Devonshire August September 16

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Devon's Countryside, Events, History and Wildlife

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Interesting times

2016 has certainly been eventful so far

It’s been a momentous year, there’s no doubt that the political

spectators amongst you will be enthralled at the spectacle

continuing to unroll at Westminster - beware the Ides of July

springs to mind. Thankfully, Andy Murray’s great win

brought us all much cheer (pity he’s not a Devonian), let’s

hope that Lewis Hamilton can secure a win to raise our

spirits further.

Here in Devon things move at a much more

sedate pace, although the months of August

and September are the pinnacle of the hectic

events calendar. It’s amazing just how

many great events there are to be enjoyed.

Incidentally, if you need to know what’s on

in your local area, don’t forget you can visit

the HubCast websites which have the most

detailed event listings for Devon. The team

here are currently working on a top level

‘Devon’ website which will bring all the major

events together into one place from across

the seven regional HubCast websites we run.

Additionally, major changes are coming

shortly to the mobile version of HubCast,

which now accounts for over 50% of the total

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This issue of Devonshire sees Guy Peters

reminisce on that most English of institutions,

the pub. I have to confess that it breaks the

heart to see how so many pubs have been

taken over by the coffee shop chains. Take one

of my own local pubs, The Old Ship, Sidmouth,

a 14th century Inn with a long history of

serving the town over many centuries.

Now lost to the Costa group, which for me

represents a significant loss to the town. Also

included in this issue is The Countryman

(Chris Taylor), who opens a window into his

natural world, the subject being game fishing.

We also include a feature on Devon museums

which provide a vital role in our community,

responsible as they are for preserving our

social history which is particularly important

in these times of change. You’ll also see an

extended photographic feature on Rome - it’s

a staggering place if you’re interested in

ancient Rome, the existing buildings have

to be seen to be believed.

We’ve been delighted recently to receive a

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DEVONSHIRE

4. Editor's Letter

The latest from the Editor.

9. Letterbox

Regional news snippets.

14. The Countryman

Nature with Chris Taylor.

16. What's On

Sourced from HubCast.

26. Devon's Museums

Artefacts from across Devon.

30. Great Night Out

Enjoy great food & live music.

32. Overnight Stay

The Cary Arms, Babbacombe.

36. Food Review

Oxenham Arms, South Zeal.

40. Guy Peters

Times, they are a changin.

44. Roman Holiday

The Editor visits Rome.

56. Nelson's Column

By Devonshire's John Fisher.

57. Art Exhibitions

Art events from HubCast.

66. Fashion & Beauty

Great places to indulge yourself.

70. But here's the thing...

Expounding from John Fisher.

71. Devonshire Home

Essential Home Reference Guide.

74. Refreshing Kitchens

Getting a new look with more space.

89. FruitFinder org

Helping preserve our orchards.

90. Yellingham Farm

"Bonjour Nell & Jim..." by Janet East.

92. Equine Learning

Child safety - Natalie Bucklar.

93. 'Wilson'

By Richard Woodward.

93. The Old Vet'nary

A Time Lost - K.Watson.

94. Life Matters

The Aspire charity.

97. Copplestone Cross

Another of Devon's historic gems.

98. Financial Planning

With IFA Helen Mulvaney.

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Two years - Honiton’s Beehive venue

Two years after its initial opening,

the Beehive has become a thriving,

self-sustaining, community arts

centre. Not only is it home to the

town council, it regularly hosts

meetings, talks and events for

many other organisations and is

run almost entirely by a friendly

team of volunteers and directors.

With a series of sell out events

ranging from fabulous folk with

“Show of Hands”, “Police Dog Hogan”

and “Mad Dog Mcrea” to the ever

popular, quality, amateur drama

groups; Honiton Community Theatre

Company, WHOOPS, and comedy

with Henning Wehn, The Beehive

is quickly earning an enviable

reputation as a quality South West

venue. Excellent theatre in June,

from the award winning physical

comedy company Le Navet Bête

with “The Wonderful Wizard of

Oz” and “A Midsummer Nightʼs

Dream” from the Bristol Old Vic

theatre school add to the varied

programme. As well as having a

top of the range sound system

there is also a full digital cinema

with 7 metre screen. The weekly

films are extremely popular and

the new satellite receiver and dish

about to be fitted, means that the

eagerly anticipated live streaming

of theatre, concerts, special events

and ballet will soon be added to

the programme of exciting things

happening at the Beehive.

Visit: www.beehivehoniton.co.uk

Local Racing Success

Local racing driver Harry Tincknell has

got off to a flying start with his team,

JOTA Sport, in the European Le Mans

Series. Born in Exeter, the 24-year-old

drives for British endurance motor

racing team JOTA Sport, operating

under G-Drive Racing, and is currently

competing in the European Le Mans

Series (ELMS).

Harry has high hopes for the season

ahead, having already achieved solid

results at Silverstone and Imola to kick

start the season. His team, JOTA Sport,

have earned a reputation as one of

the most dominant teams in Europe,

thanks to success in previous races

including Le Mans. Follow Harry’s

progress this season on Twitter by

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Taking the property

market to new heights

A North Devon estate agent is

using drones to take the property

market to new heights. Marchant

Mason Prestige Property Agents

in Barnstaple was created from a

passion for marketing and luxury

property. James Marchant, a partner

at the agency, is also the successful

founder and CEO of Eye Sky Group,

which has the largest fleet of

unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

and drones in the UK. Itʼs this keen

interest in unique ways of marketing,

such as aerial photography, which

led to Marchant Masonʼs launch

earlier this year.

James said: “We all have a strong

A Gold Award for Devonshire magazine

Devonshire magazine have been

delighted to receive a Gold Award

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Devonshire magazine’s Nigel Jones,

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are recognised by an advertising

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Inspector. What’s excellent is the

way the comparison demonstrates in

James Marchant

detail how our high scoring was achieved

- through extensive, high quality editorial

and photography, massive reach and

by providing outstanding value to our

advertisers.

You can see Devonshire magazine’s

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background in property and creative

marketing, so it seemed fitting that

we start an estate agency here in

North Devon. Weʼre focusing on

prestige properties because we

feel we can give them the type of

marketing they need and deserve.

Having worked in the property

sector for over 15 years, we have

seen a lot of formulaic and tired

marketing methods being used

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aiming to turn this around by

showcasing properties in creative

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Devon gallery White Space Art will

open a second exhibition space in

Salcombe this summer to accompany

its Totnes gallery. Owner Jolyon White

(above) is excited about the venture.

“We are really pleased to have this

opportunity. After 13 years, the time is

right to start something new, Salcombe

is a beautiful town and the building

has real character.” They will take over

the charming Coves Quay Gallery,

an old warehouse tucked away off

the alternative, bustling Island Street.

White Space was founded in 2003

by Jolyon and his artist wife, Sarah

Bowman. Over the years, the gallery

has steadily grown its reputation as

a place where established artists and

emerging talent can be seen together.

They are also regulars on the London

art fair circuit, taking regional artists

to a wider market. Meanwhile Sarah

Bowman has become a highly regarded

and collectable painter in her own right.

The White Space summer exhibition

starts 23 July in both galleries, featuring

new work by gallery artists.

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The COUNTRYMAN

CHRIS TAYLOR

The COUNTRYMAN

Chris lives in the north Devon

countryside at the confluence of

the Mole and Bray Rivers. Raised

on a farm, with a degree in

Agricultural Zoology, Chris moved

into Farm Management and more

recently into Estate Management

and Consultancy. Over the

past 50 years his passions cover

all aspects of the countryside,

wildlife, conservation,agriculture

and country pursuits.

Photos copyright C. Taylor

Devon from Dusk to Dawn...

Young Swallows

Slow Worm in retreat

Spotted Flycatcher on nest

As I sit down to write this the

countryside looks so different to

when I wrote last. The arable crops,

cut silage and hay fields make a

patchwork of colours which will be

even more pronounced once the

harvest is gathered and fields are

ploughed ready for sowing again

in autumn. The first of the swallows

and house martin's young

have now fledged and

many will be laying

a second clutch. Not

that many years ago

in my small barn a

clutch hatched on the

25 August, the presence

of these agile

and industrious birds

really stretches out

summer to my mind

and, like sighting

the first each spring,

those amassing on the phone

lines in September heralds their

imminent departure. However it

was pointed out to me that hatching

so late may mean that the

young are not sufficiently strong

to make it back to Africa and even

the adults may not have gained

enough energy reserves for that

journey either. This year for some

unexplained reason, the house

martin arrived in numbers in April

and then seemed to disappear,

One

monster

salmon

caught in

the Taw

weighted

61lb (1923)

reappearing at the end of June

and started to nest straight away.

Through July it was possible to

find the spotted red deer calves

with the hinds in small groups,

but as summer progresses they

will be easier to find and by September

the hinds and calves will

be in sizable herds on Exmoor,

up to 100 strong.

The stags have kept

themselves very

much to themselves

through the summer

and whilst the antlers

regrow, they find hot

weather very irritating,

flies pester them

especially when the

delicate velvet that

covers the rapidly

growing antlers gets

damaged or starts to fall off.

The seasons and our weather

not only determines the success

or failure of our breeding birds

and mammals, how the crops

yield for farmers, but close to my

heart, how the fishing will turn

out in our rivers, especially here

in North Devon.

The river Taw which rises on

Dartmoor and it's main tributaries

the Mole and Bray which

rise on Exmoor, are renowned for

the salmon and sea trout fishing.

Recently when doing research on

these rivers, I found records of

salmon caught in the Taw which

weighed 61lbs (that was in 1923).

Highbullen's stretch of the Mole

In the 1930's, salmon over 30lbs

were often caught on rod and line.

Sadly, those days have long

gone. Time doesn't allow me

to expand on this, but there are

many experts who have written

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Mischeivous otters

Stooks of Triticale grown for thatching - S.Molton

books on the subject. However,

climate change, industrial fishing

in the North Atlantic where the

salmon spend most of their lives

and the changes to land use are

considered the main contributing

factors.

I have now fished this river since

the mid seventies and for those like

me who enjoy this sport, we

are fishing for adult salmon

which are returning to the

river where they started life.

Having spent the first year or

two in the river, they migrate

to sea and spend up to four

years feeding off Greenland.

Now, most returning to the

Taw are around 10 lbs. In my

time managing many beats

on the river, one fisherman

did catch a 24 lb salmon in

2000. Salmon return to the

river mainly from spring to

autumn as they make their

way upstream to spawn in

November.

That gives the briefest of

descriptions of the salmon life

cycle and it's the returning salmon

us fisher folk pursue with rod and

line as fly fisherman. Salmon don't

feed in fresh water but for some

unknown reason will, in certain

conditions, rise and take a fly, at

which point one's heart 'stops'.

Sea trout are also returning to the

rivers and in the biggest numbers

in July. To the untrained, salmon

and sea trout look very similar.

The sea trout is the same species

as the brown trout, which for

some reason decide to spend

part of it's life feeding in coastal

waters and then returns to rivers

to spawn. However, though some

return to the river they started

life in, they do return to any river.

Both salmon and sea trout can

be caught during the day when

the rivers are in spate, when the

water is high and coloured but this

summer so far, the rivers are low

and the best time to catch sea

trout is at dusk and through the

night to morning. Fishing at night

is tremendous fun and if you are

a fisherman I would recommend

you put this on your bucket list.

Often the take is vicious and the

sea trout leave the water several

feet into the air trying to the throw

the hook. The problem is that as

you can only just see, you are

never to sure where the fish is. At

Stag lying in the Gorse

dusk the countryside goes quiet

and other wildlife experiences

often unfold before you. Otters

are a common occurrence even

coming as close as a couple of

metres (see photo at top), as well

as bats, dippers and kingfishers.

Deer may cross the river and on

one occasion a badger came down

to drink a few yards from where

I was fishing. The fishing season

finishes at the end of September

on the Taw system and though

it is a small river, catches can

be very good. My best friend

George, (from University days)

and I, had 7 salmon and 4 sea

trout in August last year, this is

exceptional fishing, more were

lost that day as well!

More recently I couldn't resist the

draw of the river and on the Highbullen

hotel beat at Hermitage

pool, I had what is a magical experience

with a salmon. No I didn't

hook it but this pool is such good

fun to fish. It can only be fished

from the bank and timing is so

important, to keep ones silhouette

from being seen. So keeping a low

profile, with the last of the evening

light to my back, I very slowly

fished down the pool. Knowing

full well half way down is always

a great spot for a resting salmon.

I could clearly see my fly on the

retrieve and once halfway

across the pool there is the

outline of a salmon following

the fly through the water 18

inches down. Slowly it turned

away probably back to it's

lie. This is encouraging, this

fish was in the taking mode,

so I try again, cast carefully,

repeating my previous cast,

mending the line slightly

upstream and sure enough

up it comes again, but no

more than an inquisitive look.

What fun this fishing can be!

This is not the first time this

has happened on this pool

to me. I have explained the

thrill to many a fisherman

and so far at least 5 others

have had the experience, better

still, most have hooked theirs.

Countryman's Diary

Early AUGUST

Purple heather on the coastal cliffs

Mid AUGUST

Swifts leave for the south

SEPTEMBER

Wheatears, Flycatchers, Redstarts and

Swallows, Sand Martins and House

Martin migrate south

AUG & SEPT

Great for butterflies and blackberry

picking, as well as wild field

mushrooms.

Coastal Bass fishing at it's best

Conservation is now the main

target and though both these fish

species make excellent eating, all

who fish this river try to return

80% plus of those caught and

there are strict limits on those

taken to eat.

Chris about to net a 4.lb grilse on the river Taw

Chris Taylor

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Ilfracombe Town Council,

The Ilfracombe Centre,

Ilfracombe, 6.30pm.

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SEATON CARNIVAL DAY

03 Sep - The first

Illuminated Carnival on the

East Devon Circuit, Seaton

& District Lions Club,

Seaton Sea Front, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

BARNSTAPLE CARNIVAL

2016

17 Sep - Saturday carnival

with stalls, entertainment

and firework display,

Barnstaple Carnival, Town

Centre, Barnstaple, 6.00pm.

Children

PIRATE WEEK

Until 05 Aug - Captain

Jack and his crew are

back for more piratical fun,

Powderham Castle, Kenton,

Exeter, 11.00am to 5.30pm.

LAUNDRY DAY

Until 23 Aug - Get some

hands-on experience of the

work of a 1930s laundry

maid! Coleton Fishacre,

Brownstone Road, Kingswear,

11.00am to 3.00pm.

WILD WEDNESDAYS

Until 24 Aug - Come along to

tick off some 50 things to do

before you're 11 3/4, Coleton

Fishacre, Brownstone Road,

Kingswear, 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

WILD WEST WEDNESDAY!

Until 31 Aug - We're havin'

a rootin' tootin' time every

Wednesday during the

summer holidays, World

of Country Life, World of

Country Life, Exmouth,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

SUMMER HOLIDAY

ACTIVITIES

Until 31 Aug - Entertain the

kids this summer with crafts,

face painting and a holiday

hunt, The Donkey Sanctuary

Sidmouth, Slade House

Farm, Sidmouth, 11.00am

to 3.00pm.

SUMMER FUN!

Until 02 Sep - Tons of fun

for everyone this summer

at World of Country Life,

Exmouth! World of Country

Life, World of Country Life,

Exmouth, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

ENGLISH RIVIERA CATS

TRAIL

Until 04 Sep - You are

challenged to find the 20

ceramic cats displayed

around Torbay! Torquay

Museum, 529 Babbacombe

Road, Torquay.

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HEDDON VALLEY FUN DAY

04 Aug - A day of fun

outdoor activities in the

Heddon Valley, North Devon

National Trust, Heddon

Valley, Parracombe, 11.00am

to 2.00pm.

WONDERLAND WEEK

07 Aug to 12 Aug - A second

week of Wonderland Tea

party Mayhem, Powderham

Castle, Kenton, Exeter,

11.00am to 5.30pm.

ROBIN HOOD WEEK

14 Aug to 19 Aug - Get ready

for some swashbuckling

pocketwatch action with out

Clock and

Watch Repair

Expert and professional

repairs to all types of

clocks and watches.

A wide range of watches

and clocks also available

for sale.

D. J. Offord

01626 364766

merry men, Powderham

Castle, Kenton, Exeter,

11.00am to 5.30pm.

5 Union Street Newton Abbot

HEDDON VALLEY FUN DAY

18 Aug - A day of fun

outdoor activities in the

Heddon Valley, North Devon

National Trust, Heddon

Valley, Parracombe, 11.00am

to 2.00pm.

PIRATES AND MERMAIDS

WEEK

21 Aug to 29 Aug - Captain

Jack and his pocketwatch

crew bring the summer

themes to a close,

Powderham Castle, Kenton,

Exeter, 11.00am to 5.30pm.

ILLYRIA, AHOY! OR

PIRATE SHAKESPEARE

24 Aug - Illyria, Ahoy! or‚

Pirate Shakespeare, Marine

Theatre, Church Street, Lyme

Regis, 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

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KENNAWAY CRAFT FAIR

Until 05 Aug - on the lawn & in the

house, as well as Folk Week music and

workshops.

SIDMOUTH’S FIRST FOOD FESTIVAL

13 Aug - on the lawn & in the Cellar

Bar, all day.

JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON

28 Aug - with Pete Allen Jazz Band,

3-5pm.

Tel. (01395)

515551

Sidmouth

www.kennawayhouse.org.uk

ROB CRISP SOLO ART EXHIBITION

01 to 11 Sep.

ART BEAT EXHIBITION

16 to 25 Sep.

MEET THE AUTHOR: JANE HAWKING

20 Sep - Doors open at 7pm for

7.30pm start. Tickets: £12 including a

glass of wine on arrival. Admission at

the door £13.50.

LOOKING FOR LOVE THIS SUMMER?

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Caroline Crowther is

a truly local personal

introduction agency

helping you meet

someone new in your

area. We offer a long

term personal service

until you find your

perfect match.

For a professional

and personal service

call 0800 180 4788

or 01934 744788

Choirs

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

MALE VOICE CHOIR

CONCERT

10 Sep - Concert in aid

of The Sid Valley Memory

Cafe's Campaign for an

Admiral Nurse, Sid Valley

Memory Cafe, All Saints

Church, Sidmouth, 7.30pm

to 9.30pm.

