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Summer has arrived! What a summer it's turning out to be, sun, sun and more sun. Cast your mind back to summer 2012 and things were slightly different to say the least. Surely this summer will go down in history, if not for the weather then certainly for our success at Wimbledon this year. Of course it would have been great if a Devonshire lad could have taken the title, but you can't have everything! One big benefit the sun brings is the boost that the local economy gets, it helps tremendously that people are out


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responsible for any costs, loss or damage suffered by any person, persons, or company as a result of any advertisement or article in this magazine. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. All artwork is accepted on the strict condition that permission has been given by the owner for use in this publication. The opinions and comments expressed are purely those of the originators. We do not endorse any products or services advertised within this magazine. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information is correct, the publishers take no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Any person or persons undertaking the circular walk featured within this publication does so entirely at their own risk. If you take children or dogs on the walk, they will require supervision. We strongly advise that prior to travelling to any of the events listed in our What's On sections, that you call the event organisers to check that the event is running at the times and dates specified.

News here at the magazine is Charlotte, our apprentice, who's been with us for nearly 2 years, has done remarkably well and is staying on when she finished her apprenticeship this August. We're now looking to take on a new apprentice, so if you know someone who may be interested, then please give us a call. If you have a business, you may have spoken to our new sales exec Richard, or seen him in local band (Bus Stop Cafe). See Richard's cartoon 'Wilson'. Whilst on the subject of dogs, we're on the lookout for a Jack Russell puppy, if you know of any, please get in touch.

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shoot by Mike Alsford with a beautiful Devonshire lass adorned with clothing from Velveteen Emporium. If you're a fan of COAST & COUNTRY magazine you'll know that we usually feature much landscape photography, but fear not, we're still as committed as ever to bringing glorious images of the local countryside and these will continue in the illustrated countryside walks that we regularly feature.

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Our latest count for magazine outlets is an amazing 935 across South Devon, Exeter and East Devon regions (don't forget you can read all issues online - see left). Enjoy the rest of the summer. Nigel Jones @CoastCountryMag

We've been busy here at the magazine, you'll notice that we now have a proper Editor's Letter and we've rung the changes with the cover, in featuring a photo


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8. Forthcoming Events

45. Nelson's Column

Find out what's not to miss.

John Fisher's sage viewpoint!

16. Live Music Roundup

51. Flatbeare Views

Get the info on local live music!

Ardley digs himself another hole.

18. Art Exhibitions

53. But here's the thing

Forthcoming events & art blog.

Pure conjecture from John Fisher.

26. Fashion & Beauty

54. Mini Cooper

Steampunk and Neo-Victoriana.

Pure motoring nostalgia - Editor.

32. Star Gazing

56. Beer 'n' Boats

With broadcaster Judi Spiers.

A pictorial visit to this busy beach.

34. East Devon AONB

58. Shipwrecks & Sushi

Historian Ted Gosling reflects.

FCR Esgen goes rock pooling.

36. Eating Out

60. Tales of a Yokel

80. Communication

Great places to dine in the region.

Yarns from the inimitable FCR Esgen.

Katina explains why it's good to talk.

40. Bistro Barbecue

64. Alpacas

82. More Planning Tips

Patio living with Amanda Crump.

Funny faces on the farm - Editor.

By local IFA, Helen Mulvaney

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31 Aug - Come and see the Carnival Procession on the 31st Aug, Seaton Carnival Procession, Seaton.

SUMMER TERM SCHEDULE Until 29 Aug - See website for details, Woodbury Dance Studio, Exmouth.

COLYTON CARNIVAL 07 Sep - A great night for all the family, Colyton Carnival Procession, Colyton, 8.00pm.

BALLET FOR ALL AGES. 02 Sep to 01 Nov - Ballet grades follow the RAD syllabus, Woodbury Dance Studio, Woodbury.

SIDMOUTH CARNIVAL 21 Sep - A great night of colour and light, Sidmouth Carnival, Newton Poppleford.



LYME REGIS CARNIVAL PROCESSION 10 Aug - Procession & Fireworks, Lyme Regis Carnival, Lyme Regis.

21 Sep to 22 Sep - Axminster Carnival, Axminster, 8.00pm.

Children PIRATE DAY 02 Aug - Pirate Day at the Tramway with the "Seaton Pearl", Seaton Tramway, Seaton, 10.00am.

WILDLIFE WALK 04 Aug - A Wildlife Walk at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, 2.00pm.

SUMMER FAIR 11 Aug - The Donkey Sanctuary's largest event of the year!, The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth, 10.00am.

PICKLED IMAGE: FIRESIDE TALES WITH GRANDDAD 12 Aug - Another brilliant show in the Marine Theatre's See-Play-Do series for children, The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 2.00pm.

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14 Aug - Big screening of The Goonies in the park, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, 9.00pm.

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WILDLIFE WALK 25 Aug - Wildlife Walk at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, 2.00pm.

Classical Music CONCERT BY KAMMERPHILHARMONIE, COLOGNE 24 Aug - Accomplished group pay return visit with varied, exciting programme, Sidmouth Parish Church Concerts, Sidmouth, 6.30pm.



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11 Aug - Maggie Reeday, Craig Milverton and Pete Allen, tickets £10 on door, 3.00pm.

07 Sep to 15 Sep - Professional artist Rob Crisp’s Solo Exhibition, 10.00am.

BRYAN DAWKINS ART EXHIBITION 17 Aug to 25 Aug - Bryan Dawkins Solo Art Exhibition. Free entry, 10.00am.

08 Sep - Pete Allen’s Solo Jazz Show comes to Kennaway. Tickets £8 on the door, 3.00pm.


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22 Aug - Don’t miss the book launch of Money Go Round with JC & Co, 7.00pm.

GRAND BAROQUE AT EXETER CATHEDRAL 30 Aug - Unique - first UK performances of baroque works with virtuoso performers, Blackdowns Early Music Projects, Exeter, 7.30pm.

ORGAN RECITAL 20 Sep - Organ Recital by Stephen Binnington, Sidmouth Parish Church Concerts, Sidmouth, 12.00am.

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE 22 Aug to 28 Aug - Adult comedy by Ray Cooney, Manor Pavilion Theatre & Arts Centre, Sidmouth.

BARBERSHOPERA - ALL FOR FUN AND FUN FOR ALL! 23 Aug - Blackadder meets Gilbert & Sullivan in a joyous hour of musical comedy, The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm.

"WHY ME?" 02 Sep to 07 Sep - A redundant civil engineer unable to find a job struggles with loss of dignity, Salterton Drama Club, Budleigh Salterton.

Collectors DCAF ANTIQUES SALE 17 Aug - Antique and collectors sale, The Matford Centre, Exeter.

TOY TRAIN AND COLLECTORS FAIR 01 Sep - Catering for all collectors, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, 10.30am.


Community COFFEE MORNING COFFEE MORNING & CRAFT FAYRE 07 Sep - Monthly Saturday coffee morning and craft, table-top sales, Wesley Hall Coffee Morning/Craft Fayre, Exmouth.


the sale of refreshments goes towards Bay FM, Wesley Hall Coffee Morning/ Craft Fayre, Exmouth, 10.00am.

LIONS, BANK HOLIDAY SEAFRONT STALLS 26 Aug - Bank holiday stalls, balloom race, BBQ etc, Budleigh Salterton Lions Club, Budleigh Salterton, 10.00am.

CHARITY CONCERT 15 Oct - BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Show of Hands will be performing contact for more info, Sidmouth Hospiscare, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth, 7.30pm.

Craft WOODBURY WOODTURNERS ANNUAL SHOW 17 Aug - The Biggest Woodturning Club Show in the Southwest, Woodbury Woodturners, Woodbury, 10.00am.

CRAFT AND CHAT CLUB 04 Sep - Wednesday craft and chat club, Maisie Daisy, Sidmouth.

CREATIVE STITCHES AND HOBBYCRAFTS 26 Sep to 29 Sep - Exhibiting thousands of products which you can buy and hundreds of techniques, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, 9.30am. CONTINUED OVERLEAF

03 Aug - Various stalls. Proceeds from

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Western Counties Heavy Horse Society

See Heavy Hoses Working on Sunday 18th August Leigh Barton, East Leigh, Crediton, EX17 6BJ Adults £5 Children free. Refreshments & Craft stalls.

Exhibitions EXHIBITION BY ANDREA AND GARRY MORGAN Until 03 Aug - Mirrors and original artwork of various media in hand made reproduction frames, Axminster Arts Cafe, Axminster, 9.00am.

SARAH THOMAS: 'THE CATCH' Until 08 Sep - A captivating installation which turns the gallery into an underwater world, Lyme Regis ArtsFest, 10.00am.

BATHING MACHINE AND DECK CHAIRS Until 11 Aug - A bathing machine turned museum and 7 story-telling deck chairs at Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis ArtsFest, 10.00am.

OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION Until 24 Aug - Photography Competition at the Malthouse, Town Mill Lyme Regis, Lyme Regis.




Markets EXMOUTH COUNTRY MARKET 02 Aug, 06 Sep - Home made products, tea and coffee available, Exmouth Country Market, Exmouth, 8.30am.

OTTERY ST MARY STREET MARKET 02 Aug, 06 Sep - Choose from an amazing range of local produce, Ottery St Mary Town Council, Ottery St Mary, 8.30am.



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COLYFORD GOOSE FAIR 28 Sep - Don't miss this excellent event, with many villagers dressed in medieval garb, Colyford Goose Fair, Colyford.


05 Aug to 31 Aug - Rose Silk studied Fine Arts at Camberwell School of Arts and Textile Design, Axminster Arts Cafe, Axminster, 9.00am.

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07 Sep - A fun day for all the family with a 'Holiday Time' theme, Chardstock Street Fayre, Axminster, 11.00am.

10 Aug - A variety of local fresh, often organic goods, Bridport Farmers Market, Bridport, 9.00am.


One child goes FREE with a full paying adult OR Buy one senior citizen ticket and receive another FREE!


03 Aug to 10 Aug - The Tiverton Art Society Sizzling Summer Art Show, Tiverton Art Society, Tiverton, 10.30am. 03 Aug to 31 Oct - Vivien Leigh centenary exhibition, Topsham Museum, Topsham, 2.00pm.


HAWKCHURCH VILLAGE FETE 26 Aug - All the fun of the fair, Hawkchurch Village Fete, Hawkchurch.

13 Aug - David Bowie (exhibition from the Victoria & Albert museum), The Gateway, Seaton, 6.45pm.

THROUGH A WINDOW - MORCOMBELAKE ART GROUP 24 Aug to 26 Aug - Painting and printmaking - prints, cards and refreshments also available, Ronnie Creswell, Bridport, 10.00am.

17 Aug - Many food stalls selling fresh, tempting local produce in the visitor car park, Killerton House, Broadclyst, 10.30am.

NORMANDY MARKET 08 Sep - French Market from Normandy visits Seaton in East Devon, Seaton & District Chamber of Commerce, Seaton.

KILLERTON FARMERS' & LOCAL PRODUCE MARKET 21 Sep - Many food stalls selling fresh, tempting local produce in the visitor car park, Killerton House, Broadclyst, 10.30am.

FARMERS MARKET 21 Sep - Farmers Market at The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth, 9.00am. CONTINUED OVERLEAF

KATHY LITTLE SOLO EXHIBITION 06 Sep to 05 Oct - Beautiful new collection of paintings by this popular Northern Artist, Artwave West, Morecombelake, 10.00am.

Fairs YARCOMBE TERRIER RACING 03 Aug - Annual fun event, hot food and drinks, Terrier Racing Yarcombe, Yarcombe.

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SOUTHLEIGH FAYRE 14 Aug - Traditional country fayre in the picturesque village of Southleigh, Southleigh Country Fair, Colyton, 2.00pm.

DALWOOD VILLAGE FAIR 17 Aug - Fun event that draws in the crowds, Dalwood Fair, Dalwood.

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BEER REGATTA 2013 10 Aug to 17 Aug - Family week of fun, Beer Regatta, Beer.

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23 Aug to 26 Aug - A Flower Festival in the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist Colaton Raleigh, 11.00am.

TOWN CRIER COMPETITION 08 Sep - Enjoy the ancient tradition, Seaton & District Chamber of Commerce, Seaton, 11.00am.


19 Sep to 22 Sep - Words By The Sea. One of the country's best small literary festivals, Budleigh Salterton.

LYME REGIS ARTSFEST 21 Sep to 29 Sep - Nine-day arts festival offering exhibitions, events, workshops & an Art Trail, Lyme Regis ArtsFest, Lyme Regis.

MUSIC FESTIVALS SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK 02 Aug to 09 Aug - Week long seaside celebration of music, dance and song: something for everyone, Sidmouth Folk Week, Sidmouth.

BLACKDOWN HILLS BEER FEST 09 Aug to 10 Aug - Blackdown Hills Beer & Music Festival, Blackdown Hills Beer and Music Festival, Smeatharpe, 6.00pm.

BEAUTIFUL DAYS FESTIVAL 16 Aug to 18 Aug - Family music festival which is in its 11th year, Beautiful Days Festival, Ottery St Mary.

