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Our New President

We would like to congratulate Roger Davies who was voted in as The President of the Great Torrington Cavaliers at our meeting last week.

AGM 2015

We had our AGM last night and we invited our 2 probationary members to become fully fledged Cavaliers and in true Cavalier fashion they filled the 2 jugs with beer!

Congratulations and welcome to Andy Pitcher and Cody Marchant.

Cody's Father Kevin is a cavalier and his Grandfather, Bob Fisher, is also a member!

Comedian Al Murray visits Great Torrington Cavaliers’ latest Bonfire


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It’s Slimtember for a bunch of Torrington Cavaliers as they lose weight to raise money for charity.

Cavaliers are now on Twitter

New Mayor Joins the Cavaliers for his term

It was the anual Mayor making ceremony in May at the The Plough where our new Mayor was sworn in.

As per our constitution all Mayors (male only) are invited to become a member of the Cavaliers for thier term. Richard Rumbold has been Mayor for 3 times now and he has always considered it a privilege to see how this fine body of men work from the inside.

The Cavaliers congratulate Richard on his investisture as Mayor and his Wife and Mayoress Helen.

Cavaliers are invited to the 40th Anniversary Torrington Roscoff Twinning

Flickr photos from the album Twinning 2014 by gtcavaliers

New Treasurer

Our Agm was on Thursday 6th March 2014 at the Globe Hotel.

Chris Tattersall who has been our treasurer for many years has decided to stand down. He does a sterling job keeping the accounts in order and keeping us all advised. Thank you Chris!

Our new Treasurer is Chris Stacey who was our chairman for many years had agreed to take on the role. He has been "a number cruncher" for most of his life so will be able to take this in his stride.

RIP Steve Clarke

Cavaliers visit Roscoff


One of our members has moved to France to live and we thought it would be a good idea for us to visit them in Roscoff, Torrington`s Twin Town.

8 members and their Partners went over and met our friends for a weekend of Fun and laughter, oh yes and of course a drink or 2!

Our Chairman of 12 years hands over the reins.

Flickr photos from the album Chairman Handover by gtcavaliers

Congratulations To Our Chairman

Our Chairman Chris Stacey was presented with the Mayors award for his never ending work in the community making Torrington a better place. In his speech he accepted the award on behalf of the Cavaliers, but we all know he deserved the award for his own efforts. Well done!


New Mayor becomes Cavalier

Virus / hacker attack

We have been attacked by a virus and a hacker who managed to access our website and enter some malicious script for their own gains. Luckily our website and members security was not compromised because it simply went into error mode and shut down.

There was no access to the site for several days.

I must thank Alfred Armstrong of Figure W for his help and advise on resolving this matter.

Couple to wed inside 'castle' bonfire - North Devon Gazette

"Built to Burn" Book Reviews

Our Book sales are going well and the feedback / reviews are very good. Please click the link below to download the reveiws that Bob Brewer, the author , has received so far.

The Book is still on sale in our online Shop please the "shop" link above or in the left sidebar.

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"Built to Burn" Cavaliers 40th Anniversary Book Launch

The Weare Gifford fete & beer festival.

The Torrington Cavaliers again won the tug o war, townies triumphed over the country boys. It was a nice surprise to see some of the cast of Last of the Summer Wine visit the event.They are seated on the settee under the guise of Misters, Hedden, Pickard & Jones.

Once again the Lord Mayor of the village Kenny Wheeler made everyone welcome and elder villager Howard Curtis was on hand to tell the tale.

A BIG thank you to everyone for making us welcome we all look forward to next year.


The Torrington Cavaliers had a fund raising weekend recently where we organised, along with The Vine Trust, a race night at The Torridge Vale Social Club. Thanks to race sponsors, horse owners and the good crowd of would be punters we raised in total over £820.

Farewell to Judd Bond

The Cavaliers bid a fond farewell to Judd Bond who passed away suddenly on Thursday 31st July 2008. Judd was a "character" and had been a member of the Cavaliers from the very early days. He was "Torrington" through and through, always working for the town with the Cavaliers, The Town Trustees, St Michaels Church and the Town Council and other local organisations. He will be deeply missed.

"Please say hello to our Vern and Ken when you get up there Judd."

Zombies do THRILLER at Milton Damerel Village Fete

We were asked if we would do the mayfair Thriller dance for Milton Damerel`s village fayre. After much discussion free refreshments were offered; That was it they were off!!

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Farewell ken

The Cavaliers bid a fond farewell to Ken Merrick who was a great member and a great friend who sadly passed away on Thursday 3rd July 2008. He will always be in our minds and especially remembered at our events and get togethers. He had a wicked sense of humour and brought fun to many a meeting.

Read our Chairmans Tribute: click here

Please use our guestbook to enter any messages of condolence by clicking the link below.

Bluecoat Children's Centre Garden

We were approached by the Bluecoat Children's Centre in Torrington to see if we could help create an 'outdoor learning environment' within their unused garden area. Funding was in place for most of the materials but they were extremely short of labour. It was a challenging project so naturally, the Cavaliers were happy to take it on!

We followed their plans to create a small track for toddler trikes; an area for water play; a base for the shed; a mound; an area for a interactive wall; and a screened off area for the kitchen.

Official Opening of Skate Park and Graffiti wall

Farewell to Vernon Carreras

Vern, you were a good friend and a great Cavalier. You will be missed dearly. We used the cavalier guestbook for condolences.

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The Black Horse Inn raises £2020 for us!

The Torrington Cavaliers HMS VICTORY cycle ride, organised and sponsored by Dave and Val Sawyer of the Black Horse Hotel in Torrington, raised a staggering £2,020.

Alan Stacey awarded the Howe award

Alan Stacey, a Cavalier member, who runs Xanadu (fruit & Veg) in Torrington received the Mike Howe Plate from the Mayor, Richard Rumbold, for his unstinting service to the Mayfair Committee for over 20 years. Alan retired from the committee last year.

He was presented with the plate at the annual Mayor choosing ceremony, held at the Plough in May.

Alan is pictured below receiving the plate from the Mayor in the grounds of 1646.

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Tony Benn Visits HMS Victory

Tony Benn visits the Bonfire site

Tony Benn was visiting Torrington today, Sunday 22nd August, to do an "Audience with Tony Benn" at the Plough Arts Centre. Money raised from the event will be split (not equally) between the Appledore Shipyard Workers fund, The Plough and us, The Cavaliers.

Before the audience, Mr Benn visited the bonfire site to see the progress of our major event. Tony was extremely impressed and will make every effort to attend next year.

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