ALICE VICKERY; SINGER

14 Sep - Alice Vickery; Singer

Mark Smith; Accompaniment

Plymouth Music Accord

Concert, Jeanie Moore MVO,

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel,

Plymouth, 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

Classical

Music

CONCERT

01 Sep - Gifted musicians,

Tasmin Waley-Cohen &

friends play Beethoven,

Shumann & Ravel, Lower

Pulworthy, Highampton,

Hatherleigh, 7.30pm.

LATE SUMMER CONCERT

SERIES

18 Sep - Sean Tucker

(Organist of Wimborne

Minster) will be giving an

organ recital, Lyme Regis

Organ School, St Michael

the Archangel, Lyme Regis,

3.00pm to 4.00pm.

LATE SUMMER CONCERT

SERIES

25 Sep - Ricky Romain will

be giving a recital of Indian

classical music, Lyme Regis

Organ School, St Michael

the Archangel, Lyme Regis,

3.00pm to 4.00pm.

Collectors

SEATON DOWN HOARD: A

FIRST GLIMPSE

Until 26 Sep - Thanks to a

number of donations and

grants, the Seaton Down

Hoard has been purch, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum -

RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

DEVON ANTIQUE FAIR

13 Aug - Large antiques

and collectors fair, Matford

Centre, Exeter City Council,

Exeter, 9.00am to 4.30pm.

SEATON DOWN HOARD: A

FIRST GLIMPSE

26 Sep to 26 Nov - Thanks

to a number of donations

and grants, the Seaton Down

Hoard has been purch, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum -

RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

Comedy

JOE PASQUALE

03 Aug - £20.00 flat and

£22.00 raised seating,

Exmouth Pavilion, The

Esplanade, Exmouth, 7.30pm

to 11.00pm.

JOE PASQUALE

12 Aug - Delightful stand-up

comedian returns to the

Landmark, Landmark

Theatre, Seafront, Ilfracombe,

8.00pm.

EXETER COMEDY GROVE

09 Sep - Exeter Comedy

Grove Brings You The Very

Best In Live Stand Up

Comedy, Barnfield Theatre,

Barnfield Road, Exeter,

8.00pm.

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ROD STEVENS COMEDY

HYPNOTIST NIGHT

10 Sep - World's top comedy

on Saturday evening, West

Devon Club, 3 Abbey Place,

Tavistock.

TIM FITZHIGHAM AS WILL

KEMPE

17 Sep - Tim Fitzhigham as

Will Kempe Shakespeare's

Stand-, World Unlimited

Devon, Kingskerswell Parish

Church, Newton Abbot,

7.00pm to 10.30pm.

Fairs

CLOVELLY LIFEBOAT

WEEKEND

06 Aug to 07 Aug - Held in

aid of the RNLI, this popular

event is a celebration of the

Clovelly lif, Clovelly, Estate

Office, Clovelly, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

THE DONKEY

SANCTUARY'S SUMMER

FAIR

14 Aug - Family-fun day

with food and drink, stalls,

Punch and Judy, and

bouncy castles, The Donkey

Sanctuary Sidmouth, The

Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth,

10.00am to 4.00pm.

MIND BODY SPIRIT @

CRAFT FAIR

20 Aug to 21 Aug - Free

Entrance Free Talks/

Demonstrations Free Parking

and Café on site, Plymouth

Psychic Development,

Woolwell Centre, Plymouth,

11.00am to 5.00pm.

COMICCON FAIR

26 Aug - Adults £5.00 under

14s £3.00, Exmouth Pavilion,

The Esplanade, Exmouth,

10.30am to 7.00pm.

MONMOUTH REBELLION

RE-ENACTMENT

27 Aug to 28 Aug - The

Taunton Garrison prepares

for battle from their camp,

with action all day, Forde

Abbey & Gardens, Historic

House & Gardens, Chard,

10.00am to 4.00pm.

WIDECOMBE FAIR 2016

13 Sep - Traditional fair &

Folk Festival, Widecombe

Fair, Widecombe In The Moor,

Newton Abbot.

BARNSTAPLE FAIR

14 Sep to 17 Sep - Fair

proclamation ceremony on

Saturday. Barnstaple fair

Wednesday to Saturday,

Barnstaple Town Council,

Barum House, Barnstaple,

11.00am.

Festivals

FOOD & DRINK

AZTEC BISTRO -

DIP'N'DINE WITH FREE

SOFT PLAY

Until 02 Oct - Dip 'n' Dine

packages: £12 adult, £6

child, £2 toddler with free

soft play, TLH Leisure Resort,

TLH Carlton Hotel, Torquay,

9.00am to 9.00pm.

CLOVELLY LOBSTER AND

CRAB FEAST

04 Sep - Clovelly celebrates

its famous lobsters and

crabs sustainably caught

by its fish, Clovelly, Estate

Office, Clovelly, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

SUPPER AT

CONVERSATIONS AT

TRILL

09 Sep - Join an inspiring

talk followed by a 3 course

supper, Trill Farm, Musbury,

Axminster, 7.00pm.

GENERAL

SEATON CARNIVAL

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

28 Aug - The annual Classic

Car Show returns at the start

of CarnivaL week, Seaton &

District Lions Club, Seaton

Sea Front, Seaton, 9.30am

to 4.30pm.

SAYING GOODBYE -BABY

LOSS SUPPORT CHARITY

03 Sep - Remembrance

service for anyone who has

lost a child in pregnancy or

at birth, The Mariposa Trust,

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter,

1.30pm to 2.30pm.

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DADFEST 2016 "BEST

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16 Sep to 18 Sep - The only

festival in the UK just for

dads and children, Dadfest,

Forest and Beach Centre,

Kingsbridge, 3.00pm to

4.00pm.

LYME REGIS ARTSFEST

2016

17 Sep to 02 Oct - Annual

festival: special exhibitions,

open studios, craft markets,

drama/music, Lyme Regis

ArtsFest, Lyme Regis, Lyme

Regis.

APPLEDORE BOOK

FESTIVAL 2016

23 Sep to 02 Oct - Popular

festival with a mission to

spread a love of reading/

learning in Devon, Appledore

Book Festival, Across

Appledore, Appledore.

AUTUMN GALA AT LYNTON

& BARNSTAPLE RAILWAY

24 Sep to 25 Sep - Several

engines in steam, marquee

attractions, real ale, cider,

BBQ/much more, Lynton

& Barnstaple Railway

Trust, Woody Bay Station,

Parracombe.

Sidmouth Folk Week

3 DAY RIVERSIDE

BEER, MUSIC & FAMILY

FESTIVAL

30 Sep to 02 Oct - Festival

in aid of North Devon Air

Ambulance & Children's

Hospice South West,

Riverside Caravan &

Camping Park, Marsh Lane,

South Molton.

MUSIC

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05 Aug - £18.50 - early bird

ticket £16.50 until 312st May

2016, Exmouth Pavilion, The

Esplanade, Exmouth, 8.00pm

to 11.00pm.

DARTMOOR FOLK

FESTIVAL - OXENHAM

ARMS

05 Aug to 07 Aug - Dancing

and singing in all rooms

and gardens. Oxenham Beer

Festival also, The Oxenham

Arms, Main Street, South

Zeal.

DARTMOOR FOLK

FESTIVAL 2016

05 Aug to 07 Aug -

Traditional friendly festival

with local and national

artists, Dartmoor Folk

Festival, Address, South Zeal.

PARTY IN THE PARK,

OKEHAMPTON

06 Aug - Party in the Park

finale with the competition

winners of three heats,

Okehampton Battle of the

Bands, Simmons Park,

Okehampton.

LAND OF THE GIANTS

ACOUSTIC

09 Aug - You can expect

some Giant happenings this

summer; new sounds, new

tracks , World Unlimited

Devon, Kingskerswell Parish

Church, Newton Abbot,

7.00pm to 10.30pm.

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TRANSYLVANIA

12 Aug - This is going to

be a real special night in

Kingskerswell do not miss!

World Unlimited Devon,

Kingskerswell Parish Church,

Newton Abbot, 7.00pm to

10.30pm.

BLACKDOWN HILLS BEER

& MUSIC FESTIVAL

12 Aug to 13 Aug -

Celebrating our 20th Year

with an amazing music

line up and 40 plus beers,

Blackdown Hills Beer and

Music Festival, Cherry Hayes

Farm, Smeatharpe.

INTO THE SHADOWS

19 Aug - Tickets : £16.50,

Exmouth Pavilion, The

Esplanade, Exmouth, 8.00pm

to 11.00pm.

TEAPFEST 2016

26 Aug to 28 Aug - Live

Music Event 1 The Square

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Golden Lion Tap, The Square,

Barnstaple, 6.00pm to

12.00am.

THE FAB BEATLES

28 Aug - FREE Event,

Exmouth Pavilion, The

Esplanade, Exmouth, 4.00pm

to 6.00pm.

LAUREN HOUSLEY

04 Sep - 'Sweet Surrender'

smoulders. Lauren Housley

is as convincing as they

come, World Unlimited Devon,

Kingskerswell Parish Church,

Newton Abbot, 7.00pm to

10.30pm.

THE SEARCHERS

08 Sep - Tickets £20.50,

Exmouth Pavilion, The

Esplanade, Exmouth, 7.30pm

to 11.00pm.

THE MOODY BLUES' JOHN

LODGE PLUS SUPPORT

09 Sep - The Moody Blues'

John Lodge plus support

the 10,000 Light Years

Ago Tour‚Ä, Babbacombe

Theatre, Babbacombe Downs,

Torquay, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

NOELLE ET LES

PAPILLONS

10 Sep - Playing songs

from Noelle Rollings' debut

debut debut album, "French

Exchange, World Unlimited

Devon, Kingskerswell Parish

Church, Newton Abbot,

7.00pm to 10.30pm.

LAST NIGHT OF THE

PROMS

15 Sep - £9.00 & £11.00,

Exmouth Pavilion, The

Esplanade, Exmouth, 7.30pm

to 11.00pm.

ELO AGAIN

17 Sep - Tickets £19.00,

Exmouth Pavilion, The

Esplanade, Exmouth, 7.30pm

to 11.00pm.

PHIL BEER

30 Sep - An audience with

Phil Bee, World Unlimited

Devon, Kingskerswell Parish

Church, Newton Abbot,

7.00pm to 10.30pm.

Garden

PLANT IT, GROW IT, EAT IT

02 Aug to 04 Aug - Have

a go at sampling, planting

and growing vegetables in a

kitchen garden, Knightshayes

NT, Bolham, Nr Tiverton,

11.00am to 4.00pm.

YONDER HILL GARDEN ~

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07 Aug - 3 acre Garden

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& B/H Mons- No Dogs

Adults £3 Child £1, Yonder

Hill Garden, Yonder Hill,

Sidmouth, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

AUGUST- ORIENTEERING

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09 Aug to 11 Aug - Navigate

your way around the

Knightshayes orienteering

course, Knightshayes NT,

Knightshayes, Bolham, Nr

Tiverton, Tiverton, 11.00am

to 4.00pm.

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14 Aug - 3 acre Garden OPEN

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Mons- No Dogs Adults £3

Child £1, Yonder Hill Garden,

Yonder Hill, Sidmouth,

1.30pm to 4.30pm.

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MAKE A BUG HOUSE

16 Aug to 18 Aug - Join us

in the gardens to make your

own bug house to take home

with you, Knightshayes NT,

Knightshayes, Bolham, Nr

Tiverton, Tiverton, 11.00am

to 4.00pm.

CLIMB THE BIGGEST OAK

TREE IN THE UK

23 Aug to 25 Aug - Use the

climbing gear to reach the

tops of the trees. What will

you discover? Knightshayes

NT, Knightshayes, Bolham,

Nr Tiverton, Tiverton,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

MORETONHAMPSTEAD

OPEN GARDENS (NGS)

03 Sep to 04 Sep - Gorgeous

gardens and teas, plant

sales, croquet and dogs

on leads welcome, NGS

(gardens open for charity)

Devon, Moretonhampstead,

Moretonhampstead, 2.00pm

to 6.00pm.

SEEDS: GARDENER'S GIFT

BY NEIL LOVESEY

09 Sep - A practical,

educational and entertaining

talk on seeds, Kilmington

Gardening Club, Kilmington

Village Hall, Axminster,

7.30pm to 9.00pm.

OTTERTON GARDEN CLUB

- AUTUMN SHOW

10 Sep - Otterton Garden

Club, Otterton Village Hall,

Otterton, 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

UPLYME & LYME REGIS

HORTICULTURAL

SOCIETY: TA

28 Sep - Wednesday evening

talk by TV & radio presenter,

Chris Beardshaw, Uplyme &

Lyme Regis Horticultural Soc,

Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme

Regis, 7.30pm.

Markets

MARKET DAYS

SEATON ARTISAN MARKET

06 Aug - Beautiful arts and

crafts from local artisans.

FREE entrance, Seaton Town

Development Team, Windsor

Gardens, Seaton, 10.00am

to 3.00pm.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

STREET MARKET

29 Aug - ThE biggest street

market of the year on Seaton

Sea Front, Seaton & District

Lions Club, Seaton Sea Front,

Seaton, 8.00am to 4.30pm.

SEATON ARTISAN MARKET

03 Sep - Beautiful arts and

crafts from local artisans.

FREE entrance, Seaton Town

Development Team, Windsor

Gardens, Seaton, 10.00am

to 3.00pm.

INDOOR MARKET

BARNSTAPLE PANNIER

MARKET

Historic covered pannier

market open six day a week,

Barnstaple Pannier Market,

Butchers Row, Barnstaple.

TAVISTOCK PANNIER

MARKET

Until 02 Jul - Market is open

daily Tuesday to Saturday &

attracts customers from far

& wide, Tavistock Pannier

Market, Tavistock, 9.00am

to 4.30pm.

NORTH DEVON ANTIQUE

MARKET

19 Jun & 17 Jul- Sunday

antique market, 25 - 30

sellers free parking..no

admission fee, South Molton

Pannier Market, Broad

Square, South Molton,

10.00am to 4.00pm.

MARKET DAYS

WOOLACOMBE MARKET

Mon - Open air market

with dozens of stalls with

reputable established

traders, Woolacombe Open

Air Market, Lee Cross Farm,

Mortehoe, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Opera

MORWELLHAM QUAY

SUMMER OPENING

Until 29 Aug - Morwellham

has a long & interesting past,

and a wealth of historical

buildings, Morwellham Quay,

Address, Tavistock, 10.00am

to 6.00pm.

SAMURAI: WARRIORS OF

JAPAN

Until 04 Sep - New exhibition

- Enter the World of the

Samurai, Torquay Museum,

529 Babbacombe Road,

Torquay, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

MAPPERTON HOUSE

Until 22 Sep - Mapperton

House - open every

day except Fridays &

Saturdays until 31st October,

Mapperton Manor, Address,

Beaminster, 12.00am to

4.00pm.

AXMINSTER HERITAGE

CENTRE & MUSEUM

Until 11 Sep - AXMINSTER

Come and discover the story

of Axminster, Axminster

Heritage, Thomas Whitty

House, Axminster.

THE HUNT FOR

NORTH HALL MANOR,

WIDECOMBE

04 Aug - Evening Lecture to

be given by Andrew Crabb,

Dartmoor Archaeologist,

Devon Rural Archive,

Shilstone, Modbury, 7.00pm

to 8.30pm.

TIVVY TEXTILES FAMILY

DAY

13 Aug - Discover how

textiles have been made

in Tiverton through the

ages, Tiverton Museum of

Mid Devon, Becks Square,

Tiverton.

GUIDED TOUR OF

SHILSTONE, NEAR

MODBURY

16 Aug - Tour of Shilstone

House and Gardens led

by DRA archaeologist Abi

Gray, Devon Rural Archive,

Shilstone, Modbury, 2.00pm

to 4.30pm.

UGBROOKE HOUSE & THE

CLIFFORDS

01 Sep - Evening Lecture by

Helen Turnbull, Archivist at

Ugbrooke House, Devon Rural

Archive, Shilstone, Modbury,

7.00pm to 8.30pm.

TRANSPORT THEMED

FAMILY DAY

03 Sep - Activities linked

with a Tivvy Bumper theme,

Tiverton Museum of Mid

Devon, Becks Square,

Tiverton.

COACH TRIP TO

BRADFORD ON AVON

15 Sep - Visit to Bradford

on Avon with a leisurely

afternoon Canal Boat

Trip, Tiverton Museum of

Mid Devon, Becks Square,

Tiverton.

AUTUMN STEAM DAY AT

COLDHARBOUR MILL !

25 Sep - See 100-year-old

engines in steam & Victorian

textile machines in action!

Coldharbour Mill Working

Wool Museum, Coldharbour,

Uffculme, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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Opera

SCREENING FROM

GLYNDEBOURNE

14 Aug - Glyndebourne

screening -Beatrice et

Benedict on Sunday

afternoon, Landmark Theatre,

Seafront, Ilfracombe, 2.00pm.

TURANDOT (FROM

SYDNEY HARBOUR)

18 Sep - Turandot (from

Sydney Harbour), The

Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton,

2.00pm to 4.15pm.

Sidmouth Classic Car Show

Rally

& Motor

DINOSAUR TRAIN‚Ñ¢

07 Aug - The Dinosaur

Train‚Ñ¢ comes to Seaton

Tramway! Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

11.00am.

BIRD HIDE ON WHEELS

12 Aug - Bird Watching with

Donald Campbell, Seaton

Tramway, Riverside Depot,

Seaton, 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

PECO LOCO WEEK

22 Aug to 26 Aug - Weeklong

series of railway

events on the Beer Heights

Light Railway, Pecorama,

Underleys, Beer, 10.00am

to 5.00pm.

"HELLO CAMPERS"

26 Aug - Maplins Holiday

camp has arrived at Seaton

Tramway! Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

7.00pm to 10.30pm.

DRIVER'S EYE

EXPERIENCE

27 Aug - Drive One of Our

Tramcars! Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

10.20am.

BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

RAILWAY GALA

27 Aug to 29 Aug - Full

steam ahead with the entire

PECO fleet in operation over

the weekend, Pecorama,

Underleys, Beer, 10.00am

to 5.00pm.

BANK HOLIDAY STEAM

DAY AT COLDHARBOUR

MILL

28 Aug - See 100-year-old

engines in steam & Victorian

textile machines in action!

Coldharbour Mill Working

Wool Museum, Coldharbour,

Uffculme, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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What's On: Aug & Sep 16

BIRD HIDE ON WHEELS

28 Aug - Bird Watching with

Ian Waite, Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

9.00am to 11.00am.

PIRATE DAY

02 Sep - The "Seaton Pearl"

sets sail once more! Seaton

Tramway, Riverside Depot,

Seaton.

Shows &

Films

THE NICE GUYS

02 Aug - Russell Crowe and

Ryan Gosling are a chalk

and cheese duo in this

fast-talking c, Pavilions

Teignmouth, The Den,

Teignmouth, 7.30pm to

9.30pm.

NO ESCAPE (FILM)

STUNNING THRILLER.

13 Aug - No Escape (film)

stunning thriller, The

Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton,

7.30pm to 10.00pm.

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13 Aug - Excellent family

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BRANCH LINE TOUR

03 Sep - Seaton Branch

Line Tour, Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

10.00am to 11.35am.

DRIVER'S EYE

EXPERIENCE

04 Sep - Drive One of Our

Tramcars! Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

10.20am.

BIRD HIDE ON WHEELS

11 Sep - Bird Watching with

Donald Campbell, Seaton

Tramway, Riverside Depot,

Seaton, 9.00am to 11.00am.

THE AMAZING VINTAGE

CLASSIC CAR RALLY!

11 Sep - The West Country

Classic Vehicle Club event

is back for its 12th year!

World of Country Life, World

of Country Life, Exmouth,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

SIDMOUTH CLASSIC CAR

SHOW

17 Sep - Enjoy a lazy day

by the sea surrounded by

a super display of classic

cars, Sidmouth Cricket Club,

fortfield Terrace, Sidmouth,

11.00am to 4.30pm.

EXPLORE SEATON

BRANCH LINE TOUR

24 Sep - Seaton Branch

Line Tour, Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

10.00am to 11.35am.

CARRY ON SCREAMING

MURDER MYSTERY

EVENING

24 Sep - Join us for a ride

on the Seaton Riviera Tram

Express! Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

7.00pm to 10.30pm.

BIRD HIDE ON WHEELS

25 Sep - Bird Watching with

Ian Waite, Seaton Tramway,

Riverside Depot, Seaton,

9.00am to 11.00am.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA

TURTLES (2D)

02 Aug - In 2014, genetically

mutated turtles Michelangelo,

Raphael, Donatello and

Leonar, Pavilions Teignmouth,

The Den, Teignmouth,

2.30pm to 4.30pm.

THE NORTH DEVON SHOW

03 Aug - Celebrating the

50th anniversary: lots

of attractions, exhibits

& trade stands, North

Devon Agricultural Show,

Umberleigh Barton Farm,

Umberleigh.

TEENAGE MUTANT

TURTLES (3D)

03 Aug - In 2014, genetically

mutated turtles Michelangelo,

Raphael, Donatello and

Leonar, Pavilions Teignmouth,

The Den, Teignmouth,

2.30pm to 4.25pm.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

RESURGENCE

04 Aug - Fantasy, Sci-Fi,

Pavilions Teignmouth, The

Den, Teignmouth, 2.30pm

to 5.00pm.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

RESURGENCE

04 Aug - Fantasy, Sci-Fi,

Pavilions Teignmouth, The

Den, Teignmouth, 7.30pm to

10.00pm.

LEARNING TO DRIVE (15)

05 Aug - Stars Ben Kingsley

as a New York taxi driver

who befriends a literary

critic, The Beehive, Dowell

Street, Honiton, 7.30pm to

9.10pm.

URINETOWN: THE

MUSICAL COMEDY

11 Aug to 13 Aug -

Performed by Honiton

Community Theatre Company,

The Beehive, Dowell Street,

Honiton, 7.30pm to 10.00pm.

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Agriculture & Horticulture

Soc, Blanchford Estate,

Cornwood.

ALMEIDA LIVE: RICHARD

III (ENCORE SCREENING)

19 Aug - Stars Ralph Fiennes

and Vanessa Redgrave, The

Beehive, Dowell Street,

Honiton, 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS:

THE MOVIE (15)

20 Aug - Jennifer Saunders

and Joanna Lumley are back

as the iconic Edina and Patsy,

The Beehive, Dowell Street,

Honiton, 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

DAD'S ARMY (2016 FILM)

20 Aug - Dad's Army (2016

Film), The Gateway, Fore

Street, Seaton, 7.30pm to

9.20pm.

THE SECRET LIFE OF

PETS (U)

20 Aug - The makers of

'Despicable Me' show us

what our pets get up to in

our absence, The Beehive,

Dowell Street, Honiton,

11.00am to 12.15am.

BUCKHAM FAIR PONY &

DOG SHOW

21 Aug - Annual event

held in August, Buckham

Fair Pony & Dog Show,

Beaminster, 9.00am.

FOX & RABBIT'S GUIDE:

THE OWL & THE PUSSYCA

25 Aug - MakeShift

Ensemble bring adventure

and humour to Edward

Lear's nonsense poem, The

Beehive, Dowell Street,

Honiton, 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

HOLSWORTHY

& STRATTON

AGRICULTURAL SHOW

25 Aug - A fun fulled

event for all the family

with entertainment all day

long, Holsworthy & Stratton

Agricultural Show, The

Showground, Holsworthy.

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NOSTALGIC CINEMA:

ROMAN HOLIDAY (U

26 Aug - Audrey Hepburn

dazzles in her 1st Hollywood

role. Dementia friendly

screening, The Beehive,

Dowell Street, Honiton,

2.00pm to 4.30pm.

ELVIS AND NIXON (15)

26 Aug - The untold true

story behind the meeting

between Elvis and President

Nixon, The Beehive, Dowell

Street, Honiton, 7.30pm to

9.30pm.

THE SECRET LIFE OF

PETS (U)

27 Aug - The makers of

'Despicable Me' show us

what our pets get up to in

our absence, The Beehive,

Dowell Street, Honiton,

3.00pm to 4.30pm.

LUSTLEIGH SHOW 2016

29 Aug - A great day out for

all the family with a packed

schedule of attractions,

Lustleigh Show, Kelly Farm,

Lustleigh.

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THE KINGSBRIDGE SHOW

03 Sep - Traditional show

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Kingsbridge Agricultural

Show, Showground,

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MUSICALS

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

Until 29 Sep - A fun evening

that will take you on an

inspirational musical journey,

Babbacombe Theatre,

Babbacombe Downs, Torquay,

8.15pm to 10.30pm.

THE SOUND OF

MUSICALS

10 Aug - A brilliant, funfilled

show featuring London

and Broadway's biggest

smash hits , Pavilions

Teignmouth, The Den,

Teignmouth, 7.30pm to

9.30pm.

MAGNIFICENT THREE

10 Aug to 11 Aug - Miracle

Theatre presents a rooting

–tooting, toe tappin comedy

western! Marine Theatre,

Church Street, Lyme Regis,

7.30pm to 9.30pm.

PLAYS

STARSTRUCK

Until 03 Aug - An Exciting

Evening of Extraordinary

Entertainment, Babbacombe

Theatre, Babbacombe Downs,

Torquay, 8.15pm to 10.30pm.

CIRCUS RAJ

01 Aug - Hot-foot from Camp

Bestival, Rajasthan's elite

street circus perform, Marine

Theatre, Church Street, Lyme

Regis, 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

FOLKSY THEATRE AT

FORDE ABBEY

02 Aug - Folksy Theatre

present 'As You Like It' on

Tuesday evening, Forde

Abbey & Gardens, Historic

House & Gardens, Chard,

7.00pm.

OUTDOOR THEATRE:

MURDER ON THE

TERRACE

04 Aug - Join us at

Greenway for Heartbreak

Theatre's production of a

murder-mystery, Greenway

National Trust, Greenway

Road, Galmpton, 6.30pm to

9.30pm.

SPAGHETTI! A PUPPET

WESTERN

04 Aug - A desolate town.

The jail explodes! El Kapitan

is WANTED., Marine Theatre,

Church Street, Lyme Regis,

2.30pm to 3.30pm.

THE LADY KILLERS BY

GRAHAMLINEHAM

06 Aug to 10 Aug - The

Last Standing 12 week

Rep Season in the UK,

Manor Pavilion Theatre

& Arts Centre, Manor

Road, Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

AS YOU LIKE IT

07 Aug - Open-air theatre

production of Shakespeare's

As You Like It, Folksy

Theatre, Connaught Gardens,

Sidmouth, 2.00pm to 4.15pm.

HAMLET PERFORMED BY

THE FESTIVAL PLAYERS

09 Aug - Enjoy a night out

under the stars! Hartland

Abbey and Gardens, Address,

Bideford, 7.00pm.

STARSTRUCK

09 Aug to 19 Oct - An

Exciting Evening of

Extraordinary Entertainment,

Babbacombe Theatre,

Babbacombe Downs, Torquay,

8.15pm to 10.30pm.

OUTDOOR THEATRE: THE

CANTERBURY TALES

10 Aug - The Pantaloons

Theatre Company are back!

East Devon Countryside

Team, Manor Gardens,

Exmouth, 7.00pm.

STONE COLD MURDER BY

JAMES CAWOOD

11 Aug to 17 Aug - The

Last Standing 12 week

Rep Season in the UK,

Manor Pavilion Theatre &

Arts Centre, Manor Road,

Sidmouth, 8.00pm to 9.00pm.

THE SEA SHOW

13 Aug - The Sea Show

is a quirky and hilarious,

Pavilions Teignmouth, The

Den, Teignmouth, 2.30pm

to 3.20pm.

WHAT'S THE MATTER?

16 Aug to 17 Aug - What's

the Matter? A quantum

comedy about love in the

subatomic world, Marine

Theatre, Church Street, Lyme

Regis, 7.30pm to 8.40pm.

'RATBURGER'

PERFORMED BY

HEARTBREAK THEATRE

17 Aug - Enjoy a night out

under the stars! Hartland

Abbey and Gardens, Address,

Bideford, 5.00pm.

POOLS PARADISE BY

PHILIP KING

18 Aug to 24 Aug - Last

Standing 12 week Rep

Season in the UK, Manor

Pavilion Theatre & Arts

Centre, Manor Road,

Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

THE SMARTEST GIANT

IN TOWN

19 Aug - Julia Donaldsons

The Smartest Giant In town

performed by The Folksy

Theatre, Burrow Farm

Gardens, Old Taunton Road,

Axminster, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S

DREAM

23 Aug - Chapterhouse

Theatre Company open-air

theatre perform in the

garden, Tapeley Park and

Gardens, Address, Instow.

'Tranquillity' -Peter Goodhall at

Kennaway House

AN IDEAL HUSBAND BY

OSCAR WILDE

25 Aug to 31 Aug - Manor

Pavilion Theatre & Arts

Centre, Manor Road,

Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

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and personal experience. Feed the naughty goats, touch the

spines of a hedgehog and smooth the feathers of an Eagle Owl,

plus so much more! A treat for the entire family.

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OUTDOOR THEATRE: THE

RAILWAY CHILDREN

26 Aug - Greenway and

Chapterhouse Theatre

Company proudly present

The Railway Children,

Greenway National Trust,

Greenway Road, Galmpton,

6.00pm to 8.30pm.

DOTTY THE DRAGON,

BLUNDERBUS THEATRE

27 Aug - Little people aged

3 - 7 will love this funny,

heartwarming tale. But, big

peopl, Pavilions Teignmouth,

The Den, Teignmouth,

10.30am to 12.10am &

2.30pm to 4.10pm.

OUTDOOR THEATRE:

SHERLOCK HOLMES

27 Aug - Join Chapterhouse

Theatre Company at

Greenway, Greenway National

Trust, Greenway Road,

Galmpton, 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

NOT NOW DARLING BY

RAY COONEY

01 Sep to 07 Sep - The

Last Standing 12 week

Rep Season in the UK,

Manor Pavilion Theatre

& Arts Centre, Manor

Road, Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

FLARE PATH BY

TERRENCE RATTIGAN

08 Sep to 14 Sep - The

Last Standing 12 week

Rep Season in the UK,

Manor Pavilion Theatre

& Arts Centre, Manor

Road, Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

PRIVATE LIVES BY NOEL

COWARD

15 Sep to 23 Sep - The

Last Standing 12 week

Rep Season in the UK,

Manor Pavilion Theatre

& Arts Centre, Manor

Road, Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

RSC CYMBELINE

28 Sep - Cymbeline (live

stream from Stratford upon

Avon), The Gateway, Fore

Street, Seaton, 7.00pm to

10.45pm.

Great Events at Powderham Castle

RSC LIVE: CYMBELINE

28 Sep - Wednesday live

broadcast of Shakespeare's

Cymbeline. 12A, Radway

Cinema Sidmouth, Radway

Place, Sidmouth, 6.45pm.

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East Devon’s wildlife conservation

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day out. Meet our red squirrels, otters,

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What's On: Aug & Sep 16

Wildlife Park, Summerleaze

Farm, Axminster, 10.00am

to 5.00pm.

COASTWISE SHORE

SAFARI

02 Aug - Free public shore

safari, Coastwise North

Devon, Croyde Beach, Croyde,

10.30am.

LEE BAY SHORE SAFARI

05 Aug - Free public shore

safari on Friday afternoon,

Coastwise North Devon, Lee

Bay Shore, Woolacombe,

12.30am.

WILD NIGHT IN THE

WOODS

12 Aug - What better way to

feel alive than a night walk

in the woods? East Devon

Countryside Team, Holyford

Woods Local Nature Reserve,

Seaton, 8.00pm to 10.30pm.

BAT WALK AT THE

DONKEY SANCTUARY

12 Aug - Use a bat detector

to listen for bats and find

out more about these

animals, The Donkey

Sanctuary Sidmouth, The

Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth,

8.30pm to 10.00pm.

CANOE SAFARI

15 Aug - Guided trip down

the river Axe to discover the

area's wildlife, East Devon

Countryside Team, Axe

Vale Canoe Club Clubhouse,

Seaton, 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

A MORNING WITH SMALL

MAMMALS

16 Aug - Meet Trill's

smallest and cutest

mammals! Trill Farm,

Musbury, Axminster, 9.00am

to 11.00am.

SCYTHING BASICS: LET'S

MAKE HAY!

17 Aug - Learn how to

cut grass and weeds

without the need of a noisy,

polluting mower, East Devon

Countryside Team, Honiton

Bottom Community Nature

Reserve, Honiton, 10.00am

to 3.00pm.

RSPB-A MORNING TRIP

TO BOWLING GREEN

MARSH

21 Aug - with the Exeter &

District Local Group, RSPB

(South West Regional Office),

RSPB Bowling Green Marsh,

Topsham, 9.30am.

POND DIPPING

23 Aug - See what you can

find living in the banks

of Trill Farm, Trill Farm,

Musbury, Axminster, 10.00am

to 12.00am.

WILDLIFE SAFARI

25 Aug - Bugs, butterflies,

birds, dragonflies and

possibly even some snakes!

East Devon Countryside

Team, Fire Beacon Hill,

Ottery St Mary, 10.00am to

12.00am.

WILDLIFE SAFARI

26 Aug - Bugs, butterflies,

birds, dragonflies and

possibly even some snakes!

East Devon Countryside

Team, Discovery Hut,

Colyford, 10.00am to

12.00am.

NIGHT TIME RAMBLE

31 Aug - Take a walk

on the wild side! East

Devon Countryside Team,

Younghayes Community

Centre, Cranbrook, 9.00pm

to 10.30pm.

BADGER WATCHING

01 Sep - Spot the six badger

families at Trill Farm, Trill

Farm, Musbury, Axminster,

6.30pm to 9.00pm.

RSPB-A MORNING TRIP

TO BLACK HOLE MARSH

06 Sep - A morning trip

to Black Hole Marsh and

Colyford Common with the

Exeter Group, RSPB (South

West Regional Office), Black

Hole Marsh Local Nature

Reserve, Seaton, 9.30am.

Peco Loco Week

STARFISH BY STARLIGHT

12 Sep - Join the Rangers

for a torch-lit rockpool safari,

East Devon Countryside

Team, Exmouth Beach,

Exmouth, 8.00pm to 9.30pm.

RSPB - EXETER WILD

CITY & THE SWIFT

PROJECT

13 Sep - Exeter Wild City

& the Swift Project and

Gardening for Wildlife in

the City, RSPB (South

West Regional Office),

Southernhay United

Reformed Church, Exeter,

7.30pm.

FAMILY FORAGE

18 Sep - Do you know what

edible treats can be found

in the outdoor environment?

East Devon Countryside

Team, Holyford Woods Local

Nature Reserve, Seaton,

10.00am to 12.30am.

APPLE DAY AT ELBURY

24 Sep - Help the Rangers

gather apples to chop and

press into apple juice, East

Devon Countryside Team,

Elbury Farm, Cranbrook,

2.00pm to 4.00pm.

WILDLIFE

PHOTOGRAPHIC

EXHIBITION

29 Sep to 02 Oct - African &

British images taken, printed,

framed by local wildlife

photographer, BRS Images,

The Barn, Bovey Tracey,

11.30am to 5.00pm.

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SIDMOUTH MUSEUM TOPSHAM MUSEUM ROYAL ALBERT MUSEUM FAIRLYNCH MUSEUM

MARVELLOUS MUSEUMS

We uncover some fascinating artefacts and collections from a variety of museums in Devon

'Rugby cap'

Axe Vale Heritage

Association

'Gurgle Jugs' at

Dartmouth Museum

Once the iconic flagship

product of Dartmouth Pottery

- sadly now closed. In 1958 the

Mayor of Dartmouth presented

HRH Prince Philip with a pair of

Gurgle jugs, one marked E II R

and the other PP.

'Shep en-Mut' (RAMM)

Around 2,650-3,020 years old.

