Christmas events

  • Sunday 3rd December Dulverton by Starlight.  Davey will be there, lit up and available for children to sit on  if supervised by accompanying adult. Books and cards for sale .
  • Thursady 7th December - The Mayor's Christmas market, in the Pannier market, Barnstaple. 18.30 till 20.30. We are hoping to have Davey there for children to meet and sit on.
  • Saturday 9th December. Minehead Station 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Davey will be there all day, available to meet and sit on with supervising adult. Books and cards for sale but both author and artist will be present. This is a new venue for Davey and with special Christmas trains lots to see and do. Hope to meet you then.




Reader Feedback

Hi Alan,
           Just a thankyou note for all your work in sending the books (to Australia) etc. They arrived a couple of weeks ago though haven’t had a chance to read them to all the grand kids yet. More inside time when the weather gets colder. If you ever bring out more Davey books please let me know. I’ll always be  David Brown fan for sure.
Thanks again for your help, Cheers, David J.


"Davey to the Rescue"

I like this story even more than Waking up Davey. The expressions on the tractors are so convincing.

Lots to see in the illustrations.


Davey's first owner found.

The day at Barnstaple libarary (27th October) resulted in meeting the great nephew of Davey's first owner in 1954. We hope to meet him and for him to meet his tractor after over 60 years.
He kindly sent us a photograph taken when Davey was first in Parracombe.

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On 1st December Mr Bray met his Davey, the tractor he bought new in 1954 from Squires agricultural merchants in Barnstaple. There was lots to tell, but it was clear that memories were flooding back. What a lovely occasion though it was a cold foggy day. Davey bears a few scars from his 60+ years but there was much that was not lost and here is a picture of him sitting on Davey.


Christmas and Greeting Cards


The cards come in a plastic sleeve complete with envelop.

The greeting is :-

Merry Christmas from Davey and Friends


Cards will be on sale at Dulverton by Starlight and The Christmas event on Minehead station (December 9th.)

There are 6 other non seasonal greetings cards with blank message page all featuring illustrations by Mary Oldham.

They will also be available from the website shop in a few days.


The Book

Waking up Davey is a true story for young children and seems to hit the right note judging from the pressure to get the next story out . Enjoy this one though. It would not have happened had my friend Mary Oldham, a local artist agreed to illustrate the text. 

As promised book 2 , Davey to the Rescue, arrived and has been very popular. The news is that book 3 is at the printers. Look out for "Davey's New Friends" it will be available for Dulverton by Starlight. 123


Davey's New Friends



 Book three is now available and will be on sale at Dulverton by Starlight. It is a story about growing potatoes but there is more than that. The illustrations, again by Mary Oldham, are a delight. There are lots of hidden things to find in the pictures. The story is true however. Buy Now