THE annual tradition of the Hunting of the Earl of Rone took to the streets of Combe Martin during the bank holiday weekend in a riot of colour and spectacle. Beginning on Friday evening, there were a series of processions each day, culminating in a grand

THE annual tradition of the Hunting of the Earl of Rone took to the streets of Combe Martin during the bank holiday weekend in a riot of colour and spectacle.Beginning on Friday evening, there were a series of processions each day, culminating in a grand parade on Monday.Colourful characters including a hobby horse, fool, the Earl himself escorted by a troop of scarlet-clad "grenadiers," flower-bedecked revellers and musicians enacted the village's unique blend of legend and folklore.See www.northdevongazette.co.uk for more parade pictures. Visit www.earl-of-rone.org.uk for information about the custom.