Salmon Fishing on the Exe

Salmon Fishing on the Exe

The river Exe was once a prolific salmon river in years gone by, with the tragic decline in stocks impacting from the middle of the…
Devon’s Green Man

Devon’s Green Man

Often hidden high up in the roofs of these magnificent medieval buildings, the carved images of the Green Man look down on the congregation and…
Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

In days past, Harvest Festival was a significant celebration, not least because of the importance of a successful harvest for people dependent upon the land.…
A Family of Thatchers

A Family of Thatchers

Thatching is one of the most ancient crafts still being carried on today, stretching back to a time when only locally sourced materials were available…
Lime Kilns in Devon

Lime Kilns in Devon

Lime Kilns were once an important part of the everyday Devon scene, they were scattered around the coast and although most of them could be…
Newcomen Steam Engine

Newcomen Steam Engine

In 1921 a memorial was erected in Dartmouth to commemorate the town’s most famous son:  local ironmonger, Thomas Newcomen (1663-1729) was the first to devise…
Sidmouth Sea Fest – 1 & 2 May

Sidmouth Sea Fest – 1 & 2 May

An important event in Sidmouth that celebrates the past, present and future of inshore fishing in Northern Europe. Inshore fishing traditions gather in Sidmouth -…
The man they could not hang

The man they could not hang

JOHN ‘BABBACOMBE’ LEE was probably not guilty of the murder of his employer, Emma Keyse at her home in Babbacombe on 15th November 1884. The…
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