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Blackall’s Drive

Blackall's Drive

The thing I love about maps are some of the place names you find that always beg a question of some kind, one such example is the simple entry of ‘Dr. Blackall’s Drive‘ which can be found at OS grid reference SX 698 718. So, what is it? Who was …

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Black Dunghill

Black Dunghill

Following his torn cruciate ligament operation and several weeks confinement it is now possible to take Zeb out on short walks. The problem he has is that although I doesn’t think he’s any longer in pain he refuses to use his bad leg. This being his hind left leg can …

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Bellever

Bellever

Tradition now has it that the second weekend in July is when we take my Young Archaeology Club up to Dartmoor. The trip is always regarded with some slight trepidation as it involves around 16 children between the ages of 8 and 11 and all the joys they bring. This …

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Belstone Common

Belstone Common

I never thought I would see the day but I have enrolled with our newly formed village photography club which to be fair is teaching me a lot about photography. The group consists of a good mixture or ‘no-ideas’, in which group I class myself, through the spectrum to a …

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Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours

I needed several photos for the website which involved travelling around the moor and the day didn’t bode well. The first place I needed to go was Nun’s Cross and I found Princetown cloaked with fog and clogged with visitors. However, by the time I reached Whiteworks there were tiny …

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