A Visit to South Tawton House

A Visit to South Tawton House

It's always a delight when it's possible to see centuries-old buildings, hardly changed from the day they were built.  South Tawton village houses such a…
Devon and the English Civil War

Devon and the English Civil War

FOR SOME OF US, THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR HAS NEVER ENDED: today’s splendid re-enactment societies like The Sealed Knot for example attract huge crowds throughout…
Devon’s Apple Heritage

Devon’s Apple Heritage

Nigel Jones suggests that the humble apple is possibly the world's most important fruit, Devon has certainly benefitted from its perennial bounty over the centuries.…
The French Prisoners on Dartmoor

The French Prisoners on Dartmoor

THOUSANDS OF CAPTURED FRENCHMEN were imprisoned in Devon during the Napoleonic wars which, off-and-on, ran between 1803 and 1815.  Eleven thousand of them died here…
The Lunnun Coach

The Lunnun Coach

Devonshire men stopped and raised their hats, women bobbed their curtsies and small boys cried “Halloo!” whilst the whole county set its clocks by the…
Poltimore House

Poltimore House

On my travels the other day I’d popped over to Poltimore House after seeing a local event they’d promoted on HUBCAST.co.uk  A flower festival was being…
The Cant Language

The Cant Language

PLENTY OF INTEREST FROM READERS since our last issue on the subject of Bamfylde-Moore Carew, Devon’s so-called King of the Gypsies and more particularly about the…
The Torquay feature

The Torquay feature

Over the summer months Torquay's a busy place, of course it's bound to be, as one of the UK's top holiday spots. But if you're…
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