and Canal

Visitors need a permit from the Civic Centre (Paris Street) 01392 274306

10 pin Bowling 3-4 haven Banks retail Park 08718732450

Escot Gardens Maze and Park

Play barn, maze, termite pavilion,Birds of prey, wild boar, otters, pet enclosure, pirate ship secret paths Escot forest leap and Escot Camp Wild summer camp for 6 to 12 year olds www.escot-devon.co.uk or tel 01404 822188

World Of Country Life Exmouth 10am to 5:00pm

01395 274533 www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk

Exhibition hall , animal paddocks, hall of transport, undercover play area, outdoor play area crazy golf, undercover pirate ship , animal nursery, falconry display, steam engines, deer train safari, pygmy goats, pet centre and much more.

Over 2 acres undercover!!!

Powderham Castle

Woodland garden,walled garden, birds of prey display, Rose garden and Chapel

Victorian kitchen and servants hall, brewhouse ,pleasure garden & tour train

www.powderham.co.uk

Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

01395 578222 EX10 0NU Free entry open 365 days per year

Bicton Park and Botanical Gardens www.bictongardens.co.uk

Steam Trains ( timetable from tourist info office)

Bishops Lydeard to Minehead August up to 8 trains in each direction 10 stops.

16 to25 Railcard save a third on rail fares book online 16-25railcard.co.uk/cardholders

FREE Exeter City self guided Wall Walk City Wall Trail Starts in Castle Street

Leaflet available at Tourist Info Office Paris St Exeter

Leaflet guides you to 9 info panels. Quizzes and puzzles along the way

01392 665700 email evit@exeter.gov.uk

FREE Exeter City self guided Medieval Trail Starts in Castle Street

Leaflet available in Tourist info Office Paris St Exeter (Dix’s Field) 1mile walk around Exeter includes Wynards Almshouses Smythen St .The Carfax

Guide yourself to 8 information panels .Quizzes and puzzles along the way

01392 665700 email evit@exeter.gov.uk

Exeters Underground Passages Mon/Sat 930am to 530 pm Sun 1030 1600hrs

Adult £5 50 Child £4 00 2 Paris Street between Next and Zara stores

(family 2 adults up to 3 children £17) (wheelchairs and pushchairs limited to exhibition only) (medieval vaulted passages)

01392 665887 email underground.passages@exeter.gov.uk

SUMMER WITH RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum)

St Nicholas Priory Adults £3 Children £1 0 to 5 yrs Free

Email priory@exeter.gov.uk mon/sat 10am to 5pm

Chapter House is at Exeter Cathederal EX1 1HS

St Nicholas Priory is at The Mint off Fore St EX4 3BL

More info at 01392 665700 email evit@exeter.gov.uk (including leaflets)

(FREE) The Paper Cooperative at Spacex Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm

Starting August 6th to 3rd Sept take part in creative activities involving paper.

Preston Street EX1 1DF www.spacex.org.uk

Topsham Museum and Walking tours

25 The Strand Topsham EX30AX

01392 873244 (museum)

01392 877296 (walking tours)

www.devonmuseums.net/topsham

WHATS ON IN HONITON

Honiton Town Council meet Town Council offices Nov 8th and 22nd Planning Town Council 14th Nov New Street Honiton 01404 42957 7:00pm start

Honiton’s own Museum FREE ADMISSION DURING 2011 Open 0930 am to 15:30 Mon to Fri Saturdays 09:30 to 12:30 pm

The Murch Gallery Honiton’s History

The Nicoll Gallery lace making

The Norman Gallery

www.honitonmuseum.co.uk or info@honitonmuseum.co.uk 01404 44966

(FREE) Childrens play areas in Honiton

Allhallows playing field

Palegate Close

Glen Farm Cres /Waterleat Ave

Honiton Bottom Rd

St Leonards Rd

St Marks Rd.

Cherry Close

Willow Walk

Butts Close

Dove Close

Heron Rd

Crosscut Way

Upland Chase/ Battishorne Way

Phillips Square

Skate board Park School Lane Honiton


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