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carojon04 Dec 2016 9:42 a.m. PST

I've posted a report on our walk around the town of Great Torrington in Devon.


The battle was fought through the town in darkness, caused a massive explosion in the town church and featured an all star cast with Generals Hopton, Fairfax and Cromwell and with a fifteen year old Prince Charles thrown in for good measure.

If you would like to know more about our walk around this battlefield, then follow the link to JJ's



mollinary04 Dec 2016 9:54 a.m. PST

Fascinating report. Thanks for posting.


Timbo W04 Dec 2016 9:54 a.m. PST

Really nice carrojon,great to see a battlefield walk with historic pub visit thrown in ;-)

Captain DEwell Inactive Member05 Dec 2016 7:39 a.m. PST

…great to see a battlefield walk with historic pub visit thrown in

In which case, I suggest a visit to the battlefield of Cheriton, near Winchester, Hampshire, and then the village inn.

If you say you will do so loud enough you may persuade a fellow TMPer from California to join you …drinks on the Yank! wink


Timbo W05 Dec 2016 2:24 p.m. PST

I'm certainly up for that Cap'n D'E, perhaps when the weather brightens up a bit?

I seem to remember Edgehill and Cropredy are also well supplied with suitable inns ;-)

Jefthing Inactive Member05 Dec 2016 3:50 p.m. PST

Great, Jonathan!
Worth mentioning is the small but perfectly formed battlefield at Stratton, up the road near Bude.
Me, the Mem and Minime used to holiday nearby in Launcells, Cornwall, and have visited Torrington frequently. You can always deposite the ladies at Dartington Glass or the RHS garden at Rosemoor whilst you walk the battlefield. The 1646 experience is a bit of fun too.
My Cornish holidays have always sparked my ECW mojo for some reason, even before I was aware of the above. It's that kind of place!

carojon06 Dec 2016 3:16 p.m. PST

Thanks for your comments chaps.
Jefthing – yes I have been over to Stratton a few times and it's an interesting battle site to visit. I will do a post on it at some time, but I still have quite a few in Devon to do.

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