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Events in Porlock
September 2016
Friday 2nd
Discover Porlock Marsh Walk

Join a Heritage Walk Leader on a walk to discover the history and formation of the Porlock Bay landscape and how this has affected the village and the surrounding area.

Booking essential


Time: 10.30 to 1.00pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free but donations welcome
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Saturday 3rd
Porlock Carnival

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

Wednesday 7th
Porlock Horticultural and Crafts Society Talk - " Shady Ladies and Sun Seekers"

"Shady Ladies and Sun Seekers" a talk by Mary Benger


Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall
Price: £2 for members of Society; £2.50 non members
Email: anna.toeman@btinternet.com

Thursday 8th
In Coleridge's footsteps to Culbone -Guided Walk

Join a member of The Exmoor Society on this circular 6 miles walk along the most recent section of the Coleridge Way to Culbone Hill and down to England's smallest church at Culbone. Steep hills and probably muddy underfoot, you will be rewarded with spectacular views. Please bring a picnic and wear weatherproof clothing. Dogs on leads welcome. No need to book, just turn up.


Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Meet at Porlock Weir car park TA24 8PD (parking fee)
Price: No charge - small donation appreciated from non-members
Contact: 01398 323335

Wednesday 21st
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Talk

Steve Mewes, Consulting Manager of Tidal Lagoon Power, will talk about 'Tidal Power generation in the Severn Estuary'


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

October 2016
Wednesday 5th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - AGM and Talk

Annual General Meeting, preceded by a talk entitled 'The Life and Work of a Country Vicar' by Barry Priory

Refreshments .


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

Saturday 8th
Ada Lovelace Day - 200th Anniversary

In celebration of Ada Lovelace's remarkable life this is an Afternoon With Inspirational Women with speakers from a variety of fields describing their own paths to success and achievement. The afternoon includes a cream tea. Booking essential


Time: 3pm
Venue: Porlock Village Hall TA24 8 QD
Price: £8
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre (01643) 863150
Email: visit@porlock.co.uk

Saturday 29th
Porlock Apple Day

Celebrating the humble apple in all its glorious forms with demonstrations of old and new juicing techniques; Apple-centred goods, food and drink for sale; and activities for all the family.


Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: Porlock Visitor Centre. TA24 8QD
Price: Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

November 2016
Thursday 24th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Branch - Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner at Northfield Hotel, Minehead
Further details and booking form with AGM mailing


Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Venue: Dunster
Price: £22
Contact: Events Secretary: Pauline 01643 863586

Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th
Porlock Santa Festival - Christmas Shopping Weekend

Building on previous Santa Festivals in 2013 and 2014 we aim to make Santa Festival 2016 in a even more fun Be creative and make a themed Santa. Santas will remain on display throughout the festive season.
A special Christmas Shopping weekend in the village with a while and then you have a fun Santa trail for all the family to explore. Many of the shops will be have extended opening hours and whilst you're browsing will you be able to find all the Santas and which will you vote the best?
Location: Porlock High Street
No need to book - just turn up


Time: Various
Venue: Porlock Village
Contact: 01643 863150

December 2016
Saturday 10th
Traditional Porlock Late Night Shopping

All the shops will be open late and full of festive cheer! Come and find some great present ideas, sample the delicious food and drink on offer, and enjoy the street entertainment!

No need to book - just turn up


Time: 6 - 9 pm
Venue: Porlock High Street
Price: Free
Contact: Porlock Visitor Centre 01643 863150

Thursday 15th
Exmoor Society - Porlock Group - Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert by The Exmoor Carollers and Bell Ringers.
Open to members and the general public, by £5 ticket, includes refreshments.
Profits will be donated to support the work of the Exmoor Society


Time: tbc
Venue: Porlock Village hall
Price: £5
Contact: Events Secretary - Pauline Clarke 01643 863586

Events in Exford
August 2016
Saturday 27th
THE EXFORD FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW & FETE

Show Marquee, Teas, Raffle, Stalls,
Bouncy Castle, Children's Sports Presentation of cups, Auction of Produce, Play & Picnic Area TONE VALLEY JAZZ BAND from 1 pm


Venue: Exford Village Green
Price: Free admission
Contact: ANNA CONNELL 01643 831634

Sunday 28th
TERRIER, LURCHER AND KENNEL CLUB COMPANION & FAMILY DOG SHOW

Showing Classes, Qualifiers, Champion Terrier £50, Champion Lurcher £30, Racing, Agility, Gun Dog Scurry, BBQ,
Homemade cakes & Tea Tent

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Time: GATES OPEN AT 12.30pm CLASSES IN ALL RINGS BEGIN at 2.00pm
Venue: MELCOMBE, EXFORD TA24 7LU by kind permission of Mr. & Mrs. C. Kirby
Price: £1 per entry in the ring. Gate Cap donation
Contact: Myra Ellicott 01643 831500

Events in Timberscombe
September 2016
Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th
COWBRIDGE SAWMILL OPEN DAYS

Guided Tours, Blacksmithing and Woodturning Displays throughout the weekend. Refreshments available.

Free Admission but donations welcome.

At junction of A396 and Wootton Courtenay Road , Timberscombe


Time: 11am to 4.30pm each day
Venue: Cowbridge Sawmill
Price: Free Admission but donations welcome.
Contact: la.webb@btinternet.com
Email: la.webb@btinternet.com

Events in Dunster
October 2016
Tuesday 4th
Guided Walk 'Discovering Dunster's Hidden History'

Join a member of the Exmoor Society on this guided walk Discovering Dunsterís Hidden History. A fascinating and easy-going walk around Dunster village
looking at its historic buildings and secret places. About 1.5 miles.
Followed by optional tea in the village.
Meet: Dunster Visitor Information Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
TA24 6SE


Time: 2 - 4.30pm
Venue: Dunster Visitor Information Centre, Dunster Steep, Dunster
Price: No charge. A small donation is appreciated from non-members
Contact: 01398 323335
Email: info@exmoorsociety.com

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