The ancient Egyptian mummy,

coffin and cartonnage of Shep

en-Mut were donated to RAMM

in 1897. The decoration and

inscriptions show she was

a married woman, and the

daughter of NesAmenempit who

was a ʻcarrier of the milk-jarʼ in a

temple in Thebes.

Awarded to fisherman Harry Snell

who played for Seaton Rugby Club

and was capped for Devon 1911-

1912. Harry was also an England

reserve in the same year.

Butterflies at Axe Vale

Heritage Museum

A beautiful butterfly collection. Also

finds from Honeyditches Roman

Villa excavated at Seaton and a wide

range of general artefacts.

Carrot Amphora

Roman around 2,000

years old (RAMM)

Found in Holloway Street, Exeter.

Despite its name this storage jar

from Roman Exeter has nothing

to do with carrots, but was used

for importing exotic fruits for the

soldiers to eat, including dates

from Palestine.

'The Duchess of

Devonshire's Telegraph'

at Sidmouth Museum

In August 1934 the pleasure steamer,

the Duchess of York, foundered on

Sidmouth beach. The shipʼs telegraph

was salvaged. Such an instrument

was on both the bridge and in the

engine room and the position of the

lever allowed communication with

respect to the captainʼs orders.

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What's On: Aug & Sep 16

21 Jun to 20 Oct 2016

23 Apr to 28 Aug 2016

Tickets

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RX

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2016 Opening Times

To 29 th October

Mondays: 1-4pm

Tues – Sat: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Jurassic Coast &

local history

Fossils to fishing

Regency to railways

Current Local interest

Lace demonstrations

Free guided strolls – every

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Youngsters’ area and activities

Hope Cottage,

Church Street,

Sidmouth EX10 8LY

(find us next to the Parish Church)

01395 516139

sidmouth@devonmuseums.net

www.sidvaleassociation.org

“Something for everyone

of all ages”

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What's On: Aug & Sep 16

MARVELLOUS MUSEUMS

We uncover some fascinating artefacts and collections from a variety of museums in Devon

Noah's

Ark Ride

at Dingles

Fairground

Heritage

Centre

Noah's Ark ride

made in Burton

upon Trent by

Orton & Spooner

in 1934. After

the war, the ride

was rebuilt and

this Chariot Racer

scene painted,

which was

inspired by the

film Ben Hur.

GOOD OLD FASHIONED FUN FOR ALL AGES

FREE PARKING ON SITE • CAROUSEL CAFE • WORKING VINTAGE FAIRGROUND RIDES • GAMES • PENNY ARCADE

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL 30 OCTOBER

LIFTON • DEVON • SAT NAV PL16 0AT

ENJOY YOUR VISIT WHATEVER THE WEATHER

www.fairground-heritage.org.uk or Phone 01566 783425

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What's On: Aug & Sep 16

HMS Terror at

Topsham Museum

A bomb vessel, built in 1813 at Robert Davyʼs yard

in Topsham, was one of the first ships to penetrate

the polar ice in both hemispheres.

TOPSHAM MUSEUM

25 Strand

Topsham EX3 0AX

OPEN until 31 st October

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday

Thursday and Saturday

(plus Tuesday in August)

2pm - 5pm

Doors close at 4.30pm

ADMISSION FREE

Children welcome

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

‘War comes to Topsham’

Life in Topsham during the World War 1

‘Shopping in Topsham’

Looking back over the last 100 years

Local History Room

Peter Orlando Hutchinson

If you haven't already heard about POH, then it's worth

making to visit to Sidmouth Museum to find out more about

this unusual character.

CREAM TEAS Served from 2.30 to 4.30pm

Plus Gift Shop

Tel: 01392 873244 Email info@topshammuseum.org.uk

www.devonmuseums.net/topsham

Visit Dartmouth Museum

Axe Valley

Heritage Association

01297 24227 | The Town Hall, Seaton EX12 2LD

www.seatonmuseum.co.uk | avha@seatonmuseum.co.uk

Opening times

Late May to October, Monday to Friday

10:30am to 12:30pm and 2:15pm to 5:00pm

• Hands on displays, quizzes and activities

for all the family

• Rain or shine bring the kids, under 12’s FREE

• Watch WW2 film of D-Day preparations,

screened in a replica air raid shelter

Find us in the Butterwalk.

Open all year - Summer 10-4pm (Sun/Mon 1-4pm)

Winter 12-3pm (closed Christmas and New Year)

Admission Free

The museum covers all aspects of the

Axe Valley: history, archaeology, geology,

natural history and much more. Other

displays feature Victorian costume, Honiton

Lace, tradesmenʼs tools and equipment

and in addition an excellent collection of

photographs and documents.

Curator and Secretary

Ted Gosling 01297 21278

Secretary to the Friends

Chris Sargent 01297 21287

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Great Night Out

Enjoy FOOD and LIVE MUSIC at your local venue

Dining Offers

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LIVE MUSIC

QUEEN THE MAGIC YEARS

Until 03 Sep - Taking you on a musical

journey through Rock Royalty’s back

catalogue, Babbacombe Theatre,

Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, 8.00pm to

10.00pm.

BLAZIN’ FIDDLES & ROBYN STAPLETON

01 Aug - The most prolific fiddle led

group of the last 15 years, Sidmouth Folk

Week, Ham Marquee, Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.30pm.

NEVERTHELESS

02 Aug - Folk Week Entertainment...The

Black Horse, 30 Fore Street, Sidmouth,

9.30pm to 12.00am.

SLIM SEMORA (SUIT CASE SLIM)

02 Aug - Americana, The Marine, The

Esplanade, Sidmouth, 9.30pm to 11.00pm.

THE

COTTAGE

THE

COTTAGE HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

HOTEL

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

COTTAGE

THE

KINGSBRIDGE JAZZ CLUB

02 Aug THE - Brian Carrick’s Algiers Stompers THE

celebrate

COTTAGE

Kid Thomas’s

HOTEL

New Orleans COTTAGE

& RESTAURANT

jazz style, HOTEL HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

Kingsbridge Jazz Club, The HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

Fisherman’s HOPE COVE SOUTH Rest, DEVON Aveton Gifford, 6.00pm

to 10.00pm.

THE

COTTAGE HOTEL

THE

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

COTTAGE HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

THE

COTTAGE HOTEL

THE

& RESTAURANT HOPE COVE

COTTAGE HOTEL SOUTH DEVON

& RESTAURANT


Devonshire Cream Teas

£5.95 | per person | all day, every day

2-Course Bar Lunch

£12.50 | per person | Mon-Sat | 12-2pm

Traditional Sunday Lunch

£19.00 | per person | Sun | 12.30-1.30pm

Enjoy the sun setting from our Allora Bar

(open all day) with a cocktail, Prosecco

or a local beer.


THE

COTTAGE

HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

THE

COTTAGE HOTEL

LE VENT DU NORD & JENNA REID $

02 Aug - One of the leading names in

Quebecois music, Sidmouth Folk Week, Ham

Marquee, Sidmouth, 8.00pm to 10.30pm.

OH WHAT A NIGHT - THE NEW JERSEY

BOYS

02 Aug to 30 Aug - Oh What a Night! The

music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons,

Palace Theatre Paignton, Palace Avenue,

Paignton, 7.30pm to 10.30pm.

ANNA HAMILL FOLK WEEK

03 Aug - Singer songwritier, The Marine,

The Esplanade, Sidmouth, 9.30pm to

11.00pm.

BLUE ARSED FLY

03 Aug - Folk Week Entertainment...The

Black Horse, 30 Fore Street, Sidmouth,

9.30pm to 12.00am.

OYSTERS 3 & ROBIN DRANSFIELD $

03 Aug - The three founder members and

creative heart of Oysterband, Sidmouth Folk

Week, Ham Marquee, Sidmouth, 8.00pm to

10.30pm.

Make a night of it!

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

& RESTAURANT

THE

COTTAGE HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE

SOUTH DEVON

AT16 Brasserie

HOPE COVE

SOUTH DEVON


DEVONCOURT

Lunchtime Carvery

Wed & Fri | 12-2pm

Pie Night: RESORT

Traditional Homemade

£10.50 | per person | Wed | 6.30-9pm

Classic Fish Weekly & Chip Specials Night

£9.50 | per person | Thur | 6.30-9pm

Monday - Pie Night

Steak A Selection Nightof Traditional Homemade pies

£10.50

£16 | per person | Sat | 6.30-9pm

Wednesday & Friday - Lunchtime Carvery

Restaurant Bookings £8.95 Advised.

Wednesday - Evening Steak Special

with a Glass of Wine £16


Thursday - Classic Fish & Chip Night £9.50

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with Selection of Homemade Dishes

£11.70

Rosanna Brandi

Sunday – Lunch and Evening Carvery

£10.95

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ

03 Aug to 31 Aug - This all singing all

dancing production of Puttin’ on the Ritz,

Palace Theatre Paignton, Palace Avenue,

Paignton, 8.00pm to 10.30pm.

RED SKY

04 Aug - Folk Week Entertainment...The

Black Horse, 30 Fore Street, Sidmouth,

9.30pm to 12.00am.

THE CORMORANTS

04 Aug - Indie rock, The Marine, The

Esplanade, Sidmouth, 9.30pm to 11.00pm.

JON BODEN & THE RHEINGANS SISTERS

04 Aug - The front man of mighty

Bellowhead strikes out on his own,

Sidmouth Folk Week, Ham Marquee,

Sidmouth, 8.00pm to 10.30pm.

ROCK THE NIGHT

06 Aug - Folk Week Entertainment...The

Black Horse, 30 Fore Street, Sidmouth,

9.30pm to 12.00am.

PATSY CLINE & FRIENDS

06 Aug - Tribute Concert to Patsy Cline -

Hank Williams - Jim Reeves, The Beehive,

Dowell Street, Honiton, 7.30pm.

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

06 Aug - Jurassic Coasters Swing and

dance from 1920s to 1960s, Axminster Arts

Cafe, The Axminster Arts Cafe, Axminster,

11.00am to 1.00pm.

ART HOUSE TRIO AT ARTIGIANO

08 Aug - Great jazz with Pete Canter sax,

Julie Yount vocal vocals, Matt Johns keys,

Pete Canter, Artigiano, Exeter, 7.30pm to

10.00pm.

THE BEEHIVE ACOUSTIC CAFÉ

10 Aug - Come along to sing or listen in the

Beehive bar. Hosted by Terry Stacey, The

Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton, 8.00pm to

10.30pm.

SECOND NATURE

12 Aug - Free Live Entertainment...The

Black Horse, 30 Fore Street, Sidmouth,

9.30pm to 12.00am.

Book a dining table and enjoy live music at the venues below

The Six Bells Inn


Steak Meal including Wine

£25.00 | two persons | Wed | 6:30-9:30pm

2 Course Lunch (except Mon)

£7.50 | per person | all week | 12-3pm

Weekly Guest Ale

£2.50 | per pint | all week

Breakfast now served on Sundays 9-11am.

Daily Specials available.

Book now for Weddings and Birthdays!


PETE BROWN AND THE NEW GRASS

CUTTERS

13 Aug - Pete Brown, son of ‘Rock’n’Roll’

veteran Joe, has formed a new Bluegrass,

Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis,

8.00pm to 10.00pm.

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

13 Aug - Shiraz - singer songwriter female

duo, Axminster Arts Cafe, The Axminster

Arts Cafe, Axminster, 11.00am to 1.00pm.

Roast Cornish Cod, Neil’s Restaurant

PHILIP CLOUTS AND SUNSPLASH

14 Aug - A lively summer jazz quartet

playing township jazz from South Africa,

Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis,

8.00pm to 10.00pm.

ATOMIC BLONDIE

19 Aug - Celebrating over 30 years of

Blondie don’t miss this ultimate tribute!

Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis,

8.00pm to 10.00pm.

BABY I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ THE

LEGENDS OF MOTOWN

19 Aug - Soul & Motown at its finest,

Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs,

Torquay, 8.00pm to 10.00pm.

T REXTASY - I LOVE TO BOOGIE

19 Aug - Truly a rock’n’roll concert for

all ages - For T Rex Fans this is for you !

Sweeney Entertainments, Princess Theatre,

Torquay, 7.30pm to 9.45pm.


Curry Night Wednesdays

£11 | per person | Wed | 6:30-9:00pm

Pie and Pudding Thursdays

£12 | per person | Thu | 6:30-9:00pm

Sunday Lunch

£12 | per person | Sun | 12:00-2:00pm

Sunday Dinner & Dessert

£12 | per person | Sun | 6:30-9:00pm


Live Music

Wednesday 24 August

JUST MISBEHAVIN’

The Bandstand, Dartmouth

Saturday 03rd August

ANNA HAMILL

The Marine, Sidmouth

Sunday 14th August

PHILIP CLOUTS AND SUNSPLASH

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

TOTNES WI PRESENTS CEILIDH WITH

BAND RUMPUS

20 Aug - Toe tapping fun with the highly

acclaimed band RUMPUS. (price includes

supper), TOTNES WI, Harberton Village Hall,

Harberton, 7.30pm to 11.00pm.

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

20 Aug - Black Coffee - Saxophone Jazz

quartet, Axminster Arts Cafe, The Axminster

Arts Cafe, Axminster, 11.00am to 1.00pm.

STEP INSIDE LOVE - A TRIBUTE TO

CILLA BLACK

24 Aug - The Cilla Show - Step inside Love

by Kate Bell is an authentic, respectful

& pro, Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den,

Teignmouth, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

JUST MISBEHAVIN’

24 Aug - Playing on the bandstand for the

Port of Dartmouth Regatta, Just Misbehavin’,

The Bandstand, Dartmouth, 8.30pm to

10.45pm.

CORRIE DICK QUINTET

24 Aug - Corrie Dick is a UK drummer,

composer, bandleader and a dynamic

musician, Fougou Media, Bancourt Hotel,

Torquay, 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Goat Cheese Soufflé, Le Petite Maison

The

Otterton


New Summer Menu Now Available

Non Residents welcome for breakfast

7am-10am

Extended food service

Lunch & Dinner | 12-9pm | Aug only

Sunday Carvery

12-3pm | Sun

Booking recommended


INTO THE SHADOWS

26 Aug - An authentic recreation and unique

tribute to the classic sound of The Shadows,

Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs,

Torquay, 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

27 Aug - Jurassic Blue - timeless tunes and

songs from the 60s and 70s, Axminster Arts

Cafe, The Axminster Arts Cafe, Axminster,

11.00am to 1.00pm.

JUST MISBEHAVIN’ SWING DANCE AND

JAZZ EVENT

01 Sep - Swinging Jazz at the Bude Jazz

Festival, Just Misbehavin’, Ivor Potter Hall,

Bude, 4.00pm to 6.00pm.

ALAN BARNES AND THE IAN SMITH

JAZZ TRIO

03 Sep - Alan Barnes, Ian Smith, David

Newton and Ashley Long play Jazz, Sladers

Yard, West Bay Road, West Bay, 7.00am to

11.00pm.

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

03 Sep - A morning of Folk Music,

Axminster Arts Cafe, The Axminster Arts

Cafe, Axminster, 10.30am to 1.25pm.

KINGSBRIDGE JAZZ CLUB

06 Sep - American Jeff Barnhart, an

internationally renowned jazz pianist,

and Friends, Kingsbridge Jazz Club, The

Fisherman’s Rest, Aveton Gifford, 6.00pm

to 10.00pm.

BRIDGE JAZZ CLUB

07 Sep - Pete Canter & Friends

Jam Session £6 or £4 jammers, Pete Canter,

Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, 8.30pm to 11.00pm.

Just quote 'Devonshire' for these dining offers

THE

Sea Trout Inn


Moules & Frites with a glass of

Prosecco

£9.95 | per person | Mon

Fish & Chips Special

£12.95 | 2 portions | Thurs

BBQ

Last Sat of month | 2-6pm | Book

tickets now!

SEPTEMBER ENTERTAINMENT

09 Sep to 11 Sep - 3 day Country and

Western weekend, Riverside Caravan &

Camping Park, Marsh Lane, South Molton,

7.00pm to 11.00pm.

MUSIC IN THE GARDEN

10 Sep - Roy & Rob play & sing well

known songs with a little country too,

Axminster Arts Cafe, The Axminster Arts

Cafe, Axminster, 11.00am to 1.00pm.

JUST MISBEHAVIN’

17 Sep - Playing at the Great British Day at

the Park event, Just Misbehavin’, Bridwell

Park, Uffculme, 5.00pm to 7.30pm.

THE

MALTSTERS

ARMS


Buy one get one half price

Take-away pizzas | Weds

Roast Dinner & Desert

£12 | per person | Sun | 12:00pm-6:00pm

2 rump steaks & a bottle of red wine

£25 | Mon night during Aug & Sep

ROSANNA BRANDI QUARTET

28 Sep - Rosanna Brandi is an Italian jazz

singer who is touring her album “One Day”,

Fougou Media, Bancourt Hotel, Torquay,

8.30pm to 10.30pm.

Atomic Blondie

PETE CANTER TRIO

30 Sep - Fine saxophonist and trio in the

conservatory, Pete Canter, City Gate Hotel,

Exeter, 7.30pm to 10.20pm.

THE CORMORANTS

30 Sep - Pop Rock covers and originals, The

Marine, The Esplanade, Sidmouth, 9.30pm

to 11.00pm.

THE NEW JERSEY BOYS: OH WHAT A

NIGHT!

30 Sep - The music of Frankie Valli and the

Four Seasons, Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield

Road, Exeter, 7.30pm.


Latino Evening Fri 28 Aug:

Food & Drink from South America

£22 (inc welcome drinks) | per person

Free bottle of house

When booked with table for 4 | Wed

3 Tapas of your choice & glass of wine

£9.95 | per person | Thu

2 Courses of Fish

£14 | per person




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The Cary Arms

BABBACOMBE

Highly

Recommended

DEVON

SHIRE

The Sea Cottage apartment - with its own lounge - a great private relaxing space

We bring you great stays from across Devon

Overnight Stay

Situated in an idyllic spot, the Cary Arms

has the most beautiful sea vistas































A lovely touch - a sloe gin nightcap

Fine

Dining

c o m m e n d e d

Fine

Dining

c o m m e n d e d

Fine

Dining

c o m m e n d e d

Almond and pear tart with

clotted creme - superb!

