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EAST DEVON

COAST & COUNTRY A Celebration of Life in East Devon

Covering East Devon, Exeter and West Dorset Jun-Jul 2012

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Contents June-July

ISSUE NO 11

6. Forthcoming Events

34. Here Comes Colour

68. Horse Care - Rider Fitness

Find out what's not to miss.

Sue Scammell shares useful home tips.

Valuable equine advice from Natalie.

10. Live Music Roundup

49. Tales of a Yokel

70. The Dog on Wheels

Get the info on local live music!

Yarns from FCR Esgen.

By Animal Communicator, Kerry Hornett.

14. Art Exhibitions

50. River Otter Walk

71. The Old Vet'nary

Forthcoming art gallery events.

A beautiful walk along the Otter.

Ken Watson's first experiences as a vet.

22. Fashion and Beauty

54. A Poet in Sidmouth

72. Life Matters

Summer retail therapy for women.

By Christine Hardy.

Health & wellbeing issues discussed.

26. Eating Out

61. Flatbeare Views

77. Devon's Lost Explorers

Our roundup of East Devon eateries.

Our anonymous writer speaks out.

Lt. Colonel Percy Fawcett's final expedition.

29. Recipe

62. Tide Timetables

78. Business Advice

With Neil Barber at Popplefords.

The tide times from Lyme to Exmouth.

Valuable tips from Katina Styles.

30. The Countryman

65. Walk on the Wildside

80. Managing your Money

Hedgehogs by Tony Jackson.

Artist Mike Hughes on wildlife.

Expert tips from Helen Mulvaney.

32. John Betjeman

67. Nelson's Column

Recalled by John Fisher.

John Fisher's thought provoking page.

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I'm pleased to tell you that the magazine becomes bimonthly from this issue, so you'll be able to pick up your copy every other month at the start of June, August, October and December for 2012.

Cover photo: N.Jones Jacob's Ladder, Sidmouth 2011

We now have some new regular pieces within the magazine; "The Countryman" - concerned as you've probably guessed, about country issues, "Flatbeare Views", well I don't really know what you'll make of this - the author prefers to remain incognito, probably for good reason. Also new to the magazine is "Nelson's column". Your feedback on these would be appreciated, good or bad.

Editor and publisher: Nigel Jones tel. 01395 513383 tel. 01395 512166

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Production: Charlotte Fergie

Until August, I wish you all the best! Nigel Jones (Editor)

CONTRIBUTORS Nigel Jones, John Fisher, Mike Hughes, Katina Styles, Helen Mulvaney, Sali Mustafic, Guy Peters, Ken Watson, FCR Esgen, Tony Jackson, Natalie Bucklar-Green, Kerry Hornett, Jill Cooke.

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June & July 2012

Forthcoming Events 7th Jun - Diamond Jubilee Jazz Festival, Cadhay House, Ottery St Mary, 4.00pm.

Jubilee

Celebrations

11th to 15th Jul - Majesty Flower Festival, a jubilant celebration to mark the Diamond Jubilee, Exeter Cathedral, from 9am daily.

2nd Jun - Diamond Jubilee Fair, Cadhay House, Ottery St Mary, 11am. 2nd Jun - Crikey Queenie It's Vintage, Diamond Jubilee event celebrating vintage and handmade sellers, plus a vintage tea dance raising money for the Women's Land Army Tribute charity, Rougemont Thistle Hotel, Exeter, 11am-5pm.

MAIN EVENTS

2nd Jun - Sidbury Celebrations, begins at 1.45pm, with a procession from the village to the Millennium Green, and a commemorative photograph taken at 2.30pm. 2nd to 5th Jun - Honition Jubilee Celebrations, various events over the Jubilee weekend. 3rd Jun - Beer Street party, from 4pm-6pm on Fore Street in the village, stretching from the Dolphin Hotel down to the Anchor Inn. 4th Jun - Lighting of beacon, accompanied by dancing and music. Beer.

Classical

Conc erts 27th Jun - 'Remembrance' - An Organ Duo Recital, built around a new composition by Alan Gibbs, in memory of Jonathan Monk, a soldier, killed in Afganistan in Jun 2010, Southernhay United Reformed Church, Exeter, 7.30pm-9.30pm.

15th to 19th Jun - Cultural Olympiad: Kurt Perschke's Redball UK, free public art project that invites you to explore and play, Exeter.

30th Jun - Isca Ensemble String Orchestra, Poulenc Organ Concerto, Britten, Sidmouth Parish Church, 7.30pm.

23rd Jun - ”The Roaring Twenties”, Dream-A-Way Annual Charity Ball, helping to raise money for holidays and outings for disabled and seriously ill people in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with music from The Lateshift, Sandy Park, Exeter, 7pm.

14th Jul - Flowers and Music Concert, featuring work by Rutter, Strauss, Honegger, Schostakovich, and Tchaikovsky, United Reformed Church, Exeter, 7.30pm-9.30pm.

12th Jul - Olympic Torch Relay, Lyme Regis. 14th Jul - Crikey Queenie It's Vintage at sea!, vintage and handmade sellers, with entertainment by singer Becky Brine, and raffle in aid of Women's Land Army Tribute charity, Exmouth Pavilion, 10.30am-4.30pm.

18th Jul - Evening Organ Recital: Jonathan Vaughn (Wells Cathedral), Exeter Cathedral, 8pm-10pm. 19th Jul - The Amadeus Orchestra, one of the world's foremost training orchestras for young professionals and music students, Exeter Cathedral, 7.30pm-10pm.

Tribute Bands

Escot safari stream dipping

1st Jun - Rave On, A Tribute to Buddy Holly: Marc Robinson & The Counterfeit Crickets, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, 7.30pm.

Connecting you to the natural world

night hikes

swamp walk bushcrafts

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22nd Jun - Limehouse Lizzy, Thin Lizzy tribute band, Exmouth Pavilion, 8pm. 28th Jun - Rod Stewart - The Tribute Show, Paul Metcalfe, The Pavilion Theatre, Exmouth. 29th Jun - Who's Next, The Who top tribute band, Corn Exchange, Exeter. 1st Jul - Let The Good Times Roll 2012, Lee Mason stars in a memorable tribute to some of the deeply adored music of the 50s and 60s, Pavilion Theatre, Exmouth. 5th Jul - The Rollin' Clones, Tribute, supported by Lyn Amos, sing hit songs from the 60s, Bicton Gardens, 6.30pm. 6th Jul - Roy Orbison & Friends 75 Special: Barry Steele + Boogie Williams as Jerry Lee Lewis and Peter Jackson, all live spectacular multimedia tribute to the Big O, Exmouth Pavilion, 7.30pm. 19th Jul - A Night of Queen, Tribute, the Bohemians, supported by local band K2, Bicton Gardens, 6.30pm. 20th Jul - Whole Lotta Led - top Led Zeppelin Tribute Band, Corn Exchange, Exeter,8pm.

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Fairs 2nd Jun - The Hub on the Green's Cake & Craft Fair, Cathedral Green, Exeter, 10.30pm-4.30pm. 30th Jun - Art and Craft Fair, Axminster. 1st Jul - Toy and Train Collectors' Fair, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, 10.30am-3pm. 7th Jul - The Hub on the Green's Cake & Craft Fair, Cathedral Green, Exeter, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Ballet 24th Jun - Ballet: Raymonda performed by the Bolshoi Ballet and beamed live by satellite from Moscow, Exeter Picture House Cinema big screen in high definition, 4pm.

Opera 20th Jul - Opera: Puccini's Madama Butterfly, (part of the Budleigh Salterton Festival), The Pavilion, Exmouth, 7.30pm.

LOCAL EVENTS Second Weds - East Devon Writers' Workshop, Salem Chapel, Budleigh Salterton, 2-4pm. 2nd Jun - Clive Smith and his Arcadia Jazz Band, Arts in the Garden, opening event of 4-day programme of Jubilee Celebrations in Axminster, 11am-1pm. 2nd to 5th Jun - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations to include a civic parade, children's street party, seafaring festival,and torchlight procession, www.lymejubilee2012.com, Lyme Regis. 2nd to 10th Jun - English Wine Week Tastings, Otterton Mill. 3rd Jun - Diamond Jubilee Street Party, Sidmouth, with the City Steam Jazz Band at 5pm, 4-7pm. 4th Jun - Classic Car Show and Jazz Garden Party, Sidmouth Cricket Club, 12noon. 5th Jun - Diamond Jubilee Party, featuring The Lateshift, Woodbury Village Green, 6pm. Sundays, 11th Jun to 2nd Sept Summer Season Concerts, Sidmouth Town Band, Connaught Gardens, Sidmouth, 8pm. 13th Jun - St Peter's Music, St Peter's

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June & July 2012

Forthcoming Events Church, Budleigh Salterton, 6.45pm. 16th Jun - Thanksgiving Day, a re-enactment of the end of the Civil War Siege of Lyme, with the help of Taunton Garrison, Lyme Regis. 16th Jun - Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir, The Parish Church, Ottery St Mary, 7.30pm. 22nd Jun - Sidmouth Town Band in concert, The Gateway, Seaton. 23rd Jun - Pixie Day, town pageant and fund-raising event for the local Scouth and Guide organisation, Ottery St Mary, 2pm-11pm. 27th Jun - Knit and Knatter, participatory event with unique donkey patterns to learn and crochet challenges too, Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, 2pm-4pm. 15th Jul - Family History Day, with genealogist Mary Hyland, Poltimore House, Exeter, 11am-4pm. 21st to 29th Jul - Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week. 24th Jul - Hot Pennies Day, High Street, Honiton, 12noon. 28th Jul - Charter Day Celebration,

a day of festivities celebrating the market charter, High Street, Honiton, from 9am. 28th Jul - Sid Valley Rotary Club, Summer Fayre, Blackmore Gardens, Sidmouth, 10am-3pm.

30th Jul - Jim Davidson - The Legend!, Hysterical evening of stand-up comedy, Princess Theatre, Torquay, 7.30pm.

Theatrical Plays

28th Jul - Axmouth Village Show. 30th Jul to 5th Aug - Seaton Devon Air Ambulance Week, a week of events to celebrate Seaton, the seaside, and raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance.

Comedy 19th Jul - Edinburgh Preview: James Alderson, “brings tears of laughter and aching sides to all ages”, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter. 20th Jul - Jimmy Carr, brand new show, brand new jokes from the same old Jimmy, [not suitable for children under 16 years], Princess Theatre, Torquay. 21st Jul - Edge Comedy 'New Act' Final: James Alderson, Barnfield Theatre, Exeter.

9th Jun - K&Q's "Villainous Children": Burlesque & Boogie, cabaret extravaganza with a circus twist, Exeter Corn Exchange, 8pm. 7th to 11th Jun - Singin' In The Rain, Exmouth Musical Theatre Company, The Pavilion, Exmouth. 19th Jun - Show and Tell: Barry and Stuart, stars of BBC 1's The Magicians, Corn Exchange, Exeter, 8.30pm. 28th to 30th Jun - Shakespeare's As You Like It, Cygnet Theatre Company, in the grounds of Poltimore House, Exeter, (in the Chapel if wet), 7pm9.30pm. 4-7th July - ‘Elizabeth and Mr Hunter’ Sidmouth’s Untold Story. A full length play about the intense friendship between the poet Elizabeth BarrettBrowning and minister George Hunter.

At the United Reformed Church, Chapel Lane, Sidmouth. Tickets £7.00 free to accompanied under 18’s from Paragon Bookshop 01395-514516. 20th to 21st Jul - Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Idle Theme Theatre Company perform in the grounds of Poltimore House, [in Chapel if wet], Exeter, 7pm.

Festivals Until Sept - Jurassic Coast Earth Festival 2012, a celebration of 95 miles of the UK's only World Heritage Site, various locations. Until 8th Jun - Exmouth Festival, allsinging, all-dancing community arts festival, various locations, from 9am. 1st to 3rd Jun - Topsham Food Festival and Longest Table, Topsham. 23rd to 24th Jun - Axe Vale Festival of Gardening & Crafts,10am-6pm (Sat), 9.30am-5.30pm (Sun). 25th Jun to 7th Jul - Ignite Theatre Festival, celebration of new live performance work from the South West CONTINUED OVERLEAF

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Forthcoming Events June & July 2012

Perrott Hill

and beyond, various locations, Exeter. 29th to 30th Jun - 8th UK Taiko Festival, Japanese drumming, Northcott Theatre, Exeter, 7.45pm.

Time and space for a full education

11th to 15th July - "Majesty" - Flower festival at Exeter Cathedral. Main event with over 250 flower arrangers from all over Devon. 13th to 21st Jul - Budleigh Salterton Festival, an exhilarating week of opera, music and other events. 20th to 21st Jul - Craft Festival, craftsmen and women from all over Devon exhibiting and selling their beautiful high quality art and craft, Cathedral Green, Exeter, 10am-6pm 9.30am-5pm Sat).

Childrens' Entertainment

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16th to 17th Jun - Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company, The Enormous Turnip! (for 2yrs+ and their families), Northcott Theatre, Exeter, 3pm. 23rd Jun - Ballet Cymru, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs (suitable for 4yrs+ and their families), Northcott Theatre, Exeter, 2.30pm. 6th, 8th, 13th to 15th Jul - The Adventures of Don Quixote by Bicycle, outdoor promenade show for families and adults of all ages by Burn The Curtain Theatre Company, starting at the Quayside and progressing along the Exeter Canal Cycle Route,, 7pm9pm. 12-14th Jul - Grisly Tales from Tumblewater, a family show from Teasel Theatre, at Northcott Theatre, Exeter, 7pm-8pm, plus matinĂŠe on 12th, 1.30pm-2.30pm. 24th Jul - Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Quantum Theatre Company, Escot Park (outdoor event), 6.30pm.

Escot Park 5th to 6th Jun - Bug Safari, Escot, 4pm. 23rd Jul to 17th Aug - Escot’s Summer Camp Wild, exciting nature based outdoor 1, 2 and 4 night residential programmes for children, Camp Wild is pure enjoyment and an outdoor adventure. It really is as wild as it sounds! 24th Jul - The Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit knows very well that he is not to go into Mr McGregor's garden; especially as it was there that his father met his untimely end and was put into a pie! Info 01404 822188. Gate Opens: 5.30pm, Performance commences: 6.30pm.

Pecorama 2nd to 3rd Jun - Wellness Weekend, a variety of therapists demonstrating health and well-being techniques, Pecorama. 9th to 10th Jun - Oxjam Music Festival, showcasing the finest local music talent performing in aid of Oxfam, Pecorama. 14th Jun - Bonhams Valuation Day, Pecorama. 17th Jun - Fathers' Day, free entry for Dads accompanied by one or more children, Pecorama. 23rd-24th Jun - Transport Enthusiasts Weekend, in conjunction with Seaton Tram and South West Trains, Pecorama. 30th Jun to 1st Jul - NGS Open Garden Days for Charity, Cost of Garden entry donated to charity. Train Rides and Exhibition entry paid for as required, Pecorama.

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Forthcoming Events June & July 2012

9th-13th Jul - Early Learners' Week, with children's entertainment daily with Gary The Clown and Thomas The Tank Engine author, Christopher Awdry, book-signing on 13th at 12noon, Pecorama, Beer.

Ottery St Mary Community Market, The Institute, Ottery St Mary, last Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm.

14th to 19th Jul - Exhibition of Paintings by Michael Ahearne, in the Station Gallery, Pecorama.

13th Jul - Farmers' Market, Seaton Town Hall, 9am-1pm.

15th Jul - Peco Open Garden Day for Charity, FREE entry to the Gardens and Model Railway Exhibition. Charges apply only for train rides and Crazy Golf. Donations welcome to participating charities which this year are Macmillan Cancer Support and Children’s Hospice South West, Pecorama. 22nd to 27th Jul - Teddy Mac Days, Colouring competitions, quizzes, story reading and book signing by Margaret Edmonds, author of the Teddy Mac series of children’s books based on the adventures of a Teddy Bear on the Beer Heights Light Railway, Pecorama.