LYME FOLK WEEKEND 2013 30 Aug to 01 Sep - Lyme's 1st ever folk weekend will host some of the finest British folk acts!, The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.00pm.

BICTON FEST 2013 31 Aug to 01 Sep - Devon's brand new Music fest ft some of the best upcoming artists in the UK!, On Track Music Events, Bicton, 12.00am.

Market Days HONITON STREET MARKET 01 Aug to 28 Sep - Enjoy East Devon's



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major street market. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, Honiton Street Market, Honiton.

SATURDAY MARKET 03 Aug - Wide range of items for all ages, Matthews Hall, Topsham.

SIDMOUTH COMMUNITY MARKET 10 Aug, 14 Sep - Regular marketplace for small local producers, Sidmouth Community Market, Sidmouth.

FLEA MARKET 31 Aug - Saturday flea market, The Matford Centre, Exeter.

OTTERY ST MARY COMMUNITY MARKET 31 Aug, 28 Sep - Ottery St Mary Community Market at the Institute on Yonder St 9:30-12:30, Ottery St Mary United Reformed Church, Ottery St Mary, 9.30am.

Heritage ALLHALLOWS MUSEUM Until 20 Aug - Museum displays the most comprehensive collection of Honiton Lace in the world, Allhallows Museum of Lace & Local Antiquities, Honiton, 9.30am.

AXE VALLEY HERITAGE MUSEUM Until 20 Aug - Museum covers all aspects of the Axe Valley: history, archaeology & much more, Axe Valley Heritage Musuem, Seaton.

BILL DOUGLAS CENTRE Until 20 Aug - Museum dedicated to the experience of the moving image. Open Mon to Fri, Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, Exeter, 10.00am.

EXMOUTH MUSEUM Until 25 Aug - Museum tells the story of how a fishing hamlet grew into a thriving town, Exmouth Museum, Exmouth, 10.30am.

COLDHARBOUR MILL Until 31 Aug - A beautifully preserved Georgian spinning mill, Coldharbour Mill, Exeter.

LYME REGIS MUSEUM Until 31 Aug - Museum is situated at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis Museum, Lyme Regis.

TALK - UPLYME PARISH CHURCH 01 Aug - Jane Austen - a family insight. a talk by Dianas Shervington, Uplyme, 7.30pm.

Rally & Motor MORRIS MINOR OWNERS CLUB (DEVON AREA) 18 Aug - Classic vehicle gathering, Historic Transport Club, Exmouth.


HONITON HILL RALLY 25 Aug to 26 Aug - A working rally with a selection of farming machinery, steam engines, etc, Honiton Hill Rally, Honiton, 9.00am.

WHOTT HISTORIC BUS & COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RALLY 08 Sep - Featuring classic buses, coaches and lorries. Trade stands offering books etc, Westpoint Arena, Exeter, 10.00am.

SIDMOUTH CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND FAMILY DAY 21 Sep - Sidmouth Classic Car Show and Family Day, Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce, Sidmouth, 12.00am.


SID VALLEY ANNUAL GARDENING & CRAFT SHOW 17 Aug - Flowers, fruit/veg, homecraft, handicraft, children's and many other classes, Sid Valley Horticultural Society, Sidford, 2.00pm.

HEAVY HORSES WORKING 18 Aug - See Heavy Horses Working using a variety of vintage farm implements, Western Counties Heavy Horse Society, Crediton, 11.00am.

ANTIQUES ROAD SHOW (ON CATHEDRAL GREEN) 12 Sep - Leading antique and fine art specialists on hand to offer advice, Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, 9.30am.




01 Aug - Big event & showcase for the best of local farming, crafts and rural skills,, Honiton Agricultural Show, Honiton, 8.00am.

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OPERATIC SOCIETY 01 Aug to 10 Aug - I.C.O.S. presents 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum', Budleigh S. Chamber of Commerce, Budleigh Salterton, 7.00pm.

BIG SCREEN IN THE PARK 14 Aug to 17 Aug - 3 amazing movies shown (PG to 12a), Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, 9.00pm.

Until 30 Aug - East Devon Slot Racing Club. Model car racing "Scalextric" style on 75 foot 5, East Devon Slot Racing Club, Honiton, 7.30pm.

JURASSIC CLASSIC CYCLE RIDE 11 Aug - Cycle fundraising event, Exmouth, 8.00am.

CLASSIC VEHICLE GATHERING 18 Aug - Torbay Mods will be showing off their scoots, Torbay Mods Scooter Club, Exmouth.

THE CHALLENGE AND GILBEY 29 Aug to 01 Sep - First played in 1900, Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club.

WISCOMBE PARK - FIVE CLUBS 07 Sep to 08 Sep - Motor sport- speed hill climb, Wiscombe Park, Southleigh, 10.00am.

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20 Sep - Devon plays host to series 6 of The Tour and the stage starts in Sidmouth, Tour of Britain, Sidmouth.

Theatre SALIDA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: FORMBY 11 Aug - Formby is a funny and thoughtful look at the life of a great British tale, The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm.

BLITHE SPIRIT 12 Sep to 18 Sep - Paul Taylor Mills presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, Manor Pavilion Theatre & Arts Centre, Sidmouth. CONTINUED OVERLEAF

Axe Valley Heritage Association

Independent Co-educational School

Seaton Museum, Seaton Town Hall Open Mon - Fri 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-5pm

Children’s Art/ Painting Competition

Open Day

Saturday 28 September

Make a picture of your favourite objects in the museum or the part of the museum that you like the most Age Groups: Up to 9 years Age Groups: 9-16 years

Senior School (11-18) Boarding and Day

Open morning at 10.00am Prep School (3-11) Day

Open afternoon at 1.30pm • Happy and fulfilling all-round education

Pictures may be designed or painted in the museum or at home after a visit to the museum

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August & September 2013

Forthcoming Events OTHELLO (LIVE STREAMING) 26 Sep - Othello, live streaming from the National Theatre, The Gateway, Seaton, 7.00pm.

CALENDAR GIRLS 01 Oct to 06 Oct - Very popular play best known for its film version, Sidmouth Amateur Dramatic Society, Sidmouth, 7.45pm.

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Until 30 Aug - Bird of Prey Displays and Hands on experiences, Yarak of Birds of Prey, Langford, 10.00am.


ROCKPOOL RAMBLE 06 Aug - Discover amazing life in Beer rock pools with EDDC Countryside rangers, East Devon Countryside Team, Beer, 12.00am. REPTILE RAMBLE 08 Aug - Thursday morning reptile ramble, East Devon Countryside Team, Sidmouth, 9.00am.

WET 'N' WILD SUMMER FESTIVAL 16 Aug to 17 Aug - Free event on the Wetlands - wildlife, games and food - fun for all ages, East Devon Countryside Team, Seaton, 8.00am.


Until 03 Aug - Visit Edcott, Escot's living history anglo saxon village, Escot Park and Gardens, Ottery St Mary, 10.00am. 02 Aug to 30 Aug - Pistols at sundown! Draw your water pistol ready for water wars in the maze!, Escot Park and Gardens, Ottery St Mary, 4.00pm.

BIRD FEEDER MAKING 06 Aug to 07 Aug - Make your own bird feeder with Escot's Nature Rangers, Escot Park and Gardens, Ottery St Mary, 10.30am.


WILD FORAGING WITH JOHN WRIGHT 09 Sep - Introduction to Wild Foraging - talk by John Wright of River Cottage, East Devon Countryside Team, Seaton, 6.30pm.




BUTTERFLY WALK 10 Aug - Butterfly walk to see Wood White and Dingy Skipper, Butterfly Conservation Devon Branch, Branscombe Mouth, 1.30pm.

EAST DEVON AONB 50TH ANNIVERSARY 20 Sep - Celebrate the 50th anniversary

Until 01 Oct - Escot is one of the few places in the UK to see red squirrels, Escot Park and Gardens, Ottery St Mary.

12 Aug - Open Air Theatre Performance of Treasure Island for the whole family, Escot Park and Gardens, Ottery St Mary, 6.00pm.

THE BIG TREETOP ADVENTURE 24 Aug to 25 Aug - Get a birds eye view by learning how to climb big trees and whizz down!, Escot Park and Gardens, Ottery St Mary.

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Pecorama PECO LOCO WEEK AT PECORAMA 19 Aug to 23 Aug - Peco Loco Week at Pecorama, Beer, 10.00am.

BANK HOLIDAY RAILWAY GALA AT PECORAMA 24 Aug to 26 Aug - Bank Holiday Railway Gala at Pecorama, Beer, 10.00am.

Powderham ROMEO & JULIET 15 Aug - Performed by The Festival Players. Story of young love and family feuds, Powderham Castle, Exeter.

WONDERLAND WEEK 25 Aug to 30 Aug - Follow Alice down the rabbit hole to meet the weird & wonderful characters, Powderham Castle, Exeter.

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August & September 2013


BUS STOP CAFE 2 Aug - Returning to open the Folk Festival with live rock and pop, Dukes, Sidmouth, 9.00-11.00pm.

BUS STOP CAFE 8 Aug - Live afternoon music from Bus Stop Cafe, music from the 60's to the present, The Volunteer Inn, Sidmouth, 3.00-5.00pm.

WIRED 17 Aug - groovy lively function band, Prospect Inn, Exeter, 9.30-11.45pm.

BARB JUNGR 22 Aug - one of the best nightclub singers in the world, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.45pm.

PETE ALLEN 11 Aug - jazz from the maestro, with Craig Milverton & Maggie Reeday, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, 3pm.

DART VALLEY STOMPERS 18 Aug - let the band entertain you while you enjoy your Sunday lunch, The Tanist Shed, The Quay, Exeter, 12.30-3.30pm.





7 Sep - popular covers from the 60s through to now, Volunteer Inn, Honiton, 9pm.

WIRED 14 Sep - groovy lively function band, The Bishop Blaize, Exeter, 9.30pm.

THE LATESHIFT 21 Sep - entertaining at Exmouth Mayor’s Charity Ball, Exmouth Bowling Complex, 9-12 midnight.

HONEST JOHN & RAY BEAVIS 28 Sep - saxophone and guitar duo, New Inn, Alphington, 9-11pm.

21 Sep - jazz at the Sidmouth Classic Car Rally, Sidmouth Cricket Ground.


MOCHARA 1 Aug - Maurice Dickson & Catherine Ashcroft, with original and traditional Irish songs and tunes, Otterton Mill, Otterton, 8pm.

4 Aug - Sunday lunch, a glass of wine and swing jazz, The Grove, Exmouth, 2-4pm.

LEKAN BABALOLA 9 Aug - The Afrobeat Messengers (Tour), one of the most extraordinary percussionists in jazz and world music, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis.

7 Aug - Jackie Oates and more big names, Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth, 8-10.30pm.

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

GADJO 7 Aug - spectacular gipsy folk act, Jurassic Folk & Acoustic, Grove Nite Club, Seaton, 7.45pm.

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8 Aug - rousing vibrant extravaganza, Bulverton marquee, Sidmouth, 8.1510.30pm.

21 Sep - awesomely talented blues guitarist, Evolution Cafe, Exeter, 9pm.


29 Sep - bluesy Americana and cult British folk, Topsham Folk Club, Matthews Hall, Topsham, 8pm.

18 Sep - Scottish singer/songwriter whose music is hauntingly dark yet refreshingly uplifting, Exeter Phoenix, 8pm.










3 Aug - Soul Time, Exmouth Pavilion, 8.30pm. 24 Aug - awesomely talented blues guitarist, Yarcombe Inn, Yarcombe, 9pm.



21 Sep - American and English folk and jazz, The Bridge Inn, Exeter.

9 Aug - flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and composer, Otterton Mill, Otterton, 8pm. 11 Aug - Sunday lunch, and jazz from the 1920s through to the 40s, Golden Lion Inn, Tipton St John, 1-3.30pm.


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Tel: 01823 321191

14 Sep - swing jazz guitar player and singer, Evolution, Exeter.

23 Aug - popular party band, The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple, 9-11.30pm.


The Blackdown Hills Beer & Music Festival raises money for schools and community groups and gives everyone - regardless of age, ability, experience or income - the opportunity to enjoy making music. The Festival has helped to establish various bands - from Samba to SKA to steel. Whatever the weather, a Blackdown Steel Band will bring you ‘The Sound of Sunshine’ - see one at Sidmouth Folk Week or local Carnivals. Late on the Saturday, The Man From Funkle take the stage, giving you a rare chance to check out this professional party band at a public gig; with a playlist covering soul, funk and disco, modern pop and rock.

19 Sep - Five Faces Tour, Exeter Corn Exchange, 7.30pm.

31 Aug - the South West’s premier covers band, Mama Stone’s, Exeter, 10pm.

8 Sep - solo show from the maestro, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, 3-5.30pm.



Friday 9th & Saturday 10th August BLACKDOWN HILLS BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL Cherry Hayes Farm, Smeatharpe

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23 Aug - second generation reggae vocalist group, Exeter Phoenix, 8pm. 25 Aug - Glam Rock Boat Trip, glam rock party with pirates as hosts, Exmouth Marina, 6-9.30pm

THE MAGIC NUMBERS 6 Sep - alternative rock acoustic show, Exeter Phoenix, 8pm.

