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By the river at Symonds YatStanton VillageCafe at HolmfirthClovelly - Cottage Tea Rooms - June 2003Misty, moisty morningLooking south

Memories of the village of North Bovey by Celia Leaman

 
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quotePosted at 11:41 on 7th April 2009

A new article just submitted, and well worth a read -

http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Devon/North_Bovey/article/1057

Please also take a look at Celia's website -
http://www.devonshirebabe.com/

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Ruth Gregory
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quotePosted at 06:08 on 8th April 2009
Your story is lovely, Celia.  You paint a very vivid picture of a charming English village. But the way it turns our, well, I'm afraid we all have the same experience.  The old saying is, "You can't go home again."  It no longer exists, as you observed in your ending.  Everything changes and not always for the better, but somtimes it is.  We've discussed this same lament many times on threads here.  Thanks for sharing the story.
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quotePosted at 18:49 on 9th April 2009
Ruth, thank you for reading my article. Alas, you are right, no one can go back. Sometimes the memories are sweeter. I always felt I grew up in a special place and I'm so grateful for those childhood memories. In those days, one could wander all day on the moors--no one knew where you were, it was quite safe. Off after breakfast, home for supper. What freedom I enjoyed. How sad that some young people these days will never know or enjoy such freedom.

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quotePosted at 18:50 on 9th April 2009
Thanks so much for your support, poe. You're great guys--at least I can see one is a guy, lol. Thanks again.


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