FARMERS &

Country Markets Budleigh Salterton Farmers' Market - Rolle Mews Car Park, last Friday, 9am-1pm. Exeter Farmers' Market - top of Fore Street/South Street, Thursday, 9am2pm. Exmouth Farmers' Market - The Strand Gardens, Exmouth, alternate Wednesdays, 9am-1pm. Honiton Local Produce Market - High Street, third Thursday, Easter to October. Honiton Women's Guild Country Market - Mackarness Hall, Friday, 9.30-11am. Ottery St Mary Farmers' Market, Land of Canaan Car Park, first Friday, 9am-1pm.

30th Jun - Stockland Country Market, Stockland Victory Hall, 10am-12 noon.

28th Jul - Stockland Country Market, Stockland Victory Hall, 10am-12 noon.

Antique & Flea Sundays - Sunday Market and Car Boot Sale, Matford Park and Ride Car Park, Marsh Barton, Exeter, 6.45am-12.45pm. Thursdays - Antique & Flea, Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton, 9am-1pm. 29th Jun to 1st Jul - Innovations Market, with products to suit all ages and tastes from silver jewellery to handmade pizzas, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter, 9am-5pm (Sunday 10am-4pm). 30th Jun - Antique & Collectors' Fair, Matford Centre, Exeter, 9am-4.30pm. 1st Jul (and other dates) Art & Crafts Fairs, www.crafts-today.com, Mariners' Hall, Beer, 11am-5pm.

Wednesday, 9am-1pm.

Exeter Livestock and Pannier Market Exeter Livestock Centre, Monday and Friday, 10.30am. Honiton Street Market - every Tuesday and Saturday, 9am.

27th to 29th Jul - Innovations Market, with products to suit all ages and tastes from silver jewellery to handmade pizzas, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter, 9am-5pm (Sunday 10am-4pm)

MARKET DAYS Axminster Street Market - Trinity Square, Thursday, 8.30am-3pm. Cullompton Indoor Market - Town Hall,

5th Jun - Half term Spring Craft Activities and Wildlife Safari Walks, 11am. 12th Jun - Okay for Croquet!, with free tuition by Sidmouth Croquet Club, 11am.

EXHIBITIONS 2nd to 10th Jun - Triple Vision 2, a second exhibition of the exciting work of innovative photographers John Marriage, Moya Paul, and Peter Wiles, Town Mill Malthouse, Lyme Regis, 10am-5pm. 23rd Jun to 22nd Jul - Open Art Competition and Exhibition, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis. 14th to 19th Jul - Exhibition of Paintings by Michael Ahearne, Pecorama, Beer.

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1st Jul - 'Summer of Love' Craft Fair, organised by the Craft Hub, a collective of Devon craftspeople, St Matthew's Hall, Topsham, 10am-4pm.

A La Ronde

16th to 27th Jun - Exmouth Art Group Exhibition, 11am-5.30pm. 29th Jun to 11th Jul - Exmouth Photography Group Exhibition, 11am5.30pm. 2nd Jun - Shades of Devon, exhibition of paintings by Yvonne Taylor, 11am5.30pm. 10th Jul - Okay for Croquet!, with free tuition by Sidmouth Croquet Club, 11am.

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Axe Valley Heritage Association

The World Heritage Site and Jurassic Coast Information Centre Visit Seaton Museum on the top floor of Seaton Town Hall to find out about the World Heritage site of the Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. See the updated interactive display on the dedicated computer. Also new Information panels on the local geology.

COMING EVENTS

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The Norman Whinfrey Geological collection and selected fossil display. Rare prints and books.

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LIVE MUSIC

Live Music Roundup sic to rock, The Park Hotel, Exmouth, 9.15pm-11.45pm (free).

First Friday - Open Mic Night, Dolphin Hotel, Beer, 9pm-11pm.

27th Jul - Spanish Guitar Night, El Bocado Restaurant, Exeter.

2nd Jun - The Lateshift, 5-piece Function band with a funky upbeat style, The General Buller, Exeter.

27th Jul - Wired, 5-piece Rock/Pop/ Function band The York, Exmouth, 9.30pm.

2nd Jun - Wired, 5-piece Rock/Pop/ Function band, serving up a unique blend of covers in its own style, Otter Inn Beer Festival, Colaton Raleigh, 6-9pm. 4th Jun - Wired, 5-piece Rock/Pop/ Function band, The Heavitree, Exmouth [festival], 3.30-6pm. 8th Jun - Charity Arena Concert with Joey the Lips, to round off the Exmouth Kite festival, Imperial Grounds, Exmouth. 15th Jun - Spanish Guitar Night, El Bocado Restaurant, Exeter.

1st Jun - Just Misbehavin', 5-piece swing jazz band, The Sorry head, Exeter, 9.30pm-12midnight. 2nd Jun - Diamond Jubilee Jazz Band Ball, with Pete Allen, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, 7.30pm.

23rd Jun - RocketBox, Devon-based covers band, Prospect Inn, Exeter, 9.30pm.

4th Jun - Just Misbehavin', Exmouth, The Grove, 1pm-4pm, and Strand Gardens, 5pm-6pm.

29th Jun - Spanish Guitar Night, El Bocado Restaurant, Exeter.

10th Jun - Jazz in the Afternoon, Pete Allen presents solo jazz guitarist Tony Oreshko, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, 3-5.30pm.

7th Jul - The Bournemouth Ratpack, with songs by old favourites like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and lots more, The Gateway, Seaton. 7th Jul - The Lateshift, 5-piece Function band with a funky upbeat style, The Beach Hotel, Exmouth, 9pm-11.30pm. 8th Jul - Flamenco Night, El Bocado Restaurant, Exeter. 8th Jul - Moving On - 50 Years on the Road Tour, Raymond Froggatt, one of Britain's most prolific singer-songwriters, Exmouth Pavilion, 8pm. 13th Jul - Spanish Guitar Night, El Bocado Restaurant, Exeter. 13th Jul - Modestep, London-based band with a furiously-energetic live show, Exeter Phoenix, 7.30pm. 13th Jul - The Lateshift, 5-piece Function band with a funky upbeat style, The Thirsty Farmer, Exeter, 9.15pm. 20th Jul - The Lateshift, it's them again with their great mix of music from clas-

Jazz quintet Just Misbehavin' plays a lively mix of swing, jazz and dance music. As they say themselves: “It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing.� Lynn Thornton, with her incredible range and technique, provides the vocals for Ric White, saxes and flute, Paul Barnham on piano, Mike Thorn with his artistry on string bass, and Ted Draper on drums. Together they create essential rhythm and solos for a complete jazz experience. You'll find them at south west swing dance festivals, performing intimately at pubs and clubs - they have a regular monthly Sunday lunch spot at The Grove - and they will be entertaining at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Exmouth too. So if you want fun, like jazz, and love to dance, Just Misbehavin' is the band to book - available for weddings, corporate events and private parties. Tel: 01395 267567. The Grove, The Esplanade, Exmouth. Tel: 01395 42268.

First Weds - The Bridge Jazz Club, The Cellar bar, Bombay Bills, Exeter, 8.30pm.

16th Jun - Jinx, 7-piece party band, The Beach Hotel, Exmouth, 9pm-11.30pm.

1st Jul - Wired, 5-piece Rock/Pop/ Function band, The First & Last, Exmouth, 6-8pm.

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JAZZ

3rd Jun - Take4, with Lynn Thornton, cool jazz with a touch of class, part of the Exmouth Festival, The Beach Pub, Exmouth, 8.30pm-11pm.

30th Jun to 1st Jul - Taiko on the Quay, part of the 8th UK Taiko Festival, Quayside, Exeter.

Monday 4th June 5pm JUST MISBEHAVIN', STRAND GARDENS, EXMOUTH

22nd Jun - Take4, with Lynn Thornton, cool jazz with a touch of class, The Bowd Inn, Sidmouth, 8pm. 30th Jun - Jazz on a Summer's Evening, Coly River Jazzmen, Colyford, 7.30pm. 8th Jul - Jazz in the Afternoon, Pete Allen's Solo Jazz Show, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, 3pm-5.30pm. 15th Jul - Just Misbehavin', The Grove, Exmouth, 2pm-4pm. 20th Jul - Take4, with Lynn Thornton, cool jazz with a touch of class, The Bowd, Sidmouth, 8pm.

FOLK ROOTS & ACOUSTIC Suns - Singers' Night, Topsham Folk Club, Globe Hotel, Topsham, 8pm. Mons - Open Mic Night, electric or acoustic, The Oddfellows, Exeter, 7pm. First Thurs - Instrumentalists' Night, Topsham Folk Club, Globe Hotel, Topsham, 8-10.30pm. 6th Jun - Jess Morgan, well-crafted songs and wonderful live performance

PHOTO CREDIT TO: Just Misbehavin'

GENERAL

June & July 2012

from this young musical troubadour, Jurassic Folk Guest Night, Grove Nite Club, Seaton, 8.15pm. 7th Jun - Kate McGill, alternative, acoustic, indie singer-songwriter, Cavern Club, Exeter, 8pm. 21st Jun - Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, double bass and mandolin with timeless, universal appeal, this duo are fast gaining a loyal audience, Otterton Mill. 21st Jun - Dick Gaughan, Scottish musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer, with a unique solo style, Otterton Mill, East Budleigh, time, CHECK. 28th Jun - Amelia Curran, one of Canada's finest singer-songwriters, with her lyrics of poetic quality blending seamlessly with the quiet flicker of the music, Otterton Mill. 4th Jul - Paul Downes, folk guitarist, singer and composer; acoustic guitarist with a dazzling array of styles, Jurassic Folk Guest Night, Grove Nite Club, Seaton, 8.15pm.

East Devon Coast & Country

14th Jul - Tarras, 6-piece band from the North, with traditional songs in contemporary style, The Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton, 7pm.

BLUES Thurs - Open Mic Night, The Angel, Exeter. Thurs - Live Music, The Oddfellows, Exeter, 9pm. Fri - South West Live, featuring upand-coming bands in the South West (funk/ska/blues/acoustic), The Angel, Exeter, 9pm. 8th Jun - Souled, 9-piece soul band performing classic Atlantic, Motown and Stax soul music, The Grapevine, Exmouth, 8.30pm-11pm. 28th Jul - Detroit Soul, 9-piece, highenergy solid-soul band, The Gateway, Seaton, 8pm. 28th Jul - Souled, 9-piece soul band performing classic Atlantic, Motown

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PHOTO CREDIT TO: The Angels Charity

PHOTO CREDIT TO: Detroit Soul

Monday 25th June ANGELS, CORN EXCHANGE, EXETER

Saturday 28th July DETROIT SOUL, THE GATEWAY, SEATON

Saturday 9th June MARK WAISTELL, CYGNET THEATRE, EXETER www.markwaistell.com

www.detroitsoul.co.uk

Detroit Soul, one of the UK's hottest soul bands, create a fantastic live show playing Motown and Soul music with such energy and passion that you just can't sit still. A nine-piece band, based in the Midlands and London, they comprise two vocalists, a tight funky rhythm section, explosive brass, and smooth four-part vocal harmonies. They've performed alongside some of the biggest names in Soul like The Drifters and Martha Reeves, graced some of the top venues in the UK and are regulars at Jools Holland's The Jam House in Birmingham. And on 28th July, 7.30pm-11.30pm, they are coming to Seaton Gateway, so get along to see them and you will be dancing all night. Tickets from £12. The Gateway, Seaton Town Hall, Seaton EX12 2LD Tel: 01297 625699 www.seatongateway.co.uk

IF YOUR VENUE HAS LIVE MUSIC, get added to our events by emailing jill@prestige-media.co.uk

This year's Angels are 14 children from the Don Bosco School in Kuwinda slum, Nairobi. Their awe inspiring performance is a celebration of their traditions: they sing with a deep rhythmic chant set off by uninhibited, perfectly choreographed dance movements showing the spectacular traditions of Kenyan culture. So much exceptional, raw and inspirational talent will make for a deeply moving experience when they perform at the Corn Exchange in Exeter on 25th June, tickets £12.

Singer-songwriter Mark Waistell, an “old newcomer” returning to music after many years, launches his new career with Latecomer, a CD that includes such haunting tracks as 'Go to Sleep My Child' and 'My England of Long Ago' available through iTunes and Amazon and also on CD. The twelve songs of love and loss, of family and dreams, of social comment and observation showcase Mark's voice and guitar with carefully crafted and thought-provoking lyrics supported by memorable melodies and accompaniments. You'll find Mark's folk-acoustic based music draws widely on different influences - from classical to traditional, from ragtime to rock, from 1930s to ... tomorrow. And, on 9th June, he is appearing live at the Cygnet Theatre, Exeter tickets £8, in aid of the Save the Children Fund - so here's your chance to welcome this exciting newcomer to the music scene, info@markwaistell.com Cygnet New Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ Tel: 01392 277189 PHOTO CREDIT TO: Perspectives Photography, Mark Waistell

FEATURED VENUE

ROCK/H-METAL 3rd Jun - Hooked, high-energy 4-piece Rock band, Village Fete, Broadclyst, 2pm. 16th Jun - Guilty Plea, 4-piece rock and blues covers band playing The Cream, The Stones to now, Prospect Inn, Exeter, 9.30pm-11.30pm. 21st Jun - Xibalba, heavy hardcore/ metal band from California, Cavern Club, Exeter, 7.30pm. 30th Jun - Hooked, high-energy 4-piece rock band, Prospect Inn, Exeter, 9pm. 28th Jul - Guilty Plea, 4-piece rock and blues cover band, The Volunteer Inn, Honiton, 9.30pm.

Cavern Club, Exeter “Exeter's

The Cavern Club, launched in 1991 as a platform for local and international bands, is Exeter's longest-running live music venue, capacity 220. The first band is scheduled for 8.15pm, the second for 9pm, then after a breather at 9.45pm it's a DJ Club Night. Coldplay, Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, and many more, have all played here, helping the Club fulfil its mission to give you live bands and DJs seven-days-a-week.

longest-running Indie venue”

indie music. Last year she released her debut album, "Replaced" and is now on her first major UK tour.

And true to form, the Cavern will be hosting Plymouth-based English singersongwriter sensation Kate McGill on 7th June at 8pm (tickets £7.50). A self-taught musician, Kate is best known for her cover of Adele's “Someone Like You”. She shot to fame via internet stardom, starting by uploading videos to YouTube in 2007 and has now had nearly three million views to her channel, so check out youtube.com/ katem3 to see one of the rising stars of the new generation of alternative, acoustic,

A Celebration of Life in East Devon

Kate McGill

Photo copyright: Nina Wittkowski, Kate McGill

and Stax soul music, w LT singing, The Anchor Inn, Sidmouth, part of build-up to Sid Folk Week, 8.30pm11.30pm.

Sharing the site is the Cavern Vegetarian Café, Exeter's newest grooviest vegetarian eating place, open from 11am-5pm Mondays through to Saturdays. Anna, Suzy, and Ben make up the team, providing delicious food and a relaxed informal atmosphere in which to eat. Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3RP, Tel: 01392 495370 Opening hours: 8pm-2am. www.cavernclub.co.uk Email: exetercavern@hotmail.com Kate McGill: www.katemcgill.co.uk

Disclaimer - you are advised that before attending any of the events listed in the "Forthcoming Events" and 'Live Music Roundup' section of this magazine, you should contact the venue in advance to double check that the dates and times are correct.

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For service as it used to be!

We make a visit to one of Sidmouth's most enduring landmarks by Guy Peters

Trevor Roberts (joint MD: Fields of Sidmouth)

I

n the 1870s and 80s, John

Sidmouth Parish Church. They were

Field acquired four small

not allowed on the shop floor until

shops with living accommodation

investment including a new roof.

