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Our friend Father Christmas came to Great Torrington again this year and with our help he gave a little present to all the children who visited.

For the Adults we had mulled cider and brandy, hot chestnuts and mince pies with clotted cream all free from the Great Torrington Cavaliers!

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    The day started with a sponsor event where our supporters and sponsors visited to firstly see the official unveiling of our Hand painted 8' x 4' painted by our President Roger Davies. The sponsors were then shown the bonfire close up and the plans that we are working to whilst having a cup of tee and refreshments. Please visit our Sponsors and supporters page to who is helping us by clicking this link.

    After this we started the Family Fun day!

    We staged our annual Family fun day on the 25th August. This is a FREE event with plenty of bouncy castles and climbing inflatables, a climbing wall plus much more....

    Later we had live music from 4pm with the Last Ranchero's and the Nomads. Thank you so much for supporting us an playing for nothing, we couldn't put on this event without your invaluable support.

    Photos below courtesy of Andy Davey Photography.

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    On Mayfair day 3 brave women from the Black Horse Inn had their heads shaved for 2 worthy charities. They aimed to raise £5,000 to be shared equally between the Great Torrington Cavaliers and Macmillan Cancer Support.

    Before our monthly meeting on Thursday 7th June, Bev, Jane and Payton presented us with a cheque for £5307 being half of the £10,614 raised. What an amazing result and Thank you so much for the donation, we are all very proud of you.

    BTS Bev cheque presentation 2
    BTS Bev macmillan cheque
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  • Photos courtesy of Dave Sanders - davespix.co.uk

    Thanks to our supporters so far!

    This has been posted on the Mayflower 400 website (News & Blog) today.

    Torrington Cavaliers Get Going

    By Tom Cox

    Apr 13, 2018

    The Great Torrington Cavaliers, holders of the “Queens Award for Voluntary Service” have started the build of their bonfire spectacular to be burnt on Saturday 29th August 2020 as part of the Mayflower 400 commemoration; this also marks the 50th anniversary of the Cavaliers.

    It was due to an invite from the Lord Mayor of Plymouth to attend the 350th anniversary of the Mayflower's journey in 1970 that lead to the Great Torrington Cavaliers formation with the motto “Let’s put on events the like of which Torrington has never seen before!”. The 2020 event will be the most spectacular event that they have embarked on to commemorate both dates in history.

    Their build couldn't go ahead without the support of businesses and partners from across the region. The Cavaliers would therefore like to highlight the contribution of the organisations and individuals who have helped them to date:

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