OkeRail On Track
Apr18

OkeRail On Track

Members of Okerail and Clare Tyson, the mayor of Hatherleigh, have been taking to the streets handing out flyers about the Royal Oke train from Okehampton to Oxford and Stratford Upon-Avon. The special service will depart from Okehampton Station on Saturday 21st April at 7.10am, returning at 8.45pm the same day, with buses running from Hatherleigh and Bude. This is the second ‘special’ to be run by Okerail; the first last year to...

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Bolt has a look at the big wide world
Apr18

Bolt has a look at the big wide world

One of the new foals born at the Miniature Pony Centre took his first look at the big wide world. Bolt was born two weeks ago to mum, eight year old Viola, only standing a little bit higher than a daffodil at eighteen inches. Bolt, named after the dog in the Disney film of the same name, seemed to like running around in the spring sunshine while mum looked on, but came to a standstill after bumping into a couple of visitors; he looked...

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Triads And Lambing
Apr18

Triads And Lambing

Chelsea legend: Mick Fillery What connects the Chinese Triads and lambing on Dartmoor? Well, it turns out, Mick Fillery. A man who once played for a football team in Hong Kong, owned by members of the Chinese criminal class, is now settled on Dartmoor, helping to run Chagford’s local football team. The team talks in Hong Kong consisted of being incentivised with a ‘100 dollar’ to win (Mick affected his best Chinese accent at this...

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DARTMOOR FACES
Apr18

DARTMOOR FACES

Early May brings the spring sale of farm agriculture equipment and tools. The sales down at the market in Chagford are an amazing resource for capturing the wonderful faces from across the moor which appear at these sales; buyers, sellers and the curious. The country shows such as Widecombe and Lustleigh bring out people from across Dartmoor. I have always found inspiration in taking portrait photographs and this lead to an exhibition...

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Frustrating defeat for Ivybridge
Apr18

Frustrating defeat for Ivybridge

Ivybridge made a great start against Camborne by scoring after less than three minutes when Billy Pinkus crossed in the right corner after some good patient play from kick-off. Eight minutes later, Ivybridge had collected a second try when they took a short clever line-out and flanker Ben King charged over to score. Mitch Pinkus added the conversion to make it 12-3. David Mankee cut the gap four minutes later with a penalty before...

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