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Contents Aug-Sept

ISSUE NO 2

4. Forthcoming Events

30. Walk on the Wildside

Find out what's on in South Devon.

By wildlife artist Mike Hughes.

8. Live Music Roundup Get the info on local live music!

31. Tales of a Yokel Yarns from the inimitable FCR Esgen.

10. Art Gallery What's On

32. Moreleigh Walk

Art gallery events for Aug & Sept.

The Coast & Country circular walk.

14. Alfresco Living

38. Life Matters

Home decor by Amanda Crump.

Health and wellbeing issues.

21. Nelson's Column

40. Horse Care - Rein Tension Equine advice from Natalie Bucklar-Green.

A point of view!

CONTRIBUTORS

Nigel Jones, Mike Hughes, FCR Esgen, John Fisher, Amanda Crump, Natalie BucklarGreen, Ted Gosling, Philip Hawkins, Charlotte Fergie.

MAGAZINE

Editor and publisher: Nigel Jones tel. 01395 513383 / 01395 512166 email: nigel@prestige-media.co.uk Advertising call: 01395 568025 or 01395 513383 By post: 6 Bennetts Hill, Sidmouth EX10 9XH.

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22. The Salcombe Visit

42. Brixham's Lost Fleet

Philip Hawkins visits this coastal idyll.

By noted local historian, Ted Gosling.

Bridge at Loddiswell

49. Financial

All images copyright N.Jones unless otherwise credited

Where to invest for growth with Helen Mulvaney and Ian Pennicott. Covering South Devon Aug-Sept 2012

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Editor's Letter A warm welcome to the South Devon Coast and Country Magazine. Following the launch of the magazine in June, I'd like to thank everyone for all the positive feedback we've had. The overriding comment we had, was that it was great to have a 'proper' regional magazine just for South Devon. In this issue, we pay a visit to beautiful Salcombe and include a countryside circular walk in the Moreleigh/river Avon area. As mentioned previously, the magazine is pro-art, so if you run an art gallery, don't miss getting your exhibition dates into the mag - which is free of charge. The magazine currently has over 400 high-quality outlets across the region, so you if you have any friends who'd like a copy, please see our magazine outlets map (later in mag).

a dedicated "What's On" section if you're an event organiser or publicist for your society, company, club, charity or organisation, please make contact so we can add you onto our system for event listings. Event listings are free of charge. Advertising - Please contact: vivienne@prestige-media.co.uk Become a distributor - we're currently looking for reliable people . If you have a car and ideally a partner to assist, please call. After the torrential rain and floods of June and July, let's hope that the sun finally comes out for the summer holidays - there's no place on earth like Devon when the sun's out! Hope you enjoy the magazine. Regards Nigel Jones (Editor)

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August & September 2012

Forthcoming Events LOCAL EVENTS Teignmouth Regatta Until 5th Aug - events around Teignmouth, a great day out with the family. Scrappy Farmyard Crafts 3rd, 10th, 17th Aug - get creative with fun craft workshops, Occombe Farm, £1 per child. Loddiswell Show 4th Aug - the 90th Anniversary of 'the great big little village show. Salcombe Town Regatta 6th to 10th Aug - for lovers of anything ‘nautical’. Dittisham Regatta 11th Aug - messing about in boats on the River Dart. Dittisham.

Take time to enjoy... Robin Hood Week - 5 to 10 August Science Fiction Week - 12 to 17 August Shakespeareʼs Twelfth Night - 17 August Pirate Week - 19 to 24 August Wonderland Week - 25 to 31 August JLS Concert - 1 September FORCE 10K & 5K Run - 9 September

Dawlish Carnival Week 11th to 18th Aug - a seven-day action packed event with a programme that’ll ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy. South Hams Machinery Rally 13th and 14th Aug - the 33rd rally exploring the history of machines from horses to modern machines. Near Kingsbridge. Totnes Orange Race 21st Aug - commemorating a visit to the town by Sir Francis Drake. Coronation Road, Totnes.

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Summer Fireworks 23rd Aug - the annual fireworks display at 9.15pm with family entertainment starting from 2pm at Dawlish Warren. Brixham Regatta 24th to 27th Aug - see the historical port at its very best with fun for all the family, The Quay. Torbay Week 24th to 29th Aug - the 5th sailing regatta with many activities for a fun day out. Torbay. Torquay Rowing Regatta 25th Aug - Rowing events for the West of England Championships, Hollicombe Beach. Torquay Royal Regatta 25th to 29th Aug - The 199th regatta with many popular events. Royal Torbay Yacht Club. Red Arrows at 6pm on 29th Aug. Kingsbridge Agricultural Show 1st Sept - it's a great family day out whether you farm, ride or just want to see 'a little piece of rural England', Borough Farm, East Allington. Kingswear Regatta 8th and 9th Sept - a fun local family weekend with something for everyone while rasing money for charity. 40's Weekend 22nd Sept - including a Swing Dance Night with Jazz band Just Misbehavin'. Lupton House, Paignton.

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August & September 2012

Forthcoming Events MAIN EVENTS South Devon Crab Festival Until 5 Aug - The South Devon Crab Festival is held all over South Devon at various locations and includes events, tasting, demonstrations, crabbing competitions and a range of beach events to enjoy. Dartmouth Castle: through the ages 1st to 30th Aug - Experience the sights, smells and sounds of a different era each week during August at Dartmouth Castle. National Qualifier Sheep Dog Trial 8th Aug - Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh. British Firework Championships 14th and 15th Aug - two evenings of the most anticipated firework displays in Plymouth's calendar. Plymouth Hoe. Dartmouth Royal Regatta 30th Aug to 1st Sept - Air displays, shopping, funfair, music and more at this years Regatta.

Dartington International Summer School Until 25th Aug - returning once again, welcoming a vibrant community of musicians and music-lovers for five weeks of concerts, courses and workshops to the heart of the Dartington estate. Outdoor Film Festival 26th to 29th Aug - Outdoor cinema returns to the spectacular setting of Dartington’s gardens as the Tiltyard becomes temporarily home to a 40ft screen, Dartington.

Festivals The Monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery 12th tp 14th Aug - witness a unique culture at first hand. Tickets and info: Box Office 01803 850899, Brixham Theatre. CAMRA Beer Festival 16th to 18th Aug - featuring over 100 real ales and 30 ciders, Newton Abbot Racecourse. Totnes Festival 19th to 29th Aug - coming back for its 7th year, bigger, better and brighter than previous years. Totnes. Ivylive Music Festival 7th to 9th Sept - Filham Park, Ivybridge. Ashburton Food Festival 8th Sept - the Ashburton Cookery School will transform St. Lawrence Lane with over 50 stallholders lining the street.

Fishstock Festival 8th Sept - Music & Seafood Festival, Brixham Harbour.

Childrens' Entertainment

Abbfest 2012 21st to 23rd Sept - A world of fabulous local food and drink, Fermoys Garden Centre, Ipplepen.

Family Activity Days Aug - Fun days for all the family. Join in with pottery, poetry, beaded art and more at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.

South Devon Walking Festival 23rd to 26th Sept - Around all of the beautiful Darmouth coastal, estuarine, and rolling green countryside.

Childrens Week 20th to 24th Aug - the 66th year of games, competitions and events, Paignton Green.

Fairs Cockington Fair 2012 1st Aug - traditional old English Village fair in the beautiful and historical Cockington. Torbay Steam Fair 3rd to 5th Aug - the 26th year of all things Steam, near Churston Ferrers and Galmpton. Newton Abbot Cheese and Onion Fayre 5th Sept - a great family event for any food fan! Widecombe Fair 11th Sept - a celebration of Moorland life with something for locals and visitors alike. Widecome-in-the-moor. Hennock Country Fayre 12th Aug - Vintage Rally & Horse Show at West Hele Barn and Showfields Hennock. Nr. Bovey Tracey. Open from 11am. All things Vintage & Lovely 29th Sept - vintage inspired and handmade gifts by Miss Ivy, Torquay, with music by Just Misbehavin' The Guild Hall, Plymouth.

Theatrical Plays Agatha Christie's Black Coffee Until 2nd Aug - Bijou Theatre Productions present Agatha Christie's Play Black Coffee Tues/ Weds/ Thurs 7.30pm. Palace Theatre, Paignton. The Musketeers and The Pirates 2nd to 30th Aug - (thursdays) street theatre show, The Old Fish Market Brixham. 12-5pm. Me and My Girl 25th to 29th Sept - call Torquay Tourist Information Centres to book Princess Theatre Torquay 7.30pm £17. Touched 27th to 29th Sept - Pilot's Thumb Theatre Company at Brixham Theatre. £10.