Westcountry fillet steak, sweet potato,

mushrooms, spinach and red wine jus

Loin of Brixham hake, nut crust,

parmentier potatoes with dill sauce

Who wouldn’t want to

enjoy the sea view?































Great relaxing lounge with

views across the bay

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Great Devon eateries

totally charming

HOTELS

TOP 100

IN

ENGLAND

DEVON’S FINEST EVENTS

& CONFERENCE FACILITY

ONLY 10 MILES FROM EXETER

THE

COTTAGE

HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

Multi award winning • 80 acres of beautiful countryside • Stunning new

orangery • Catering for up to 250 delegates • Award winning cuisine

• 32 splendid bedrooms • 100mb broadband speed • State of the art audio

visual facilities • Parking for up to 100 cars • Seperate 3 bedroom Directors

accommodation • Available for exclusive hire • Charm and sophistication

you won’t find anywhere else in Devon!

Before you book your conference, exhibition, end of season award dinner,

annual ball, party or any other event, come and see Devon’s finest!

THE

COTTAGE

HONITON

HOTEL

EXQUISITE • QUINTESSENTIAL • ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE

01404 41266 & RESTAURANT

| www.deerpark.co.uk

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

Deer Park Country House Hotel, Weston, Honiton, Devon EX14 3PG

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THE

COTTAGE HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

HOPE COVE SOUTH DEVON

A PLACE FOR

EATING

DRINKING

AND MEETING

WITH A VIEW OF LYME BAY

PYNE'S SIDMOUTH DEVON 01395 513047

WWW.BEDFORDHOTELSIDMOUTH.CO.UK

THE

COTTAGE HOTEL

& RESTAURANT

Special Summer Breaks available

for Devonshire Magazine readers

Please quote “Summer 2016 Devonshire Magazine Offer”

HOPE COVE

SOUTH DEVON

A charming traditional family-run hotel in a spectacular

coastal location. Relaxing holiday atmosphere with excellent

cuisine and an established reputation for hospitality and

service. With sun terraces and gardens down to the beach.

The Cottage Hotel

Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 3HJ

Tel: 01548 561555 info@hopecove.com

www.hopecove.com

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FOOD and DRINK

Two different dining

experiences same

great quality

You choose...

Abbots Den Brasserie

Morning Coffees

Afternoon Teas

Lite Bites

Lunches

Dinners

Garden Room

Restaurant

Lunches

Dinners

6 ensuite Rooms

Large private Car park

The

Salty Monk

t: 01395 513174 w: www.saltymonk.co.uk

e: saltymonk@btconnect.com

Beautiful countryside,

great local food producers,

excellent restaurants

and great chefs - all the

ingredients to provide you

with truly a memorable

dining experience.

We pretty much have it all

in this region, with many

restaurants now giving

full regard to provenance

of ingredients. Being in

Devon means there's a

multitude of growers, so

food miles are reduced,

but also we're eating

'real' food, grown on our

doorstep.

Lifestyle

health & fitness club

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(small supp)

(May-Sept)







Lifestyle Health and Fitness Exmouth

Brasserie16 at the Devoncourt Resort has

always been known for its good honest food

and carveries. Sat in a beautiful location

overlooking flower bordered green lawns

with the sea as a backdrop, you can enjoy

tasty food and honest ales and wines.


Wed: Lunchtime Carvery & Pie Night

Thur: Classic Fish & Chip Night

Fri: Lunchtime Carvery

Evening Carvery & Buffet

Sat: Steak Night

New A la Carte available Weds-Sat eve

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Douglas Avenue, AT16 Brasserie

Exmouth

01395 272277

DEVONCOURT

www.devoncourt.com

RESORT



Weekly Specials


Monday - Pie Night

A Selection of Traditional Homemade pies

£10.50

Find us Wednesday on Facebook: & Friday - Lunchtime Carvery

• Devoncourt £8.95 Resort and Apartments

Wednesday - Evening Steak Special

• Brasserie16 at Devoncourt Resort

with a Glass of Wine £16

Thursday - Classic Fish & Chip Night £9.50

Friday - Evening Carvery and Buffet

with Selection of Homemade Dishes

£11.70

Sunday – Lunch and Evening Carvery

£10.95

A La Carte Menu and Bar Snacks

Available Daily


Great Devon eateries

The

Otterton

Fresh food prepared & cooked on the premises

using local ingredients from our own farm shop

••



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FORE STREET • OTTERTON • DEVON • EX9 7HB 01395 568416 www.kingsarmsotterton.co.uk

THE

MALTSTERS

ARMS

TURNING SEAFOOD INTO GREAT FOOD

Fresh West Country Fish

Fresh West Country

Fish && Shellfish

Succulent Steaks & Ducks & Duck

Menu Updated daily

Menu Updated daily

See website for

See website todayʼs for menu todays Menu





Open for Open dinner for Dinner Tuesday Tuesday to to Saturday Saturday from from 6.30pm 6.30pm

Also open on Sunday 29th July & 28th August

Also open on Sundays - 29th July & 28th August

Radway Place, Vicarage Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8TL

Radway Place, Vicarage Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8TL

tel: 01395 519494 | www.neilsrestaurant.com

Tel. 01395 519494 | www.neilsrestaurant.com

Award Winning Ice Cream







Tea & Coffee • Homemade Cakes • Lunches • Ice Cream Sundaes

We make Artisan

Gelato ice cream

on premises using

local milk & cream

GLUTEN FREE

ICE CREAM?

WE HAVE IT!

Freshly baked scones

and other goods

made on premises

every morning!

FRESHLY

GROUND COFFEE

CROISSANTS

Ice Cream

made on premises

- in many delicious

flavours

Old Fore St, Sidmouth

EX10 8LS 01395 512635

info@tasteofsidmouth.co.uk

OPEN 8am

UNTIL 9pm

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The Restaurant Inspector

Visits:

the Oxenham Arms

Hotel & Restaurant, South Zeal, Nr Okehampton

Dining

DEVONSHIRE

Experience

g ol d awa r d

the

Oxenham

Arms

Hotel & Restaurant

menu sampled

Starters

Seared Scallops, cauliflower,

pancetta and tomato dressing

Mains

Roast Salmon with cruched

new potatoes, peas, asparagus

and white wine veloute

Flaming Creme Brulée

Homemade Oxenham Arms

Steak and Ale pie with mash,

crushed peas and gravy

Pudding

Chocolate Mousse

with Fresh Berries

Selection of 5 West

Country cheeses with apple,

celery, grapes, walnuts

and Devon chutney

Drinks

House Merlot by the glass

Roast Salmon with cruched new potatoes, peas,

asparagus and white wine veloute

A totally unique dining experience!





















































Homemade Oxenham Arms Steak and Ale pie

with mash, crushed peas and gravy



























This was the original monastery

doorway - it’s like walking into a living

museum, you can feel the many centuries

that have been condensed inside the

36 Oxenham Arms - it’s totally unique!

Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries

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celery, grapes, walnuts and Devon chutney


Great Devon eateries

THE

Sea Trout Inn

Stunning Family run 15th Century

Coaching Inn close to the beautiful River

Dart, 11 luxury en-suite bedrooms, cosy bars,

log fires, beer garden and award winning

restaurant. Let our family welcome your

family to Devon’s best kept secret!

01803 762 274 Staverton, Totnes, TQ9 6PA

info@theseatroutinn.co.uk

www.theseatroutinn.couk

153 Vauxhall Street

Plymouth PL4 0DF

01752 651300

zuzimo.co.uk

The Six Bells Inn




Selling top quality produce from local suppliers

Dean Court

Farm Shop & Kitchen


















Meet the new owners: The Mason

family of Sladesdown Meat in

Ashburton, who specialise in free

range meats. Pop in to say hello!

We stock a wide range

of fruit, vegetables, dairy

products, cakes, preserves,

pickles, chutneys, jams,

olives, free range eggs, local

wine, beers, Devon Cider

and a variety of fruit juices.

Donʼt forget to visit our

Farmhouse Kitchen for

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In the words of that Bob Dylan

song, times they are a changin’.

A part of that change is the

nature of our pubs. In the not

too distant past, pubs were

essentially social centres.

Places to go and chill out and

meet people.

To some extent they were melting pots, the one place

where the classes mixed freely. No more so than a

particular London pub I used to frequent in the late

sixties and early seventies. The Duke of Wellington

in Eton Terrace, Belgravia played host to the likes of

the late Lady Rothermere and her daughter Sarah, The

late Sarah Churchill and various other notables from

show business such as Rod Stewart and the Hollywood

actor Martin Landau. They mixed freely and happily

with the general hoi polloi. No

doubt, alcohol helped to untie

people’s inhibitions and eased

the flow of conversation.

Now, with so many pubs being

glorified eateries, the social

interaction is not so easy.

People sit at separate tables

and concentrate on their food

interacting only with the person

or people sharing their table.

The amount of time spent at

the bar is relatively fleeting.

In days gone past, there were

of course pubs to be avoided.

Some were known to attract

its effect on people’s humour

but I can’t quite buy the idea

of the stock exchange being

the source of jokes!

In my youth, I was introduced

very gently to alcohol consumption

by my parents. They used

Guy at The Bridge Inn

Times they are a changin’

by Guy Peters

even at my young age, made me

laugh. He would cringe when I

ordered a pint of Mackeson. The

Cat & Fiddle has grown in size

over the years but one can still

discern the original pub by the

pitched roof line. The additions

all have flat rooves.

too. So, my pipe and I explored

many a good hostelry not the

least of which was the Diggers

Rest in Woodbury Salterton.

What a great pub that was. It

was the Sunday night haunt

of a group of friends I used to

hang out with. Many of them

smoked pipes too. We’d all stand

at one end of the bar smoking

and chatting and telling jokes.

A pall of smoke hung over us.

I can even remember what I

used to drink in those days,

Youngers number three (one

shilling and nine pence a pint).

Another lovely dark ale. I’m

amazed to find upon my return

from London all these years

later, the good old Diggers Rest

is unspoiled. Yes, it’s an eatery

and the old skittle alley has been

turned into a dining area. But,

it’s still possible to simply go

there and drink and have conversations

with other drinkers

in a nice atmosphere.

A pub which hasn’t altered

in any way, is the Bridge Inn

at Topsham. It is a pub pure

and simple. The real ales are

delightful with plenty of choice

and a changing range of guest

beers. To say the bar is snug is

The Digger’s Rest, Woodbury Salterton

the type of people who, after

an ample quantity of drinks,

wanted nothing more than

to fight! Mostly though, the

pubs were full of laughter.

There seemed to be an ample

flow of new jokes at each visit.

I remember one London pub

where I encountered a man who

apparently worked for MI5 in

Mayfair. I have never forgotten

what he claimed. He said that

all jokes started on the stock

exchange! He told me to notice

when there was a recession how

the jokes dry up. Well, certainly,

I’ve noticed how a recession has

to take me and my sister to the

Cat & Fiddle at Clyst St. Mary. A

small pub in those days often

with a pianist tinkling the keys

of an old piano in one corner. My

father always drank a half pint

of Watneys Red Barrel which,

My next step into adulthood

was smoking. Once again, my

dear father had a disciplined

approach only smoking a

modest amount of cigarettes

each week. I, on the other hand,

smoked a pipe. A pipe and a pint

was my idea of heaven. If this

took place in front of a roaring

inglenook fire, it was sheer bliss.

I guess, pubs used to be smoke

filled places but one never really

noticed. If anything, the smoke

added to the atmosphere with

wall lights glowing rather than

shining. Nowadays, pubs seem

somewhat sanitised. ‘ealth and

safety’ I expect. But, what a

shame. It’s all very well being

politically correct but it’s a lot

more fun being a little naughty!

People will tell you that women

didn’t like smoke filled pubs but,

in those days, a lot of women

smoked cigarettes. Nowadays,

cigarettes seem to leave a smell

on one’s clothes that is very

noticeable. I can only say that

I never noticed any such smell

on my clothes in those days. My

sense of smell was sharper then

an understatement but there is

a further room where one can

stretch his legs. At the back

of the Inn is a barn-like room

which used to be hired out for

parties. Perhaps, it still is. I

went to various parties here

mainly held by members of the

We’d all stand

at one end of the

bar smoking and

chatting and

telling jokes,

a pall of smoke

hanging over us!

Exeter Little Theatre Company

of which I was a member. Even

my sister and my girlfriend, at

that time, hired it between them

for a party.

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The Bridge, Topsham - photos by Nigel Cheffers-Heard

Another haunt was The Ship

in Martins Lane, Exeter. It was

the Wednesday, Thursday or

Friday night pub. It has changed

now with the bar being shoved

up one end. In the old days, if

memory serves me, the bar was

in the middle of the pub and

probably horseshoe shaped. I

remember there were two distinct

sides to it. My best friend

and I would smoke our pipes

there and look at the women.

Looking was all we did then! It

was an innocent age.

The crowd that frequented the

Diggers Rest and the Ship had

another haunt on Saturday

lunchtimes, the bar in the Royal

Clarence Hotel in Cathedral

Close. We’d stand around here

feeling very sophisticated albeit

we were just teenagers. The

barmaid was called Rita and

knew many of our parents who

drank in there on various evenings.

Rita called our Saturday

lunchtime drinking session,

‘children’s hour’. It was here

that we heard about the various

parties on Saturday nights and

were invited to some. If we didn’t

receive a direct invite, we’d

gate crash one if we thought

we could get away with it. We

always did. Gate crashing was

an accepted habit at that time

provided at least some of the

party goers knew one.

When I was first in London, I

frequented a pub that was just

around the corner from Chesterfield

Street, Mayfair where

the 18th. Century gentleman

of leisure and close friend of

the Price Regent lived. Beau

Brummell resided at number

four; later, the home of Prime

Minister, Sir Anthony Eden. The

Red Lion was a super pub full of

character with four lovely girls

behind the bar. What always

amazed me about these girls

was their ability to hold conversations

with the customers

without keeping anyone waiting

to be served. The pub was full

on every night of the week with

a crowd chatting excitedly. No

doubt, the barmaids were part

of the attraction. My memory

of their faces makes me feel

warm even today. In particular,

I remember Ushi a bubbly

German girl.

What makes a good pub? Certainly,

atmosphere, friendly and

efficient bar staff are essential,

good beer well looked after. By

this, I mean well vented beer

with pipes kept clean and a

steady turnover of that beer.

It has to be a place to relax

and reflect on one’s day over a

good pint of beer or, if one is

a woman, over a gin and tonic

perhaps or a glass of wine. It

has to be a place where one can

strike up a good conversation

with a stranger or visit with

friends. It needs to be comfy.

It needs to be the sort of place

one can spend the whole of

Saturday evening in.

We know that the necessary

drink drive laws reinforced

Where have all the horse brasses gone? - an important part of our social

history has been ‘cleansed’ from most pubs - thankfully the Tucker’s Arms

at Dalwood is resplendent with brasses - let’s hope it never changes!

by breathalysers and CCTV

cameras are killing off the

country pubs. These are being

forced to turn into eateries if

they are to have any chance of

survival. Many town pubs are

going the same way in search

of bigger profits. We know that

smoking in pubs is not politically

correct especially with

people eating there. But, the

death of the old style pub is not

doing the populous any favours.

People need to be able to socialise

casually without joining

clubs or playing cards or taking

up sport. People need to be able

to interact with their fellow men

(and women) in a spontaneous,

casual and carefree way. If this

interaction is helped along by

a good pint of beer or a glass

of wine all the better!

Guy Peters

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The PANTHEON

An impressive piece

of architecture and

structural engineering.

We owe so much of our

culture to the ancient

Romans (not forgetting

the Greeks) - take the

lettering for example

- looks familiar? The

Pantheon still to this day,

has the world's largest

unreinforced concrete

dome. The Pantheon was

completed by Hadrian, but

it's on the site of an earlier

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by Marcus Agrippa (27BC

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inscription as above.

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Devonshire magazine visits the Eternal City

Here in Devon things

undoubtedly get fresher

once we hit the months of

October and November, but

if you're suffering from a

touch of wanderlust it's the

perfect time to visit Rome

because temperatures are

down to a more bearable

level.

Rome has a magnetic pull that

cannot be ignored, certainly if

you wish to immerse yourself in

ancient Rome, not forgetting the

glamour, drama, noise, drains,

pasta, pizza, ice cream and coffee

- it’s a compulsive destination.

What's staggering, certainly if

you are interested in ancient

Rome, are the robust historic

remnants of the once mighty

Roman metropolis that refuse

to wave 'arrivederci', even after

some two millennia.

Flying from Devon, it seems that

Bristol's your best bet - because

all the flights I found scanning

online for Exeter involved mid

journey stops - avoid these like

the plague as the flight time

increases from just over 2.5 hours

for a direct flight to ridiculous

times with mid journey stops.

Ancient Rome is inextricably

linked with Britain of course,

and here in Devon they made

their presence known in their

usual style by the building of a

fort at Exeter, linked up with the

Fosse Way. It's been estimated

that there are some 70% of the

Roman walls still surviving in

Exeter, although in many parts

the wall's been repaired or heightened

in later periods. It's great to

be able to pay a visit to what was

the cultural and administrative

centre of the world, at a time

when us Brits were living in mud

huts, Romans ruled the roost and

pulled the strings.

What's lovely about Rome is that

there's been little invasion of the

skyline by high-rise buildings, so

A sight that once would have

struck terror through many

an ancient Britain's heart,

they ruled with brutal and

ruthless efficiency - this one's

obviously friendly!

when Rome's glimpsed from the

many viewpoints across the city,

it's relatively unspoilt, and the

scale and breadth of remaining

architectural heritage is staggering.

Rome is interesting on many

levels, people from all over the

world have Rome on their itinerary,

and café culture doesn't get

better than sitting in the Piazza

della Rotonda, enjoying a cappuccino

with the Pantheon towering

over the stream of visitors milling

in from around the world.

Don't forget to take your raincoat,

you could experience the odd

thundershower in October or

November, but there's so much

to see that you'll welcome the

refreshing drop in temperature

that it brings. Even in November,

if the sun's out, it can warm up

very quickly.

