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EXMOOR THE COUNTRY MAGAZINE

ARTS NEWS SPECIAL

GOLF

INTERIORS

GOAT FARMING

www.exmoormagazine.co.uk

ISSUE No. 64 Autumn 2013 £2.95

AUTUMN PIES

LURCHERS

OF MICE & MEN

Hoar Oak Publishing Ltd

Exmoor mires & wood mice Glatting legend Clifford Beaver Men of steel at Allerford Forge A tribute to the late Albert Beer

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS Timberscombe walk Birch trees The Gathering Horner Wood 9 771369 522007


56 Published by: Hoar Oak Publishing Ltd Address: Exmoor Magazine, PO Box 281, Parracombe, Devon EX31 4WW Tel: 0845 224 1203 Email: admin@theexmoormagazine.com Website: www.exmoormagazine.co.uk Facebook: Exmoor Magazine Twitter: ExmoorMagazine Editor & Designer: Naomi Cudmore naomi@lighthousecommunications.co.uk/ www.lighthousecommunications.co.uk Editorial Director: Elaine Pearce hoaroak.publishing@googlemail.com Assistant Editor: Katy Charge Associate Editor: John Dunscombe Website: Mike Bishop & Naomi Cudmore Director & Subscriptions/Office Manager: Sue South: admin@theexmoormagazine.com Colour Management & Associate Designer: Colin Matthews Advertising Sales: Zara Media: Grant Harrison, Susie Walker. Tel: 01392 201227; email: info@zaramedia.co.uk Printing: Warner Midlands PLC, Bourne IMPORTANT NOTICE We do our best to ensure that all advertisements and articles appear correctly. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by this publication. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher or editor. Copyright © Hoar Oak Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission. We welcome contributions that fit into the magazine’s general ethos but, while every care is taken, all such material is sent entirely at the sender’s risk.

Cover photograph: The Gathering, by Andrew Hobbs (www.andrewhobbsphotography.co.uk); see pages 88-90 for more pictures or head to Binham Grange any day (10.30am to 5pm) until 1 September to see Andrew's work in the exhibition there, including this and other images of The Gathering. Find out more: www.gallery4art.co.uk/exhibitions

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Contents

Autumn 2013

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In the News

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Arts news

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Profile: The Selworthy wig maker

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School open days

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Young Farmers' Clubs

Ellen Cowling

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Farming Talk: The late Albert Beer

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Recipes: Autumnal pies with duck breast to start Jack Scarterfield, The Culbone

Holly Wright

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Dessert wines

Cliff Nicholson

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Coast: The eel hunter & his apprentice Tony James

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Past Times: Horner Wood Hilary Binding

48 Family Page: Uncle Willow goes hunting for Exmoor Eating Out: fungi The Anchor Inn, Exebridge Endymion Beer Sean Beer

Adrian Tierney Jones

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Taste of Exmoor: The Goatfather & friends Mel Roach

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Country Matters: Wood mouse!

Trevor Beer 24


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Environment: Exmoor Mires Project

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Garden Notes: Late season nectar and pollen plants

Lee Bray

Sue Luker

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Walking: Timberscombe & Wootton Common

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Gardens: Venn Cross Gardens, Waterrow

Sue Viccars

Rosemary Lauder

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Lady of the Woods: a year among the birch

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Well Being: The See Hear Centre, Barnstaple

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Books: News & Reviews

Hilary Binding

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Active Exmoor: Sea greens

Malcolm Rigby goes golfing

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Arts: Fire in the belly at Allerford Forge

Sandy Francis

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Property: Buying a listed home

Bridget Froud

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Interiors: The Old Rectory Hotel

Jane A. Mares

Jennette Baxter

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Elaine Pearce

87 Crossword Bryan Cath 88 93

In the Stableyard: The Gathering Cindy Cowling 13

Lawhorse: Bucked off – but who pays? Jill Headford

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Exmoor Diary Compiled by Sue South

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Victoria Eveleigh

Final Paws: Lurchers 17 47

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