The shadow of a gardener is the best manure, claims Anne Swithinbank
Sep01

The shadow of a gardener is the best manure, claims Anne Swithinbank

As a child born and raised in Belvedere, north Kent, Anne was fascinated by the natural world which sat on her doorstep and plants in particular. “I’ve always been into my gardening and even as a tiny child I’d be collecting or looking at little insects and spiders and all the plants in the garden. As I grew older I collected cacti and succulents and as we only had a small garden I tended to put everything on my windowsill in my...

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THE MOORLANDER HAS MOVED OFFICES
Aug07

THE MOORLANDER HAS MOVED OFFICES

After three years of working in the picturesque and historic stannary town of Chagford, the time has come for us to move to larger offices. Since launching the newspaper in June 2016 we have gone from strength to strength and found we needed more space to accommodate our ever-expanding team. We are now based in Okehampton, one of Dartmoor’s gateway market towns. OUR ADDRESS IS NOW The Moorlander Ltd, Clarke House, 19a East Street,...

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Hat’s off to the Hatherleigh Festival – a blazing success
Jul27

Hat’s off to the Hatherleigh Festival – a blazing success

The sun was out and so were the crowds as hundreds flocked to Hatherleigh near Okehampton for the town’s Festival which was held during the third weekend in July. Celebrated Dartmoor-based author Michael Morputgo, together with the impressive Hatherleigh Silver Band took part in the Centenary Peace Concert on Thursday evening in the Community Centre before Jealousy & the Cat, a classic rock covers band, opened the weekend’s...

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Appeal launched to give Patch a new ‘leash’ of life
Jul17

Appeal launched to give Patch a new ‘leash’ of life

It was a chance meeting with 15 year old Abbie Hicks and her mother Hazel who were on holiday from Spain visiting relatives in Hatherleigh, that has given Patch – a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross born with deformed front legs – renewed hope for corrective surgery. For Patch’s owner, Russell French, to personally fund the cost of the essential surgery is out of the question, while his insurance company has refused to meet...

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118th Chagford Show has something for everyone
Aug08

118th Chagford Show has something for everyone

The Chagford Agricultural and Horticultural show is a traditional one day country show that is now entering its 118th year. It is held each year on the third Thursday in August which this year falls on the 16th. The Show is situated on land adjoining the beautiful banks of the River Teign at Mill End, Chagford, courtesy of The National Trust, Mr M Malseed, Mr P Morrish, Mr H de Ferranti and Miss B Hayter-Hames. There is ample free...

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