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  • in reply to: Corbel carvings in Exeter Cathedral #14934
    JM
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    Hi OwlHoot. We have had a response to your blog post from Diane Walker, volunteer researcher at Exeter Cathedral. It can be read at https://devonassoc.org.uk/devoninfo/some-exeter-cathedral-nave-corbels-2021/

    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #13629
    JM
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    Todd has let us know of a recent piece in DevonLive: “Ancient maps of Exeter unseen for centuries found” which details his discovery of three more 18th-century maps of Exeter. Read it at https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/ancient-maps-exeter-unseen-centuries-4955237
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    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #12844
    JM
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    Update: I’ve sent a link to Chapelhill. If any other members of the DA (members only, I’m afraid) would like to view Todd’s “Christmas in Devon” talk, please send an email to xmas.talk@devonassoc.org.uk.

    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #12842
    JM
    (admin)

    Todd Gray’s online Christmas talk to us on 18 December was indeed recorded. Watch this space for more information.

    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #12813
    JM
    (admin)

    On Sunday 20 December Dr Todd Gray MBE will be the guest on BBC Radio Devon’s South West Soundtrack, a local version of Desert Island Discs with Caroline Cook at about 2.10pm.

    It will be available on the BBC website for some time afterwards – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0908xr5

    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #12760
    JM
    (admin)

    Join us for Todd’s online talk about Christmas in Devon.

    “Some aspects of the Christmas holiday were particularly Devonian – mummers, a gooding and the ashen faggot, while others, like Stir Up Sunday were much like other parts of England.
    “This history will be explored along with other introductions over the last 400 years.”

    On Friday 18 December at 2 pm. Booking essential – see the Event page at https://devonassoc.org.uk/event/christmas-in-devon-a-talk-by-dr-todd-gray/

    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #12145
    JM
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    Todd tells us that his book Devon and the Slave Trade has been reprinted with revisions with Devon County Council in light of the Black Lives Matters movement.

    As he says, this was his attempt to put factual history into the public domain and take the heat out of the topic. It has become even more controversial since 2007.

    For more detail see the DevonLive website at https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/history-hurts-re-examining-devons-4474650

    in reply to: Devon cream teas #12131
    JM
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    ‘Nobbies’ would seem to be a variant of ‘nubbie’ which was shown in the 1962 report as only recorded in Lydford. Does ML say from where ‘nobbies’ was collected?

    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #11857
    JM
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    On Todd’s regular spot on BBC Radio Devon this afternoon, he talked about The Lost Chronicle of Devon. You can read the book here: https://devonassoc.org.uk/devoninfo/the-lost-chronicle-of-barnstaple/

    in reply to: The Todd Gray thread #11764
    JM
    (admin)

    Todd has advised us of his piece “Tear them down or keep them? Devon’s uneasy relationship with its statues and its past” that has been published on the DevonLive website at https://www.devonlive.com/news/history/tear-down-keep-them-devons-4291413

    in reply to: Summer visitors (birds!) #11387
    JM
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    Not a summer visitor, but I thought I’d share this photo of our resident blackbird looking very bedraggled after successfully raising one brood of three, and now – judging by the amount of food he keeps carrying away – busy feeding another nest full.

    This is using the new Upload Attachments facility (see below the text input box – note the file size limit of 2MB). Click on the photo to see a larger version.

    in reply to: Todd Gray Talks on Radio Devon #11217
    JM
    (admin)

    Thanks Collegiate, and welcome to the forums!

    I believe that in one of last week’s talks Todd gave the DA a plug too.

    in reply to: COVID-19 Archive #11171
    JM
    (admin)

    For completeness, here’s the relevant page on the South West Heritage Trust’s website: https://swheritage.org.uk/devon-archives/coronavirus-community-archive/

    And for DA members, our History Section’s ‘Tomorrow’s History’ project announcement is here: https://devonassoc.org.uk/history-section/tomorrows-history/

    in reply to: Summer visitors (birds!) #10802
    JM
    (admin)

    Theophilus wrote:
    > Is it possible to post short videos on this Forum?

    Not yet, I’m afraid. There are two possibilities: if it’s already on the internet, you can post the link to it here, or if you’d like to email the video to forum.admin@devonassoc.org.uk we can store it on our server and provide a link to it.

    in reply to: Victoria Hall, Queen Street, Exeter #10660
    JM
    (admin)

    Scraping the barrel now! I assume you’ve already searched Google Books/Scholar, the British Newspaper Archive, etc. Did you try the Burnet-Morris Index at the DHC?

    I got six hits on the SWHT online Local Studies Catalogue, some with online internal views of the hall. There’s one more that you might perhaps have missed – http://library-cat.swheritage.org.uk/archive/match-bokbok1882-DA18333

    “A boke of ye fantasie fayre holden atte ye Victoria Halle, in Exon, in ye moneth of Julye, 1882 (1882)”

    in reply to: Victoria Hall, Queen Street, Exeter #10622
    JM
    (admin)

    I thought there might be something on the excellent Demolition Exeter website at http://demolition-exeter.blogspot.com/ . But if there is, I can’t find it.

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