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  • Several definitions of the word Honiton had been given, but the most acceptable, and perhaps the correct one and certainly the sweetest, was that of the "Honey Town," originating, it was said, at a time when the hills which surrounded the place were covered with thyme, "sweet to the taste and fragrant to the smell; and so attractive to the bees that large quantities of honey were produced there."

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • Honiton is a pretty large place, a good market house, near it a good Church wth a round tower and spire wch was very high and a Little peculiar in its forme, somewhat Like a Pigeon house Rooffe.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Many of these were from his beloved West Country (Yeovil, Honiton, Cullompton), but he ranged far and wide in choosing names like Courtenay Youghal for a smoothly accomplished politician and, in a moment of sheer brilliance, Tobermory for one of his most outstanding characters, the house cat who learns to speak English (and also to eavesdrop).

    Where the Wild Things Are

  • A length of Honiton lace emerged from the box, many yards long.

    The Dressmaker

  • It will also supply 40 turbines with a total capacity of 50 megawatts to Honiton.

    Suzlon Gets Orders for 113.75 MW

  • Despite this imposition, they were still able to afford the finest lace (5 shillings an inch – Honiton of course) embroidered on their tunics, at a time when the agricultural wage rate was 12d.

    Donington Re-enactment

  • The Company of Liars event will be held at Honiton on Monday, February 11, at 7.30pm.

    Company of Liars, by Karen Maitland

  • We are delighted that Honiton was chosen, although not surprised, as it has a wonderful track record of lively local events and plays a big part in the town's community.

    Company of Liars, by Karen Maitland

  • On the one hand, he must be one of the very few men ever to have comprehensively outmanoeuvred the grasping voters of a Rotten Borough in his case, Honiton, who to their chagrin found they had elected him to Parliament without the customary payment for their votes.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • A Honiton lace kerchief fell or floated over her shoulders.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life


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