Dunkirk. Sicily. Salerno. Anzio. Fréjus. One man’s incredible war at sea
May16

Dunkirk. Sicily. Salerno. Anzio. Fréjus. One man’s incredible war at sea

The TM2 Interview with Captain Tony McCrum RN Sitting drinking coffee in a quintessentially English home, tucked away in a secluded cul-de-sac surrounded by the rolling hills of Dartmoor, you couldn’t be further away from the decks of HMS Skipjack during the Dunkirk evacuation or the beaches of Salerno during the invasion of Italy. But these are the events that punctuated one man’s remarkable 34-year career in the British Navy....

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THE FIFTIETH EDITION OF THE MOORLANDER
Apr18

THE FIFTIETH EDITION OF THE MOORLANDER

Eric Partridge – Publisher We are delighted to declare May 4th a public holiday… well, a day for celebration at least, as The Moorlander publishes its FIFTIETH edition! To celebrate we are giving Dartmoor’s favourite fortnightly newspaper a well-earned facelift. The pagination will increase from 32 to 40 pages with the introduction of a NEW 16 page Lifestyle section entitled TM2. The supplement will include major interviews with...

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Intriguing WWII Album found in Dartmoor Cottage
Apr05

Intriguing WWII Album found in Dartmoor Cottage

“I remember Grandpa giving the album to my father at some point in the 1960s,” says Patrick McCormack, grandson of John. “But at the time I was too young to be interested, and it had slipped my mind until I was clearing out my late parents’ house in Chagford a few years ago. ‘When I rediscovered it, all work stopped while I sat on the floor and browsed through this fascinating treasure trove!” John McCormack survived Dunkirk and then...

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Winter in Fingle Woods
Mar22

Winter in Fingle Woods

Photographs by Paul Moody Fingle Woods, captured here by Paul Moody, looks serene and beautiful in its winter mantle. This year may have been atypically cold and snowy but it is always a busy season for woodland management. The Woodland Trust and National Trust are working in partnership at Fingle to restore this ancient woodland; 825 acres in all, located in the Teign Valley on the Northern edge of Dartmoor. Many of the native...

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Life before The Moorlander
Mar08

Life before The Moorlander

Photographs by Stuart Clarke Before I started The Moorlander nearly two years ago I spent most of my life as a news photographer for national newspapers and magazines covering events around the world. I would be on a plane somewhere most weeks covering a wide range of varied stories and features. When I started The Moorlander the newspaper trade magazine UK Press Gazette said ‘Former war photographer starts Dartmoor newspaper.’ ‘War...

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Digitalk: Stream your dreams
Feb08

Digitalk: Stream your dreams

Recording and broadcasting video, which used to be limited to big business, has now become the playground for anyone with a creative spirit who wants to entertain. Live streaming is rapidly becoming one of the largest forms of video content creation out there and is accessible to everyone at minimal cost. There are hundreds of different platforms out there to publish on, the most popular being Twitch and Youtube Gaming. Getting...

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