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News From September 2017

Widecombe Fair 2017

Widecombe Fair 2017

Widecombe Fair 2017

Posted in Events on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 11:39pm

A very BIG thank you to everyone who visited the Dartmoor Society stand and who helped make our attendance at Widecombe Fair on Tuesday 12th September 2017 such a successful occasion.

In total there were over 80 individual stall holders and as ever there was plenty going on in the demonstration ring, as well as the judging of animals and vintage vehicles on show, plus many more activities in the area of the Village Green.

We also felt very fortunate that the weather stayed mainly dry and this enabled people to sit and socialise and take in the special atmosphere generated at this annual show.

It was clear to see that both locals and visitors thoroughly enjoyed this truly unique Dartmoor experience. Many thanks again one and all and roll on next year!

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Pizwell Farm visit

Pizwell Farm visit

Pizwell Farm visit

Posted in Events on Thursday 7th September 2017 at 11:04pm

A record 49 Members attended our annual farm visit to Pizwell Farm which is one of the 17 Ancient Tenements of the Forest of Dartmoor.

Sue Martin did a fabulous job of showing us around both the historic and more modern farm buildings and explained about their various uses. The Old Pizwell Farmhouse which is a Grade 2 listed building also aroused particular interest.

After this, Frank led us on a spectacular walk across Riddon Ridge where we thoroughly enjoyed the amazing panoramic views. At the end of the afternoon we all tucked into a wonderful afternoon tea consisting of different varieties of rolls and sandwiches and home- made cakes and copious amounts of tea giving everyone a splendid opportunity to socialise in Sue and Frank Martin’s Farmhouse Garden.

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