Made in Japan – 7,500 scones
Oct05

Made in Japan – 7,500 scones

Last month Sara and Vincent Martinez flew off to Japan to make scones, thousands of them. Sara and Vincent run the Old Forge Tea room in Chagford which was awarded the ‘Best Cream Tea Award’ in 2015. A pop-up version of their restaurant was the centre piece of British Week at the massive Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo, the Harrods of the East. A copy of the Old Forge was constructed, and this amazing duo managed somehow to make...

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The Trafalgar Way story competition
Oct04

The Trafalgar Way story competition

Recently a short story competition was launched to help put the Trafalgar way on the map. Young people aged from seven to 21 in Devon are invited to write their own story on the theme of ‘An Urgent Message.’ Dan Snow, the BBC historian and TV presenter, will be one of the judges of the competition, and said of the Battle of Trafalgar: “This dramatically altered the balance of power in the world. The tale of the Trafalgar Dispatch...

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Sep26

100 years on from the culmination of World War One it’s fitting that one of the headline films for this year’s festival is War Above the Trenches. This is a documentary that helps gain an insight into the fights amongst the clouds in what is thought of as a heavily trench-based war. Speaking to The Moorlander, Stephen Saunders revealed that the storytelling aim was to portray the un-celebrated airmen flying wearisome and...

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Double success for The Moorlanders
Sep25

Double success for The Moorlanders

Chagford Football Club played their first game at home this season, both the first team and the reserves playing in their new strips sponsored by The Moorlander Newspaper. Chagford started brightly, bringing the game to their North Devon opponents but had little in the way of finishing some good moves. Sound in defence, it was somewhat of a surprise that they found themselves a goal down at half-time. Returning more determinedly for...

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Tom Cobley lend me your old grey mare
Sep24

Tom Cobley lend me your old grey mare

The world-famous Widecombe Fair took place last week in the pretty Dartmoor village. Thousands of people came along to see displays including sheep shearing, the Dartmoor Hill Pony Display team, a parade of Austin Seven motor cars, a hawking display, the Uncle Tom Cobley novelty race and a Tug o’ War competition. A fine display of vintage farm machinery entitled ‘Farming through the Ages’ organised by Rodney Cruze, demonstrated how...

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