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.
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
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!
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."
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
November 11th Total Funds raised
in our Buy Manning's Pit Appeal : approximately £13,500.
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
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.
Robinson and Twinkle's Fundraiser for Manning's
of Manning's Pit and Green Man CIO fundraiser
Ty Redif's film Manning's Pit
- Our Future - is launched at the Big Party,
and then featured on the manningspit.com website.
by Tony Gussin, October 18th 2019
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
Ryan Vowles sends first Buy Manning's Pit Message
- from Iceland
poem that won a first prize in the Inaugural
Manning's Pit Poetry Competiton