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Bobby Ball, one half of comedy double act Cannon & Ball, has died at the age of 76, his manager has said. 29 Oct 2020
Two men have been jailed following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Devizes. Samuel Sneyd, 34, of Waiblingen Way, Devizes, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of a knife blade at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to two years imprisonment. 29 Oct 2020
A WORRIED parent’s fears that drug use at Devizes School is getting “swept under the rug” have been denied by the new head, who says he is doing everything he can to keep the premises drug free. 29 Oct 2020
See Stuart Bridewell's excellent photographic record of "A Village in Lockdown" on his website here:
REVIEW: Christine, our intrepid Potterne123.uk secret shopper, purchased two of these made-in-Potterne facemasks, and reports that they are smart and attractive, multi-layered and very carefully finished. The masks came neatly packed in a paper bag with instructions included.
Remembrance Sunday and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Because of COVID-19, Remembrance Sunday and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal cannot proceed in the normal way. However, both events will still take place in Potterne, albeit in slightly different ways - see the 'Organisations - Potterne Royal British Legion' page or follow this link for details.
NEW! ----- "Where in Potterne?" Quiz 6 ----- NEW!
Follow this link to the Quiz page in the Gallery - you need to download "Where in Potterne" Quiz 6... at the bottom of the page.
Potterne Angel Trail
Not only would we like you to come along and solve the clues, but we would also like to invite you, the good people of Potterne, to take part in setting the Trail.
You can do this in a number of ways:
- Decorate an Angel (download template here) and display in a window at home.
- Make an Angel from natural materials and bring along to the church to decorate the Christmas tree, which will be located in the churchyard. For suggestions, follow link: https://peacebutnotquiet.com/pinecone-angels.
- Display a ready-made clue at your home: in your window or garden.
- Make your own clue and display it in your window or garden.
Our themes this year are Christmas Carols and Songs.
If you would like to take part, or have any queries, please contact ONE OF THE ORGANISING TEAM (see below) before 20th November.
Angela Rawlins – 01380 726250
Jackie Sawyer - 01380 727424
Cath Winstanley – 01380 698058
Potterne's first ever ‘Drive-in’ Harvest Festival
Two beeps of the car horn for 'Amen'
On Sunday, 4th October, The Wellsprings Benefice team held a Drive-in Harvest Celebration at Five Lanes Farm
Transmitted on video via Zoom, and with Fantasy Radio kindly providing sound via loudspeaker and radio, the service was seen by many more than those attending in person. St Mary's Church and the Wellsprings Benefice team have received many well-deserved messages of congratulation.
You can watch the video of the drive-in Harvest Festival below:
The George & Dragon Inn
We are still doing takeaways but these will now be collection-only due to needing the staff to run the pub itself. We have discontinued the over-65s special menu as we move slowly towards normality.
Thank you for the great and positive feedback we've received, and look forward to welcoming you.
Best wishes, Louise
"St Mary's Potterne" - an aerial video by Brian Teeder
(Brian is presently working on a new aerial video of Potterne, and has promised that we can premiere it on Potterne123 when it's finished.)
Make the video full-screen by clicking the full-screen icon at the bottom of the YouTube player.