They helped steady the ship and the

they knew how to make a gown - not

It was actually 1978 when Alan

with a major refit of the ground floor.

above. Eventually, he merged the

a mere dress but a gown! By about

Spores, who was running a chain

The development lead through to

buildings into one drapery store.

the turn of the century, John Field’s

of menswear shops in Surrey at the

the first floor and then the second

The frontage of the store today, is

sons joined him in the business. The

time, took over Fields. One year

floor. Trevor recalls sitting in his

virtually unchanged from the one

business flourished. It is not clear

later, in 1979, he took over another

office upstairs and looking straight

established at that time. However,

when, exactly, John Field died but

company in Axminster called, at that

down into the basement. “What on

the store was named ‘Halls’ until

the business remained in the hands

time, Frederick Baker, now Trinity

earth have we done!” he thought.

the late stages of the 19th century

of the family until the 1950s when,

House. The biggest problem in

Every time the phone rang that day

when the family name of Fields

without any new family blood

those days was under-investment.

it was the builder or architect with

was used. At that time, there used

coming into the company, it finally

There had been a change of

a new problem. In the fullness of

to be dormitories at the top of the

faded. The business was held in

government and a VAT hike. A lot

time, it was all put back together.

building for staff who were under

Trust until the present family took it

of struggling businesses simply

There was a grand reopening and

apprenticeship. The apprentices

over in the late 1970s. The business

went to the wall. At this stage,

the very first customer to walk

would begin to learn their trades

had been on the market for quite

Fields was a struggling business.

through the door lambasted Trevor

as milliners and seamstresses at

some time. Several of the large

However, Alan Spores managed to

for destroying the old Fields!

the age of thirteen. It was a six day

national companies had looked at

hold it all together. Then, in the

week. On Sundays they would all

it but none of them wanted to take

1980s, his son Tim and his son-in-

During the 1990s the refitting and

go together just up the road to the

on the challenge. It needed a lot of

law Trevor Roberts came on board.

rebuilding continued apace. A great

first major investment came in 1989

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Now, it is a terrific success.

deal of steel needed to be used, the building being over two hundred years old and Grade

People visit from all over the

11 listed. The original Georgian

world. Trevor Roberts recalls

panelling had to be concealed

being on the Cook islands in

behind the shop fittings. It

the South Pacific where he

didn’t lend itself to modern

struck up a friendship with a

retailing. Some of the panelling

young German couple who

can still be seen around the

were on honeymoon.

window recesses. The careful

transpired that the only time

It

redevelopment threw up some

the girl had been to England

intriguing finds. During work

was when she stayed at a

on the ladies department, joists

place called ‘Sadmouth’. She

were discovered which were

talked about a big shop there

resting on brickwork belonging

called Fields! On another

to old cottages which once

Fields in the 1920s

occupied that space. There were shells, sand and bones of

with stories about the past. One

Roberts says that he would have

occasion, a young student who had worked at Fields was in Africa when someone got on a

fish underneath doors. Four wells

lady from South Africa, said that she

liked to use it as a door stop but

bus there carrying a Fields bag. The

were found beneath floorboards.

was a relative of the old Fields family.

wasn’t allowed and the bomb was

hotels in Sidmouth say that many of

taken away.

During the early development in

She told the tale of her grandfather

1989, when the present cosmetics

who was one of John Field’s sons

their residents come into the hotels

department was taking shape, a

and used to work in the business.

The old restaurant/coffee shop was

go into Fields and ask about the free

builder with a pneumatic drill

Following a disagreement, he left

opened by the Fields family just

hotel delivery service. When asked

suddenly disappeared. He had

the company and joined the army

before the war just in time for food

for their room numbers they reply,

fallen down a twenty foot well

ending up fighting in the Boer war.

rationing! When the new owners

“I don’t know yet, I haven’t checked

carrying Fields bags. Also, people

shaft! Being a British workman, he

He stayed in South Africa from that

took it over in 1978, it was a loss

in.” Quite often, Fields are phoned

wasn’t phased. Indeed, he had his

time until his death. The lady took

making venture so they closed it. In

and asked about their sale dates.

photograph taken standing in the

some photos in to accompany her

1990, it was reopened as a modern

People want to know so that they

shaft. The well still had the lead

story. In the archives at Fields, are

coffee shop but with a difference. It

can book their holidays to coincide!

pump and, despite the fact

It seems that shopping at Fields

the building is so close to

takes priority.

the sea, contained pure fresh water not saline. Alan Spores

Fields strap line is: ‘Service

tested it!

as it used to be.’ However,

In the old days, the shops in

old fashioned.

Sidmouth had their half day

achieved the difficult and fine

they are not in the least bit They have

on Thursday so Fields stayed

balance between presenting a

open to allow the gentry

traditional image and staying

to shop at a quiet time and

up to date. Trevor Roberts

closed on Saturday afternoons

says, “We don’t do revolution,

instead.

What they called

we do evolution.” Last year,

’the carriage trade’ came in to

they entered the Drapers

shop on a Thursday afternoon.

fashion Awards which is the

Often, the servants from the

fashion bible in the U.K. Out

large houses would shop on

of all the department stores

behalf of their employers.

The Field family in the 19th century

Everything was taken on

in the U.K who entered there were six finalists - Harrods were

‘approbation’. Thursday afternoons

some papers that mention a Tony

had to reflect Fields and Sidmouth

the winners and Fields were one

were a busy and lucrative time for

Fields who had something to do

in the traditional sense. It had to be

of five runners up, which is a high accolade indeed. Trevor Roberts

Fields in those early days. However,

with the Royal Navy. The paper

waitress service like the old Lions

in modern times it made no sense at

mentions the forthcoming action

Corner Houses with their waitresses

adds, “What we tried to convey on

all to close on a Saturday afternoon

in May 1940 which was obviously

(who were called ‘Nippies’). It had

our application form was that we

now the busiest day of the week.

D-Day.

It states, ‘Top Secret’!

to have proper crockery and there

have this heritage and rich history

One of the first things Alan Spores

Another lady went in and told Fields

is a policy that as soon as a hairline

but also have modern brands. As

did when he took over the business,

that, when she was just 17, she used

fracture or chip appears, that

directors, we have kept the original

was to change the working hours.

to be on top of Fields' building as a

piece of crockery is thrown away

features which make the building.

Instead of closing at 1 o’clock on

plane spotter watching out for the

immediately. To add to the personal

It was a great achievement as we

a Saturday, the business was kept

Luftwaffe. Indeed, when alterations

service, the team seem to remember

passionately believe in giving good

open.

and excavations were in full swing, a

everyone who comes through the

customer service. We invest in our

bomb was found (thankfully it didn't

door even holiday-makers who only

have a detonator fitted!) Trevor

come to Sidmouth once a year!

On occasions, people go into Fields

A Celebration of Life in East Devon

staff and that’s why people return - for the personal touch.”

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Forthcoming Art Exhibitions June & July 2012

Robert Freame - 'Dark Cliffs after Storm' - Marine House at Beer

Michael Taylor - ‘Last Light (Sidmouth)’ - Avocet Gallery

GALLERIES Until 7th Jun - Marc Chagall, selected lithographs at Gloss Gallery. (see feature page). Until 10th Jun - Women in Art, Míla Fürstová, exhibition of etchings at Brook Gallery. Until 10th Jun - Coastal Light An exhibition celebrating the special light of the West Country, East Devon Art Academy. Until 18th Jun - The Society of Wood Engravers, the 74th Annual Exhibition is hosted at The Marle Gallery. Until 30th Jun - Mat Chivers, Work by recent Venice Biennale Sculptor, Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

1st Jun to 15th Jul - Seascapes, A mixed exhibition celebrating seascapes of Devon by West Country artists, Avocet Gallery. 1st of Jun 31st Jul- June and July Exhibition, an impressive and diverse collection of new paintings and sculptures by a specially selected group of National and International acclaimed artists, Artwave West. (see feature page). 2nd Jun to 7th Jul - On Reflection, Rachel Ross, exquisite paintings of small treasures. Sculpture by Dean Patman. Hybrid Gallery. 3rd Jun to 1st Jul - Hilary Cartmel and Elizabeth Hunter RWA, Figurative

16th Jun to 7th Jul - Paragone: Painting or Sculpture?, This exhibition will document tension, focusing on the relationship between two and three dimensional production, Gloss Gallery. (see feature page). 16th to 21st Jun - EDAA End Of Year Exhibition, Students display their work at East Devon Art Academy, (see feature page). 16th to 29th Jun - Robert Freame and Jim Farrant, new landscape and figurative paintings. Marine House at Beer. 16th Jun to 31st Jul- Julian Bailey, New Paintings of Dorset and the West Country with furniture by Petter Southall and sculpture by Martin Miller. Sladers Yard.

22rd Jun to 22nd Jul - Open Art Competition and Exhibition, Lyme Regis Town Mill. 23rd Jun to 6th Jul - Solstice Exhibition, A mixed exhibition displaying the wide variety of work by Westcountry artists. East Devon Art Academy, (see feature page). 2 July to 28 Aug - The Marle Summer Exhibition, An art-quenching selection of works from existing and new artists at The Marle Gallery. 3rd to 13th Jul - Thelma Hulbert, Work by the late Thelma Hulbert, of the Euston Road School, Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

sculpture and painting. The Art Room. Open Tues – Sat 10.30 – 5.00

Sun 2.00 – 4.30

Tel: 01395 443003

TheMarleGallery contemporary fine art & ceramics

EXHIBITIONS SUMMER EXHIBITIONS Until 10th Jun - Women in Art Míla Fürstová exhibits etchings looking into the eclectic mind of a woman. 15th Jul-18th Aug - A Survey Show We are delighted to welcome Stephen Chambers for his Survey Show.

Until 18th Jun The Society of Wood Engravers 74th annual showcase exhibition of British woodengravers work. 2nd Jul - 28th Aug The Marle Summer Exhibition An art-quenching selection of works from existing and new Marle Gallery artists.

hybrid art & design for your home and garden

51 High Street 51 High Street Honiton Honiton t. 01404 43201 t. 01404 43201 www.hybrid-devon.co.uk www.hybrid-devon.co.uk

On Reflection 2nd Jun - 7th Jul

Rachel Ross, exquisite paintings of small treasures. Sculpture by Dean Patman.

Victoria Place, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NQ art@themarlegallery.co.uk 01297 639970 www.themarlegallery.co.uk

East Devon Coast & Country

01404 45006 19th May-30th Jun - Mat Chivers Work by recent Venice Biennale Sculptor. 3rd-13th Jul - Thelma Hulbert Work by the late Thelma Hulbert, of the Euston Road School. 14th Jul-8th Sept - The Open 2012: Equality & Endeavour

Selected works by South West Artists. www.thelmahulbert.com

Art Galleries

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Richard Adams - 'The Apple Trees' - Hybrid

Edwina Bridgeman - 'The Edge of Enchantment' Thelma Hulbert Gallery

Sladers Yard

Jim Farrant - 'Laura' - Marine House at Beer

James Lynch - 'Wynford Eagle' - Sladers Yard

Contemporary British Art, Furniture & Craft. Licensed Café. West Bay Bridport Dorset DT6 4EL

EXHIBITIONS: 7th to 13th Jul - Floral And Coastal Fusion, A coming together of styles by four artists, at East Devon Art Academy, (see feature page). 14th to 20th Jul - A Splash Of Colour, Neil Hampson solo exhibition of paintings. East Devon Art Academy, (see feature page).

20th July to 15th Sept- Coast & Country Landscape and Maritime Scenes, The Devon countryside captured in all its abandon and beauty, through a range of landscape, maritime scenes and paintings of wildlife, Gloss Gallery. (see feature page).

28th Jul to 12th Aug - Summer Exhibition, Topsham Art Group display work at Topsham School.

Julian Bailey

www.sladersyard.co.uk 01308 459511

EastDevonArt.co.uk

14th Jul to 8th Sept - The Open 2012: Equality & Endeavour, Selected works by South West Artists, Thelma Hulbert Gallery. 15th Jul to 12th Aug - John Hubbard, Spanish Courtyard Gardens, The Art Room.

Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LS www.eastdevonart.co.uk 01395 516284 info@eastdevonart.co.uk

Coastal Light

Until 10th Jun - An exhibition celebrating the special light of the West Country.

Summer Exhibitions

Susanna Lance - 'Flowers in Orange' ISCA Gallery Tony Beaver - ' Tommy Cooper' The Marle Gallery

16th-29th Jun - Robert Freame and Jim Farrant, new landscape and figurative paintings. 14th-27th Jul - Anita Klein, A wonderful collection of new iconic paintings from this renowned artist. And view on our web three weeks before the shows.

Incorporating

Gemdi Interiors

Contact the gallery for a catalogue on: 01297 625257

www.barbaragreen.co.uk

www.iscagallery.co.uk

Studio/Gallery, Manscombe Abbey, Taylors Lane, Morcombelake (1/4 mile from A35)

June Exhibition

T: 01297 489438

New works by Susanna Lance.

barbara.green4@btinternet.com Work in oil, collagraphs, etchings, and mixed media. Prices between £50 and £500

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm (Closed Thursday) 3 Chapel Street Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LX

Art tuition available throughout the year. A selection of work may be viewed on-line at www.eastdevonart.co.uk

Avocet Gallery

GALLERY

Summer Exhibitions

Exhibitions held throughout the summer, please see full page advert for details.

Open every day 11am-5pm, including Sunday

ISCA www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk

Until 10th Jun - Fred Cuming RA, James Lynch, Alex Lowery, James Meiklejohn, Simon Quadrat, Emma Stibbon, Alfred Stockham. From 16th Jun - New Paintings of Dorset and the West Country with furniture by Petter Southall and sculpture by Martin Miller.

14th to 27th Jul - Anita Klein, A wonderful collection of new iconic paintings from this renowned artist. Marine House at Beer.

15th Jul to 18th Aug - A Survey Show, Stephen chambers displays work for his Survey Show, Brook Gallery.

The Romantic Landscape

01395 444193

Studio/Gallery 1/4 mile from Art Wave West along the road signed to Whitchurch Canonicorum. Open at all times but please check first by telephone.

A Celebration of Life in East Devon

4/5 Pierhead, Exmouth Marina, EX8 1DU Tues to Sun 10am-5 pm (Closed on Mon)

Summer Exhibition

1st Jun-15th July A mixed exhibition celebrating seascapes of Devon by Westcountry artists.

Ancient Historical Replicas

21st Jul-26th Aug A fabulous exhibition of Ancient Historical Replicas. www.gemdiinteriors.co.uk wendygemdi@hotmail.co.uk t. 07714 633718

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TheMarleGallery contemporary fine art & ceramics The Marle Gallery Victoria Place Axminster Devon EX12 5NQ | t: 01297 639970 | Open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 5:00 www.themarlegallery.co.uk | e: nick@themarlegallery.co.uk

Karl Taylor - Wheatear and Chains - Acrylic

James Romain - Sheep on the Loose - Pastels

Summer Exhibitions At The Marle Gallery The Marle Gallery continues its mission to bring something new and unique to the south west arts scene from its stunning gallery in Axminster, just around the corner from River Cottage Canteen. So for a guaranteed feel-good fix, head on down to The Marle to catch the latest in the gallery’s vibrant exhibition programme.

74th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers Until 18th June

Vicky Oldfield - Summer Selection - Collagraph

Gallery artists including introductions to several new gallery artists including Jan Calow, Claire Moynihan, Ben Pollack, James Romain and Karl Taylor. The summer exhibition provides a unique opportunity for you to skip through the shallow waters of an extraordinarily diverse range of artists’ works. Work includes ceramics, original prints, paintings, pastels, and sculpture. Whatever the medium, whatever the style, the artists all share in common with The Marle a serious commitment to seriously good art.

The Marle Gallery is delighted to host the Society of Wood Engravers 74th Annual Exhibition which is the only opportunity for Westcountry art lovers to see this important showcase of British wood engraving talent. The exhibition presents work from around 70 members of the Society, each of whom have been elected or invited to membership on merit. Wood engraving is a distinctive and delightful art form. Although exquisitely crafted and intricate, wood engraved prints are also very affordable providing an accessible route to owning original art of the highest quality.

