Hemerdon News

Hemerdon Mine

Hemerdon Mine aka Hemerdon Ball is a historic tungsten and tin mine. It lies to the north of  Hemerdon and adjacent to the large china clay pits near Lee Moor. The mine, which has been out of operation since 1944, except for the brief operation of a trial mine in the 1980s, hosts the 4th largest tungsten and tin deposits in the world. The […]

June 28, 2012 | By | Reply More


The way it used to be……

Personal accounts anyone? Old photos? In 1986, 900 years after William the Conqueror’s original Domesday Book, the BBC published the Domesday Project. The project was probably the most ambitious attempt ever to capture the essence of life in the United Kingdom. Over a million people contributed to this digital snapshot of the country. People were […]

July 1, 2012 | By | Reply More

Community Projects

Free to a good home……

This page is purely for you to advertise items that you’re happy to give away. Reduce waste, save precious resources & ease the burden on our landfills. Please add a description and contact details to the ‘Leave a Reply’ bit below. Only a few rules: 1. Must be free of charge. 2. No animals or pets. […]

June 21, 2012 | By | Reply More


After one postponement due to this foul ‘summer’ weather, we finally had a successful logging expedition on Newnham Estate yesterday. Glen organised the working party so that Coral, Edward, Lew, John, Dawn and Paul were all working together clearing debris from fallen oaks across a path and Julian and Martin were working further up the […]

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Village Events

Diamond Jubilee Party

THE PLAN: Bouncy castle for the little ones, Bungee Run for everyone else, all laid out in Millenium Wood, games and competitions in the sun…..Al fresco dining, all to celebrate our Queen’s Diamaond Jubilee with a sumptious buffet. THE REALITY: Bouncy castle cancelled. Bungee Run cancelled. Al fresco dining cancelled. Outside games cancelled. Outside cancelled! […]

June 17, 2012 | By | Reply More

Hemerdon Firework Party

As always, a fantastic Firework Party – best display ever I think this year! Thank you Glen (Master Pyrotechnician) for masterminding this brilliant event. Many thanks are also due to all members of the HRC committee for all the varied work that this event involves, great work chaps and chapesses!

December 12, 2011 | By | Reply More

Christmas wreath-making Workshop

Spent a happy two hours learning to make a Christmas wreath yesterday at Hemerdon Hall:) The lovely Clair Godefroy was our very talented teacher, here are the results.

December 12, 2011 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts


This’ll be where Debbie can do her stuff………

July 1, 2012 | By | Reply More

New funding for village halls

The Community Council of Devon has announced new funding available to community organisations to improve and adapt local buildings such as village halls. That’s us, right? 🙂 DCC has provided the £400,000 grant funding from the sale of Exeter Airport. The grants, of between £5,000 and £20,000 can be used to improve disabled access for […]

June 30, 2012 | By | Reply More

Valentine’s Party

  Hemerdon Recreation Club holds a Valentine Party every year at Newnham Park

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