Peter Park

Peter Park was born and grew up in Devon. Here he developed a particular fondness for the English countryside and heritage. However, after graduating in Landscape Architecture from Leeds Metropolitan University, he travelled to Asia where he lived and worked Read more »

Mila Oshin

Mila Oshin, Dutch by birth, is a relative newcomer to the West Country. She and her husband, Kris Jager, recently moved here in fulfilment of the musician’s dream that had attracted them both independently to London nearly a decade ago. Read more »

Margaret Wall

Margaret Wall is a photographer specializing in black and white, producing her images using classic cameras and traditional hand-printing. Born and brought up in London, Margaret has lived in the West Country for over 30 years. After studying sculpture at Read more »

Michael Walton

A resident of Beer in East Devon, Michael Walton was born in London, in 1932. He went to a school founded by his mother, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. When Michael was eight, he heard a reading of a letter written by Read more »

Ron Frampton

Ron Frampton has spent a lifetime living and working in his native West Country – on the Dorset, Devon and Somerset borders. He was born in a game-keeper’s cottage at Courshay, Hawkchurch, on the western edge of the Marshwood Vale Read more »

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 »