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Chagford's Festive Late Night Shopping 12 December

Don't miss Chagford's fabulous Late Night Shopping Event on Tuesday 12 December. There'll be a delicious hog roast, carols, live music, Santa's grotto and Xmas market in the Jubilee Hall.

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Chagford's Dartmoor Diary - The Little Things

Enjoy Chagford's latest Dartmoor Diary by The Photographer's Assistant. This one is entitled: The Little Things.

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We're All Going On An Autumn Holiday

Enjoy Chagford's latest Dartmoor Diary by The Photographer's Assistant. This one is entitled: We're All Going On An Autumn Holiday.

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Across

Across the River and into the Bedroom

Enjoy Chagford's latest Dartmoor Diary by The Photographer's Assistant. This one is entitled: Across the River and Into the Bedroom.

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Chagford Film Festival presents As It Is In Heaven

Chagford Film Festival presents a screening of As It Is In Heaven (cert 15) with a musical introduction by The Globe Singers - Friday 29th September, 7.30pm, The Globe Inn Chagford.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness Workshop in Chagford - 16 September

Join 'Breath As a Tool for Healing' a Mindfulness workshop with Sonja Tewes, held in beautiful Chagford on 16 September 2017 from 10am to 1pm.

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Enjoy

Enjoy Chagford's Latest Dartmoor Diary

Enjoy Chagford's Latest Dartmoor Diary. Summertime... by The Photographer's Assistant. Summertime, here it is, even here, it is too hot.

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Chagford's Renewable Energy Star

Chagford’s Bella Craddock has been identified as one of the UK’s most promising renewable energy professionals after being shortlisted for the Young Renewable Energy Professional accolade in the British Renewable Energy Awards.

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Chagford - Glorious Open Garden 11 June 2017

Open Garden at Outer Down Chagford 11 June 2017. Visit a stunning garden with a setting showing Dartmoor and Devon at its best! Enjoy ten acres of grounds leading down through the formal gardens, through parkland, woodland and riverside walks. All proceeds to British Red Cross.

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Enjoy Chagford's Latest Dartmoor Diary

Enjoy Chagford's Latest Dartmoor Diary - Down by the Riverside. By the Photographer's Assistant.

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Dartmoor Diary - Helicopters, Herons & Speeding!

Enjoy Chagford's Latest Dartmoor Diary - Of Herons, Helicopters and Speeding on the Moor.

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Watch!

Watch! Spectacular Dartmoor Video

Chagford is a wonderful place to stay with its historic centre, foodie credentials, superb independent shops and spectacular Dartmoor setting. Watch this wonderful Dartmoor video to get a feel for this very special area.

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Latest!

Latest! Dartmoor Diary - Lamb on a Rock

Lamb on a Rock! Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant.

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Egg

Egg & Bacon Butties from Chagford's Dartmoor Diary

A Celebration of Egg & Bacon Butties. Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant.

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Stars

Stars Announced by Macmillan Gidleigh Opera

Macmillan Gidleigh Opera has announced its line up of star performers for the 17 June at Gidleigh Park Hotel. The evening gala event is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Changing

Changing the Guard from Chagford's Dartmoor Diary

Changing the Guard. Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant.

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A Piano for Tea - From Chagford's Dartmoor Diary

A Piano For Tea. Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant.

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Reasons

Reasons To Be Cheerful - Chagford's Dartmoor Diary

Reasons To Be Cheerful. Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. Here's an excerpt but you can read the whole blog from the beginning too...

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A Dartmoor Christmas Card

A Dartmoor Christmas Card. Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant.

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Wonderworks

Wonderworks in Chagford 10 & 11 December

Celebrity broadcaster Judi Spiers will be opening Chagford's highly acclaimed Wonderworks Contemporary Craft Fair on 10 & 11 December bringing the wares of 27 of the finest artisans from across the South West.

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A Dartmoor Wedding - Latest from Dartmoor Diary!

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is about a very special Dartmoor Wedding.

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Diary

Diary Date! Macmillan Gidleigh Opera 17 June 2017

Enjoy the very special Macmillan Gidleigh Opera in the grounds at Gidleigh Park, Chagford, Dartmoor.

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A Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest!

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is entitled Chill Out (Things Gonna Change).

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A Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest!

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest entitled Home and Away and explores the joys of visiting friends and coming home again.

