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Porlock, Exmoor National Park

Events Diary

February 2015
Wednesday 4th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Talk

The Holnicote Catchment Scheme.
An update of the flood prevention measures on the Aller and Horner rivers by Nigel Hester.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Indoor Meetings Members 1; Non-members 3
Contact: Events Secretary Pauline 01643 863586

Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st
Camelot the Panto

Porlock Pantomime & Drama Society are pleased to present 'Camelot the Panto' by popular script writer Ben Crocker. It is fast paced and very funny - not to be missed!


Time: 7.30pm tbc
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: tbc
Contact: Mark Dorrill: 01643 863006 or Natasha Smith 01643 862315

March 2015
Wednesday 18th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Talk

The Exmoor Society Archive.
Achivist Dr. Helen Blackman will give an illustrated account of some of her finds whilst working on the archives of the Exmoor Society, including a collection of slides recently discovered.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members 1, Non-members 3
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

April 2015
Monday 20th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Archeological Field Trip

Simonsbath revealed - Recent archeological work in Simonsbath is revealing how the village was developed including the building of a great mansion never completed, the gardens of which are only now being uncovered. A walk led by ENP staff will explain the story of the village and the results of the current research. There may also be a chance to visit the Sawmill. Optional lunch beforehand at the Exmoor Forest Inn


Time: 2. pm
Venue: Meet at The Exmoor Forest Inn - Simonsbath
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

May 2015
Wednesday 13th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Visit to Cotleigh's Brewery

A visit to Cotleigh's Brewery at Wiveliscombe. Following a provided light lunch, there will be a guided tour of the Brewery, after which there will be an optional led walk around the village.
Full details and a booking form will be sent to members in the Spring.


Time: 12 noon
Venue: Wiveliscombe
Contact: Treasurer: David 01643 862764

June 2015
Sunday 14th
Table Top Sale

Please ring Linda to book a table 862717


Time: Sale start 12noon
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Linda Allsopp 862717
Email: graham.haw@btinternet.com

Wednesday 17th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Walk - An Allerford Family

An Allerford Family - Mike Leach will lead a short walk around Allerford village looking at the history of 4 generations of his family. Park besides Piles Mill
Distance 2 mils, fairly level partly n tarmaced path. Walking boots required.


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Allerford - park at Piles Mill
Contact: Chairman: Duncan 01643 702788

July 2015
Tuesday 14th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Chairman's Walk -

Chairman's Walk - A walk from the Chairman's house, Northmoor Cottage, North Hill Road to Greenaleigh and Burgundy Chapel. 4 miles. Bring boots and outdoor clothing. GR 968471
Distance 2 mils, fairly level partly n tarmaced path. Walking boots required.


Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: GR 968471
Contact: Chairman: Duncan 01643 702788

Sunday 26th
Porlock Horse Show

Enjoy a pleasant day out in the delightful setting of the west Luccombe field - the venue for the Porlock Horse Show with Dog Show in the afternoon. Entry forms and more details on website http:/porlockhorseshow.org.uk


Time: 10am onwards
Venue: West Luccombe Field
Price: see website
More Information: http:/porlockhorseshow.org.uk

August 2015
Sunday 30th
Smugglers Run

Teams of smugglers try to evade and outwit the excisemen while carrying barrels across Porlock Marsh! Fun for all - spectators and participants - fancy dress optional. The teams will leave the Top Ship in Porlock at noon and finish up at the Bottom Ship in Porlock Weir.


Time: Noon at Top Ship, Porlock
Venue: Porlock and Porlock Weir
Price: Small fee for competitors, Spectators FREE

September 2015
Saturday 5th
Porlock Carnival- 30th Anniversary

A traditional village carnival with floats, bands and walking particpants.
Can be viewed along as they parade along along the High Street
Presentation of prizes at Porlock Village hall at 7pm
More details to follow


Time: Parade starts 6.00pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Price: Free

Thursday 17th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Talk

Voyage to the South Atlantic and Antartica - Extracts from a journal. An illustrated account by retired Diplomat, Sir Roger Carrick.


Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members - 1; Non-members - 3
Contact: Secretary: Peter 01643 863398

October 2015
Wednesday 21st
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - AGM andTalk

Annual General Meeting, preceded by a talk by Hugh Thomas on 60 years of the National Park

Refreshments .


Time: 7 pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: Members - 1; Non-members - 3
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

Saturday 24th
Porlock Apple and Cider Day

Apple pressing, stalls, displays. More details to follow


Time: tbc
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

November 2015
Thursday 19th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Branch - Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner at Lutterell Arms, Dunster.
Further details and booking form with AGM mailing


Time: tbc
Venue: Dunster
Price: tbc
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd
Exmoor Christmas Gift Fair

Gifts by local craftsmen & women, many different handmade items including objects not available elsewhere. Plus demonstrations and home made cakes and lunches, refreshments all day.


Time: 12-6pm on Sat, 10-4pm on Sunday
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Contact: Miss A Gregory - 07929600412

 

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