Histories & Mysteries – The Last Battle of The Revenge
Jan15

Histories & Mysteries – The Last Battle of The Revenge

Devon’s own Sir Richard Grenville, (born June 15, 1542—died September, 1591), may not be as well-known as his contemporaries Sir Francis Drake or Sir Walter Raleigh. However, his exploits at sea are no less colourful, daring and interesting. In his early career, he found himself in the midst of the imperial army fighting against the Turks in Hungary (1566–68). Shortly after he was in Ireland, suppressing an uprising in Munster in...

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Bonus point for Ivybridge despite loss
Jan14

Bonus point for Ivybridge despite loss

Ivybridge suffered a frustrating 20-16 loss away at Launceston following the Christmas and New Year break. There was drama when the Ivybridge players drove over the Cornish All Blacks’ try line, but the referee did not see the ball grounded. “A lot of people say it should have been a try,” said Ivybridge coach Gareth Elliott. “We did get over the line but the referee could not see the ball so we went back for a scrum but we were not...

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Possible evidence of early Neolithic farming communities
Jan12

Possible evidence of early Neolithic farming communities

Exploration of Dartmoor’s tor enclosure sites of White Tor and Dewerstone have revealed what might prove to be evidence of the moor’s very early farming communities. Postholes and circular structures have been discovered and charcoal recovered from just below the surface. The charcoal is particularly important as it can be radiocarbon dated and might well show that these sites were occupied by people in the early Neolithic period,...

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Music’s loss was politics’ gain
Jan08

Music’s loss was politics’ gain

On a May morning in 1997, an overnight revolution had occurred. Tony Blair walked up to the steps of Downing Street having swept to a landslide victory, heaving the Conservatives out of power after 18 years. Indeed, in Blair’s own words, a ‘new dawn’ had broken. This ‘New Labour’ government could easily be argued to stand alongside Attlee’s in 1945-1951 and Thatcher’s 1979-1990, as being one of the most radical in British postwar...

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Late kick seals victory for Okes
Jan01

Late kick seals victory for Okes

Bracknell visited the Showground for the very first time, boasting a solid set piece they frustrated the Okes throughout and very nearly held on for what would’ve been a rare away win. Okes commenced up the slope, but were immediately disrupted when centre Bevon Armitage and flanker Ollie Frances clashed heads in a first minute double tackle attempt. Armitage was able to continue, but was obviously feeling the effects...

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