MADINA LAKE 23 Sep - Farewell Tour of these Chicago Alternative Rockers, The Cavern Club (standing only), Exeter, 8pm.

photo courtesy of The Manfreds, taken by Judy Totton

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Thursday 19th September, 7.30pm THE MANFREDS - Exeter Corn Exchange

The Manfreds, with original front man Paul Jones, visit Exeter on their Five Faces Tour 2013. They’ll be performing tracks from their acclaimed album 'The Five Faces of Manfred Mann', which is to be re-released as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, and a wonderful mix of their biggest hits and the jazz and blues songs for which they are famous. Paul will be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on lead guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on saxophone/flute. Tickets: £17.50 - £19.50. Corn Exchange, George Street, Exeter EX1 1BU Tel: 01392 665866

Saturday 31st August, 11am-11.30pm SOUND OF SIRENS - BictonFest

Sunday 29th September, 8pm STATE OF THE UNION Topsham Folk Club

Exeter-based Sound of Sirens - three girls, two guitars and one stomp box - turn heads with their jaw-dropping performances, inspired harmonies and superb vocals. Since winning’s Battle of the Bands, they have been gigging regularly throughout the UK at festivals and music venues - see them on the Acoustic Stage at the inaugural BictonFest on 31st August. Tickets: £15. The Sirens - Abbe, Lisa, and Hannah - started by putting their own twist on artists as diverse as Fall Out Boy, The Beatles, Christina, Coldplay and Muse and then moved on to writing their own material. Their new EP, ‘It’s Me, I’m Here’ is available on iTunes. There’s no doubt that this is a band to watch. Bictonfest, Bicton College, East Budleigh EX9 7BY

Tel: 01395 562400

photo courtesy State Of The Union, taken by Richard Ecclestone

In the grand tradition of ‘The Special Relationship’, cult British singer/songwriter Boo Hewerdine and Bluesy Americana stalwart Brooks Williams have got together to form State Of The Union. With their hook-laden songs, fiery and emotional guitarplaying, and soulful vocals, it’s no wonder they have gained an enthusiastic following. As part of their UK tour, they take in Topsham Folk Club in September. Tickets: £12 (adv), £14 (door). 01392 875332. Topsham Folk Club, Matthews Hall, Topsham.


Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis "The Little Theatre By The Sea”

The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, is a rare and charismatic venue with a rich history - from sea baths, to Drill Hall, to theatre, to cinema, to American forces canteen, and now once again a very special theatre. Here there are plays and performances to suit every taste, a Youth Theatre, lots of live music and strong community involvement, including hosting Salsa and Adult Tap classes.

The Marine can also be a quirky and unusual venue for your wedding reception, with a large auditorium to seat your guests, a dance floor and the stage for speeches and live music. Contact them to let them know your requirements. On 9th August, Grammy award-winning Nigerian percussionist Lekan Babalola will be performing his uplifting African Grooves on the main stage with his band The Afrobeat Messengers, bringing to Lyme a musical and cultural treat. The show mixes contemporary with traditional and will feature UK and Nigerian musicians. Tickets: £14 Doors open at 7.45pm.

The Lyme Youth Theatre runs classes and workshops for young people between 5-21 during term-time Saturdays and puts on performances here and elsewhere. Upstairs the new Stage Door Bar is a theatre bar with a difference - 'shabby-chic' they call it. Lighting and props are stored alongside the bar, making for an intimate creative atmosphere just right for jazz and blues.

Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QB Tel: 01297 442394. Box Office: 01297 442138 For more events visit

As part of the celebrations surrounding Guitars On The Beach, on 7th September, at 6.30pm, the Marine will be staging The Kids Are Alright, with 10 local bands playing their five best song-sets. Tickets: £10.

Guitars On The Beach photo courtesy of Kate Brayben, one of the many performers during Aug/ Sept 13

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Forthcoming Art Exhibitions August & September 2013

Manda Beaching - 'Three Fishes' - Isca Gallery

Tony Beaver - 'Water' - The Marle Gallery Mike Bernard - 'Overlooking Beer Beach' - Marine House at Beer

GALLERIES MADE IN BRITAIN Until 01 Aug - Exhibition featuring work by Chris Orr MBE RA, Brook Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am.

OTTERTON MILL Until 17 Aug - Traditional artisan and beautiful contemporary artworks within the Mill shop, Otterton Mill, Otterton, 10.00am.

GILLIAN AYRES Until 31 Aug - This exhibition features the printmaking of Gillian Ayres, Royal Albert Memorial Museum RAMM, Exeter.

IN BLOOM Until 03 Aug - IN BLOOM www. Work from 13 Southwest artists, Barbara Green, Tiverton, 11.00am.

BESIDE THE SEASIDE Until 28 Aug - Upstairs Gallery, Town Mill Arts Guild, Lyme Regis, 10.30am.

THE PLACE OF MANY MANSIONS Until 31 Aug - Richard Adams Stately and unstately homes of his creation, Hybrid, Honiton. EVOLVER PRIZE 2013 Until 31 Aug - Artists, photographers and designers compete annually for the prize of £500, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton. THE MARLE SUMMER EXHIBITION Until 31 Aug - An eclectic, delightful, inspiring, and artquenching tour of artists work, The Marle Gallery, Axminster.

Catherine Osbond - 'Sidmouth Beach' - East Devon Art

TheMarleGallery contemporary fine art & ceramics Open Tues - Sat 10.30 - 5.00

Sun 2.00 - 4.30

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EXHIBITIONS Made in Britain

Until 1 Aug - Professor Chris Orr MBE RA headlines Brook’s Summer exhibition, as well as Sir Peter Blake, Norman Ackroyd, John Piper and other selected artists.

Barbara Rae CBE RA

10 to 13 Sep - The most stunning collections of abstract works by one of the UK’s most recognised artists.

Linda Mattock - 'Tango' - Artwave West

hybrid art & design for your home and garden

EXHIBITIONS The Marle Summer Exhibition

Until 31 August - An eclectic, delightful, inspiring, and art-quenching tour of Marle Gallery artists.

Tony Beaver - Solo Show

17 Sept to 26 Oct - Pirvate View and talk 14 Sept 3 to 7pm. Featuring “The Tommy Cooper Experience”. Works concerned with the elevation of the unremarkable to a place full of meaning and glory. Victoria Place, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NQ 01297 639970


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The Place Of Many Mansions 27 Jul to 31 Aug Richard Adams - Stately and unstately homes of his creation.

A Sweet Disorder

14 Sep to 12 Oct Irene Jones unveils a disarray of compelling portraits from her mind.

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Evolver Prize 2013 13 Jul to 31 Aug An exhibition of the top 50 selected cover designs for the July/Aug edition of Evolver.

intoLACE 14 Sep to 2 Nov Contemporary artists explore lace in this collaborative exhibition with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

Art Galleries

Richard Adams - 'Whispering Towers' - Hybrid Gallery David Inshaw - 'Pyrotechnics' - Slader's Yard

M.BENTHAM, C.GARRATT & R.ORGAN - STILL LIFE 15 Sep to 06 Oct - Still Life paintings by Martin Bentham, Christopher Garratt & Robert Organ, The Art Room, Topsham.

SUMMER EXHIBITION Until 31 Aug - One of the most diverse and thrilling mixed artist exhibitions of the year, Artwave West, Morecombelake, 10.00am. THIS CITY'S CENTRE Until 22 Sep - A contemporary portrait of an English rural city, Royal Albert Memorial Museum RAMM, Exeter. WASTED Until 29 Sep - Exploring the life-giving potential of "discarded" body parts, Royal Albert Memorial Museum RAMM, Exeter. EXETER'S FINE ART 01 Aug to 15 Oct - An exhibition of paintings by Charles Ginner and Robert Bevan, Royal Albert Memorial Museum RAMM, Exeter.

JOHN HAMMOND SHOWING AT MARINE HOUSE AT BEER 21 Sep to 04 Oct - Solo show of new works by John Hammond, Marine House at Beer.

Moira Huntly - 'Great Fryup Dale' - Marine House at Beer

BARBARA RAE CBE RA 10 Sep to 13 Sep - The most stunning collections of abstract works at Brook Gallery, Budleigh Salterton, 10.30am. A SWEET DISORDER 14 Sep to 12 Oct - Irene Jones unveils a disarray of compelling portraits from her mind, Hybrid, Honiton.

OUT AND ABOUT 08 Aug to 28 Aug - Courtyard Gallery Exhibition, Town Mill Arts Guild, Lyme Regis, 10.30am.

TONY BEAVER - SOLO SHOW 14 Sep to 26 Oct - Tony's work elevates the unremarkable to a place of meaning and glory, The Marle Gallery, Axminster. EXHIB'N LACE ARTIST/ MAKERS - THELMA HULBERT 14 Sep to 02 Nov - An exhibition of lace by artists/makers at Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton, 10.00am. Janice Falkner 'Bridge Street in the Village of Sidbury' Sidbury Art Group

ROBERT JENNISON RWA & JO GOLESWORTHY 11 Aug to 01 Sep - Robert Jennison RWA and Jo Golesworthy, painting and sculpture, The Art Room, Topsham.

Old Bell House, Victoria Place, Axminster EX13 5NQ Open 10-4; Tues-Sat

BRYAN DAWKINS ART EXHIBITION 17 Aug to 25 Aug - An exhibition of Bryan’s latest marine and landscape paintings, Kennaway House, Sidmouth, 10.30am.

Apple Tree Galleries A Variety of Local Artisans on Show A treasure trove of over 55 talented local artists and crafters exhibiting a wide variety of styles and media offering something for every taste. Our comfortable Coffee Lounge provides locally sourced drinks and cake. Our Classes and Workshops schedule is on our website.

MASTERS OF THE MOOR: WILLIAM AND FJ WIDGERY 01 Sep to 27 Oct - An exhibition of works by father and son William and FJ Widgery, Royal Albert Memorial Museum RAMM, Exeter.

Vic Bromwich - 'Evening Stroll' - Seaton & Dist Art Society

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Contemporary British Art, Furniture & Craft. Licensed Café.


What’s on show at the gallery John Hammond 21 Sep - 4 Oct

John is firmly established as one of Marine House’s top artists with his magnificent studies of sea, landscapes and townscapes. This will be his eighth solo show at Marine House which is always one of our highlights of the year.

Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LS 01395 516284

Naturally Devon, Neil Hampson til 2 Aug Folk Week Exhibition 3-11 Aug Summer School 12-23 Aug Mixed Exhibition 24-30 Aug Exeter Art Society 31 Aug - 6 Sept Devon Open Studios 7-22 Sept

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


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Art tuition available throughout the year. A selection of work may be viewed on-line at Open every day 11am-5pm, including Sunday

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David West gilded wood carvings 3rd Aug - 22 Sept

David Inshaw recent paintings 28 Sept - 17 Nov

Petter Southall furniture Craft & accessories by leading British designer makers. 01308 459511

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Aug & Sept 2013

OIL PAINTING COURSE 07 Aug to 08 Aug - The secret to good oil painting is what lies underneath., The Old Pavilion Courses, Honiton, 10.00am. MIXED MEDIA $ 12 Aug to 14 Aug - An experimental and fun course using mixed media. £30 a day., East Devon Art, Sidmouth, 10.00am. SIMLE WAYS TO PAINT WOODLAND SCENES 20 Aug - Learn to Paint Attractive Watercolours with Graham W Fleet at West Hill, EX11, Graham Fleet, Ottery St Mary, 10.00am. LANDSCAPE PAINTING 20 Aug to 21 Aug - We are in the right place for learning how to paint a landscape!, The Old Pavilion Courses, Honiton, 10.00am. MIXED MEDIA $ 21 Aug to 23 Aug - An experimental and fun course using a wide

range of media. £30 a day., East Devon Art, Sidmouth, 10.00am. DRAWING COURSE 28 Aug to 29 Aug - Learn to draw with a soft pencil, and lots of other things as well!, The Old Pavilion Courses, Honiton, 10.00am. SIMPLE WAYS TO PAINT AUTUMN SCENERY 17 Sep - Learn to Paint Attractive Watercolours with Graham W Fleet at West Hill, EX11, Graham Fleet, Ottery St Mary, 10.00am.

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LIFE DRAWING 21 Sep to 22 Sep - Masses of help to get to grips with the female model, on paper of course!, The Old Pavilion Courses, Honiton, 10.00am. SIMPLE WAYS TO PAINT BEACH & COASTAL SCENES 24 Sep - Learn to Paint Attractive Watercolours with Graham W Fleet at West Hill EX11, Graham Fleet, Ottery St Mary, 10.00am.

intoLACE from 14 Sept Thelma Hulbert Gallery are preparing for their exciting Autumnal show intoLACE - an exhibition in partnership with The Devon Guild of Craftsmen. The show will include pieces from artist Catherine Bertola’s series Bluestockings. These elaborately decorated ink drawings reflect

Imogen Luddy - ‘Well Connected’ her on-going interest in the historic production of lace often produced by working class women and worn by the type of wealthy women who were members of the Bluestocking Society. Bertola, who has also exhibited at the V&A, shows her fascination with the historic role of women both as keeper of the (clean) home and as often unacknowledged, undervalued craft producers. She also explores the old hierarchy of crafts, which placed textiles (traditionally made at home by women) below such ‘male’ crafts as furniture production or ceramics.

