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Contents Sept-Nov

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4. Quarterly What's On guide

32. Out & About in Lyme

Find out what's not to miss.

Events from Lyme to add to your Diary.

8. Forthcoming Art Exhibitions

34. Reach for the Sky

Art gallery events for Sept to Nov.

Guy Peters takes to the air in a Tiger Moth.

15. They All Love Budleigh

38. Horse Care - Feeds

Budleigh Literary Festival by Sue Lawley.

By Natalie Bucklar-Green.

MAGAZINE

17. An Absolute Triumph

40. Mary King

Nigel Jones test rides the Street Triple.

Guy Peters interviews Mary at her home.

Editor and publisher: Nigel Jones tel. 01395 513383 / 01395 512166 email. nigel@prestige-media.co.uk

18. Cool Autumn Fashions

42. Ottery St. Mary

We take a look at autumn fashions.

We pay a visit to this town by the Otter.

21. Business Tips

53. Supacat - Saving Lives

Valuable information from Katina Styles.

Guy Peters talks to M.D Nick Ames.

22. Eating Out

56. The War Years

Places to dine in East Devon.

From noted local historian Ted Gosling.

26. The English Garden

58. Health & Wellbeing

By Nigel Jones.

Treatments and therapies to keep you well.

27. Why Not Chickens?

62. Butterflies & Moths

From chicken lover, Claire Johnson.

A pictorial guide from Goren Farm, Stockland.

28. Hedgerow Harvest

64. Managing your Money

By Kerry Torrens.

CONTRIBUTORS

Kerry Torrens, Claire Johnson, Sue Lawley, Guy Peters, Suzy Bailey, Katina Styles, Helen Mulvaney, Ted Gosling, Jan Brand, Natalie Bucklar-Green, Alex Duckworth.

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Editor's Letter A very warm welcome to the autumn issue of East Devon Coast and Country Magazine. I don't know if you're like me, but I always get to autumn and wonder where the summer has gone? Thankfully, here in East Devon, the summer can extend for quite a while into the autumn and some of the best days can be had at this time of year, particularly if you enjoy walking, as I find the cooler days better for vigorous walks!

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I thought this summer's been quite decent weather wise. I've been out and about a lot during the summer, visiting places across the region, taking pictures and meeting people. What really struck me was how much lovely countryside we have all around us, for instance, I visited Goren Farm at Stockland and was amazed by some of the surrounding scenery, it really is worth getting out your Ordnance Survey map and exploring. East Devon as a region often gets forgotten amongst the scheme of things.

In fact, many visitors fail to recognise East Devon as a region whatsoever, which is a shame as its countryside has a very unique feel to it. That's really what we're about with the East Devon Coast & Country magazine, recognising East Devon as a region, and promoting the countr yside, wildlife, and bringing you events and information about the region to your coffee table. In this issue, we've got a good mix of editorial for you; a feature on Ottery St. Mary, and a new section called "Hedgerow Harvest" by Kerry Torrens. We also interview famous East Devon Olympic equestrian, Mary King, and include a piece from Sue Lawley about the forthcoming Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival. I also take to the road on a Triumph motorcycle, and bring you a purely photographic section on butterflies, with pictures taken at Goren Farm, Stockland this summer. As always, if you enjoy the magazine, please don't forget to mention it to your local businesses, this magazine is supported purely by them Nigel Jones (Editor)

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Forthcoming Events Sept, Oct & Nov 2010

LOCAL EVENTS 9th Sep - Sidmouth Garden Club Autumn Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Show at All Saints Church Hall, Sidmouth. 25th Sept - Annual Art Exhibition - Lyme Regis Art Group.

Disclaimer - you are advised

11-15th Nov - Sidbury Fair Week.

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

19th Nov - The Courage to Sing Workshop at Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. 23rd Nov - Behind the Scenes at Kew Gardens. An illustrated talk at Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis.

MAIN EVENTS 17th-19th Sept - Christain Aid Charity Walk from Sidmouth to West Bay. Contact Helen Burgess at hburgess@christian-aid. org for further details. 25th Sept - Colyford Goose Fayre. 24-26th Sept - Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival - contact Budleigh Salterton TIC. 25 & 26th Sept - The South Western Game & Country Fair 8-10 Oct - Beer Rhythmn & Blues Festival. 23-24th Oct - Mary Anning Weekend including a talk on Pterodactyls by Sir David Attenborough in Lyme Regis. Contact Lyme Regis TIC. 5th Nov - Tar Barrel Night - Ottery St. Mary. 6th Nov - Sidbury Bonfire & Fireworks Night.

Concerts 11th Sept - Andrew MIllington Organ Recital at St. Michaels Church Lyme Regis. 8th Oct - London Concertanto Are playing at Seaton Town Hall. 2nd Oct - Tom Poster will be giving a piano recital at Knowle Council Chamber in Sidmouth. 12th Nov - Josph Tong & Waka Hasegawa - Piano Four Hands concert at Seaton Town Hall. 22nd Oct - Honiton Festival present a lunchtime concert at St. Pauls Church. Honiton. 26th Nov - Honiton Festival present a lunchtime concert at St. Pauls Church, Honiton.

2nd Oct - Newton Poppleford Carnival.

Chocotober - Letterboxing throughout Oct.

9th Oct - Exmouth Carnival.

3rd Oct - Tasty Towers.

23rd Oct - Honiton Carnival.

31st Oct - Halloween Night Fright.

30th Oct - Ottery St Mary Carnival.

5-6th Dec - Christmas Treats Weekend.

Escot Park Carnivals 11th Sept - Colyton Carnival. 18th Sept - Axminster Carnival. 25th Sept - Seaton Carnival.

5th Sept - Devon Wild Fowling & Conservation Association introduction to Country Sports Day. 25th Sept - Living History Week. Edcott Anglo Saxon Village at Escot.

FARMERS &

Community Markets Ottery St.Mary Community Market will be held on the following dates Sept 25th, Oct 30th, Nov 20th, Dec 11th.

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Ottery St Mary Farmers Market - Hind St Car Park - 1st Fri in month. 9am-1pm. Exeter Farmers Market - South St/Fore St. Every Thurs. 9am-2pm. Exmouth Farmers Market - at Strand Gardens 2nd Wed of month. Budleigh Salterton - Brook Rd Car Park on last Friday of each month 9am-1pm. Honiton - St Pauls Church, High St. 3rd Thursday in month - 8.30-1pm. Cullompton - 1st Saturday in month 10.00-4pm.

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Honiton Festival Winter Lunchtime Concerts 2010/11 The Honiton Festival’s popular winter lunchtime concert series begins this October - plus a delicious affordable buffet lunch on sale from 12 noon 22nd October 2010

Maria Marchant, piano 26th November 2010

Victoria Sayles, violin and Martin Cousin, piano 28th January 2011

SarahThurlow, clarinet 25th February 2011

Idomeneo, string quartet All lunchtime concerts begin at 1.00pm Venue: St. Paul's Church, High Street, Honiton Tickets £8.00

Box Office 01404 43716 www.thehonitonfestival.co.uk Sidmouth Community Market - All Saint's Church Hall, Sidmouth.

Honiton WI/Country Market at Mackarness Hall every Friday 9.30-11.30am. Honiton Street Mkt every Tues & Sat 9am.

EXHIBITIONS 11-12th Sept - Self Build & Design Show. 19th Sept - The WHOTT Historic Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally. 23-26th Sept - Creative Stitches & Hobbycraft. 9-10th Oct - Autumn Wedding Show.

1st Sep - The Wurzels appearing at Exmouth Pavilion. 2nd Sept - Country Legends - concert at Exmouth Pavilion. 5th Sep - Ken Dodd in his own style appearing at the Princess Theatre, Torquay.

23-24th Oct - Great Western Kit Car Show.

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LITERARY FESTIVAL SEPT 2010

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26-28th Nov - Christmas Shopping Fair.

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www.escot-devon.co.uk 10th Sep - Jane McDonald in concert at the Princess Theatre, Torquay. 10th Sept - Lady Sings the Blues with Val Wiseman paying homage to Billie Holliday, also with Digby Fairweather on trumpet at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis. 10th Sept - Roy Orbison & The Beatles Tribute at Exmouth Pavilion.

Indian Dance at Exmouth Pavilion. 29th Sept - Those Variety Days at Exmouth Pavilion. 1st Oct - Comedy Night at Exmouth Pavilion. CONTINUED ON PAGE 61 >

13th Sept - Royal Marines Band Concert at Exmouth Pavilion. 13-18th Sep - Witness for the Prosecution - Play by Agatha Christie, starring Dennis Lill at the Princess Theatre, Torquay. 17th Sept - Jim Davidson Adult Only Show at Exmouth Pavilion. 21-25th Sept - TOPS present Disney's Beauty & the Beast at the Princess Theatre, Torquay. 23rd Sep - Light at the Proms at Exmouth Pavilion. 26th Sep - The Legendary Buddy Greco Swinging Las Vegas Show at Princess. 27th Sep - Kathakali -

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Forthcoming Art Exhibitions Sept Oct Nov 2010

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GALLERIES

2nd Oct - 6th Nov - Richard Adams - Pleasure Grounds. Also featuring

unitl 10th Oct - "Water & Footpaths from Kyoto to Okinawa" - David West. Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis.

sculpture by Robert Race. Hybrid, Honiton. 15th Oct - 18th Dec - Autumn Exhibition - Mix of artists including Linda Mattock. Artwave West - see box and feature page.

until 14th Oct - Summer Exhibition at Artwave West - see feature. 4th - 19th Sept - Devon Open Studios at East Devon Art Academy. See box display. 4th - 25th Sept - "Close to Home" - Work from Devon artists Mary Carter, Caroline Frood, Marcelle Milo-Gray & Vicky Lindo. Hybrid, Honiton. See box and feature. 14th - 24th Sept - Thelma Hulbert - Selected works.

Mary Carter - "Green Eyes Green Bonnet" Hybrid

20th - 27th Sept - 200 years of English Illustrators (part of the Budleigh Literary Festival). Brook Gallery - see display. 25th Sept - 3rd Oct - Lyme Regis Arts Festival 10am-5pm.

18th Sept - 31st Oct - Zoe Rebecca Cameron - "How to Live a Good Life" and "The Fable Wall". The defining exhibition for this leading British narrative painter. At The Art Room, Topsham.

