Dancing, falconry and fairy tales at  Buckland Abbey’s Elizabethan Weekend
Sep25

Dancing, falconry and fairy tales at Buckland Abbey’s Elizabethan Weekend

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September, Buckland Abbey just outside Plymouth hosts its annual Elizabethan celebration. Throughout the weekend, visitors can join in with authentic Elizabethan merriment that would have been frequent entertainment at Buckland Abbey, Sir Francis Drake’s former home. Buckland Abbey will be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the Elizabethan era, with falconers on the lawn, dancing in the Great...

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Multi million pound campaign launched to save ancient Ausewell Woods
Sep24

Multi million pound campaign launched to save ancient Ausewell Woods

Two of the country’s largest conservation charities are joining forces, hoping to raise £2 million to buy and restore precious ancient woodland found at Ausewell Woods, near Ashburton. National conservation charities The Woodland Trust and The National Trust are working collaboratively to secure the future of the beautiful woods found in the Dart Valley, with plans to restore the natural ancient woodland to its former glory and allow...

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The lost paintings of Manaton
Sep23

The lost paintings of Manaton

‘A Manaton Century’, a beautiful new book has been launched by writer Simon Butler after the discovery of ‘lost paintings’ and drawings by artist and teacher William Henry Jones. His granddaughter has given sixty paintings and drawings to raise money for local causes. William Henry Jones moved to Manaton to teach at the village school in the early 1900s until his death in 1923. While many of the approximately 400 paintings and...

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Sumptuous new book by Bovey Tracey artist Rosie Sanders
Sep22

Sumptuous new book by Bovey Tracey artist Rosie Sanders

Award-winning and hugely popular local artist Rosie Sanders is bringing out a sumptuous new book this month, titled ‘Rosie Sanders’ Roses: A celebration in botanical art’, which showcases the beauty of the rose in Rosie’s characteristically vivid and resplendent style. Published by Batsford, Rosie Sanders’ Roses contains 44 watercolour portraits of roses with additional drawings and watercolour sketches made on site. Rosie often...

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Dog Owners Beware Traps
Sep21

Dog Owners Beware Traps

Dog owners in the Chagford area are warned that a dog was seriously injured recently while on a walk with its owner on Nattadon Hill just outside the town. Nattadon is populated with many rabbits. The dog wandered into ferns then started howling and reappeared with blood pouring from its almost severed tail. The dog, named Nessa, was rushed home by her owner Graham Stoodley who immediately called a mobile vet service because of the...

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Delights at  Ashburton Food Festival
Sep20

Delights at Ashburton Food Festival

The town of Ashburton was bathed in sunshine for the ninth annual Ashburton Food and Drink Festival. Thousands of people went from stall to stall looking, tasting and smelling some of the delights available, from Thai to World Food, pizza to brownies, beer to gin and vodka, cakes to ice cream. A number of streets were closed off so people could wander around safely and music was played throughout the day in different parts of the...

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