Welcome to Hemyock Thursday, May 24 2018 @ 10:54 am BST

Serving those who serve since 1779

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General News It was said of the Duke of Wellington that he was ‘more afraid of his own men than he was of the enemy’. Which perhaps makes his Presidency of the Naval & Military Bible Society in 1816 all the more understandable with its core aim being “to spread abroad Christian knowledge and reformation of manners.”

Richard Prendergast is Executive Director of NM&AFBS and as he spoke to a recent meeting of Hemyock Men, he unpacked both the history and the immediate positive impact the society was having on our Armed forces.

Scrabble Club

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General News Scrabble Club Is continuing on the 4th Tuesday in each month

Open Garden at Regency House

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Regency House is the original Hemyock Rectory, built in 1855 with a yard and barn much older than that.

Around Hemyock.... June 2009

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General News Rev David Aylmer Evans retired to Hemyock following his final living as Vicar of a group of churches on the Somerset levels. His curacies had been in Wales and Maccelesfield, followed by a living in Chester before moving into school work and later becoming a counsellor at South Molton School and Community College.

Holiday Club 2009 - 40th!

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General News This year is Hemyock's 40th Holiday Club and we are having a Jungle Jamboree!!!

Parish Pump - Donations

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General News Thank You for your donations so far this year, your contributions will help to keep the Pump on going, which means you'll continue to know what's going on in the village!

Uffculme School Exchange

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General News A number of local youngsters who attend Uffculme School recently took part in a school exchange visit to Wellington's twin town, Lillebonne, France and a return visit has just been enjoyed. The French visitors have enjoyed visits to Montacute, Glastonbury and the Peat Moors Centre, Explore@ Bristol, and Crealey Adventure Park. Their English friends joined them for an evening at the Wellesley Cinema and two days were spent with host families. Prior to arriving the group spent a few hours visiting London

Whilst in France the English students visited Paris, Honfleur, Bayeux, Arromanches and Parc Asterix as well as enjoying the Easter weekend with host families

Around Hemyock - April 09

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General News Many people will, by now, be aware that the Pump's editors Hilary and Matt Clements have a baby daughter, Verity. The birth was not without its complications and Verity arrived 9 weeks early weighing in at 2lbs 10oz on Valentines Day. She is progressing well and we send the family love and the readerships’ warmest congratulations.

French Lessons

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General News A while ago I offered 4 x 1 hour French lessons at an Auction of Promises in support of Hemyock Preschool. The person who bought them was unable to take them up and expressed her desire that someone else should benefit at no personal cost. GCSE is coming. If interested, please contact Val White 681020.

Update on Vladimir

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General News There will be a number of people who will remember that we are friends with a family in Romania and may recall that the family's eldest son, Vladimir, holidayed with us for a month a number of years ago.  Vladimir is reading architecture at a university in Bucharest. He recently entered and won first prize in a national competition. His prize is a trip to Milan.