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Weekly Totals Update

November 17th  Total Funds raised in our Buy Manning's Pit Appeal : 


Today, we had our garage sale - not quite so well attended - it was cold and damp, and for some reason there were very few people around. Nonetheless, it was financially successful, and we had so many items donated that they will be for sale in various ways going forward, as well.

Twinkle was going to come along, but she doesn't like the cold, and was feeling grumpy, so she had the day off. That didn't stop people signing her sponsor form - we'll need to do a weekly total for that as well.
sgarage sale

We've had a busy weekend!. On Saturday,  the Christmas Market was extremely well supported and we made many new contacts as well. Ian Scott came to see how it was all going, and we also had a visit from Alex White, the new Lib Dem candidate, who had his photograph taken by our stall (being non-political we will of course welcome all candidates who support our campaign.)
Here is Ian Scott again, at our stall at the Christmas Market.

Ian Scott at Christmas market

November 15th

Ian Scott's Prints are for sale at the Pilton Christmas Market, a great event in Pilton Church Hall. This isn't just about Manning's Pit of course, but we have a table, and will be selling Cards  and Prints.
Here are Ian Scott and Christine Lovelock, admiring the Print. Christine's Cards of Manning's Pit are also going to be for sale - all proceeds from both Prints and Cards will go to the Buy Manning's Pit Appeal.
Ian is hoping to come along to sign his Prints in person. Orders can also be taken if we should run out of either Prints or Cards!

Ian Scott and Christine Lovelock with Ian's

November 12th

Chris Bulpett (Friends of Manning's Pit secretary) speaks on The Voice, Monday morning.
Message from a supporter - "Heard it on the way to work - he did good !!"

Preview at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon of an Exhibition of F R Lee's paintings - Tim Saunders and Christine Lovelock attended. One of the paintings was a Pilton one - F R Lee lived across the road from Broadgate Villa while Saki was growing up there - see below.

Remembrance Day at "Broadgate Villa."

Toby and Theo Lawrence with the Saki
Photo by Tim Saunders

Here are Toby and Theo Lawrence holding the Shrouds of the Somme Figurine (owned by the Friends of Manning's Pit) that represents H H Munro (Saki) who was killed during the Battle of the Somme, on November 16th 1916.  On the wall of the house you can see the blue plaque that commemorates the fact that H H Munro lived here.

As a child, like Toby and Theo, Hector Munro lived in this house in Bellaire, Pilton. And like the Lawrence boys, he loved the countryside now known as Manning's Pit.

Toby and Theo won First Prize for the 11 and Under Category in the Inaugural Manning's Pit Poetry Competition, with their poem "Manning's Pit."

November 11th   Total Funds raised in our Buy Manning's Pit Appeal :  approximately £13,500.

Oggle Band

Keep going to our Calendar Page for latest updates on events organised.  It's great news that the  Oggle Band are putting on a Ceilidh for us on January 4th!

Old Stone Bridge
Former Mayor Ian Scott is having Prints made of his Manning's Pit drawing
to raise funds for the cause. He's hoping to come along to sign some in person at
the Pilton Christmas Market on November 16th.

Wendy Robinson and Twinkle's Fundraiser for Manning's Pit launched

Friends of Manning's Pit and Green Man CIO fundraiser launched

Ty Redif's film Manning's Pit - Our Future - is launched at the Big Party, and then featured on the manningspit.com website.
Ty Redif

by Tony Gussin, October 18th 2019

Launching the new Buy Mannings Pit campaign
                        at Yeo Dale Hotel, Pilton. Picture: Tony Gussin

Radio Devon come to Manning's Pit. Reporter Angela Kalwaites arrives at 7.45 to interview us, despite the weather - rain again.

Left to Right
Ian Roome (District Councillor) Chris Bulpett, Christine Lovelock, Ryan Vowles, KateShaw, Ty Redif
Radio Devon car

Ryan Vowles sends first Buy Manning's Pit Message - from Iceland

Ryasn Vowles

Ryan's poem that won a first prize in the Inaugural Manning's Pit Poetry Competiton