Date for the Diary: Friday 6th November 2015

Please add this important date in your Diary.

Friday 6 November – The Launch of ‘All the Fine Young Men’ at Coombe Trenchard Manor Lewdown 6.30-8.30pm.

A new musical play written by Alan Payne and Michael O’Brien. Come along and find out more. Light refreshments available.

Please RSVP to by Tuesday 3 November

Goodbye to Mike and Pam Ingham

A fond goodbye to Mike and Pam Ingham, long standing members of Red Spider Company as they get ready to move north later this year.


They couldn’t leave without something sweet from Red Spider Company!

An Invitation to say a fond farewell

Mike and Pam Ingham, long standing members of Red Spider Company are set to move north later this year. Everyone will be incredibly sad to say farewell and we cannot let them go without marking the occasion. Please join us in biding Mike and Pam happiness in their new home. Come along to the Fox and Grapes, Coronation Hall Tinhay, Lifton PL16 0AJ on Friday 30 October, 7.30pm.

Parking is available next to the pub and opposite the hall.

£7.50 to include a buffet supper, celebratory drink and cake! A bar will also be open.

RSVP by October 25th to Caroline Stuart 01566 783098 email:

‘All The Fine Young Men’ Summer 2016 Production

Red Spider Company is putting on another production 

‘All The Fine Young Men’ is a musical play written by Alan Payne and Michael O’Brien due for production in the summer of 2016. This play follows the stories of six young men during the period of the First World War 1914-1918. As well as the battlefields of France, the local community features prominently in the story: Lewtrenchard Manor and the Forgotten Garden, the Ambrosia Factory in Lifton and Dartmoor. Alan and Mike together with members of the RSC committee are preparing an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, First World War: then and now scheme for funding, for what we hope will be a heritage legacy project that will involve people of all ages from across the community. Musicians, singers, actors, production team members, programme and set design, filming – everyone is welcome. In addition there will be an exhibition of material from this period to compliment the play, curated by Mary Rolf. We plan to launch the project on Friday 6 November at Coombetrenchard (further details to follow). With this date in mind we would like to ask for help from our members and our local community. Do you have any information about this period in history that you would be willing to share with us? This might be in the form of photographs, letters, local stories about individuals involved in agriculture, industry, mining, gardening, working for the estates in the area etc. If members of RSC have contacts in the media (radio, TV, the press) who they think would be interested in covering the launch or being involved in the project then please do contact us.


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