Military band to perform in Topsham and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 23 November 2012

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A military band performance is being held for the Mark Marshall Youth Fund. Read this and more.

RSPB FAYRE: A Christmas Fayre in aid of the RSPB is being held in Topsham.

The event, organised by the RSPB Exeter and District local group, will take place in the St Margaret’s Church social area this Saturday, between 10am and noon.

Admission will cost 20p, and a range of items, including jewellery, books, toys and RSPB products will be available, along with cakes and jams, and a raffle.

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CONSERVATORY: Plans have been submitted to build a conservatory at a Topsham home. The plan for 25 Elm Grove Road will now be considered by Exeter City Council.

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BAND PERFORMANCE: A military band performance is being held for the Mark Marshall Youth Fund.

The band of 6 Battalion The Rifles will be at Sainsbury’s in Exeter Guildhall this Saturday between 11am and 1pm to raise money for the fund, set up in memory of former Topsham PCSO Marshall.

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FINE ART: An exhibition of fine art is taking place at Matthews Hall this Saturday. Works by Joss Kingsnorth and Jessica Shellard will be on display.

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SHOEBOX SUCCESS: The organisers of this year’s St Margaret’s Church shoebox appeal say they would like to thank all those who donated items.

Rather than asking for complete boxes, this year parishioners were asked to donate individual items which could be put in boxes by those running the main Exeter appeal.

Among the items donated were 112 hats, 22 pairs of gloves, 180 items of stationary, 218 bars of soap, 173 tubes of toothpaste, 127 toothbrushes and a large bag of toys.

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MUSIC EVENING: An evening of music is taking place at Topsham Art Room.

Susie Hodder Williams on flute, Emma Walton on violin, and Chris Caldwell on baritone saxophone will be playing music by Bach, and also improvisations based on the paintings of Benedict Rubbra, which are currently being displayed at the gallery.

The event takes place on December 2 at 6.30pm. Seats should be pre-booked, and tickets cost £10 at the door.

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PITTS LECTURE: Topsham’s annual Oboussier lecture is taking place tonight at Matthews Hall.

This year’s lecture – organised jointly by the Topsham Society and Topsham Museum – will be given by Paul Auchterlonie of the University of Exeter, and will be on ‘An Exeter man in Algiers and Mecca, the amazing adventures and achievements of Joseph Pitts (1662-1739).The lecture will start at 7.30pm. Admission will be free for members, and £2 for non-members.

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AUTUMN CHORUS: Clyst Valley Choral Society is holding its autumn concert in Topsham this Saturday.

‘Glorious Majesty’ will be staged at St Margaret’s Church at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7 from Topsham Bookshop, or will be available for £8 on the door.

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FIRE PLANS: Plans to construct a new, temporary building, for changing rooms and kit storage, at the Devon and Somerset Fire headquarters in Clyst St George have been approved by EDDC.

The council has also approved plans for a new barn and land for keeping horses at The Hollies in Clyst St Mary.

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