The Twits 28th Aug - a evoltingly funny show, from the most popular children's author in the world. 6.30pm adults £11, children £8. Illyria Outdoor Theatre. Angelina Ballerina - The Mousical 28th and 29th Aug - 6.30pm £13.50£17.50. Princess Theatre, Torquay. The Gruffalo 14-16 Sep - songs, laughs and scary fun for children from 3yrs+, Northcott Theatre, 10.30am & 1.30pm (Schools Matinée Fri, 1.30pm)

Carnivals Shaldon Water Carnival 4th Aug - its 52nd year running with another wonderful day out for all the family. Shaldon.

Comedy Edge Comedy 12th Aug - Bringing top UK comedy up to Exeter, Exeter Phoenix. £12 Ken Dodd 19th Aug - enjoy his famous Happiness Show at Princess Theatre Torquay. 7pm £18.50-£20.50. Hot Rock and Laughter 25th Aug - suitable for 14+. Palace Theatre, Paignton. 8pm. £15. Roy Chubby Brown 31st Aug - too rude for television the most outrageous comedian is back at Princess Theatre, Torquay. 7.30pm. £22. Jethro 18th Aug and 15th Sep - Cornwall’s ambassador of comedy is at Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay.

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Robin Hood Week 5-10 Aug - Maidens and Merry Men are invited to watch the swashbuckling action as the loveable outlaw battles the evil Sheriff of Powderham!

Science Fiction Week 12th to 17th Aug - Dr What & Professor Where have been recruited by the Dept. of Big Secrets to investigate some strange sightings they will be needing some help when they discover something ‘out of this world’! Shakespeare's Twelfth Night 17th Aug - The Festival Players are performing this great comedy of love, laughter and lyricism. Bring a picnic and your own seating to enjoy an entertaining evening in the secluded Pleasure Garden. Play starts 7pm (Grounds open 6pm) Wonderland Week 25th to 31st Aug - Don’t be late to joining the Mad Hatter for a wonderful week, follow the white rabbit’s trail through the grounds and join in the tea party fun and games. JLS 1st Sep - biggest boyband of a generation, with special guest Alexandra Burke, Powderham Castle, 6pm.

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Conc erts Josef Miltschitzky 1st Aug - Exeter Cathedral, 8pm. Adult £7, Students £3. Paul Morgan 15th Aug - Exeter Cathedral, 8pm. Adult £7, Students £3. David Davies 5th Sept - Exeter Cathedral, 8pm. Adult £7, Students £3.

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Ashburton Local Produce Market Thursday/Friday/Saturday, 9am - 3pm, Tucker’s Yard. Bovey Tracey Farmers' Market Alternate Saturdays, Union Square. Buckfastleigh Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 9am-1pm. Town Hall. CONTINUED OVERLEAF

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August & September 2012

Forthcoming Events FARMERS &

Country Markets

Dartmouth Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday of the month, 9am w 1pm, Market Square. Dawlish Local Produce Market 1st Friday of the month, 9am - 2pm, Piazza on the lawn. Ivybridge Country Market Fridays, 8.30am - 11.30am, The Scout Hut, St Leonard’s Road. Kingsbridge Country Market Wednesdays, 8am - noon. Town Hall, Fore Street. Kingsbridge Farmers’ Market 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 9am1pm, Town Square. Newton Abbot Farmers’ Market Tuesdays, 9am - 4pm, Courtenay Street. Teignmouth Local Produce Market 3rd Saturday of the month, The Triangle. Totnes Good Food Sunday 3rd Sunday of the month, the market square.

Antique & Flea Totnes Flea Market Fridays - Civic Hall Square on Fridays. Vintage Market 11th & 12th Aug - 11:00 till 5:00. Over 30 handcrafted and Vintage inspired stallholders including fashion, crockery and lots more. Cream teas at Jades. FREE ENTRY. Charity raffle in aid of Help the Heroes.

MARKET DAYS Brixham Arts and craft Market Every Saturday under the old fish market, Brixham harbourside. Dartmouth Market Every Tuesday and Friday in the Market Square from Easter to October. Exminster Market first Saturday every month, 9.30am12.30pm Ivybridge Market The Scout Hut, St Leonard's Road, Ivybridge. Fridays from 8.30am11.30am.

Kingsbridge Market Town Hall Foyer, Fore Street, Kingsbridge. Wednesdays from 8.15am - 12noon. Newton Abbot Outdoor Market Market Square every Wednesday & Saturday 8am-4pm. Tavistock Market The Pannier Market, Tavistock. Fridays from 9am-4pm. Totnes Market Fridays and Saturdays.

EXHIBITIONS See more on our Art pages overleaf.

Yarner Until 19th Aug - Local Sculptors Reece Ingram and David Brampton with photographer Simon Williams, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey. Reaching for Gold Until 2nd Sept - an annual Summer Exhibition will display a selection of new work produced by Members of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey.

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Live Music Roundup GENERAL 3rd Fri - Vinyl Avengers, The Green Room, Torquay. 3rd Aug - Funky Munks, Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute band, The Jolly Farmer, Newton Abbot. 3rd Aug - Still Life, The Market House Inn, Dartmouth. 4th Aug - Eventine, The Bishop Blaize, Exeter. 4th Aug - Raspberry Fish, The Coach House, Paignton. 4th Aug - The Lateshift, Prospect Inn, Exeter. 5th Aug - Kiss This!, First & Last, Exmouth. 5th Aug - Go Tell Alice, The Dartmouth Inn, Newton Abbot. 8th Aug - Go Tell Alice, The Albert Inn, Totnes. 10th Aug - Phil Smyth, The Winchester Club, Exeter. 10th Aug - The Standbys, The Ship Inn, Paignton. 11th Aug - The Sound, Creeks End Inn, Kingsbridge. 15th Aug - Go Tell Alice, The Albert Inn, Totnes.

LIVE MUSIC August - September 2012

JAZZ 4th Aug - Take 4, The Ness, Shaldon. 5th Aug - Bohem Ragtime Jazz, The Matchroom, Plympton. £8. 19th Aug - Gambit Jazzband, The Matchroom, Plympton. £8. 2nd Sept - John Hallam & John Wurr, with The Craig Milverton Trio, the Matchroom, Plympton. £8. 16th Sept - New Orleans Heat, The Matchroom, Plympton. £8. 22nd Sept - Just Misbehavin', 40's Weekend, Lupton House, Paignton. 29th Sept - Just Misbehavin', Vintage Fair. The Guild Hall Plymouth.

FOLK ROOTS & ACOUSTIC 2nd Aug - Celine Dos Santos, Acoustic Covers & Originals, Hatts, Exeter. 3rd Aug - James Hollingsworth, Ye Olde Jolly Sailor, Teignmouth. 5th Aug - Decadence, Dicey Reilly's, Teignmouth. 7th Aug - Celine Dos Santos, Offshore Bar Restaurant, Torquay.

Photo courtesy Guy Peter: Take 4

Saturday, 4th August TAKE 4, THE NESS, SHALDON www.take4jazz.com A quartet for all seasons, it can be hot in the winter, cool in the summer, mellow in the autumn and fresh in the spring. For year round pleasure, you need nothing more than Take 4! Ric White (sax and flute) and Ted Draper (drums) along with Paul Barnham on keyboard and Mike Thorn on double bass play a mixture of mainstream, cool and early jazz which they adapt to appeal to a wide audience. It’s an arresting concoction of show tunes from the 30s, 40s and 50s which can be moulded to provide a restful and melodic background atmosphere in restaurants and special private functions or up tempo for bars and music festivals or for dancing. To book the group, phone Ted Draper on: 01395 277428 or email: info@take4jazz.com

8th Aug - Karl Zumar, The Nbi, Exeter.

18th Aug - Idle Hands, New Inn, Alphington.

11th Aug - P.R. Dewhurst, Ye Olde White Lion, Bradninch.

18th Aug - Dakota, New Quay Inn, Teignmouth.

17th Aug - Decadence, Ye Olde Jolly Sailor, Teignmouth.

24th Aug - Martin Weller, Ye Olde Jolly Sailor, Teignmouth.

3rd Aug - BarraCodas, Dicey Reilly's, Teignmouth.

19th Aug - New Heroes, The Kings Arms, Exeter.

17th Aug - Maggie Duffy & Mike Weed, Brixham Theatre, Brixham.

1st Sept - The Mighty Camel Toe, The White Hart, Chudleigh.

4th Aug - Out of The Box, The John Bill, Torquay.

24th Aug - Eventine, Prospect Inn Exeter.

19th Aug - the Levi Moretons, The Ship Inn, Teignmouth.

1st Sept - History of Lies, Creeks End Inn, Kingsbridge.

4th Aug - Strange Affair, Dewdrop Inn, Kingsteignton.

1st Spet - The Blue Mile, The Bowling Green, Exeter.

21 Aug - Celine Dos Santos, Offshore Bar Restaurant, Torquay.

6th Seot - Extractor, The Village Inn, Exeter.

7th Aug - Unstrung Entertainments, The Snooty Fox, St Marychurch.

1st Sept - Secondnature, The Pack Horse, SouthBrent.

7 Sept Celine Dos Santos, Rendezvous, Exeter.

9th Sept - Stormin Norman, The Ship Inn, Teignmouth.