26th Sept –1st Oct - Ray Balkwill’s ‘A Picture of Cornwall’. Mixed Exhibition and Book Launch, St Ives Society of Artists, Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 5.00

seascapes by Royal College artist. The Art Room, Topsham. See feature page. 4th & 5th Dec - Christmas Exhibition – Recent Paintings by Ray Balkwill, SWAc, The Studio Gallery, Exmouth. See box display for more information.

16th Oct - 10th Nov - Norman Ackroyd exhibition. Brook Gallery. See display. 16th Oct - 17th Nov - "Landscape & Seascape Interpretations" - John Wrigglesworth. Town Mill Gallery, Lyme. 23rd Oct - 27th Nov - Autumn Exhibition - Mary Sumner and ceramics by Laurel Keeley. Lantic Gallery,. 28th Oct - 12th Nov - Autumn Exhibition at East Devon Art Academy. See box. 13th Nov - 19th Dec - Nicholas Papatzaneteas - abstract and

Simon Quadrat RWA - "Boy Reading Comic" Sladers Yard

12th Dec - 9th Jan - Japanese Prints featuring the work of Nana Shiomi. Brook Gallery. See display.

Sunday 2.00 – 5.00

www.brookgallery.co.uk 01395 443003

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Nana Shiomi

Bringing to Devon and on-line one of the strongest collections of Original Prints in the UK

September 20th - 27th 200 years of English Illustrators (part of the Budleigh Literary Festival. October 16th - January 10th - Norman Ackroyd exhibition. December 12th - January 9th - Japanese prints featuring the work of Nana Shiomi.

Mary Sumner - "Towpath Dog" - Lantic Gallery

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Mary Carter, Caroline Frood, Marcelle Milo-Gray & Vicky Lindo Devon artists exhibit in Close to Home September 4th - 25th Richard Adams: Pleasure Grounds October 2nd - November 6th

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S. Lance - "Strollers, after the rain" - ISCA Gallery

Zoe Cameron - "Expect to be confused by the world" The Art Room

Ray Balkwill - "Summer's Day, St Ives" - mixed media Catherine Osbond - "Daisies" - East Devon Art Academy

Sladers Yard

Contemporary British Art, Furniture, Craft and Licensed Cafe’ Barbara Green - "Row of cottages, Axmouth"

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EXHIBITIONS Voyages: Simon Garden, Alfred Stockham & Stephen Jacobson, paintings with sculpture by David Worthington and furniture by Peter Southall - until 12th Sept. In My Mind’s Eye: Simon Quadrat PRWA RAHon paintings with ceramics by Peter Swanson & furniture by Petter Southall. 19th Sept to the 7th Nov. Mixed Christmas Show: Julian Bailey, Howard Phipps, Caroline Sharp and more from the 14th November....

Boo Mallinson - "Close to the pools II" ArtwaveWest

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Ray Balkwill’s Studio Gallery Thistledown, Marley Road, Exmouth, EX8 4PP Tel: 01395 270278

Original Paintings, Prints, Books and Cards by Ray Balkwill, SWAc Next exhibition: Christmas Exhibition 4th and 5th December 10am – 5pm. Otherwise gallery open strictly by appointment only. David West - Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis

01297 625257

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AUTUMN EXHIBITIONS John Hammond 18th Sept - 1st Oct

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John Hammond - "Sparkle" - Marine House at Beer

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EXHIBITIONS

ISCA GALLERY

www.iscagallery.co.uk Exhibiting all year round original work by selected West Country Artists

Fran Staniland, Peter Layton and Fabrizia Bazzo at Steam Gallery, Beer - 18th Sept to 1st Oct

Until 14/10

Charlie O’Sullivan @ Marine House Amanda Popham @ Steam Gallery 6th Nov to 19th Nov

AUTUMN EXHIBITION

Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-4.30pm (winter) Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm (summer) (Closed Thursday)

Open Sept Tue-Sat 10-5, Oct & Nov open Wed-Sat 10-4.

3 Chapel Street Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LX

Contact the gallery for a catalogue on 01297 625257 or 625144

SUMMER EXHIBITION 15/10 - 18/12 Stunning mix of artists including the Bafta Award Winner, Linda Mattock.

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www.barbaragreen.co.uk Studio/Gallery, Manscombe Abbey, Taylors Lane, Morcombelake (1/4 mile from A35)

T: 01297 489438 barbara.green4@btinternet.com Work in oil, collagraphs, etchings, and mixed media. Prices between £50 and £500 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.

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artwavewest GALLERY AND STUDIOS

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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.

Linda Mattock is one of 13 artists currently featuring at Artwave West until the 30th September. Linda Mattock has achieved huge recognition following a successful career as a costume designer. Her acknowledgements range from being awarded a BAFTA in 1986 to an Honorary Fellowship at the University of the Arts at Bournemouth in 2009. Underpinning everything however, Linda is an accomplished artist. As a result of using a studio at Artwave West over the last year, Linda has produced some of her most ambitious work to date. Her art is inspired by observations of people, particularly in movement. Using complex layering of marks and erasure to capture the illusive and fleeting moment in time, her work produces semi abstract images that express the energy, atmosphere, drama or stillness of the experience. Also participating in the current show is Donna Goold whose precise and intimate seascapes build up textures and layers of mixed media and resonate with jewel-like colour, and Stephen Bishop whose energetic and expressive landscape paintings capture fleeting moments of vision in oils directly from life.

Linda Mattock “St Pauls”

Martin Goold: Bruges After Rodenbach 15th Oct to 18th Dec 2010

The melancholic evocations of Bruges in the texts of the late nineteenth-century Belgian Symbolist poet and novelist Georges Rodenbach are perhaps a far cry from the city’s popular modern-day image, but they have inspired Martin Goold’s new work. Drawings made on location in Bruges, many retracing the steps of characters out of Rodenbach’s novels, have led Goold further towards figuration than usual, but

Martin Goold “Grauwwerkersstraat, Bruges” Pastel, 59cmx45cm

he has also exploited the qualities of soft chalk pastel on tinted paper in an abstract way. The result is that the solidity of buildings becomes softly melted into atmospheric diffusion with shadowed or blurred areas and muted twilight atmospheres producing a mysterious ambience. Moments of transition that mark the passage of time, and the dissolving action of natural elements, transform the subject into a personal motif suggestive of the frailty of foothold. Focus shifts and concentrates, with sharper delineation of stronger coloured accents set against relatively monochromatic bases. Masses seem weightless, flattened by the mist, drizzle, reflection and halflight that is typical of the city and poetically described in Rodenbach.

Martin Goold “Potterierei to Gouden-Handrei, Bruges” Pastel, 56cmx44cm

The Bruges after Rodenbach series uncovers a city behind present-day surface appearance that might easily pass unnoticed. These subtle and intimately scaled works, devoid of human presence and placed outside of any particular time reference, evoke serene contemplative half-remembered places mirrored in still canals. They allow momentary

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Stephen Bishop “Secret Lake”

Donna Goold “Indigo Daydream”

Linda Mattock “Axminster Country Market II”

glimpses of the illusory melancholic atmosphere of aged architectural spaces. A calm solitude emerges, and the perception and experience of place is stirred and profoundly questioned. Martin Goold: Bruges After Rodenbach runs from 15th October to 18th December 2010 and forms part of the Artwave West Autumn Exhibition.

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Fran Staniland “Autumn Frost” 14” x 7”

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Charlie O’Sullivan “Untold Stories” 24” x 24”

01297 625144 John Hammond who grew up in Budleigh Salterton has established a national reputation for his fine landscapes. This his seventh solo show at Marine House is entitled “Reflections” as the paintings highlight his skill at depicting light on water at locations such as The West Country, Honfleur, London and Venice, favourite locations evoking memories for John. Virtuoso Glass presents new works by the grand old man of British glass blowing Peter Layton, a rising young new star Fran Staniland who has had great success at the gallery and in London and Ilminster based Italian artist Fabrizia Bazzo showing her truly beautiful glass screens at Steam Gallery for the first time.

FOUR EXCITING SHOWS IN BEER! Autumn sees four truly top class solo shows being staged by Marine House at Beer and Steam Gallery at Beer. A major painting show and a studio glass exhibition start on the same day September 18th. Another major painting show and a ceramic exhibition start on November 6th. Twice as much to see with each trip! John Hammond “Reflections” Marine House Saturday September 18th – Friday 1st October

Virtuoso Glass with Peter Layton, Fran Staniland and Fabrizia Bazzo at Steam Gallery Saturday September 18th – Friday 1st October

Charlie O’Sullivan “Drawing on Words” Marine House Saturday November 6th – Friday 19th November

Amanda Popham. New ceramics. Steam Gallery Saturday November 6th - Friday 19th November

www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk 01297 625257 www.steamgallery.co.uk 01297 625144

Amanda Popham “Two or three are gathered” 46cm

Charlie O’Sullivan who lives near Plymouth is undoubtedly the hottest new painter to emerge from the South West recently. Her intriguing show entitled “drawing on words” reflects memories and events that Charlie has experienced. Queues formed to buy her work at a recent London showing! Amanda Popham needs little introduction. Her celebrated figurative ceramics are avidly snapped up by collectors. She will present 40 new works at Steam Gallery. Hurry or you’ll miss out. The catalogues for John Hammond and Virtuoso Glass will be released in late August and the works put on our website. Catalogues for Charlie O’Sullivan and Amanda Popham will be sent out and put on the web in mid October. Works are for sale on release of the catalogues which you can receive by contacting either gallery along with an invitation to the private view on the Saturday, the first day of the show when the artists will be present.

