Little Drummer Boy
Sep21

Little Drummer Boy

I took myself off to The Wharf in Tavistock last weekend to see a heavy rock band that I used to follow nearly fifty years ago, called Stray. They had a big cult following in the late sixties and early seventies. There were three acts that evening, but it was the second act called Ethyrfield that really caught my eye. The band consists of three teenage boys aged 17, 16 and 14. Danny Aston is the fourteen-year-old drummer and at just...

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WW2 Indian Soldiers on Dartmoor
Sep21

WW2 Indian Soldiers on Dartmoor

An interesting talk by Ghee Bowman about Indian Soldiers stationed on Dartmoor and Devon is to be given this Monday. The talk hosted by Devon Rural Archive called ‘Crossing the Imperial Colour Bar: Muslim Indian Soldiers in Devon in World War Two’ is being co-hosted by the Devon History Society. Ghee Bowman, a PhD student at Exeter University, will give an Illustrated talk about the story of a wartime journey from the Punjab to...

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Mother’s Book of tragic loss on Dartmoor
Sep17

Mother’s Book of tragic loss on Dartmoor

Charlotte Shaw was fourteen when she took part in training for the Ten Tors challenge across Dartmoor, but tragically died after falling into a stream at Walla Brook. She fell into the water and died while on her way by helicopter to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth in March 2007. Charlotte’s mother Jennifer Wilkin Shaw has written a book about her daughter’s death and how she coped with the loss. A decade on from the tragic...

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A baby sister for The Moorlander
Sep17

A baby sister for The Moorlander

The Moorlander now has a sister newspaper, The Cranbrook News which we launched last week, it will cover the new and fast-growing community of Cranbrook, east of Exeter. The launch of The Cranbrook News made the ITV local news and a five minute slot on BBC Radio Devon as well as the newspaper trade papers and websites. Sir Hugo Swire the MP for East Devon arrived as we set out our stall in the town and said: “This is a beautiful...

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Red Hot Lustleigh Show
Sep17

Red Hot Lustleigh Show

The Lustleigh show really got underway at 11.49am on Bank Holiday Monday with a fly past by the RAF’s Red Arrows Display team on their way to the Scilly Isles. You had to be quick as they shot down the valley over the show ground, but it was quite a coup for a village show. Soon after the runners in the 10 Kilometre race started on a scorching hot day. 147 entrants dashed over the finishing line with Richard Edwards the winner of the...

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