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…
The Knee Crusher

The Knee Crusher

A popular device for crushing and breaking joints, particularly those of the knee and elbow. This device was a particular favourite of Inquisition torturers -…
Swallows water bombing

Swallows water bombing

If you happened to have watched swallows skimming across a patch of water, you may have noticed the occasional splash, something you wouldn't expect from…
Review – Polpo, Exeter

Review – Polpo, Exeter

The Italian food bar has been raised Exeter’s a great place to go for an Italian meal, you’re spoilt for choice in our wonderful city…
River Taw walk

River Taw walk

This part of Devon is criss-crossed with walks of all type, moorland walks, river walks, historic walks, it's all there on the northern edge of…
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…
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