The Marle Summer Exhibition From 2nd July - 28th August including private view on Saturday 30th June

Claire Moynihan - Southern Hawker - 3D embroidery

Top up your tan this summer – come and be dazzled by The Marle Gallery’s Summer Exhibition, an eclectic, delightful, inspiring, and art-quenching tour of Marle Rie Kawauchi - Girl - Wood Engraving

Tony Beaver - Three matches on orange - Oil on canvas

Tony Beaver - Museum Study 2 Oil on canvas

East Devon Coast & Country

Martin Grover - One day we’ll look back on this and cry Acrylic on canvas

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www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk 01297 625257

SUMMER IS SHOW SEASON! Since Marine House at Beer opened almost fourteen years ago we have built close rapport with a select group of fine artists. Periodically we stage shows focusing on their work which is a great opportunity for collectors and all who enjoy the style of a particular artist to see an extensive body of their work.

T

his Summer the first show opening on June 16th is a joint one contrasting the fine impressionist talents of Robert Freame and the tightly observed figurative and still life paintings of Jim Farrant. Robert has exhibited at Marine House since we started. He is a fine interpreter of the moods of the Jurassic Coast and more recently of Norfolk and Suffolk as he has recently moved there to be closer to his grandchildren. Jim delights in striking depictions of people in every day scenes often in Greece or Spain and complements this with stunning still life. Between them over 40 paintings will be on view.

Jim Farrant ‘Walking the Exe’ 63x57cm £2795

S

tarting on July 14th we are staging a major solo show of the internationally acclaimed figurative artist Anita Klein. Anita’s iconic works use her own generalised “everywoman” image as a template to produce hauntingly beautiful paintings often in a verdant setting. These are produced both in her London and Italian studios. Some are large, some small, some prints, others watercolours or acrylics. Allow yourself to be drawn in by the siren call of these fine paintings. Not a show to be missed.

Freame and Farrant runs from Saturday June 16th to Friday 29th June

Robert Freame ‘Cove after Rain’ 30x40cm £950

Anita Klein opens on Saturday July 14th to Friday 27th July Catalogues for these shows will be available approximately three weeks before the shows and the images will also be available on our web site under solo shows. Please contact the gallery for the catalogue and an invitation to the launch on the Saturday starting at 11.00am.

Anita Klein ‘L’Uccello a Righe’ 58x39cm £2300

Robert Freame ‘Low Cloud Golden Cap’ 50x76cm £1695

Jim Farrant ‘Lady and the Stray’ 69x64cm £2950

A Celebration of Life in East Devon

Anita Klein ‘Angelo e Uccello sull’Albero’ 96x87cm £3800

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gloss - Art Exeter, specialists in affordable artwork from both local and national artists

CURRENT :

Marc Chagall: ‘Original Lithographs’ Saturday 12th May - Thursday 7th June We are delighted to be showing a wonderful range of hand finished original Marc Chagall lithographs, spanning his remarkable career as a 20th Century Modernist. With exclusive works on show from different suites; light, colour, movement and imagination vibrate throughout these joyful prints. We look forward to seeing you at gloss- Art Exeter soon, please get in touch on the details below for any enquiries.

Marc Chagall

FUTURE :

Paragone: Painting or Sculpture? Fletcher Sibthorp - ‘Zoe XI’ Saturday16th June - Saturday 7th July Private View: Friday 15th June 6-9pm Paragone was an early medieval debate in which sculptors and painters alike argued their own practice as the superior mimesis of nature. They questioned the plastic constraints they were challenged by and how they attempted to imitate or even transcend their portrayal of man and his world. This exhibition will document this tension, focusing on the relationship between two and three dimensional production.

a: gloss - Art Exeter

Coast & Country: Landscape and Maritime Scenes of The South West

t: 01392 278 522

Friday 20th July - Saturday 15th September

w: www.glossgallery.co.uk

Private View: Thur 19th July

e: art@glossgallery.co.uk

The Devon countryside captured in all its abandon and beauty, through a range of landscape, maritime scenes and paintings of wildlife. The work exhibited will evoke the diversity of the county from the bleakness of Dartmoor, to the quaint and nostalgic coastal towns, alongside the rich and abundant hedgerows and woodland.

1 Barnfield Crescent Exeter, EX1 1QT

10 MONTHS INTEREST FREE CREDIT ON ANY ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Alan Cotton - ‘River Otter Evening’

East Devon Coast & Country

Richard Thorn - ‘Late Afternoon’

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info@artwavewest.com | artwavewest.com

morcombelake | dorset | DT6 6DY

artwave west | 01297 489 746

Artwave West concentrates its exhibiting around a collection of selected artists who have shaped a distinctive personal vision around the discourse between abstraction and figuration. Featuring in a series of exciting shows, these

are professional artists who have an impressive national and international exhibiting profile. Visiting artists are selected to exhibit in mixed shows, bringing diversity and new ideas to the programme. With exhibitions changing

frequently, visitors can always be assured that there will be something new and exciting to see. With a coffee bar to relax in and soak up the ambiance, it really is a stunning place to be able to look at and appreciate art.

June & July Exhibition Launching on the 1st of June 2012, an impressive and diverse collection of new paintings and sculptures by a specially selected group of National and International acclaimed artists, including:

Amy Albright - ‘A Graceful Touch’

Sonia Stanyard Following her highly successful exhibition in Italy this April, and having just been awarded the Door Prize for Painting for 2012, Sonia will have her very latest paintings on show.

Donna Goold - ‘Gentle Breeze’

Linda Mattock Is an accomplished local artist and BAFTA award winning costume designer. These new works are the first to come out of her new studio since moving in 2011. Feona Ness New, semi abstract works rooted in the tradition of landscape painting and inspired by light and weather patterns will be revealed. Steve Mace Exquisite works using exotic hardwoods from Africa, India and Mexico will be on display in the new Sculpture Bar.

Linda Mattock - ‘Tea Dance I’

Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm or by appointment. Please contact the gallery for further information or go to www.artwavewest. com to be added to the mailing list.

Steve Mace - ‘Birdform’

Sonia Stanyard - ‘Mono Landscape’

Feona Ness - ‘Spring Valley’

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Edward Kelly - ‘Rambling’

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Open every day 11am - 5pm 01395 516284

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East Devon Art Academy continues to be a showcase for a wide range of Devon artists. With a core of selected artists plus visiting artists, EDAA provides a diverse selection of frequently changing exhibitions. Selected artists from all over Devon will be displaying a varied collection of work

from strong figurative paintings to semi abstract landscapes. EDAA also continues to provide painting and sketching workshops throughout the summer. A full range of classes for all abilities are available throughout the academic year. Please contact us for details.

Over the summer East Devon Art Academy is holding the following exhibitions.

Victoria Goodman ‘Blackbury Camp Bluebells’

Coastal Light - An exhibition celebrating the special light of the West Country. Work in oils, pastel and mixed media by Catherine Osbond and Favell Bevan. Until 10th June. EDAA End Of Year Exhibition Students of East Devon Art Academy display their work. 16th-21st June.

Favell Bevan ‘Relentless Sea’

‘A Splash Of Colour’ - A solo exhibition of paintings inspired by nature. Neil Hampson. 14th-20th July.

Michael Gordon Lee ‘Evening Light over the Bay’

Summer Exhibition - A mixed exhibition by the Devon artists shown here. 21st July-10th August.

Solstice Exhibition. A mixed exhibition displaying the wide variety of work by the artists portrayed on this page. 23rd June-6th July.

Progression - Following on from her enormously successful exhibition last year, local artist Jacqueline Steel will be showing some of her latest seascapes, landscapes and animal portraits. 11th-17th August.

‘Floral And Coastal Fusion’ A coming together of styles by four artists. Derek Ratcliffe, Neil Hampson, Sue Paterson and Christine Windley. 7th-13th July.

‘Colours Of Summer’ - A celebration of summer with a dazzling display from local artists Derek Ratcliffe, Neil Hampson, Caroline Trevaskis and Christine Windley. 18th-24th August.

Neil Hampson ‘Dahlia’

Catherine Osbond ‘Jacob’s Ladder’

Linda Hampson ‘Barn Owl’

Jackie Steel ‘Racing for Home’

Matt Culmer ‘I’m NOT Cold Nana’

Kaili Fu ‘Spring is in the Air’

Beth Pearson ‘Feeling Blue’

Tony Dustan-Smith ‘Lakeside’

Christina Windley ‘Last of the Summer Flowers’

David McCracken ‘ Lighthouse 2’

Sue Paterson ‘Gulls on board’

Derek Ratcliffe ‘Street Life’

Rebecca de Mendonca ‘Stripey Towel’

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Seascapes of Devon The Avocet Gallery will be hosting a summer exhibition celebrating Seascapes Of Devon by over thirty West Country artists including Lorna Porter and Jan Shayler.

Lorna Porter - Breaking Wave

21st July - 26th August

Ancient Historical Replicas A fabulous exhibition of Ancient Historical Replicas, including some of the world famous Elgin Marbles. Museum quality reproductions hand made in Devon and designed for interior and exterior use. All made from reinforced composite marble with all the detail of the originals yet lightweight and at affordable prices.

Gemdi Interiors We have an inspiring collection of unique treasures for your home including furniture, mirrors and soft furnishings, all individually sourced and hand painted with an industrial, vintage or country twist. Furniture painting workshops run from our studio or let us paint your pieces for you.

Jan Shayler - Morning Sunrays

Elgin Marbles - Horserider

Elgin Marbles - Greek Godess

Elgin Marbles - Roman Chariot

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The Swan The Strand Lympstone

• Coffee served all day • Pit Stop for Estuary Cycle Path • Cycle racks outside pub • Six excellent Cask Marque Real Ales available • Superb lunchtime and evening menu • Daily Fresh Fish Board Specials • Metres from the waters edge

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CURRY NIGHT: Every Wednesday. Selection of authentic curries from £10.95

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Corn Fed Chicken Supreme On a potato rosti with a creamy maderia and mushroom sauce served with baby carrots and leeks.

Poached Egg, Black Pudding & Bacon Salad Pan Fried Mushrooms (v) In a garlic cream sauce, served on a toasted ciabatta. Homemade Chicken Liver and Mushroom Pate Served with toast and red onion chutney. Pan Fried Scallops Served with black pudding, crispy bacon and a cauliflower puree. Anti Pasti Board for Two A selection of cured meats, olive bread, red bell peppers filled with feta cheese, fresh olives, sundried tomatoes, and slices of manchego cheese. Baked Camembert with Garlic and Rosemary (v) Served with ciabatta and red onion chutney. Ideal for sharing!

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Slow Cooked Braised Lamb Shank Served with seasonal root vegetables and a red wine, redcurrant sauce on a bed of chive mash. Pan Fried Sea Bass On a bed of samphire with a prawn, caper and herb butter served with new potatoes. Vegetable Stack (v) Thick cut aubergine, beef tomato and mozzarella with a spicy tomato and olive sauce. Belly of Pork Slow cooked belly of pork with an apple and cider sauce, served on bubble and squeak with seasonal vegetables. Whole Lemonsole Grilled fish served with crushed new minted potatoes and lemon butter. 8oz Local Rump Steak Local rump steak char-grilled to your liking, served with ½ beef tomato, a large flat mushroom, peas, beer battered onion rings and rustic chips. Pan Fried Duck Breast Served with a spicy plum sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and on a bed of wilted spinach.

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Recipe

with Neil Barber at Popplefords

Corn fed chicken supreme on a potato rosti with a creamy madeira and mushroom sauce, served with baby carrots and leeks

Ingredients • 4 Corn Fed Chicken Supremes • 3 Large Potatoes

• 100ml Madeira or to taste

• 1 Medium White Onion

• 300ml of Chicken Stock

• Approx 4oz clarified butter

• Approx 300ml of Double Cream

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• 12 Baby Leeks

taken over and refurbished

• 12 Baby Carrots

• Seasoning (sea salt and cracked black pepper)

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• A sprig of thyme

by a local family who believe in

• 1 Garlic Clove

sourcing and supporting quality

• 4 Shallots, sliced

local ingredients.

• 500g of mixed mushrooms, e.g button, oyster, shitake, flat.

Whether you are looking for an

Serves 4 Preheat oven to 200c, as mark 8

intimate evening dinner for two or a lunch with the family, Popplefords Head Chef Neil Barber and his team will make your dining experience exceptional. Neil has over 20 years experience cooking in a variety of diverse styles, his passion for cooking hasn’t wained since leaving catering college at the age of 18. He says “As a family man myself it’s wonderful to be the Chef of a new family run venture. Here at the Popplefords estate I hope to make the most of the grounds for my ingredients, as well as the seasons”. Popplefords is definitely worth a visit with its stunning location and views, welcoming staff and modern British menu.

COOKING METHOD 1) F irstly pre-heat the oven to 200220c. Grate the potatoes and onion into a bowl and season. Place the mixture into a clean tea towel/cloth and squeeze out the excess liquid. Place back into the bowl and add a little of the clarified butter. 2) Heat a frying pan with the rest of the butter, place four metal rings in the pan and fill with the rosti potato mix, making sure to press down. Fry on a low heat until golden brown and turn over, carefully remove the ring and brown the other side. Set aside for later. 3) Heat a frying pan with a little oil, add a sprig of thyme and a crushed clove of garlic. 4) Season the chicken breasts and place skin side down in the pan and cook until the skin goes a golden colour. Place the breasts in the preheated oven for about

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approximately 20 minutes. 5) Clean the leeks and carrots well. Peel the carrots and trim these and the leeks. Steam for 12-15minutes. 6) Whilst the vegetables are steaming you can start making the sauce by sweating the onions with a little oil. Add the chopped mushrooms and stir in. When the mushrooms are slightly soft add a good dash of madeira and then reduce the sauce down by half. 7) When that has reduced by half add the chicken stock and reduce the sauce again by half then add the cream, seasoning and reduce until it has reached a coating consistency. 8) While the sauce is reducing warm the rosti under the grill, once warmed add to a warm plate. Place the steamed vegetables on top, with the chicken. Spoon the sauce over the chicken, serve and please enjoy!

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The COUNTRYMAN By Tony Jackson

Our resident wildlife and countryside expert talks about a dear little animal that’s becoming increasingly scarce.

The poor little hedgehog was, too,

Hedgehogs enjoy rambling into

once considered admirable fare by

gardens to forage for prey and to

the gypsy community whose method

discover rough areas where they can

of preparation involved encasing the

curl up and semi-hibernate in the

carcase in clay and then baking it

winter, so by ensuring that there are

over a fire until the clay cracked and

gaps in hedges or small holes in walls

came away with the prickles. One

and fences, these little animals have

writer claimed that it was the best

an opportunity to take advantage

meat in England , but one suspects

of our hospitality. A plate of dog

he must have suffered from a fairly

or cat food will also go down very

limited diet!

well, provided it does nowt attract rats. Gardeners are also warned to

Why have numbers dropped so

make sure that any piles of wood

dramatically? The reasons are not

or branches intended as a bonfire

known for certain but it is likely to

are hedgehog-free before a match

be a combination of factors. Habitat

is applied!

loss, through building and new roads

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have meant that populations have

How can you help hedgehogs? Well,

become increasingly isolated, while

one way is by recording any sightings

intensive agriculture with the loss

you may have of these animals in

adly, for many of us our first

slugs, snails, worms and beetles, the

of hedgerows and ever larger fields,

order to assist with the population

acquaintance with a hedgehog

hedgehog has long been considered

coupled with the use of pesticides

survey. Go to www.hogwatch.or.uk

has been a flattened road casualty,

the gardener s friend, though the

which have wiped out or reduced

for more information. In addition,

though today, with a dramatic

animal will also take eggs when it

prey, have undoubtedly had a part

you can join the British Hedgehog

decline in the population over

comes across them and will also eat

to play.

The numbers killed on

Preser vation Societ y (BHPS),

the past decade, even these sorry

mice, rats, snakes and lizards.

the roads must also be taken into

Hedgehog House, Dhustone, Ludlow,

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sightings have become increasingly rare. A century ago hedgehogs were abundant in Britain and even in the 1950s the population was estimated at around 30 million, but by 1995 numbers had dropped to something

the use of pesticides which have wiped out or reduced prey, have undoubtedly had a part to play

in the region of 1.5 million and today the population may be down to half

It has long been a creature of fables

that total.

and legends. There was once a

to make gardens ultra tidy, to destroy slugs and snails, and erect

Hopefully, with your help and the

impenetrable fences and walls has

efforts being made countrywide,

undoubtedly had a significant effect.

