Articles Written By: John Fisher

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Emma Hamilton’s family

Emma Hamilton’s family

WITH TRAFALGAR DAY AND NELSON very much in evidence in this issue it seems entirely appropriate to introduce the readers of this column to Lily…
Rule Britannia!

Rule Britannia!

AT FIRST GLANCE IT MAY NOT LOOK MUCH LIKE A SHIP, perched high and dry on a hill overlooking Devon’s beautiful Dart estuary but this…
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

WESTWARD HO! in North Devon (population 2,112) is the only place in Great Britain with an exclamation mark in its name. It derives from the…
Burying cables in Devon

Burying cables in Devon

IT’S ALL ABOUT REDUCING VISUAL IMPACT on the environment and it’s the start of a £500-million initiative being led by the National Grid. New design…
Dust

Dust

THE SPANISH PLUME that did so much to sodden our summer this year we could have done without. But at least we were spared the…
Portillo’s brush with Exmouth

Portillo’s brush with Exmouth

MICHAEL PORTILLO’S  popular BBC television series ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ pulled into sunny Exmouth this summer and  met up with the well-known Exmouth artist Ray…
Devon’s bridges poo-poohed

Devon’s bridges poo-poohed

Why not the Clapper bridge at Postbridge for instance? NOT ONE of Devon’s many beautiful bridges has made it onto the Top Ten list published…
Ducks in danger

Ducks in danger

FEEDING BREAD TO DUCKS is a pastime enjoyed by many but it is bad for them, says the Canal & River Trust, who are responsible…
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