new page: THE STORY OF THE TOTNES TOWN CLOCK – exploring its history
The Town Clock was installed in the tower of St Mary’s Church to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887, and was and is housed in the bell ringing chamber. In a fascinating article with photographs, the current Clock Keeper, Robert Seymour, tells of the clock’s colourful history and gives an insight into its ingenious mechanisms.
• the new page is filed under The Churches / History – or click here
new page: TOTNES CARING – a new page for a local charity
We are pleased to add (under the Community menu) a new page for Totnes Caring, a local charity offering a range of useful and enjoyable services. Read about help you can get, activities you can join in with – or maybe you’d like to volunteer to work with them?
• also keep an eye on our Events page for Totnes Caring events and fundraisers
new pages: POSTCARDS – keeping in touch with people who’ve moved away
We’ve created a new section (under the News menu) for ‘postcards’ from anyone who has moved away, to tell us about their new lives – and if they wish, share new contact details. If you are living overseas, have moved away or are travelling feel free to email us your bulletins and photographs!
• starting us off, below, is a recently-received lovely letter with pictures from Pip & Mike Shail, who moved to Spain earlier this year…
Dear Friends in Totnes,
First of all, thank you all for the wonderful send-off that you gave us last month. We were overwhelmed by all your cards and good wishes, not to mention the amazing cake and the truly generous gift, we were really touched……..
• read the full letter…
pages moved: PCC NEWS – a new home for the reports, minutes & agendas
PCC News, along with pages for related agendas, meetings’ reports and minutes, is now under the main News menu.
pages moved: CHURCH SERVICES PAGES – simplified
To help readers keep track of what’s happening when, regular service details for both St Mary’s and St John’s churches are now on a single page; special services at either church will also be shown on the same page.
• seasonal runs of services (Lent, Easter and Christmas) will have their own page at those times
news: GIVING BACK – giving to others from a place of gratitude
An initiative working with selected coffee shops and restaurants in Totnes, enabling patrons, whilst enjoying their own coffee or meal, to make a gift to benefit either the homeless or local people in need.
Giving Back promotes giving to others from a place of gratitude for what we have, for no other reason other than because we can.
Two coffee shops in Totnes have already joined the scheme. They are Seeds 2 and The Green Cafe. Karela Delicacies is expected to be live by the end of April.
• for more details see : www.freedomcentretotnes.com