Monthly Archives: "October 2013"

The Valiant Soldier

Mark Roberts was the last landlord of the Valiant Soldier in Buckfastleigh. When his license was withdrawn by the brewery in the late 1960’s he closed the door and just left everything as it was. The family continued to live upstairs, old Alice Roberts (Mark’s widow) finally left in the mid 1990’s. Nothing had been

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Painting by Numbers – Just a Small Obsession

There is something irresistible about Painting by Numbers – vintage examples in particular. It was this picture that started the whole Flying Ducks collection, which has been mentioned in a previous post. (Not an obsession at all). They are not always easy to find, though there are usually one or two hanging around in the

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