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The English Riviera*

A week ago today Mrs Weir and I (along with a more senior interloper) had just returned from a break in the South West, to be specific the handsome South Devon town of… 198 more words


Conduct becoming

First concert for the Dartington Festival Orchestra last night, with this year’s crop of student conductors. It was an all-Beethoven program, with Joanna MacGregor clocking up her third concert in as many days in the Triple Concerto, with (equally frantic) Adrian Brendel (cello) and Chloe Hanslip (violin), and a changeover on the podium for every movement. 374 more words


Morris and Co.

William Morris

Title page of autograph MS of Homage to Willliam Morris by Imogen Holst (copyright Holst Foundation)

Walking through the gift shop of a well-known nature reserve recently, I spotted some William Morris mugs for sale. 703 more words

Cataloguing Archives

Tales of a Ricardian Traveler – Debunking a Myth at Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall, near Totnes in Devon and just southeast of Dartmoor National Park, represents a uniquely British form of historical contradiction. It is both medieval, having parts of a Grade I-listed late 14th century manor house, and modern, being the current home of the Schumacher College and formerly the site of a progressive coeducational boarding school which broke all the molds of English education and even… 2,542 more words


On the trail of the House of York....

Here are eight places associated with members of the House of York. The first is Cerne Abbey, which Anne Neville visited in 1471. Included in the list is my favourite place in all the world, Dartington Hall in Devon. 12 more words

Dartington Hall Estate Part 2

I’ve been a terrible blogger because I went back to England in April for 2 months and its now June and I haven’t spoken about anything I did whilst I was there. 154 more words