John Hammond “Glints of Gold, Venice” 51 x 60cm

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ZOE CAMERON

‘How and 'The ‘TheFable FableWall' Wall’ 'HowtotoLive LiveaaGood Good Life’ Life' and

The themes of Zoe Cameron’s latest work have The themes of Zoe Cameron’s work have been described as helping makelatest this the defining been described as helping make this the painter. defining exhibition for a leading British narrative exhibition for a at leading British narrative painter. To be held The Art Room, Topsham, the exhibition consists of two bodies of work with To be heldphilosophy at The Artunderlying Room, Topsham, the exthe same both – timeless hibition consists significance. of two bodies of work with the and of universal same underlying both for – timeless and Zoephilosophy Cameron sets challenges both herself of universal significance. and her audience in this show – where does she fit into Modern British Art? By all accounts Zoe Zoe Cameron challenges observing for both herself stands countersets to modernism, life and and her audience in this show –stories where does she modern society with painted that may fit into Modern British Art? By all accounts Zoe stands counter to modernism, observing life and

remind us of how to live a good life. modern society with painted stories ofthat may This exhibition is the culmination 3 years remind of how to live whose a good life. of workusfor Cameron, career extends over 35 years. Her oil paintings are distinctive, This exhibition is the culmination of 3 yearstime of including figures pulled from different work for Cameron, career extendsand over 35 frames, exploringwhose contemporary allyears. Her oil paintings are distinctive, embracing subject matter, the imageryincluding gleaned figuresher pulled fromchildhood different time exploring from own or frames, borrowed from contemporary and all- embracing subject matter, someone else’s. theThis imagery from show her own childhood or majorgleaned one-woman presents a room borrowed fromTruths’ someone else’s. Thisit.major onefull of ‘Life’s as Zoe puts The world woman presents a room of ‘Life’s may be show following its path butfullthis artist Truths’ treads as Zoe puts it. The world may be following its path but this artist treads her own, inviting us East Devon Coast & Country

her own, inviting us to follow and recognise to follow and ourselves and own elements ourselves andrecognise elements from our lives from our lives within the 46 works. within theown 46 works. Described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Described as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity the the exhibition allows you to see all of these exhibitionhung allows you to in seethe allspace of these paintings together for paintwhich ings were hung planned. together in the space for which they they were planned. 18th September to 31st October THE ART ROOM TOPSHAM is at 18th 31st October 76September Fore StreettoTopsham Devon EX3 OHQ THE ARTWeekends ROOM TOPSHAM is at: Open 11am-5pm 76 www.theartroomtopsham.co.uk Fore Street Topsham Devon EX3 OHQ Open Weekends 11am-5pm www.theartroomtopsham.co.uk

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Pl e a s u re G ro u n d s R ichaRd adams’ transforms hybrid Gallery into a Pleasure Ground this October when he brings his latest collection of exuberant images to the honiton gallery for his annual solo exhibition. Filling the walls with a body of new work on the theme of the pursuit of happiness, he explores in his own distinctive manner, the many ways and places joy is found. adams’ highly coloured, densely filled and detailed pictures are hugely popular wherever they are shown, his exhibitions sell-out year on year; looking at his pictures, spending a little time sharing in his humour it is easy to see why. in manorial gardens, the fields of the countryside and in humble allotments adams’ colourful characters indulge in social or private pleasure. courting and cavorting, hay-making or cultivating their plot, his cast of ordinary folk are all having a jolly good time and it’s infectious! infused with light, warmth, joy and humour adams’ life-affirming images are bound make us feel good.

Richard adams’ idiosyncratic view reveals too, a fascination with the ordinary transported into the extraordinary, with ancient folklore and an inner life. commonly tiny fairies accompany his subjects in everyday activities or occasionally in a quiet moment, an apparition might transpire and his work shifts into the sublime. in the tradition of great British visionary artists such as stanley spencer and Richard dadd, adams’ hugely entertaining pictures evoke resonances deeper than at first are apparent, to produce a more profound, longer lasting joy.

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Green Eyes by Mary Carter

n conjunction with devon Open studios hybrid Gallery shows the work of three devon artists this september in the exhibition close to home. Not only are these artists found exhibiting close to home but their subject matter comes from domestic life. in their experience of the everyday and the people around them these artists find infinite inspiration for their work.

close to home opens at hybrid Gallery on 4 september and runs until 25 september.

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Pictured above The allotments by Richard adams wil feature in the exhibition and will be available as a limited edition giclée print. Red Roses by Caroline Frood

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Aquila Gallery fine art

There is more in Pelly Gallery than beautiful paintings...

...Superb sculptures by Tom Greenshields, Paul Gardner and Helen Lewis. Stunning jewellery by French American designer Michael Michaud and of course all the oils, watercolours, prints and cards you could wish for!

Other works available including: William Gaunt, Stephen J Renard, Minou Steiner, Linda Weir, Terry Whybrow, Michael Hill.

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THEY ALL LOVE BUDLEIGH

pleased to welcome Nicholas Ridley. He will be talking about his father, Arnold, who achieved fame as a successful dramatist in the first half of the last century, his most memorable play being “The Ghost Train.” Most of us, however, will remember him as the gentle and loveable Private Godfrey in “Dad‘s Army“.

endeavour of this kind since the sculptor Anthony Gormley organised the famous stage in Trafalgar Square. Throughout the day, local people and visitors, young and old, children and grand-parents will be acting, reciting and generally performing in the open air. The entertainment will be free and will last all day.

A further international dimension will be introduced by Ian Frost whose oneman show on Lord Byron has been performed throughout Europe and the U.S; and by the film selected to close the festival - “The Last Station“ on the life and death of Leo Tolstoy.

So - an Elizabethan adventurer, a romantic poet, War and Peace, Dad’s Army, surfing, diplomacy and a literary karaoke - the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is genuinely offering something for everyone. For more information about the plinth,

By Sue Lawley Budleigh Salterton is now firmly on the literary map. Last year’s inaugural Literary Festival was a resounding success. Why? From talking to the writers and publishers who attended, one strong message emerged. They really like Budleigh Salterton itself. When we decided on “Writing by the Sea” as the leitmotiv for the Festival, we were conscious of the link between creative writing and the coast. But it turned out that it wasn’t just any old coast - there is real affection for East Devon in general - and Budleigh in particular - in the hearts of many of our guests. My own intuitive view, however, is that the Festival has another less obvious but equally potent sellingpoint. That is the sheer breadth of the

backgrounds, experiences, skillsets and views of the world of the contributors. This year, none other than the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has chosen to visit Budleigh Salterton and, with her, best-selling authors such as Hilary Mantel, Simon Brett and the distinguished former ambassador to the U.S Sir Christopher Meyer.

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These are the stars of our literary cavalcade but there are many other entertaining and enlightening writers. Some of these have strong local interests. We feel it’s important to reflect not just the wider literary world but the character and nature of the place that’s given rise to this festival. So Anna Beer, a Fullbright scholar and a specialist on Sir Walter Raleigh, will be talking about Budleigh’s most famous son and his wife, Bess. Alex Wade once lived on Budleigh’s sea-front and has used it as an inspiration for his quirky take on all things English ever since. He’ll be talking about surfing, boxing, poker, law and travel. Richard Willis was formerly commissioning editor of Exeter University Press and is now Managing Director of the publishers, Swales and Williams, who manage about 250 titles a year. Away from local and regional connections, the Festival will be very

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www.boatbuildingacademy.com This year, too, we want to involve our whole community in the joys of literature. Many of us have a piece of prose or poetry of which we’re particularly fond and we want to give people an opportunity to share these special pieces with each other. So on the Saturday of the festival (September 25th) we’ll be setting up a literary “plinth” the first artistic

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An absolute

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Intrepid Editor, Nigel Jones risks life & limb on Triumph's middleweight naked muscle-bike

At 14 years, living at the time on a smallholding in North Wales, my father bought me what was probably the best present I ever had - a Honda SS50 motorbike. Since then, I've always been keen on motorcycles. After many years of motorcycling, culminating with a bevel drive Ducati 900 SD Darmah, I've spent the last 10 years without wheels and on many occasions I've thought about getting a bike again. Where would you start though, the machines have moved on immensely since my last bike and I wondered what sort of bike would make a suitable steed for my requirements. I didn't really need one of the 190mph hyper bikes, for

starters, they're generally quite heavy and you can imagine how quickly a ÂŁ120 rear tyre lasts on one of these! I decided that I'd like enough power for safe overtaking with a fairly lean chassis so that it would be easy to handle round the back lanes. I came to the conclusion that an unfaired middleweight would be a good option. The next question was which make, there are so many - well what about something British, this would make sense as parts would be easily available and also of course, it's patriotic to boot. My thoughts turned to Triumph. Unbelievably, Triumph are still here, resurrected by property developer John Bloor in the 1990s. Reading a recent Motorcycle

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News, featuring middleweight bikes from a range of manufactures; Ducati, Yamaha, Aprilla, Kawasaki and of course Triumph, imagine my surprise when the 4 test riders rated the Triumph 675 as the cream of the crop. They'd rated it highly on engine, brakes, chassis so I thought this would be a good starting point for anyone returning to bikes. Local motorcycle dealership Bridge in Exeter were the obvious place to approach for a test ride. They're Triumph main dealers for the South West with a wealth of experience, so a day was arranged for the test. Martin at Bridge Motorcycles greeted me and I was led to the Triumph. The choice was a good one, as it's a very compact bike with a really comfortable riding position. It's also a very attractive bike, the detail and finish is excellent, so it was a real treat to climb on board and start her up. The engine's a triple which fits very neatly in the frame and the bike seems to have a very slim front end compared to equivalent sized 4 cylinder bikes. Blipping the throttle resulted in very rapid engine pickup and a fantastic roar from the triple. Starting off from Bridge Motorcycles, it was instantly apparent that the compactness of this bike combined with the riding position made for a

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very manageable bike. I hadn't been on a bike for a few years, and had to navigate my way out of Marsh

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Barton to get onto the open roads of East Devon. I found the Triumph instinctively easy to thread through the traffic. Out on the open road, the combination of light weight, neutral light handling and linear power make for a great experience. The engine thrives on revs, but at the same time wasn't unhappy pooling around at low revs if that's what's required. The night before my ride, I'd been onto YouTube to look at the videos of people discussing this bike. There was one particularly interesting video of a chap giving the Triumph a good work-out. Is a 675cc engine powerful continued on page 50

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Invites you to a 'Fashion Show' to present our Autum/Winter collections All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support To be held at Sidmouth Golf Club on Tuesday 28th September at 7pm Tickets £16.50 to include a glass of 'Bubbly' on arrival, buffet and drink Raffle & Goodie Bag Tickets available from Chapter, Church Street, Sidmouth Tel. 01395 579181

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SEASONS Famous for our Vegetarian and Gluten Free menu choices

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EVENING BISTRO TRADITIONAL TEA ROOMS & PRIVATE GARDEN

Tel 01404 815751

Our new eating out scheme is designed to give you more information about the facilities available in our eateries and this can be very important if you have special dietary needs. It's fairly easy to understand, the key is on the right hand page.

