Articles Written By: John Fisher

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Hocus pocus, diplodocus

Hocus pocus, diplodocus

IF SOMEONE IN DEVON CAN CONJURE UP a space big enough to show it off properly, the likelihood of the Natural History Museum’s famous diplodocus…
Firste ketch a pecok

Firste ketch a pecok

THE VANITY OF DEVON’S FERAL PEACOCKS has been causing problems for car owners in the vicinity of Bishop’s Court Palace, Clyst St. Mary, one of…
West Country or Westcountry?

West Country or Westcountry?

WITHOUT WISHING TO STATE what Basil Faulty might call ‘the bloomin’ obvious’ (or something like that) we live in the West Country. Note, two words.…
Carry on – scrumping

Carry on – scrumping

ACCORDING TO THE GOOD BOOK, Eve was the world’s first scrumper, which documented act had both she and her husband, Adam, evicted from the Garden…
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…
Have Seagulls had their Chips?

Have Seagulls had their Chips?

BEFORE our holiday visitors flock back a quick word to the natives, if we may, about our seagulls. They are, first and foremost, terrible chip-stealers…
Over the hills – or far away?

Over the hills – or far away?

IT WILL BE AT LEAST six more years (that’s two elections away) before Devon County Council’s proposed A30/A303 upgrade from Ilminster in Somerset to Honiton,…
Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun

IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN a year since the Met Office announced that it had added space weather to its forecasting. Since then the Space…
The Green Stuff

The Green Stuff

THE MOST TOXIC spaces to work in, reckons Dr. Chris Knight and his fellow psychologists at Exeter University, is devoid of pictures and greenery. “If…
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