HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES –  Richard Parker: The Devonian Mutineer
Nov20

HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES – Richard Parker: The Devonian Mutineer

Well educated and a persuasive orator, Richard Parker was not your normal sailor in Britain’s Royal Navy. He came from a well-off background, the son of a grain merchant and baker, and had gone to grammar school in Exeter. He was good looking, swarthy and described as having flashing black eyes. For some reason Parker rejected his family business and went to sea as a midshipman where his naval career, even before the Nore...

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S A F E  C H A R I T Y B A L L
Nov18

S A F E C H A R I T Y B A L L

JOIN US FOR A FABULOUS FUNDRAISING SHINDIG TO SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE 23rd NOVEMBER P O W D E R H A M C A S T L E 6 : 3 0 – M I D N I G H T T I C K E T S £ 7 5 S P A R K L I N G D R I N K S R E C E P T I O N 3 C O U R S E F E A S T B Y P I C K L E S H A C K A U C T I O N S & R A F F L E M U S I C B Y B I L L D I N G + T H E S K Y S C R A P E R S BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: PICKLE SHACK ~ VINE WINE ~ ATTENTION...

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Tour of Britain set to return to Devon
Nov18

Tour of Britain set to return to Devon

The Tour of Britain is back for 2020, kicking off with a Cornish stage on 6th September which will begin in Penzance and end in Bodmin. Stage two, on Monday 7th September, will see riders tackle the bergs of Devon, in the race’s 11th visit to the county. The second day of racing will kick off in the new community of Sherford in the South Hams, and finish in the city of Exeter. Devon has played host to the race ten times previously;...

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Armed forces charity recruiting tour

Just over two hundred years ago, if an army regiment was short of volunteers, recruiting parties were sent to towns and villages where they would bang on a drum to gain attention, then liberally distribute gin and the “King’s shilling” to eager, arguably gullible young men who were prepared to join the colours. Fast forward to the present day and this tactic is being resurrected by SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, because there is a...

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Hatherleigh Carnival an incredible success
Nov16

Hatherleigh Carnival an incredible success

Despite the threat of stormy weather in the build-up to Hatherleigh’s annual Carnival which was held over the weekend of 8/9th November, Carnival organisers who had spent months preparing for the town’s autumn spectacle were determined that the show would go on. The event was opened on Friday evening by Five Times Nightly, the first live band of the weekend who thrilled a packed audience in the town square. At 8pm a brilliant turnout...

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