10th Aug - Twilight Zone, The Coach House, Paignton.

2nd Sept - Go Tell Alice, The Dartmouth Inn, Newton Abbot 7th Sept - The BobKate, The Ferry Boat Inn, Teignmouth 7th Sept - Eat the Rich, The Globe Inn, Lympstone. 15th Sept - Pitchbend, The Coach House, Paignton 21st Sept - Raspberry Fish, Abbfest Beer Festival, Fermoys Garden Centre, Ipplepen.

BLUES 1st Aug - Benny Guiter Carr and The Hot Rats, The Royal Oak, Malborough. 4th Aug - Adam Sweet, Evolution Cafe, Exeter. 8th Aug - Stormin Norman, Carlton Theatre, Teignmouth. 22nd Aug - Stormin Norman, Carlton Theatre, Teignmouth.

ROCK/H-METAL Every Thurs - Unstrung Entertainments, The Green Room, Torquay.

10th Aug - Still Life, Dicey Reilly's, Teignmouth. 14th Aug - Unstrung Entertainments, The Snooty Fox, St Marychurch. 17th Aug - Hardwired, The Coach house, Paignton

1st Aug - Unstrung Entertainments, The Jolly Abot, Newton Abbot.

1st Sept - Switch, The Coach House, Paignton.

2nd Aug - Extractor, The Village Inn, Exeter.

7th Sept - K2, The Kings Arms, Kingsteignton.

3rd Aug - Crossfire, The Coach House, Paignton.

15th Sept - Ashbird, The Ship Inn, Teignmouth.

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photo courtesy of Eventine

Tuesday 24th August EVENTINE, PROSPECT INN, EXETER www.eventine-band.co.uk

The band formed around 6 years ago from a close group of friends that happened to share a passion for music. After hours and hours of rehearsals and a slight line up change, Eventine grew to find a truly great sound. To date, they have performed countless live shows in a variety of venues; from outdoor festivals and indoor halls, to the smaller venues such as pubs and clubs. Their sets consist of a mixture of some of the greatest material released over the last 4 decades, ranging from classic rock to funk and dance so don't miss their slot at the Prospect Inn.

Tuesday 7th August CELINE DOS SANTOS, OFFSHORE RESTAURANT, TORQUAY

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Saturday 4th August ADAM SWEET, EVOLUTION CAFE, EXETER

Born in Brest, a historic French harbour, she grew up and began her journey learning classical piano at the age of 12. After moving to the UK six years ago, when she realised that she needed to expand her passion to further afield, Celine has made a life in the South West’s thriving music scene and beach culture.

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Having played in various bands over the last 9 years Adam is now starting to carve out a solo career alongside the increasingly popular band The Perfect Strangers. Whether it’s an electric or acoustic guitar in his hands it makes no difference, the quality and originality shines through. At 24 Adam has an amazing future ahead of him as a songwriter, singer and performer. This budding performer is at The Evolution Cafe on the 4th Aug.

Her smokey vocal style, which sometimes has a French accent twist, along with her guitar she crafts deeply self-reflective and emotionally intimate acoustic pop songs. If you wish to hear her mix of acoustic covers and originals she is at the Offshore Restaurant, Torquay for a few dates during August.

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The Bridge Jazz Club is the heart of the Exeter jazz scene, meeting in the cellar bar of Bombay Bill's, Bartholomew Street East, on the first Wednesday of the month from 8.30pm. The Bridge Quartet, led by Pete Canter, has residency and hosts special guests from the South West and beyond - a nominal £2 entry fee goes towards paying for next month's guest artist. There is also a raffle each month with prizes of wine, jazz cds etc - please buy a ticket and support the music. The ever-evolving Quartet is the nucleus of the Club: musicians who come for the jam session often find

themselves booked to play - October saw Matt Carter and Ronnie Jones join Pete Canter and Al Swainger. This is the jazz scene as it is meant to be - candle-lit cabaret style seating, a full bar and of course great, live modern jazz: a place for devotees of jazz to listen, and for musicians to meet and play. The Club thanks Glanville Robinson Solicitors for their support, and Bombay Bills for their participation. But most of all the Bridge Jazz Club is YOU. Support the club by coming - enjoy a drink, make an evening of it with a meal upstairs - but most of all just come for the music.

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Forthcoming Exhibitions August & September 2012

Ed Crown - D'art Gallery

"Spring Morning Shadows" - Davidson Fine Art

GALLERIES

"Leaping Trout" - Avon Mill Garden Centre

40th Annual Exhibition Aug - Exhibition of work by the ‘Harbourside Artists of Brixham’ celebrating 40 years. The Strand Art Gallery, Brixham.

David Young, Aug - an exhibition of detailed and atmospheric oil paintings covering a wide range of subjects. Lime Square, Ivybridge.

Ben Maile Aug & Sept - original paintings by this renowned artist, Artframe Gallery, Plymouth.

Poets and Painters Until 5th Aug - Thirteen artists, some poets, others engaging in painting, printmaking or sculpture, respond to Dartmoor and other locations in the South Hams. Harbour House, Kingsbridge.

Landscape & Maritime Scenes of The South West Until 15th Sep - Gloss-Art, Exeter.

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Summer Show

Until 8th Aug - New solo exhibition by Yana Trevail exploring the archaeology of Sardinia, Bowie Gallery, Totnes.

Until 28th Aug - Emma Williams, John Brenton, Amanda Hoskin and Richard Burrell will be showing their new paintings accompanied by City Skyline Mosaics by Jude Freeman. D’Art Gallery, Dartmouth.

100th Anniversary Exhibition Until 12th Aug - This year's Devon Art Society event is special as it will incorporate a special extra room dedicated to 100 years of the Art Society St Annes Hall, Babbacombe.

David Barwick Until 20th Aug - Drawings and Paintings. The Flavel Art Centre, Dartmouth.

Summer Gold Until 25th Aug - A winning show of warm landscapes and shimmering seascapes by gallery favourites - Brownston Gallery (see box).

A Quiet Corner, Until 31st Aug - An exhibition of Devon scenes by West Country painters, Davidson Fine Art, Totnes.

Summer Exhibition Until 3rd Sep - new work by gallery artists, including favourites such as Sarah Bowman, Emma Dunbar, Anna Howarth and David Brayne RWS. White Space, Totnes.

BeetleMania Until 8th Sep - A chance to discover more about the how the order known as 'coleoptera' has been portrayed in science, culture and myth. Plymouth City Museum.

Coastlines Until 10th Sep - A collaboration of work by Greg Ramsden and Candy Neubert. Paintings and Poetry inspired by time spent by the ocean. Coves Quay Gallery.

Until 15th Sep - Bite-size art at bitesize prices. Original works by gallery artists, Brownston Gallery (see box).

Endless Summer Until 6th Oct - the evolution of surfing by artist Kurt Jackson, Plymouth City Museum.

Celebration Exhibition Until 31st Oct - 40 years of painting by Brixham's Harbourside artists. Paintings with a Maritime theme. Strand Art Gallery.

Women in Art Until 2013 - See an impressive selection of fine and decorative artworks from the Museum's permanent collections that either portray or were created by women. Plymouth City Museum.

Arthur Glendinning, 7th to 12th Aug - he finds working on a large canvas truly liberating, Harbour House, Kingsbridge.

Interpretations iii 14th to 19th Aug - Maggie Smith, Sam Gingell and Sarah Harcus interpret the local landscape in different media. Harbour House, Kingsbridge.

Simon Dobbs 20th Aug to 3rd Sep - The Flavel Art Centre, Dartmouth. Emma Dunbar - 'Catch of the Day' - White Space Art

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Lesley Dabson - 'Sunshine and Shadow' - Mayne Gallery Gordon Allen - 'Coastguard Cottage Brixham' - Strand Art Gallery

Magpie 21st Aug to 2nd Sep - Rosie Burn's seventh solo exhibition at Harbour House, Kingsbridge.

Summer Exhibition 24th Aug - includes six exciting artists. Michael Sanders, Emma Williams, Richard Burel, John Brenton, Amanda Hoskin and Jude Freeman. D'art Gallery, Dartmouth.

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Susanne Smith 3rd to 24th Sep - People, Places and Printmaking, The Favel Art Centre, Darmouth.

From Boatyard to Ballroom 4th to 16th Sep - Paintings by Ysabel Winzar and Rosemary Moser showing figures in contrasting environmnents, Harbour House, Kingsbridge.

Sep - Paintings and other mediums by Rosie Jewell and Christine Pascoe. Lime Square, Ivybridge.

Jen Aitken - "Evening Run" - Brownston Gallery

Patrick Jones 24th Sep to 13th Oct - his first one man show in the Southwest, Gloss Gallery, Exeter.

Magic Carpet 8th to 18th Sep - open studios at Gloss Gallery, Exeter.

Devon Open Studios 8th to 23rd Sep - local artists Laura Mugford exhibits, Frames and Boxes, Newton Abbot.