“We have such fantastic local lace heritage in Honiton. THG is really proud to showcase contemporary National and South West makers referencing lace in their work to continue the Honiton lacemaking tradition, highlight local lace-making and take it to a modern audience.” intoLACE will launch with an installation created over two days by 24 local women who will work alongside artist Andrea Stokes. We are aiming to cover all ten of our enormous Georgian sash windows with intricate lace drawings to create the illusion of the building being veiled with net curtains. The project aims to involve local women of all ages and backgrounds not necessarily with any prior experience of art-making, who will work together to create the piece. As well as the artworks in the gallery, there will lace-inspired products for sale in the shop, lace demonstrations and a range of workshops and free family activities. Along with Honiton Library, we will be offering creative activities as part of the largest drawing festival in the world - The Big Draw! Everyone is welcome to come and participate see exhibition lists for details.

Blog Other artworks in the show include Imogen Luddy’s everyday objects - such as cake stands and plates - transformed with lace


details and Helen Snell’s threedimensional laser-cut lace images. In addition to collaborating with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen who will also be showing sitespecific installations, we are working closely with Allhallows Museum in Honiton. The museum has an extraordinary collection of lace and its applications as well as providing a hub for local lacemaking. Gallery Curator Angela Blackwell explained,


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g o Bl John Hammond - ‘Venice Gold’ - 80 x 80cms - £4750

Amanda Popham - ‘Word on the Street’ - 40cms - £525

Charlie O’Sullivan - ‘Lovebirds’ - 30 x 30cms - £995

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01297 625144 Bob Crooks - ‘Turquoise + Green Pi Bowl’ - £550

AN ARTFUL SUMMER IN BEER Both Marine House and Steam Gallery have probably the best selection of paintings, studio glass and ceramics for sale in the South West. To tempt you we have shown here works by a few of our most successful artists and craftspeople. We always show a wide selection of work by each artist and they can also be viewed on our web site.

We also stage solo shows of distinguished artists. A date for your diary worth noting is the solo show by the fine landscape artist John Hammond which starts on Saturday 21st September and finishes on Friday 4th October. Contact the gallery for a free colour catalogue and an invitation to the private view from 11.00am on Saturday 21st September. for What's On, visit: eastdevonhub

Mike Bernard - ‘Yachts, Sidmouth’ - 12 x 24ins - £1850

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Summer Exhibition Until 31st August Artists contributing their talent to this impressive annual show, include Donna Goold whose enchanting seascapes focus deeply on colour, capturing and treasuring even the most subtle shades to create an effervescent effect; and celebrated BAFTA winning costume designer Linda Mattock whose talent also extends to painting, through which she has also forged a career as an accomplished artist. Gallery favourites, Stephen Bishop and Claire Wiltsher will also have a significant presence in the show. Sara Dudman - ‘Pack’

Kathy Little

Linda Mattock - ‘From the Blue Mountains’

6th September - 5th October Animated brushwork, flowing surfaces of paint, and drawn line that inscribes the surface characterize the evocative landscapes of Kathy Little. The hills, meadows, forests, and more particularly the riverbanks of the North of England, a dramatic and rugged environment with its echoes of English Romanticism, are the subject matter for her new compelling emotive paintings. She begins with sketchbook studies to capture the essence of locations, but the resulting studio scale paintings are made more from the experience and memory of place. This sense that the image can evolve and develop during the process of painting gives the work a freedom of expression that reveals a profound connection with the natural environment.

Donna Goold - ‘Shrouded Intensity’

Kathy Little - ‘Autumn Sky’

Kathy Little - ‘Distant Sea’

Kathy Little - ‘Windy Day’

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The Art Room Robert Jennison RWA Jo Golesworthy

10th August to 1st September Robert Jennison is a seasoned exhibitor whose reputation as an outstanding painter and draftsman precedes him. A life time’s dedication to art education followed by nearly 30 years of working as a professional artist makes Jennison one of the regions most successful and celebrated artists. Jennison studied at the West of England College of Art, Bristol. He taught Art in secondary schools in Gloucestershire and Bristol until 1965 when he joined the staff of St Luke’s College, Exeter as Lecturer in Art Education and Art History, specialising in graphics, printmaking and photography. After the College merged with the University of Exeter as the School of Education he taught on the postgraduate Art Education course. During this time he was also external examiner in Wales for the B.Ed. Degree for three years, and with HMI he organised courses for practising art teachers in Somerset. During the 1980s he lectured on 20th Century British Art for the Beloit College USA Summer School in Britain. Jennison left teaching in 1984. He has exhibited paintings, prints and photographs regularly since 1961, with solo shows in London, Milan, Belfast, Bristol and Exeter. He is a member of the Royal West of England Academy and exhibits regularly with the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast. His work is represented in public and private collections in Europe, Canada and the USA. Now in his 8th decade, Robert continues to produce vigorous landscape paintings from his East Devon studio. The subject is often Dartmoor or Brittany, each work is based on a series of drawings and photographs exploring the subject itself and the change from being ‘of’ the subject to being ‘about’ it. Jo Golesworthy was born in Devon in1962; she studied at Exeter College of Art & Design, Brighton Polytechnic and the Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust. She has exhibited with; the St Ives Society of Artists; Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton; South West Academy and the National Gallery of Lyme Regis. Her work is in the permanent collection of the RD&E Hospital, Exeter and the University of Exeter. She has commissioned pieces in private collections through out the UK and Europe. Her unique limestone sculptures are derived from images of pollen as revealed by a Scanning Electron Microscope and from botanic illustration and carvings. She is interested in micro-habitats, particularly where wild plants and human activity mix. The forms are hand-constructed 'wet' using direct modelling onto a ceramic core. The Art Room, 8a The Strand, Topsham, EX3 OJB Open weekends and Wednesdays, 11am to 5pm



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Well-known presenter, broadcaster and dyed-in-the-wool Devonian Judi Spiers gives COAST & COUNTRY readers a glimpse into the lives of the great and good.

conference to launch the venture in the 13th century

Jeremy Jackson At a time when so many people

Palazzo Comunale. It was obviously meant to be because

are looking for businesses to make a quick buck, itʼs rather refreshing to fi nd

unbeknown to Jeremy at the time, Ferrara University is twinned with Exeter University.

someone whose aim is to set up a business to put something back. Jeremy Jackson from Woodbury is one such man. An artist himself, a former

Well, I have just returned from the fi rst Avent holiday in which I got down and very dirty with pastels under the

public relations executive and a writer, Jeremy worked with the Samaritans for 12 years and

Judi blending and smudging, the first time since ‘A’ levels!

World Heritage site about 45 minutes from Bologna. Itʼs a walled city which grew up around the River Po and became an intellectual and artistic center that attracted

Jeremy Jackson The man behind AventArt enterprise

he and his wife Joy, fostered troubled children for a decade. A true philanthropist of all the things that he has been involved, Jeremy says, “They

have given me more than I have given them.” Although as he admits he is not a ʻyoung manʼ, he is bursting with ideas and his latest came to him on discovering Ferrara in Italy. Ferrara is a UNESCO


the greatest minds of the Italian renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries and as he told me, “I fell in love with it

launch AventArt and Avent Holidays with a percentage of the revenue going to charity. The aim is to take artists from Devon to Ferrara and in time bring Italian artists to Devon. The locals have embraced the scheme whole-heartedly and threw a splendid press

expert tutelage of Exeter based artist Rebecca de Mendonca! What a great experience and opportunity! A one-time design assistant to televisionʼs Kevin McCloud she has worked on several West End shows with some of the countries leading theatre designers and with The English National Ballet. Now I havenʼt picked up a paintbrush since my ʻAʼ levels and have never used a pastel but on the very fi rst day

and that’s the long and short of it.”

Ferrara is a UNESCO World Heritage site about 45 minutes from Bologna Inspired in part by Devon anesthetist Charlie Collins, who is raising money to pay for a hospital for the EarAid charity in Nepal, Jeremy decided to


Rebecca teaching Judi and other enthusiastic members at the studio in Ferrara, Italy

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Rebecca had us blending and smudging like weʼd been at it for years. Of course my apples cannot begin to compare with the dynamic paintings of

Tony Hawks Bumped into another man

when Tony was asked, as he

recently who likes to put a bit back; comedian, actor and

usually is, what his next bet would be, a woman added: “I

full fl ight that Rebecca creates, but who knows, if I might

author Tony Hawks, who has

bet you can’t walk round Devon with my pet pig Dave?”

paraphrase; ʻMighty trees from

recently at The Way with Words Festival talking about turning

dancers, horses and children in

apple pips growʼ.

just moved to Devon. He was

Gazing out to Sea by artist and tutor Rebecca de Mendonca

Find Dave the Pigʼ So if anyone knows the lady concerned or maybe has a pet pig Tony could take round Devon... it will be for his

Everyone laughed and he

books being ʻRound Ireland

thought no more about it until the next morning when he

with a Fridgeʼ and ʻPlaying the Moldovans at Tennis.ʼ The latter

thought it might be quite an interesting challenge, “Let’s at

being all down to Arthur Smithʼs

least go and meet Dave the pig and see how we get on.”

his books into fi lms. The

bet that he couldnʼt play and beat the Moldovan football team

But, and here is the ʻbut,ʼ he didnʼt take the womanʼs name, so it is as he calls it ʻOperation

charity... please get in touch?

“I bet you can’t walk round Devon with my pet pig Dave?”

There are plans for other Avent holidays including cookery and language courses and Jeremy

at tennis. Well he did and in

has ideas for documentaries and a book, but all with a philanthropic eye. With a

the course of being in Chisinau Tony became involved in raising funds for a childrenʼs centre.

small apartment in Ferrara and a home in Woodbury and

The fi lm was recently shown

doing the work he loves Jeremy admits, “What more could a

at Scoriton village Hall and in the Q and A session afterwards

man want?”

Bill Pertwee

Bill Pertwee 26th July 1926 - 27th May 2013

I canʼt go without mentioning the loss of a great friend Bill Pertwee, known to millions as Air Raid Warden Hodges in Dadʼs Army. In the last few years of his life Bill moved to Topsham and we met up now and again for lunch. We became friends many years

ago when I interviewed him on television and in 1999 Michael

Dadʼs Army came into his life in 1968. Heʼd been offered

the characterless out of town pub he had chosen for lunch. I

Aspel surprised him at the Imperial War Museum with ʻThe Big Red Bookʼ and I was honored to be among the great and the good who had gathered to pay their respects to this lovely man on his ʻThis Is Your Life.ʼ

a job at the Hoe Theatre, Plymouth “well that’s the mortgage taken care of,” he told Marion his wife before adding, “ but I’m not going to do it I’ve just got a feeling.”

looked at him across the table tucking into his scampi, chips and vegetables, mixed veg not peas he was most insistent about that, quite fragile now at 85, but he caught my look and immediately knew what I was thinking and in classic air raid warden Hodges voice shouted, “Ruddy hooligans!”

I can’t go without mentioning the loss of a great friend, Bill Pertwee - known to millions as Air Raid Warden Hodges in Dad’s Army

May time that year he was sitting in the garden and the phone rang - it was David Croft saying: “I’ve got a small part as an air raid warden in a programme called Dad’s Army - would you like to do it?” Well I’d have done anything at that point. I said “oh yes certainly”, so that was it.” The last time I saw him was in Cornwall, where he had moved to be nearer his son Jonathan. Two children were running round the restaurant area of

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Looking good for 50 East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) celebrates the first 50 years

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) celebrates its 50th anniversary on Friday 20th September 2013. I, Kimmo Evans (East Devon AONB Community Development Officer), thought it would be interesting to seek Ted Gosling’s thoughts on the last 50 years, as a Devonian, local historian and writer for Coast & Country magazine.

Ted Gosling: East Devon has its own character and its natural features have a different beauty from the other parts of the county of Devon. The rolling hills, the wild seas, the large estuaries, the colourful landscape - these all remain unspoilt and their charm will not change with time. To many people the countryside of East Devon is one of greenfields divided by lush hedgerows and dotted with many unspoilt villages, unfortunately this image veils a conflict between nostalgia for old ways and the inevitable drive towards improvement and innovation. In the past 50 years many villages has seen an influx of urban newcomers, new houses were built resulting not only in an increase in property prices but many of our Devon lanes unable to cater for the swell in traffic. Progress

must be maintained at a sensible level, but the ever-growing influx to East Devon to fuel the economy presents a serious threat to its beauty and amenity. Some confuse development with progress. Unfortunately they are more often than not different when, for the benefit of all, they should be synonymous. Fulfilling the needs and desires of an expanding population without destroying the very things which attracted them to move here in the first place and in the process alienating born and bred Devonians is a dichotomy not easily reconciled. Change in the East Devon countryside is a complex issue which involves not only the changes themselves but our attitudes towards them, our needs for food, housing and recreation is greater today than ever before. The time has now come to attempt an appraisal of the countryside of East Devon; what is happening to it now and what sort of future we should envisage for it. By far the greatest part consists of rich farming land, much of which remains valuable for wildlife, especially where old hedgerows and unimproved grasslands have survived. East Devon is a part of the country where hearts beat at a different pace, a place where true Devonians know not only where their food comes from but that small farmers still care for the land more than anyone else. Today they face many problems as they struggle with European Union bureaucracy, planning restrictions and the drive for greater public access. Fifty years ago, market towns held their weekly market when pens

Pete Youngman and Chris Woodruff East Devon AONB team members


Kimmo and Lucy at the Axe Vale Festival The friendly face of East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty team

were set up for cattle, sheep and pigs, it was a time to relax, meet people and exchange news and hear other farmers discuss the price of livestock. To make money today farmers have had to seek out new markets for their produce, many of them run a farm shop or offer bed & breakfast, they also attend many of the Farmers Markets which now take place. Although farmers still occupy most of the land in East Devon, sadly farms are growing in size and declining in number.