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle will remain a much

Not least is the ever expanding

loved part of the British countryside,

population of badgers for whom a

for generations to come.

hedgehog is a tasty delicacy.

belief amongst country folk that Of all our mammals, the hedgehog,

hedgehogs could sup the milk from

with its prickles and boot-button

cows, though unless the beast was

eyes, has always proved an endearing

lying down it would be impossible for

little creature, immortalised by

the short-legged little hog to reach

Beatrix Potter in the character of

a teat, and even then its mouth is

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, the washerwoman,

far too small to encompass a cow s

and as Fuzzypeg in Alison Uttley s

dug. This is on a par with the ancient

stories of Little Grey Rabbit. Despite

medicinal cures attributed to the

the little animal s sharp spines and

poor little beast; at one time it was

its tendency to harbour fleas, its

believed that the flesh and broth of

portly, bustling demeanour and

a hedgehog, if consumed, would

relative friendliness have ensured

cure lunacy, whilst the liver would

the hedgehog a special place in our

be a certain remedy against dropsy,

affection. With a principle diet of

convulsions and the spleen!

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How Sidmouth inspired Betjeman to poetry Recalled here by John Fisher

Betjeman certainly knew the town well and was undoubtedly attracted by its architecture. But Sidmouth has many charms, not least of which is its location.

JB in his garden with a proof of one of his many books. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT: JOHN MURRAY)

EXACTLY 50 YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER John Betjeman arrived in Sidmouth, complete with suitcase, fountain pen and camera crew, to make a film about the East Devon town for Television Wales & the West (TWW) or “good old Tellywelly” as Betjeman liked to call the company that later became HTV. With him during that stay was Jonathan Stedall, nowadays a renowned independent documentary film-maker but then a 23-year old director given his first major television assignment to work alongside the man later to become poet laureate, to produce a series of documentaries on places of Betjeman’s choosing in the West Country. It was the start of a friendship that was to last until the great man’s death, in 1984: it was also the first time that Betjeman had ever written a script in rhyme.

Broad crescents basking in the summer sun, A sense of sea and holidays begun, Leisure to live and breathe and smell and look, Unfold for me this seaside history book. He worked closely with Stedall during the planning of the film and spent three days at

In the 1790s, “sunny Sidmouth”, the little borough flanked by towering red cliffs at the mouth of the river Sid, drew the historian, Polwhele, to write in praise of “the salubrity of the air, the fine dry soil, and a situation the most delicious, open to the south-sea yet not subject to fogs, and screened from all but the southern winds.” Little wonder that by the end of the century Sidmouth had become a fashionable resort.

a seafront hotel, discussing what might be included. But as with all their work together, Betjeman waited until he was invited to the cutting room to view the first edit of the film before writing the script to picture. Then he took out his fountain pen and wrote Still Sidmouth in rhyme, in a single sitting, astounding everybody. “One of Betjeman’s outstanding qualities was his kindness and I think this shows in his script.” Stedall says. “A lot of his observations are very personal. He imagines, for example, what people might be saying to one another or what they might be thinking. But he is never cruel. Fundamentally he loved life and people.” As Stedall’s discreet camera follows two women, strolling to the town’s narrow shopping streets, Betjeman pictures their conversation:

Sidmouth is little changed since the film was made, except (as elsewhere) for traffic, which Betjeman hated. Admittedly the butchers with its polished brass shop front became a bistro and the old-fashioned oil shop went on to sell gifts and reproduction furniture, but Sidmouth is still Sidmouth, its character remains intact and the fabric of the place is much as Betjeman saw it.

“Our brief was to create portraits of places which were close to Betjeman’s heart,” Jonathan Stedall recalls in his introduction to the bookof-the-film, Still Sidmouth*. “Sidmouth was, I believe, the first place we visited together”: although why Betjeman chose the town for the first of his 12 locations or why he decided to immortalise it in poetry, no one is sure. What is known is that he wrote two other television scripts in elegant rhyming couplets, one on Marlborough, his old school, which he loathed, the other on the Victorian engineer Brunel, whom he greatly admired. But neither subject allowed the poet the lightness of touch he employed in his masterful sketch of what now stands revealed perhaps as his favourite seaside town.

Clocks in a hundred houses chime three, It’s time to saunter to the town to tea. To exercise the dog and have a chat, On this and this and that and that, “Two and eleven? My goodness what a price, Now don’t go there dear, take my advice,” “Oh, everything is dearer now I fear, Do you find things so much dearer, dear?” East Devon Coast & Country

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*Still Sidmouth, illustrated with 80 small ‘stills’ from the black and white television film and introduced by Jonathan Stedall is available in Sidmouth from the Paragon Bookshop as well as the Tourist Information Centre.

Betjeman’s genius for words and their effortless delivery p er fe c t l y c omplem ent e d Stedall’s style of film making. During 22 years they produced many memorable programmes together, including famously, Summoned by Bells and Thank God it’s Sunday. Shortly before the poet laureate’s final illness and his consequent retreat from public life, Stedall stepped unobtrusively in front of the camera to lead Betjeman back through many memories of his life to produce the autobiographical Time with Betjeman. Near the end of that final programme, sitting in the morning sun on his porch in Cornwall, a travel rug about his knees he was asked whether he had any regrets. With a twinkle in his eye he answered quietly, “Yes, I haven't had enough sex”. He died at Trebetherick, Cornwall in May 1984 after a long illness, with Stedall one of the six pallbearers at the funeral. They carried Betjeman’s coffin through driving rain across a mile of countryside to St. Enodoc’s

POET AND FILM MAKER (photo left): Jonathan Stedall (right) with Sir John Betjeman in Cornwall in 1982, during the filming of the autobiographical series, Time with Betjeman, two years before the poet's death. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT: JONATHAN STEDALL).

churchyard where he is buried. “It was,” Stedall recalls, “as though the elements themselves were celebrating his extraordinary life.”

The small black and white images reproduced here are so-called ‘screen grabs’ and taken from the digitised version of the original film. They appear by courtesy of Peretti Publishing, Devon.

The 178-lines of classic Betjeman in the Still Sidmouth script provide a glimpse of his gentle and sometimes mischievous sense of fun which endeared him to millions of readers and viewers, as the last but one line of the poem reveals:

Farewell, seductive Sidmouth by the sea, Older and more exclusive than Torquay, Sidmouth in Devon, you’re the town for me!

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Wow, Now Here Comes Colour There are so many wonderful vibrant fabrics available at the moment there is no better time to inject some impact into your interiors.

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hoose from floral, geometric, stripe or abstract whether it s linen, cotton, silk or velvet a bold design will create that real wow factor. Decide which piece or pieces, you want to make a feature of, it may be a wall, a sofa or chair or the curtains or a combination of these. Balance the colours around the

room, so if you choose a vibrant print for the curtains for example, these colours could be imitated on the cushions to give a flowing effect throughout the room. Mix different types of fabrics together and be creative with trimmings. Examples of this can be seen on the embroidered cushion in the

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photographs. A band of velvet achieves a real feeling of opulence. Covered buttons, piping or a band of a contrasting colour and fabric add expression and drama to every piece. For a luxurious look, silks add a slight shimmer, rich tones and an alternate layer. Furniture can be covered in so many ways. Be daring and creative, combine co-ordinating fabrics together on different parts of a chair or sofa, for example use a print on the main body of a chair with the rest in a plain or stripe. A striking chair can create prominence in a room defining a space and making an inspiring focal point. Find a stylish lamp or an unusual rug in the same colour which will tie the image together. It is important not to overload on too much pattern and vibrant colours though. Neutral colours accompany any complex design completing the room and maintaining a tranquil yet vibrant look.

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shions. Ad Mix up the scatter cu vered buttons, borders, contrast co in co-ordinating piping and ribbons y of diďŹ&#x20AC;erent types colours and a variet nt on one side and of fabrics. Use a pri on the reverse. a solid bold colour xed with silk Fresh crisp linens mi d with soft velvet embroidery, teame warmth and will give a feeling of opulence. Don t overload on too and vibrant colours.

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Colyton Antiques Centre

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Tales of a Yokel

Tales of a Yokel By FCR Esgen

Time, it is said, was made for man, evidently this man did not live in Devon. Things happen here “directly” or in other words when they occur, without the consequences or limitations of time. To explain this: If one stops a man of Devonshire origin to ask the time of day he will generally reply “it must be getting on “ but getting on to what !! This surely would depend on how far it has got already. Therefore, you are no further forward except in time that is ! There are many pockets of Devon which definitely fall into the category of “Time-Warps”. I have the inestimable privilege of living in one of them. People here staunchly maintain that even the weather is different from “other parts”. If it is or not, they don’t really know of course because none of them go there anyway. One “spin-off” from living in a time-warp is that it tends to produce that wonderful “staff of life” - the eccentric. One of my friends who easily falls into this class, believes that we are not at the start of a new millennium at all, but that today is, in fact, the year of our Lord 1905! All items of furniture in his house have to be produced before 1905 and his food made by companies that were established before 1905. His clothing also has to be purchased under the same rigorous standards. He also insists on cleaning his home in a three-piece suit, but we haven’t got to the bottom of that one yet !! No one, it seems, is immune from the blandishments of living in Devon. I have found myself cutting pea sticks in December which is a relatively normal country pursuit for the time of the year, what slightly concerns me is that I never grow peas ! My parents too, seem susceptible. While my mother spends all her spare time growing petunias in old wheelbarrows, my father is in a class of his own. Three things have particularly struck me lately about him. Firstly, he keeps a mountaineer’s ice pick under the driving seat of his car and although this sort of behaviour isn’t particularly unusual for my father, I still had the audacity to ask why ! Apparently, electronically centrally locked cars like his own, when coming into contact with sea, lakes, canals or similar bodies of water, jam up when the water hits the electrics, so if the car is submerged you are in what is, in effect, your own hi-tec coffin, hence the ice pick. His car is also “equipped” with a policeman’s hat on the back shelf. This I understand, keeps “tail-gaters” at bay who are always looking to overtake. My father’s “piece de resistance” though,

Yarns from the inimitable FCR Esgen

was discovered quite by chance when breakfasting one morning with him in his house in the country. He always kept a loaded gun by the kitchen back door, but this had never disturbed me unduly until this particular morning when, whilst dissecting a rather delicious looking boiled egg, he suddenly leapt to his feet, ran out of the kitchen with a gun and fired unhesitatingly at his unwary quarry. Coming back in, he resumed his breakfast in a leisurely silence and as I chewed contentedly on my toast and marmalade I concluded that another pigeon had got his “Time-In”!

Smokey Joe By FCR Esgen

In the late sixties my father used to like driving his big old Rover across the Haldon hills in South Devon. The leather seats and walnut dash always made me and my sisters feel queasy on long journeys. Back in those days, there were still many tramps who used to quite literally walk the streets and countryside in search of food and shelter. One such old man was Smokey Joe. He had a large, round, mahogany coloured face; wispy, matted hair and a fantastically bushy, grey beard, stained black by the fire he always sat around. He lived in a small cave only a few steps away from the busy A38, the other side of Telegraph Hill, over looking the wonderfully wooded Teign Gorge. There was, in fact, nothing much that troubled Old Smokey; for he had shelter, hundreds of friends who used to wave to him from their cars and an endless supply of pasties thrown at his cave at speeds of up to 70 mph.

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The lovely old Mill House at Tipton Roller Mills

Harpford to Tipton St.John

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n East Devon, the 2 main rivers we have are the river Axe and the river Otter (excluding the Exe which for most of its East Devon route, is estuarine).

These two river valleys provide us with some really beautiful and peaceful countryside, in fact I consider nothing nicer on a sunny day than taking a walk with my dog along the river bank. The river Otter is pretty much unspoilt along it's length and has some truly lovely scenery. The walk in this issue is fairly casual, it's not a circular one, you can pretty much choose whether you wish to walk upstream, or downstream from the outset. Parking is easy, there's a car park by the bridge at Tipton St John, they ask for a

donation for parking (it's a parish property). From here you can either walk downstream to Harpford or walk directly upstream. The walk downstream requires you to step out of the car park and follow the footpath over the bridge, where you can then cross the road and go over the stile to continue your walk downstream. Alternatively, the walk upstream can be taken by walking directly from the car park and through the cricket field, which takes you to a stile at the end of the field. Turn left here, to cross the old railway bridge over the river and then follow the river upstream. For walking purposes, the ground is level through the whole course, so it's accessible to all the family.

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FOOD & DRINK The Golden Lion 01395 812881 Right next to the car park, open for coffee/tea from 10.30am, lunches 12-2pm.

Cows at Harpford Popplefords 01395 567181 You need to rejoin A3052 for Exeter, and follow out of Newton Poppleford up the hill. Superb views from their dining room and balcony. Under new ownership, recently refurbished. Open 7 days, 9am to 5pm.

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to Ottery St Mary >

Walk Map

River Otter

Wiggaton

Fluxton

Weir

Walk Info

Old mill

+

Parking

Church

Metcombe

1. Parking - at Tipton St John next

Old railway bridge

to the playground. Note - a donation is requestd. 2. Footwear - possibly wellies if

Tipton St John

The Golden Lion

walking after heavy rain, otherwise trainers, walking boots. 3. Dogs - lead necessary as livestock may be present.. 4. Distance - because the walk isn't circular, you can stop at any time and return the way you came.

Harpford

+ Church Foot bridge

Four Elms Fruit Farm

Newton Poppleford River Otter

A3052

Bowd n> to Sea

The river Otter, downstream from Tipton St. John road bridge

< Exeter

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An unspoilt view of cattle grazing the meadow

Cricket - thoroughly English - long may it continue!

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A view of the river Otter with Harpford church in the distance

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ʻThe Very Land of Thatched Cottages’: A POET IN 19TH CENTURY DEVON

B Cinnamon Hill, an exclusive

row si ng t he web site of

international golf course at Montego Bay, Jamaica, one would never guess that the greens were laid upon the misery of slavery; the land was once a sugar plantation.

Widower Edward Moulton-Barrett, the owner of Cinnamon Hill in 1832, and his eleven children, lived in England at Hope End, a secluded mansion in the Herefordshire hills near Ledbury. His considerable fortune, accrued from his family s 300 year ownership of the plantation, was greatly reduced by the impending abolition of slavery and he could no longer afford the upkeep of his 475 acre estate. Despite concerns about the effect of the move upon his family, particularly his eldest daughter and prolific poet, Elizabeth, the house was sold. Elizabeth was a highly intelligent and sensitive

Fortfield Terrace in the 19th C where EBB lived 1832-3

place is extremely full, & gay… I have been riding a donkey two or three times, & enjoy very much going to the edge of the sea. The air has made me sleep more soundly than I have done for some time…. Elizabeth s letters describe Sidmouth as the very land of thatched cottages…but not with pigstyes and dirty children , and of the sea, she writes, I always thought that the sea was the sublimest object in nature…. Brothers Edward and Samuel, and sister Henrietta, were thrilled to attend parties, dancing until three in the morning. Elizabeth, like her father, was not socially adept but the move to Sidmouth signalled a healthier and more active phase in her life.

A portrait of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning

young woman who had suffered from a chronic but undiagnosed illness since her teenage years. On 23 August 1832 Elizabeth, her two sisters Henrietta and Arabella, and six brothers, left Hope End in two carriages, arriving the next day at a rented property a short distance from the sea front in Sidmouth. Within days of arriving at Raferel House (now 8 Fortfield Terrace) the boys were out with shrimping nets and Arabella was swimming in the sea. Henrietta was less fortunate, suffering jaw ache for several days! Elizabeth wrote We hear that the

The family were Non-Conformists and began attending Marsh Independent Chapel. Elizabeth and her father were greatly impressed by the minister Mr George Hunter; whose sermons were erudite and powerful. Elizabeth, inspired, wrote four hymns, one A Supplication for Love bearing the preface Recalled words from an extempore discourse, preached at Sidmouth, 1833 . Elizabeth wrote to a friend I wish you could hear Mr Hunter… I like so much to hear him talk. He has a feeling…for poetry & literature, which…I meet with, very rarely…Oh! I wish you knew Mr Hunter! The three Barrett sisters taught his seven year old daughter Mary who often stayed with them.

