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Pilton Green Man Day 2018

is Saturday 21st July

The Parade Arrives

Watch here for application forms for stalls which should be available by March.

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In the meantime...........!

Robin HoodThe 2018 Pilton Panto 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood' is on in Pilton Church Hall from 14th - 17th February during the half-term holiday.  If you are keen to be involved, contact us through the website or a member of the PGM Committee. To learn about the performance times and where to get tickets, please click on the sidebar or this image of Robin Hood.

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We hope you enjoyed Pilton Green Man Day 2017

Scroll through this page to find out a bit about how it went.

Green Man Day 2017 on Saturday 15th July saw lots of people - where do they all come from? - braving the light drizzle and occasional harder showers to enjoy the market, food, drink, music, activities, parade and pageant, although not necessarily in that order. Despite the damp, the Street, which was decorated with some brilliant new bunting by Liz Eveleigh, was as crowded as usual with most people determined to have a good time. And in Rotary Gardens the absence of a few stalls, whose owners had cried off at the last minute through illness, didn't stop everyone making the most of the entertainment.

And the Green Man Pageant took place twice as usual in a new arena at the top of Rotary Gardens in an excellent woodland setting. Once the audience had found the new location, it was very well supported and ended up successfully with the message "The Green Man Lives".

Thank you to all those who braved the weather and supported Green Man Day 2017.

In the run up to the day, Pilton was gradually brightened up with decorated wellies of all stapes and sizes. Click on the image below to see an album of the thirty-odd wellies the Green Man could find.

Collection of Wellies

On the Friday evening before Green Man Day, the 'Who Killed the Pop Star' murder mystery in the Church Hall was a great success, challenging fifteen teams to work out who done it! Which one of the boy band Wha-Hey!! (image below - just use your imagination!!!) was murdered and whodunnit will have to remain a mystery if you missed it.


And finally, a couple of dozen family groups were relieved to find Sunday afternoon was dry and almost sunny and did the walking Treasure Hunt around the village centre finishing with lots of tea and cake in the Church Hall. It was a lovely calm way to finish the weekend. By Monday serenity had returned completely to Pilton Street (see below) and by Tuesday even the bunting had gone. Thanks Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue for a prompt response!

Serene Monday

That's it for this year's Green Man Day. Well done to everyone who gave lots or a little time helping in some way to make it a success. A lot of hard work goes into getting it organised, making it run smoothly and then tidying everything away afterwards! It certainly doesn't happen on its own. Help is always welcome throughout the year as well as on the weekend itself. We look forward to meeting new volunteers.

Keep an eye on this website and on the Pilton Green Man Facebook page for news of next year's Pilton Green Man Day (if there is one) and other goings on in Pilton.


Pilton Green Man Day is run by the Pilton Green Man CIO. This link will take you to a page about the CIO or read on for some of the things up to which it is getting.


New Trust Created to Benefit Pilton

The Pilton Green Man Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) has been created to bring wider benefits to the community of Pilton through the running of Pilton Green Man Day.  Known officially as the PILTON GREEN MAN CIO*, it is now registered with the Charity Commission (Registration Number 1170742) so that it can carry out its wider aims, officially designated as: 'to promote good citizenship for the public benefit by facilitating the development of a volunteer force to assist the community, in particular but not exclusively those members of the community who are in need and to advance such charitable purposes as the trustees see fit, in particular, but not limited to, the promotion of the arts and advancement of education in the history of Pilton, primarily but not exclusively, for the benefit of the people of the Pilton ward of Barnstaple, Devon and will be achieved through the making of grants or providing other support.’

Aladdin and the SlaveThe CIO has started supporting wider community activities in Pilton using profit coming from the annual Green Man Day. It has already supported the Pilton Panto and The Pilton Story heritage project. In July 2017 it awarded grants to help three projects - a Devon Authors' Book Fair at Barnstaple Library, two members of the North Devon Sinfonia representing Britain in an international community festival in South Korea, and the creation of a permanent bar in Pilton Church Hall. For more details of these three projects go to the the home page of the Pilton Green Man CIO.

The Pilton Story LogoThe CIO will also have access to monies from other grantmaking bodies to expand achievement of the community aims. Pilton individuals and community groups are invited to put in requests for funding for small projects which will meet the above charitable aims.  The application form, which sets out the terms and conditions to be met, is available on the Pilton Green Man website www.piltonfestival.co.uk

The six trustees of the CIO are Richard Stevens (Chair), Marc Brayley (Treasurer), Susan O'Grady, Siobhan Roissetter, Liz Davies and Martin Haddrill. * CIO stands for Charitable Incorporated Organisation.


Pilton Green Man Day also supports


The Pilton Story

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