East Devon's spectacular and unspoilt coastal scenery


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Orchids abound in East Devon

The East Devon AONB is a living, working, farmed landscape - harvesting near Sidbury

To the farmer, our countryside is a source of income, to the leisure industry a place of recreation. For me East Devon is my home. I was born here, my family have lived here for over four centuries and coming from generations of country-lovers, the beautiful and diverse flora and fauna of East Devon will always be very close to my heart. The East Devon AONB team (Partnership) exist to protect the countryside. They deserve our support and thanks and hopefully will carry on their excellent work for the next 50 years. - Ted Gosling

Kimmo Evans: As an incomer myself (of only 8 years), I can relate to some of the points made above. But I’m sure you will agree, Ted Gosling raises a number of familiar issues and concerns in his piece, many of which are tackled and addressed through the work of the East Devon AONB Partnership, only set up in 2003 despite the designation being 50 years old, and it’s associated Management Strategy. Our ‘50th Anniversary’ Forum on Friday 20th September at Bicton College, includes a keynote speech by Professor Michael Dower CBE, son of John Dower who was a key architect of the National Parks and AONB protected landscape system. In addition to his views it also includes presentations from our AONB Ambassadors Mark Shepherd (Waitrose Sidmouth) and David Henley (Bicton College), on how some of the challenges touched upon by Ted are being tackled for the future. To find out more about the work of the East Devon AONB Partnership, the 50th anniversary and how you can get involved visit We look forward to hearing from you. Kimmo Evans (tel. 01404 46663 or email

The Honiton Show - this longstanding agricultural show is a wonderful way for residents and visitors to find out more about our agriculutre and rural skills

The beautiful Branscombe Vale

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Eating Out

breakfast coffee lunch cream teas dinner drinks function rooms

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elcome to East Devon Coast & Country's eating out section which we hope will give you inspiration. After all, everyone enjoys a meal out - it's a real treat. We're so lucky here in the Southwest with many lovely CURRY NIGHT: PIE NIGHT: Every Wednesday. Every Thursday. countryside and coastal eateries - enjoy! Selection of authentic A choice of two pies and curries from £10.95

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Chocolate makes us smile

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Fun Chocolate Courses For All Ages

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brief spell of sunshine and we are opening up the sheds and rummaging through our garden wares. It’s been so long since you last dragged that sun chair out into the light, and set up the outside table for a barbecue supper. “Oh, I forgot about these” you will exclaim whilst finding some exciting colourful piece of summer furniture or outdoor utensils which haven`t been used since God knows when.

All we need is a day out in the vitamin D air and the world suddenly seems a brighter place, smiling people wherever you turn, heading to our delightful beaches and coastal walks in their shorts. We all know better than to take even an hour of this blessed sunlight for granted, so let us have a look at how to make the most of these wonderful days in the haven that is our home. An outdoor eating area is pure heaven on a sunny Devon evening. A contemporary and colourful area with a hint of a Moroccan twist can really brighten up any part of your garden.

Woven Stripe Cushion Oka, £39


Kashmir Cushion Cover Oka, £22

If you are lucky enough to have a covered outdoor area, then you can even go for a tiled wall or floor space. The most interesting tiles are ones which hold a vibrant colour and design, but most of these are not suitable for outdoors due to the water getting under the glaze. You could get away with this if you have a covered area though, and it really would make the room set. From terracotta bricks to all glazed ceramic tiles with ornate borders or geometrical patterns, Moroccan tiles give a 12 century Andalusian feel to any space. Handmade tiles tend to have variations in colour and texture which is what give the tiles their renowned character. Local Devon ceramicists would easily be able to create bespoke tiles for you, perhaps even incorporating your own designs for that very special look. Colourful furniture and soft furnishings really kick off a fun eating environment, with very good deals on bistro style table and chair sets from local garden centres or home ware stores. The intricate details made from smaller metal pieces rather than wood are lovely, especially if you have a smaller outside area and need to save some space. Interesting and bright soft furnishings can be found almost anywhere these days, so keeping to around three colours for a scheme can help you to find pieces that will tie up in the end. Tableware is really exciting at this time of the year. The array of glass, plastic and ceramics bits and pieces you can find is simply outstanding. The key is to be fun and vibrant, with little fuss over matching pieces up. From detailed teacups to bold high ball glasses and woven bowls, just go for it and create a truly fun and interesting place to dine out, finishing off the look with a handful of fresh flowers pulled from your garden. Lining the edge of an outside dining area with potted plants can really define it. Large, colourful


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planters look stunning, like the Lakai hand painted metal planter from Oka. Planting up as many pots as possible will really create a thriving environment in which to dine.

Landmann Picolino BBQ £65 There are some really interesting barbecues to choose from, with sales starting already on some of them. I personally like the look and the price of the Landmann Picolini barbecues which are available in many different colour ways and are sold in most department stores or garden centres. The retail price of these is usually £65.00, but you can pick them up for around £40.00 at the moment. These are very easy to store and easy to use, ideal for a nation of amateur barbecuers!


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Red, Aqua and White Basket from Happy Piece, £42

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A point of view!

Nelson’s Column


Malcolm in the middle THAT GENTLE RANT from Malcolm Bell

Cadhay House

(above) against the Met Office earlier this summer (ITV, 4th July) about the accuracy of their weather forecasting has put him in the middle of a debate those professional weather watchers probably hear all too often.


Here, aged 17, she married a junior ship’s

EDGED, that a single man in possession of

officer – one Thomas Reiby – and they founded

Malcolm, who is the ex-boss of South West

a good fortune may well be in want of the

a trading business together. It prospered and

Tourism and now heads up Visit Cornwall said

image of a woman to put on the back of the

went on prospering until they owned farms,

that as far as their forecasts were concerned he

forthcoming £10-note. Like Sir Mervyn King perhaps, the departing

He could have gone on to list hanging a piece

built a stone-built house in Sydney (which later became a bank) and with their own ships,

thought we might just as well consult a fir cone.

traded with China and the Pacific islands.

governor of the Bank of England who teased

of seaweed outside the back door, watching

the nation by suggesting that Jane Austen was

Reiby died in 1811 leaving her a fortune and

for cows lying down in green pastures or

“waiting in the wings” and may well be the next

seven children. In 1817 the Bank of New South

even registering those rheumaticky twinges

woman to be so hon-

Wales was founded in her house. Later, Mary’s

so many of us get in odd places when it begins

oured, Churchill

son, Thomas brought his two sons, James and

to feel like rain.

threatening to re-

Thomas back to England where both became

place Elizabeth Fry

clergymen – James becoming the vicar of

in the current plan.

Denbury, near Newton Abbot.

But before you join the on-line petition to badger the bank into

Sugar Plum’s secret

doing the honourable thing by Ms Austen (or

James’s granddaughter, Charlotte Reiby –

Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Seacole, Rosalind

known affectionately as “Sugar Plum” was

Franklin, Bodicea – or whoever) think of

married to Barton William Powlett of Cadhay

Helpful though these tried and tested

our enlightened cousins down-under who

but kept secret the fact that she was descended

suggestions might have been, the Met Office

have already honoured a woman in this way

from a one-time horse stealer. This fact

instead relies on “a super computer that

– a remarkable woman with a strong Devon

only came to light a few years ago when the

occupies the equivalent space of two football


This, and scores of highly qualified scientists

Australian descendants of Mary contacted Cadhay and broke the news.

fields” as an aid to predicting the weather. Meet Mary

and technicians of course, who are employed

Reiby, whose

So all in all, Mary Reiby, who died in 1855,

to interpret the outpourings of said machine.

portrait not

was a remarkable woman who pulled herself

Trouble is the Jet Stream, which has put

only graces

up by her own bootstraps, not only making

the reverse of the Australian

a life for herself in Australia but founding a

everything out of kilter in recent years. When

20-dollar note but also the walls of Cadhay

dynasty into the bargain – including a bank.

it behaves the way we always thought is did,

House, Ottery St. Mary since her descendant

Jane Austen, eat your heart out.

a child of five could probably take a good stab

great granddaughter, Charlotte ‘Sugar Plum’

at whether tomorrow will bring barbecue

Reiby married into the illustrious William

If you would like to badger the Bank of England

weather or not. When it doesn’t, it’s anybody’s

Powlett family.

about who you think ought to go on the reverse of the forthcoming £10-note go to www.change.

guess and computers after all are only as good as the data we feed into them.

Mary, born in 1779 or thereabouts ran away

org/en-GB/petitions and follow the links.

from home aged 13 and, dressed as a boy, was

As Egyptians are wont to say philosophically of

arrested for stealing a horse. Sentenced to

If you want to know more about Cadhay House

anything even remotely mechanical that fails

the death penalty it was later commuted to

and its beautiful gardens, go to:

them, “Ah, but then it is not of God!”

transportation to Australia for seven years.

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SONOS PLAY:3 Stream your entire music library, music services and radio stations

Exeter based home entertainment experts Gulliford Hi-Fi discuss 'streaming'


Do you ever wish that your portable radio was really portable and did everything everywhere and had great sound quality? Well, stream on and allow the comfort and emotion of music, the banter of shows and the reality of news follow you around or anticipate your arrival in different rooms.

LT Stream films and entertainment using online companies such as NOW TV, Sky Sports, Netflix, BBC, Crackle, etc.

The arrival of the internet many years ago and importantly, the increase in speed of broadband (rural situations possibly not!) have allowed the introduction of iplayer and the various derivatives that allow us to catch up, or time/music shift. Much is written and promoted about intelligent and smart TVs, but not so much about music. Not wishing to channel out the walls to fit cables has often been a good reason not to have a multi-room system. The development of brands such as Sonos and Simple Audio allows us to move information via wi-fi or over the mains to other areas of the home. Speakers are often wired to the amplifier in the room, as this remains a qualitive approach, but Sonos products like Play 3, plug into the mains and pick up the wifi signal. Internet radio and music stored on your computer can then be streamed across the system. There are wireless access points and bridges to cater for distance and thick walls. iPod docks can be integrated so the song remains the same as you travel. Naim produce a range of streamers and servers for producing high quality music for local systems and for multi room purposes. Linn use db poweramp to rip music to a NAS drive (network attached storage devices) for streaming through their systems. This is the way we now look at systems and indeed the future. Ironically our company is selling more turntables and streamers than CD players at the moment. These streaming systems can then be linked into various home automation systems so that light, heat, music and film are controlled at the touch of a button. If we go back to the TV side, Apple, Roku, Western Digital and many other products can stream to your TV, some link all your music and film together and there are also options for older TVs, so they're not redundant yet. There's also the rise of the Soundbar, but that’s for another day.

S imple audio roomplayer HD sound system features a built in amplifier and by connecting to your home computer, you can play your music on any network pc, iPod, iPhone, TV or MP3.

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Visitors Wanted by Ardley Chic


n the last edition I mentioned just a few of the many attractions of this halcyon corner of Devon. But now that high summer is upon us there is an even more sparkling array of entertainment on offer.

Youngsters of all ages might enjoy watching our furry friends go through their paces in the Frantic Ferret Fun Park at Allswell, just off the bypass. You canʼt miss it unless Old Silas has been that way recently in the combine harvester in which case there may be a dearth of signposts. Personally Iʼm not a fan of performing animals. I prefer the calmer atmosphere of the stoat reserve at Nether Scratchings where you can walk about in complete safety behind bars and observe these delightful creatures going about their normal daily lives - sleeping, hunting, eating and… sleeping. There is the alternative of driving through the reserve but I wouldnʼt recommend it as the little sods can really make a mess of your vehicle and the insurance company is unlikely to believe you. For more adult entertainment the ever enterprising Jack, landlord of the Pig & Trampoline, holds a regular beer festival with the cream of local brews on display. Iʼm told that Augustʼs guest star will be Fiery Flatbeare, a pungent sultry beer with hints of cod liver oil, jalapeño pepper and a garlic nose. Not for the squeamish - it weighs in at 6.2 on the Richter scale. On the other hand itʼs said to protect against colds, flu and mosquitoes for quite some time. Why not go along a week on Friday to the grand finals of

Golden Lungs? The preliminary round winners were selected by popular vote on the last six Friday Karaoke nights. Although rarely seen, quite a few celebrities own homes in the exclusive part of the Flatbeare valley and somehow Jack has managed to cajole four semi famousish musicians into judging the fi nal. These alleged celebrities will be blindfolded, which greatly benefits some fi nalists like Pugs Bardsley who boasts the voice of an angel but the nose of a warthog. August also brings the open air theatre season in the natural amphitheatre by the riverside (or the Pigʼs skittle alley if wet). This year it will feature a selection of riveting new works by local playwrights under the loose heading of ʻThe Pig Talesʼ. The play season kick starts a multitude of autumnal artistic events which form Flatbeareʼs pitch for nomination as Village of Culture.

