Beginners and experienced bowlers welcome at this free event.

Opportunities for league matches or just play for leisure. Bowls provided and full instruction given.

Please wear flat-soled footwear.

Free cream tea provided for all bowlers.

Further information from Geoff Pitt 221507

Dennis Curno of Holemoor, Bradford was recently awarded the Legion d’honneur medal in recognition of his contribution to the liberation of France in the Second World War.

His tank squadron landed in Normandy just a few days after D-Day and fought its way through Normandy, Belguim, Holland and the Reichwald Forest into Germany.

He never forgot this campaign and for a number of years returned to Normandy’s annual D-Day Commemorations.

Holsworthy Walk & Talk invite you to join us for our regular social walks.

Every Monday there is a walk in Stanhope Park, Holsworthy.

A gentle walk for those with limited mobility to start the week, finishing with light refreshments.

Every Friday the routes are a little more challenging around the Holsworthy district, including the Bradford & Cookbury area:
5th August Buckland Filliegh
12th August Halwill Junction
19th August Highampton
26th August Upper Tamar
2nd September Roadford
9th September Sheepwash
16th September Bradworthy
23rd September Pyworthy
30th September Lower Tamar

All the walks start at 10.30am. For further information please contact David Arney on 01837 861829 or email

Congratulations to the following village teams:

The Bradford Belles

The Bradford Belles netball team, now in its 10th year, were runners-up in the second division of the Okehampton netball league this season. They will be promoted to the first division next season.

Well done to all the team! Special congratulations to Charlotte Oke who was voted the “players player of the year” as well as the “umpire’s player of the year”.

Bradford bell-ringer

Bradford bell-ringers were placed 2nd in the Junior Novice Competition – Torridge Valley Guild on July 2nd at Weare Giffard and received the runners up trophy.

They also put in an encouraging performance in their first attempt at the Novice Competition.

Upcoming events in support of Bradford Pre-School.

Hatherleigh Rotary Club Fun Day

Sunday 28th August, at Hatherleigh Cricket Club. We are running a stall at this event.

Cider and Pasty walk

18th September 11am-2pm. After the success of last year’s walk, this event will be held again, at Doggaport Farm, Langtree, Torrington, EX38 8NJ. All proceeds will go to the charities that were close to our dear friend, Sarah Forsyth’s heart. Look out for posters advertising the event nearer the time.


We will be taking part in the scheme again, in October, so please put by all your unwanted, clean and reusable clothes, hats, bags, paired shoes and cuddly toys.

For information about pre-school, call: 07879 955 874 or see our web site

A quick update on recent events held for Bradford Pre-School.

Coffee Morning

A fantastic turnout at Holsworthy Memorial Hall, 22nd June; raising £322 for Bradford Pre-school & Bridgerule Early Years.


Many thanks to everyone that donated items, we managed to raise a massive amount of £200

St Peters Fair

Our stall raised £122.70

The charity sale again produced some fine results.

Greenfingers Gardening Club raised over £690 from the sale of plants.

Half the raffle proceeds has gone towards the parish defibrillator fund. Other fund raising by Bradford Church for necessary decorating and repairs made over £500.