Tag Archives: Dartmoor National park

Okehampton bypass inquiry: 40 years ago

It is 40 years since the 96-day Okehampton bypass inquiry opened. Continue reading

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The Dartmoor reservoir saga, 40 years ago

It is 40 years since I gave evidence at the public inquiry into the Roadford reservoir scheme, countering the alternative sites which were on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Centenary of the inscrutable Lis Hawkins

Lis Hawkins, defender of Dartmoor, would have been 100 on 29 October 2017. Continue reading

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Smiling in the rain

In pouring rain we dedicated a gate on the Dartmoor Preservation Association’s land at Swincombe to Geoff Sayer, former treasurer and vice-president and true friend of Dartmoor Continue reading

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Barbara was always there

My friend Barbara MacDonald would have been 105 today. I remember her devotion to the Dartmoor cause. Continue reading

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Ian’s day

On 10 June friends and colleagues of the late Ian Mercer gathered on Dartmoor to celebrate his life. Continue reading

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Standpipe saga

Forty years ago I was at an emergency public inquiry objecting to South West Water’s plans to rob the Dartmoor rivers. Continue reading

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