Craft Festival is a sell out
Sep19

Craft Festival is a sell out

Fairwood Turner Jacob wood turning a bowl on a pole lathe – Photgraphs Copyright Chris Saville Craft Festival Bovey Tracey made a stunning return last weekend as close to 6,000 people visited the three-day event, which returned to Mill Marsh Park after an absence of eighteen months. Over 200 of the finest craft businesses from across the UK exhibited, 20 workshops were hosted, and live craft demonstrations were enjoyed by many....

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Free fruit and vegetable boxes offer Devon’s children a healthy start
Sep18

Free fruit and vegetable boxes offer Devon’s children a healthy start

Two and a half thousand families in Devon can sign up to receive a seasonal fruit and vegetable box this Autumn as part of an initiative to help raise awareness of the government’s Healthy Start scheme, which is due to go digital later this year. The ‘Get a Healthy Start’ box contains fresh fruit and vegetables and simple plant-based recipe ideas, with tips on how to swap or add ingredients (including meat and fish) and prevent food...

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Consultation on draft revisions to Dartmoor’s byelaws
Sep17

Consultation on draft revisions to Dartmoor’s byelaws

Dartmoor National Park Authority recently agreed draft proposals to review Dartmoor’s byelaws. There will now be a public consultation to start week beginning 20th September The byelaws are in place to protect the special qualities of Dartmoor National Park including its wildlife, habitats, cultural heritage, archaeology, and the livestock that graze the commons. The current set of byelaws regulating access on the commons has been in...

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Thomas the Tank Engine™ character ‘Oliver’ may return to steam again to celebrate South Devon Railway’s 150th anniversary year
Sep17

Thomas the Tank Engine™ character ‘Oliver’ may return to steam again to celebrate South Devon Railway’s 150th anniversary year

No 1420, AKA ‘Oliver’ pictured in 2006 at South Devon Railway on a Sunday ‘Milk Train’ run The six-week long, nationwide ‘Love Your Railway’ campaign which ran from 26th July to 6th September, saw the South Devon Railway (SDR) actively involved in many family-themed events. The overhaul of ‘Oliver’, one of the classic steam loco characters from the late Rev Wilbert Awdry’s now world-famous Thomas the Tank Engine™ series of children’s...

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Gilbert’s Big Belstone Tor Challenge
Sep17

Gilbert’s Big Belstone Tor Challenge

The North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team celebrate with Gilbert and Jane at the top of the Tor – Photographs © Chris Saville Gilbert (Gilby’) and Jane Taylor were lifelong hillwalkers, until Multiple Sclerosis cruelly put an end to Gilby’s wanderings. They moved to beautiful Belstone, but from their garden there is a tantalising and taunting view of the pyramid of Belstone Tor. No hillwalker could look at that hill without a...

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