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  • Events for 2019

I am currently working on this season's calendar. Watch this space.

A Story, - Whilst at the West Somerset Railway Rally 2017 a man suggested I went to Blue Anchor to find the man there who had 4 or 5 Austin Gipsy trucks. He told me this man was really keen on them and did not use anything else. I asked how he knew my father (I assure you it could not have been anybody else). He replied he was a butcher in Watchet and each morning my father bought some raw meat for his Siamese cat. Then I said he must have been the devil who tied a pig tail on the back of Father's Gipsy and he drove round all day before somebody pointed it out to him. This butcher admitted his crime, so I said "Got you at last!".  Now days it would be bullying, but 50 years ago it was just good fun.

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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Christmas and Greeting Cards

 

The cards come in a plastic sleeve complete with envelop.

The greeting is :-

Merry Christmas from Davey and Friends

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There are 6 other cards featuring illustrations from the books. They are blank inside for your own message. The cards would frame nicely at A5 landscape size.

Cost £150 each or £9 for the set with a Christmas Card Free.

 

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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Davey's New Friends

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 Book three is now available. 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

Sh the secret is out. Book 4 is in the making. It will be added to the website in 2019 and is another true story of Davey and Friends.