To ensure that the "gang" could catch Axe Valley Travel's return working at 1340, fbb's trip would need to start pronto-ish. So an early lunch was scheduled just along the High Street in Marks and Spencers' caff.
His bus left at 1220 but whither?
The original blog is (here).
The pedantic will notice, maybe, that fbb plonked the Science Park blob in the wrong place - but he was only guessing as you will discover.
There is a niggling problem with Stagecoach's map in the area of Whipton Barton.
Did Stagecoach amend a previous map where everything terminated via that loop?
We left Exeter with a throroughly acceptable load ...
The Pinhoe Hoard - nope fbb had never heard of it.
The hoard was discovered in 1999 by local metal detectorist Jim Cobley about a mile away from the new pub and just over the border in what is now Broadclyst parish.
So it was really the Broadclyst Hoard?
Jim reported the find to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, where it is now displayed on loan.
The hoard is a fine example of Middle Bronze Age metalwork (c. 1400-1200 BC). It consists of fourteen objects including five complete or near complete armrings, four fragments of armrings and five fragments of palstave. (as seen on the pub sign)
A Palstave is an early Bronze Age axe!