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A still from the iconic film 'Roman Holiday' starring Gregory Peck

and Audrey Hepburn - films today just don't have the charm!

Left - THEY SAY SIZE ISN'T EVERYTHING - WHAT DO 'THEY' KNOW?

I'm pretty sure that any self-respecting ancient Roman would violently disagree. Size was everything, as

evidenced here by the single stone pillars at the front of the Pantheon. No half measures, penny pinching,

machinery or health & safety come to that, just prodigious labour and compulsive incentive schemes. The

scale is staggering - in the flesh it's an unforgettable sight, a genuine 'WOW' moment.

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The triumphal arch of Constantine spanning the Via

Triumphalis, the route taken by emporers entering the city.

The Colosseum lies in the background.

Below - The Forum with the Colosseum in the distance

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Pons Fabrcius or Ponte dei Quattro Capi - the oldest ancient Roman bridge in Rome. Built in 62 BC, it has been in

continuous use ever since being built. The bridge is still in its original state - it links up to the Tiber Island in the middle of

the river. Walking down steps to the river bank, you come across ancient Roman drains also still in use!

Underdressed - a sword!

It's evident that Italians love their uniforms.

Rome's seems to heave with officialdom.

I don't doubt that the gun's

loaded - styling influences

courtesy Mr M. Jackson.

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Trajan's Column

The man himself - Trajan

The view out from Trajan's

Market to the Piano, otherwise

know as il Monumento a

Vittorio Emanuele II

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The Pantheon - the most well preserved building in Rome, it was a temple dedicated to all of the gods of pagan Rome.

The Pyramid of Cestius - standing at a fork between the ancient roads of Via

Ostiensis and the Via della Marmorata. The pyramid was built as a tomb for

Gaius Cestius, a magistrate.

La Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth), thought to

be part of a first century ancient Roman fountain or

possibly a manhole cover.

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Mamma Mia

Roma isa 'd selfie capital anda peeple wachin capital ofa 'd world

Bellissimo!

Enjoying lunch just behind the Colosseum

Smile!

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Bella figura

A fashion shoot in progress at Trajan's Market

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A point of view!

Nelson’s Column

by JOHN FISHER

Alas, none of them survives. He died at

Budleigh Salterton on 31 March 1914.

Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Summer and

Autumn runs at RAMM until 20 October,

and admission is free.

Every picture tells a story

THIS ONE OPENS at what has been the secret

meeting place of the two lovers this summer

past, here by the big tree.

But this evening is she early or is he late?

Look at the tension in her hands. In another

five minutes if he doesn’t appear…

This delightful and intriguing picture

TheTrysting Place is by the eminent British

artist Sir Hubert von Herkomer and is just

one small part of this summer’s exhibition

of fine art from the collection at the Royal

Albert Memorial Exhibition in Exeter.

As with many of his paintings you could

be forgiven for thinking that it resembles a

publicity still from a film because so many

of von Herkomer’s artworks are not only a

delight to look at but are also narrative. He

continued his storytelling as a pioneer in

the early British film industry, scripting

and directing as many as seven early films

for cinema.

Sign off

THE ONLY PLACE in England with an

exclamation mark in its name - we wrote

a while back in this column - is Westward

Ho! in Devon.

Sad to relate, this novelty has made it

something of a trophy for nocturnal souvenir

hunters over the years - much like that place

in North Wales, which has now been reduced

to calling itself Llanfair PG.

Now a reader recently returned from a foray

into Aberdeenshire has sent us this picture

of another place with an unusual name

which has also attracted so much unwanted

attention over the years that it has taken

the precaution of actually welding its name

to the sign post. How did he find that out is

the question?

In recent years the warming climate has seen

the day-flying moth successfully overwinter

in greenhouses and sheltered locations in

South West England and hopes are high that

2016 could witness another ‘hummer summer’

in our region.

Floats like a butterfly, thinks it’s a bird

Spotting one has long been considered a good

omen - a small swarm of the orange and brown

moths was famously seen flying over the

Channel on D-Day in 1944. There’s sensible.

LOOK OUT DEVON GARDENERS for a sight

of one of the world’s most striking-looking

moths which may be attempting to colonise

the UK this summer.

The unmistakeable Humming-bird Hawkmoth,

which is found on the Continent, beats

its wings 80 times per-second, which allows

it to hover with humming-bird like precision

over flower heads.

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if you spot one.

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art exhibitions AUG & SEP 16

David Brayne - 'Woman with a plate of lemons' - White Space Art, Salcombe

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

FOLK WEEK EXHIBITION

Until 07 Aug - A wide range of at

work and craft work from Devon

artists, East Devon Art, Old Fore

Street, Sidmouth, 11.00am to

5.00pm.

FLOWER POWER

BOTANICAL

ILLUSTRATIONS IN INDIA

Until 11 Aug - An exhibition

of beautiful early 19th-century

illustrations of Indian flora, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum - RAMM,

Queen Street, Exeter, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

OUTLIER DETECTION BY

ROD DICKINSON

Until 15 Aug - The artwork monitors

the frequency with which UK

legislation is passed, Royal Albert

Memorial Museum - RAMM, Queen

Street, Exeter, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

EXPRESSION

Until 16 Aug - A unique chance

to see the work of John Hubbard,

Patrick Jones & Chris Prindl, Town

Mill Arts, The Malthouse Gallery,

Lyme Regis, 10.30am to 4.25pm.

EXETER'S FINE ART

COLLECTION

Until 20 Aug - This exhibition

features a selection of drawings,

watercolours and oil paintings, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum - RAMM,

Queen Street, Exeter, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

THG OPEN 2016

EXHIBITION

Until 27 Aug - Open submission

exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery,

Elmfield House, Honiton, 10.00am

to 5.00pm.

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AUG & SEP 16

Art Exhibitions

Peter Goodhall - 'Hauling the Catch' - Kennaway House Sidmouth

Lisa Takahashi - 'Full Moon' - Brook Gallery,

Budleigh Salterton

TEN SUMMERS IN THE

COUNTRY

Until 27 Aug - A celebration of the

country and country life and of our

10 years of residence, Hybrid, 51

High Street, Honiton, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

GROSVENOR SCHOOL

INSPIRED

Until 28 Aug - An Exhibition of work

by Lisa Takahashi, Paul Cleden

and Andres Pavitt, Brook Gallery,

Foreshore House, Budleigh Salterton,

10.30am to 5.00pm.

MOOR TO SEA

Until 29 Aug - An exhibition

celebrating the light, life and

landscape of the West Country,

Brook Gallery, 1 Barnfield Crescent,

Exeter.

SUMMER IN DARTMOUTH

Until 31 Aug - The gallery is

bursting with new paintings,

ceramics, jewellery and sculpture,

Baxters Gallery, 12 Foss Street,

Dartmouth, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf - 'Flux'

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Catherine Osbond - 'Can I Join Too?'

East Devon Art, Sidmouth

Vanessa Gardiner - 'Moor to Sea' - Brook Gallery, Exeter

Jenny Birchall - ' Dartmouth in Summer'

Baxters Gallery, Dartmouth

A SOUTH HAMS SUMMER

EXHIBITION 2016

Until 31 Aug - Our new summer

exhibition is filled with wonderful

new work, Brownston Gallery, 36

Church Street, Modbury, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

COMMEMORATING THE

FIRST WORLD WAR

Until 01 Sep - This display recalls

the activities at the museum during

the First World War, Royal Albert

Memorial Museum - RAMM, Queen

Street, Exeter, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

EXHIBITION

Until 03 Sep - Curated by Lara

Goodband A History Centre

partnership, Peninsula Arts,

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

SUMMER EXHIBITION

Until 03 Sep - Paintings, prints and

sculpture from gallery artists, White

Space Art, 72 Fore Street, Totnes.

ALEX LOWERY AND

RICHARD BATTERHAM

Until 04 Sep - Alex Lowery's

paintings and Richard Batterham's

recent pottery, Sladers Yard, West

Bay Road, West Bay, 10.00am to

4.00pm.

SUMMER EXHIBITION

DEVON GUILD OF

CRAFTSMEN

Until 04 Sep - The annual exhibition

of new craft work by members of

DGC, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey,

10.00am to 5.30pm.

THE SUMMER EXHIBITION

Until 24 Sep - The Ever Popular

Summer Exhibition! Artwave West,

Artwave West, Morecombelake,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

EFFLORESCENCE BY JUDE

FREEMA

Until 02 Oct - Artist Jude Freeman

explores her response to a garden

through the seasons, Royal Albert

Memorial Museum - RAMM, Queen

Street, Exeter, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

THE GREAT BIG RHINO

TRAIL

Until 09 Oct - A life-sized painted

rhino sculpture is visiting RAMM

with another small rhino, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum - RAMM,

Queen Street, Exeter, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

EXHIBITION BY SANDY

WINSKILL

01 Aug to 27 Aug - Commissions

taken to paint your favourite pet,

The Axminster Arts Cafe, Axminster,

9.00am to 4.00pm.

INTERNATIONAL GARDEN

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE

YEAR

01 Aug to 28 Aug - Top entries

from the International Garden

Photographer of the Year

competition, Royal Albert Memorial

Museum - RAMM, Queen Street,

Exeter, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Julie Ellis - 'Daybreak' - Brownston Gallery, Modbury

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Summer Exhibition

Until 03 Sep - Paintings, prints,

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Heath Hearn,

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Ingebjorg Smith

16-30 Sep - New paintings.

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Moor to Sea Until 29 Aug

Alan Cotton selects a body of work from

artists across the UK. Showing in Exeter.

Grosvenor School Inspired

Until 28 Aug - A group exhibition of

contemporary linocuts featuring artists:

Paul Cleden, Lisa Takahashi and

Andrew Pavitt. Showing in Budleigh.

For this, other talks and events visit:

www.brookgallery.co.uk

What’s on in the gallery

Summer Exhibition

A mixed show of our gallery artists

showcasing the best of the West Country

Anthony Amos, Tony Parsons

Robert Lenkiewicz, Andrew Miller

Yvonne Coomber, Charles Jamieson

Michael Hill

The Mists of Time 09 Sep to 01 Oct

Anthony Amos and introducing Julie Ellis

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Heritage Exhibition

01 to 27 Aug - a recollection of

significant events

End of Summer Exhibition

29 Aug to 09 Sep celebrating

emerging and established artists

Arthur Homeshaw and

Richard Slater

10 to 30 Sep - A Retrospective

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AUG & SEP 16

Art Exhibitions

2016 LYME REGIS ARTSFEST

- SCULPTURE TRAIL

01 Aug to 02 Oct - A dozen sculptors

exhibiting over thirty outdoor

sculptures in Lyme Regis, Lyme

Regis ArtsFest, Lyme Regis, Lyme

Regis, 7.00am to 9.00pm.

THE TEMPEST SUMMER

ART SHOW

04 Aug to 24 Aug - A summer

exhibition of artwork themed around

Shakespeare's The Tempest, Town

Mill Arts, The Courtyard Gallery,

Lyme Regis, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

BOTANICAL

ILLUSTRATIONS IN INDIA

11 Aug to 11 Sep - An exhibition

of beautiful early 19th-century

illustrations of Indian flora, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum - RAMM,

Queen Street, Exeter, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

Mark Rochester - 'Purple Cliffs' - Hybrid Gallery

ART@JUBILEE

21 Aug - Affordable art exhibition

and sale. FREE entry. Good variety

of styles, Jubilee, Jubilee Gardens,

Seaton, 12.00am to 4.00pm.

DEAN PRIOR LIFE

DRAWING GROUP

EXHIBITION

21 Aug to 27 Aug - Dynamic art

works on display by local artists:

drawings, paintings and 3D work,

Dean Prior Life Drawing Group,

Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes,

10.00am to 4.45pm.

ISLAND ARTIST

23 Aug to 04 Sep - Paintings by

Emma Carter, Harbour House, The

Promenade, Kingsbridge, 10.00am

to 5.00pm.

Eddie Burrows - 'Reflections of Newlyn'

Apple Tree, Axminster

DAVID BEER: STRANGER

IN TOWN

15 Aug to 20 Aug - Oil on board

landscapes/seascapes and life

drawing in charcoal and acrylic,

Art at The Works Gallery, Art at

The Works, Tavistock, 11.00am to

4.00pm.

OUTLIER DETECTION

BY ROD DICKINSON

15 Aug to 20 Oct - The artwork

monitors the frequency with which

UK legislation is passed, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum - RAMM,

Queen Street, Exeter, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

INSTANT

18 Aug to 31 Aug - Annual

exhibition of photography, painting

& printmaking by The Shed Gallery,

Town Mill Arts, The Malthouse

Gallery, Lyme Regis, 10.30am to

4.30pm.

GALMPTON BARN ART

GROUP

20 Aug to 29 Aug - 6th Exhibition.

All Welcome to visit and

refreshments will be available,

Galmpton Fine Art Group, Barn

Chapel Hall, Brixham, 10.30am to

5.00pm.

Becky Nuttall - 'Feast for Parting'

Artizan Gallery

SEATON JUBILEE ARTISTS

GROUP

01 Sep to 07 Sep - A group of local

artists displaying a variety of work

in our Station Gallery, Pecorama,

Underleys, Beer, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

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CONTEMPORARY FINE ART

John Piper

John’s back in Beer!

A fine range of his iconic

Cornish images now in

Steam Gallery.

www.steamgallery.co.uk

01297 625144

51 High Street Honiton

t. 01404 43201

www.hybrid-devon.co.uk

In our gallery

Ten Summers in the Country

Until 27 Aug - A celebration of the

country and country life and of our 10

years of residence. Richard Adams,

Karen Birchwood, Angela Charles,

Linda Felcey, Marian Hill, Irene Jones,

Dylan Lloyd, Rob Mason, Henrietta

Paine, Dean Patman, Mark Rochester,

Richard Sowman, Rachel Sumner.

Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LS

info@eastdevonart.co.uk 01395 516284

Folk Week Exhibition 23 Jul to 07 Aug

A wide range of art works.

Summer School 08 to 25 Aug

Devon Open Studios 10 to 25 Sept

Art tuition available throughout the year.

A selection of work may be viewed on-line at

www.eastdevonart.co.uk

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Open every day 11am-5pm & every weekend.

IN THE GALLERY

Original Paintings

Limited Edition Prints

Ceramics

Sculpture

Designer Jewellery

Limited Edition Textiles

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Victoria Place, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NQ

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COMMEMORATING THE

FIRST WORLD WAR

01 Sep to 01 Nov - This display

recalls the activities at the museum

during the First World War, Royal

Albert Memorial Museum - RAMM.

AWAKENINGS

10 Sep to 18 Sep - New work from

acclaimed local artist Hilary Arnold,

Hilary Arnold, The Bomb Shelter,

Seaton, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

DEVON OPEN STUDIOS-

MANATON MAKERS

EXHIBITION

10 Sep to 25 Sep - Art, baskets,

ceramics, jewellery, printmaking,

textiles and woodturning, Manaton

Makers, The Barn, Bovey Tracey,

11.00am to 6.00pm.

DEVON OPEN STUDIOS

2016

10 Sep to 25 Sep - Free Art show

- Artists open their studios across

Devon for 16 days, Devon Open

Studios, studios, Exeter, 11.00am to

6.00pm.

GESTURE AND COLOUR

EXHIBITION

10 Sep to 25 Sep - Part of Devon

Open Studios 2016, Goren Festival,

Woodhayes Gallery, Honiton, 10.00am

to 6.00pm.

PAOLOZZI : GENERAL

DYNAMIC F.U.N.

EXHIBITION

10 Sep to 08 Oct - Touring exhibition

from the Hayward Gallery, London,

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield

House, Honiton, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

ARTBEAT EXHIBITION &

SALE

17 Sep to 25 Sep - 12 local artists

showcase their latest work, Artbeat,

Kennaway House, Sidmouth,

10.00am to 5.30pm.

ART@JUBILEE

18 Sep - Affordable art exhibition

and sale. FREE entry. Good variety

of styles, Jubilee, Jubilee Gardens,

Seaton, 12.00am to 4.00pm.

MUSEUM ON THE QUAY -

KINGSBRIDGE NOW AND

THEN

20 Sep to 25 Sep - Kingsbridge

Cookworthy Museum brings a

temporary exhibition to Harbour

House, Harbour House, The

Promenade, Kingsbridge, 10.00am

to 5.00pm.

CHARLIE O'SULLIVAN

SOLO EXHIBITION

24 Sep to 07 Oct - New works by

Charlie O'Sullivan at Marine House,

Marine House at Beer, Fore Street,

Beer, 10.00am to 5.30pm.

PETER GOODHALL

EXHIBITION 'SEE THE SEA'

30 Sep to 09 Oct - Contemporary

and traditional paintings that feature

the sea, Peter Goodhall, Kennaway

House, Sidmouth, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

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John Piper - 'West Cornwall Farm' - Marine House

KURT JACKSON:

REVISITING TURNER

10 Sep to 04 Dec - Jackson visited

12 locations in Devon/Cornwall

depicted in the work of Turner,

RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter,

10.00am to 5.00pm.

MICHAEL SHAW:

SCULPTING THE MUSEUM

17 Sep to 13 Nov - Artist Michael

Shaw's sculpture is original,

dynamic and fun, RAMM, Queen

Street, Exeter, 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Richard Sowman - 'The Red Cushion'

Hybrid Gallery, Honiton

Quentin Blake - GalleryFab, Newton Abbot

Frances Hatch - ‘3 Red Canoes Southbeach’

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton

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Exhibitions

The Summer Exhibition

Until 24 Sep

An outstanding collection, featuring

numerous artists including the highly

regarded Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm

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A four room treasure trove

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THG OPEN 2016

Until 27 Aug - Celebrating

the rich and varied talent of

artists living in the South

West. A perfect opportunity

to view and purchase work

by both established and

emerging artists.

www.thelmahulbert.com

01404 45006

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ANTHONY AMOS

and introducing

JULIE ELLIS

The Mists of Time

9th September - 1st October 2016

Wonderful atmospheric paintings from two fine artists. The late master marine artist Anthony Amos

and young emerging talent Julie Ellis share a rare quality – the ability to portray a sense of memory

and time and place with a raw power that provokes an emotional, and almost physical, response.

