Wild Days & Medieval Knights: a History of Haccombe. 
n illustrated talk by Andrew Cooper on Thursday, 6th April, 2023 at 7pm in The Devon Rural Archive.

Haccombe has witnessed some of Britain’s most dramatic history making for an epic tale from prehistory to the present day. This secluded valley has begun to give up its secrets beginning with the discovery of ancient arrowheads; to the moated medieval manor which became home to the Carew family; the scene of a bestselling book on wildflowers by W. Keble Martin, and now a rich habitat for wildlife which features in many of the most popular gardening and natural history television programmes including ‘The Farm that Time Forgot’ and ‘BBC Autumnwatch’. In this talk Andrew Cooper will recount the saga of Haccombe from the stone age to the latest television technology.

Andrew Cooper was born and brought up in Devon.  A biologist and anthropologist by training he made a career as an award-winning wildlife film maker, author of nine books, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter. He is one of Britain’s most influential television producers, travelling worldwide for the prestigious BBC Natural History Unit. Filming globally and working in more than 70 different countries employing some of the biggest names in the business has given him a unique insight into the natural world, people that lead extraordinary lives and their history.

Image: Extract from the map of Devon by Greenwood and Greenwood, 1827. 

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