Devon’s Apple Heritage

Devon’s Apple Heritage

Nigel Jones suggests that the humble apple is possibly the world's most important fruit, Devon has certainly benefitted from its perennial bounty over the centuries.…
Devonshire visits Canterbury

Devonshire visits Canterbury

Canterbury is know for its central place in British Christianity, it's where St Augustine arrived after being sent by Pope Gregory the Great to lead…
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 -…
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…
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…
The Cant Language

The Cant Language

PLENTY OF INTEREST FROM READERS since our last issue on the subject of Bamfylde-Moore Carew, Devon’s so-called King of the Gypsies and more particularly about the…
The Torquay feature

The Torquay feature

Over the summer months Torquay's a busy place, of course it's bound to be, as one of the UK's top holiday spots. But if you're…
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