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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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The rise of “Alternative” Totnes

Nowadays Totnes is well known as an ‘alternative’ centre, an identity that is reproduced in the media and in tourist guides.¬† Indeed this blog, and my wider research, also contribute to this labelling. It is important to recognise that some … Continue reading

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