Events

 

 

Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th August. West Somerset Railway Steam Rally. A really good day out. Davey, the tractor, will be available  for children to sit on. Also train rides and lots to see.

 

The three story books will be available for purchase on the stand. Look for the banner.

Please note children can sit on Davey, but only  if supervised by ab accompanying adult.  Davey will be immobilized and wheels chocked. The starter will be disconnected.

 

The weather forecast is favorable, mostly sunshine with small risk of a shower.

A great day out for school holidays.

 

 

 

Reader Feedback

Hi Alan,
           Just a thankyou note for all your work in sending the books (to Australia) etc. They arrived a couple of weeks ago though haven’t had a chance to read them to all the grand kids yet. More inside time when the weather gets colder. If you ever bring out more Davey books please let me know. I’ll always be  David Brown fan for sure.
Thanks again for your help, Cheers, David J.

 

"Davey to the Rescue"

I like this story even more than Waking up Davey. The expressions on the tractors are so convincing.

Lots to see in the illustrations.

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Davey's first owner found.

The day at Barnstaple libarary (27th October) resulted in meeting the great nephew of Davey's first owner in 1954. We hope to meet him and for him to meet his tractor after over 60 years.
He kindly sent us a photograph taken when Davey was first in Parracombe.

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On 1st December Mr Bray met his Davey, the tractor he bought new in 1954 from Squires agricultural merchants in Barnstaple. There was lots to tell, but it was clear that memories were flooding back. What a lovely occasion though it was a cold foggy day. Davey bears a few scars from his 60+ years but there was much that was not lost and here is a picture of him sitting on Davey.

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Davey's New Friends

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 Book three is now available and will be on sale at Dulverton by Starlight. It is a story about growing potatoes but there is more than that. The illustrations, again by Mary Oldham, are a delight. There are lots of hidden things to find in the pictures. The story is true however. Buy Now

 

The Book

Waking up Davey is a true story for young children and seems to hit the right note judging from the pressure to get the next story out . Enjoy this one though. It would not have happened had my friend Mary Oldham, a local artist agreed to illustrate the text. 

As promised book 2 , Davey to the Rescue, arrived and has been very popular. The news is that book 3 is at the printers. Look out for "Davey's New Friends" it will be available for Dulverton by Starlight. 123

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