The beginning of August saw a very special lunch being held at Pilcher’s Field to recognise the services of two very special people.
Both current and former members of the house and executive committees joined with residents to pay tribute to Delia Crichton and Morag Landers. Delia has been the voluntary chairman of the House Committee and valued member of the Executive Committee for nearly 20 years, and in that time made a significant contribution to the development and running of Pilcher’s Field.
Morag acted more recently as Secretary to both the Pilcher’s Field House Committee and Executive Committee and in her three years of service has made a professional and positive contribution to the ongoing success of the house.
The trustees have instructed an architect to prepare plans to build some additional apartments on the adjacent land at Pilcher’s Field together with additional car parking spaces and landscaping. More news and availability regarding this to follow.
Delia Crichton receiving her gifts
Morag Landers receiving her flowers
Celebrating 25 years of The Abbeyfield Buckland Monachorum Society in Crapstone at their house, Pilcher’s Field.
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of our house in Crapstone, we had a huge (approx 6ft by 7ft) quilted wall hanging made by local artist Brenda Steed. She has beautifully depicted a scene including Buckland Church, the wild garden at the Garden House as well as the background hills and moorland - including a 'black sheep'! - as representative of the views from the House'. We moved from the original Abbeyfield House 25 years ago as that was proving unsuitable for the changing needs of residents, and the land for the present house was generously obtained from Mrs. Rosalind Pilcher - hence the name of the house.
“Christmas entertainment with the Horrabridge Primary School Handbell Ringers’ & Choir”.
New Development Moves a Step Closer
Following many months of consultation and careful consideration, plans to extend Pilcher’s Field (to provide further accommodation) have now been finalised and drawn up. The plans see the addition of a substantial extension to the side of the existing property which will provide a further 5 apartments plus another studio. The full detailed planning application has now been validated and submitted to West Devon Borough Council where it will be subject to the planning process. Updates to progress will continue to be added to this Latest News page.
Summer Garden Looks Beautiful
John making sure there are no weeds in his area of garden, which shows a wonderful summer flower bed display of colour to the delight of all passers by…
An Evening of Local History with Stephen Fryer
Friday the 6th July saw Pilcher’s Field play host to an evening dedicated to the history of RAF Harrowbeer. Special guest speaker Stephen Fryer delivered a fascinating talk to the audience made up of Pilcher’s Field residents, trustees and local residents. Amongst the audience were two ladies whose husbands had flown from RAF Harrowbeer during the war, one of which brought her husbands flying logs for everyone to see. The evening was a great success.