DBN donate for Dartmoor calendar
Oct19

DBN donate for Dartmoor calendar

Dartmoor Business Network are delighted to have chosen Dartmoor National Park’s Donate for Dartmoor initiative as their good cause to support for 2018. The calendar, the second since the Network started in 2015, is made possible only by the generosity of local photographers who kindly donate one of their own images of Dartmoor for inclusion and to local businesses who each sponsor a month. Samantha Hill, Head of Communications,...

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HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES OF DARTMOOR: The Dartmoor man who rescued 900 men from the Dunkirk beaches
Oct19

HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES OF DARTMOOR: The Dartmoor man who rescued 900 men from the Dunkirk beaches

Tavistock-born Rear-Admiral Bob Timbrell was a young Royal Canadian Navy officer still at the gunnery school on Whale Island, Portsmouth, when he was summoned from his class and told to take a boat to Dunkirk in May 1940. Aged 20 he was given command of Lord Astor’s motor yacht Llanthony with a crew of six Newfoundland woodsmen, two London bus mechanics and a Royal Navy petty officer whose equipment consisted of a First World...

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Amazing Dogs and how they help us
Oct19

Amazing Dogs and how they help us

Dogs have been man’s best friend for thousands of years, possibly 40,000 years according to research on DNA analysis on the world’s oldest known dog remains in Eurasia. Our faithful four- legged friends are helping so many people because of their incredible intelligence and noses? We all know how amazing the Guide dogs are for those that have impaired sight or are blind, also the hearing dogs and those that help their owners with...

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Chagford Pony Sales
Oct19

Chagford Pony Sales

The annual pony sales took place last week at the Chagford Market with nearly double the amount of ponies for sale as last year. 245 riding ponies, Dartmoor fillies, colts, mares and stallions were auctioned by Rendells. There is only one pony sale on Dartmoor after the sale in Tavistock finished a few years ago, when the future of the Chagford Pony Sale also looked in doubt. However it seems to have pulled round with more ponies,...

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Dartmoor Zoo’s Fudgy bear has died
Oct19

Dartmoor Zoo’s Fudgy bear has died

Dartmoor Zoo’s Fudge the Syrian brown bear has died, after her health took a turn for the worst. Much-loved by staff and visitors, Fudgy bear was the oldest Syrian bear on record in captivity and the zoo says she will be “sorely missed”. “It is with great sadness that we are saying goodbye to Fudgy bear today,” the zoo said in a statement. “She got to the grand age of 39 and over the past several...

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