Beer is a pretty seaside village
built around a small cove on the south coast of the U.K. in East Devon.
The object of these pages is to provide information
about my home village of Beer. If you have any pictures, stories or
information that you think may be of interest, please contact
Starting Tuesday 30th April
2013, free 6 week Tai Chi class. !0.15am - 11.45am at Mariners Hall,
Contact Lottie on 01395
255083 or email email@example.com for more details or feel free
to just turn up on the day!
Following the success of
Beer Blazer 2012, another one
will be held on
Sunday 12th May, 2013.
BEER BLAZER - SUNDAY 12th MAY 2013 AT 10.30am
THIS RACE IS PART OF THE EAST DEVON COMMUNITY RACE SERIES
Approx. 10k of multi terrain traffic free course run on some of AVR's
famous ‘Grizzly’ territory, mainly private land covering fields,
tracks, challenging beach and under cliffs, cliff tops and open common
along with breathtaking views.
(Minimum age17) Medals first three M & F and memento for each
Fun Run of approx. 5k (Minimum Age 11) Medals first three M
& F and memento for each runner.
Junior Run 1 Mile (11 yrs and under) Medals first three M & F
and memento for each runner.
For an entry form/details please go to: www.beer-ce-primary.devon.sch.uk
The vintage garage website
has a feature about Oborn's Townsend Garage - click here to view
9th 2012 - Beer Blazer - Beer Primary PTFA organised a
10k (minimum age 17), 5k (11yrs to 17yrs)
and a 1 mile race (11yrs and under) to raise funds for the
Primary School. The event raised £750.
Men: 1st Goc Milan,
2nd Phil Bayliss,
3rd Ian Apps
Ladies: 1st Eleanor Wood, 2nd Vicky Preston,
3rd Francis Temple
Jacob Clode, Ethan Day, Evie Morgan
Boys: 1st Archie Snowling, 2nd Jack FitzGerald, 3rd Simon Davies
Girls: 1st Jasmine Wellman, 2nd Mia Bartlett, 3rd Darcie Morton
2012 - Queens
Diamond Jubilee Medal presented to 9
current team members and 2 retired team members of Beer Coastguard:
Chief Coastguard Peter Dymond presented the following team members with
their medals on Friday 6th JulyStation
Officer Terry Hoare, Deputy Station Officer Paul Driver, Coastguard
Rescue Officers Roger Hoare, Aidan Winder, Marcus Dack, Carl Beckett,
Kevin Gosling, Venetia Topham, Mark Hubbard and retired members Anthony
King , Sam Anning.The Medal is
awarded to Emergency services personnel who have been in paid service,
retained or in a voluntary capacity, who have to face the prospect of
dealing with emergencies as part of their conditions of service, and
had completed five full calendar years of service on 6 February 2012.
Events June to November 2012 - click here
6th, 2012 - Uncommon Players performed 3 soliloquies from Alan
Bennett's Talking Heads in the Mariners Hall.
4th, 2012 - Jubilee Beacon was lit in Charlie's Yard at
10.10pm by Beer Scouts.
3rd, 2012 - Jubilee Street Party was held in Fore Street between the
Dolphin and Anchor Hotels.
18th 2011 - "The Oldies are the Best" - Songs from the years gone by
with Andy Eastwood and Lucia Matisse. In aid of BBC Radio Devon Air
Ambulance Appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets £12.50 from
www.emilymillermusic.co.uk or Beer Village Store or telephone 01404
6th, 2011 - Geoff Pook, standing as an Independent candidate won the
election to represent Beer and Branscombe at East Devon District
Council. He replaces Mike Green who did not stand for election ths time.
3rd, 2011 - Many people who go to the beach
Regatta day are used to the sight of Pebble Bob, generally in fancy
dress, at the top of Sea Hill with his collection tins. Sadly this
will no longer be the case on future Regatta days as Bob Hodson
passed away today.
18th, 2011 - In aid of Seaton and Beer St John Ambulance - Think Floyd
at Seaton Town Hall - Tickets from Byrne-Jones.
13th - THE GRIZZLY.
