The Purpose of this WebSite

Slade in the 70s
Slade in the 70s
To give a focus or meeting place for all those who knew and cared about this place. Those people know who they are, and will recognize immediately the picture shown above, as their first glimpse of "Slade" when they arrived at the beginning of their Holiday.

To pay tribute to the late Mrs Mildred Coaker and her many helpers whose unselfish and tireless devotion, created the whole experience . . .

 

 

Mrs Mildred Coaker

Relatively few pictures exist of our "Mrs C", as she was affectionately known. These are the Best that have emerged in recent years. She was extremely camera-shy and as a result, was very difficult to photograph. Most people will remember her as shown here, seated in the "dining room" next to the Aga.

© Chris Miller

© Anthony Levy

© Anthony Levy

© Lena Bratström

© Lena Bratström

© Lena Bratström

© Penny Shacklady

The Ethos

Slade Farm, in the heart of Dartmoor National Park (in the village of Hexworthy) is known to countless people both in this country and abroad as a place where they spent many a long summer vacation in surroundings quite alien to many of them, yet strangely compelling to most of them . . .
It is an almost impossible task to put into words, all that was the essence of a holiday spent at "Slade", nevertheless I shall try. . .
Recollections . . .through the eyes of a ten-year-old, recalled by a 65 year-old romantic . .