Torrington Town Crier, Al Mitchell Reads the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Proclamation
Filmed by RBTV journalist, Michael Collins.
Residents, groups, and the Torrington Town Council have been preparing Torrington for the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations due to take place this weekend.
Journalist Michael Collins visits Torrington to see how they have been getting on.
The Torrington Museum officially re-opened today (Friday 6 August 2021) at 11am by Torrington Mayor Doug Smith, following months of work by the volunteers that run the museum.
Newly appointed Chair of Trustees, David Gibbons, has been working tirelessly at the museum and overseeing the much needed improvements since taking on the position in 2020.
The Torrington museum is set for a grand opening tomorrow (Friday 6 August 2021) at 11am, following months of work by the volunteers that run the museum.
Newly appointed Chair of Trustees, David Gibbons, speaks to RBTV about the grand opening and gives us a sneak peak tour of the work they have been doing and tells us what visitors can expect.
Torrington Mayor, Keeley Allin, switches on the Christmas lights this evening in front of a packed audience.
She was joined by Catherine Wapshott, Chair of the Torrington Chamber of Trade who had organised free tea, coffee and mince pies.
Tucked away behind the Puffin Billing in Torrington is the Tarka Valley railway.
It's managed by a small group of volunteers who have set up a charity with the aim of restoring the railway and are currently seeking funds to complete phase one of their project.
The Mayfair Celebrations in Torrington are a huge community event that always draws considerable crowds each year and the celebrations go back centuries.
Torrington Town Councillor, Gill Clayton, told a local paper this year that "nobody does it better".
However, this centuries-old tradition may be about to end as the committee behind the event simply do not have the necessary volunteers required to continue.
North Devon Animal Ambulance rescue a dormouse after it was brought in by a member of the public.
Video journalist, Michael Collins, met Dianna Lewis at the North Devon Animal Ambulance to find out more.
The Bideford Pride and Diversity Festival was held today (1 September) in Victoria Park, starting with a parade from The Pill at 11am.
Event organiser Rachel Raper spoke to RBTV video journalist Michael Collins.
On the 30 August, the Torrington Chamber of Trade is set to take over the running of the local Pannier Market.
Speaking to Rebel Boy TV, Catherine Wapshott, Chair of the Chamber of Trade, said: "this week in the pannier market, we're having a week of special events, leading up to our taking over of the pannier market which will be on the 30 August".
The Co-op store in Great Torrington has relaunched following a £560,000 overhaul.
A Co-op spokesperson told Rebel Boy TV that the revamped Co-op will offer a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy foods, meal ideas, award winning wines, and essentials along with an in-store bakery.
Children at a local primary school are taking on community projects in their spare time with the help of their teacher.
Jo Stevens, a class teacher a Bluecoat Primary School in Great Torrington, Devon, started the Torrington Town Task Force in 2017 with the aim of getting the children involved in local projects and giving them a voice in the local community.
Val Morris, Chair of the Great Torrington Museum, has big plans for the future of museum.
Speaking to RBTV, Val discusses their most popular attractions and the future plans for the museum.
On Sunday 27th May, Great Torrington Bowling Club held their annual open day for people to go along and have a go.
Keith Jackson, Chair of the club, said: "Today is all about attracting new members to the great game of bowls.
Run by a group of local volunteers, Torrington in Bloom aim to make the local area looks its best.
Committee member Sue Harrison speaks to us about their recent work outside the Pannier Market and the 1610 swimming pool.
The Torrington Silver Band celebrate 20 years at Howe Concert Hall on 19 May 2018.
We spoke to the chair, Nick Megson, as well as conductor Terry Hutchings and supporter John Kelly at their open day.
Members of the Torrington Chamber of Trade agreed at a recent meeting that they would all dress for the Royal Wedding.
Catherine Wapshott, chair of the Chamber, said: "At our meeting on Wednesday, we decided that this was such a special day, a Royal wedding, the wedding of Harry and Megan, that we should do something special for the town.
Calf Street Park in Torrinton, Devon, may be about to get a makeover as parents in Great Torrington form a new committee called the Calf Street Park Action Group.
Committee Member Danielle North says she has been urging Torridge District Council to take action with regards to the state of the park
Torrington Town Councillor, Keeley Allin, has organised a new project in Torrington called the Town Tidy.
The aim of the group is to clean several areas of the town ready for the 2018 Mayfair celebrations.
Across the country, businesses are looking for new ways to reduce waste and use of plastic bags, and in Great Torrington, the Chamber of Trade have decided to make their own reusable bags, which are also made at a local business.
We are invited to go and see how they are made and find out if the project has been successful.
The Torrington town Council are looking for local residents and groups to help with their town tidy project.
The project aims to clean and prepare the town for the upcoming May Fair celebrations.
The Torrington Men's Shed is a small group of men who meet to work on practical projects.
The group say that this promotes physical, mental and emotional well-being of men who may feel isolated.
The Torrington Cavaliers commemorate the 1646 Battle of Torrington with their annual commemorative march.
Starting at Great Torrington School car park, the cavaliers marched into the town square to the sound of drums for the proclamation read by Torrington town crier, Al Mitchell, and the wreath laying.
Torrington resident, Anne Tattersall, has formed a group to put on Christmas dinner at the town hall for anyone who may be alone.