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The emergence of Totnes’ reputation as an “Alternative” centre

My research suggests that it was during the 1980s that Totnes began to develop a significant  reputation as an ‘alternative’ or ‘New Age’ centre. One of the most important developments in the emergence of this ‘place myth’ was the publication … 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 New Themes in Education Conferences

In the 2007 Totnes Review Walter King wrote a very interesting piece entitled ‘The Lost Worlds of Dartingon’. King’s argument is that during the 1980s there was a split on the board and that the “New Agers” defeat of the … Continue reading

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