One of the consolations of Autumn in Lympstone is the Curry Lunch.

This is the season for seasoned food and good company, when some of the village’s spiciest cooks reveal their secret recipes: lamb, beef, and chicken curries, vegetable korma, tasty dal, chutney and raita, and freshly cooked poppadums, this year cooked in the new, enlarged Village Hall kitchen.

These are the hottest tickets of the social calendar, and are available in the Post Office at only £10 per head. The annual Curry Lunch will be held on Sunday, 9th October, 12.30 for 1pm. A licensed bar is available, and all proceeds will be in support of the upkeep of the church building.

Harland Walshaw