ARTICLES AND RELATED PROJECTS
Elton - a special field
How has a decade of change impacted roadside wildflowers in the parish?
Data collected in 2009 compared to 2019
Susie Culhane, Sally Elliott and Sylvia Wickenden
Local resident Malcolm Randle reports on
the specialised flora of the Goosefield in Exton
and his connections with Devon and many notable people,
especially through the Champernowne family,
by Malcolm Randle
of the Woodbury Salterton Area - Then and Now"
Impressions from former local resident, Joanna Ward
Observations by Sally Elliott, former Parish Tree Warden
Local artist Jemma Cholawo and others have created
a documentary video of residents' memories
of William Keble Martin,
together with reflections on landscape change
since his time. Jemma also designed our logo,
based on his cover design for the Woodbury News,
and has written about the project on her blog here.
Sue Hudson and the flower arrangers at St Swithun's
created a Flower Festival in July 2019 themed on
the Keble Martin commemoration.
The Festival celebrated the embroidered kneelers,
and the original designs for them by local artists,
that were inspired by his drawings.
A new textile artwork has been especially
commissioned for the Flower Festival.
Naturalist and author Peter Marren has written to support our festival.
An article by him about his journey to see all of the flowers in the
Concise British Flora was published last year by the wildflower charity
Plantlife, who have kindly given permission for us
to reproduce it here.
Other surveys by Sylvia Wickenden and Sally Elliott
on hedgerow trees and ash trees in the parish,
are available on the Local History Society website.
was a first attempt by the Local History Society
to consider the history of our local natural and built environment.
The study was part of a pilot project
Also part of that project, Patrick Dillon and Priscilla Trenchard
produced an enquiry into what people in Woodbury Salterton valued
in their local environment,
Between 2014 and 2016, Diana Wackerbarth and Sally Elliott
published a regular blog on the natural environment
around Woodbury Salterton and its history.
Although no longer produced, the blog posts are still available
and contain some interesting information and images.