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…
Devonshire visits Finch Foundry

Devonshire visits Finch Foundry

Whilst over at the back of Dartmoor in the lovely village of Sticklepath, I visited National Trust's Finch Foundry. Probably one of Devon's most fascinating…
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