In May 1834 Elizabeth enjoyed a steam packet trip from Exmouth to Torquay accompanied by dear Mr Hunter and Mary. She wrote We saw Torquay,Teig n mout h, Dawl i sh, Exmouth: but after all… nothing… so green & lovely as this valley of Sidmouth.

Browsing the website of Cinnamon Hill, an exclusive international golf course at Montego Bay, Jamaica, one would never guess that the greens were laid upon the misery of slavery Mr Moulton-Barrett moved his family to London in 1835 and Elizabeth wrote to a friend …half my soul seems to have stayed behind on the sea shore . She returned to Devon in 1838, when her health deteriorated, joining her aunt and uncle at Beacon Terrace, Torquay. Elizabeth maintained her friendship with Mr Hunter and his daughter who had, by then, moved to Axminster. Evidently Mary Hunter stayed with the family at times as she is recorded in the 1841 Census Records at Beacon Terrace. The death of two of Elizabeth s brothers in 1840 caused a rapid deterioration in her health. Samuel died at Cinnamon Hill from yellow fever and Elizabeth s favourite, Edward, was drowned in a sailing accident in Tor Bay on July

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11th. She had persuaded her father to let Edward join her in Torquay, and was haunted by guilt for the rest of her life. Elizabeth returned to London in December 1841. In 1844 she presented Mr Hunter with three volumes of her poetry especially bound and inscribed with a poem To GBH November 2nd 1844 . Verse 4 reads:

How, when I sang of country walks, Enshrining kindly speeches, I saw you in our Sidmouth talks, Among the elm and beeches... Elizabeth secretly married poet Robert Browning on 12 September 1846 and her father disinherited her. On hearing of Mr Hunter s death in 1857 Elizabeth wrote to her sister Arabella, It is strange that within these two or three days I had thought much of dear Mr. Hunter - thought of Axminster, thought of Sidmouth, my thoughts seemed beckoned back. Elizabeth and Robert had one son Pen and lived in Florence. Elizabeth died in Robert s arms on 29th June 1861. - Christine Hardy E l i z a b e t h B a r r e t t- B r ow n i n g : Sidmouth Letters and Poems 18325 available from July 2012 at www. sidvaleassociation.org.uk See What s On for details of Christine Hardy s play Elizabeth and Mr Hunter which is staged on the 4-7th July.

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I can honestly say that there's nothing that can match an English cottage garden in the summer. We do have the best climate in the world - you may disagree after a few weeks of rain, but when things come right and breathless blue skies prevail, then it can be glorious! There's no gain without paint though, when it comes to gardening, you can't have lush verdant growth in your garden without some rain! Of course, you can't have an English cottage garden without thinking about roses, they're a multiple-hit sort of plant, they have a wide range of floral forms, many are fairly heavily scented, and quite a few are capable of extended flowering periods. Ornamental roses have been cultivated for a very long time, the earliest cultivation known to date is around 500 BC in Mediterranean countries as well as in Persia and China. So, next time you ponder this regal plant, consider the long history that this plant has within the garden setting. - N.J.

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Honiton

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WHAT'S ON IN HONITON 1st Jun-5th Jun The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations A weekend of festivities are in store to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 30th Jun Jazz on a summer evening With The Coly River Jazzmen outdoors in Marshall's Paddock with parking in Colyford's Memorial Hall, Colyford. (If raining, event will be held in the Memorial Hall). Starts 7.30pm. Bring a picnic. Tickets ÂŁ10 available from

Colyford Post Office in June, or on the gate. In aid of Village Hall funds. For more information contact 01297 551343/ 553211 24th Jul Honiton's Hot Pennies Ceremony Grab pennies warmed in ovens that are thrown out into the High Street from various outlets and Inns in the Town to celebrate a very old tradition that goes back as far as 1221. Starts 12 noon by our Town Crier in the centre of the High Street.

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28th Jul Honiton's Charter Day Celebrate our Market Charter with a day full of fun and entertainment. An array of market stalls, charity stalls, food and drink stalls, re-enactment of the Queen's Rangers, Classic Car Rally and a Food and Drink Marquee. Festivities start from 9am. Why not pop up to The Millennium green (in the Glen) in the evening and watch Honiton's Town Band perform music new and old. Donations appreciated. Refreshments available or bring your own picnic. Starts 7pm.

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f you're looking for somewhere unique and interesting to visit, Honiton has much to offer for the shopper. Of course it's well-known as an antiques centre, but did you know it has some really interesting galleries, shops, eateries, not least a fascinating museum and some very elegant Georgian architecture which can be enjoyed from the High Street.

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FLATBEARE VIEWS

An anonymous writer finds life s not always so pleasant in an idyllic village

Love Clotted Cream? Does that make you a True Devonian or just a Tourist?

H

aving been an upstanding member of this idyllic Devon community for some nine years, I was puzzled, and not a little shocked, to receive the following letter a couple of months ago.

Association for the Deportation of Association for the Deportation of Downright Lazy Eccentrics out of Devon Downright Lazy Eccentrics out of Devon 22 Pigsbladder Place 22 Pigsbladder Place Flatbeare Flatbeare Devon Devon 1st April 12 01/04/2012 Dear Zur Dear Zur Uz sees that in September of this ere yere Uz sees that in September of this ere yere ee ll ave bin livin in Demshire nigh on ten ee ll ave bin livin in Demshire nigh on ten ole ole yeres. Yer visa be runnin out then and yeres. Yer visa be runnin out then and ee ll ee ll like as not be deported unless ee pass like as not be deported unless ee pass this this ere test for to prove yer Demness. ere test for to prove yer Demness. Please Please answer they questions dreckly and answer they questions dreckly and send send back to uz on the enclosed pigeon back to uz on the enclosed pigeon afore afore the backend of August if n ee knows the backend of August if n ee knows what what be gude fer ee. be gude fer ee.

Devonness Test: Remember, you ll only be cheating yourself! 1. What is a Grockle shell ? (a) home for a type of mollusc (b) a caravan or (c) ammunition used to repel invaders? 2. Which famous Devonian is reputed to have said there s time to fi nish the game and beat the Spaniards too before laying his cloak over a puddle in front of Queen Elizabeth 1st (a) Sir Walter Raleigh (b) Sir Francis Drake or (c) Agatha Christie? 3. Which of the following flags is the Devon one? (a) Black with a white horizontal/vertical cross (b) Blue with a white diagonal cross or (c) Green with a white vertical/horizontal cross that s sort of edged in black ? 4. Picture round: Which of the following maps is least incorrect? (a) (b) (c)

Yers Faithfully Yers Faithfully Edna Grudge (Secetary) Edna Grudge (Secetary) Now I seem to recollect suggestions some years ago about a Britishness test for potential immigrants. In my imagination such a test might perhaps include questions on the etiquette of Morris Dancing, the art of tea drinking and the rules of cricket; even I d be stumped on that last one. But I never imagined myself taking a county test. Though deeply shocked by the tone of the letter, I wasn t unduly bothered. After all I ve gone native in many respects. I ve mastered the pronunciations for Crediton, Honiton, Teignmouth, Dunchideok etc and no longer require an interpreter when attending Newton Abbot Races or Widecombe Fair. The test should be a doddle and taking it would prove I wasn t lazy. I realise I can never qualify as a true Devonian by dint of birth but perhaps a sort of associate membership might be possible if I were to do really well. So I set to with a will and my Learn Theeself Devonness almanac. Nort to fret about I thought as I searched for my spectacles. I was relieved to see that the actual questions had apparently been compiled by a somewhat less grammatically addled brain than that of fellow Flatbearean Ms Grudge.

5. When scoffi ng a Devon cream tea do you (a) put the jam on the scones fi rst (b) clotted cream fi rst or (c) watch in horror as a seagull pounces on the scones while you re cogitating? Answer these three geography questions without the help of an atlas, compass, or any new fangled app things: 6. Which town is furthest south? (a) Chard (b) Bude or (c) Tiverton?

DearZur Zur Dear avetototell tellee eeee eedid did nn pass pass yer UzUzave yer test. test.But But uzerd erd yer yer agoin bebe a writin zum zum asasuz agointoto a writin articulesabout aboutDevon Devon in in aa posh posh magazine articules magazine giveneeeea awarning warninginstead instead of of sendin uzuz bebegiven ee back upcountry. Learn zumabout eesendin back upcountry. Learn zum more uz right and don t be uzmore rightabout quickly and quickly don t be a tellin folk a tellin any thin rihgtuzbad uz in any thin folk rihgt bad about in about them there them there articules of yern. articules of yern. Well Wellbebewaitchin waitchin ee ee Edna Grudge x Edna Grudge x

That s a bit unfortunate, for the editor of this illustrious magazine has asked me to write a regular column. A golden opportunity to have a moan about modern life and not just about the pittance he s going to pay me. He seems to think my old fashioned, but not in the least eccentric, views will strike a chord with readers. But looks like I d better be careful what I say about Glorious Devon, and Idyllic Flatbeare in particular. PS - Couldn t figure out how I failed until a mole in the ADDLED office sent me a file marked TOP SERCET with the answers in - and my marks. How would you have done? 1. (a) 0 points (b) 2 points (c) 1 points 2. (a) 2 points 3. (a) 0 points 4 (a) 3 points 5. (a) 0 points 6. (a) 0 points 7 (a) 1 points 8 (a) 0 points 9 (a) 0 points

(b) 2 points (c) 0 points (b) 1 points (c) 3 points (b) 2 points (c) 0 points (b) 0 points (c) 3 points (b) 0 points (c) 3 points (b) 2 points (c) 3 points (b) 3 points (c) 1 points (b) 0 points (c) 3 points

7. And which is the least furthest west (a) Paignton (b) Exeter or (c) Tiverton?

Ms Grudge had added her assessment of the scores.

8. Do you pay to get across the Tamar Bridge (a) into Cornwall (b) out of it or (c) both?

If n ee gets: 0-10 On yer bike!

10-16 Uz ll be waitchin ee

16-22 Visa fer five more yeres

And fi nally… 9. Do you like clotted cream? (a) yes (b) no or (c) don t know? Tie breaker in the event of a close run thing: Suppose we decide to deport you, which adjoining county would you choose? (a) Dorset (b) Cornwall or (c) Somerset? I sent it off and received a reply some time later.

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22-25 You m one of uz

Since I only managed 7/25 I m lucky still to be propping up the bar of Ye Olde Pig & Trampoline here in idyllic Flatbeare as I write. It must have been those writing skills and the answer to the tie breaker that swayed those wonderful ADDLED people. So I may be classed as officially eccentric but I shall wear the badge with pride.

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Tide Timetables for Lyme Regis to Exmouth

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day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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mtr 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 3.7 3.7

time 0852 0954 1050 1141 0650 0742 0831 0919 1006 1054 1143 0530 0630 0733 0835 0932 1025 1115 1200 0702 0737 0812 0845 0917 0950 1031 1122 1225 0703 0818

mtr 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.6 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 1.2 1.1

time 1519 1623 1724 1821 1230 1314 1356 1437 1519 1604 1654 1235 1331 1431 1532 1629 1719 1801 1837 1235 1256 1322 1356 1435 1518 1607 1705 1817 1337 1450

mtr 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.5 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.6 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.0 4.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 3.7 3.8

time 2120 2221 2317 none 1914 2004 2053 2140 2227 2316 none 1751 1856 2004 2107 2204 2257 2347 none 1912 1948 2022 2054 2124 2200 2246 2344 none 1937 2052

mtr 0.9 0.7 0.5 none 4.5 4.4 4.3 4.0 3.8 3.6 none 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.1 1.0 none 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.7 none 1.1 1.0

mnth July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July July

day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

time 0327 0438 0545 0643 0042 0 130 0212 0249 0325 0404 0447 0003 0055 0202 0314 0421 0518 0603 0010 0049 0113 0137 0210 0250 0333 0422 0521 0032 0151 0312

mtr 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.3 0.5 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.9 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.9 1.0 1.2 3.6 3.5 3.6

time 0925 1025 1120 1211 0733 0818 0900 0941 1022 1102 1140 0536 0636 0745 0853 0954 1048 1137 0641 0715 0751 0827 0902 0937 1014 1100 1158 0632 0749 0900

mtr 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.7 4.3 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.5 3.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.2 1.1 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.6 1.3 1.3 1.2

time 1601 1710 1814 1909 1258 1341 1420 1457 1536 1618 1705 1222 1317 1428 1542 1645 1736 1817 1217 1244 1309 1342 1421 1504 1551 1645 1752 1311 1430 1552

mtr 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.4 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.6 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.2 3.6 3.6 3.8

time 2157 2256 2351 none 1955 2038 2120 2201 2241 2322 none 1800 1910 2026 2132 2231 2323 none 1854 1930 2006 2041 2115 2150 2231 2323 none 1911 2029 2137

mtr 0.8 0.6 0.5 none 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.6 none 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.1 none 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.9 3.7 none 1.3 1.2 1.0

What's On in Exmouth 4th Jun - Jubilee Street Party, The Strand, Exmouth.

30th June - Armed Forces Day, The Strand.

8th Jun - Joey The Lips Concert, Imperial Recreation Ground. Gates open 6pm. Advance tickets £8.00 each from Exmouth Information Centre. Tickets on the gate £12.00 each. 7.30pm. Grand Firework Finale at 10pm.

8th July - Wiggle Jurassic Classic Challenge, Exmouth Rugby Club

9th Jun - Charity Family Fun Day, Exmouth Football Club, Southern Road. In aid of Hospicare, Exeter entrance fee adult £2.00 each, child £1.00 each. Disco from 7pm £3.00 pp. 12 midnight 23rd June - Saturday Dances at Exmouth Pavilion, (provisional booking-to be confirmed). Entry £7. Full Bar Facilities. Free Parking. For more information contact Henry and Jeannie Clark on 01803 325905. The Pavilion, Esplanade. 11.00pm.

Ground. 100 Kilometres ride through East Devon. Further details to follow. 14th July - "Crikey It's Vintage" Fair, over 50 stalls of vintage and handmade sellers, raffle for the women's land army tribute charity, and more! Exmouth Pavilion. 10.30am4.30pm

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*BUSINESS NEWS* Helen Mulvaney, proprietor of Richmond Independent has recently been awarded the Dip PFS qualification which is the Diploma in Financial Planning. 2012 is a milestone year for Helen, as it's her 20th consecutive year of providing independent financial advice in East Devon. Helen commented that "the requirement for independent financial advice is greater than ever, probably because of the complication of the modern financial marketplace."

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I am a Devon based wildlife artist. If you would like to view more artwork or to check availability of prints go to: www.mikehugheswildlifeart.co.uk. As we head into the summer months of June and July the British Countryside is literally buzzing with life. Insects fill the air and most of our native wildlife is busily collecting food to feed this year’s offspring. With its huge variety of habitat there is plenty to see and do in the Devon countryside. By the begining of summer most of our native butterflies have emerged. Devon, due to its size and diversity, has nearly two-thirds of British butterflies living within its boundaries, including a number of rare species such as the High Brown Fritillary and the Silverstudded Blue. Throughout June the more common species such as Comma, Peacock, Orange-tip, Wall and Meadow Brown can all be seen searching for nectar. These species are joined by common migrant butterflies such as the Painted Lady and Red Admiral. Painted Ladies travel up from North Africa every year and in the summer of 2009 a ‘mass migration’ took place with millions of them arriving on our shores to breed. The Red Admiral butterfly migrates from continental Europe, with its velvety dark wings it is unmistakeable. In recent years a small number have begun overwintering in southern parts of the UK meaning that it can now be considered a resident species. Red Admiral

of the most common species and easiest to identiify is the Elephant Hawk moth. The adult moths are a striking pink and green combination and can be spotted throughout June and July feeding on plants such as honeysuckle. Elephant Hawk moths unusual name comes from its caterpillar, which has a trunk like spike at one end. As July approaches and the weather, hopefully, warms up, more dragonflies begin to appear. The dragonfly will have

Elephant Hawkmoth The national annual survey of our native butterflies, the Big Butterfly Count, has taking place since 2010 and last year involved 34,000 people. This year it runs from 14th July until 5th August and is a real opportunity to see how healthy our butterfly population is. For more infomation visit www.bigbutterflycount.org. As well as butterflies, their nightime counterpart, moths, are starting to emerge. There are over 600 species of moth recorded in Devon. Of these, it is probably the Hawkmoths which are the most noticeable, being the largest and most striking of the species. There are nine resident Hawkmoths in the British Isles and a further 8 or 9 migrants. One

Dates for the Diary Things to do in the East Devon Countryside Sid Vale Association Walk Saturday 2 June 2pm 2 hour guided nature walk, meet at Margaret’s Meadow Call 01395 513460 for details Otter Valley Association Walk Wednesday 6 June 10am 4 mile walk from the Donkey Sanctuary Call 01395 443651 for details

Natural Seaton Festival Various locations around Seaton Friday 22 & Saturday 23 June A celebration of the geological and ecological wealth of Seaton. Photography exhibition, guided walks and wildlife activities Full details from Seaton Library and Tourist Information Centre.

