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20 November 2018

South West Wedding Awards Finalist

We are so excited to have been selected for this amazing award thank you so much to everyone who voted for us, it means a lot to us
We are so excited to have been selected for this amazing award thank you so much to everyone who voted for us, it means a lot to us

South West Wedding Awards Finalist 2019

19 November 2018

Cockington War Horses

Cockington Village’s first Purple Poppy Day.  November 3, 2018.  Many Devon villages lay claim to being ‘picturesque’, but take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses with their colour washed walls of stone and cobb, and you’ll experience a quiet charm that is a quintessentially English with its manor house, cricket ground, thatched pub, cream teas, cottages dating back to the 16th Century and some, like the old Forge, mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Now it has a new claim to fame as Britain’s first village to hold a Purple Poppy Day in support of The War Horse memorial. The idea was the brainchild of Kirk and Hannah Petrakis who run K and H Cockington Carriages and provide popular rides around the village. They have been selling pin badges and came up with the idea of a special ceremony to remember the local men and horses who gave service and sacrifice in the First World War.  More than 200 local residents joined members of the Royal British Legion; local MP Kevin Foster; Councillor Nicole Amil and ladies from the Red Hat Society in a special service of remembrance which included readings and poetry and a special song, written and performed by the local choir. Afterwards Kirk dressed in authentic WW1 uniform, presented us with a cheque for £250 and I with him unveiled a special plaque in the village square as a permanent tribute to the contribution local horses, mules and donkeys made to the war effort.  See more - http://bit.ly/2ztfDb5
Cockington Village’s first Purple Poppy Day. November 3, 2018. Many Devon villages lay claim to being ‘picturesque’, but take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses with their colour washed walls of stone and cobb, and you’ll experience a quiet charm that is a quintessentially English with its manor house, cricket ground, thatched pub, cream teas, cottages dating back to the 16th Century and some, like the old Forge, mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Now it has a new claim to fame as Britain’s first village to hold a Purple Poppy Day in support of The War Horse memorial. The idea was the brainchild of Kirk and Hannah Petrakis who run K and H Cockington Carriages and provide popular rides around the village. They have been selling pin badges and came up with the idea of a special ceremony to remember the local men and horses who gave service and sacrifice in the First World War. More than 200 local residents joined members of the Royal British Legion; local MP Kevin Foster; Councillor Nicole Amil and ladies from the Red Hat Society in a special service of remembrance which included readings and poetry and a special song, written and performed by the local choir. Afterwards Kirk dressed in authentic WW1 uniform, presented us with a cheque for £250 and I with him unveiled a special plaque in the village square as a permanent tribute to the contribution local horses, mules and donkeys made to the war effort. See more - http://bit.ly/2ztfDb5

Cockington War Horse Story

25 February 2018

Wedding Show Case At Cockington Court

24 February 2018

Unicorn

Click on the link highlighted Unicorn Carriage rides devon to listen to Hannah talk about unicorns in Cockington
Click on the link highlighted Unicorn Carriage rides devon to listen to Hannah talk about unicorns in Cockington

Unicorn carriage rides devon

23 February 2018

We are very excited to have been nominated for South West Wedding Awards
We are very excited to have been nominated for South West Wedding Awards