LUSTLEIGH A DARTMOOR VILLAGE IN FOCUS
Sep06

LUSTLEIGH A DARTMOOR VILLAGE IN FOCUS

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE LUSTLEIGH SOCIETY The Lustleigh Heritage weekend saw the launch of a new book titled ‘Lustleigh – a Dartmoor Village in focus’ about the beautiful Dartmoor village and marked the 40th anniversary of the Lustleigh Society. The book was launched by Martin Barre, a former village resident and guitarist with the world-famous seventies rock band Jethro Tull, who said that he loved the coming back to the...

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“We knew it as the Ministry for Stealth and Total Obscurity”
Jul25

“We knew it as the Ministry for Stealth and Total Obscurity”

Not many political careers are as distinguished as Lord David Owen’s – the longest serving Plymouth Member of Parliament – 26 years in total – Navy Minister; Health Minister; youngest Foreign Secretary since Anthony Eden when he was appointed aged 38 in 1977; and, arguably he is most famous for being a part of the “Gang of Four” that broke away from Labour to form the Social Democratic Party in the 1980s. Though,...

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TM2 – The Interview: Simon Ford
Jul11

TM2 – The Interview: Simon Ford

Please welcome Mr Chagstock to the stage: the one and only Si Ford! Si Ford has been running Chagstock – “The best little festival in the South West”, according to Adrian Edmondson – since its first fledgling outing in Si’s mother’s garden in 2003. “It was really just a weekend party. I asked a few friends down, got a few musicians and my old school band back together and built a little stage in the back garden. It turned...

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Four Views on Dartmoor
Jul11

Four Views on Dartmoor

Chris Chapman, John Curno, Cedar Shaw & the Hunt Collection ‘Things that have disappeared Things that I will not see appear Things that a future generation will see disappear A thing that is called mortality.’ John Curno’s insightful words sum up the spirit of this exhibition. Historic images from Foxworthy Farm in the 1870s shown alongside the contemporary works of Chris Chapman, John Curno and Cedar Shaw offer a rare...

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PASTURES NEW FOR DARTMOOR HILL FARMERS
Jun27

PASTURES NEW FOR DARTMOOR HILL FARMERS

PICTURE ESSAY BY NICKY WOODS Whichever side of the Brexit debate you sit on it will mean an unpredictable future for farms and farmers who will see a dramatic change. Nicky Wood who has just finished a photography course at Exeter College has been doing a photographic project documenting the day to day lives of lamb and beef farmers on Dartmoor, capturing Dartmoor hill farming during this time of uncertainty. While these hardy farmers...

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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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