Jack Banfield

Jack Banfield was born at Brimley in the parish of Hawkchurch, Devon, in 1912. He is the village’s oldest native resident. Jack’s earliest memories go back to the start of the Great War, (1914-18) when his father’s horse and wagon Read more »

Flora Wellbeloved

Flora (Flo) was a child of the 70s. From the age of three, she and her younger sister lived in the village of Thorncombe on the border between Dorset and Devon. Many of her childhood memories are of her mother’s Read more »

Niki McCretton

Born in Germany, Niki’s early years were spent in Devon before moving to Somerset. In her arts career Niki has directed, choreographed, written, taught, managed the Tacchi Morris Centre near Taunton and been Press and Publicity Officer for the Chard Read more »

Rose Dennison

Rose Dennison farms 260 acres at Pulham, Dorset, with her son John. They run a 120-cow dairy, grow organic vegetables, and produce organic free-range eggs, selling locally through a box-scheme. Long-term members of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, the Dennisons’ farm Read more »

Molly Chesil

Molly Chesil was born within a stone’s throw of Chesil beach. She has lived in Dorset ever since and has a great appreciation of its countryside. Currently, she is working for her A levels, is particularly enjoying the psychology course Read more »

Derek Collins

Derek Collins is an egg producer from a smallholding near Maiden Newton, Dorset. With the help of his son John, he supplies local outlets with superb eggs from traditional breeds of bird. Derek’s hens live in comfortable barns, with access Read more »

Patience Budden

Patience Budden, was born in Ghana and has lived in England for nearly 20 years – 7 in East Devon.  She is a student at Southampton University, studying Nursing, and planning to study Midwifery. Her interests are gardening, cooking, walking Read more »

Angus Carmichael

Angus Carmichael was first drawn to Dorset 33 yrs ago as a boy and never got away. He still loves it, along with its surviving character. “Let the bells ring,” he says. He’s always loved the outdoors and making things, Read more »