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The Tarka Valley railway, at the old railway station / Puffing Billy bought a locomotive    which we donated some funds to. The locomotive is:

Ruston Hornsby

6 Cylinder Diesel Electric192 HP

The very last one to be built February 1969

New to Nevils Dock & Railway Company Llaneli

Worked until 1990

Went to Chasewater  Railway Staffordshire

Acquired by

Tarka Valley Railway CIO 2017

Today was the naming ceremony carried out by our Chairman Mark Keeley and we were chuffed to see it named the "Torrington Cavalier".

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It's been announced today that we've won the QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE!! We're absolutely thrilled and honoured to have received this prestigious award, equivalent to an MBE for volunteer groups! Thank you to those who nominated us and to the local community for supporting us over the past 46 years.


What a lovely day and the Cavaliers were busy again, in the square at 7am to setup for the day ahead, breakfast in the Black Horse then

The Cavaliers theme this year was Sweden to celebrate 50 years of Dartington Crystal in Great Torrington -

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Great Torrington's crowning glory, our Mayfair, on the 1st Thursday of May. The Cavaliers had a busy day setting up at 7am and entertaining the crowds in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Our excellent dancing team trained for many weeks under the direction of Teri Adams, what a hard but excellent job she did and we are extrememely greatful for her help. The theme was a tribute to a true music legend, David Bowie.

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North Devon's unsung heroes honoured at awards ceremony

NORTH Devon's extraordinary community has been celebrated and its unsung heroes honoured at last night's North Devon Journal Community Awards.

The awards ceremony was held at the Barnstaple Hotel, where the pillars of the North Devon community were recognised for their tireless support of those around them.

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