JINKS’ LAST RIDE & NEW LIGHT ON BRIDGE

FITZSIMMONS FUNERAL

Fitzsimmons family has booked St John’s for a private funeral service from 11 am Monday Nov. 23. Cortege to start around 10.45 from Greenway Close and pass slowly by Leaping Salmon and Jill and Jinks’s old shop, at the bridge corner, then meet a family procession above the London Inn. Instead of flowers, the family are suggesting a planting of spring bulbs in memory of a great gardener.

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CHIPPIE INQUIRY

Tavistock Times says police have cctv of the scene in Station Road around the time The Chippie got its window broken. Way we hear it, more likely camera footage from a neighbour. Whichever, the police don’t want to put it out at the moment. But we’d like to know what they’ve got. Call 854054 if you can help.

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NEW HANDYMAN

Adrian Rockey, pictured, of Chapel Close, is the new village handyman. He was a painter and decorator, lately a van driver. Also a district youth scout for Plymouth Argyle – had a trial for them as a youth and has been involved in football in various ways ever since. Aged 70, he has no plans for retirement and will work 14 hours a week for the parish council in winter and 18 in summer.

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OLD FOOTBALLERS WANTED

In case anyone missed it on Horrabridge Memories, the football club is looking for memories and any records relevant to this picture from about 1900 of a team probably known as Horrabridge Crusaders. The man holding the ball has been probably identified as Frederick Bertram Chapple and his brother Alfred William Chapple as second from the right in the front row. Thought to be a Toop and a Trembath in there somewhere. Other old team pictures also under discussion on local Facebook.

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CONSTRUCTION QUESTION

The pothole highways can’t fill, on Commercial Road, is back in action and being booked in for more tarmac. But here in The Shed we’ve been thinking – that road junction was probably originally cobbles and you might think that cobbles, set in clay, might cope better with rainwater than the standard road dressing? It was a terrible shame to see most of the last of the cobbled streets paved over 40 or 50 years ago and a bit of a revival here and there would be better for traffic calming than any number of flashing signs.

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AND A NEW BRIDGE PICTURE

Not often you see a fresh angle on the old bridge but Maxwell Dailypics Law managed one with this night shot …

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