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‘Monet group’ - £270 to £475

Peter Layton

Launching new ranges inspired by

great artists at Steam Gallery at Beer

Steam Gallery at Beer has built a reputation for hand

made glass. One of the finest makers is Peter Layton

who is widely credited with leading the buoyant revival

of glass making in Britain.

We have worked closely with Peter over many years

and are able to present a selection of great pieces in

the gallery. Since his series reflecting the work of David

Hockney which was exhibited at the Royal Academy he

has followed these themes with pieces on the work of

Monet and Klimt examples of which are shown here.

Steam Gallery exhibits other leading glass makers such

as Bob Crooks, Stuart Akroyd, Siddy Langley, Lucy Batt

and Bruce Marks and will shortly be presenting a selection

of glass from Notarianni in Dorset.

Come and appreciate the colour, light and excitement

fine glass can give to any room in your house.

‘Green Paradiso Dropper’ - 24cm high - £535

‘Klimt Circles of Hope Stoneform’ - 21cm high - £650

‘Homage to Hockney, Arrival of Spring’ - 24cm high - £1,195

‘Klimt Landscape Stoneform’ - 20cm high - £465

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Art Exhibitions

TOPSHAM ART GROUP CELEBRATES

50 YEARS SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

In 1966, about a dozen Topsham artists decided to form an Art Group.

Their first public exhibition took place the following year. Mr Alan

Musson was the Chairman and can be seen in the attached cutting

from the Express and Echo of August 1968. Within three years, membership

had grown to 80 and reached its limit of 150 shortly after that.

One of the original members was Mrs Christine Pratt, who is still a

member and exhibits regularly.

Cutting from the Express and Echo August 1968

Since those early days the Group

(known to its members as TAG)

has exhibited regularly every

summer and, like all Art Groups,

has had its ups and downs, with

concerns over membership,

finances and the quality of its

shows being reflected in the Committee

Meeting Minutes over the

years. But it has survived due to

the commitment of its members

and it is thriving today with a full

membership and some successful

shows which have been commended

by our peers in other

Art Groups and by professional

artists who regularly come to

visit the Summer Exhibitions.The

Group recently held a two week

show in the Royal Albert Memorial

Exhibition in April last year.

Due to healthy sales at all these

shows, TAG has attracted a loyal

client base who, along with local

‘Satsumas’ by Christine Pratt, a founding member

‘Trawlers’, linocut by Penny Wolujewicz,

a current member

Topsham traders give generous support to our events. If you have a

love of the arts and would be interested in joining TAG, do pick up an

application form at the Exhibition in August, or write to our Membership

Secretary, Valaine Woodford, at 1 Glebe Cottage, Kenn, Exeter,

EX6 7UL or bandvatglebe@btinternet.com

Art Exhibitors wanted for

autumn/winter

Up to 50 pictures (depending on size)

are needed for the exhibition space at

the Axminster Arts Café.

Initial cost: £15 for 4 weeks

+ 10% commission on sales.

Crafts also wanted on an ongoing

sale-or-return basis.

Contact jennyfells@btinternet.com

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WHITE SPACE ART

SUMMER SHOW

23 JULY-03 SEPT

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AUGUST

White Space Art, Totnes, now in its 13th year, continues to exhibit the best in

contemporary art by regional and national artists. Our summer exhibition includes

the wonderful Sarah Bowman, Vanessa Cooper, Lucy Pratt and David Brayne to name a

few. As well as a collection of rare limited edition prints by Breon O’Casey.

We are also thrilled to announce a new venture, as our second gallery White Space

Art, Coves Quay opens in Salcombe this summer. This charming gallery space, off

the bustling Island Street is the perfect addition to our Totnes home.

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Salcombe TQ8 8DW t 01548 844144

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But here’s the thing...

IT IS 180 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

since Charles Dickens introduced

his readers to Joe the Fat Boy in his

serial read, The Pickwick Papers: to

be precise, in chapter 56, appearing

in August 1836.

Dickens, a frequent visitor to Devon,

is thought to have encountered the

real Joe at The Turk’s Head Hotel,

next to the Guildhall, Exeter, where

the youth worked as a liveried

servant. The building is still there

- now part of the Prezzo chain - and

Joe - or rather his condition - is

immortalised in the medical books

Joe’s character loves his food and

is prone to falling asleep in any

situation. His sleep problem is the

origin of the term Pickwickian

Syndrome. This led to the later

description of Hypoventilation

Syndrome. But hark! Here comes

Joe now:

A most violent and startling

knocking was heard at the door.

The object that presented itself to

Dickens’ ‘Joe the Fat Boy’ worked here

the eyes of the astonished clerk, was a boy - a wonderfully fat

boy - habited as a serving lad, standing upright on the mat, with

his eyes closed as if in sleep. He had never seen such a fat boy,

in or out of a travelling caravan;

and this, coupled with the calmness

and repose of his appearance, so

very different from what was

reasonably to have been expected

in the inflicter of such knock, smote

him with wonder.

“What’s the matter” inquired

the clerk (three times). The

extraordinary boy replied not a

word; but he nodded once, and

seemed, to the clerk’s imagination,

to snore feebly.

“What the devil do you knock in that

way for?” inquired the clerk, angrily.

“Which way?” said the boy, in a slow

and sleepy voice.

“Why, like forty hackney-coachmen,”

replied the clerk.

“Because master said, I wasn’t to

leave off knocking till they opened

the door, for fear I should go to sleep,”

said the boy.

Devon ice cream

promotion licked

NOTHING DAUNTED that the government

has withdrawn its £150,000 annual funding

in support of the Cornish language (April

2016), one enterprising Cornish ice cream

manufacturer is promoting its product on

our small screens this summer - in the ancient

Cornish tongue. And good luck to them.

Devon on the other hand has a number of ice

cream makers but no Devon language as such,

although the county remains rich in dialect

words that might one day be called upon to

promote Devon ice cream to holiday visitors.

We turned therefore to the know-alls in the

saloon bar of The Weary Badger (somewhere in

Devon) and asked if they could come up with

anything that could be usefully employed in

any future tv ad’ promoting Devon ice cream.

The results, sadly, were pathetic:-

Hot weather

Cold

Icicles

Frozen

Hungry

Quelstring

Proper shrammed

Chonchables

Vrawed

Grubbish

A spokesman told us as how they was

spuddling (struggling) a bit but zartain to

come up wi’ zummat proper Demshur afore

our visitors goes ‘ome. Some comfort there

then.

Devon’s Memory Cafes

POETRY IS EMOTION recollected in

tranquility, wrote Wordsworth and how

right he was. Now, poems from childhood are

being used to unlock memories and emotion

for the benefit of people with dementia and

their carers.

Here in Devon Plymouth University has

been one of the driving forces behind the

first National Memory Day, launched last

month. Ian Sherriff, Plymouth University’s

Academic Partnership Lead For Dementia

talked on Radio 4 about his experiences

working with Memory Cafés which are key

to this important work.

He told listeners how recited poetry from

the past can form an important part of

reconnecting – not only with words but also

in rebuilding relationships with loved ones.

Those cafés need helping hands as well as

readers, he said.

There are 60 Memory Cafés in Devon. Find

your nearest one at: memorycafes.org.uk/

england/southwest/devon/devon.html

JOHN FISHER

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A R C H I T E C T S

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REFRESHING KITCHENS

No longer just a place to cook, kitchens can be a

great place for family and friends to socialise

Wondering how your kitchen could

work better for you? Well, you're

definitely not alone, I'm sure that

there are many of us out there keen to rip

out old cabinets and start afresh.

Even though many would like to simply

improve the look and feel of the

kitchen, it's a great opportunity also

to improve utilisation of the space and

to maximise efficiency. So making

the most of this opportunity whilst

in the design and planning stage

can pay dividends in the long term.

The choice and variety of designs

available appear to grow by the

week. Open plan kitchens are ever

popular with high gloss doors,

muted colours and an abundance

of storage configurations in places

you may not have considered

yourself.

Contemporary

country styles

including 80s brass

accenting are also in favour

currently.

The design of your new kitchen

may have various restrictions

such as the location of water,

gas and waste outlets, but these

can all be discussed with your

designer. Many new homes have

the kitchen located at the front of the

property - these days, which reduces

the piping required from meter to tap

and therefore lowers the building costs.

downlights can

increase work

surface light

levels

Other key features that need to be

considered at the start of your project

are lighting and electrical sockets. This

aspect of the scheme should be completed

whilst in the design stage as wiring will

need sinking into walls before plastering

can be completed. Downlights can be

used to help increase the levels of light

on your worktops and reduce visibility of

fixtures. This is particularly the case if you

are going for that modern, minimalist

look. If you really want to create

a room for all occasions, mood

or ambient lighting can come

into play. Remember to consider

ʻsplash zones’ of water and food

to plan placement of electrical

sockets accordingly.

If your kitchen is too small for

large open plan design, don't

forget that space saving can be

achieved by stacking appliances. For

example, raising a washing machine above

a dryer. Also using up wall space with more

cabinets or, if the space isn’t quite big enough,

adding shelving will ensure you're getting the

best out of all available space.

At a lower level, the selection of flooring you

choose should complement the design of your

kitchen: polished concrete, parquet patterns

and tiles are just a few of the many options

and, if finished correctly, should be relatively

easy to keep clean and serviceable.

There's been a dramatic increase in the amount

of technology available for the kitchen. Built

in docks for smartphones and tablets (for

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We're blessed with excellent kitchen

designers and installers in Devon!

charging or watching recipe videos online),

appliances hooked up online and a flurry of

boiling water taps (inset image: a Quooker

Fusion Tap). Smart washers and dryers can

allow you to remotely monitor cycles and

energy consumption. Refrigerators can have

the ability to scan your shopping

receipt, keeping an eye

on your inventory of

items and alerting you

if an items of food are due

to expire - they can even enable

online ordering. Digital splashbacks

installed just above counter tops, can

replace tiling to show images, recipes

and more.

We've barely scraped the surface

of what is available today, if you

want help with your kitchen

redesign, there are a range of

excellent companies within this

section who can help you with

your kitchen project.

Heywoode

Bar Stool

available from

Prestige Furniture

01626 830707

Panache Interiors 01395 239200

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To create this look, visit your

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• Architectural and

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• Fireplace Specialists

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A collection of my own work on display, specialising in

country furniture made in Pippy Oak, new designs to

complement your home all made at the workshop in Honiton.

Tel: 01404 46858 10am to 5pm Mon-Fri

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Our Superb Showroom

Showcasing the areaʼs most extensive collection of windows and doors.

If you are looking for inspiration, come and see the areaʼs most extensive

collection of windows and doors all under one roof.

Whether itʼs Timber or Evolution Storm the great alternative to PVCu, and

aesthetically as close as you can get to Timber, all the products are here.

Let us help you choose the RIGHT windows and doors for your home or business.

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have been really happy with them so when it

came to replacing the doors I had to choose

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“We were very happy with the fitters, in fact the whole

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Timber front door and Oxford timber sash window.

“I needed to replace my timber front window and door. Following

a referral from a close friend who recommended DuraLife, I

visited their showroom. I was put under no pressure with

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Westgrove Joinery Limited

For your comfort & independence

• Walk-in baths • Walk-in showers • Wet rooms

• Product & installation guarantee

• Waterproof wall panelling

• Slip resistant safety flooring

• Grab rails, shower seats & raised toilets

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Tel: 01395 263898

Email: info@homesbydesignexmouth.co.uk

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Totnes Tile & Bathroom Studio

One of the largest selections

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Over 25 years in the home improvement industry

• A beautiful range of wall and

floor tiles including Ceramic,

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• Bathroom Studio displaying

traditional and contemporary

suites from selected

manufacturers

• Underfloor heating specialist

• Many exclusive ranges

• Family Run Business

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• Public and trade welcome

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We carry out the following services:

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ROOFING, WATERPROOFING AND NON SLIP BALCONY SYSTEMS IN DEVON

Prodek are a friendly, family run

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winning gardens for over 25 years.

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Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood,

Axminster EX13 7ET

Whether you want a greenhouse

or just a pane of glass, a fabulous

summerhouse, an honest garden

shed, or an elegant conservatory to

grace your home our friendly and

professional team are happy to help.

See our website for more information:

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GARDENING

Fruit, glorious fruit!

Peopleʼs Trust for Endangered Species

launches the first ʻFruitFinderʼ database as

part of ongoing orchard conservation

They say variety is the spice of life, but how many apple

varieties have you tasted, and how many are there? You

might be surprised to know, given that most supermarkets

only stock about eight apple varieties, that there

are actually thousands of native fruit varieties in the UK

and FruitFinder, a new search tool from Peopleʼs Trust for

Endangered Species (PTES) is here to help you discover

them.

They say variety is the spice of life, but

how many apple varieties have you

tasted, and how many are there? You

might be surprised to know, given

that most supermarkets only stock

about eight apple varieties, that there

are actually thousands of native fruit

varieties in the UK and FruitFinder, a

new search tool from People’s Trust

for Endangered Species (PTES) is here

to help you discover them. Funded by

the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, this

tool is part of an ongoing effort by

PTES to conserve and restore traditional

orchards across the country in

recognition of their amazing habitat

value to local wildlife.

There are around 5,000 fruit varieties

grown in the UK, many of which are

specific to the geographical area

from which they come, such as the

Carlisle Codlin or Severn Bank apples.

FruitFinder is the first online database

which lists every known UK grown

variety of orchard fruit, from apples

and pears to medlars and mulberries,

providing a way for gardeners,

cider-makers or orchard owners to

find nurseries that sell them or a source

of grafting material of rare heritage

varieties. Increasing awareness of

and access to these rare and heritage

varieties will help prevent them being

lost over time.

Over the last 10 years, PTES’ orchards

team, with the help of over 700 volunteers

and nearly 1500 orchard owners,

has identified over 35,000 individual

orchards in England and over 7,000 in

Wales. Alarmingly, this work revealed

that 90% of traditional orchards have

been lost since the 1950s. Furthermore,

45% of the remaining orchards

surveyed in England and 35% of

orchards in Wales were found to be

in declining condition as a habitat. By

far the most common reason for this

is lack of replacement tree replanting,

meaning these remaining old orchards

will quickly disappear unless action

is taken.

FruitFinder tackles both of these

issues head on by making it easier

for the public to discover and buy

traditional heritage trees to replant

in their orchards, safeguarding these

habitats, and varieties, for future generations.

Megan Gimber, Orchard Project Officer

at PTES said: “PTES FruitFinder is a great

way for people to find out more about

local fruit and source local heritage

trees and grafting material to grow

their own fruit trees. The more we can

educate the public about the need for

conserving traditional orchards, the

more likely we are to be successful

in reversing their decline.”

Traditional orchards

are fantastic for

wildlife as they are

made up of several

different habitats,

including elements

of woodland,

hedgerow and

meadow grassland

To help halt the decline in traditional

orchards, over the last year a PTES

orchard grant scheme has sent out

trees and enough grafting kits to plant

over 1,500 trees in traditional orchards

across the UK. PTES has created several

online practical guides covering

various aspects of orchard management,

such as pruning and grafting

new trees, to encourage orchard

owners to manage their orchards

in a sustainable and wildlife-friendly

manner.

Traditional orchards are fantastic for

wildlife as they are made up of several

different habitats, including elements

of woodland, hedgerow and meadow

grassland. This mosaic of habitats

is home to a range of biodiversity,

including butterflies, bumblebees,

birds, bats and beetles. The unique

way fruit trees age creates an indispensable

habitat for a wide range of

rare and interesting species.

Megan concludes: “Traditional

orchards offer the habitat stability

that is becoming so scarce in our

countryside, yet is so valuable to the

future of our wildlife”.

For more information or to access

PTES’ FruitFinder, see: https://ptes.

org/fruitfinder/

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The diary of lady farmer, Janet East

Jim - keeping the sheep in check

Nell

"Bonjour Nell... Bonjour Jim"

Oh my goodness, what an

amazing dog! I was sat in the

freezing cold at a sheepdog

trial in East Sussex. What

was I doing there, so far from

Devon? I was supporting a

sheepdog trial to raise funds

for a lovely youngster who was

off to Peru on a school trip. No

fundraising - no trip. The trial

was held at the farm where

some 30 years ago I enrolled

on a sheepdog training course

run by a quiet, unassuming,

superb handler and teacher

called Sam. He worked many

dogs, but one was special –

Roy. A small, black and white

border collie who mirrored

his owner - quiet, unassuming

and brilliant. I always wanted

a dog from Roy’s line and the

opportunity presented itself

and I purchased Nell as a

beautiful pup some 4 years ago.

The trial was being hosted by

Sam and his wife Zoe - I was

there to support them and their

very worthy cause.

The Seven Sisters Country Park

where they farm is remote,

barren and so very different to

our small farm in East Devon

with its narrow, winding

lanes, grass growing down the

middle, high hedgerows full

of foxgloves, cow parsley, and

red campions, but yet there is

something beautiful about its

starkness.

The sheep dog trial was one of

the best, attracting dogs and

owners from all over the UK

and far beyond.

I was sat on a damp straw bale,

wrapped up to the nines as

the wind whipped across the

valley, with my vision impaired

by the tears running down

my face caused by the wind.

I saw so many dogs that day,

some good, some not a clue,

but nothing that made me sit

Jim at work - a master of his profession

up and think wow, that dog’s

special. I had done my duty,

was cold, wet and preparing for

the long journey home when

suddenly my eyes opened wide

as a dog came on the scene

who looked pretty special.

He was a big dog, red with a

large white collar, long coated,

stylish, keen but yet ordinary

as if he was doing a day’s work.

His female handler was quiet,

very business like, gave few,

but clear commands as the

dog, knowing his job, carefully

drove the 5 sheep around this

very difficult, testing course,

built on this unforgiving

landscape. The rain was now

lashing down and the wind

was whipping up through

the valley which made it so

difficult for the dog to hear the

whistle commands. He knew

what was expected of him and

it was his natural ability and

the unspoken understanding

between handler and dog

which, for me, was a pure joy to

watch. I was impressed. In fact,

I was more than impressed. I

had waited all day for this - to

watch a very special dog do

what it is born and bred to do

- work. I had to get on the road

so I never knew if he won the

trial or not.