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Historic Dimble Hall in Lower Bathwater will be open to visitors as usual. Many will no doubt flock to its calorific teashop but this year there is a sensational added attraction, a display which should have queues forming before dawn for at great expense Tarquin Dimble has assembled what he claims to be the fi nest collection of table tennis bats in the world. A bold claim, perhaps, considering the competition but Tarquin is not one to let the grass grow under his money.

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But here’s the thing... “Every time you use an apostrophe to make a word plural, a puppy dies” SO GOES THE OLD ADAGE, used by grandma’s grammar teachers to drum that particular rule (unsuccessfully as it seems) into the heads of people who went on to become sign-writers, sign- makers – and indeed councillors - in

Knife, fork, spoon & mobile


By contrast, the possible explanation for the absence of apostrophes in this small cluster

SO DEVON COULD BE the first county in

The whole apostrophe

of Devon signage may be down to the fact that

England to ban the use of mobile phones in

kerfuff le was kicked

the sigh-writer simply ran out of paint.

public eating places. If enough of us complain that is.

off again earlier this year when Mid Devon District Council consid-

Your local fish and chip shop would be the only

ered doing away with

exception. Nobody could object to someone in

them completely on road

the queue taking a call from home to say that

signs and the like.

gran’ had changed her mind and wanted cod

Nothing was resolved or agreed apparently

instead of rock.

and offending signage continues to blight the landscape not only in Mid Devon, who really

But the making and taking of mobile phone

should not be picked on in this way, when there

calls in restaurants seems to be on the increase

are flagrant examples of apostrophe abuse

in Devon. Here is some suggested wording for

disfiguring every corner of our otherwise fair county.

a notice to be printed at the top of every menu. If apostrophes were children and abused so blatantly in this way the perpetrators would be reported and given custodial sentences. Or are Devonians turning into a generation

ENJOY YOUR MEAL Please refrain from making or taking mobile phone calls in this restaurant THANK YOU

of nit pickers?

These Elizabethan maids will be preparing infusions, tisanes, poultices and healing salves for the benefit and wellbeing of the Hurst household (circa 1602) using a variety of plants gathered from their physick garden. Drop in to watch a fascinating, two hour demonstration of how Devon went about

The Vertue of Herbes

healing itself 343 years before the NHS came to the rescue

OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ! Find out more about the power of plants

There are clearly some Devonians amongst us


by joining them in the Tudor kitchen at St

Exeter this month (August) and watch a tisane

Nicholas’s Priory, The Mint, off Fore Street,

being prepared by the fair hands of Mistresses

Exeter EX4 3BL. Adult admission to this

Eleanor and Christina, who are skilled in the

demonstration and the whole of the Priory

knowledge and the use of herbs - or “herbes”

costs just £4.00 for adults.

as a Tudor spellchecker would have it.

who have more apostrophes than they know what to do with and have decided that when in doubt, more is best.

T here a re T WO Ver t ue of Herb es A tisane of course is a herbal tea used for

demonstrations - Thursday 15th and then

medicinal purposes and in Merrie England

again 29 August, both between 11.00 - 1.00 pm

there was one for everything that ailed you.


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The Austin Mini Cooper by the Editor


oday, most people think of the Mini Cooper as the sportier version of the German mini, I suppose it’s very well put together car, with all the usual BMW flair for detail. Apparently it drives like a much bigger car and has all the usual refinements you’d expect from a car produced by this European car giant.

On my travels last year, I visited a car rally at Sidford in East Devon and came across this fine 1969 model, some 44 years old, but looking none the worse for it. The proud owner Richard Ford, was only too happy to show me round this his pride and joy. This car was born in the famed Longbridge plant (the Longbridge word never fails to bring to mind the infamous Red Robbo) and was used as an everyday car from 1969 until 1988, when it was then taken off the road and dry stored in preparation for a nut and bolt restoration. Dexter (his pet name) was restored over a 7 year period and was back on the road in May 2011.

But it’s very much removed from the original Mini Cooper, which in its day was a groundbreaking design, using a relatively small engine, but achieving excellent performance and handling. When you look at the pictures, it’s clearly from a totally different age - no computer aided design systems were in use here, it’s strictly drawing board stuff, and as such it’s very spartan in design, but serves the same function.


The Cooper version of the Mini was the souped up model, which under the helm of John Cooper went on to win the Monte Carlo rally in 1965, a great accolade at the time, which ensured its popularity in the showroom and


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The giant slaying Mini Cooper alongside the mighty (and thirstly) Rover SD1 3500S V8. Incidentally, the Rover was the very first winner of the European Car of the Year in 1964. also a premium price, which was a whopping £769. The car has had 3 previous owners in the South East, before coming into Richard’s hands. This car has the 998cc engine, with front discs, drum rear and no servo assistance - crikey, nerves of steel not supplied! Don’t forget, of course, the Hydroelastic suspension, which was a space

efficient way of replacing the separate springs and dampers of a conventional suspension system with integrated fluid filled units. These are interconnected between the front and rear wheels on each side of the vehicle, so that when the front wheel hit a bump, the fluid gets transferred to the rear, causing the wheel to lower, hence lifting the rear of the car, and thus minimising the pitch. All

clever stuff, but it does bring back memories of the Allegro and Princess models which subsequently used a modified version of this system called Hydragas. I can still remember the moans about having to get the gas topped up! The Rover (above) was another groundbreaking design in its day, that shark grill front profile was

The beating heart of this hot little car - no overhead camshafts, just pushrods power was about 55 ponies, but weight was very low and handling surprisingly good

Happy owner Richard Ford with his pride and joy (the wife’s off getting the tea!) very impressive back in the 70s. That V8 engine really knew how to drink, but what can you expect from an engine design originating from the States. I’ll always remember the first time I saw one - in the car park of The Goat Inn, Garndolbenmaen, North Wales in the mid 70s with my parents, Duck in Cherry Sauce was on the menu - all very Robert Carrieresque. Old cars and motorbikes have that ability, much like music, to transport you back in time! - Editor.

Very spartan, but purposeful none the less - the car came with all the MOT’s, tax discs, service warranty booklet and invoices for every year. A Crypton Tune in 1972 was 1 pound and 50 pence

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A Beer Lugger in lovely conditiion

Beer 'n Boats Beer is a cheerful, bustling place in the summer. The array of colours can be dazzling; sails, boats, beachwear, buoys, all glowing when the sun's out, the chalk cliffs bouncing light around the bay. It's a heart gladdening spectacle!

In the town there are tea shops, cafes, pubs, hotels, and an excellent fish & chip shop. Alternatively, you could take lunch on the beach, there's a delightful cafe where you can sit under a parasol and enjoy the charming ambiance that this

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delightful bay affords the visitor. The soft clattering of the pebbles on the shore is very engaging, you can just sit back and enjoy it all. The parasols not only shade you from the sun, but also prevent low height grabs from greedy seagulls.

Beer's a hive of activity in the summer

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Staring down at the white, sun-bleached sand beneath the rock pool, I could have been in the Bahamas. I was however relaxing in a place I love just as much as any o those sun-kissed islands, Budleigh bay. Somehow I never quite got out of the habit of rock pooling down here at Otterhead where the Otter river hits the sea at the eastern end of the beach at Budleigh Salterton, and though it used to be just a bit of fun as a child searching for buried treasure as well as shrimps, it now definitely comes under the heading of therapy as I try to reconnect with myself. Just the act of sifting through the small pieces of shell ground down by the soft hand of millennia as the salty air plays with your hair, one is supremely


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humbled and troubles seem to melt away with the ebbing tide. Today though I was on a mission and casting aside my shrimp net, I went foraging for lunch; and as lunch time treats go, it doesn’t get much better than moules au naturel. The profile of the mussel has undergone something of a personality transplant in the last couple of years and cooks like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall rave about them with justifiable enthusiasm and even the novice can buy them ready prepared from areas like the Exe estuary, which are fast becoming famed for these little bundles of sea cuisine. For me they go best as a starter served on a bed of freshly picked sea beet or marsh samphire with a warm baguette by its side and a glass of golden harvest cider thrown in, if you

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can push out the boat that far. Now for main course; which can be caught from the beach too and goes under the all consuming name of Sushi. Although until recently the Japanese seem to have had a monopoly on it, sushi can now be readily bought in bars and shops up and down this fair land, but to my mind nothing can beat it freshly made on the beach in spring and summer with hungry friends looking on expectantly. First catch your fish: Mackerel, pollack or bream I find work very well, and are relatively easy to catch with feathers

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from the shore or buy cheaply from local fisherman selling from their boats on the beach. Fillet the fish raw, cut into thin strips and pour over a small amount of lime or lemon juice for them to “cook� for ten minutes as the acid tenderises the flesh. Then hand roll a few strips of the fish with rice in a dried nori seaweed sheet or wild sea lettuce if you can find it. This is great fun and you get the knack of it after a while. Serve with mustard or wasabi if you want your sushi with a bit of an edge to it, then sit back and watch the sea roll and seagulls swirl and dream of finding Spanish doubloons when you next go rock pooling in Budleigh bay.


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Tales of a Yokel

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SIMONE by FCR Esgen I first saw Simone standing on Budleigh beach, resplendent in a small black skirt, bomber jacket and sporting little french booties. Facing the sea, her nut brown hair sped backward by force of wind alone. Simone admits openly to being a bit crazy, but I feel she is being unkind to herself. Eccentric yes, unpredictable certainly, but with a kind heart that lends a strange magnetic appeal to all who cross her path. Simone s house is the world, the sky her roof and solid earth the floor. While wild grasses and pine

forests pass quite acceptably as furniture. She sleeps wherever she is when darkness falls. It could be someones home if the party finishes there, or a vacant oak wood; losing consciousness slowly as the wine takes hold with only the fire s dying embers to warm her heart. Simone is a poet, or perhaps more correctly a travelling poet. She is one of the last of a long tradition that goes back centuries in these isles. Within living memory, in Ireland and Scotland at least, travelling

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poets would enlighten dark evenings sat by a glowing peat fire with tales and insights into human nature and the nature of being. Story spinning was a way years ago that a poet could pay for bed and breakfast.

the tired materialistic soul in seconds. For those under the illusion that money can somehow buy peace of mind or happiness, Simone s charms may take a little longer, but the effect is always the same. © 2013

The house s present incumbents received in return spiritual fulfilment from a child of the earth.

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Dreamfield Alpacas These amusing animals seem to be popping up all over East Devon. Last year I visited Dreamfield Alpacas, Northleigh (at the back of Colyton). Lynsey and Ian Skinner have been keeping alpacas for the last 9 years and say that it's been a rewarding business, both for their fibre and as breeding stock to sell on. In the 9 years they've competed with big breeders and also won prizes. If you're looking to buy your own alpacas, you're welcome to contact Dreamfield Alpacas on 01404 871353. (Please note that they're not open for public visits).

About alpacas Alpacas are domesticated species of South American camelid. They are closely related to the Llama and originate from the high plain in west-central South America, living at altitudes of 11,500 ft to 16,000 ft. Primarily developed as a fleece producing animal over 6000 years ago, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but for their fibre, which can be used for knitting products such as blankets, hats, gloves and of course the South American poncho. Do they spit? - they are all capable, but they don't all do it thankfully. If the fancy takes them, sometimes it's spit and air, but they are known to bring up their acidic stomach 64


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contents (a grassy green, acidic mix) and project this onto the unfortunate contents. Needless to say, when taking their picture, I didn't venture too close, but used a zoom lens at distance in order to remove the risk of an attack.


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As a pet - they will tolerate being petted or stroked, although generally not on their lower legs or feed or abdomen. They have been successfully house-trained, but generally need to be kept in a herd to be fully happy, so be prepared for a full house.

You can see why they're able to withstand extreme cold, just compare the shaved neck to the unshaved

Reminds me of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy fame, just needs an earring!

Short neck & sides - doesn' t look pleased with the haircut.

Alpacas are naturally herd animals

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Natalie has owned horses for over 20 years and owns East Devon Riding Academy near Sidmouth. She has previously lectured in Equine Science to degree level and produced research for preparing Great Britains' equestrian teams for the Olympics. Natalie provides consultations in all aspects of Equine Science, and has fitted saddles for competitors at Badminton International Horse Trials.