12th, 2011 - University of Exeter present 'The Merry Wives of Windosor'
at the Mariners Hall - 7.30 pm - Tickets from the Post Office.
12th, 2011 -
Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. - Bring and Buy / Coffee Morning at St
Michael's Church between 10.00 a.m and 12.00 noon. All hep and
donations very much appreciated. Contacts: Sue Green 01297 22640 or
Annie Boalch 01297 21305
3rd, 2011 - Jurassic Coast Team are holding a free public event at the
Mariners Hall. For more details click here
7th, 2010 -
Beer has won the "New Entry" section of the Best Kept Village
Competition 2010. The award will be presented at the Mariners' Hall at
28th, 2010 - BBC Radio 2 show - Radcliffe and Maconie show at
8.p.m will be broadcast from Dolphin Hotel, Beer.
2010 - A new page has been introduced that contains items relating to
Beer from old newspaper archives. View here
23rd, 2010 - Open University reports that some microbes living in the
rocks from Beer cliff that were sent in to space in 2008 and returned
to earth in September 2009 survived the trip. BBC news story
3rd, 2010 - Midsummer Music For
Life at Beer Football Club from Noon until midnight. More
27th, 2010 - Wendy Cummins was awarded
the RNLI Gold badge for over 30 years of fund raising for the
organisation by the Duke of Kent at the Barbican Centre in London.
26th - Beer
Albion won the Golesworthy Cup 4-2 against Clyst Valley. This follows a
successful season where the first team have won promotion to the
Premier division and the Reserves have won promotion to Division 5.
25th - Axe Vale Harriers Point to Point at Stafford Cross
18th, 19th, 20th - 'Peter Pan' performed by the Panto People in the
Year's Eve 2009.
Coastguards spent New
Year's Eve rescuing a woman from cliffs at Peak Hill, Sidmouth. Also on
the scene were Exmouth Coastguards, police and paramedics. Coastguards
were called at 22:09 on New Year's Eve and returned at 01:33 New Year's
Day. The lady in question was 100 feet down the cliff, a rescue
helicopter from Chivenor was also involved but their winchman was
unable to get to the casualty. The Coastguards lowered a man
down the cliff to cut his way through the dense gorse to get to her,
and until he got there did not know whether or not she was alive.
Happily she was relatively uninjured but suffering from
hypothermia, the aircraft eventually lifted her off the cliff and
transferred her to RD & E Hospital.
28 2009 - Variety Show at the Mariner's Hall in aid of Macmillan Cancer
Support and St John Ambulance
2009 - Beer Horticultural Society
- Beer was awarded a Gold Certificate in the Britain in
Bloom competition. This is the first time that Beer has won this award
- The South West in Bloom RHS Certificate of Merit was
awarded for the Pigs Path Improvement Project
- Pecorama won the City of Bath trophy for landscaping
26th, 2009 - Pumpkin Show at Beer Social Club.
26th, 2009. The European Space
Agency spacecraft that included rock samples from Beer is due to return
7th - 20th, 2009 - Exhibition of
works by Emma Molony in the 'Bomb Shelter'
Sept 5th and 6th ,
2009 - Beer Festival at Beer Social Club.
26th, 2009. BBC TV recorded a story about the bit of rock that was
taken from Beer and sent into
22nd -29th, 2009 Wurlitzer Week.
24-26th, 2009 - 319th
Meeting of The Morris Ring hosted by Exeter Morris Men. Performances at
Jubilee Gardens on Sat 25th from 2.45p.m.
18th, 2009 - Churchill Productions presented 'TWO' at the Mariners'
20th, 2009 - Midsummer Music For
Life at Beer Football Club ran from Noon until midnight. The event
raised over £6300 for the two main charities.
April 18th, 2009 -
THE ROOT - An evening of Rhythm and Blues to raise money for a bench in
memory of Jim Riley, one of the founders of the Beer R&B
Festival. Among those appearing were:- Jellicle Cats, Copoutz, Brock
and the Badgers, Walk Hards and Tim Royce's King Roosters at
Mariners Hall from 7p.m. Admissiion FREE - but all
donations gratefully received towards the Memorial Bench Fund.
