Shaldon Regatta's Juniors Rowing experience
Mondays 6.30 -7.30 July 2nd until Monday 13th August
Children age 6 -16 are getting the chance to row in Regatta dinghies - on the river off the Ferry Beach. Bring your kids along so they can learn to be both confident and safe on the water learning a new skill!
Cost per rower per session is 1.00GBP - CONTACT:Ray Edworthy 07833 704614
Shaldon Theatre Company
Panto for 2012 will be LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Auditions are Sunday Sept 9th in the Victoria Hall. workshop is 100 -1200, dancers audition 12-1230 and Principle auditions will take place from 1300. All welcome.
Please call Paula Bayliss on 07799 663
TEIGNMOUTH GOLF CLUB
Membership is currently available
Cordially invite you to take the opportunity to join one of the leading South West golf clubs Designed and laid out by the legendary Dr Alister Mackenzie, who designed Augusta National, the course is considered to be one of the finest and most challenging courses in the south west.
Now you too can come and play it! New Members Welcome
Teignmouth Golf Club brochure Click here
Tel: - 01626 777070
Green Fees Welcome - 01626 772894
Haldon Moor, Teignmouth TQ14 9NY
Shaldon Water Carnival
The Water Carnival is the highlight of a series of events organised annually by the Shaldon Water Carnival Committee with the intention of having fun, entertainment and socially raising money for local clubs/charities and organisations, especially those connected with young people. Last year for instance we donated over £1600.
The Events Calendar starts every year with a Spring Fete held on The Green on Whitsun Bank Holiday Monday with the crowning of the year’s Carnival Queen and her princesses - our own Royal Party! The Main Event - Water Carnival Day – is held on the 1st Saturday in August. This fun event commences with beach competitions followed by a street Carnival parade for children around mid-day. Throughout there are stalls on the beach and various games and entertainments but the climax of the day is the Parade of Decorated Boats, the Water Carnival itself, at around 5 pm (tide variations permitting).
The day finishes with a musical evening on the Village Green where merrymaking continues till late.
The follow up to the Water Carnival is the Winter Ball at the beginning of December and the traditional Three Legged Fancy Dress Race around the village pubs, on Boxing Day.
Shaldon Regatta - Starts August 19th 2012.
Shaldon Regatta is one of the oldest in existence having started in at least 1817. It is known that a rowing race was run between Teignmouth & Shaldon in 1773 as a letter to a Fanny Burney written then mentions it. It is of course possible that this was the start of a more extensive series of races and therefore a regatta.
EXETER CHAMBER CHOIR
at St Peter's Church Shaldon
SATURDAY 13th October
Featuring Guest Artist Edward Scull on Marimba,
and Chris Gradwell Saxaphone.
Programme to include a new work for Marimba with Chamber choir written by Andrew Daldorph.
There will be a retiring collection for the Helen Foundation.
Please visit the website www.exeterchamberchoir.co.uk
ST PETER AND ST NICHOLAS RESTORATION FUND
Wednesday 29th August 12 noon
"The last ever Midday Medley"
John Stainer organ, Fr Richardson and Barbara Hine will entertain you with 'A Few of our favourite things'
HOMEYARDS BOTANICAL GARDENS SHALDON
The gardens are situated on one of the hillsides above Shaldon, with wonderfull views across to Teignmouth, and the East Devon and Dorset coastline.
The Gardens were created in the late 1920's and early 1930's, and are an informal terraced arboretum, with a level walk along the top. Interesting features such as a castle, pond, rill garden, and an Italianate Garden make for an interesting visit and enjoyable walk.
There is an ongoing programme of works taking place, creating a garden that will be restored to it's former glory. http://shaldonbotanicals.wordpress.com/
Edward Scull is 22 years old, and attends the Royal College of Music in London, where he was awarded a Foundation Scholarship to study Percussion.
Despite a background of Piano and Flute studies, where Edward won many awards and competitions, his percussion career took off very quickly, and he worked through county orchestras, then gaining places with both the National Children's orchestra of Great Britain, then the National Youth Orchestra ( Wind Ensemble), where he worked with many prestigious conductors such as Phillip Scott, and Howard Williams, performing world premieres by Kenneth Hesketh, Joseph Phibbs, and Philip Grange, as well as working with Karl Jenkins in a world premiere of his piece B movie. Concert tours took Edward over the UK, Ireland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Edward's dedication to percussion as a solo entity, enables him to compose for, and develop individual percussion instruments in a virtuoso style, not only in tuned concert Xylophone and Marimba, but also Timpani, Congas, and Drum Kit, using them to explore sounds as the principle instrument, not just in the background.
This dedication, and excitement reflects in his playing to such an extent that this year saw him performing the multi percussion concerto "Ruby" by Joe Duddell –at the Royal College of Music, where he won the prestigious Concerto competition.
Edward takes part in many sessions -not just Orchestral-working on CD production, performing for software development, and advertising jingles. A composer in his own right, Edward writes his own music for solo performance, and works with other artists and musicians to develop their ideas.
Edward Scull dip ATCL Dist.
Contact for further information on 01 626 873323 / 07747453801
Shaldon RNLI events for 2012.
4th August Saturday - Shaldon Beach Water Carnival & Collection
31st August Friday - Shaldon Village Centre Collection
RSPB at Labrador Bay
The RSPB reserve at Labrador Bay, a mile south from Shaldon, is a well-known beauty spot that not only offers spectacular views over Lyme Bay, but also boasts an abundance of wildlife and rugged coastal walks.
The reserve was acquired by the RSPB in November 2008 to be managed as part of a working farm providing the best habitat for the cirl bunting, a rare little bird whose population is almost entirely restricted to South Devon.
Having once had a widespread range in Southern England and Wales, Cirl Buntings suffered a steady decline which continued during the 1970’s when agricultural intensification meant the loss of invertebrate rich grasslands and over winter weed-rich stubbles. In 1989 there were estimated to be a mere 118 pairs of cirl buntings in the UK.
Over the years the RSPB have been addressing the reasons for decline by offering advice and support to landowners within the birds' current range, and promoting sympathetic land management. The most recent survey in 2009 estimates there are now over 860 pairs breeding in the UK.
Labrador Bay not only offers the chance to spot this charismatic little bird in their favoured habitat, but also allows you to explore the network of paths whilst enjoying the stunning views and scenery. Labrador Bay offers a fantastic day out for all the family.
To find out more please visit our website at…
Dartmoor and Haytor
Looking upstream from many places in Shaldon and Ringmore, can be seen the magnificent view of Dartmoor with the famous Haytor – visible most of the year round except when fog descends on the higher levels of Dartmoor.
Haytor is probably one of the the most visited Tors on the moor as it is close to the road, and is easily found after leaving Shaldon via Bovey Tracey, and taking the B3387 that climbs up to reach the moor.
Shaldon is linked to Haytor by the Templar way. An 18 mile walk that follows the export route for granite taken from Dartmoor, passing along the Haytor Granite tramway, parts of which are still very visible, across the moor then the Stover canal, and passing through Newton Abbot towards Teignmouth and Shaldon where the granite ended up for export.
Nearby is the moor town of Bovey Tracey, and Widdicombe.
Haytor map ref Landranger 191 lower
cp SX765771 Upper cp SX758767
Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust
The Trust is registered charity: No 1077561
The Trust is dedicated to the conservation of the natural and built environment of Torbay and the surrounding area, the provision of recreational facilities and environmental education.
Pony Trekking and Riding Holiday information in the South West