Modbury is a town in Devon, situated between the sea and Dartmoor, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Modbury traders were the first in the country to decide not to use plastic bags and later others elsewhere in the UK followed their lead. Modbury has a rich history and was the site of two battles in the Civil War. In the second battle, the Royalists were soundly beaten by the Parliamentarian forces which outnumbered the Royalists by four to one. They retreated, probably along what is now called Runaway Lane. In the 17th century the Exeter Inn in Modbury (now its oldest) was the meeting place for the Royalists. However the inn was built long before that, in the 14th century.
Pixies on Dartmoor
Dartmoor is said to be inhabited by pixies, which can be helpful or spiteful depending on how people treat them. One of these stories is the “Bed of Tulips.” Once an old woman lived in a quaint cottage on Dartmoor, and she loved gardening and had a beautiful one. Her tulips were her pride and joy, and one night, thinking she heard music, she went to her window and looked out into the garden. There, to her delight, she saw pixies dancing on the lawn and her tulips seemed to be swaying in time to the music. When she looked more closely at the tulips, she could see that each flower head held a baby pixie. The pixies continued to dance in her garden until one day after her death, an old man bought the cottage and decided to get rid of the flowers and plant vegetables instead. The pixies were so angry that they no longer had their dancing place that they cursed the garden and made sure that the vegetable crops always failed. However, tulips appeared on the old lady’s grave, and still grow there.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Modbury?
To claim for a whiplash injury in Modbury, you would need to prove that the accident in which you were injured was no fault of yours, but that another person was to blame. You can get a whiplash injury in Modbury in accidents other than car crashes, as whiplash is caused when your head jerks violently in opposite directions very rapidly.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have grounds on which to base a personal injury compensation claim, get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers which are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you with your potential personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 21st July 2014