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Diary Date! Fabulous Late Night Christmas Shopping

Want to enjoy your Christmas Shopping this year? Then come and enjoy a festive evening on Tuesday 13 December browsing Chagford's fabulous independent shops and eateries.

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Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest entitled Autumn is Here.

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Wonderworks

Wonderworks in Chagford 10 & 11 December

Celebrity broadcaster Judi Spiers will be opening Chagford's highly acclaimed Wonderworks Contemporary Craft Fair on 10 & 11 December bringing the wares of 27 of the finest artisans from across the South West.

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Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is entitled Amazing Grace and considers the nature of the community on beautiful Dartmoor.

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Rue des Fontanelles in Chagford Expands

Rue des Fontanelles, a very special Chagford business, specialising in an eclectic mix of French and European antiques, antique paintings, decorative objects and quality French & European gifts has expanded.

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Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is entitled The Princess and the Peas.

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Open

Open Air Theatre - Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Enjoy a delightful evening of open air theatre in beautiful Chagford. Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is on 14 July at Chagford Cricket Ground. Licensed bar and facilities are available.

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Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is entitled Let's Get Away from it All.

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Gold

Gold Award for Woodland Springs Touring Park

Woodland Springs Touring Park near Chagford has been awarded the prestigious AA 5 Pennant Gold rating for 2016. This makes them currently the only 5 Pennant Gold Adult Only Camping & Caravanning site in Devon and the only 5 Pennant Gold Camping & Caravanning site in the stunning Dartmoor National Park.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is entitled Silence is Golden.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Latest

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is entitled: Vince Cometh and the Photographer Takes a Trip.

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Why

Why I Love Chagford

Why I Love Chagford - The winning entry of the Love Cottages Trusted Travel Writer competition written by Christine Phillips tells us why Chagford is so special to her.

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Chagstock

Chagstock Festival Returns 22 & 23 July 2016

Chagstock Festival Returns 22 & 23 July 2016. Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food & entertainment.

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Dartmoor

Dartmoor Diary from Chagford - Foxes, Robins And..

Read more from Chagford's evocative Dartmoor Diary by the Photographer's Assistant. The latest is entitled: Foxes, Robins and a Strange Communication from the Outside World.

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New! Chagford's 4-Day Beer Festival 29 April-2 May

New! Chagford's 4-Day Beer Festival 29 April-2 May The historic Globe Inn at Chagford will be hosting a four-day Beer Festival with lots of fun for the whole family.

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A Dartmoor Diary from Beautiful Chagford

The Stannary Town of Chagford is packed with chic eateries, stylish independent shops and fascinating, historic buildings. It has long been a haven for artists, writers, photographers, poets and other creative types. Here we bring you the evocative 'A Dartmoor Diary' - published by our very own local photographer and poet.

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Catherine Forshall Exhibition at Monks Withecombe

Monks Withecombe Gallery based in a beautiful rural barn close to Chagford, is hosting an exhibition of art by Catherine Forshall throughout December and January 2015-16. We have the story behind the paintings.

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News

News for Chagford's Freshwater Swimming Pool

A major new Lottery award will turn up the heat for Chagford Pool, Devon's largest outdoor freshwater swimming pool, fed from the sparkling River Teign in the heart of Dartmoor.

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Gloriator

Gloriator & Ukele - Banjo Warrior - 27 November

If you've seen or heard of 'Gladiator' - you MUST see 'Gloriator'. Gloriator and Ukele-Banjo Warrior is a double-bill for a really full evening's entertainment at Jubilee Hall, Chagford on 27 November 2015.

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Chagstock

Chagstock Nominated for Best Small Festival

Chagstock near the beautiful Dartmoor town of Chagford has been nominated for Best Small Festival at the prestigious FestivalKidz awards.

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Wonderworks

Wonderworks Contemporary Craft Fair

Wonderworks is all about local craftspeople, making beautiful things. It's a superb day out in Chagford on 21 & 22 November 2015. Now in its 13th year, it has gained a loyal following and is an eagerly anticipated event in the annual artist's calendar.

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Chagford Film Festival 21 - 26 September

Chagford Film Festival 21 - 26 September. Tickets are now available for probably the best small film festival in the world! Never mind Hollywood - come to Chaggywood..

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Big Names Announced - Chagford Film Festival 2015

Chagford Film Festival 21- 26 September has announced two big names for 2015. Renowned filmmaker Kevin MacDonald, director of The Eagle, Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Touching the Void has confirmed his attendance and Michael Murpurgo famous writer of The War Horse and When the Whales Came will also be there.

