By: Blonde One
For this week’s Tuesday’s Ten we have the New Year as seen on the maps of Devon.
- We just have to start with Tipleyhill! Most of us will have spent New Year’s Eve a little bit Tipley.
- New Bridge on Dartmoor. Unfortunately this bridge is gradually getting newer as it is bashed about by large vehicles and repaired.
- Candy Farm. Inevitably we have loads of this left over from Christmas.
- Lookweep Farm. New Year is a time to look ahead to exciting plans for the future but not a time to weep over the past.
- Frost Farm. January will usually be full of pretty frosty mornings. Perfect for a stroll on the moors.
- Footbridges aplenty. The tradition of the first-foot on New Year is that the first person to step over the threshold on New Year’s Day will bring good luck.
- Slipper Stones on Dartmoor. After a late night seeing in the New Year the 1st of January might well need to be a slippers and film day.
- Luckett, a small village on the banks of the River Tamar. Lots of New Year traditions include things to bring us luck.
- Dry Bridge near to Buckfastleigh. A ‘dry’ January refers to not drinking any alcohol after the excesses of the festive season.
- Soar Mill Cove in the South Hams. Fingers crossed that our heads are not too sore after New Year’s Eve.
Happy New Year to you. I hope you get chance to get out and explore the fascinating place names in your area.
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