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Charter of the Forest 800yr Anniversary Talk

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Date: 13th Apr 2019 6:15pm
Charter of the Forest 800 yr Anniversary Talk Myc Riggulsford, science & environment journalist Saturday 13th April 2019 £30 per person Stay over night £90 Bed & Breakfast per room . 6.15pm for 6.30pm Talk followed by 2—Course Taste of Exmoor Dinner and opportunity for after dinner questions. or Come for the weekend and take part in the guided walk to Hoar Oak Cottage and Talk on Life for a Shepherd on one of the remotest parts of Exmoor Sunday 14th April Free (transport required) Turning your pigs out into the local woods to feed on acorns, nuts and beech mast may seem like an archaic privilege, along with digging clay and collecting firewood, but the right to do so may belong to all of us, and may even make your electricity bill illegal. A crucial legal document, the Charter of the Forest, is 800 years old, and it gives ordinary people in Britain their rights, rights such as keeping ponies and sheep or collecting firewood on Dartmoor and Exmoor which are still used by villagers today with ancient links, but which may mean that we should all share this country’s natural wealth. Join science and environment journalist Myc Riggulsford for a bit of history, comedy, and some radical thinking in a fun and thought provoking debate about Devon’s past, the rights we have forgotten or allowed to lapse, and how they could help our society today. Advance booking only. Admission £30, includes Pimms cocktail, or non-alcoholic alternative, two-course meal,  Menus will be sent out on receipt of your booking.  Space is limited so early booking is advised. 

More information: www.simonsbathhousehotel.co.uk

Simonsbath Festival

This event is brought to you by The Simonsbath Festival.

Location: Simonsbath House Hotel TA24 7SH
Booking: Booking essential
Charge: £30 including Taste of Exmoor Supper
Contact: 01643 831259

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