Saved by a Quiver!

Thanks to a feature in the Autumn edition of Pinhoe Press, we were delighted that Linda lent us an original school badge and tie from Pinhoe Middle School.

The badge shows an old monk riding a donkey, carrying a quiver of arrows. It was based on the folklore tale of local courage from when Pinhoe lay besieged by the Danes, in 1001AD. Facing certain defeat, desperate local defences were nearly out of arrows. Gathering withies on his trusty steed, the brave priest delivered fresh resources of arrow-making reeds, ensuring victory for Pinhoe’s protectors!

Many thanks to Linda and all the other offers we received. We are using all these artefacts to create our archive for Pinhoe.

Chris Wiseman: RAF Exeter

Following a fascinating update from Chris Wiseman, the connections between the community of Pinhoe and RAF Exeter are deepening. Interest from local people continues to surprise, with new information to keep Chris’s research inspiring us all. Whether it’s a visit with a 94 year old ex-RAF Lancaster crew member, or the tantalising thought of a book on Honiton Clyst, Chris is on an amazing journey to honour the courage and resilience of the pilots and crew who protected the city of Exeter during the war.

We were delighted that Chris was able to give us a special preview of his updated presentation at our last meeting. We’re thinking of putting together some form of book – would anyone be interested? Let us know! or contact us in the PINHOE VILLAGE book, in Alicia’s.