Horsesʼ Teeth Unlike human teeth, horses teeth continually grow throughout their life, which is the origin of the saying ‘Long in the tooth’. As with many things, the way we keep most domesticated horses often goes against the natural requirements of their anatomy and physiology. With regards to their teeth, it is small paddocks, reduced variety of forage, haynets, bucket feed and reduced grazing time that all negatively affect the correct natural wear of the teeth. In the wild, horses graze for many hours a day in a natural, head down posture with access to a wide variety of grasses, plants, shrubs and trees. Domesticated horses live quite differently, often eating soft grasses and cereal feeds. Commonly they are less free to spend lengthy periods eating in a correct posture, instead being forced to eat for a shorter overall time in an unnatural posture via the use of haynets. These management practices mean that we therefore need to regularly

examine and maintain our horses’ teeth. In order to prevent problems such as mouth ulceration, gum disease, colic and ill thrift, domesticated horses should have their teeth looked at by a vet or trained equine dental technician a minimum of once a year. Some horses require checks more regularly than this, for example those with poor mouth conformation or horses that are stabled. It is worth knowing that anyone can buy a few tools and announce they are an equine dental technician, so it is advisable to choose either a vet or a person who is a member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT), whose members have been trained and examined. There are other associations, so if in doubt ask for references, check qualifications and do lots of homework before letting someone loose on your horses teeth! The presence of blind (under the gum surface) or erupted wolf teeth in the mouth can cause considerable pain or discomfort when a horse wears a bit and are one reason why teeth can cause behavioural abnormalities. Hooks, ramps or sharp points are caused by uneven wear of the teeth and they too can cause pain for the horse which results in erratic or unwanted behaviour, head shaking, abnormal head carriage, a reluctance to move forward or other symptoms of poor performance.

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BROADHEMBURY A Jewel Of A Village by Suzy Bailey


idway between Cullompton and Honiton on the A373 you will come to a signpost which reads ‘Broadhembury 1 mile.’ If you travel up that road you will come to one of the most beautiful villages in Devon. Broadhembury is an unspoilt village of thatch and cob cottages and nestles in the shelter of the Blackdown Hills. The march of time seems to have stood still here and

seen cheerfully going about their business. Broadhembury even boasts its own alfresco café culture, the enterprising shop owner having placed tables and chairs outside the premises so locals and visitors alike can sit and sip their cappuccinos, soak up the timeless ambiance of the village and watch the world go by. Even in the depths of winter, a few hardy souls may be glimpsed grittily clutching their

the sort of haircut you most certainly do not want. Here, another word of warning, a couple of walks listed contain extremely steep inclines - indeed crampons and an oxygen cylinder may come in handy. If you are feeling particularly energetic, head uphill for Hembury Fort. It’s a Neolithic and Iron Age hill fort and reeks of history, mystery and ghosts of long -dead warriors. If you’ve enough energy to actually

The river Tale on its journey to meet the river Otter

the village, slumbering in the summer sun, has an air of complete peace and serenity about it. Broadhembury is an estate village owned by the Drewe family who have lived in the village for many, many years and it is largely due to their influence that the village remains as unspoilt and lovingly cared for as it is. Fortunately, Broadhembury has not become a sleepy, dull commuter village and is very much a thriving community , boasting a shop, pub and school with people actually living and working in the village. Dog walkers, cleaning ladies, farmers and gardeners can be


coffee cups in the teeth of a howling gale. The shop is also crammed full of delicious goodies, the like of which you will not find in the soulless supermarkets, my particular favourite is the locally made Georgie Porgies’ puddings. Leaflets of local walks can be obtained in the shop, one especially lovely walk takes you up to the gliding field where magnificent men in their gliding machines can be viewed close at hand - too close at times as they silently whiz in to land inches above your head. Be sure to keep to the footpath around the perimeter of the airfield, or otherwise run the risk of getting EAST DEVON

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climb to its summit, you’ll be rewarded with the most marvellous views of the valley below. Its also a good picnic spot as there is a car park and picnic tables within the woods. As with most Devon villages these days, Broadhembury has its fair share of “incomers.” However, this presents no problems within the village as both incomers and locals live harmoniously together, each in their own way contributing usefully to village life. There is currently a mixed group, fund-raising in order to build a new village hall, - events include quizzes, tabletop and plant sales. Here’s a suggestion for a

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perfect day out at any time of year. Arrive in the village around mid morning, there’s always somewhere to safely park and before setting out on your walk, take time to sit and have coffee and sticky buns at the post office cum shop. While there you can pick up a leaflet of walks and plan your route before heading off into the wide blue yonder. Upon your return, suitably invigorated by the challenges of country walking, e.g. fleeing from snorting

you to visit this wonderful village. I am sure you won’t be disappointed. Happy wandering and, by the way, look out for the Beast of Broadhembury, but that’s another tale... Suzy Bailey




The Drewe Arms is a 16th century pub located in the idyllic village of Broadhembury.

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bulls and snorkelling out of muddy swamps, you can celebrate by retreating to the village pub the 800 year old Drewe Arms and sample its culinary delights whilst enjoying the beautiful views from their beer garden. No need at all to feel guilty when tucking into your Sticky Toffee pudding, after all you’ve earned it with all that puffing and panting up the hills. So, I do hope I have encouraged

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It was 425 years ago this August that Devon stood alone in the West as Elizabeth dithered and Spain sent its great Armada against us

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T’S EASY TO PICTURE Queen Elizabeth I facing down the Spanish Armada in her guise as the semi-divine being promoted so skilfully by the Tudor propaganda machine and portrayed in Gower’s famous depiction of her in The Armada Portrait (above right). In reality today’s historians reveal Good Queen Bess as a serial tightwad whose miserliness and dithering brought about suffering and even death on an extraordinary scale to many of the brave men who served under her. Her sailors, at Plymouth, lived on such short rations that they were forced to fish off the sides of their ships in harbour as they awaited provisions and ammunition to fight the Armada. She was finally persuaded to loosen her grip on her purse strings after naval commander, Lord Howard had been forced to urge her, “For the love of Jesus Christ, Madam, awake and see the villainous treasons around about you, against your majesty and the realm.”

One month’s rations finally arrived in Devon on 23rd June and were distributed to the fleet. They were told that they should make them last for six weeks. With the provisions came a warning from the Queen, relates the renowned Devon-born historian James Froude, that she had forbidden further preparations to be made for supply till the month was out – after which it would take a further two weeks to assemble the rations and a further week to ship them to Devon. The men bore their suffering without complaint but the beer that had arrived was sour and poisonous and brought dysentery, an enemy more dreaded than the Spanish, that carried them off in scores.


Unable to endure the sight of this suffering, Lord Howard, the commander of the English fleet and Drake, both wealthy men, ordered wine and arrowroot for the sick at Plymouth on their own responsibility. Elizabeth later called them to sharp account for their extravagance which had saved possibly a thousand brave men to fight for her. Drake took it on the chin. Howard refused to defend his actions and paid the bill out of his own purse.

“God blew and they were scattered!” Elizabeth portrayed as the saviour of her people, her prayers answered by heaven-sent tide and storm, bringing about the defeat of England’s enemies.

To this, echoing the views of the Queen, Lord Burleigh replied: “by death, by discharging of sick men, and suchlike, there may be spared something in the general pay.” It is thought that more than 8,000 Spanish sailors and soldiers of the Armada perished in the

Church bells ring out feint but clear across the Tamar and greenery is thrown onto blazing signal fires to alert Plymouth and thence the rest of England that

Sir Francis Drake

Sir Martin Frobisher

On 20th August, with the threat of the Armada barely vanished into the mists surrounding Scotland, Elizabeth, parsimonious as ever, cannily disbanded the army, not in London where it had been formed, but at Tilbury, where she had declared it to be “my personal bodyguard” and again turned her attention to the fleet, where sickness was now sweeping through the crews like wildfire.

Suffering of the fleet Although not a single English ship had been lost in the action and barely one hundred men killed, death throughout the lower decks was rife. Howard told her of the impending loss of life among the 16,000 men crowded in unsanitary conditions among the crews and wrote to the privy council in September: “It were too pitiful to have men starve after such a service.” EAST DEVON

of Cornwall that the Spanish Armada is in sight off the Lizard peninsula.

Lord Howard

battles or were drowned or later died of their wounds. By contrast, from the 16,000 seamen of the total English fleet barely 100 seamen died. But look a little deeper and the victory becomes tarnished. Writing of the total English losses in his book The Spanish Assault of England John Barratt concludes: “How many died through sickness and neglect cannot be known for sure: but perhaps up to half were dead by winter – roughly the same loss as in the Armada.”

Devon stands alone IT IS LATE AFTERNOON on Friday 29th July, 1588 and the first alarms are sounded out

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the invasion has come. News of the number and disposition of the enemy ships reaches Drake and Frobisher and their fellow captains by sea the next day as a lookout ship, the Golden Hind, beats into Plymouth where Lord Howard’s fleet awaits the news, locked in by an inclement wind and the dictates of the tide. Plymouth’s protective breakwater does not exist at this point in history. The smaller vessels armed merchantmen for the most part - are sheltering in the mouth of the Tamar, the larger fighting ships are in the Sound, where they will stand a better chance of getting out against the tide by ‘kedging’. This will involve moving a vessel forwards by dropping a small anchor ahead of it and then manning winches on deck to pull the ship along.

men must be bringing to these Western counties. For only he and his senior officers know that Devon and Cornwall are safe awhile. This great crusading force has been charged with avoiding engagements if possible and making its way up the Channel to meet up with a great fleet of barges he believes to be waiting at Calais where some 27,000 hardened Spanish troops from the occupied territory of the Netherlands will embark and cross to England with the Armada as escort.

This is a laborious process but one which will nevertheless save the day and allow Howard’s men to escape and wait in the lee of Rame Head, the headland to the west of Plymouth Sound, for whatever is to come. It is not yet dawn on the morning of Sunday 31st July and Howard’s ships now lie hidden but ready for action. If they can slip out behind the Armada as it passes they will have the weather gauge – the windward position in relation to the enemy – answering the prayer of every English captain for the battle ahead. First blood comes before noon. The Armada’s supreme commander, Alonso Perez de Guzman, Duke of Medina Sidonia is called to the rail of his 1,000-ton flagship, the San Martin which, through the clearing sea mist, sights eighty-five English ships to windward of them. His own great bow-shaped crescent of ships known as the lanula formation proceeds up-Channel – transports and troopships protected in depth in the centre – warships on either side in two horns, in an unbreakable formation. So the English are out. He ignores the entreaties of his captains to attack Plymouth and continues their progress slowly eastwards, resolved not to risk an attack on Plymouth but to follow the orders of his king and sail to the rendezvous with the Spanish army from the Netherlands he believes to be waiting to join him at Calais. Howard has no knowledge of Spain’s intentions but knows that he must harass the main central body of the Armada and prevent it from landing troops anywhere. Drake’s and Hawkins’s squadrons will attack the horns of the

Drake plays bowls as the Armada approaches (detail from the Drake monument in Tavistock).

the coast like a breaking wave, from Wembury to Salcombe and round to Dartmouth and beyond as the sails of the Spanish galleons come into view. Ten, twenty, fifty, one hundred and thirty sail are counted. Then orange flashes and puffs of white smoke and seconds later the distant thunder of cannon fire as the galleons back their sails and slow in an attempt to entice these English into close combat. But their tormentors keep their distance, snapping at the heels of their quarry. Like greyhounds they bear down on the sterns of this slow moving prey, each English vessel attempting to describe a figureof-eight as it fires, first its longrange bow-chaser, then as it turns, a raking broadside, followed by a second as it goes about.

The battle unfolds Devon watches the running battle unfold across the broad expanse of Lyme Bay, from Start Point to Portland Bill, attack after attack, hour upon hour. A quarter of the crews that man this English fleet are from Devon, many of them the loved ones of these townsfolk and villagers who have come to view this great drama.

Duke of Medina Sidonia

lanula. Onshore, thousands have waited and watched and prayed throughout the short summer night and as morning wears on there is a shout that sounds along

Some stay to watch. Others hurry homewards and look to the safety of families, homes and belongings. Able-bodied men of the trained bands (between the ages of 16 and 60) gather up the weapons they have bought at their own expense – still longbows and pikes for the most part - and hurry to the local assembly points laid down by the Lord Lieutenant of the county, the Earl of Bath. Orders to Devon’s trained bands are the same given to all

the other counties. They are to march eastwards along the coast, gathering in strength as they progress, so that wherever the Spaniards choose to make landfall they can be met in numbers.

Fire over England No help comes from the far west. The Cornish trained bands march only as far as the Tamar before returning to their barley harvest. Devon stands alone and the whole of Devon is in motion. Gallopers leave the crowds that gather at village squares and urge their mounts up, up to the headlands and promontories to put fresh flame to the braziers that continue to smoke the word along the coast to Beachy Head in Sussex, where, at dusk, they turn suddenly inland towards London, this time as a string of bright fires.

Fire beacons were very effective at spreading the message across long distances

At sea the 29,453 men, soldiers and sailors of the Spanish Armada cross themselves as they peer through the smoke of battle upon this foreign realm, “the great bastion of heresy” they have come to destroy. Perhaps Medina Sidonia - briefly overcoming the seasickness from which he suffers so badly - permits himself a smile at the thought of the panic he and his

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Those troops will land between Dover and Margate and with the Armada escorting their right flank as it sails up the Thames, will advance and put London to the flame – along with England’s “heretic and illegitimate” Protestant queen - restore Catholicism to “this blighted realm” and crown Philip of Spain as its king. So much for the plans of men - a plan never to unfold, thanks to the bravery of England’s seamen and a great summer storm. The rest, as they say, is history.

