First jet plane to land in Branscombe and other news

07:00 16 November 2012


Branscombe Airfield’s new business venture is selling jets, and the first plane will land this weekend. Read this and more.

FESTIVE FUN: Beer WI is taking bookings for its Christmas lunch for over-60s until Wednesday, November 22.

Call 01297 20014 to book a place.

The meal will be held in the Mariners’ Hall on December 6 at 12.30pm.


RE-OPENING: The resurfacing of the Townsend coach park in Beer will be completed and it will reopen this weekend.

Devon County Council contributed a £5,000 grant towards the work that closed the park for five days to redraw the lines and repair the tarmac.

Resident permit-holders were informed of the closure by the parish council.


GET IMAGINATIVE: Beer WI’s new creative writing teacher Jackie Sitter is holding her first session at one of the members’ houses on November 19 at 7.30pm. Call Frances Lee on 01297 23589 for more information.


HARD-HITTING: The Beer Film Society is showing We Need to Talk about Kevin, featuring Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly as parents of a troubled child.

The doors at Steamers art gallery open at 7pm on Monday, ahead of the film starting at half past.

Tickets are £4 for members or £5 for non-members.

For more information email Rosemary Docherty at


PLANE BRILLIANT: Branscombe Airfield’s new business venture is selling jets, and the first plane will land this weekend.

Delayed by the recent storms in the US, Sidbury pilot Phil Clarke will fly the Total Eclipse plane from Chicago to Dunkeswell, where the airfield is long enough to land a jet.

The company has the sole rights to sell the aircraft to the European market.

More in next week’s Herald.


CHARITY SALE: Cancer Research UK is holding a table-top fundraiser in the Mariners’ Hall in Beer from 10am to 12noon on Saturday, December 1.

To book a table (£6) call Gill on 01297 20717.


YULETIDE RETAIL: Stores in Beer will be open for late-night shopping until 9pm on December 14, with many shops offering mulled wine and mince pies

The Mariners’ Hall will be filled with stalls and there will be a raffle, refreshments, people in Victorian dress and a very special visit from Father Christmas.

Anyone who wants a stall (£10) should call Caroline Arnold on 07710 809765.


FUEL LEAK: Fire crews from Colyton were called to Beer when a silver car was spotted leaking petrol in Fore Street last Friday morning.

The vehicle was isolated, a mechanic was requested and spill pads were used to soak up the fuel.


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