View from the Whitehouse
Oct19

View from the Whitehouse

We’ve got chickens. It’s lovely to have fresh, free-range eggs and, up until now, the chooks haven’t been much trouble. That is, as long as you don’t mind legging it to the paddock in dressing gown and wellies at 10pm because you forgot to shut them in … and you understand that chickens like dying. They’re like sheep in that respect. Mike, our local farmer, asked us to keep an eye out for sheep on their backs when we moved here....

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Dartmoor Real Ale Trail
Oct19

Dartmoor Real Ale Trail

The real ale drinkers guide to Dartmoor pubs. A Dartmoor Real Ale Trail, featuring 39 pubs on and around the moor, has been launched by local business Dartmoor Accommodation. The brainchild of owner, Lisa Jenkins and Julian Tarrant-Boyce, the Dartmoor Real Ale Trail lists the pubs, their ales and amenities and also features a fun and informative map of the area. “Our research has shown The Dartmoor Real Ale Trail should be popular...

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Maidenhead come from behind to beat Ivybridge
Oct19

Maidenhead come from behind to beat Ivybridge

Maidenhead welcomed Ivybridge to the Braywick Bowl, in possibly the first ever meeting between the two sides, if not, the first in a very long time. Ivybridge enter this game full of confidence, following 3 consecutive victories, including impressive away wins at Newbury, and Lydney. The match started well for Maidenhead, with their number 8, Dave Cole, going over for a try early in the first-half. However, Maidenhead immediately let...

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Innovative folk trio Lady Maisery to play Tavistock Wharf
Oct19

Innovative folk trio Lady Maisery to play Tavistock Wharf

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing and intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voices. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a...

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Clive the 99p caravan
Oct19

Clive the 99p caravan

When Dartmoor photographer Rebecca Blades was starting out 18 months ago she needed a place that she could use as a studio and came up with the idea to buy a caravan and create a mobile studio. After searching on eBay she eventually found ‘Clive’ a tiny, scruffy, dirty caravan and bought it for 99p. Rebecca transported the caravan back to Devon and set about transforming it into a gleaming, but small mobile photographic studio which...

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