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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.

 Thankyou2

Alan Bosley

 

 A retired paediatrician (children’s doctor). Almost 40 years working to help sick children. Many rewards but some heartaches. Worked in Reading, Cardiff and North Devon.


A love of anything mechanical, usually that uses or oozes oil !
Love of the West Country and Somerset and North Devon particularly.
Own woodland in Somerset. Love the trees that are older than me and will live longer.

A love of the sea and boats. Sailed as crew on the Kathleen and May historic schooner. Loved every minute of it. Now sail in the Bristol Channel but respect the sea. Also a skipper on the Appledore Instow Ferry (www.appledoreinstowferry.com) and love that too.

Honoured to receive the Doctor of the Year award 2008 from the Well Child charity.

Mary Oldham


A talented local artist with the ability to bring wildlife to reality with beautiful paintings so true to life. See her work at www.maryoldham.co.uk . You will be impressed. I persuaded Mary to step out of her comfort zone and do the hand drawn illustrations of Davey. She will not admit it but she has extended her comfort zone, the illustrations create the character and are evocative too. She has agreed to illustrate further stories.
Mary and her husband Mick have recently retired from Streamways Nursery business and now run a stables and livery, fortunately nearby.