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ISSUE No. 85 Winter 2018 £3.20

FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOVE EXMOOR, NORTH DEVON & THE QUANTOCKS

Flora, Fauna & Farming When the Cows Come Home Tribute to Johnny Kingdom Taunton Herbarium Free-range Turkeys Exmoor's Owls

Festive Features Lantic Gallery Christmas Trees Festive Diary Along the Mole Local Books

People & Places

Hoar Oak Publishing Ltd

Edgar Webber Jim Walker The Porlock Paradox Past Times: Crossing the Atlantic in Search of Cod GUIDE DOGS PUPPY WALKING

WELLBEING

ARLINGTON IN WINTER


86 Exmoor Magazine is independently owned and run on Exmoor by Naomi Marley, Elaine Pearce and Heather Holt. We are not part of a chain and we are stocked in local shops across Exmoor, the Quantocks and North Devon, along with Co-ops, Waitrose and M&S. The magazine is also available direct. To subscribe please call 0345 224 1203 or 07849 674 913 or go to www.exmoormagazine.co.uk. Published by: Hoar Oak Publishing Ltd. Exmoor Magazine, PO Box 117, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 4AS. T. 0345 224 1203 Website: www.exmoormagazine.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/exmoormagazine Twitter: twitter.com/ExmoorMagazine Instagram: @exmoormagazine #exmoormagazine Subscriptions & Office: Bryan Cath E: office@exmoormagazine.co.uk T: 0345 224 1203 / 07849 674 913 Editor & Designer: Naomi Marley editor@exmoormagazine.co.uk Editorial Director: Elaine Pearce hoaroak.publishing@googlemail.com Assistant Editor: Katy Charge Associate Editor: John Dunscombe Colour Management & Associate Designer: Colin Matthews Website: Mike Bishop & Naomi Marley Advertising Sales: Grant Harrison (Zara Media) T: 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 Š Hoar Oak Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission. PRIVACY POLICY We do not share or sell names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses under any circumstances.

Cover: Young kestrel, photographed by Rupert (Jack) Clegg (Exmoor Photography). See Editor's Letter on page 8 for details.

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Contents

Winter 2018

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NEWS

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TRIBUTE Johnny Kingdom

CHRISTMAS Local Christmas Trees Tony James

Rupert Smith

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FARMING When the Cows Come Home

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ECOLOGY Exmoor's Owls

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Michelle Werrett

David Ballance

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PROFILE In the Tower with Jim Walker Tony James

RECIPES Four Festive Warmers from Riverford

TASTE Freebird, Georgeham Mel Roach


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IN THE STABLEYARD The Injured Jockeys Fund & Richard Hawkins Elaine Pearce

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DOWN MEMORY LANE Edgar Webber on Cutcombe & Wheddon Cross

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COMMUNITY The Porlock Paradox

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Jane A. Mares

Tony James

WALKING Hawkcombe & Shillett Combe Sue Viccars

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PAST TIMES Crossing the Atlantic in Search of Cod Avril Stone

ACTIVE COACH, Taunton Lucy Large

CHILDREN'S PAGE Along the River Mole Endymion Beer

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NATURE DIARY A (Not So) Blue Winter

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PLANNING LAW Nominating Assets of Community Value

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Julian Gurney

Amy Cater, Tozers

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GARDEN HINTS Patio Thoughts for Winter

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GARDENS The Somerset Herbarium Rosemary FitzGerald

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BOOKS Local Books for Christmas

93

Bryan Cath

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Richard Osborne, Wellington Tile

CROSSWORD wellbeing An Introduction to Minehead Cancer Support Club Peter Dean

ARTS Lantic Gallery Tiverton Michele Romaine

WINTER DIARY Compiled by Katy Charge

FINAL PAWS Puppy Walking for Guide Dogs Mary Bromiley

PROPERTY Keeping Exmoor Youthful Simon Zeal, Stags

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