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Tim Sandles

Tim Sandles is the founder of Legendary Dartmoor

Two Apprentices verse

Two Apprentices verse

The incident which the following lines describe occurred in the winter of 1820 and involves two farm apprentice boys who became lost in a snow-storm whilst travelling across Dartmoor. It is very similar to the story of the Brad Stones and may well refer to the same lads. Ye who …

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Tors & Rocks Book

Tors & Rocks Book

Author – Ken Ringwood ISBN 978-1-84102-361-8 Publishers- University of Plymouth Press Price – £15 To write any book is definitely a labour of love, often with little reward especially if it’s on the subject of Dartmoor and here is a book that has taken several years to compile. It is …

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Thomas Rowden

Thomas Rowden

Dartmoor has over the centuries inspired numerous poets, authors and artists but there is one particular artist that was not only inspired by the landscape but by the livestock who grazed upon it. Anybody who is familiar with the music of Gordon Lightfoot will probably know his song, “The Pony …

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Thomas A Falcon

Thomas A Falcon

Sitting on my league two shelf of Dartmoor books is a forlorn and rapidly disintegrating red book, its spine slowly rotting away. The only redeeming feature about it is the golden engraved picture of Spinster’s Rock on its cover. Inside the first page, in fading ink, are the words; “Dr. …

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Song of the Moor 2

Song of the Moor 2

On a rather upbeat note for a change here is a verse/song that comes from Sabine Baring Gould’s – ‘A Book of the West’. As can be seen there is no mention of the dreary aspects of Dartmoor. Here are the thoughts of a true Dartmoor lover laid out in …

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Song of the Moor 1

Song of the Moor 1

Just before his death, the author William Crossing compiled a book of Dartmoor poems and amongst these was ‘The Song of the Dartmoor Men’. Vur good red gold, King John, we’m told, Sot all broad Devon free Vrom the forest laws, ‘cept Dartymoor, But made it plain to see, That …

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Simon Thorn Verse

Simon Thorn Verse

SIMON THORN   Old Simon Thorn was a Devonian, bred and born, And Work’d in his master’s fields all day from early morn; A real good man was Simon, truthful in deed and word, And through Life’s many sorrows, as blithesome as a bird.     My lot in this …

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Sailor’s Fate Verse

Sailor's Fate Verse

Dartmoor is criss-crossed by many ancient tracks and paths which have been used by various travellers for centuries, these varied from a couple of miles to long slogs of twenty plus miles. One such track was the ‘Mariner’s Way‘ which ran from Bideford in north Devon to Dartmouth in south …

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Russel Stewart

Russel Stewart

According to the Oxford English Dictionaries the definition of the word ‘inspiration‘ is; “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative“. There are a few landscape photographers that have the talent to give inspiration through their pictures and Russell Stewart Stone is …

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R. D. Sherrin

R. D. Sherrin

Among the great and the good in the world of Dartmoor artists one would be remiss not to mention R. D. Sherrin alongside such men as F. J. Widgery, C. E. Brittan and T. Rowden. Not a lot is known about this artist although he was a prolific painter of …

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