Laura Mugford - 'Blue Flower' - Frames and Boxes

Between Weathers 18th to 23rd Sep - Landscapes from Scilly to the Shetlands are explored through painting and printmaking by Anne Scarratt, Margaret Deans and Christine Linfield. Harbour House, Kingsbridge.

Woodart Festival 25th to 30th Sep - Crispin Born and Nick Alberici show a selection of fine woodwork and furniture, alongside AnneMarie Born's cross-stitch artwork Harbour House, Kingsbridge.

In Pursuit of Art 21st Sept to 15th Dec - Charles Eastlake's journey from Plymouth to the National Gallery. Plymouth City Museum.

Ice and Sand 29th Sep to 31st Oct - Art from three continents at a small rural gallery, Coombe Farm Gallery, Dittisham.

Moods of the Sea Christine Pascoe - "Harford Bridge" - Lime Square Gallery

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A point of view!

Nelson’s Column collection of art treasures. Set aside a time for a look-see the next time you are in Exeter city centre. Admission is free and RAMM is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm but closed Mondays and bank holidays. Visit www.rammuseum. org.uk for the fuller picture.

A Sense of Enchantment HATS OFF to Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) which walked off with the £100,000 Art Fund prize earlier this summer for ‘museum of the year’. The award came following the museum’s multimillion pound face-lift that has instilled what the Guardian called ‘a sense of enchantment’ across the galleries and the extraordinary collections they hold. If you need an excuse for a visit go and look at RAMM’s art collection and in particular a well known iconic image of the Victorian age called The Fair Toxophilites, which has become one of the most famous images of affluent Victorian leisure. The artist (pictured) William Powell Frith (1819-1909) used three of his daughters as his models. They are (left to right) Alice, Fanny and Louisa. Frith once wrote, “The subject was trifling, and totally devoid of character interest; but the girls are true to nature, and the dresses will be a record of the female habiliments of the time.” That throwaway line, not to mention that faraway look in the old chap’s eye, may be explained by the fact that his domestic life was a tad off-beat. He had 12 children by his wife, Isabelle, whilst a mile down the road he kept a mistress (Mary Allord, formerly his ward) who bore him seven more. But that’s another story. What Frith set out to achieve was to record the elegant practice of female archery for posterity and, in that, he succeeded far beyond his own expectations.

TWANG! Three of Frith’s 19 children at play RESTING in this studio, William Powell Frith (Source: wikipedia – ‘public domain’)

Forty names for rain IT IS A MYTH, although a widely held belief, that Eskimos - or to give them their proper name, the Inuit peoples of the Arctic regions - have some 40 names for snow. Here in Devon on the other hand it is a fact that we could have usefully employed almost that same number to describe the many kinds of rain that have fallen on us since summer began. There has been the all too familiar fine rain of course, warm summer rain, cold drizzling rain, steady rain, driving rain, pelting rain, lashing rain, rain which has come down in buckets full or rain that has manifested itself as stair rods, not to mention the sideways variety designed to soak us to the skin during that brief dash from the car and into the newsagents.

late and deprived us of so much valuable gardening time at this particularly critical season of the year. Did we get summers like this before 2003, the year the Met Office moved to Exeter and is there any significance in the fact that by contrast Bracknell (their old home) has been under a hosepipe ban since late Spring? Could there be any connection or is this simply the start of another myth, this time put about in retaliation by disgruntled Eskimos?

These then are but a few of the more common (and printable) varieties that have reached these parts of

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photogr aphy: Nigel Jones

Salcombe

a Visit...

by Philip Hawkins

Question: What do the following people have in common? Former Rugby player and England coach Sir Clive Woodward, singer Kate Bush, chat show legend Sir Michael Parkinson and members of the band Led Zeppelin. Well, apart from the obvious that Sir Michael Parkinson has probably interviewed them all at some point; all have or have had holiday homes in Salcombe!

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Messing around in boats, the order-of-the-day at Salcombe

This popularity among the rich and famous has

comfortably way back in our history, it is in fact

but a small fishing hamlet in its very early days.

definitely had its effect on the housing market in

rather late, considering that most settlements in the

However archaeologists have identified Stone Age

Salcombe, where some of the properties that enjoy

area had already been identified centuries before.

settlements on the cliff tops on both sides of the

estuary or sea views can easily be worth around

estuary mouth and a recently discovered shipwreck

£1.5 million pounds and some can be rented for

demonstrates the existence of intercontinental

as much as £12,000 per week during the peak

trade.

summer season.

in nautical history through wreck diving, which

Today’s tourists can envelop themselves

is a very popular pursuit in Salcombe. One might be forgiven for deducing that Salcombe has an air of exclusivity about it. On the one hand

By the 1790’s Salcombe had begun to develop a

it most certainly does but on the other this does

significant ship building industry. Around 300

not mean that we ordinary mortals cannot enjoy

sailing vessels and a handful of steamers were built

this most beautiful South Devon town.

in Salcombe and around the estuary area during the 19th century, almost all for local owners. Today

So, what is the great attraction of Salcombe? The

many local residents still own their own boats

phrase ‘situated in an area of outstanding natural

but these are mainly used for sport and pleasure,

beauty’ is a very good indication and together

not for trading.

with its almost Mediterranean micro climate and perfect sea conditions for sailing and water sports

I do not believe that we need to consider that

In Salcombe’s early days there was a thriving

in general, we definitely seem to have a tourist

Salcombe deliberately kept itself anonymous to

coastal trade; salt to Newfoundland in Canada

hotspot. It would appear however that Salcombe

hide a history of smuggling and piracy nor to

and salted fish to Europe. In 1815 the fruit trade

has not always been so attractive or indeed well

intentionally deter tourists! The more likely cause

developed and with it the ‘Fruit Schooner’ ships

known. There seems to be no written record of

is a lack of literate inhabitants (the illiterate leave

were developed – speed being the key factor.

the town until 1244, whilst this appears to be

no records). It is also likely that Salcombe was

Transporting perishable fresh cargo from Spain

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Salcombe

a Visit with South Devon Coast & Country

Looking across to East Portlemouth

back to England was not an easy

compete, nor indeed the space that

gone by. A great deal of this’ trading’

fine goods and food for sale. The

task, Salcombe however prospered

the shipyards of Northern England

happens in Fore Street which runs

restaurants serve the very best

well with this trade until about 1875

and Scotland could offer.

parallel to the water’s edge. Here

in fresh fish and local meats.

when competition from iron and later steel steamers forced them out

Salcombe is still very much involved

we can find fashionable boutiques,

Salcombe pubs offer an excellent

art galleries, a liberal peppering of

selection of locally made beer as

of the market as Salcombe had no

in lucrative trading but in a rather

jewellery stores, cafes, restaurants

well as providing a friendly and

access to the materials required to

different style from that of days

and bars in abundance, all offering

comfortable atmosphere in which

A lone seagull enjoying the pool!

Intriguing views across the estuary

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to consume them.

Linked to

no need to worry. Presuming you

to heaven. Even if you are not a

Salcombe’s coast line and harbour

Fore Street via a wide waterside

are a competent sailor, boats can

competent sailor you can become

have always been important in

pathway, with superb views across

be hired. Otherwise you can hire

one. Salcombe has a renowned

different ways. The Blockhouse

the estuary is Island Street, home

someone else to take you out or

sailing school run by the Island

at the entrance to the harbour

to many boatyards. If one should

simply catch the usual scheduled

Cruising Club. There is also a power

is believed to have been one of

feel the need to take to the water

boat trips. Indeed for the nautically

boat school and Scuba diving is very

Henry VIII’s coastal defences. This

and doesn’t own a boat, there is

inclined Salcombe comes very close

popular.

fortification fell into disrepair and

Salcombe viewed from Devon Road

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Salcombe

a Visit with South Devon Coast & Country

You can park and access the beaches

in 1644 Sir Edmund Fortescue of

With so much activity on the waters

Fallapit House near Kingsbridge

around Salcombe a lifeboat station

was charged with the restoration.

is a very important feature and has

It was renamed Fort Charles and

been since 1869. One always hopes

following the end of the English

that the necessity to launch the

Civil War Fort Charles was the last

vessel should be rare if at all and

Royalist stronghold in Devon. The

would never wish to see the sort of

devoted Royalists were eventually

disaster that happened in October

persuaded to surrender on 7th May

1916. The lifeboat was launched

1646. The garrison was respectfully

during a furious gale to go to the

allowed to withdraw with their

aid of a schooner, the ‘Western

colours still flying.

Lass’, which had run aground. The

However, Fort Charles was torn

lifeboat's crew managed to row out

down by order of Parliament

over the breaking seas and soon

who feared that it could become

reached the ship. However no signs

a rallying point for those still

of life were found on board. It was

Much work to be done in Salcombe

sympathetic to the Royalist cause.

later revealed that all hands of the

The remains of Fort Charles, also

‘Western Lass’ had been able to

waves and the atrocious conditions.

