Village Voice by Rosie Warrillow – 3rd February

One of our local ladies has been having an exciting time recently! Stonemason Pippa Unwin has been to the French Alps and has taken part in a Snow Carving Festival along with two other stone-carvers from the West Country. They didn’t win any prizes this time but their cheeky sculpture of a Trump Troll and Three Billy Goats Gruff received a lot of attention and proved very popular in the french village of Valloire. Well done to Pippa and friends, and you can see photos of the event on the village Facebook page.

Not such good news, there will be road works next week at Ashford, due to Devon County’s essential bridge maintenance and highway repair. The works are scheduled for February 6-7th, weather permitting. The A379 at Fishley will be affected, so please approach with care. There is a map on the village Facebook page which shows the area involved.

It’s Jazz night again next Tuesday February 7th, and this months musical guests are the Sopranos, a band formed only in 2014. Sopranos feature two soprano saxaphones, one straight and one curly, and the band plays New Orleans style swinging jazz popularised by Sidney Ballet and Jimmy Noone, amongst other notables. Chris Pearce is bringing a six piece band and is joined on the front row on sax by Andy Leggit who has worked with such notables as The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, the legendary Chris Barber and the Pasedena Roof Orchestra, to name just a few. The Jazz Cellar at the Fisherman’s has a great atmosphere and its own bar! Guests are made very welcome by the club members and you can eat before the jazz by ordering your special Early Bird meal from 6pm-6.30pm on jazz nights To order your meal please phone the Fisherman’s  Rest on 550284 before 6pm om Monday, there is a choice of mains and puddings on offer. The club also has a raffle with some lovely prizes every month, and wolud welcome anyone who is thinking of joining the club as a new member.

St Andrew’s has a Sunday Worship service this Sunday which will start at the usual time of 11am. The service will be led by Michael Tagent. Last Sunday the congregation from across the Modbury Benefice met at Ringmore church for the last Team Service led by Rector Neil Barker before he retires. A massed choir from around the churches sang the introit, and beautiful harmonies and descants during the hymns. The Choir was led by Aidan Bull, who had worked so hard to produce the music and led choir practices.

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