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Chagford - Sunday Times Best Place to Live

Chagford the Winner!! Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain - congratulations to all who have helped to make our stunning Dartmoor town the fab place it is to live, work, visit, eat and shop..

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Traditional

Traditional Countryside Skills in Chagford

Letter from America - Traditional countryside skills and community enterprises are increasingly popular in Chagford - read Part 3 of Chagfood Ed Hamer's blog about his research trip to the US.

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Traditional

Traditional Countryside Skills in Chagford

Letter from America - Traditional countryside skills and community enterprises are increasingly popular in Chagford - read Part 2 of Chagfood Ed Hamer's blog about his research trip to the US.

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Traditional

Traditional Countryside Skills in Chagford

Letter from America - Traditional countryside skills and community enterprises are increasingly popular in Chagford - read Chagfood Ed Hamer's blog about his current research trip to the US.

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Winter

Winter and Spring Breaks - Discover Chagford

Chagford is the perfect place for a winter or spring break, a real jewel tucked away in the heart of Dartmoor. With its endearing mix of funky and traditional, Chagford is exceptionally popular with visitors for its charming town square, its wealth of fascinating independent shops, its famous festivals and the undisputed warmth of its welcome.

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Fun, Festive Food & Shopping in Chagford

Dartmoor's historic Stannary town of Chagford will host an extravaganza of festive food, stylish fashion, hand-made arts and crafts, superb gift ideas and live entertainment on Tuesday 9th December 2014 (6.30 till late).

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Chagford Grub Club is a Big Hit

The Dartmoor Stannary Town of Chagford is a vibrant community of food lovers who strongly believe in growing their own - their inaugural Chagford Grub Club was a big hit with the Mayor of West Devon giving it the seal of approval.

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The Fourth Chagford Film Festival 22 -27 September

The Fourth Chagford Film Festival brings Hollywood glamour to town from the 22 -27 September. "Do, or do not. There is no "try", as Yoda the wise one from The Empire Strikes Back once said. This is the unique thinking behind the Chagford Film Festival.

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World War One Art Exhibition, Chagford

Ludgate Fine Art in Chagford is holding a World War One Art Exhibition - A Soldier's Life and Art from August 11th - end September. Open daily except Sundays.

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Enjoy the Ex Libris Festival, Chagford July 25-27

The fascinating Ex Libris Festival will take place in historic Chagford from July 25-27 2014. Come along and celebrate our literary heritage with an exhibition of written works illustrated with flowers.

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Chagstock

Chagstock Festival 18th and 19th July 2014

Another good reason to visit Chagford this summer is the legendary Chagstock Festival 18 & 19 July 2014. The full lineup has now been confirmed with Lightning Seeds headlining on Friday and million selling alt-rock legends The Waterboys topping the bill on Saturday.

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Chagford Filmmaking is a Hit!

Chagford is fast becoming the 'Hollywood' of Devon as local film director Elizabeth-Jane Baldry is selected for high profile coaching in London.

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Chagford Two Hills Race

The popular Chagford Two Hills Race will be the highlight of a family fun day in the historic Dartmoor town on Monday 26th May 2014.

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Chagford's Swimming Pool Opens for the Season

Chagford's beautiful river-fed, open air swimming pool in an idyllic country setting opens for the season on Saturday 24th May 2014.

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The Moo Man is coming to Chagford Film Festival

The Moo Man is coming to Chagford Film Festival 2013. On Thursday 26th September, the film The Moo Man nominated and shown at the prestigious 2013 Sundance Film Festival is being shown at the third Chagford Film Festival on Dartmoor.

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Chagford Swimming Pool Open for Season

Chagford Pool is open for the season. It's the largest freshwater pool in the south west of England and is a very special spot to visit for the whole family. Why not make a day of it and enjoy our wonderful selection of independent shops and fine eateries?

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Don't Miss the Chagford Show!

In the heart of Dartmoor, the ever-popular Chagford Show returns on Thursday, 15 August 2013. It's a fun day out for the whole family with lots of animals, delicious local food and drink, floral displays and beautiful crafts plus a great range of equestrian events.

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Forget

Forget Cannes, Come to Chaggywood!

Renowned comedian, writer and Radio 4 personality, Tony Hawks will head to Dartmoor in September to open the third Chagford Film Festival.