Emperor Dragonfly spent up to three years underwater in its larval stage, where it would have been a ferocious predator. Unlike most other winged insects, dragonflies don’t have a pupal stage, so the larva would have climbed out of the water for a final moult. At this point the recently emerged adults are weak and soft and vunerable to predation. Close examination of reeds and grasses around ponds can occasionally reveal the remains of the shed skin called the exuviae.

East Devon Heathweek Various locations Sunday 29 July – Friday 3 August A week of heathland celebration, organised in association with East Devon AONB Partnership, RSPB, Clinton Devon Estates and Devon Wildlife Trust. Heathweek Family Festival Day Woodbury Castle Sunday 29 July 11am - 3:30pm For more information look out for publications nearer the time, contact the East Devon AONB team on 01404 46663 or have a look at www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk

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Clyst St Lawrence

Budlake

Whimple Cowley

Dog Village Pinhoe Clyst Honiton

Salston

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Woodbury Salterton

Hawkerland Colaton Raleigh

Woodbury

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Withycombe Raleigh

Marshwood

Axminster

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Blackpool Corner

Abbey Gate

Seaton Junction

Raymond’s Hill Whitford

Faraway

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Musbury

Rocombe Uplyme

Southleigh Sidbury

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Combpyne Axmouth

Harcombe

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Nelson’s Column Art a la carte ‒ at take-away prices! TAKE A DEEP BREATH the next time you are in a store selling mass-produced framed prints ‒ not to steady yourself after having read the price tag on some of them - but just to sample the atmosphere. Quite right. What atmosphere? we hear you cry. Instead, shop for a piece of original artwork at one of the many art exhibitions planned across Devon this spring and summer and what will hit your nostrils from the moment you walk in the door will be the unmistakable and wonderful smell of oil paints, acrylics, canvas, pastels, pen and ink drawings and goodness knows what else besides, that tell you that you are in the presence of the real thing.

Colourful Grockles IT S SUMMERTIME and Devon s ever-welcome holiday visitors are back, enjoying everything this beautiful county has to offer and boosting the region s economy into the bargain. Why then do some of us ‒ sometimes - continue to use that very slightly derogatory term grockle when we talk about them out of their hearing? Most likely it stems from the professional name of Grock or Grocko as he was sometimes called ‒ the most famous clown in the world . Born in Switzerland, Charles Wettach (1880 ‒ 1959), travelled the world with fi rst his circus and then his music hall acts, arriving in Britain before the outbreak of the Great War. Not only was he dubbed the king of clowns he was also perhaps the most colourfully dressed of them all. As fi rst the day-trippers from Lunnun and then the longer term holiday makers began to spill out of the steam trains from Paddington and Waterloo in their fineries, Devon s locals must have had a field day staring at these brightly attired arrivals from another world. Grockles! every one.

Only nine months til Christmas! WITH SECOND CLASS STAMPS now costing 50 pence each, sales of Christmas cards this year, we predict, will plummet. But it s an ill wind that doesn t blow somebody a bit of good of course. For those preferring to buy a print off the wall along from the toy or photographic department in that big store of course, the humble church or school hall will never suit. But if you fancy an hour or two strolling around a collection of original works of art by some very talented amateur artists, get yourself to an art society s exhibition this year, and pick up a bargain! Equally, you could visit some of the excellent art galleries that we have here in the East Devon area, where original artwork can be much more affordable than you would expect

Writers / Artists - amateur or professional We re always keen to hear from you, particularly if you have something interesting to say. Contact Nigel on 01395 513383 or email: nigel@prestige-media.co.uk

As Royal Mail shoots itself in the foot by slowly turning off the tap on that plumptious plethora of robins and reindeer that came cascading onto our welcome mats every holiday time, Email businesses as well as the creators and distributors of all that not-so-welcome junk mail will do very nicely out of all of this, thank you. With even a second class stamp now prohibitively expensive, many businesses will splurge their advertising revenue on junk mail because it costs less than 50 pence a time to have it letterboxed. But think on this.

The best way to deliver a sales message is to create it in the form of an advertisement and place it, not through a letterbox where it most likely heads straight for the re-cycling bin, but alongside an interesting piece in a magazine or newspaper that will be read. Be selective in choosing the right periodical and messages like that will do the business for the business - by reaching the right people, painlessly, effectively and at far less cost per thousand. Well, we would say that, wouldn t we. But it happens to be true.

PICTURE THIS: AND TALKING OF THE ROYAL MAIL what links Seaton s oldest pillar boxes, old-time movie star, Mary Pickford, a cricket bat and the quest for a lost city? (Answer: see page 77)

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Horse Care Rider Fitness by Natalie Bucklar-Green

Natalie Bucklar-Green gives valuable advice on various aspects of horse care and welfare...

body. For a given task, a fitter rider

doing dressage can be high intensity

demonstrates that fitness is sport-

will have a lower heart rate compared

exercise for some people. Riding

specific and you need to ride; other

to a less fit person and a fitter rider

at speed and jumping can also be

exercise is beneficial but ultimately

will also be able to take up more

described as high intensity exercise,

fitness is optimised by actually being

oxygen, so it will take longer for them

as during both show jumping and on

on a horse.

to fatigue.

a cross country course the heart rates

Natalie Bucklar-Green

of riders have been measured to be

BSc (Hons), MSc (Equine Science)

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, and has fitted saddles for competitors at Badminton International Horse Trials.

at maximal levels. If you find yourself

Why Bother?

Heart Rate and Oxygen Uptake

getting out of breath in trot, canter or

So why do we need to make sure that

The heart rate and oxygen uptake of

jumping then you need to get fitter to

we are fit enough to ride? For all riders

the rider has been shown to increase

cope with the physiological demands

the answer is safety- a fitter rider is

through the gaits, with heart rates

of the activity.

more capable of riding effectively

in canter being approximately 50%

and will have the ability to deal with

higher than in walk and oxygen

different situations more easily, so

consumption is trebled from walk to canter. Higher heart rates and greater

For riders who just

less chance of falling off. If you are fitter you are also less likely to strain

oxygen consumption have been

want to progress and

measured in sitting trot compared

learn more, fitness is

riders, ensuring they are fit enough

to rising trot and cantering in

important to enable

for their chosen discipline will give

forward seat compared to cantering in a normal upright position. These

their body to adapt to

The Physiological Demands of Horse Riding

increases in heart rate and oxygen

the training

Most riders can relate to having

or injure yourself. For competitive

them a competitive advantage over a rider who doesn t take it so seriously. For riders who just want to progress

uptake are possibly because the rider

and learn more, fitness is important

has to work harder to maintain their

to enable their body to adapt to the

balance, particularly as the horse goes faster.

training they are taking part in and During research I carried out for the

therefore improve their riding. Above

British Equestrian Federation, it was

all, the horse appreciates riders who

The heart rates of elite riders who

demonstrated that even people

are fitter as they are more balanced

aching thighs or sore arms the day

ride in excess of 16 hours per week

who ride for three or more times a

and can also use their bodies in a

after riding and the culprit is not

have been measured at greater than

week can be insufficiently fit for the

more refined manner, thereby

being fit enough for the activity taken

150 bpm during canter and another

requirements of cantering or jumping

communicating more subtly. After

part in. Compared to many other

study showed riders average heart

a course. This means that for riders

all, who would want to carry around a

sports there is limited knowledge of

rate during a basic dressage test as

who only ride once a week or less,

drunken sack of potatoes that shouts

the physiological demands of horse

157 bpm. If you re not up to Olympic

there is a high chance that they are

all the time?!

riding, probably due to the horse

standard just yet you can probably

not fit enough to ride effectively

being viewed as the main athlete in

expect to have higher heart rates

at faster gaits and jumping.

the horse-rider relationship.

than these! High intensity exercise

Furthermore, the research showed

is usually defined as working at 70%

that for riders who perform vigorous

A persons level of fitness can be

or more of your maximum heart rate.

exercise 2-3 times per week but only

measured in different ways, including

Maximum heart rate is measured as

ride occasionally, it is possible they

heart rate and oxygen uptake by the

220bpm minus your age, so even

aren t even fit enough to trot! This

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Natalie

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Oz - the German Shepherd on Wheels by Kerry Hornett

O

z is a very handsome German Shepherd Dog who is nearly 8 years old. He has suffered extreme ill health since his birth, and has been kept alive by the sheer determination of his owner Jan. The vets have advised Jan to have Oz put to sleep on a number of occasions, but both Oz and Jan share a stubborn determination to survive. Their partnership is really lovely to watch.

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Oz has a heart murmur, and extreme digestion problems. He has to eat regular small meals, and his diet has to be carefully monitored. The wrong food will cause him to haemorrhage. Jan feeds him small, wet meals every few hours, including through the night. Jan spoon feeds the meal directly into his mouth, otherwise he will not eat. In addition he has a spinal problem, and bad hip dysplasia. I was introduced to Jan by Helen Eaglestone, a McTimoney and Massage therapist. Helen has been working with Oz for some time now,

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and I have been really impressed at the results of her work. Jan wanted me to communicate with Oz about his eating habits, and about how he felt about his new wheels. Oz has a “wheelchair” which supports his rear end, and allows him to move around freely.

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Oz is a wonderful character to communicate with. He gives short, blunt answers, and he knows exactly what he wants. Asked about his food he was very enthusiastic, but would obviously have liked a bit more variety. He understood the reason for the limited range. Asked why he had to be fed by hand, and only by Jan, he replied that she was his “mum” and that’s what mums do. I pointed out that all Jan’s other dogs were quite prepared to eat their own meals. I asked him whether he was capable of eating from the bowl, and he assured me that he could. When I spoke to Jan she said that she had tried just putting the bowl of food down for Oz to feed himself. Oz once refused to eat for nearly 3 days because he stubbornly insisted that Jan had to feed him. It was her role as his mum! Jan has agreed that she has made a rod for her own back by hand feeding him for so long. Unfortunately, because of Oz’s extreme digestion problems she cannot risk him not eating on a regular basis. Oz still gets his own way. Asked about the wheelchair he was extremely enthusiastic. He showed himself careering around a field, and chasing after his special ball. He was absolutely delighted that he could

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get around as fast as the other dogs. Asked whether there was anywhere in particular he would like to be massaged in order to help his legs, he expressed a wish to be massaged on the inside of his rear legs, stretching out the long leg muscles. Helen has included this as part of her regular therapy. It was some months before I was invited to see Oz again. Unfortunately over the previous weekend I received an urgent call from Jan, because Oz had experienced some sort of seizure. The vets weren’t sure whether it was a stroke, or an inner ear “bleed”. He had been staggering around in circles, and his head was raised up and to the side. She felt that she might lose him this time. When I walked in and saw him I was amazed at how well he looked. Jan said that he had made an astonishing recovery as usual. In fact he was walking, and moving much better than he had at my first visit. When I communicated with him we were able to confirm a stroke because his eyesight and hearing on his left hand side had been slightly affected. I received an impression of a misting over the left eye, and a muffling of the hearing. Also he had pins and needles in his left front foot. We have asked Helen to include the foot in her regular massage. Jan told me that Oz rarely needed his wheels now when he went out for a walk. Since the stroke he hadn’t been able to use them, but on the morning of my visit he had insisted on walking with the other dogs for part of their walk. Helen is continuing with the McTimoney, and Oz cooperates fully with her so that she can reach the right areas for the massage. I have been convinced of the value of this alternative therapy. As a footnote Jan mentioned that she had, on two occasions, seen Oz stealing food from the bowl of her puppy. He clearly can eat dry food directly from the bowl, and surprisingly the fatty puppy food has had no ill effects. However he still insists that Jan feeds him his main meals. What a partnership! By Kerry Hornett

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The Old Vet’nary by Ken Watson

Below are details for local

Starting out as a vet

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M

y first job as a newly qualified vet was in Sidmouth in 1953. Although situated in the middle of town it was almost entirely a farm practice. Dogs and cats were not often treated in those days and those who did were looked down on by other vets. The difficulty about having a practice on the coast is that you have only one way to go - inland. This means that you have to travel farther, and we did. Almost to Lyme Regis in the East, Budleigh Salterton and Exmouth in the West, and Dunkeswell and Plymtree in the North. All this I did in a beat up old Land Rover which I always reckoned must have been the first ever off the production line. The farms were mostly small, but they all seemed to make a living of sorts, and just as the land varied, from rich valley soil to meagre upland holdings, so did the clients. There was the gentry, the Aclands and the Clintons, and there were the poorest of farmers. Some were progressive. One farmer at East Budleigh milked 20 cows well, out of 30 acres. Others carried on as their forebears had for generations before. But they all called us in for the most minor injuries because, unlike today, our fees were modest.

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Just as the farmers varied, so did the land. Along the rivers Axe Exe and Otter the land was fertile but the uplands were pretty poor and so were the farmers. To the west of Sidmouth and then on past Newton Poppleford was the bleak tract of Woodbury Common. But just before this was an area known as

Hawkerland. From this unforgiving land some weird characters managed to make a living, and yet they were some of the loveliest people you could hope to find. One of them was deaf and dumb, yet managed to farm his land well and, I always imagined, found solace with his many farm animals. You see, in those days almost all the farms kept all types of stock. Very few specialised as they do today. Within that stock all breeds were kept, so that it was a sheer joy to walk down the shippon and see all the different breeds of cow. His next door neighbour had lost the use of

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his legs although the rest of his body was as strong as an ox. He wore a thick loose leather apron to protect his knees and shins and he would crawl about on his knees. Holding a cow for me was no problem. He would just shuffle up to it and grab it by the nose and that was that. Of course all his animals were so tame that he did not have to chase them.

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Life Matters

Inspirational People Sallyann Sheridan

Editor - Sali Mustafic sali@prestige-media.co.uk tel: 01404 45848

I had the privilege of meeting one of our most inspirational local authors recently.

agree with me. Our conversation

Sallyann Sheridan writes novels and

own experience.

was all about the very real difference creativity has made to her own life and how she encourages others to be creative in order to transform their

self-help books as well as running

East Devon is full of inspiring people and projects. I have been following up my interest in how the arts and creative experiences can contribute to our wellbeing. I have discovered that there is no age limit to what is available locally. The Carousel project is doing wonderful work with young children and there are people offering inspiration to adults in a variety of fields. Why not have a look around, find something that appeals to you and give it a try? You might find that it has all sorts of unexpected benefits.

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courses in the UK and Europe.

She says “You don’t need to be a

Sallyann’s recent novel ‘If Wishes

writer to experience the magic that

Were Horses’ is set in and around Lyme

comes from writing things down”. Our

Regis, Beer and Honiton. I enjoyed

conversation revolved around a rather

refuge who said “I can’t write” and

it so much that I read it in a single

philosophical idea, that it is our way

then picked up a pen just before

weekend; but it’s not just one of those

coffee. Twenty minutes later she was

books you can’t put down because

still writing. After the event people

you want to know what happens next;

said that they saw the woman “grow

it’s surprising and thought provoking;

visibly taller”. Writing had allowed

exploring ideas about why people act

her to gain a different perspective on

the way they do and how easy it can

her experience and the physical result

be to misjudge a situation.

was immediately visible to everyone in the room.