9, Silver Street, Ottery St Mary • Award winning tearooms. • Traditional tearooms & garden plus evening bistro. • Freshly cooked home made food, fresh fish, meat, pies & steaks. • Licensed • Easy wheelchair access. • Open Tues - Sat 10am to 5pm and Fri/Sat Bistro 6-9.30pm - bookings adviseable. • Open all Bank Holidays. Private functions. L

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As featured in The GOOD PUB Guide From Honiton, come through Fenny Bridges, turn right at Fairmile, and through Talaton. From Sidmouth come through Ottery, past Cadhay, across the old A30 at Fairmile, and through Talaton. From Exeter, come via Pinhoe and Broadclyst towards Cullompton; opposite Fagin’s turn right, follow the road for 2 miles, turn right at T junction, and then one more right turn at Clyst Hydon village sign to reach pub. OPEN

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Now officially the ‘Best Restaurant in the South West’ (Taste of the West Awards 2010) T: 01404 822240. www.jackinthegreen.uk.com Rockbeare, Near Exeter, Devon EX5 2EE

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When in Sidmouth, don’t forget to viSit dukeS... A stylish, informal, Free House on Sidmouth seafront, providing comfortable en-suite accommodation and a relaxed continental atmosphere. Al fresco eating and drinking Lovely bedrooms with great sea views open daily from 10am food is served from 12 noon onwards

“The trendiest joint in town!”

• Walkers and Cyclists Welcome (Cycle racks outside pub) • Excellent selection of Cask Marque Real Ales • Excellent lunchtime and evening menu • Daily Fresh Fish Board • Yards from the waters edge Restaurant open 7 days a week including Sunday Evenings Lunch 12-2.30/3.00 weekend, dinner 6.00-9.30pm.

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Pick up an exotic palm plant at a bargain price - some hardy to -15°c Have lunch or a snack whilst enjoying the surroundings

Bring the kids, they’ll enjoy watching the llamas, horses, rabbits, Guinea pigs, exotic birds and chickens whilst you relax with a cup of tea and a cake.

Great Entertainment. Delicious Food. Fantastic Wine.

By day...

Dedicated to delivering freshly produced dishes with flair and a smile, By the Bay is an unmissable Lyme Regis dining experience. Open all year round for drinks, traditional seaside meals, afternoon teas and evening dining.

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hen autumn arrives, I'm always amazed how quickly the summer has been and gone.... Early to mid autumn for me is always marked by the dahlia blooms. They take much of the summer gathering pace and are really into their stride as autumn approaches. The big showy blooms make for cheerful cut flowers for the house. It seems a shame that they spend all summer going from strength to strength, only to be progressively shut-down by the cooler weather.

Looking back over the summer this year, I think everyone has appreciated the much improved weather after the previous two summers. It's been really great having plenty of sunshine, although very dry in the garden, which necessitated much watering for those with vegetable crops. Many gardeners I spoke to over the summer, were convinced that the harsh winter we'd experience had helped with the proliferation of rose blooms this year. I don't know if this is the case, but you can't fail to have noticed the roses this year, the blooms did seem to be fantastic.

One unusual sight while out and about on my travels, was spotting a foreign invader - giant hogweed, which was growing in the corner of a field. It can be a problem plant in many regions, being quite invasive, it can displace native plants and reduce wildlife variety. It's also has toxic sap which is phototoxic i.e. the clear watery sap sensitizes the skin to ultraviolet radiation and can result in purplish/black blisters. So if you spot any, please don't touch. Giant hogweed is a member of the parsley / carrot family and has tuberous root stalks. Apparently, under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, it's an

Don't touch! - Giant Hogweed growing in a field on Core Hill, Sidmouth - a member of the carrot family

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offence to plant or otherwise cause giant hogweed to grow in the wild. When I happened upon these plants, I have to say they were a spectacular sight to behold. Autumn can be punctuated by crisp cold nights, followed by the bluest of morning skies. When you get one of those days where there's usually not a breath of air, you have to get out in the garden to enjoy one of these golden days and do a bit of pre-winter tidying up. Don't forget the sunscreen, the light can be very strong. N.J.

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first visited a local farm looking for a pair of pygmy goats to “enhance” my garden and keep as pets. I never got as far as their enclosure. Walking passed hundreds of free range chickens I was mesmerised and stopped to take a closer look.

That’s it, I decided, chickens are the way forward. From snow white to bright red, it soon became apparent there were many varieties each with their own way of doing things. I choose a Light Sussex (white with black feathering and neck collar) a Loman Brown (or escape artist as I now know her) and a Black Marans which is a hefty bird with a horrible screeching voice. So Buster , Snowy and Tora were taken from their enclosure and transported to my back garden.

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of leaves is a challenge to any chicken; who can kick these around the fastest? So I had to give thought to enclosing them HA! The Loman Brown seems to be the most inquisitive breed and will find a way of escaping the pen. Even though I had gone to some trouble making” chicken heaven” Tora aka Steve McQueen sees it as her duty to break out and do her thing elsewhere. Touch wood, I think I have cracked it now (pardon the pun) and she seems happy with the provision of her new ”state of the art“ dust bath. I won't go into the knitted jackets that were hastily designed during that cold snap…..Crazy? Oh yes, all you sniggering experienced small holders and farmers have got to remember that us townies place human qualities on to our animals and have not yet reached the sensible level of care.

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Bearing this in mind, when Snowy went hormonal on me this year and sat down for a week, I decided she needed to have a chance at being a mum and not put her in a sack and shake it as a farmer friend suggested, as if! The only hatching eggs I could get hold of were duck eggs so we got those not really expecting them to hatch. Snowy did her duty refusing to move for 4 weeks unless I lifted her off for some food and water and now we have 2 runner ducks and a Cayuga bobbing around the garden jumping in and out of my son's paddling pool. Snowy has decided

My first thought was to allow them to free range in my garden, but my neighbour had other ideas and the novelty of the birds wandering across his lawn soon wore off. Although the girls liked to wander around neighbouring gardens for a brief spell, they always came back when called or by bedtime. It has to be remembered they do make a bit of a mess in an ornamental garden and are no respecters of neatly placed soil. Any raked pile

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not to join her “babies” in the water, but keeps a maternal eye on them from the patio and enjoys some quality 'me' time where she can act like a chicken for a while. So if you have ever considered keeping a few chickens as pets I can highly recommend it. They are fun to watch, curious and entertaining, easy and inexpensive to keep and oh yes they lay eggs too!

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Hedgerow Harvest by Kerry Torrens

With the growing popularity to forage for wild foods, Kerry Torrens examines

evon boasts an estimated 33,000 miles of hedgerow, more than any other county, and as a result many of us, including those living in urban areas, will have a ready larder at our disposal. With approximately a quarter of our local hedgerows dating back some 800 years it’s not hard to appreciate their historic and conservational importance. Our ancestors relied on these hedgerows as both larder and medicine cabinet supplying seasonal fresh food and a ready source of remedies for the treatment of wounds, colds and flu, digestive disorders and respiratory complaints. Re-discovering the wealth of knowledge which supports the use of hedgerow plants as food, seasonings, a beverage or medicinal therapy has seen growing popularity of late and with good reason. From a nutritional perspective, such plants provide a potent source of phy to-chemicals making them not only a valuable food source but a nutritional arsenal in our fight against modern day diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Environmentally, they offer a low impact harvest minimising the energy demands required for growing, refrigeration and transport whilst escaping the trappings of modern cultivation such as the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides.

Berry Bounty

the nutritional highlights and culinary uses of some of the bounty available from our native Devon hedgerows.

hawthorn

Arguably, the most popular fruit to forage has to be the blackberry, rich in vitamin C and protective polyphenols, blackberries have been ranked among the top fifty foods for antioxidant potency. Similar accolades have been bestowed on the American blueberry but our native version, the bilberry, deserves to share such fame being one of the richest sources of a protective compound called

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anthocyanin. A true wild food, the bilberry remains relatively uncultivated and is smaller and more flavoursome than the blueberry. Studies suggest that even moderate consumption of this delicious berry leads to favourable changes in cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Fruits, such as these, contribute a large proportion of our dietary intake of protective anthocyanins which as well as supplying enviable health properties are responsible for the deep luscious colour of these berries. Consuming plant phenols, such as anthocyanins, helps lower our risk of coronary artery disease and reduces the age-related

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deterioration of both motor and cognitive function. Plant phenols also offer practical benefits acting as natural preservatives for red meat both during storage and cooking, a property which surely explains our traditional pairing of phenol-rich berries such as hawthorn, rosehip and rowan with red meat and game. Of all the hedgerow berries rosehips are credited as being the highest in phenols and antioxidant nutrients including the carotenoids and vitamin C. Long-associated with immune support rosehips also enjoy convincing evidence for their role as a nutritional supplement alleviating the misery of chronic pain, including that of osteoarthritis. During the Second World War, rosehips were a vital source of vitamin C supplying an estimated twenty times that found in oranges, as a consequence their use was widely encouraged (see box 2). Another berry, well-known for its immune benefits, the elderberry, makes an ideal ingredient for a cordial or immune tonic thanks to its antiviral properties which speed our recovery from colds and flu. The elderberry should never be eaten raw but when prepared as a tonic it makes a tasty and effective way to prepare our immune system for the onslaught of winter. There are, of course, large variations

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being a crucial food source for wild birds and animals. Traditional European uses for beech nuts included grinding and adding as an ingredient for bread making, eating raw or roasted and using as an oil.

blackberry

Folklore Remedies bilberry

in the properties of our cultivated crops and those that grow wild in our hedgerows, the fruits differ in weight, sweetness, acidity and nutrient content. Wild crops tend to be richer in phyto-chemicals, such as phenols, whilst wild varieties of berry, including the blackberry, are especially rich in vitamin E and C, potassium and soluble fibre which makes them well worth harvesting.

