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Farming Blueberries On Exmoor

Most Exmoor locals and Exmoor lovers will have tasted the local fruit, Whortleberries. But Exford farmer Simon Keily decide to grow their relative – the blueberry – as a commercial crop.

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Exmoor’s Unique Handmade Paper Mill

Papermaking is in Jim Patterson’s Blood. He moved to West Somerset to work at Watchet’s paper mill and, when he was made redundant, he bought Roadwater’s 400-year-old former corn mill, Pitt Mill, as a base for his Two Rivers Paper Company.

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The Lynton And Barnstaple Railway’s Video Biographer

Trevor Garnham has been tracking the development of Exmoor’s narrow gauge railway through his videos.

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Meet The Porlock Cider Maker

Exmoor Radio visits Ex-Press Cider. Marc Salter talks about his journey from America’s West Coast to West Somerset and the success of his craft cider, which is produced at Hawkcombe from locally grown apples.

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How The Lyn Valley Made It Into The Movies

Keri Jones talks with Dom Lenoir, director of the movie thriller ‘Winter Ridge’, which was filmed around the Lyn Valley.

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Timberscombe Church Receives Lottery Grant

St Petroc’s parish church in Timberscombe has been awarded around £50,000 in Heritage Lottery money to repair its roof. Keri Jones from Exmoor Radio met with churchwardens John Gratton and Marion Jeffrey to hear what a difference this grant money will make to the village community.

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Lynton’s Tiny Cinema Going Strong

Lynton’s cinema is a success story. Magazines and newspaper articles regularly declare it to be one of Britain’s best independent cinemas.

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Dulverton’s Walking Book Club

Davina, Christopher and Jan manage one of Britain’s most beautiful stores – Number 7 in Dulverton. They curate a stylish collection of art, factual, fiction and poetry books, which follow a countryside and rural heritage theme.

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A Preview Of Dunster By Candlelight

Keri Jones talks to Hannah Bradshaw about this weekend’s Dunster by Candlelight event (7th and 8th December).

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The Return Of Porlock Bay Oysters

The Porlock Bay Oyster Company story is fascinating. Villagers have reinstated an historic fishing practice, which was originally adopted from Wales.

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