I was particularly keen to meet Sallyann because, whenever our paths

Sallyann encourages people to give

have crossed, at writing events in and

creativity a go and spending an

around East Devon, I have been struck

afternoon with her gave me a huge boost of energy and optimism. She

by her optimism and enthusiasm for would consider significant difficulties...

Sallyann Sheridan at Lyme Regis Seafront

Do you have anything interesting to tell us about

If you lived most of your life in a

of being in the world that makes the

bypass thinking about things we

wheelchair and needed someone with

difference rather than what we can

miss, who we might wish to be, what

you pretty much all day, every day;

or cannot do.

could be different and engage instead

We re particulary

would you fill your life with challenges

life in the face of what most of us

suggests that spending a little time writing, painting, singing – or any other creative activity allows us to

keen to hear

with curiosity and the exploration of

such as travelling to India, running

She speaks of her body as being the

possibilities. In this way it becomes

organisations abo

creativity workshops or writing a

like a vehicle or an overcoat, saying

possible to think, feel and view life

they carry out in

novel? Sallyann has done all this and

“It’s not who I am, it just happens to

more positively, let go of the past and

more.

be what I turned up in”. She lives in it

create a compelling future.

from local chariti

es and voluntary

We d also like to

ut the good work

the community.

but it is not her. Of her spine she says

hear from

practitioners in the East Devon, Exeter and West Dorset area about their treatments and services.

I have a strong belief that creativity

“It is a miracle that it holds me up at

It is her eternal optimism and ability to

contributes to wellbeing and when

all”. I was intrigued and asked where

live in and embrace the moment that I

I read the opening words of another

she gets her inspiration.

will remember from our conversation.

It seems that everything inspires Sallyann: house names suggest stories; when a sniff of oxygen in A&E prompted thoughts of her spine and the miracle of it holding her up, she wrote a poem to it; she practices seeing every day as a new opportunity accepting what is with gratitude.

Look out Sallyann’s Residential Writing

of her books, ‘The Magic of Writing Things Down’ I felt that she might

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Courses, Creative Writing Days, and Therapeutic Writing Days, in the UK and Europe and don’t be surprised if you meet me there too! Sali Mustafic Further information you can visit Sallyann’s website:

Sallyann is full of true experiences of

www.sallyannsheridan.com

the difference creativity can make. She

Books mentioned:

describes writing as a liberating force.

" If Wishes Were Horses" is published

She runs courses and workshops

by IndePenPress

in a variety of settings and, in one

"The Magic of Writing Things Down"

example, mentions a woman in a

published by Pen Pres

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How many opportunities have you seen for children in East Devon to work with artists; sharing ideas, developing social and physical skills and having fun learning to work together? It’s unusual but it is happening and I have been talking to Katherine Ford who created the Devon Carousel Project to find out more about this exciting idea. With my background in education, and my interest in the role that creative arts can play in emotional and physical wellbeing, I was doubly keen to hear about this venture. Through her experience in community arts, links with local children’s centres and having her own daughter, Katherine came to recognise the importance of early

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The Carousel Project is aimed at under 5's and their families

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Creativity develops in many ways...

By developing outdoor spaces and promoting healthy eating and exercise, then helping children make short animations to tell their stories, The Devon Carousel Project is engaging young people in learning experiences work on many levels at once. My favourite is ‘The Tree of Life’ - a collaborative animation made by families at Whipton Children's centre. The participants have created a lovely animated 'frieze' based on Klimt's Tree of Life. The project was launched as part of National Family Week in May 2010 and has already attracted wide ranging interest and support. For The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Woodland Trust has awarded the project 420 trees to plant in their allotment and wildlife garden. Another short film, 'The Old Lady and the Birds' was made with early years children in Stoke

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Canon. Working with storyteller Kevin Cotter, dance artist Lizzie Swinford and digital artist Stuart Dawson, the sessions focused on developing a story, puppets, and an animation. While this kind of creative collaborative experience can benefit young children in every aspect of their development, it is also beneficial to parents who become involved, and their local communities. Early in 2012 the project is coming to other parts of East Devon offering taster sessions in Whimple, Poltimore, Broadclyst, Rockbeare and Clyst Vale and the hope for later in the year is to develop coastal activities. Because it is a not-for-profit Community Interest Scheme with charitable aims, there are always opportunities for local people to be involved in all aspects of the project’s work whether is sharing

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Dream-A-Way - A special evening at Bicton Park

T

he committee and trustees of

Bicton Gardens in support of Justin’s

Dream-A-Way joined their Vice

tremendous cycle ride.”

Presidents and Patron, Sir John Evans, at the beautiful Bicton Botanical

For more information about Dream-

Gardens as guests of the owner

A-Way and forthcoming fundraising

Valerie Lister who has recently been

events please visit:

chosen as a vice president of the

www.dream-a-way.org

Exeter based charity. Julian Tagg

The 'Dream Team'

from Exeter City and John and Joelle Winterbottom, were also appointed as a vice presidents of Dream-A-Way

Budleigh Garage, who with 3 friends completed

at the same time.

a cycle ride from John O Groats to Lands End. Justin’s friends also received cheques for £1500

They enjoyed some sumptuous

for their 3 chosen charities.

canapés and chilled fizz whilst receiving a cheque for £1500 from

Dream-A-Way Chairman Jeff Merrett said “ it

collections at Bicton Gardens during

was a great pleasure for all of the Dream Team

their 2011 Concerts.

to be invited to the Beautiful Bicton Botanical Gardens and very generous of Valerie to host

Dream-A-Way were suppor ted

the evening. It was a great surprise and a real

recently by Justin Hill from East

bonus to receive a massive £1500 donation from

Pete Stewart, Valerie Lister, Jeff Merrett Justin Hill & James Stewart

The Priory Residental Care Home ventures into a new care service

T

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own homes in Ottery St Mary and

care home in Ottery St Mary for

surrounding towns and villages. It

many years. The building itself is a

provides a broad selection of services

Grade II listed building overlooking

including, housework, shopping,

beautiful historic parish church. The

washing up, bed making, personal

home has an interesting history

care, medication and preparing meals.

having been The King’s School for

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boys, the local magistrates’ court and

Our newest venture is Priory Day

the Ottery police station.

Care Services at the local football

We provide a

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We provide a home ‘home from home’ from home in a warm in a warm & friendly & friendly environment environment for for older people

The Priory is registered for 21 beds

on Tuesday and Thursday. This can be

with the Care Quality Council (CQC)

an alternative to respite care, giving

and able to provide care for both

carers space to have a break and

individuals and couples. All meals

ensure they can look after themselves.

are prepared on site by our own Chef,

This service can provide clients with

using many locally based suppliers.

a broad range of needs a secure safe

The home is staffed 24 hours a day,

environment with a programme of

7 days a week, by our trained staff

therapeutic and stimulating activities.

team, within CQC standards. All our

older people

We provide long-term and respite care.

We For provide short-term and further information and/ arespite friendly chat long-term care. Margaret, ring Donna, MareeSpeak or Gill onto01404 812939 our manager on 01404 812939

guests are individuals and therefore

Meals are fresh, daily and home

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meal at the centre. Transport can also

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N THE 1920s the world famous explorer, Torquay-born Colonel Percy Fawcett lived in Exeter, then Seaton and fi nally Stoke Canon, whilst planning what turned out to be his fi nal - and fatal - expedition. He and his small expedition vanished without trace during an attempt to discover a fabled lost city (which he only ever referred to as Z ) deep in the jungles of Brazil s Matto Grosso.

Lost with him was his son, Jack, 22 and Jack s best friend, Raleigh Rimmell, the son of a Seaton doctor. Both young men - like Fawcett himself - were crack shots and learned their skills by shooting .22 rifles at the tiny squares of white enamel set into the tops of pillar boxes which show that a collection has been made. The white targets turned blue when they were fractured by the bullets. The lads - both in their late teens at that time - were eventually apprehended by a special constable in Seaton - with Raleigh being fi ned ten shillings for wilful damage. The trio left Devon for the last time from Exeter St. David s station in March 1924, bound for Liverpool and the Atlantic crossing. They each took their guns, whilst

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Above - Lt. Colonel Percy Fawcett, explorer, born Torquay, 1867, vanished in the Matto Grosso, Brazil, sometime after 29 May, 1925 Below - Fawcett s last words to his wife, written below the bearing contained in the letter read:

You need have no fear of any failure Jack, a great sportsman, also packed his cricket bat. The Fawcetts spent time crisscrossing America, raising funds for the expedition ahead. Living and working in Los Angeles for a while (where Jack tried to fi nd work as a movie extra), the call had gone out from the Mary Pickford Studios for a genuine English cricket bat that the great star was to wield in her production of Little Lord Fauntleroy. The bat was provided by

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Jack - the nearest he ever came to fi nding fame in Hollywood - and eventually went with him on that final journey to the impenetrable jungles of Brazil. In one of his last letters to his mother, Jack wrote: When Raleigh and I are unusually fed-up we talk of what we will do when we return to Seaton, in the Spring of 1927. We intend to buy motor-cycles and really enjoy a good holiday in Devon looking up all our friends and visiting the old haunts. Colonel Fawcett, Jack and Raleigh were last seen leaving a spot they called Dead Horse Camp - a place so deep in the jungle that they logged it as Lat. 11 degrees 43 S. and 53 degrees 35 W. It is the point at which many subsequent expeditions began their own quests to fi nd the missing explorers. Alas, they were never seen again and the lost city remains to be found, along with Fawcett s maps and papers. By John Fisher

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Business Advice SO CIAL MEDIA In business your social status can really impact on your success - or failure!

Written by Katina Styles, a director at Axminster Tool Centre Ltd.

Whatever the size of your business, or stage of development you are at, it would be foolish to underestimate the impact an internet presence and use of social networks can have on your success. It s here to stay ‒ and grow! At the very least you need to evaluate the different types of media available and decide what best fits your Company and mode of operation. The majority of companies will benefit from setting up a simple, or indeed more complex, web site. It is a relatively straightforward process and there are lots of providers and consultants out there eager to help. More on that and the use of email to build relationships and create an interative community another time.

The fun really begins when you start ith the fast moving development to look at social media. Apart from of digital technology we have the variety of platforms available, entered a whole new era in how we with Facebook and Twitter being the interact with our customers; the most obvious ones, and deciphering use of social media in particular has which is best for you, the question precipitated a huge cultural shift remains as to how exactly embracing COL-AD-HC1 91x133_Layout 1 06/02/2012 11:53 Page 1 in consumerHoniton engagement with a the networking scene can really response expectation of anytime, benefit your business status? anywhere .

At a very basic level the three most significant advantages of joining the online social party focus around the following: •

M a r ke t i n g ‒ n e t wo r k i n g platforms offer huge opportunities for marketing your business and building brand awareness. The development of a robust social media marketing strategy which entertains, informs, interacts and converts is essential for success.

Networking ‒ this works on different levels dependant upon the type of media used. By using blogs, Facebook, Twitter etc you can establish a community of fans and like minded people who can interact both with you and each other whilst platforms such as Linkedin connect business professionals and can be a great source of information and support.

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Customer Engagement ‒ social media is a great communication tool which can be used to interact with both existing and prospective customers on a personal level. It enables you to hear what people want, what they think and get feedback (good and bad) on your products and services.

So is social networking for you? It may not be at this particular point in time but it is essential that you keep an eye on developments ‒ it s not going to go away and has many new and exciting directions to go in; the massive amount of money recently paid by Facebook to acquire Instagram, the picture networking site, tells us that! If you decide that it can bring an extra dimension to your business, you need to get on a platform and then, most importantly, you need to get on the train and drive it. Just having a presence and initiating dialogue is not enough, you also have to participate which takes effort and time. Remember the conversations are already happening in the digital environment and you need to have some influence on what is being said about your Company. Hopefully it will all be positive but do be aware that it can just as easily go wrong ‒ if your followers are unhappy they will tell their friends which in the networking world can amount to thousands and whilst there is supposedly no such thing as bad publicity you don t really want to end up at the wrong end of the social scale and have to climb back up to the top again. - Katina Styles

Does your business have something to say that may interest our readers. You may have a ground-breaking new product or service, perhaps your business has received awards in recognition of excellence. Does your business have a long and interesting history in east Devon / Exeter, and you consider that this would be interesting to our readers, then please make contact to discuss further with our Editor, Nigel Jones. There's no guarantee that we can include you, but if what you have to say would make an interesting feature, then we'd like to hear from you.

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Her name was Edith Mary Evans, daughter of Joseph Samuel Evans & Mary Sophia Evans (Nee Jones). She was one of seven children, the others being Ethel, Elsie, Ernest, Horace, Arthur and Sydney. I know that they lived in Okehampton in 1910 and that Sydney Evans unfortunately died in 1923 at the age of 21.

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Can you help? - information required on family I am in the process of researching my ancestry and know that my grandmother's side of the family had, at one time, lived in Exeter/Okehampton.

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Her firm also provides a specialist annuities service for people approaching retirement and newly retired which operates nationally.

The Income dilemma How to generate income from your capital which will keep pace with inflation whilst providing your investment with the potential for some capital growth is probably one of the most important issues facing those in retirement. The problems facing many retirees are inflation, longevity, volatile stockmarkets, income withdrawals and investment choice. There are 2 major considerations that you need to bear in mind when planning your portfolio. Firstly, the ongoing level of income is very important - research has found that if you take very heavy withdrawals from your portfolio, it is likely that your capital will run out much quicker. This is something that has been known for some time, but just how sensitive this can be has probably not been recognised. For instance, an historic portfolio investing from 1972 taking 7% inflation linked withdrawals could run out after 12 years, whilst a 5% inflation linked withdrawal rate could last for 23 years (data supplied from Fidelity). It would appear

Helen has been advising clients in the East Devon area for the past 20 years and specialises in the provision of retirement and investment advice.

that you need to closely monitor your portfolio and withdrawals and it may be especially important to reduce withdrawals when stockmarkets are falling. Again, this all points to the need to have regular portfolio reviews to ensure that you remain on track. It is also important to remain invested if you are in a medium risk portfolio. In the past, some investors have reacted to stockmarket drops by dis-investing and moving into cash. By taking this strategy you crystallise your losses and also have to time your return to the market and if your timing is out you will have lost out on the market rebounding once the stockmarket improves. The end result is that it is very difficult to regain your losses. Market timing is notoriously difficult and even the experts can get it badly wrong. If you ve been invested for some years then the effect of stockmarket falls is less important and therefore its less tempting to make changes, but for those who have recently invested the impact of volatility can have a greater impact. The second important aspect of your planning is your asset

To find out more about her practice, you can view her company website at: www.richmondindependent.co.uk

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allocation. The traditional investment approach for those going into retirement was to slowly move away from equities and to buy cash and bonds for retirement. However, with retirement lasting for much longer than before (possibly 30 years or more) it appears that a moderate to medium risk approach to investment is more appropriate. Investing in cash and fixed interest over the long term means that your portfolio and your income will be viciously attacked by inflation. A medium risk portfolio will include an element of UK and overseas equities, property, bonds as well as cash and fixed interest. By investing in a diversified portfolio you reduce risk and provide the potential for increasing income and underlying capital growth. Once again, monitoring your asset allocation is an important factor; if a portfolio is left

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and not reviewed it is likely that one aspect of your portfolio could unbalance your asset allocation which could add more volatility to your portfolio. Therefore, it is useful to review the portfolio and re-balance the asset allocation and this should happen, possibly on a yearly basis. Using web based technology we can ascertain clients risk tolerance and match them to a model portfolio which we have constructed either for growth or income. We can monitor the underlying funds and provide on-going advice on any changes that might be needed in terms of asset allocation or performance. As investment markets become more and more difficult it is really important to have hands on advice. Richmond Independent is a trading name of Investment & Financial Solutions Partnership LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority

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Writers and contributors wanted! Do you have any interests that you would like to write about and do you live in east Devon? If so, we pay for articles from contributors, so why not give us a call on 01395 512166 or email nigel@prestige-media. co.uk

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