Although best known as a perennial weed, the dandelion is a traditional medicine used for its diuretic and anti-rheumatic properties. More recently it has been associated with improvements in cholesterol levels with both the leaves and root supplying these benefits. When harvesting you should aim to gather the leaves in spring and use in a salad or cook with butter and enjoy in place of spinach; collect the root in the autumn and dry thoroughly before roasting in the oven, then grind coarsely for use as a coffee

anti-cancer compounds. Use the prepared root as soon as possible in order to optimise its potency and select your harvest from younger plants if possible. In Eastern Europe, as recently as the 1960s, the leaves

Food to Forage

Month of Harvest

Culinary Uses

Beech Nuts

September

Eat raw, roasted or as an oil, may be ground and included in bread making

Bilberry

August / September

Jams, stewed fruit puddings / sweet sauce

Blackberry

September

Jam / jelly / crumble or pie filling

Crab Apples

October

Jam / jelly or pie filling

Damsons

September / October

Jam / jelly or pie filling

Dandelion root

September / October

Hot beverage

Elderberries

September / October

Immune tonic / cordial / wine / jelly

Fennel (seeds)

October

Digestive / spice / tea

Hawthorn berries

September

Jelly / sauce to accompany red meats

Horseradish

November

Sauce to accompany red meats or oily fish / leaves used in baking

Jack-by-the-hedge leaves (Garlic Mustard)

September / October

Add leaves to salad / sauce to accompany red meat such as lamb

Rosehips

October

Syrup / immune tonic / wine / jam or jelly

Rowan berries

October

Jelly to accompany red meats

Sloe

September

Jam or gin

Berries are not the only fruit from our native hedgerow, wild nuts such as beech nuts make a valuable harvest. Beech trees fruit only once every 3-4 years and the nuts should, therefore, be collected sparingly

replacement. Another prolific grower, especially on wasteland and roadsides, is horseradish. Best known for its pungent root which may be grated and used as a garnish for roast beef or oily varieties of fish, horseradish is a rich source of

of the horseradish were widely used during baking, firstly to stop the bread from sticking and secondly to impart a unique flavour to the loaf. Fennel is another medicinal digestive aid although more recent reports suggest a use in helping to

maintain bone density with similar properties reported for wild garlic. The mechanisms at play are not fully understood but may relate to the contribution of bone-supporting vitamins such as K and C as well

Autumn

Hedgerow Foraging Guide

You can use this handy guide to plan your food gathering outings. Don't pick and eat anything that you are uncertain of, please see our information panel at the end of this article.

as active chemicals that either stimulate bone formation or inhibit its loss. Studies support similar benefits for plums or damsons which are a good source of vitamin K and, in their dried form, have been found to be effective at preventing

East Devon's pathwork landscape is not short of hedgerows

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Forage Responsibly 1. Know your plants – only pick plants you are familiar with and always carry an illustrated wild plant guide with you; 2. Some plants are in decline so refer first to regional rare plant registers www.bsbi.org.uk ; 3. Above-ground growth may be picked for your own use but not for re-sale in any form (e.g. as dried herbs, jams, jellies, remedies); 4. Do not harvest from a plant if it is the only one in an area; 5. If you are on private land obtain permission from the land-owner (this may be the local authority), it is an offence to intentionally uproot any wild plant without permission; 6. Never remove the whole plant, leave enough for the plant to regenerate and pick only what you need, harvest wild nuts sparingly; 7. Never pick from Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs); 8. Always pick away from roads and car pollution and away from field borders where the hedges may have been subject to spraying.

and even reversing bone loss. Fresh damsons are high in vitamin C, as well as protective carotenoids including one called zeaxanthin, which protects the retina of the eye from damage and is especially important for those with agerelated macular degeneration. Another relative of our cultivated plum, the sloe, has traditionally been used as a remedy for cramps. The fruit is smaller in size and more acidic to taste than the plum but grows plentifully in our hedgerows and are a potent source of those all-important anthocyanins. As with all crops the handling, length of time and temperature of storage and cooking as well as maturity and season are all factors that influence nutritional value. As a consequence you should aim to

select your harvest carefully in order to optimise ripeness, handle as little as possible and stew or steam rather than boil in order to minimise the loss of valuable water-soluble nutrients. Re-discovering the knowledge of wild food collection allows us the opportunity to not only engage more closely with our surroundings but develop an appreciation of both the value and vulnerability of our native hedgerows. Harvested responsibly, such wild crops offer a low impact solution to current environmental concerns whilst supplying a stronger more virulent crop with enviable nutritional credentials as well as a more distinctive flavour and aroma to their shop-bought counterparts. K. Torrens

rose hips

Rosehip Syrup – Wartime Ministry of Food Recipe 1.

2. 3. 4.

5.

Have ready 3pints (1.5 litres) of boiling water, mince 2lbs (900g) of rosehips in a mincer, drop immediately into the boiling water or if possible mince the hips directly into the boiling water and again bring to the boil. Stop heating and place aside for 15 minutes. Pour into a flannel or linen crash jelly bag (a muslin cloth would be suitable) and allow to drip until the bulk of the liquid has come through. Return the residue to the saucepan, add 1½ pints (750ml) of boiling water, stir and allow to stand for 10 minutes. Pour back into the jelly bag (muslin cloth) and allow to drip. To make sure all the sharp hairs of the hip are removed, put back the first half cupful of liquid and allow to drip through again. Put the mixed juice into a clean saucepan and boil down until the juice measures 1½ pints (750ml), then add 1¾ lb (800g) of sugar and boil for a further 5 minutes. Pour into hot sterile bottles and seal at once. It is advisable to use small bottles or jars as the syrup will not keep for more than 2 weeks once the bottle is opened.

Uses – this syrup may be used to flavour milk puddings or ice-cream, alternatively dilute with water and enjoy as an immune-boosting drink. Storage – Store in a dark cool place and once opened use within 2 weeks.

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Reach for the Sky By GUY PETERS

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here are things we all feel we’d like to do but, somehow, never get around to. One of my long held desires has been to fly in a Tiger Moth biplane. This was the aircraft in which WWII Spitfire fighter pilots were trained. So, when I suddenly found myself confronted with the possibility, I jumped at it! Now, I had flown in light aircraft before: a Gemini and a Chipmunk. So I thought

my imagination wasn’t being overstretched to visualise what a flight in a Tiger Moth would feel like. However, I wasn’t prepared for the reality of finding myself at one thousand feet in an open cockpit with the wind in my face. Exhilarating - yes. Awesome certainly and yet, more, much more . . . it’s indescribable. The only word that comes to mind is - wow! If you

truly want to do something with a genuine ‘wow’ factor this is it.

"tally ho!" At first sight, the Tiger Moth appears smaller than it looks in photographs or on film. The night before my flight, I had been watching videos of the

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Guy and pilot Charlie standing by the 1943 Tiger Moth

aircraft on the Internet. I had seen a video of a friend enjoying a flight in one too. I thought I was prepared but nothing can quite prepare you for the reality of the experience. I was given flying overalls and a sheepskin flying jacket. I both looked and felt like a seasoned flying ace before I even stepped into the aircraft. My pilot Charlie was a tall impressive looking individual who was every bit my idea of a swashbuckling Spitfire pilot. He explained various aspects of the aircraft to me. He showed me the delicate way in which one has to enter the aircraft, being careful not to put one’s foot through the canvas wing! Once safely strapped in, the controls were explained to me. Then, an air technician lifted the bonnet and made some adjustments, switched on the engine and pulled on the prop which immediately sprung into life. As he bent down, I couldn’t resist the temptation to shout, “Chocks away!” Soon, we were coasting down the runway. At an incredibly low speed - 40mph, the Tiger Moth lifted gently into the air and we were away. Nothing about this aircraft is done in a hurry. Sedate is the word as we flew, with a steady drone, away from the airfield. “We’ll climb to one thousand feet.” Said the pilot’s voice in my headphones incorporated into the leather flying helmet. “Fine!” I returned through my microphone. Up we went, higher and higher. Airliners fly at around thirty thousand

feet, but it’s amazing how high one thousand feet looks when viewed over the side of an open cockpit. Once we had reached the desired altitude, the pilot asked me if I’d like to try the controls (brave man!). Later, when he had control again, he dipped the wing and we flew in a corkscrew motion round and round. I loved it! Talk about an adrenaline rush! I heard myself shout, “Wahoo!” No doubt about it, this aircraft definitely brings out the five year old in one; never far from the surface in my case. I’ve always considered Devon to be a beautiful county. Viewed from the air it is heaven. Or, perhaps I should say, viewed from heaven it is Devon? Heavenly Devon? Well, you get the idea. We flew across the county high above Honiton in a sweeping arc with me taking aerial photographs left, right and centre. Eventually, we headed back towards Dunkerswell Aerodrome descending as we went. Strangely, as we eased down and lost altitude the sensation of flying was increased in the most pleasant way. Now, the ground seemed to move beneath us more quickly as we made sorties backwards and forwards along the airfield so photographs could be taken from the ground. I imagined that I was a Battle of Britain pilot ‘beating up’ the airbase upon my return from a mission (there’s that five year old again). The landing, at slow speed was a gentle as can be and we taxied to a standstill back where it

had all began twenty minutes earlier. I heard myself say, “Wow!” Ace Flight, based at Dunkeswell Airport, offers varying lengths of flights depending on budget and requirements. There are 20, 30 and 40 minutes set flying experiences. One gets a pre-flight pilots briefing, a tailor made personal flight, hands on flying and, afterwards, a

examiner. The tiger Moth was a basic trainer for pilots throughout WWII and took the place of the DH60 Gypsy Moth. This aircraft first went into service in 1931. By the end of the war, there were around 5000 built. They may be old, the one in which I flew was made in 1943, but they are now maintained to the same standard as other training aircraft and commercial airliners. Dunkeswell aerodrome was

"chocks away Rob!"

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Horse Care Feeds by Natalie Bucklar-Green

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

Natalie Bucklar-Green

BSc (Hons), MSc (Equine Science)

Natalie has owned horses for over 20 years and breeds pedigree Shetland ponies. She has previously lectured in Equine Science to degree level and produced research for preparing Great Britain's equestrian teams for the Olympics. Natalie owns Jorrocks Saddlery near Sidmouth and has fitted saddles for competitors at Badminton International Horse Trials.

