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Miss Ingrouville and the bigamous "baronet"

The press was agog in 1899, when it heard about Agnes Roselle Ingrouville. “All must sympathise,” The Era reported breathlessly, “with the distressing position of Miss Agnes Ingreville .” 547 more words

19th Century

Bodmin Moor: completing the jigsaw

In November 1993 the Bodmin Moor Commons Bill, a private bill promoted by Cornwall County Council, entered parliament.  It was ill-conceived and driven by money: the council wanted to create a body which could be legally responsible for managing the moor and receiving the agri-environment grants.   590 more words


Off to Molland Moor in search of black grouse

I spent the day yesterday in Molland (Devon Exmoor) at a meeting organised by the Heather Trust. The meeting was all about Natural England’s ‘Outcomes Framework’ in the uplands. 477 more words


Haytor and Hound Tor Dartmoor Microadventure

After the thrill of Friday’s partial eclipse I decided to travel a little further for this week’s Dartmoor Microadventure and head out towards Hound Tor, from Plymouth there is a very scenic driving route through Dartmeet and Widecombe-in-the-Moor, a quaint little village that I had the good fortunate of going to school in for my last year at primary school. 251 more words

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