Now don’t be alarmed by this

known as Salcombe Castle, can

make it ashore unbeknown to the

Only two of the fifteen strong crew

tragedy! Nothing even like this is

still be seen today. It is located on

lifeboat crew. During its precarious

survived. The names of the lost are

likely to happen to you. Salcombe’s

a rocky outcrop which is easily

return voyage the lifeboat capsized

inscribed on the town’s memorial

coast is there to be enjoyed! If

reached at low tide.

and was quickly broken up by rogue

in Cliff Road.

however you fancy something a

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On a sunny day Salcombe has the most beautiful vistas

little less demanding than sailing

the sunbather but also encourages

why not try a little sunbathing?

some unusual wildlife. Salcombe

A network of ferries operates in

provides a stunning natural haven

and around Salcombe giving easy

for nature. Birds flock here in

access to some rather wonderful

thousands and the estuary supports

little coves with soft sand beaches;

a wealth of plants and fish life

ideal bathing conditions mainly

that flourish in the region's warm

prevail, or just spread out your

climate, boasting many species of

towel and doze. Salcombe’s above

plants found nowhere else in the

average climate not only favours

United Kingdom. Dolphins and

Above - This plaque shows Salcombe's involvement in the historic "D" Day. Left - Lovely Overbecks House at the mouth of the estuary which is owned by the National Trust. Right - take care not to clean your fish here!

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Salcombe Salcombe certainly feels like a tropical haven when the sun's out!

fell into disrepair and in 1644 Sir

Lass’, which had run aground. The

some unusual wildlife. Salcombe

Edmund Fortescue of Fallapit House

lifeboats crew managed to row out

provides a stunning natural haven

glasswork and photography in an informal beachside location and is

near Kingsbridge was charged with

over the breaking seas and soon

for nature. Birds flock here in

open seven days a week.

the restoration. It was renamed Fort

reached the ship. However no signs

thousands and the estuary supports

Charles and following the end of

of life were found on board. It was

a wealth of plants and fish life that

It seems that we have now

the English Civil War Fort Charles

later revealed that all hands of the

flourish in the regions warm climate,

discovered what is so attractive

was the last Royalist stronghold in

‘Western Lass’ had been able to make

boasting many species of plants

about Salcombe: Beauty, wildlife,

Devon. The devoted Royalists were

it ashore unbeknown to the lifeboat

found nowhere else in the United

climate, intriguing history and of

eventually persuaded to surrender

crew. During its precarious return

Kingdom. Dolphins and basking

course the sea. No wonder then

on 7th May 1646. The garrison was

voyage the lifeboat capsized and

sharks are frequent visitors to the

that it pulls in so many visitors each

respectfully allowed to withdraw

was quickly broken up by rogue

estuary waters.

year, whether for Regatta Weeks in

with their colours still flying.

waves and the atrocious conditions.

However, Fort Charles was torn down

Only two of the fifteen strong crew

Most plant life adores the climate of

by order of Parliament who feared

survived. The names of the lost are

Salcombe and nowhere is this more

is winter only in name” according

that it could become a rallying point

inscribed on the town’s memorial

apparent than in the six acre gardens

to Victorian Historian James Froude.

for those still sympathetic to the

in Cliff Road.

of Overbecks House, situated on the cliffs above Salcombe Bar. In

Gone are the days of Mediterranean

Charles, also known as Salcombe

Now don’t be alarmed by this

summer the gardens are a stunning

trading, smuggling and piracy. Here

Castle, can still be seen today. It is

tragedy! Nothing even like this is

sub-tropical rainbow of scents and

to stay is a haven for tourists and

located on a rocky outcrop which

likely to happen to you. Salcombe’s

sights, a positively gorgeous place to

residents alike. So if you are now

is easily reached at low tide.

coast is there to be enjoyed! If

be, with a back drop of the fabulous

thinking of booking into one of

however you fancy something a

coastal and country vistas. The

the many hotels, B&B’s or renting

little less demanding than sailing

house itself is partly open to the

a holiday house (they don’t all cost

Royalist cause. The remains of Fort

With so much activity on the waters

the summer or for the tranquillity in the winter; “winter in Salcombe

around Salcombe a lifeboat station

why not try a little sunbathing?

public in the form of a small museum

£12,000 a week) then be warned! If

is a very important feature and has

A network of ferries operates in

and café. The rest of the house is a

you are averse in any way to sunny

been since 1869. One always hopes

and around Salcombe giving easy

youth hostel.

that the necessity to launch the

access to some rather wonderful

warm days, ice cream, sparkling seas, soft sands, ice cream, fine

vessel should be rare if at all and

little coves with soft sand beaches;

Further cultural stimulation can be

dining, art galleries, ice cream, water

would never wish to see the sort of

ideal bathing conditions mainly

found at Hope Cove Gallery. Situated

sports, nice shops and beautiful

disaster that happened in October

prevail, or just spread out your

in Island Street at the top of the

scenery then don’t go to Salcombe

1916. The lifeboat was launched

towel and doze. Salcombe’s above

slipway overlooking the harbour

– you won’t like it! By the way, did I

during a furious gale to go to the

average climate not only favours

wall. This stunning space displays

mention that they make really good

aid of a schooner, the ‘Western

the sunbather but also encourages

a wide range of paintings, sculpture,

ice cream?

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Salcombe's town has real personality, with quirky shops, interesting streets and eateries with views. It makes for a great day out, with plenty of ferries to access the beaches and don' t forget to visit Overbecks House which has lovely views of the estuary

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I am a Devon based wildlife artist. If you would like to view more of my artwork please visit: www.mikehugheswildlifeart.co.uk.

I am a Devon based wildlife artist. If you would like to view more of my artwork

As we move out of August into September there is a sense of change in the countryside. Birds and animals have please visit: www.mikehugheswildlifeart.co.uk. finished raising their young and are begining to think about the approaching winter. In the hedgerows the seeds and berries areAugust ripeninginto ready for the natural harvest of autumn. As we move out of September there is a sense of change in the countryside. Birds and animals have

finished their young aremudfl begining tothe think Theraising Devon countryside can be aand the ats throughout winter,about the approaching winter. In the hedgerows the seeds spectacular place to visit at this time whilst others such as the Greenshank, and berries are ripening ready for the natural harvest of autumn. The Greenshank is one of many of year, (depending on the weather of Ruff and Whimbrel will have a short course!). The heathland and moorland

stay before continuing their journey

is full of flowering heather furtherats south. The Devon countryside can beand a alive the mudfl throughout the winter, bees to andvisit otheratinsects. Hedgerows whilst Byothers September will start to spectacularwith place this time suchSwallows as the Greenshank, are filling up on telephone wirehave getting ready of year, (depending onwith the Blackberries, weather of Sloes, Ruff gather and Whimbrel will a short Rosehips, Haws and Elderberries, as well for the trip to Africa, Swifts will have course!). The heathland and moorland stay before continuing their journey as many others, providing food for both already left. Chiffchaffs can still be heard is full of flowering heather and south. birds and mammals in thealive upcoming further calling on a warm day but by the end of with bees and other insects. By September Swallows willhave start to autumn and winter.Hedgerows the month most of these will gone are filling up with Blackberries, Sloes, By August most young birds have left gather on too telephone getting south and theirwire distinctive call ready won’t the nest. Juvenille Kingfishers be heard until the following April.have Rosehips, Haws and Elderberries, as well will for the trip to Africa, Swifts will disperse to try and findfor new stretches already Ourleft. native mammals willstill alsobestart to as many others, providing food both Chiff chaffs can heard of water, offering a great opportunity build up their fat reserves for the change birds and mammals in the upcoming calling on a warm day but by the end of to see them. An early morning walk of season. Hedgehogs and Dormice will autumn and of theseforwill have gone on winter. a quiet stretch of river is probably the month both bemost out foraging food in ernest By August your mostbest young birds have left south and their call won’t chance. Look out for a flash intoo September, sodistinctive you may have a better the nest. of Juvenille Kingfishers the following April. orange and electric blue will as they fly be heard chanceuntil of coming across either of these water. endearing creatures.will also start to disperse tolow tryover andthe find new stretches Our native mammals Birds that breedopportunity further north are buildOur tend tofor be the rather quiet of water, off ering a great up woodlands their fat reserves change already on themorning move, many wading of season. at this Hedgehogs time of year, apart from the odd to see them. An early walk and Dormice will birds will have arrived from Scandanavia, Robin still singing. But as we get closer on a quiet Iceland stretchand of river is probably both be out foraging for food in ernest the Arctic. The UK has to autumn our native mushrooms your best chance. Look out for a flbirds ash from in September, so youtomay have a better huge numbers of these and fungi begin show themselves. of orange and electric blue as they fl y chance of coming either these late summer onwards, with our rich Incredibly thereacross are over 3000of species tidal estuaries providing plenty of food. endearing in the UK, but do be careful as 14 of low over the water. creatures. such as the Black-tailed them are deadly! Birds thatSome, breed further north areGodwit, Our woodlands tend to be rather quiet Dunlinmany and Knot will stay on at this time of year, apart from the odd already onCurlew, the move, wading birds will have arrived from Scandanavia, Robin still singing. But as we get closer Iceland and the Arctic. The UK has to autumn our native mushrooms huge numbers of these birds from and fungi begin to show themselves. late summer onwards, with our rich Incredibly there are over 3000 species tidal estuaries providing plenty of food. in the UK, but do be careful as 14 of Some, suchThings as the Black-tailed them are deadly! to do inGodwit, the South Devon Countryside Curlew, Dunlin and Knot will stay on

beautiful species of wading birds that arrive on our estuaries in early Autumn

The Greenshank is one of many beautiful species of wading birds that arrive on our estuaries in early Autumn

