Ancient Dartmoor Stones Microchipped
Oct05

Ancient Dartmoor Stones Microchipped

Over the years ancient stones and crosses have been taken off Dartmoor by thieves, so to combat the plunder of Dartmoor riches the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) have microchipped many of them. This means if the stones or crosses are stolen from the moor there is a possibility that they can be traced. But it’s not just ancient stones, it is also granite water troughs and mill stones that get stolen and they can be sold for up...

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Dartmoor’s First Guide James Perrott
Oct05

Dartmoor’s First Guide James Perrott

Canadian David Perrott and his wife Karin arrived in Chagford the other day with Dartmoor tour guide Alex Graeme. David’s great-great-grandfather was James Perrott, Dartmoor’s first ever moorland guide, who was born in 1815 near Gidleigh Mill and buried in the churchyard of St Michael’s Church Chagford. With the railway reaching Devon by the 1850’s there was an increased mobility among the middle-classes who wanted to see the country...

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THANK YOU JOHN MAJOR AND TONY BLAIR
Oct05

THANK YOU JOHN MAJOR AND TONY BLAIR

58 people were dead and over 500 injured by the time mass killer Stephen Paddock committed suicide in his 32nd floor hotel room of the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas, after shooting at festival goers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Vegas strip last Sunday evening. Inside Paddock’s hotel room police found 23 guns including many assault rifles, another 19 guns were found at Paddock’s home. Shootings like this are all too...

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the big picture
Sep21

the big picture

Photographer Hamish Mitchell was dog walking on the top of Nattadon hill, overlooking the Dartmoor town of Chagford, the rain had just cleared and the sun had started to shine when he happened upon a group of rather wet Dartmoor ponies. Hamish used the camera on his mobile phone to take this stunning scene. Hamish regularly takes photographs for Country Life and Horse and Hound magazines, as well undertaking private...

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Lend me your old grey mare
Sep21

Lend me your old grey mare

Tom Pearce lent me his old grey mare because we took ourselves off to Widecombe Fair and there was plenty on offer for young and old alike. Displays of livestock, cattle and sheep at the bottom of the main field and ponies in the main ring. Also in the main ring, the crowds were kept entertained with the Dartmoor Hawking Falconry Display and the Dartmoor Hill Pony Musical Ride. In the tents, there was a wide range of local produce and...

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