Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Manaton is a special place because...

Manaton artist, Garry Fabian Miller’s book ‘Home Dartmoor’ is a fascinating journey, through conversation with Tom Greeves, that reminds us that Manaton really is a very special place. The latest issue of the Messenger asked a number of people to express why Manaton is so special to them. But what makes Manaton so special to you?

Add your own comment below.

Garry’s own take is ‘Dartmoor is a powerful place for connecting to human traces, both structures and artefacts but also a sensed presence, a connection to a deep inhabited place. I’ve lived close to Hayne Down for 24 years. I hope I may be there for another 24 years. I feel that as each year and season passes I accumulate more experience, discover more…My knowledge of Dartmoor is broadly based on my home environment. The garden around it and the landscape fans out from there. My daily activity is centred around walking from this place. I probably walk out from here for 2-3 hours each day. I don’t feel any great desire to break out of this close domestic space – it satisfies.’

Copies of ‘Home Dartmoor’ are available from the Devon Guild and Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres - or see www.garryfabianmiller.com

Manaton Messenger - Summer Issue

The latest issue of the Manaton Messenger will be winging its way to you over the course of the next week, many thanks to all the Councillors who deliver the Messenger every quarter.

If you cant wait to read it then please go the Messenger page or select the Messenger link

In this issue there is an opportunity to view the gallery of images from the Midsummer Festivities and also see why others in the village think that Manaton is so special - see the relevant post to make a comment.