We are now producing the Raleigh Rag as an electronic newsletter and in a printed format which is kindly distributed by the villagers of Combe Raleigh.
The ‘Rag’ is published digitally every two months, put together by a small band of volunteers .The current team include David Jackson, Jill Wardle, Mark and Val Moran and Michelle Kennedy.
The deadline for submission is the 15th of the month before publication i.e 15th July for the August edition.
We are always looking for interesting stories, news and photos as well as any events you would like to publicise.For more information on how to send in an article or photo contact: Jill Wardle : firstname.lastname@example.org
For previous editions please click on the link below:
History of the Raleigh Rag
The newsletter has been going now for over 27 years, informing, entertaining , publicising events and news and letting everyone know how to get involved in our welcoming community. We also publish a welcome pack and telephone directory for the village.
Over the years many people have contributed occasional or regular pieces on topics that are informative, amusing or just to letting off steam! Dozens of “Farming Views” and many hand drawn original village images were a regular feature. Now we have lots of photos and colour pages !
The first issue came out in July 1991 with the working title ‘Your Combe Raleigh Newsletter’. A competition was held to choose a name and ‘Raleigh Rag’ suggested by Mr John Wise .The format has remained roughly the same ever since; a series of regular features (Parish Meeting news, Church news and times of services, Village Hall news and forthcoming events; a recipe; an editorial; articles on travel or gardening or our bellringers ); and then whatever else comes to hand.The first ‘Editorial Committee’ was David Jackson, Jean Busby, Joan Davey, John Newman, Sara Priestly and Gill Steel.And the covers….. Many issues in the past bore delightful and varied pictures kindly provided by resident artists, including over 50 from David Sibbald. Now we have great photos provided by many talented village snappers.