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Wimbledon Fans take note

If you haven't managed to land a seat in the Centre Court this week all is not lost! Chagford Film Festival is delighted to announce comedian, writer and Radio 4 personality Tony Hawks will be opening this years event with a showing of his latest film, Playing The Moldovans at Tennis.

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Art

Art comes home to Dartmoor

There must be something in the water, or it creative energy drawn from Dartmoor? What ever it is, Chagford certainly nurtures artists - but not just any artists - those right at the top of their game.

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Chagfame!

04-06-2013 - Andrew Parrott - Community

The very inventiveChagford Filmmaking Group were featured in a recent episode of BBC1's Countryfile.

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Chagford Two Hills Race - 27th May 2013

Chagford Two Hills Race on 27th May 2013 - this popular Dartmoor event is a moorland hill race with a distance of 3.45 miles over the picturesque Meldon & Natterdon Hills.

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Historic Chagford - Great for Shopping!

Why not visit beautiful Chagford soon? It makes a wonderful day out with its historic buildings, superb collection of stylish shops that cluster around the town centre and a selection of great places to eat.

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Nominations

Nominations for Chagford's 'Wild' Swimming Pool

Chagford's 'Wild' Swimming Pool has been selected as an 'Expert Pick' on Visit England's 101 Things to Do in England Before You Go Abroad - Please Vote!

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Launch

Launch of Visit Chagford at Gidleigh Park

The Chagford & District Business Association held the official launch of their new destination website www.visitchagford.com at a lunchtime reception at world-renowned Gidleigh Park in Chagford.

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Murder in the Cathedral - February 13th 2013

18-01-2013 - PR Admin - Parish Church Event

Murder in the Cathedral - on Ash Wednesday, February 13th 2013 at 7pm - a dramatised reading by T.S. Eliot - entry is free - retiring collection. Chagford Parish Church - for more information contact Richard and Tina Thomas 01647-432403

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Transition

Transition Network's Rob Hopkins in Chagford

In Transition - a film showing & after show discussion with the inspirational founder of Transition Network, Rob Hopkins, comes to Chagford - 19 January 2013.

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ChagWord Latest!

Chagword, Dartmoor`s Literary Festival, is nearly here! Put the weekend of 15-17 March 2013 in your diaries. The Festival team has enticed some of our finest authors so do come along and let them celebrate the written, spoken and the musically-delivered word with you. To whet your appetite here is the programme in brief:

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Kate Mosse Joins the ChagWord Lineup!

11-12-2012 - PR Admin - Festivals

Kate Mosse joins the ChagWord Lineup! It has been announced that best-selling author Kate Mosse will appear at ChagWord. Come and see the ChagWord stall in St Michael's Church at Chagford's late-night shopping on 11th December.

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Feast

Feast of Fools

FEAST OF FOOLS Greetings friends of Dartmoor! We cordially invite you to a Yule evening of merriment and wonder... On Sunday 23rd December, two days before Christmas, two days after the end of the world... musicians, storytellers & fools gather in Chagford for revels and ridiculousness.

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Chagford - Evacuees Stories

Great Run-up Event to @ChagWord, Dartmoor's NEW Literary Festival: Evacuees' Stories - 13 Dec Endecott House.

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Chagford's Ludgate Gallery Loves Local

15-11-2012 - PR Admin - Art and Craft

Ludgate Gallery is working with love-local.com to bring a range of artisan makers and great local products to their popular art gallery on Chagford's famous town square from 16 - 23 November.

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Chagford - Dartmoor's Literary Festival - Latest!

28-10-2012 - PR Admin - Festivals

Chagword, Dartmoor's Literary Festival, is nearly here! Put the weekend of 15-17 March 2013 in your diaries. The Festival team has enticed some of our finest authors so do come along and let them celebrate the written, spoken and the musically-delivered word with you. To whet your appetite here is the programme in brief:

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Chagford's Globe Hotel is a Community Star

15-10-2012 - PR Admin - Community

Graham Flight and Mary French, who run The Globe Inn have recently been awarded South West champion in the Enterprise Community Hero Awards.

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Don't Miss Chagford's Exciting Arts & Crafts Fair

14-10-2012 - PR Admin - Art and Craft

15th/16th December 2012 More evidence (if it were needed) that Chagford is a real star in the West Country firmament of creativity, is news that this delightful Dartmoor town is celebrating the 10th year of the ever-popular Wonderworks Arts and Crafts Fair.

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