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HRH The Countess of Wessex attends the Devon County Show as President 18th May 2017

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Below are pictures of HRH Countess of Wessex meeting the farmers in her role as President.

Sampling Sophie’s Ale, Meeting Children, Young Farmers and Staff at Devon County Council stand.


HRH Earl of Wessex - Torbay 3.5.2017

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

HRH The Earl of Wessex arriving in Torbay greeting the High Sheriff of Devon,  he also visited Shekinah’s Growing for Life Project.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon presented British Empire Medals at County Hall on 20.4.2017

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The British Empire Medal


HM L.ord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon said: “It has been a real pleasure to acknowledge and recognise the commitment of those people in Devon who have been honoured for being true community champions.”

“All the men and women awarded their British Empire Medals today were honoured for their work in different areas but all share an unwavering commitment to improving their community through voluntary work or through their support of a charitable cause.

 “Through hard work and dedication they have all changed their communities for the better and I congratulate all of them, they should be very proud of their achievements.”

 To be decorated

Mrs Jaqueline Avery, from Appledore for voluntary Service to ex Service Personnel – Secretary of North Devon & Torridge Division of SSAFA

Peter Bromell, from Tedburn St Mary for service to the community on Tedburn St Mary area.

Mrs Angela Chant, from Kingsbridge for service for Young People in the South Hams area.  Project Director of Spiritulized

Barrie Charlesworth, from Braunton for services to Life Saving in North Devon

Mrs Jeanette Courtman, from Plymouth for services to Education and the community in Devon . After School Club Chair, Pre School Chair and Breakfast Club Chair

Mrs Maureen  Gilbert, from Brixham for services to the community in Brixham

Mrs Melissa  Middleton, from Teignmouth for services to charity in Kenya and the community of Devon

Norman F Pullen, from Shillingford St George for services to Exeter Cathedral and the community in Exeter.

Podcast for Radio Devon; it starts 2.30 through the programme.


Sir John Evans attends Devon County Council Civic Service

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Best foot forward at StarTrek 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The 25th anniversary of the Rotary StarTrek Challenge included VIPs, wind, rain, mud and good humour.

Walkers braved wind, rain and mud last night (Saturday) for the 25th anniversary of the Rotary StarTrek Challenge.

The night time charity walk on Exmoor was this year based at Hunters Inn near Parracombe.

It saw hundreds of walkers set off into the darkness to take on an orienteering challenge of 16 or eight miles along a route that took them on roads and cross country.

The walkers were set off by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon and his wife Catriona.

As ever, North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West were the beneficiaries, with Devon Air Ambulance as the third chosen charity.

It is organised by both Ilfracombe Rotary clubs and StarTrek chairman Paul Williams said an estimated £35,000 had been raised this year.

He added: “All of the volunteers – more than 100 of them – did a sterling job in supporting the event. The walkers were phenomenal completing the course with determination and raising that amount of money for the charities.

“There was a real buzz at base camp with the Lord Lieutenant spending a great deal of time talking to volunteers and walkers. He toured the facilities as well as visiting two outer checkpoints showing a good interest in the event and the people. We are now looking forward to next years event.”





Hallsand's Centenary Commemoration 26th January 2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Hallsands as it used to be


View from one of the last standing houses


HRH Princess Royal visits Farms for City Children 17.01.2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

On Tuesday 17th January, HRH, The Princess Royal, visited Nethercott House to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Farms for City Children. Having arrived by helicopter, Princess Anne was greeted by the Lord Lieutenant and founders of the charity, Michael and Clare Morpurgo.  Princess Anne visited the piggery, the forest school and walled gardens where children from Lipson Vale Primary School in Plymouth were undertaking their farm work under supervision of the Nethercott staff.

Having seen the children working on the farm, Princess Anne was then introduced to CEO, Dr Tessa Stone, who introduced her to the Mayor of Hatherleigh, the trustees, the farming partners and alumni, teachers and children who had previously visited the farms. Finally, Princess Anne “opened” a bench to commemorate her visit and cut a cake which was enjoyed by the 80 or so attendees of the event.

HRH Princess Royal visits the Highbury Trust 17.01.2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017




The Countess of Wessex attends Devon Agriculture Association AGM becoming President for 2017/18, on 20.1.2017

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017


Princess Royal visits Mount Kelly Pool, Tavistock 17.01.2017

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017


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