As you know Budleigh Carnival is happening on the evening of Saturday 28 September. Fairlynch Museum’s costumed group The Fairlynch Fancies, flushed with their success in winning 1st prize among the walking groups in the 2018 Carnival, is entering again with the title ‘Devon Explorers’.
Now that ties in nicely with the Museum’s current exhibition, called ‘Devon’s New World Explorers’. In case you haven’t seen it, the displays focus on people like Sir Walter Raleigh, his half-brother Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Sir Francis Drake. The Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I was a celebrated period for exploration.
View towards Sharpitor & Leather Tor down the valley of the river Meavy. Photo credit: Herby
Of course Devon has been the home of many other explorers from other, more recent times. The long coastline and the wild parts of Dartmo…