The tide of history turns The running battle up the Channel pauses briefly off Calais where the Armada anchors only to discover that there is no waiting army. Fire ships are sent against them and in a desperate attempt to escape many of the galleons cut their anchor cables. For many it foreshadows the disasters that are to come. The largest of the English attacks follows on August 8th, off Gravelines, Flanders, after which the Spanish turn on their heels and flee northwards with the English in pursuit as far as the Firth of Forth. As they round the Shetlands in a storm and head west to follow the west coast of Ireland to home, all thoughts of invasion vanish and survival becomes paramount. Ships sink or run aground and in the teeth of what now turns into a full blown hurricane, unable to anchor or find shelter, 24 more ships founder. Their crews either drown or are slaughtered by Elizabeth’s troops as they drag themselves ashore. What Pope Sixtus V in Rome has blessed and declared Spain’s Holy Crusade has turned into a disaster. England on the other hand dubs the storm the Protestant Wind and sees it as a sign that God supports the Reformation. continued overleaf...


continued -

The Spanish are coming!

With most of the English fleet being refitted Philip’s cunning plan might well have succeeded – save for the October gales. This time 30 galleons are lost before they even sight the Scillies and the rest turn back.

To coin a phrase Once more England is reminded of the inscription Elizabeth has had engraved on the Armada medals she had struck after the defeat of the first Armada: Flavit Deus et dissipati sunt.

The Spanish Galleass La Girona founders off Lacada Point, Northern Ireland.. Of the 1,300 men on board, there are nine survivors. SOURCE: Notafly

First news of the defeat reaches Spain in early September prompting Philip to write: “I hope that God has not permitted so much evil, for everything has been done for His service.” Of the 130 ships sent by him against England, more than 36 capital ships are lost and a score and more of smaller vessels, supply ships and galleasses never return. More than 15,000 seamen and soldiers die, including those who either drown, are killed in action or later die of wounds.

“God blew and they were scattered.” (Footnote: All dates shown are those we use in the modern calendar). JOHN FISHER


Another cunning plan Amazingly after such a tragedy Philip strikes at England again in October 1592, with another army and a fleet of 126 ships. The orders this time are simple. Don’t chance the Channel. They are to invade England via the West Country by landing in Cornwall, occupying the port of Falmouth and then marching on into Devon via Plymouth which will simultaneously be attacked from the sea.

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You cannot shepherd without a good dog…


his comment was made by the best shepherd that I have had the privilege to meet, although our first meeting was one which I still look back on with horror. The worst ever farming nightmare I had was when I woke up to a scene which words cannot really describe. On checking my flock one morning, I was faced with devastation. Dead ewes, maimed lambs and others in a terrible state of shock the remains of a fierce and vicious dog attack. Silence, couldn’t speak, and couldn’t think straight, so actually just wept. That was weak on my part and didn’t achieve anything, so, pulling myself together, I went in doors and called the necessary people to help clear the carnage. Within hours I heard a knock at the back door and what faced me also looked horrific! A middle-aged, certainly grumpy, male, with bushy eyebrows like you’ve never seen. He stank of sheep and his sheepdog, which smelled even worse, stood looking silently evil and carried a necklace of clinkers around his neck more commonly known as sheep s**t! His name was Mush - that’s the dog. The male object was none other than the infamous Mr Froggatt, whose name and reputation came before him. The conversation that ensued was quiet, informative, honest, but serious. The dogs had to be found and dealt with. Those couple of hours changed my life regarding shepherding and Richard became not only my mentor, but a wealth of valuable information, not just about sheep, but how to manage them and make life as easy as possible. The trouble was we’re both strong characters, full of our own opinions and slightly stubborn - a good recipe for regular differences of opinion. My first lesson came quickly! “Janet, you cannot shepherd effectively without a dog.” “Yes I can, I do well now without a dog.”

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“Yes, you shake the bucket and they run towards you, that’s because they love the expensive, unnecessary food you are giving them. One day they will turn a blind eye and then you’re b******d! I’m telling you woman, you need a dog, and quick.” The options were a trained dog - couldn’t afford it, and what was the fun in that, or… a pup, which, of course, would no real benefit for at least 8 - 12 months. It had to be the latter option and I’d have to keep shaking the bucket for a while longer. Scanning the local papers, I soon came up trumps and I set off to see a litter of border collies - I thought all puppies were gorgeous. Not this litter - a mixed bag of ugly, timid, wormy looking pups. Poor things! I took pity and said I am sure I could sort it. Richard told me not to be so b****y stupid and told the owner, in no uncertain terms, that we were not purchasing! The next litter - gorgeous, playful, beautiful coats and, yes, you could take the lot home. I’ve been brought up in a male world at home and at work and they are uncomplicated (well most are) and so a dog it had to be. I called him Jack - a strong tri-coloured, handsome dog. The next 12 to 18 months were great. I was learning - Jack was a great pupil and Richard a miserable, demanding, blinkin’ good teacher. No more bucket shaking. After a very long, hot morning moving sheep, worming and general maintenance, Jack was knackered, long tongue hanging out and panting and soaking wet from a quick dive in the sheep trough. Richard declared “You need another dog.” I quickly retorted “No I don’t, Jack is brilliant and so young.” “He might be all those things, but one day some idiot driving too fast down the lane will run the bugger over, or worse still, you might, by accident... I know - I’ve done it.”

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Kipper, number two dog, was big, bold, better bred, had style and class and, I suppose, I had improved as well. Jack and Kipper worked well together, but didn’t have quite the calm relationship I had hoped for. Two strong, entire males - hardly surprising. Kipper was running so well that Richard persuaded me, against all odds, to enter a sheepdog nursery trial. I was convinced that I was not good enough, would make a fool of myself and the dog. The day arrived. Even on the journey there in Richard’s disgusting, minging, sheep-smelling truck (complete with the equally disgusting, sheep-smelling Mush!), I was trying my hardest to pull out. No chance! My turn came, up to the post we went, shaking, worrying, what was I doing. I sent Kipper “away to me” (out to the right). He gathered the six sheep, brought them steadily to me in a relatively straight line, round the back of me and they set off on the first short drive, aiming for the two gates and the gap - a difficult thing for a dog, as they naturally want to bring sheep to you, not drive them away from you. So far so good. Through the gates - “come by Kip”... no response, “come by Kip”... no response. S**t. He drove on and on, not listening to me at all and ended up driving them into the little stream bordering the trials field. Total embarrassment as over the tannoy the judge said “I think you need to retire Mrs East”. Given sheep hate water, Kipper was clearly impressed - at home he struggles like mad to push them through water-logged gateways. When I eventually got to him and the sheep, he, bounded up to me, tail wagging furiously, so pleased with his efforts. He thought he’d won the day. I had to smile. I was embarrassed, but, perhaps, not quite as much as the gentleman who ran after me. He sent his dog “away to me”, running beautifully, past the sheep, on and on - but the dog was soon totally out of sight amid gallant efforts at concise whistle commands which soon degraded into abusive verbal commands by his owner to stop his progress. The dog was found four miles down the road at the local pub! My trialling career started and ended on the same day (although my new bitch, Nell, only 2 years old is something very special...! ) 75

20 years old and still going strong!

Villages in Action Helping to organise high quality performances in over 70 villages, Roger Werner discusses how VIA thrive in supporting local people and communities all over Devon. Image courtesy of R. Werner

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hen you are driving along small and windy country lanes, passing through villages dotted about in the East Devon countryside the last thing you might expect when passing a sleepy village hall is to see it bursting at the seams with local villagers watching a professional music, theatre or dance show. Well, if the village is part of Villages in Action's rural touring scheme then you might well encounter that very sight. A Devon-based charity, Villages in Action (VIA) works with over 70 villages across much of Devon, supporting local people to come together in their communities to organise high quality performances on their doorstep. A team of volunteers in a village will choose from a menu of performers and then they will have all that they need from VIA to promote the show and sell tickets. For many it is an opportunity to see top class musicians, dancers and theatre companies without travelling to large cities miles away and there is the added bonus of knowing most of the audience too. Some villagers say that the interval is especially lively with neighbours

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Indian Dance Company Annapurna Dance performed in Devon last April.



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VIA has a new project emerging on the horizon as we support up-and-coming Young Promoters across Devon. A pilot project last year involved students from Axe Valley College in Axminster learning all there is to know about staging an event. The young promoter team organized a hip-hop theatre show called ‘A Countryboy’s Struggle’. This one-man production with the actor playing 40 different characters, had rave reviews at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and was

Ling Peng and Ying Xiao - two Chinese musicians who will be touring through VIA next year

East Devon has recently been the focus of a VIA project resulting in an exhibition showing work from four artists about the wonders of the Jurassic Coast. Photographer Ben Osborne, Sculptor Lal Hitchcock, Poet Matt Harvey and musician Sammy Hurden each spent time taking in the stunning scenery along the Jurassic trail, creating artworks in response. The exhibition toured local village halls as well as appearing in Sidmouth and over the border in neighbouring Dorset at Durlston Castle. Art workshops were part of the touring exhibition with local people working alongside the artists to make their own artwork as part of the Creative Communities strand of the work of VIA. This work promotes creative activities in the heart of rural communities and has

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

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Should you buy an annuity? It is being widely reported that some annuity rates have recently improved with many providers increasing their rates. This is partly linked to gilt rate movements triggered by the anticipation of the ending of quantitative easing in the US. The announcement also affected the stockmarket and the FTSE index fell back from around the 6,800 mark to the lower end of the 6,000 range. At the moment, it would appear that there is no reason for gilts to move again in the near future so annuity rates may be constant for a while. The question about buying annuities could be tied up with timing and also whether or not this is the most suitable retirement product for you. There are a wide range of retirement products which should be considered including fixed or third way annuities, investment annuities, drawdown and phased investment to name a few. Clients are increasingly looking at a range of different solutions rather than just one product. For some clients, digging a bit deeper into their circumstances, it turns out that death benefits and spouse`s benefits could be the most important aspect of the product and therefore exploring what`s available both with annuities and other products is important. Don’t forget, once you`ve bought an annuity you are normally committed for the rest of your life - if you make the wrong choice you will be stuck with it. Our independent advisory service aims to provide you with advice on the most suitable choices - so you can rest assured that you have investigated all the options.


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Helen Mulvaney

BA (Hons), Dip M, DipPFS Proprietor of Richmond Independent

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Will your spouse be secure? Many DIY annuitants forget to consider death benefits. I`ve touched on this above but it might be that annuities don’t offer the most suitable death benefits for everyone. Analysing your finances and working out how a partner or spouse will cope in retirement is very important. This is especially important if your spouse is younger and you might still have dependant children. As discussed in previous articles, retirement is getting longer and if you have a younger spouse then you may need your retirement fund to work even harder. The press recently reported the case of an individual who failed to take out any spouse`s pension or guarantees when he bought his annuity and unfortunately his wife was widowed shortly after. Apart from the obvious emotional stress of the situation, his widow`s financial position would appear to be in trauma too. The other aspect to consider here is that if you do have to consider a younger spouse, the effects of inflation may be much more strongly felt and therefore you need to take this aspect into consideration as well. A review of your overall finances would almost certainly be a good idea at this point.

Checking the small print Taking the open market option (OMO) might not always be the best move. Some older pension policies offer guaranteed annuity rates. There are often conditions for being able to access a guaranteed annuity rate, for example, the policy may stipulate that the guaranteed annuity must EAST DEVON

be taken without escalation, so you need to know what is on offer. More importantly, you need to know the time frame for taking these guaranteed annuity rates because if you fall foul of the deadlines you might miss out. Some companies will offer days of grace so you will need to ask the right questions to get “in the know”. We will check this for you and also get quotes from your existing providers so that you can see exactly what`s on offer.

Stockmarket timing As mentioned above, a speech in the US (admittedly on a very important subject) can trigger-off rapid stockmarket movements around the world and also annuity rate changes (sometimes not to your advantage). It is generally accepted as best practice to attempt to gradually crystallise your fund value as you approach retirement. Gradually switching into cash or other less volatile fund in the final years to your retirement might be the most suitable approach for you so that you avoid the possibility of a big stockmarket crash significantly reducing your fund just before retirement. Don`t forget though you could miss out on last minute stockmarket rises too by using this strategy. However, protecting what you`ve got may be the most important factor for many of those coming up to retirement.

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Donʼt forget your health and lifestyle Over the last few months we have seen 2 new entrants to the enhanced/ impaired annuity market. More and more conditions are now qualifying for enhancements and some lifestyle factors, for example a stressful job, in combination with a lifestyle condition might qualify you for an unexpected enhancement. There`s now a bigger market and more companies competing for these types of annuity so you are more likely to get an enhancement. Moreover, it pays not to just look at one specialist provider but the whole market. Don’t forget that different companies will specialise in certain conditions and illnesses therefore you might not get your ideal match by just looking at one company. As independent financial advisers we aim to research the whole of the market to provide you with the most suitable product. This is a market in which we are constantly involved and we have in-depth expertise gained over many years to help you get the most out of your retirement fund. Contact Helen Mulvaney on 01395 512166 to discuss your retirement needs. The information provided in this article is for generic reference only and you should seek individual advice based on your personal circumstances before acting on any suggestions made. Richmond Independent is a trading name of Investment & Financial Solutions Partnership LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

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