Robot Club

Updated 6th December 2019

 


 

 Retired Old Boys of Talaton

Chairman - Phil Moir,

Secretary - Andy Bratt

Treasurer - Gordon Pring

Feel free to contact one of the above if you would like to join the group.

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 Coming Events and Some Ideas


It has been agreed to produce a membership card providing a list of events for the forthcoming year 


December 19th  Racing at Exeter. To be confirmed.

 


 

 

 5th December 2019

 

Annual Christmas Meal at the Thirsty Farmer, Whimple. 

 


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 That's the third one, Terry !

 

 

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 Just a few (Luckily) words from the Chairman

 

  Friends, Robots and Countrymen !

 

 

26th November 2019 

The excellently attended monthly lunchtime meeting of the Robots had a wonderful meal at the Talaton Inn and then listened to a recording of a talk given in 1983 by Jack Skinner - Talaton 60 years Ago. The tapes were made on an old cassette recorder but after some clean up work and good equipment provided by Nigel they made incredible listening. And we think we have it hard today !   

  

Chris Harwood holds a collection of old tape recordings, made on cassettes, given to him many years ago to hold as part of a village archive. The tapes were made by a local farmer, Jack Skinner , who originally lived in Lees Farm. Jack did a number of informal interviews with different groups of the "older" people of the village and recorded them on tape. Sadly, all these people including Jack have passed away but the tapes live on. One of the tapes was actually of a talk that Jack gave to the then Talaton WI entitled "Talaton 60 Years ago " That talk was given in 1983 so the tapes now represent an insight into village life over 90 years ago . 

Jack also produce a small book " Talaton - A Brief Look at Life in the Village from 1900 to 1960 ". This book was reprinted, and produced by Pat Rice retaining original text, in 2012 to commemorate the Queen;s Diamond Jubilee. 

 

 

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 Original Book produced by Jack Skinner 1993
"A Brief Look at Life in the Village from 1900 to 1960"

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 2nd Edition Published by Pat Rice 2012 to commemorate the Queen's Diamond jubilee

 

 This re print is available in the village shop and makes excellent reading

 

  


   

 

       Short Article from the October publication "Honiton and Village News" - a new free magazine available from Talaton Village Shop


 

 

Previous Events 

Sepember 24th 2019

ROBOT AGM


 



Chairman's Report
- Must be looking at a heckler !

 

 

 

 Ah ! The Heckler .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 August 2019

 Beer Caves and Afterwards at the Fountain Head, Branscombe.

Wonderful day ! Really interesting , if somewhat chilly trip around the caves. wonderful history, an excellent guide and a very good meal and ale in the Fountain Head, Branscombe. The food was excellent, service great and the company ........well, you can't win them all ! No, great crowd supported the event which was planned and checked out by Gordon and Nemo. We are a wee bit worried as to how many venues they checked before finding this one but they were still standing and the choice was excellent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 July 2019

 Village BBQ - We were there with Splat the Rat, Grab a Peg and Hoopla. Life and soul of the party

 

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 June 2019

 Conducted tour of Ottery St Mary Church followed by meal in the Volunteer Inn, Ottery

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May 14th 2019

 

Gentle Walk from Starcross to the Swan's Nest via the Turf Inn with an abundance of blue sky, sunshine and fresh air.

Wonderful walk along the estuary with a brief stop - ok, a couple of hours stop - at the Turf for small refreshment.

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 First (Hopefully, of many !) Christmas Meal  Dec 18th 2018

  

 

  

 

 

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 A Day at the Races - December 7th 2018

 

For those, like you, who couldn’t come I hope I am reflecting everyone else's opinion when I say we had a really nice day out. The reduced admission for club members (only £5 each!) meant we all had plenty of money for good food and a couple of beers up there. We all had a bet - some more successfully than others. Next time I am just going to back whatever Dusty is on! We were lucky with the weather too - more bright sunshine than the occasional shower.

Andy 

 

  

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How Betting Works !

 

You choose a horse. Then you visit a bookmaker and give him some money. In return he gives you a ticket with an alluring statement of how much money you are about to win. Then the race is run. THEN this is what you do with your ticket from the nice bookmaker...as demonstrated by Nigel.    

 Unless you happen to be Dusty of course in which case you go and collect your winnings!