Feeding Horses - an Art or a Science? There’s one subject guaranteed to cause confusion amongst horse owners and that’s feeding. With so many commercial feeds available its not surprising, as they all claim to be the best for your horse! So where do you start when devising a diet? H o r s e s a r e n o n - r u m i n a nt herbivores and their digestive system is designed to receive food on a little and often basis- they have a relatively small stomach, food moves through the small intestine quite rapidly and there is a large hindgut for continual microbial fermentation of fibre. Naturally the horse would graze for approximately 18 hours a day, taking small mouthfuls then moving on but domestic feeding practices can be quite different to this and alien to the horses

anatomy and physiology. For So for psychological and physical example, the horse is designed reasons, the predominant part of the horses diet should be a to eat with the head lowered and trickle feeding of fibre, which feeding from mangers and haynets hollows the back and increases the risk of dental hooks. The need to picking a feed because you chew is a natural requirement of the horse and if this behaviour like the advert isn't ideal is reduced due to limited forage provision it can easily lead to stress and the performance of unwanted behaviours such as can be provided from a variety crib biting and chewing wood. It takes approximately 10 minutes of sources such as grass, hay and haylage. If any of these are scarce for a horse to eat a kg of bucket feed, compared to 40 minutes for or poor quality then additional fibre can be fed in the form of a kg of hay. Because the horses stomach is relatively inelastic with chaff, unmollassed sugar beet or a small capacity, it is designed to fibre nuts. Any short fall in energy (calories), protein or vitamins and receive a small amount of food minerals can then be provided by on a regular basis. Feeding large supplementary bucket feed. The bucket feeds increases the rate at which food passes through, which requirements for these will all can cause colic as food is only vary depending on the individual partially digested. Furthermore, horse- its age, workload, health, long periods without food in breed, weight, etc. Any changes the stomach (such as at night for to feed, including hay and grass, stabled horses) leaves the stomach should be done over a period of lining vulnerable to attack from a couple of weeks to allow time acid, which is continually produced for the digestive system to adjust regardless of the presence of otherwise there is an increased risk food. This results in ulceration, of colic. which is extremely common in both leisure and competition The choice of supplementary horses and produces symptoms feed should primarily be made on such as irritability, ill thrift, poor nutritional need, what works for jorrocks winter ad:Layout performance and crib biting. one horse 1 may30/07/2010 not suit another11:52 and

picking a feed because you like the advert isn’t ideal, not least because you pay a premium for heavily marketed products. The cost of all those adverts has to be paid for somehow! It is usually the energy requirement of the horse that is the main consideration. Energy of a feed is expressed in mega joules per kg (mj/kg), with 8 mj/kg being a low energy product and 13 mj/ kg being a high energy product. To lose weight the horse needs to be fed less energy than it needs for day to day living and to gain weight it needs to be fed more energy. Every food stuff has an energy value, it is finding the right amount for the individual horse that is the key and this will fluctuate as the horses needs change due to things such as workload and the weather. How much energy is provided by the grass and hay shouldn’t be forgotten about either, for example some grazing and hay is actually unsuitable for a lot of horses as it is predominantly rye grass. This is grown for maximum milk and meat yield in livestock- things that aren’t relevant to the majority of horses; it may be highly palatable but you don’t need rocket fuel to power a moped! the predominant part of horses diet should be trickle feeding of fibre

Another important consideration when choosing your feed is starch levels, which should be kept as low as possible to minimise digestive disturbances. Some course mixes Page 1

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Mary King Interviewed by Guy Peters

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ary King’s many equestrian achievements are well documented including representing Great Britain in five Olympics between 1992 to 2008. During this time, Mary won one silver medal and one bronze. Now, she has her eye on the next Olympics and says, “ I am aiming to get to the London Olympics, but time will tell. Two reasons why I want to ride there are 1) No British rider has competed at six Olympics, I have done five so London would make a record! 2) I have been lucky enough to have won an Olympic silver and a bronze medal . . . but there is one missing, it would be fab to complete the set!!!” This is the highly focused and competitive Mary that everyone knows and admires but who is the person behind the achievements? Mary Elizabeth King nee Thomson grew up in Salcombe Regis the daughter of retired LieutenantCommander M.D.H. Thomson (RN) and his wife Gill. An otherwise idyllic childhood was, perhaps, somewhat marred by her father's handicap which was the result of a serious motorcycle accident before Mary was born. However, Mr. Thomson became the verger of Salcombe Regis Parish Church. A post which was taken on by his wife following his death in 2000. Mary says that her mother has always maintained a consistent and calm temperament. She has been a tower of strength and remains a great support to this very day. Mary’s childhood memories include Donald Peyton-Jones, the Rector of Salcombe Regis Parish Church. She says, “His house would be full of waifs and strays and sometimes resembled a hippy commune! He would hold Evensong on horseback and allowed dogs and children free run of the church services. He was a character.” The church was very much the centre of village life and its influence on Mary remains. She says, “I am religious in a personal and private way. I go to church sometimes, but horse trials take preference during the season. I am sure God understands!" In fact, religion plays a big part in Mary’s life. She adds, “It is like an inner strength I have which I rely on especially when times are tough.” Other memories of early life in the village are of cows being driven past the house each day and the village shop which has long since gone. Mary didn’t come from a horsy family. It was the vicar's pony that first captured the six year old's attention. The Vicar allowed her mother to lead Mary around the lanes on the pony. Following this, she rode as often as possible even riding a donkey. At the age of eleven, she went with the Axe Vale Pony Club to the Badminton Horse Trials. It was then Mary decided to become a professional three day event rider.

Mary King with her dog 'Tommy' (photo by G. Peters)

She attended Manor House Independent School in Honiton then Kings Grammar School in Ottery St. Mary finishing at Evendine Court School of Domestic Economy (Cordon Bleu). After school, she worked for Sheila Willcox, a former European Champion. Here she was taught everything from breaking in and producing young horses to the management of top class stables. However, following her school days, Mary wanted to travel. She went to Zermatt and worked as a chalet girl. “Great fun and a doddle after working in the yard.” Later, she joined the tall ship, Sir Winston Churchill as a trainee. Finally she was promoted to Watch Leader. In the fullness of time, Mary returned to her love of horses and set up her own stables; a couple of cow sheds in a disused farmyard near her home in Salcombe Regis. Here she looked after other people’s horses and gave riding lessons. Also, she bought and sold horses. To earn extra money, Mary cleaned houses, cooked, did gardening for people and even delivered meat for the local butcher. Finances became even tighter in 1988 when Mary started competing professionally. She had to sell horses which had been successful. However, this altered when she turned down an offer for a horse called Divers Rock on which she had achieved 7th. place at Badminton. She commented, “I’d rather be famous than rich.” It turned out to be a fortuitous decision as Mary secured her first sponsorship deal on the back of her success. She met her farmer husband, Alan (known as 'David'), at Coombe House Hotel where they were introduced by a mutual friend. The couple were friends for twelve years before they married. They have now been happily married for fifteen years and have two children Emily 14 and Freddie 11. Mary is a devoted mother and wife. When the

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children were toddlers, before they started school, she took them everywhere with her. Emily is now at Queens School, Taunton and Freddie is at St. Johns in Sidmouth. Mary says that she encourages the children to be self-motivated. Three things that she doesn’t like are: laziness, people who don’t keep their promises and the rough handling of horses. Four things that make her happy are: people around her being happy, success, a horse doing its best and her children being successful. Over all, Mary says that she is happy. Her sense of achievement and fulfilment both on the career and domestic fronts, must be a big part of that happiness. However, a recent fall from a horse which broke her neck nearly changed the picture. It was a whole week after the fall that a broken neck was diagnosed. In the meantime, Mary continued riding! “My head felt kind of loose” she said. After the delicate operation, she was told by the consultant, “Don’t ride for eight weeks and don’t fall off for ten weeks.” For many years, Mary commuted from her husband’s farm near Exeter to her stables in Salcombe Regis. However, she always felt the Sid Valley was her true home. Eventually, David and she decided to convert the stables into a home. Planning permission was achieved and work began. However, as they removed the corrugated iron roof, walls began to collapse! Then they found that there weren’t any foundations to the stone buildings. The upshot of all this was that the whole place was declared derilect by the EDDC Planning Dept. and had to be raised to the ground. Then, fresh planning permission had to be gained for a new building using the old Beer stone from the stables. Emmlec of Branscombe, has spent four years on the construction and, finally, in June of this year, Mary’s family were able

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EQUESTRIAN EVENTS 5th Sept - Shetland and Miniature Pony breed show, Crealy Park, Exeter. 5th Sept - Mini and novice ODE, Regency House, Hemyock. 5th Sept - Chideock fun ride, near Bridport. 5th Sept - Exe Equestrian Club ODE, Nutwell Court, Lympstone. 5th Sept - East Devon Hunt hunter trial - Straightgate Farm, Ottery St Mary. 12th Sept - Forton fun ride, near Chard. 18th Sept - Affiliated dressage Wellbeck unaffilliated dressage, Wellbeck, Farringdon. 18th Sept - Blackdown Hills RC express eventing, Bicton Arena. 19th Sept - Affiliated dressage, Wellbeck unaffilliated dressage, Wellbeck, Farringdon. 19th Sept - Blackdown Hills RC express eventing, Bicton Arena. 19th Sept - Unaffiliated dressage, Bicton College.

Sept, oct & nov 2010

25th Sept - Pleasure ride, Bicton Arena.

17th Oct - Sid & Otter Valley RC members training, Bicton College.

7th Nov - Sid & Otter Valley RC members training, Bicton College.

26th Sept - Blackbury Castle hunter trials inc. mini course, Lovehayne farm, Southleigh.

24th Oct - Sid & Otter Valley RC members training, Bicton College.

13th Nov - Unaffiliated dressage, Bicton College.

31st Oct - Wellbeck unaffilliated dressage, Wellbeck, Farringdon.

28th Nov - Sid & Otter Valley RC members training, Bicton College.

26th Sept - Wellbeck unaffilliated dressage, Wellbeck, Farringdon. 26th Sept - Silverton Pony Club show, Bicton Arena. 26th Sept - Exe Equestrian Club hunter trials, Nutwell Court, Lympstone. 2nd Oct - Unaffilliated show jumping, Bicton College. 3rd Oct - Sid & Otter Valley RC members training, Bicton College. 10th Oct - Axe Vale Pony Club hunter trial, Lovehayne Farm, Southleigh. 17th Oct - East Devon Pony Club hunter trial, Bicton Arena. 17th Oct- Wellbeck unaffilliated dressage, Wellbeck, Farringdon.

