The A to Z of HMHBBack to indexT is for... Totnes(Song Title) Totnes Bickering FairSo… what do we know about Totnes?
Mentioned in the Domesday Book; troops billeted there visited by Cromwell.
Declared the capital of self-discovering, Goldman-quoting, solar-heating, donkey-rescuing chic by Time magazine in 2007. Twinned with Narnia.
3 April 2017
Nice place, well it was last I visited there. I was on holiday there in 1993, the night of South Hams storm, never been in storm like it, eight hours of non-stop thunder and lightning hole up in a caravan, static… naturally
4 April 2017
Apparently I misread the Wikipedia entry for Totnes. For ‘self-discovering, Goldman-quoting, solar-heating, donkey-rescuing’ read ‘new age’ (which must be receding into old age by now).
4 April 2017
Currently languishing third from bottom of the South West Peninsular Division 1 East League . Maybe of some use to Mr.Dreadnought ?
5 April 2017
The Devil visited Totnes in 1885, leaving his cloven hoof tracks in the snow, he didn’t put marshmallows up any nostrils, not even his own ..
6 April 2017
I wasn’t previously aware of “The Totts”, or Totnes & Dartington FC to give them their full title, so thanks for that Peter. I see their results haven’t been too good this season, but they are a very respectable eighth in the Division 1 East fair play table.
8 April 2017
My Dad wrote this book about the Totnes Monster: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Totnes-Monster-Story-Great-Sperm-Rotting-Seamen/0992796628.
9 April 2017
As Devon towns go, it’s a nice one. Some might even say it’s a destination. Must admit, I still can’t see any connection between the town and any of the lyrics. The zoo is miles away too, in Paignton.
29 August 2019
Outside of the UK it’s mostly known for its Hairdressers’ Training Centre that turns out a strange number of lumberjacks.
29 August 2019
Mrs. Exford is doing preparation for a job interview and just happened to have googled some principles of ‘ABCD’ (asset-based community development) on my computer.
Open Space has Four Rules and One Law (the Law of Two Feet).
The Four Rules state:
1. Whoever come are the right people.
2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
3. Whenever it starts is the right time.
4. When it’s over, it’s over.
and The Law of Two Feet states that:
“If, during the course of the gathering, any person finds themselves in a situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they must use their feet and go to some more productive place.”
Key to a successful Open Space event is the question – which is usually in the title of the event – which sets the ground for what is to be under discussion that day. Some examples from Totnes include:
How Will Totnes Feed Itself Beyond the Age of Cheap Oil?
Powering Totnes Beyond Cheap Oil . . .
The Economic Revival of Totnes – how can we build a sustainable, equitable and healthy economy in Totnes?
24 January 2020
Sounds like lots of bickering going on at the moment in this conspiracy theory hotbed.
11 November 2020