Dates for the Diary Rockpool Ramble, Wembury Thursday 2nd August 12pm Sunday 5th August 2pm Thursday 19th August 1pm No need to book just turn up at Wembury Marine Centre. For more information visit: www.wemburymarinecentre.org

Bovey Heathfield nature reserve open day Saturday 15th September 11am - 4pm Join DWT for a day of walks and family activities at Bovey Heathfield Local Nature Reserve. For more information contact Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244 or contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

Dates for the Diary

Things to do in the South Devon Countryside

Family Fun Day, Andrew’s Wood Nature Reserve Beginners Walk at Rockpool Ramble, Wembury Bovey HeathfiBirdwatching eld nature reserve Tuesday 14th12pm August 11am – 3pm openHackney Thursday 2nd August day Marshes and For more information contact Devon Passage House, Newton Abbot Sunday 5th August 2pm Saturday 15th September 11am - 4pm Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244 or Sunday 23rd September 10am -1pm Thursday 19th August 1pm Join Donation DWT for to a day of walks contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org the RSPB Teamand would No need to book just turn up at family beactivities welcomedat Bovey Heathfield Wembury Marine Centre. LocalCall Nature 01626 Reserve. 821344 for details

For more information visit: www.wemburymarinecentre.org

Family Fun Day, Andrew’s Wood Nature Reserve Tuesday 14th August 11am – 3pm For more information contact Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244 or Aug-sept12.indd 3 contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

For more information contact Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244 or contactus@devonwildlifetrust.org

Beginners Birdwatching Walk at Hackney Marshes and Passage House, Newton Abbot Sunday 23rd September 10am -1pm Donation to the RSPB Team would be welcomed Call 01626 821344 for details

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Wildlife Art Exhibition DEVON OPEN STUDIOS

I will be taking part in Devon Open Studios in September. My studio is based in Farway, near Honiton , and will be open on the 8, 9,13,14,15,16, 20, 21, 22, 23 September. For more infomation please contact me . Email: info@mikehugheswildlifeart.co.uk

Wildlife Art Exhibition DEVON OPEN STUDIOS

I will be taking part in Devon Open Studios in September. My studio is based in Farway, near Honiton , and will be open on the 8, 9,13,14,15,16, 20, 21, 22, 23 September. For more infomation please contact me . 14/7/12 14:16:05 Email: info@mikehugheswildlifeart.co.uk

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Nana Cuckoo

Tales of a Yokel

Tramping Joe

By FCR Esgen

By FCR Esgen

The massive horse chestnut tree seemed so elusive as it stood snugly behind the ancient cob wall of the vicarage. Whether the vicar was in or out, we children knew that it was well worth running the risk for the chance of finding the conker that would beat all-comers in the school yard.

I met Joe recently, sitting on a park bench munching his way through a fourth coconut slice. Joe is one of the last of that honourable band of men we used to refer to as gentlemen of the road.

Our satchels full of round, brown beauties, we cycled down to the end of the vicarage lane where Nana Cuckoo’s old flint cottage stood. The smell of wood smoke made our nostrils twitch as we walked into her front parlour. We all loved Nana Cuckoo who was the grandmother of my best friend Stephen. Sat, as she was, in her wooden rocker by the open fire that burned all year whatever the weather, her silver hair tied back in a tight bun, she was what she looked like, a survivor from another age. As children do, we pushed our luck and a week later we were back throwing sticks and anything else we could find at the conkers still left on the vicar’s tree. This time he saw us and candescent with rage flew out of the vicarage intent on capturing at least one of us. We instantly dropped our bounty, tore through a side gate, jumped on our bikes and headed post haste for Nana cuckoo’s. Unfortunately, I hit the

Yarns from the inimitable FCR Esgen only large pothole in the lane and careered over my handlebars hitting also the rough stone of the road with my head. Nana Cuckoo’s face lit up as we children entered her quaint Victorian world. She did what she could to patch me up and sustained us all with tea and crumpets. Over forty years later I still have a scar under my right arm to remind me of Nana Cuckoo and those longoff escapades.

In his mid-seventies, ruddy cheeked and sporting a week’s growth of beard, he has the clearest eyes of any man I have ever seen. He passes through our town once a year on his way through southern England from Sussex to Cornwall. Joe likes us here in Devon, he says, because we are so friendly. He left London some twenty years ago for what he candidly refer to as the real life; a life of no rent, council tax, electric light, gas or water bills where he is free to eat coconut slices all day.

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DEVON RURAL ARCHIVE - MODBURY Celebration of Age

2nd August to mid-September 2012 An exhibition of photography by Ski Harrison - a collection of black and white portraits of Devon's rural elderly. "My pictures are taken over a period of time, the collection aims to celebrate the long working lives of Devon's rural community." About the DRA: The Devon Rural Archive is a unique resource dedicated to the history, development and significance of the buildings and landscapes of Devon (and a wide range of other archaeological, historical and architectural topics). Betty Jarvis, at 86, preparing to sweep her chimney, Yelverton, Devon, 1996 by photographer Ski Harrison

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Moreleigh ROMAN ROAD

1

Place Barton

3 2

4

Moreleigh Mount 5

Preston Combe 6

River Avon

Preston Cross 11

Walk Info 7

1. Distance - just over 5 miles total. 2. It's advisable to take food and drink as there are no places for refreshment along the route.

Preston

Old Inn, Halwell 11am-3pm lunches. New Inn at Moreleigh open from

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6.30pm for meals. 3. Lanes are fairly quiet, lead essential for road sections if taking a dog.

Topsham Bridge

Hendham House

4. Sections 3 to 4 and 6 to 8 are greenlanes.

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5. Don't miss Roman Road along 3 to 4.

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Moreleigh to Topsham Bridge

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his walk takes you through some really peaceful countryside, where you're unlikely to encounter other walkers. You can park close to the church of All Saints, which was built at the order of the pope, after a thirteenth century squire killed a parson of the neighbouring village of Woodleigh, whilst disputing tithes. As restitution, the squire was required to build the church. From the church, continue along the turnpike road and turn left off the main road at the fork, followed by a right turn into the green lane. You will notice on your right, that there is an unusual double bank, the purpose of which was to reinforce main boundaries. What's interesting about this lane is that it's surprisingly unsunken, which goes to show that lanes don't have to be very deep to be

ancient. This lane apparently is Roman, and towards the end, the cobbled surface is visible. When you get to the end of the track at point 4, you need to turn sharp left and continue to Preston Cross along the Anglo-Saxon lane. At the crossroads, turn directly right into the green lane which you need to follow all the way along to Topsham Bridge. Note that part way along, you come to a junction where you need to veer right to continue down to Topsham Bridge. At Topsham Bridge, don't cross the bridge, continue along the road skirting the river and follow it as it finally turns left and upwards. From here continue along the lanes until you reach point 11 and then retrace your steps to point 2 and then point 1 by the church. - Nigel Jones

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Topsham bridge on the river Avon

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7

5

Green lane between 6 and 8 - great for dogs

1

All Saints church at Moreleigh

The views down towards the Avon valley

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2

The view between points

3

and

Take the left fork, then look for the old track on the right hand side about 100 yards along.

4

This track is Roman apparently and is supposed to dispel the myth that the older the road, the deeper it's cut into the ground - this one is quite shallow.

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Bit of road here, before turning right at top of the rise (at crossroads) and down green lane.

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The river Avon from the bridge, follow the road down before it veers to the left.

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The view between points

8

1

and

2

The countryside is unspoilt and extremely peaceful.

You've just come off the green lane and the bridge on the Avon approaches.

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Life Matters Editor - Sali Mustafic sali@prestige-media.co.uk tel: 01395 513383

From Devon to Turkey and back again by Melanie Argent One woman’s effort to make a new life after children and a broken relationship!

Research shows that creativity and the arts can make a significant contribution to health and wellbeing. I am keen to find out more and would love to know what you think.

community project and then travelled S. America on a shoestring, armed with a lonely planet guide and a rucksack! This gave me a new confidence and I realized there is a big world out there to explore and many interesting people to meet along the way. Travelling alone was easier than I expected and I met so many people, though a lot were much younger, and hostels not always luxurious.