The weather was vile, I was

still damp and cold, but I drove

home with a smile on my face.

I had been thinking about

having puppies from Nell for

some time. She was 4 years old

and ready. But I needed to find

a dog that would compliment

her – she is feisty, very keen,

so fast and inclined to want

the job doing quicker than

necessary! So I was looking for

a strong, but steady dog...

I think I had just found him.

On the long journey home, I

couldn’t stop thinking about

this dog. I heard the owner call

it Jim – good old English name.

I didn’t get a chance to meet

the owner but thought I would

do some research first before

making contact. The next day

I was straight on the phone to

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Sam who organised the trial.

He knew the dog, he knew the

owner well and he just laughed

when I suggested he might be

the dog for Nell.

“Trust you to choose a dog that’s

obviously brilliant but... He’s

French!”

“You’re joking, surely they didn’t

come all the way over from

France just for your trial?”

The answer was affirmative.

Sam also told me that because

he is a top trialling dog, and

not just in France, his owner

Sabine is very selective about

who she allows him to mate

with, the pedigree of the bitch,

where the pups will be sold etc.

Maybe French Jim was beyond

my reach, geographically

and financially. I felt really

disappointed. But hey ho, its

only a stretch of water we have

to cross. No, I was not giving

up.

Sam was right. Sabine was so

thorough; no stone was left

unturned about Nell or me!

After what seemed like millions

of e-mails and phone calls, the

FARM CALENDAR

AUGUST

• Fencing and more fencing - its never ending as

lambs find holes everywhere.

“date” was agreed. We were off

to France. I must be mad. Surely

there are some good dogs on

my doorstep? Undeterred the

planning began. First Nell - she

had to have a passport and a

rabies jab. So much paperwork.

The vets were also taken aback

that I was going to travel so far,

but they all know that when I

set my mind to something there

is no stopping me. Next the

journey. Boat, Fly or Tunnel?

Nell came on heat and now was

the tricky part. The most fertile

time can be anything from

day 9 to 14 but with a journey

near to Paris to undertake, the

timing was critical. Perhaps

this was a stupid idea after all.

We had to be sure of the timing.

I took Nell into the vets for a

blood test which tells us where

her progesterone levels are at,

and whether the time is right.

The results came back and the

vet informed me that Nell was

spot on.

“She’s ready to mate, Janet, so

get going quickly - you don’t

want to miss it”

• Top the fields to remove long grass that hasn’t been

eaten - looks smart.

• Gather up lambs and take some serious time to

select those to as keep as flock replacements - be

critical, don’t just pick the good looking ones.

• Check ewes carefully post weaning - select ewes to

be culled. Check lambing records carefully to make

sure those that had lambing problems are culled

(missed one last year and she had problems again).

• Advertise lambs for sale.

• Keep up the daily routine of training young Ralph,

my border collie.

SEPTEMBER

• Weigh lambs regularly and select first crop of lambs

fit for slaughter.

• Pen up the rams and give them an MOT - teeth,

feet, testicles, body condition.

• Put rams onto fresh grazing (called” flushing”) and

start to feed if necessary to improve their condition

pre tupping.

• Select Jacob lambs to be registered (Black welsh ewe

lambs don’t need registering, only the ram lambs –

Society rules)

• Check condition of ewes and “flush” them.

• Try and take a few days off in beautiful Cornwall

before the sheep breeding cycle starts all over again!

“You’re joking; we’ve got to drive

to France!”

She was ready sooner than I

expected. Thank goodness I

had the test done. Time was

against me. I put the phone

down, got on the internet,

booked the tunnel, packed the

car, loaded up Nell who was

smiling from ear to ear as she

loves the car and off we went.

The roads were kind and in no

time we were at Folkestone. I’d

never been through the tunnel

and it was so quick. We had

another 3 hours to drive in

France and I couldn’t believe

how empty the roads were.

Does anyone live in France?

We arrived at our destination in

daylight - St Germain sur Avre.

Two large imposing iron gates

met us, behind which stood

the most amazing large French

styled farmhouse bordered by

the River Avre and surrounded

by old, imposing brick barns,

stone walls and level fields. It

was so peaceful and idyllic. I

was nervous. Our host Sabine

met us and at her heels was Jim.

He was as I remembered him.

Stunning, intelligent, strong but

There's nothing lovlier than puppies

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at Yellingham Farm, also

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with a very kind eye. Nell was

champing at the bit to get out

of the car. I felt immediately at

home and soon, Sabine’s pack

of other dogs and pups greeted

us. In perfect English, Sabine

suggested we get right on with

things, as I had recalled the

vets’ discussion with me - Nell

is ready. We walked to a large

field and meandered alongside

the river as Nell bounded off,

sniffing at everything and

exploring at top speed. Jim

was in hot pursuit as clearly to

him, she was ready. Nell has

other thoughts and in a true

dog fashion told Jim that she

was not interested! In fact, she

had the audacity to show her

teeth to him. Surely we hadn’t

just driven for 10 hours for her

to give him the cold shoulder.

After an hour she was still

having none of it. Nell was

horrible, Jim kept trying and

I had my head in my hands in

despair. Sabine took control, I

walked away. Suddenly I saw

Nell calm down, ears pricked

as usual. Maybe Jim whispered

something to her. Total relief

washed over me as Nell stood

for her French beau.

We stayed overnight in a

fabulous self catering barn on

the farm and the next morning

at daybreak, outside the door

was Jim, sat patiently waiting

for Nell. All was well and we

were back on the road by 7am.

Nell was sat up smiling and we

arrived back in Devon by 5pm.

A lot of miles, a lot of anguish, a

lot of money and now a waiting

game.

It was worth every copper

coin... Nell had 6 beautiful pups.

Thank you Sabine and of

course the amazing Jim. x

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Child Safety

by Natalie Bucklar

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Natalie has owned horses for over 20

years and owns East Devon Riding

Academy near Sidmouth. She has

previously lectured in Equine Science

to degree level and produced

research for preparing Great Britains'

equestrian teams for the Olympics.

Natalie provides consultations in all

aspects of Equine Science.

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Horses have been described

as being more addictive, more

expensive and more dangerous

than class A drugs, yet 25% of

horse riders in the UK are under

16. It is many children’s dream to

own a pony, or at least ride and

look after them and this natural

love results in the expense, as

horse’s aren’t the cheapest animal

to look after properly. The danger

can however be significantly

reduced in many ways, including

empathetic riding.

Firstly, a pony that is in discomfort

or pain is a more dangerous pony,

as more extreme behaviours

will be displayed in response to

discomfort and these behaviours

have the ability to cause people

physical harm. Aside from the

more obvious causes of pain, such

as sharp teeth or inappropriate

tack, one of the biggest potential

causes is the rider themselves. For

example, at East Devon Riding

Academy we use a progressive

system of support for the riders

hands as they learn. This avoids

inflicting pain on the pony from

a rider who might otherwise use

the reins for balance, stopping

and steering. We also do not allow

children to use whips as a form

of communication; in society

children are not permitted to hit

other people or pets, so ponies

shouldn’t be an exception. Ponies

have the ability to look after their

rider, which they are rightly not

so inclined to do if they associate

being ridden with pain. Children

also have the ability to look after

their pony, so it is important to

sustain this quality by showing

them how to communicate with

pain free methods.

Research has shown that many

serious accidents are the result

of a mismatch between rider

skill and the attempted activity.

Letting children off the lead rein or

allowing them to go faster before

they are both knowledgeable and

physically capable enough puts

them at increased risk. Safety

should not be misplaced in

the quest for a goal, as holding

on and hoping for the best is

fraught with danger. Skill, good

communication and empathy with

the pony are factors that increase

safety and these take time to

develop. Falls also happen when

the communication between rider

and pony isn’t clear. It sounds

obvious but ponies are not mind

readers and people often forget

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plan, it is up to the rider to explain

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speed and direction themselves

and this disharmony increases risk.

It is therefore much safer to teach

children that successful small

steps are more important than

unsuccessful big steps and the big

steps will be achieved more safely

if the small steps are completed

first. With a child’s safety at stake,

it is vital that they have a good

foundation of knowledge and skill,

as short cuts only ever increase

the chance of an accident.

All these points are relevant to

adult safety too. I have been

riding for 35 years, looked after

horses daily for 30 years and

have 2 equine degrees and I’m

still learning. Children have only

just started on their journey, so

keep expectations realistic and

they will be safer for it. Happy

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The Old Vet’nary

by Ken Watson

A Time We Have Lost

a friendly, family practice

I

suppose that if you imagine a

modern day vet, a picture comes

to mind of a smartly kitted type

in a state-of-the-art surgery or

visiting a modern farm. It was a

different story in the 1950-80's. It

was a time of great change, of post

war initiative and vigour. Most

students were ex-servicemen and

we were determined to build a

better world, and to do this we

took little heed of bureaucrats.

In the 50-70's we cleared the

country's cattle of TB from a level

of infection far, far worse than

anything seen today. But, then,

there were fewer badgers!

We spent little time in the surgery

and motored many miles on the

country lanes or city streets.

Personally I never wore a white

coat in surgery as I found it upset

my patients and I look upon the

Sat-Nav inspired navigation of

modern youth with amusement as

they try to find their way. I would

set off with the terse advice, "Go

past Tucker's farm, right at the

that veterinary study was the

most difficult course of the day,

and of course James Herriot. I

can certainly confirm that. It

consisted of a number of subjects,

all requiring much memorisation,

which dovetailed in over the basic

5 years, so that at anytime you

were taking 2 or 3 subjects and the

exams came at irregular intervals.

If you failed you were relegated to

repeat the subject, so that I knew

people who took as much as 8

years to complete the course.

In most practices the only backroom

staff was one hard worked

secretary, or wife, and a yard man,

so that if you owned your own

practice, there was a lot more to

it than just treating animals. Most

practices would board at least a

few dogs and cats. In Plymouth

I ran a large boarding kennels for

dogs and cats and later exotica,

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eagerly collected. Sawdust and

straw likewise, and chain-link

fencing was procured from a

Youth Remand Centre in Cornwall.

There were no ready made kennels,

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room and then shoot up to the

quarantine kennels to exercise and

clean there. I can assure you their

work did not suffer. Their Cowboy

or Lion clips were a joy to behold.

Another would be in charge of the

boarding kennels and anyone of

them would assist with operations.

These jobs were in such demand

that when I advertised a vacancy

there was a queue from the

surgery to the main road, some

50 yards long.

crossroads, and it's a mile on the

left". I cannot recall getting lost.

If so, you just stopped and asked

the way. Yet I regard those days as

the golden age of the veterinary

profession when its standing with

the public was the highest ever.

This may have been helped at

the time by a general consensus

collecting dogs and cats from

airports and ports for our own

and other quarantine stations.

That was 5 vigorous enterprises,

which meant a lot of logistics,

accounting and staff. Everything

was bought in bulk, and such

factory by-products as Farley's

Rusks and Ambrosia rice pudding

we made our own. I became an

expert in wire work, enough to

satisfy the MAAF inspectors.

In the early days there were no

veterinary nurses. We had what

we called surgery girls. They

were multi-taskers. For example

one would work in the clipping

Mine may have been an extreme

example, but many vets did

something similar. On the other

hand I once visited a practice

in Hayle where the vet's wife

earned more from her boarding,

clipping and dog breeding than

he ever did, or ever would, from

his veterinary practice. But then

he was pretty laid back. He spent

most days fishing from his boat,

and he showed me a telephone

box situated almost on the beach,

where he would land every 2 or 3

hours and phone home in case

he had any calls. When I visited

another vet in Ashburton, he

showed me a vast table in his

kitchen where he operated on

one end while his wife cooked at

the other.

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I was in trouble. I truly thought I was

going to die. I knew my blood was

going to fizz up like a can of coke

that had been all shook up.

“I thought I had some time, so I tried

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with the idea that I could go back into

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the nick of time - but the tide was

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Sure enough, before I’d got immersed

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They resuscitated me even though

my lungs had filled with sea water.”

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Centre for five months to continue

his recovery. The damage from the

decompression sickness however

was irreversible. Following the

incorrect ascent, dissolved gases in

Simon’s blood had painfully been

pressurised into bubbles and they

had crushed his spinal cord leaving

his legs with very little movement.

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I will of course be raising money

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Simon was one of these grant

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Simon says, “I think I survived the

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Rather than trying to retrain and be

The Old Vet’nary

continued from page 93

What I am saying is that this was

a time when most vets worked

frenetic long days, but others chose

not to because they were free of

the regulations which stifle today's

profession. New medicines were

being marketed every month and

the practising arm of the profession

seized upon them and often found

further uses for them which stand

successful in a new career, I decided

to fund purpose in raising money for

charity, doing what I still believe I

can do best - keeping on involving

in sports. You learn happiness from

the things you’re good at and I still

think I’m a pretty competent cyclist

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now rather than my legs!”

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to this day. I believe that would be a

crime by today's regulations. It was

a time of initiative, of a profession

peopled largely by eccentrics who

nevertheless formed many of the

specialist bodies which exist today.

They built the profession of today

and I am proud to have been part

of that era.

- Ken Watson

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DEVON'S GEMS - Devonshire mag's series bringing you historic treasures from across the county

The Copplestone Cross

One of the gems you'll come across whilst

driving along the old Exeter to Barnstaple

road is the ancient Copplestone Cross that

sits smack in the middle of the A377.

It seems to stand forlornly, witness to over a

1,000 years of life, when wolves and wild boar

still roamed and the naughty Normans had

yet to invade our shores.

Certainly dating back to Saxon times, this

granite cross was mentioned in a charter from

974 as Copelan Stan. It's believed the cross was

erected in commemoration of Bishop Putta

the second, who was murdered in 910 whilst

travelling from his see at Bishops Tawton to

pay a visit to the Saxon viceroy Uffa at Crediton.

It seems previously to have stood proudly

on a substantial raised granite plinth. I can

only surmise that its lowered appearance

is due to the road surface having been

raised over the years. Being appalled by

the sight of such cheap looking moulded

concrete planters lying the base was my initial

reaction - this gem deserves much more of

our respect, perhaps the Council could step

in with a view to providing better protection

from traffic and also improve the aesthetic of

this valuable historic monument (search on

Google for images of Copplestone Cross to see

the difference in apparent height).

You've probably noticed that the cross

has a niche cut in (picture inset), it's an

amazing object, with detailed Celtic knot

carving. Incidentally, if you're interested

in this subject matter, don't forget to visit

devonshiremagazine.co.uk where we include

much of our magazine content.

Editor

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Independent Financial Adviser

Celebrating 24 years of Business in East Devon

MANAGING your MONEY

Overlook pension planning

and you could be missing out -

Part 2

Helen has been advising clients

in the East Devon area for the

past 24 years and specialises in

the provision of retirement and

investment advice.

To find out more about her practice,

you can view her company website

at: richmondindependent.co.uk

01395 512166

Helen Mulvaney

BA (Hons), Dip M, DipPFS

Proprietor of Richmond Independent

Following up from last time we are

continuing the theme of pensions

and why they shouldn't be ignored

and some of the problems that can

arise from misunderstanding and

lack of understanding. So here

are some more comments that I've

recently encountered.

"We are going to buy a property

and rent it out - we don't believe

in pensions"

For many people, the cost of

property purchase means that this

just isn't a viable option. Making

regular, affordable savings towards

retirement can be made via a

pension plan which means that

pensions are accessible to most

people. When it comes to property,

there is sometimes a perception

in the general population that

somehow bricks and mortar just

Changes to the

State Pension

will mean lower

pensions

can`t go wrong. However, this is an

asset class just like any other and it's

prone to overheating and crashing

just like many other asset classes.

I have met a number of clients

who invested in second properties

during the 90's and got caught out

by excessive interest rates, which, in

many cases, caused great stress. I`m

not suggesting that this is about to

happen again, but buy-to-let is not

inviolable.

Impending tax changes (from 2017)

mean that making money out of

buy-to-let will be more difficult in

the future. Indeed, the National

Landlords Association has recently

suggested that investors may sell

off 500,000 properties in the next

year as the new tax charges begin to

bite. Property is also a fairly illiquid

asset which poses another risk.

However, even taking into account

all these issues I believe that many

retirees will continue to invest in this

asset despite all the uncertainties.

Investing directly into property also

means missing out on the tax breaks

(mentioned above) available with

pensions.

"Pensions aren't easily accessible"

This is to some extent true.

However, this can be an advantage

for many people meaning that

they are forced to earmark their

savings specifically for retirement

and it stops the fund being raided

for other things. Furthermore,

making regular savings may instil

a level of discipline which can be

You miss out on

valuable tax

relief by ignoring

pensions

advantageous in the long run. In

normal circumstances, you can

access your pension funds at age

55 (although this will be moving up

to age 57 as the new State Pension

age increases). Tax-free cash also

is available at retirement from your

fund, if needed. The new pension

freedoms have made pensions more

accessible than ever.

"At some point your pension

company get to keep the fund"

The new pension freedoms mean

that you can now fully access your

fund, if you want, and you don`t

have to buy an annuity if this is

If you would like to read more of

Helen's articles visit her website:

www.richmondindependent.co.uk

unsuitable. It is also possible to

arrange for your partner, children

or grandchildren to potentially

benefit from your pension fund on

death if you don`t exhaust your fund.

Funds can be passed on without

attracting IHT. This can be a tax

efficient way to pass on money

down the generations.

I hope this article has clarified

a number of points and helped

readers to appreciate that personal

pensions are simply tax-efficient

savings plans which can help you

build up your own retirement funds.

Misconceptions, mistrust and a lack

of understanding can often act as

a discouragement which prevents

investment into this valuable

product.

Please note pensions are a long term

investment. The capital you invest

may go down as well as up and you

may not get back the full amount

invested. Pensions legislation and

tax treatment can and may change

in the future.

Please contact Helen Mulvaney of

Richmond Independent for further

details. Tel 01395 512166

Richmond Independent is a trading name of

Investment & Financial Solutions Partnership

LLP which is authorised and regulated by the

Financial Conduct Authority

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