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Images from Friday’s visit by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

September 10, 2012

Here is a selection of photos from last Friday, when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall was unveiled as a Patron of Atmos Totnes.  We are very grateful to David Pearson who took most of these.  Our thanks again to everyone who turned out.

People arriving in preparation for Hugh’s arrival.

Having been introduced as a new Patron, Hugh gave a short speech outlining why he had chosen to throw his support behind the initiative…

(Left to right) Rob Hopkins (Atmos Totnes/Transition Network), Hugh, Frances Northrop (Transition in Action manager, Transition Town Totnes)

People were asked to bring things that for them symbolised what they want to see happen on the former Dairy Crest site. Here we see electric bikes, frying pans, hand-woven bags…

…handmade furniture, a plank of local timber, home-made biscuits, gardening tools, grow-your-own gourmet mushroom kits….

…. tools, an ‘I’ll invest my pension’ sign, a drum, a saxophone, a keyboard and, erm, half a huge marrow on a plate.

Hugh then visited the Incredible Edible Totnes beds, newly installed on Totnes station, and heard from Larch Maxey and Wendy Stayte about the other ones around town…

… then, having visited one of the Transition Streets homes in Follaton to hear about that aspect of TTT’s work, he visited Totnes Development Trust’s Healthy Futures garden at the Lamb, where he was shown round by Jenny Gellatly.

He then met with other members of TTT to hear about other aspects of their work, as well as meeting Sima and Hannah of The Kitchen Table, who presented him with a frittata made from local ingredients.  Then he walked down to the Grove Primary School.  Our thanks to everyone involved in making this day a possibility, and to the sun for turning up.

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