Many years before I had visited Turkey with my then partner, on a week away, while our respective children spent time with their mainly absent parents. I fell in love with the Dalyan , famous for its amazing Lycian rock tombs, which tower over the river, and for the Logger head Turtle, it is a perfect spot for nature lovers. I returned once again, this time to nearby Fethiye to visit a female friend. She had met a

Do you know an inspiring person who would share their story? Are you involved in a project that is making a difference to people’s lives? Contact me using the details above. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Do you have anything interesting to tell us about? We re particulary keen to hear from local chariti es and voluntary organisations abo ut the good work they carry out in the community. We d also like to hear from practitioners in the South Devon area about their treatments and services.

I

suppose I've never been ver y conventional and always wanted more out of my life than a career and 2.4 children. After my twelve year relationship broke down (now 12 years ago), and after bringing up two step children and one of my own, I found myself living alone with my dog, in my late thirties.

Two years later I decided to take a career break from my stressful job in social services and went to Central America for 6 months where I worked on a

Intrepid Melanie Argent

Once I returned to Devon, I was soon immersed back in work, but I now realized that travel and new experiences were what I wanted in the future. I also noted how very little seemed to have changed at home and in work place and I decided then that I wanted to get off the treadmill.

younger Turkish Waiter and fallen in love, a stereotypical reason why a lot of women tend to end up living there. However she inspired me, not because of her love affair, but because of her life style. She had her own business selling Turkish handicrafts on the internet and to tourists, but also a lovely, healthy life in the sun.

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Life Matters Balancing the stresses of work and living with health and relaxation

This gave me the idea of setting up my own small business. Named Turkish Delights, I tried to sell Turkish handicrafts and jewellery, but in not so sunny Devon! I had very little capital, and no experience of running a business. I had to get a part time job working with homeless young people by day and developed my business idea of selling through Turkish parties, craft fairs and a website. The fun bit was trips to Turkey to buy the stock. I made links with a small women’s cooperative, also bought from markets, but my main supplier was my friend. For years I worked hard spending many a weekend with early morning starts doing craft fairs and markets and evenings doing parties and other Turkish themed events, including décor for a Turkish themed wedding. I made links with Belly dancing groups, (I was selling the belts) and recruited them to dance at parties, I even did a class myself. I enjoyed the parties, but we were heading into the recession and people did not seem to have the money to buy luxury items. By 2009 I had given it my best shot and decided I was ready for a change. My friend was still in Turkey and I decided that I would resign from my part time jobs and try living the dream. I already had a lodger, so I found others to move into spare rooms to help with the mortgage. I took the plunge and knowing no one but my friend and her partner, I rented an apartment for 3 months in Fethiye. I soon made links and had a short spell teaching English at a newly set up school for foreign students. The Fethiye region attracts many expats, mainly retired English people. It is actually nicknamed the English Riviera! Students stay with host families to practice English, so this brought me a bit of income too, and I met some lovely young people from all over the world. It is difficult to get a job

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in Turkey, you can’t just work in a bar for example, because it is not part of the E.U. The Only options are tourism or teaching, or doing something creative. However it is cheaper to live and a much healthier lifestyle, as long as one doesn’t live like one is permanently on holiday, partying and drinking in the bars. Food shopping for fruit and vegetables in the market is ridiculously cheap, but I soon learned what half a kilo was in Turkish! Unfortunately due to personal reasons I had to return unexpectedly to the UK during that first summer and did not return again until 2010. I now needed a more reliable income, with a work permit, so I applied to be a Transfer Rep for a reputable company. My flight back was booked for the day the ash cloud struck, and I found myself instead on a training course in Bedfordshire with many young resort reps, practicing their welcome speeches! After 2 weeks we were deployed to a car park in Calais, France, where we had to see customers safely back to the UK. Life is certainly never how you expect it to be! This was my rude awaking into life as a Transfer Rep. Standing for hours at the airport in uncomfortable heels, waiting for customers and taking them to and from resort in the middle of the night became my routine for six months of the year, 30 paid hours, and sometimes more if there were delays.

I cultivated my Turkish friends and became bolder in exploring the area. Outside of work my aim was to learn Turkish and make some Turkish friends.

In winter I came back to East Devon to get work and see family and friends. I returned last April for a second season as a Rep. However I am not one to let

the walk was amazing. I was invited to spend the eve back at our destination, because it was the Uzumlu Mushroom festival, an annual event. We consumed

Hard at work putting on the finishing touches

grass grow. It is not my ambition to be a Transfer Rep forever and in 2011 I met some very inspiring Turkish people and others, and have began to forge what I hope will be a new venture for the future. Early in the season I was keen to escape the tourists with whom I spent many a working hour. I took the risk and joined a Turkish walking group, and was the only English person in a group of about 30. As we zoomed off in the mini bus to our mountain village start point, everyone seemed to be with friends and was babbling away in Turkish, and I couldn’t join in, as I sat nervously clutching my Turkish dictionary! Once on the walk however, people were so friendly, and many spoke some English,

copious amounts of village wine and ate mushroom pancakes under the stars in a local café and I discovered I had a talent for reading coffee leaves! I arrived home at midnight and was so glad that I had taken the courage to go alone. I cultivated my Turkish friends and became bolder in exploring the area. Public transport is brilliant in Turkey, you can go anywhere remote by bus and its very cheap, though petrol is more expensive than here! I discovered what has become my sanctuary away from the main tourist spot of Olu Deniz. It is a delightful village paradise of Kabak. Set in the mountains on the famous Lycian way walking route, I discovered

a wonderful place to stay called The Olive Garden. After frequent visits, sometimes overnight, staying in their ensuite cabins, I would recommend the place to those I thought would appreciate the natural beauty, tranquillity and the menu of splendid Turkish food. I became friendly with the owner, who was very pleased with my efforts to promote his place. I suddenly thought it would make the perfect spot for a special interest holiday. My English friend was also talking about a place to bring an English yoga teacher to. She was inspired by attending his retreat in Spain, wished to go on another, but lacked the funds to go back. Together we approached the owner of the Olive Garden, having worked out costs, before we put a proposal to him. To our surprise he agreed, providing we paid a deposit to reserve the whole venue exclusively for the week. In two months we managed to attract eight people to fly over from the UK to attend our first Yoga retreat at the end of the season, and we also got to take part, as well as organize it! Sadhita the teacher attracted a lot of our customers, who had attended his retreats in Scotland or Spain. I had never done yoga before and certainly not meditation, but it has really helped me to relax and become fitter in my daily life. It was such a success that we are hoping to make it a regular event at the beginning and end of the season. We have booked the venue again as everybody who came agreed, that being set in the mountains above the beach, it is the perfect place. For now I continue to work for Thomson, but I hope with the many recent contacts I have made that I will be able to set up more special interest holidays, around Turkish cooking, art and culture. I have certainly learnt a lot from my travel experiences so far and hope to be able to carry on living a life between two such beautiful places. To find out more go to www.bodhiyoga.es or email us at sadhitayogaturkey@hotmail.co.uk - Melanie Argent

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Horse Care Rein Tension by Natalie Bucklar-Green

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

are required.

And if a horse can feel a fly land on

considerations when choosing a bit

It has been recognised by researchers

its neck, what must 7½ kilos feel like

are the horses stage of training and

for decades that the bit can induce

on the sensitive tissues of the mouth?

the ability of the rider. Take leaning

pain in the horses mouth, even

Are these concepts made worse

on the bit as an example, there are

creating physical injury. In particular,

because perception of rein tension

many reasons for this which include

the creation of spurs of bone on the

does not match actual tension?

the horse is physically incapable

bars of the mouth where the bit lies

Much more work is needed to

is becoming more prevalent and they

quantify the pressure felt by the

have the potential to cause significant

horse under different conditions but

pain and distress to the ridden horse.

in the meantime every rider can take

Research has found out some other

responsibility for the welfare of the

very interesting issues:-

horse they ride by striving for the lightest possible contact. Although

1.

Natalie Bucklar-Green

BSc (Hons), MSc (Equine Science)

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

frequently used as such, stronger bits

tensions are demonstrated

are no substitute for training and a

depending on the response

supple, balanced horse being ridden

of carrying more weight on the

required, just 400g has been

by a supple, balanced rider will be less

hindquarters, the rider does not have

shown to produce a sufficient

likely to require more severe tack.

a seat independent of the reins or the

response from horses (even

Of further help to the horse, is if the

riders use of the reins is unsubtle or

relatively untrained ones) when

rider looks in the horses mouth to

excessive. Whilst a stronger bit may

Rein tension of up to 7½ kilos has been measured in trot. That’s the equivalent of 7½ bags of sugar in one rein!

3.

