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  • A REFURB TO END ALL REFURBS
    Well, it was a long time coming and we had waited, wondered and hoped but finally, the doors of our beloved pub were opened for us, the locals, to come on in and see what the new owners had wrought.Some tantalizing sneak previews had been posted on their facebook ... read more
    Source: MAIDENCOMBE.NETPublished on 2020-08-02
    2 months ago
  • WHEELIE BIN DUMPING IN THE COMBE
    On Friday afternoon (22nd May) at about 4 pm, residents in Rockhouse Lane were aware of an instance of a wheelie bin being used to ‘dump’ unwanted trash. Two orientals (are we allowed to say Chinese?) were spotted actually perpetrating the nasty deed. They were seen driving off in a ... read more
    Source: Maidencombe Community NewsPublished on 2020-05-25
    4 months ago
  • UNUSUAL VISITOR OFF MAIDENCOMBE
     Data supplied by: https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/the-fighting-arms/royal-fleet-auxiliary/tankers/rfa-tidespringRFA Tidespring’s role RFA Tidespring is predominantly deployed on replenishment at sea operations. These involve refuelling Royal Navy ships while they are on operations, delivering vital supplies, and transporting specialist personnel, including Royal Marines Commandos.RFA Tidespring undertakes a range of other maritime operations, including policing shipping ... read more
    Source: MAIDENCOMBE.NETPublished on 2020-03-24
    6 months ago
  • A LONE MAIDENCOMBER’S CORONAWAR DIARY
    My situation is tricky but not desperate - yet.  A ninety eight year old mother, six rescue cats and a tortoise who didn't want to hibernate are wholly dependent on me for the duration of the Corona war. Resourcefulness must be brought into play if my household is to be ... read more
    Source: MAIDENCOMBE.NETPublished on 2020-03-19
    6 months ago
  • GRACE 1 TUG and ALMERODE OFF MAIDENCOMBE
    Video shot on 7th March: Thank you Martin Pols for identifying the barge as the Almerode being towed by Grace 1 (Vanuatu flagged).  The vessels are now underway and making 5.2 knots some 20 miles southeast of Salcombe. We haven't seen  these type of dubious sorties for some time ... read more
    Source: MAIDENCOMBE.NETPublished on 2020-03-15
    6 months ago
  • COVID-19 IN OUR COMMUNITY
    And so it begins. A brief visit to my local post office to take out money and a member of staff, usually friendly, is standing back from the counter and seems ill at ease. Small talk is rebuffed and monosyllabic comments are forthcoming.
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    Source: MAIDENCOMBE.NETPublished on 2020-03-15
    6 months ago
  • SLIPPAGE DOWN ROCKHOUSE LANE
    Bottom of Brim Hill slippageRockhouse Lane slippageBy the side of Five Meadows, Rockhouse Lane, NOT Byways as stated on commentary. ... read more
    Source: MAIDENCOMBE.NETPublished on 2020-02-29
    7 months ago
  • ‘LAST POST’ FOR OUR POSTIE JOE
    On Saturday 3rd August, Joe Croker our much loved postie, made his last rounds in Maidencombe.Over the past three decades, Joe has become a familiar sight around the coombe and has got to know many of the residents.  A cheerful toot of his horn alerting me to go to the ... read more
    Source: MAIDENCOMBE.NETPublished on 2019-08-05
    1 year ago
  • JOE OUR POSTIE’S LAST DAY
    Our much loved and appreciated postie Joe Croker making his rounds in Maidencombe on his last day.   Joe will be celebrating his well earned retirement this evening (Saturday 3rd August) at the Boots & Laces, Torquay United Football Ground from 7:30pm. Thanks Joe for all the years delivering to us ... read more
    Source: Maidencombe Community NewsPublished on 2019-08-03
    1 year ago
  • JOE OUR POSTIE’S LAST DAY
    Our much loved and appreciated postie Joe Croker making his rounds in Maidencombe on his last day.   Joe will be celebrating his well earned retirement this evening (Saturday 3rd August) at the Boots & Laces, Torquay United Football Ground from 7:30pm. Thanks Joe for all the years delivering to us ... read more
    Source: Maidencombe Community NewsPublished on 2019-08-03
    1 year ago