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Totnes Women’s Centre

Goodness, how time flies. I hadn’t realised how long it was since I last posted on here. Apologies to those of you who check on here regularly for updates. I will endevour to be more regular in the future. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Arcturus Books

Another important countercultural business was Arcturus Books. This was originally set up in April 1976 by Bob Jelfs. Bob had moved down to Torquay with the intention of being a musician. When this didn’t work out he decided to pursue … Continue reading

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The early countercuisine in Totnes – part 2

Some more on the early countercuisine in Totnes… ———————————————————————————————- Another ‘alternative’ food business which had Dartington connections was Sacks. This was established by Tom and Lynda Merrington and started as a market stall in March 1975 selling brown rice and … Continue reading

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Countercultural entrepreneurs – the early ‘Countercuisine’ in Totnes

One way in which Totnes began to change in the 1970s was in the development of businesses that were in some way related to countercultural ideals. That is not to say that all such businesses were motivated by a revolutionary … 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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