Riders, instructors and judges perception of rein tension is frequently inaccurate when

seem like the answer to stopping the

It has been recognised by researchers for decades that the bit can induce pain in the horses mouth, even creating physical injury.

assessed against data obtained

4.

assess the conformation and hence

Riders classed as experienced

the suitability of different bits for

have been shown to create

that individual horse. Things to

rein tension of between 1 and

look out for are the thickness of the

taught to maintain a contact with

6 kilos.

tongue, the height of the palate

Less experienced riders create

and the fleshiness of the bars, as

weight of the rein’. This meant aiming

a greater tension in the reins,

all these will influence your choice

to use the lightest possible contact

especially for turning.

of bit. For example, it does not

5.

and applying minimal pressure to

symptom and not the cause. There is no quick fix, as training a horse to lighten its forehand takes years of schooling and likewise a rider can’t improve their balance over night. But a commitment to practice mean that less severe tack can be

tension.

In years gone by riders were often the horses mouth equivalent to ‘the

horse from leaning, this is treating the

does hugely benefit the horse and

from equipment measuring

Rein Tension- Have You Ever Thought About It?

in trot. That’s the equivalent of 7½ bags of sugar in one rein!

Although a range of rein

halting and steering. 2.

Rein tension of up to 7½ kilos has been measured

used. To put a different perspective

necessarily follow that a big horse or

the bit at all times, preferably no

In practice, this means that although

a wide mouth will allow for a thicker

more pressure than is applied by

a rein tension of just a few hundred

mouthpiece. One common problem

the weight of the rein. If the rider

grams can be sufficient for effective

associated with single jointed bits is

fails to continually aim for this

communication, riders have been

insufficient room in the mouth for

on it- think about how quickly you

subtle communication, the horse

shown to use up to 18 times this just

the joint, hence it can dig into the

could stop yourself after running

can become habituated to a greater

in trot. So what about the forces

roof of the mouth. This is when the

down a steep hill. Would you rather

pressure, leading to a continuing

applied to a very small area when the

horse will open its mouth and the

practice so you could physically stop

cycle of increased pressure and

rider is unbalanced or an unbalanced

solution is a different bit rather than

quicker or have someone behind you

habituation until more severe bits

horse is being steered at a canter?

a tighter noseband. Other important

pulling on your mouth and head?!

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Aggressive or Frightened by Kerry Hornett

W

e hear a lot about aggressive

kindness to bring them some form

animals, particular dogs,

of peace.

but there are lots of reasons for

Kerry Hornett Animal Communicator Helping animals with emotional behavioural problems Reiki Master Reiki healing Medium Reading for individuals and groups Call 01404 43522

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in army uniform. He had somehow been involved in military life and was used to a rigorous routine of

apparently aggressive behaviour.

In most cases angry animals have

The same is true of aggressive

a reason for their anger and once

grooming and exercise. It was felt that he had been on show and

human behaviour.

they have been able to express it,

was very proud of his appearance.

they will be prepared to modify their

This had been a very male world

Much of my work is with animals

behaviour. Kaspian was a very large

and Kaspian had little respect for

who are labelled as aggressive –

horse who had been passed through

females. His subsequent female

dogs, cats and horses. In a very

the hands of many owners. At his

owners had had a very tough time with him.

few cases the animal is angry,

previous stable he had a large sign

dangerous and even after therapy

warning that he was aggressive

is not prepared to change. These

and that visitors shouldn’t come

animals are dangerous and great

near him. He was moved to a new

firm hand Kaspian was given back

care has to be taken in their

stable and his new owner, an animal

some of his pride. He was also

management and upkeep. In some

communicator, worked with him in

discovered to have a wicked sense

rare cases the aggression is genetic

order to help him find a new way

of humour and some of his “attacks”

and unpredictable and therefore

of behaving.

were discovered to be a misplaced

extremely dangerous. I have only

With care, understanding and a

teasing behaviour. We explained

had 2 cases this extreme and both

Through communication it was

that his size and strength meant

owners decided to have the dog put

discovered that Kaspian was actually

that he had to be careful when he

to sleep in order to ensure that their

grieving for the loss of a special

joked around. While still imperfect

unpredictable behaviour wasn’t a

owner and for a way of life which had

he definitely lost his “dangerous”

danger to humans. In both cases the

given him a lot of status and pride.

label and continued to have a useful

animal, concerned was so distressed

He had been very fond of an earlier

role in his new world.

in themselves that I feel it was also a

male owner, who was remembered

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Local historian Ted Gosling remembers the hardy trawlermen of Brixham

Brixhams Lost Fleet W

hen I left school during the 1939-45 war years I went to work in Seaton's neighbouring village Beer.

Beer became the "mother of trawling" and held its position as the leading fishing port in the country until recent times.

It was here that I first heard the old local saying Beer made Brixham and Brixham made the North Sea, and this is true for the first fishermen to travel from Brixham were men of Beer in their small boats.

Its great fleet of sailing trawlers remained one of the finest sights in the South West until the first World War.

Leland spoke highly of the daring, skill and courage shown by the fishermen of Beer who were the pioneers of fishing. The best weather for trawling was a stiff breeze of not less than force six, but this made the old Beer Luggers weather bound on their beach because Beer had no harbour. As a result

the arrival of the steam trawlers at the turn of the century, Brixham men were operating their fleets from Hull, Grimsby and Lowestoft. Hull was the port most used by the Brixham men and as a result many

In the 1840's there were nearly 270 sailing vessels in the port and even by the beginning of the 20th century the numbers stood at nearly 200. At that time Brixham has earned the proud title "mother of the deep-sea fisheries".

Brixham sailing trawlers during the 19th century were very seaworthy and could withstand any bad weather

In the nineteenth century Brixham fishermen started to fish the North Sea in packs of five or six boats with their "Admiral" in command, and with

families settled there. The life of Brixham, for several centuries has been in fishing, ship building,

net making and all the subsidiary trades, it has a strong character of its own Were there ever a competition to see who in this country worked hardest under the greatest discomfort these fishermen from Brixham would have come high on the list, for those men fishing meant long hours and hard work coupled with the fact that a good catch did not necessarily mean a good profit. Brixham sailing trawlers during the 19th century were very seaworthy and could withstand any bad weather. Most of them were owned by men who had gone to sea at an early age and served an eight-year apprenticeship.

The Fish Market, Brixham

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Brixham Harbour c1928

These hardy independent fishermen contributed to Brixham prosperity for many years. Such was the importance of the local fishing industry that until 1900 when the Brixham Pure Ice Co. was set up in the town, Norwegian ice ships used to bring ice from Stavenger to Brixham in four days. It was brought packed in sawdust and stored in the Ice House on the quay.

The Fish Market, Brixham c1932

Again the skill of the Brixham ship builders was recognised when J.W. and A Upham were the ship builders picked to build the replica of the Mayflower in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America, they had at that time (1955) been building wooden vessels for more than 150 years and could call on craftsmen with father to sun reputation for ship building. Ted Gosling

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Brixhams Lost Fleet

Brixham trawlermen c1930

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A point of view!

Nelson’s Column Welcome to Devon?

Let’s start saying it with flowers WHY CAN’T DEVON be more

wild f lowers are scarce and

think ‘welcome to Devon’ with

like Arkansas? Fair enough, it’s

consideration is g iven to

mile-long garlands of colour

To download a copy of Devon’s

bigger than us but that particular

enhancing such roadside verges

that would set us apart from the

booklet touching on the subject

southern state of America sets

with an appropriate wildflower

rest? That would clearly involve

go to:

out to welcome visitors with over

chatting up the Highways Agency

1000 miles of solid swathes of wild

as well, but is that a problem?

www.devon.gov.uk/ vergesbooklet.pdf

flowers alongside its main roads. For a glimpse of the Arkanas

or call Environment, Economy

Yes, we mark our county borders

wildflower programme go to:

and Culture Directorate, County

with metal signs saying ‘Welcome

www.arkansashighways.

Hall, Exeter. Telephone: (01392)

to Devon’ but we can do better

com/wildflower_program/

382847.

than that, surely? This wet

wildflower.aspx

spring and summer has seen a marked proliferation in some

Ox Eyed Daisies

magnificent arrays of wild f lowers, particularly ox eyed

mi x, eit her sepa rately or

daisies - but stunning as they are,

incorporated in a grass seed mix.

they are not exclusive to Devon.

Only seed of a native provenance will be used. The mix should be

Could we at least think about

specially selected to suit local

saying ‘welcome’ to our holiday

conditions and the intended

visitors and ‘welcome home’

scheme objectives following

to we natives with stretches of

consultation with the County

wildflowers hundreds of metres

Ecologist.

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long at our border crossing points? Costly?

The general aim is thus to provide the most appropriate species

Not so. Devon already has a

ecologically and aesthetically,

booklet covering every aspect

but in addition, offer the option

of highway maintenance, all

of increasing the range of

costed out and budgeted for. This

indigenous species.

is what it says on the subject of wildflowers:

Great stuff. Could we then now think about moving on beyond the

In certain areas naturally

ox eyed daisy please - beautiful

occurring local species of

though it is in its profusion - and

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