2009. Caxtons Collectiques of Bampton is doing valuations and
sales of various items from a late person's estate. This includes a
large album of sketches and watercolours of towns and villages in East
Devon and West Dorset, including paintings of Beer, Seaton, Axmouth and
Lyme Regis. The artist was an amateur called Margaret Froude
Hancock. All of the watercolours/sketches are from the Victorian period
and some are dated between 1877 - 1890. The paintings have been valued
at £30 each. Anyone interested can contact Stuart Bennett on 01398
331510 before they are auctioned off for charity.
19th-21st, 2009. Panto People present 'Aladdin' at the Mariners Hall.
17th, 2009. Natalie Puddicombe was awarded the Tallow
Chandler's Prize and City and Guild Medal of Excellence in a ceremony
in London for her work at Beer Puffins Pre-School.
13th 2009. Music for Life Event at the Dolphin Hotel.
7th, 2009. There will be an Activies fair in the Mariners Hall where
representatives from clubs and groups in the village will provide and
display details about the activities available in the village.
2008. Alan Barrett and his sister Julie were taken to South Africa as
part of the TV programme, "Noel's Christmas presents" that was
broadcast on Sky One on Sunday 21st December.
People are looking for a keyboard player for their forthcoming
production. Anyone who is interested should contact the director,
Audrey Tims, on 01297 20048.
October 12th, 2008. A two seater
Spitfire flew over Beer to scatter the ashes of Jim Riley, a co-founder
of the R&B Festival at sea.
Beer was awarded the Silver Gilt
Certificate at the South West in Bloom Awards for 2008.
9th, 2008. Organ open day at the Congregational Church.
13th, 2008. A team of 4 rowers from Beer, Justin Adkin, Robert Adkin,
Martin Adkin and Sam Phillips, participated in the Great River Race,
which is a race from Richmond to Greenwich on the river
- Generation Soccer ran a summer holiday
football camp at Beer Albion Football Club on Thursday 14th
& Friday 15th August 2008 for children
aged from 5 to 14 years of age.
July 19th, 2008
- Music For Life
festival at Beer Albion Football Club, from midday to midnight in aid
of Cancer Research UK starring the Blue Bishops. The weather was good, as was the music
and a total of over £5000 was raised.
June 2008 - Beer Coastguard
team received awards from the MCA and Devon and Cornwall
police at a presentation night at Sidmouth Sailing club. The awards
were for the work carried out in the early stages of the Napoli
grounding incident, January and February 2007.
June 2008. Beer Bag project. From an idea that
originated at Beer Primary School a reusable shopping bag made from
jute and with a Beer logo is in production.
Sponsored Horse Ride 2008. Charlotte
Wakley organised a ride from Whitchurch, Bristol to
Beer,Devon, arriving on Easter Sunday to raise funds for The Mission
for Deep Sea Fishermen and Cancer Research UK. Click here for more details. The event raised £4750.
March 9th, 2008. AVR Grizzly. Among the competitors
were Ali Green, Sue Green,'Bilko' Mutter and Richard Oswald.
February 21st-23rd, 2008. Panto at the Mariners Hall.
January 2008. John Scott has been elected a full Fellow
Royal Society of Arts.
Archived news items
Beer Panto People performed 'Three Litle
half-term on Feb 22nd,23rd and 24th, 2013.
The UK Theatre Organ Club hold concerts on the Wurlitzer
organ that is installed in the Congregational Hall. The organ
is believed to be the first one imported to the United Kingdom from the
U.S.A. Visitors are more than welcome to view the Wurlitzer.
A collector of this pottery is interested in its
history. She is particularly interested in contacting Sarah Jones, the
daughter of the late Dr Jones, who worked at the pottery in the 1960s.
If you have any information about the pottery please email Jan Fryer
Short Mat Bowls is played in the Mariners Hall every
Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30 p.m.
Deep sea fishing trips can be arranged from Beer beach.
Bookings: Liz Fahey 01297 22797.