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June 2019: The Resorts of North Devon

Devon is the only county in England with two separate coasts, north and south. It is the latter that is perhaps better known and more ...More
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Did you know that Askrigg acted as "Darrowby" in the 1970s BBC TV series " All Creatures Great and Small ", based on the adventures of author James Herriot (pseudonym of the rather less euphoniously monikered Alf Wight)? The Wensleydale village, whose Norse-derived name means ‘ridge with ash trees’ is still visited by many fans seeking The Drover’s Arms (actually the King’s Arms ) and other Herriot-country landmarks.

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