The Book of the Axe

The Book of the Axe

George Pulman, born in Axminster 200 years ago this year, can justly claim to be Devon’s finest local journalist and editor.  The newspaper he founded…
Trusham Church of St Michael

Trusham Church of St Michael

Generations mist around the little church crowning this hill-folded, combe-steeped parish of Trusham. Centuries upon centuries of ancestors have climbed the steep lanes to wed,…
Wife for Sale!

Wife for Sale!

IT WAS ONCE THOUGHT LEGAL by many country folk in rural Devon, that a man could sell his wife at public auction, providing certain procedures…
A Visit to South Tawton House

A Visit to South Tawton House

It's always a delight when it's possible to see centuries-old buildings, hardly changed from the day they were built.  South Tawton village houses such a…
Devon and the English Civil War

Devon and the English Civil War

FOR SOME OF US, THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR HAS NEVER ENDED: today’s splendid re-enactment societies like The Sealed Knot for example attract huge crowds throughout…
Glimpses of Chagford

Glimpses of Chagford

Chagford is a delightful little town on the north east edge Dartmoor, actually it's an old Stannary town and a bit of a gem in…
The girl in the window

The girl in the window

NOBODY KNOWS what Devon’s Saint Sidwell looked like but that hasn’t stopped artists, inspired by her tragic story,  depicting her image in both a statue…
Drywell Cross

Drywell Cross

Dartmoor's magnetic pull is intractable, pristine landscapes, unique cultural treasures, impressive natural feature, I challenge anyone not to consider it a magical place to visit.…
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