My home county and, despite living in London for 30 years, probably the place I know best. I have loved Dartmoor ever since I was a young child – the mystery, the landscape, the stories. There is so much to see and to learn. I also like the coast, although I must admit I know the south Devon coast very well and the north Devon coast hardly at all.
The majority of posts are for Newton Abbot, but there are others from Dartmoor and elsewhere in Devon.
Latest Devon posts
Chagford at night
Chagford is a great place to visit at any time of the day or year. With excellent pubs, each with a character of its own, it would be rude not to enjoy a few fermented vegetable drinks. However, a car is required, which complicates things.
South Devon Technical College
Were YOU at SDTC? I was there in the early 70’s and had a great time. Punk hadn’t happened yet so I was still prog-rocking with the best of them. I got some A-levels too.
Newton Abbot 1958
A parish magazine had unexpected news about my baptism, but perhaps of greater interest were the advertisements for businesses, most of which no longer exist – but some that do.
Olives & Post-Punk
One sunny afternoon in the life of Newton Abbot, from the market square to the clock tower…
Jaguars, Rovers, Mustangs, Corvettes…
An exceptional free day out in Newton Abbot every June; well worth a visit!
One of my favourite Newton Abbot parks. There are many to choose from, all with entirely different characters. Photos take in 2009.
Newton Abbot Architecture
An overheard conversation on a train prompted me to take photographs of architecture in Newton Abbot. Some people do not speak highly of the town but it has many buildings to be proud of.
Scotland Day 15: The End of the Journey
Over 9 hours on the road and 475 miles covered. The end of a journey for me and my travelling companions. No photos today but here is a shot of the fabulous B&B we stayed in on the Isle of Skye.
Demolition: Man-made & Nature
Nature brought down the great tree in Courtenay Park but it was the ingenuity of man that demolished houses and shops opposite the bus station.
Food shopping is not a chore when I am salivating over local cheeses, hams, pies and other goodies from the market deli.