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What's the history of the farm?
The Quicke family has been living at Home Farm for nigh on 500 years. When Henry VIII fell out with the Catholic Church, dissolved the monasteries and reallocated their land, some of that land – a particularly beautiful stretch near Newton St Cyres, in Devon, was allotted to a chap called Thomas Bidwell. When my distant ancestor Richard Quicke married Thomas' daughter, Elizabeth at the local church, the Quicke family became custodians of this land. This makes me the 14th generation of the Quicke family to run Home Farm. My parents founded Quicke's Traditional in the 1970s and I've been running the business since 1987.