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Beer on East Devon's World Heritage Coast


Beer Village Heritage would like to create an historic document


It will be about YOUR experiences during the Covid-19 Times


Please e-mail to Norah norahbeer@btinternet.com preferably in a word document, but not crucial


anything you would like to be included in the final folder - writings or photos

This will be of great interest to others in the future

Thank-you and stay well all of you


Here is one of our entries


Covid – 19 Reflections.

This lockdown has transported me back to my childhood.

My whole world contained within my house and garden.

Our only visitors, the tradesmen who deliver

Groceries orders put together by strangers.

 

Once again I can spend whole days outdoors

Grubbing amongst the weeds, evicting snails

Raking seedbeds and potting-on small plants

Mowing, hoeing, pruning, sowing.

 

In my childhood I was able to roam the woods

Where I found sanctuary in the lightning- split tree

Or on branches of the pollarded willow

Which made a perfect couch for reading.

 

Now my couch for reading is man-made -

A chair constructed from a redundant pallet.

My tree replaced by the flower-lined balcony

My view is of the restless sea below white cliffs

 

My thoughts keep returning to that child

Who played alone in the woods, created games

In the bluebells and listened for the badger’s snores.

Thank you, Covid -19, for those memories.


Also don't forget Ruth’s Blow-Ins project


this is a similar project to the Virus Project - see above

We would like a short story from any Blow-ins

"what prompted you to move to Beer?"


Details in also in the BAG newsletter

Contact Ruth  - ruthtoohoots@gmail.com


beer_blow_in.pdf
Free download Beer Blow-in Questionaire


See below a free download pdf file with a guide to some of the basic geology of the East Devon Coast.

It shows some of the features to look out for and some of the items one might find

when we again able to explore our great beaches on the Jurassic Coast

Answers to the I-Spy are available as a separate down load on the Leaflets-walks-maps page

East Devon Coast Book.pdf
Free download - Guide to East Devon Beaches c/w I-Spy


Beer is a Winner

Beer was the overall winner of the Best Picnic Spots in Britain


Beer made it to the final on Channel 4's Village of the year



Bomb Shelter & Heritage Centre


Sorry both these facilities and all events are no longer available until further notice due to Covid-19 Virus

However, if you are taking your daily exercise down beach you could a quick glimpse at the fossils on your way by


Current Projects include:
Covid-19 - Corona virus - "your experiences"
        Recording the information on the gravestones in the closed churchyard.  
        Setting up a display of Axe Vale pottery

       Supporting the creation of a series of links between the SW Coast Path and the East Devon Way

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Coming on Dimpsy in Beer


DIY Events

All year round - Free Download for the Jubillee Pebble Quiz Sheet for the Big Bug Hunt, Brass-rubbing sheets and the Cowerslea Way short loop walk leaflet from

 Beer Parish Council

free activity


Self-guided walks

around Beer and the Beer area

see links and free downloads on our Leaflets-walks-maps page

free activity


connections between

Geology & History?

Visit the Self-Shelter - free entry

Jubilee Gardens overlooking Beer Beach Fantastic display & story of Beer

free activity

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Rock pooling

During the season - spring tides (around full & new moons) - weather permitting

donation

Watch for Banner outside the Heritage Centre

Equipment supplied

 Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear

 

Bomb Shelter

Come and see the bomb and read the story that goes with it

free entry

Behind Jimmy Green's Shop, Fore Street

same hours as the shop

Also available for pop-up displays or exhibitions of history, science & art


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Guided Walks & Talks

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Salt Water Fish Tanks

Now emptied for the winter

Back again next year

free activity


Beach Clean

DIY  10min beach clean - help yourself to a bag and borrow one of our picker-uppers by the entrance to the Centre - interesting what you find - doing the environment a favour - feel good factor

free activity

Also try a quick look at

https://www.cleanjurassiccoast.uk/

Some events such as Rockpooling depend on weather and tides - Contact us at : beervillageheritage@yahoo.co.uk


Other Walks - Loops & Long - Website Linx


If you would like to be notified of upcoming events then send an email requesting so, to

beervillageheritage@yahoo.co.uk - Your email address will then be added to the list

If you would like to be a member or friend then come to an event and pay £2.50 per person p.a. or £5 per family

Friends have access to, and use of, the secret friends page with copyright and other benefits

Other self-guided walks on our Maps & Walks page

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Note the volume of beach around Bob's Knob - New Year 2015

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If Dogs Run Free

Eastertime 1975

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Circa 1902

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Bob's Knob circa 1955?

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The Pier - King's Isle

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Dec 2018


N.B The size of the beach compared with today!!!

 

Post code for your Sat Nav EX12 3EE - Top of the slope down to the beach

 

A jingle written in 1920  by Kenneth Lindsay, at that time an undergraduate but who became a barrister , a K.C. and the Labour MP for Kilmarnock – sung to the tune of “Clementine”

 

          Down in Devon, down in Devon

          There’s a village oh so dear

          Sure it’s just a bit of heaven         

          And the angels call it Beer.

 

          Mr. David, the schoolmaster

          Is a Jack of every trade

          Always shiny like the briny

          Sticks to jobs like marmalade

 

          The fishermen will kindly

          Take you anywhere for a bob,

          Except old (blank blank), their Charlie Chaplin

          Who charges eighteen pence without a sob.


The present version was written in the late 1970s by Mike Green & Gayle Chapple

Coming up for a centenary!!!


“DOWN IN DEVON”

(Beer’s Anthem)

 

Sung to the tune of “Oh! My Darling Clementine”

 

Down in Devon, down in Devon,

There’s a village by the sea.

It’s a little piece of heaven

And the angels call it Beer

 

They call us Spaniards, they call us Dutchmen,

But we’re English evermore.

And we live here in God’s Country,

And we love our Devon shore

 

(Chorus - Down in Devon…)


I’ve been thinking, while I’ve been drinking,

‘Bout our haven by the sea.

In the whole of Devon county

Nowhere else I’d rather be … than …

 

(Chorus - Down in Devon…)

 

Written for one of the early Panto People pantomime productions