Category Archives: Other important factors

The importance of Dartmoor

I wrote a while ago about other local contextual factors which helped the area to develop as a site where countercultural practices have flourished, citing the perhaps surprising impact of Torquay on Totnes and Dartingon. Another such ‘external’ influence is … Continue reading

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Organic farming in South Devon

Organic farming is another area where perhaps surprising Dartington did not play a directly significant pioneering role. Whilst it did support the Yarner Trust in the late seventies, by then there was already a burgeoning organic scene within the area. … Continue reading

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‘A Faire Felde Ful of Folke’ – the origins of Hood Faire

Continuing the theme of alternative cultures  that were not directly linked to Dartington, this extract is about something which generates very fond memories in many people, Hood Faire. I only managed to interview a couple of people about the Faire … Continue reading

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The influence of the English Riviera

These days, in many ways, Torbay and Totnes seem to be ‘miles’ apart culturally, despite the relatively close distance between the two. It is therefore interesting to note that Torquay played a role in the development of alternative activities around … Continue reading

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