6th Nov - Unaffiliated show jumping, Bicton College.

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are 40-50% starch, which is unnecessarily high and even some feeds marketed as ‘calm’ or ‘nonheating’ can be 20% starch. Few horses need this level of starch in their diets as their energy requirements can be met without it; the many problems caused by a high starch diet include azoturia, laminitis, colic, obesity and erratic behaviour. Many leisure horses can get by on just grass and hay, supplemented

with a small fibre based bucket feed with a vitamin and mineral supplement. Horses working hard, poor do-ers or veterans may need a bit more. This is where horsemanship comes in- using science to tell us about feeding principles, the digestive process and nutrient requirements and the art is applying this to the individual horse. - Natalie Bucklar-Green.

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hen you visit Ottery St. Mary, you cannot fail to be impressed by St. Mary's church. It's Ottery's most prominent and well-known landmark. Built largely by Bishop of Exeter, John de Grandisson in 1342 as a collegiate church, it is clearly evident that it was modelled along the lines of Exeter Cathedral. What you notice is the enormous scale of this church for such

a small town. Various additions have been made to the building through the course of history, but that larger than life character, Henry VIII, made sure that he stamped his mark on St. Mary's. On Henry's completion of the dissolution, he decreed that "for the universal good and common advantage of all and every inhabitant of the parish of St. Mary of Ottery", there should be four local residents

as governors, incorporated by the name of "the Four Governors of the Hereditaments and Goods of the Church of St. Mary, Ottery in the county of Devon that they should have succession for ever". It's interesting to note that this succession of the four Governors of the Hereditaments and Goods are still in place today, performing the same duties that they have for centuries. If you can take

the time, I thoroughly recommend paying a visit to this church for a number of reasons. The elevated position allows some fine views of the town and the building itself houses some interesting artefacts, such as the astronomical clock, a particularly beautiful fan-vaulted ceiling, a life sized effigy of one of the Governors of the Hereditaments and Goods John Coke, the west Apostles window,

A salary receipt dated 1769 from Reverend John Coleridge, the father of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The life-size effigy of Governor John Coke

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carved Tudor bench ends and what is apparently the oldest whistling church tower weather cock in the country! Exeter Cathedral used to have a similar weather cock until 1752. The fabulous fan vaulted ceiling in the Dorset aisle dates from around 1520 it's staggering to think that this carved 3D puzzle in stone was designed and made without computer aid! If you do visit St Mary's, please try to make

a contribution - there's no Government funding for maintenance, so your donation makes a big difference. Hand-held digital bats are available inside the church, which you can take with you to walk round the church whilst you listen to the informative commentary. Looking out across the church yard, you cannot fail to notice the elegant Georgian properties that form Paternoster Row. Some of the

buildings have very early rainwater heads and guttering which in their day were a status symbol, as previously, buildings had been thatched. The Priory was built in 1719, around the same time as Paternoster Row was erected. One of Ottery's greatest calls to fame is that it was that the birthplace of famous poet and philosopher, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Sadly, the home he was born in,

Secondaries House, was pulled down in 1884. There's a plaque on the church wall opposite this site. If you walk down the slope from Paternoster Row, you come to Cornhill, the clue is in the name, this was the site where the busy corn market would have been held. If you carry on walking down into the town centre, you come to the square which has five roads converging at this point. Apparently,

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q East Devon Coast & Country's this would have been characteristic of a Saxon settlement, and there's no doubt that people have inhabited the site of Ottery for many centuries. A quote from traveller in 1822 said when travelling to Ottery St Mary, they saw a woollen manufacturing mill, where up to 300 people, mainly women and children were employed and the mill was powered by the river Otter. Most of the wool being sent to Kidderminster for carpet weaving. Nowadays, it's hard to imaging this sort of activity in Ottery. Today, Ottery

is very much a sleepy town, retaining much character and I suspect that in years gone by, Ottery missed out on much trade by not being directly on the stage route to Exeter, Honiton being the most logical stop off. The countryside around Ottery St Mary is really lovely and well worth exploring, as it's pretty much unspoilt. Towards the river, you can visit the tumbling weir, which is a novelty not to be missed. I would advise a drive towards the Elizabethan manor house of Cadhay (marked on OS maps)

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which takes you over bridges on the river Otter where you can view some very picturesque scenes of the river and surrounding pasture. You can visit Cadhay on one of their open days (every Friday, May to Sept, 2-5.30pm) where you can stroll round the gardens or take a tour of the house (last tour 4.15pm). They also sell plants and you can take refreshment at their teashop or in the garden. Cadhay is very popular as a wedding venue, as the location, gardens and house make for an unforgettable day (see Cadhay advert p46 for details).

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Saving Lives! by Guy Peters

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SUPACAT - SPV400 in action

ieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, KBE CMG DSO, Commander Field Army wrote: “I have soldiers and marines alive today because you got it right. You took the time, the trouble and the care to construct some of the world’s finest combat vehicles. Thank you.”

as I enjoyed a guided tour of their premises by Andy Roberts; one of the team from the outset. Andy has a way of explaining things so that even a non technical person 'such as myself' can clearly understand. At the end of the tour, I was as enthusiastic as him! Supacat’s whole approach is positive.

These words described East Devon based company: Supacat. Established in 1981 by Nick Jones and his late partner David Clayton, Supacat has gone from strength to strength and earned a reputation for being a leading designer of high mobility military vehicles. With a turnover of £49m, the company based at Dunkeswell airport, employs 125 staff, is financially independent and growing stronger. Their managing director, Nick Ames said, “We go even further than the design and manufacture of prototypes by providing integrated logistic support. We produce technical publications, spares, line replaceable units, exchange and repair, contractors on deployment operations, engineering and post design services, operations and maintenance training, maintenance repair and overhaul as well as field support.”

When it was discovered that the Snatch Landrover was not up to the job in Afghanistan, the MoD wanted an all new vehicle. They invited tenders from eighteen companies. The tenders were whittled down to four then three then two with Supercat still in there. The company’s offering for Afghanistan is the SPV (Supacat Protected Vehicle) 400. An all new modular design where the axles

It is no exaggeration to describe Supacat’s vehicles as cutting edge and their designs as bordering on genius! Having completed their designs, they build fully working, action ready protot ypes. The company are always looking to upgrade their original concept to accommodate new demands and further versions appear in the fullness of time. The company keeps its ear to the ground and tries to anticipate future requirements so they can be the first to fulfil a need. All this is made possible by a truly dedicated staff who are all experts in their fields. The level of enthusiasm was palpable

threats and requirements. In action, this design allows quick repairs following mine blasts by simply replacing the damaged module or modules. Supacat is always aware of costs too. They strive to produce a straightforward and inexpensive solution to specific customer needs. The genius in their designs is down to mechanical engineering simplicity. The ongoing question is always, how to provide a highly effective product and keep it as simple as possible. As if this isn’t enough, there are other considerations to be taken into account. The vehicle will have to fit neatly into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and not be too heavy. Heavy duty tyres that can carry

Nick Ames the Managing Director on a 'Jackal' (photo by Guy Peters)

and the front engine department are designed to dissipate a mine strike. While under the main body of the SPV 400, a V shaped hull deflects a bomb blast away from the crew department. The modular design is in-keeping with the company’s desire to constantly improve and upgrade the original concept to meet new

the vehicle home even after they have been punctured! The vehicle’s cross-country performance and self-deployability - its ability to drive long distances without being transported. With the HMT (High Mobility Transporter) vehicle, it has to accommodate various configurations for specialist roles. Surprisingly enough, it is not only the troops safety

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that concerns the Supacat team but their comfort too! The variable height air suspension system and comfy seats are designed to absorb much of the shock of rough terrain and the high speed negotiation of steep inclines. All helping to make the troops more efficient when engaged in combat. On an on it goes while, all the time, the team approach every task with total commitment. Sometimes, they work late into the night to produce a prototype in an amazingly short timescale. The SPV 400 was designed and a working prototype produced in a mere six months. Supacat has formed an alliance with NP Aerospace to deliver the SPV 400. The alliance takes advantage of NP Aerospace expertise in the areas of technical moulding and vehicle integration. They develop and manufacture ballistic protective and other composite products. Furthermore, they have considerable experience and expertise in armour systems for military vehicle protection. Let's look at the SPV 400 in a little more detail (overleaf). The diagram shows an exploded view of the vehicle with a colour key describing the various elements. It shows the V-shaped armoured hull and replaceable modules already mentioned. However, the composite armoured pod and ballistic protection kit are worth a consideration too. The so called armoured bits are not, in fact, made of metal. The composite material is still classified but has the advantage of being more effective than actual armour plating and far lighter in weight. Another example of the state of the art approach by Supacat. With all these safety factors built in they go the extra mile and incorporate mine blast protected seats. continued overleaf

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At this stage, I feel the urge to shout, “what does Supacat do? Supacat saves lives!” A fitting slogan because that’s exactly what the company is about. Managing Director, Nick Ames said that one member of the team used to work in Formula 1 motor racing which he enjoyed. However, he said that he loves working for Supacat because it gives him a greater sense of purpose. This sense of purpose is shared by the whole team. Newspapers are, naturally, quick to report the casualties of war but who reports lives saved? How does one quantify the number of lives saved by the ingenuity of this East Devon based company? Yet, it has been noted, as the statement made by Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb at the beginning of this article made clear. It has been recognised by many others occupied in the field of combat too. There have been diversions in the company’s history. In the early

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days, glider winches and modified skidoos were developed. Today, in conjunction with the RNLI, they have developed a Launch and Recovery System (L&RS) in response to a need for a highly mobile transporter for a new class of lifeboat. A unique feature is the ability of the cradle that carries the boat, to rotate it through 360 degrees thus allowing ’bow first’ launch and recovery. However, military vehicles dominate the range produced by Supercat. Currently these include the HMT (High Mobility Transporter) 400 four wheel version known as the ‘Jackal’ and its derivatives: HMV 600 - six wheel version known as the ‘Coyote’ and HMT Extenda. All these platforms are versatile and provide the base on which a range of mission requirements can be accommodated. There are currently about six hundred in service worldwide. Designed by Supacat the HMT is manufactured under licence from Lockheed Martin.

