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Some of the Glories of Devon and Its Industries

Beyond the glorious views, this Devon travelogue boasts a mouth-watering focus on the sweet industry.

Travelogue 1935 10 mins


This holiday-brochure promotional guide to Devon thankfully has some real substance in its focus on the county's clay and confectionary industries. Though "Devon fires" may have fallen out of favour in modern homes, interest in how buttery toffees and other sweets are fabricated will never fade - especially when we see them individually wrapped by "a bevy of beautiful Devon maidens".