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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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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