What about the future? Supacat is looking to apply its engineering skills to provide solutions in the renewable energy area. The company is already involved in a project involving wave power. There seems no limit to their genius for innovation.

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Next comes the ATMP (All Terrain Mobility Platform). Designed and developed in the early eighties, the original 6x6 Supacat was the founder vehicle of the company. Its capacity to carry huge payloads in comparison to its size, in combination with its ability to 'go anywhere' has proven very popular with the armed services.

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Local historian Ted Gosling discusses World War II in East Devon

The War Years

American solidiers at Honiton C 1943

The Nestles factory at Branscombe Square C 1943

Don't forget the Dunkeswell Memorial Museum, which is dedicated to all the Veterans of United States Fleet Air Wing 7 and RAF personnel who served on the only American Navy air base commissioned on UK soil during World War II.

It's hard to imagine this sort of activity in sleepy old Beer!

Isn't it hard to imagine that just 65+ years ago, we 'could' have been taken over by Germany's evil regime - we all owe an eternal debt of gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice -

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ne of the first incidents of the Second World War occurred on Sunday, 17th September 1939, just 2 weeks after war had been declared on Germany, when the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous was sunk by a German U-boat (U29) in the Atlantic to the west of Ireland. A total of 519 of her crew perished, many of them Devon men, including Capt. W.T. Makeig-Jones, whose mother and sister lived at Fremington Road in Seaton. This disaster was felt very deeply by the local people of East Devon, to whom the war was very real and not phoney. Warners Holiday Camp at Seaton was requisitioned and reopened in October 1939 as an internment camp for classified aliens. The camp consisted largely of wooden huts situated close to the seafront. These huts were subject to frequent flooding, so Army huts were soon built on the opposite side of Station Road, and a high barbed wire fence

including Italians. They also arranged for the deportation of a large number to Canada, and the pre-war luxury liner, the Andorra Star, sailed from Liverpool with 1,600 internees aboard, some of whom were from the Seaton camp. During the crossing the ship was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in the Atlantic.

Thank God we haven't had to go back to carrying these about! Very necessary in wartime, the small print makes interesting reading.

erected around the camp complex. Wooden observation towers were also erected at all four corners, manned by armed guards. The camp had a curious mixture of aliens, including Jewish refugees, Germans who had fled from Nazi Germany, other German nationals

and also known Nazis. Forced to live together, they all agreed to an unofficial truce, although fighting did sometimes break out. Later on, when the invasion of England was expected, the British Government decided on the mass internment of all alien subjects,

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In 1940 the RAF came to the area and no.13 Radar Station was built on Beer Head, with a prominent wooden tower and mast. Early in the war, radar was our secret weapon, and it provided early warning of the approach of hitand-run German raiders who were attempting to destroy the naval gun on Cliff Field, which was disguised as a small house. Unfortunately another house nearby, at the corner of Seahill and Castle Hill, was hit and demolished, resulting in the death of the Cartwright family who were having lunch at the time. Other bombs fell in Highwell Road and

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The scene at Seafield Road, Seaton, after the 1943 air raid. The site is now where Jubilee Gardens are situated

At last, on 8th May 1945, peace in Europe came and two days national holiday were declared. Free entertainments, communal lunches and tea parties were held in the streets. In Britain's time-honoured way of signalling victory since the Armada, massive bonfires were lit on prominent sites and a tremendous feeling of relief spread over the whole of East Devon.

Harepath Road, where Mrs Walton, widow of the church organist, and two evacuee girls were killed. An air-raid shelter was built in front of the Church of the Good Shepherd for the use of the townspeople. A landing craft was beached at Seaton after returning from the D-Day landings. On 26th February 1943, Exmouth had its last air raid. Eight Focke-Wulf fighter bombers, sneaking in over the town in daylight, killed about twenty-five men and women, and a little girl. In Sidmouth more than five hundred air-raid alerts were sounded. The town was occasionally machinegunned from the air and sometimes enemy pilots dropped on Sidmouth bombs that had been intended for Exeter. A coastal defence battery was established in the Connaught Gardens, and Army and RAF contingents were stationed in the town. The grounds of the Knowle Hotel were used as a training area for commandos.

Could there ever have been a more important event to celebrate?

Special War Savings weeks were held at intervals throughout East Devon between 1941 and 1945; these comprised War Weapons Week, Warship Week, Wings for Victory Week, Salute the Soldier Week and Thanksgiving Week. Exmouth raised over four million pounds altogether. Ladies at work - Nestle Munitions Factory C 1943

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Theatre Events Sept, Oct & Nov 2010 1st Oct - Colin Fry Free Spirit Show at the Princess Theatre, Torquay. 2nd Oct - Sgt Peppers Only Dartboard Band appearing at Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis.

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Windows and Doors PVC-u or aluminium there is a design to suit any home. Conservatories will add that extra well needed room. Secondary Glazing can be the ideal answer to listed properties. Fascias & Soffits with our continuous aluminium guttering take away the problem of maintenance. Sarnafil flat roof membrane will eliminate leaks for in-excess of 40 years. Solar hot water system will provide up to 70% of your hot water for free every year.

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Butterflies & Moths in East Devon

All pictures taken at Goren Farm in Stockland this summer poplar hawk moth

painted lady

common blue m

common blue f

meadow brown

marbled white small copper

A LOCAL TREASURE - GOREN FARM, STOCKLAND

ringlet

small tortoiseshell

Goren Farm at Stockland is a great place to see wildflower meadows and butterflies. The fields haven't been ploughed in living memory and no chemicals have been used. The results are plain to see, there's a proliferation of wildlife, both wildflowers and insects thrive thanks to ongoing habitat management in the meadows and hedgerows surrounding Goren Farm. You're able to visit the meadows in June and July, it provides a visual feast. In the Spring issue of this magazine, we'll be taking a look at the beautiful wildflower meadows at Goren Farm, which have an abundance of orchids.

large skipper - f

small yellow underwing moth

elephant hawk moth larva

If you're considering starting your own wildflower patch in your garden, Goren sell wildflower seed mixes from their website. Many thanks to Julian Pady at Goren Farm and Peter Vernon for supplying the pictures. For more information, visit: www.goren.co.uk

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MANAGING your MONEY The Importance of ISAs, your weapon against low interest rates Recent investigations by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) show that ISA savers may not be getting a fair deal. Around 11% of Cash ISA holders switch their deposits to a new provider each year. However, following a supercomplaint from watchdog, Consumer Focus, the OFT found that cash ISA transfers take an average of over 26 calendar days (against industry guidelines currently set at 23 working days. Having to wait nearly five weeks after you have made a decision is a long time. In addition, over this period, the OFT found that consumers not only miss out on the higher rates which pushed them to transfer in the first place, there is also a period of up to five days during which they receive no interest at all! The OFT has, unsurprisingly, deemed this unacceptable and has now reached agreement that transfers and interest rates on cash ISAs become more transparent. From 31 December 2010, the OFT recommends that transfers take no longer than 15 working days. Consumer group Which?, however, wants to cut this further, to no longer than 10 days, and also wants a fully electronic transfer system to be set up. The OFT has therefore recommended that research be done to see whether an electronic transfer system is feasible. They also believe the new rate of interest should be

paid from day 15 of the transfer period even if the transfer remains incomplete and that interest rates be published on statements (from 2012). Despite the final disagreements, after so many years delaying the process, it is good to see that something is finally going to be done. For those looking for higher income and willing to take some risk then there is the option to transfer cash ISAs to stocks and shares ISAs. This can be an opportunity to increase income whilst taking a moderate risk with capital. For many retirees income really is the issue since the capital is only valuable in as much as it can produce income. With transfers of this

The current outlook for the economy is still very murky with a fair bit of bad news

type you will be moving up the risk tolerance scale. Also you may have charges for making the transfer and these will vary according to where you invest. Some fund managers allow for a no-initial cost deal (but there are penalties if you transfer out of the fund management group within 5 years). Once you've moved from cash to stocks and shares you can't move back to cash again. However, there are significant benefits at the moment as most cash ISAs are struggling to get near to the rate of inflation. Inves ting in a colle c tive investment via a stocks and shares ISA will allow a good level of income and sometimes the prospect of capital growth. Funds like Invesco and M&G have provided good levels of income

Helen has been advising clients in the East Devon area for the past 18 years and specialises in the provision of retirement and investment advice. Her firm also provides a specialist annuities service for people approaching retirement and newly retired which operates nationally. To find out more about her practice, you can view her company websites at: www.richmondindependent.co.uk For pension annuities visit: www.pension-annuity.co.uk

for investors sometimes on a monthly income basis. The current outlook for the economy is still very murky with a fair bit of bad news amongst the few rays of sunshine. The discussion is still raging about whether we will suffer deflation or rampant inflation and making sure that your investments are well placed to take advantage of the changing situations is important. This is why you should seek financial advice to ensure that you continue to update your investments. I've certainly noticed that the financial landscape has started to change ever more quickly and that reviewing your investments is very important. For those saving towards retirement this is even more critical since many people will not be able to access a decent pension and will have

Helen Mulvaney

BA (Hons), Dip M, Cert PFS Proprietor of Richmond Independent

to wait until about 70 to get state pension. At that point, many people will have to rely more heavily than ever on their savings. If you require advice, please contact me (see advert on top right of next page). Please note that this is purely the author's opinion and does not constitute advice. This is our understanding of current tax and HMRC regulations which can and often do change. Richmond Independent is authorised and regulated by the FSA. Helen Mulvaney 01395 512166

Richmond Independent is an appointed representative of John Ellis IFA Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Kadel Solutions In these recessionary times, it is important to ensure that there are no nasty surprises when it comes to selling capital assets, and that, more importantly, you are maximising all your available reliefs. Did you know: • If your garden or grounds of your home are more than ½ hectare, you may have to pay capital gains when you sell? • If you have a second property, you may be eligible for a lettings relief? • Holiday property owners might be eligible for entrepreneurs relief Call our Chartered Tax Adviser to get a definitive answer.

01297 639973 query@kadelsolutions.co.uk

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