In Search Of My Marbles

Reading this blog, you’ve probably gathered that I lost my marbles some time ago. So today I went in search of them at the House of Marbles, near Bovey Tracey, by Dartmoor.

It may sound a bit dull, but it’s a good day out. They sell a lot of marbles (obviously), but all other sorts of glassware and pottery, all housed in an old pottery. There’s also some history of the place, a glassworks where you can see the products being made, a shop and restaurant, and an excellent collection of old toys and games. But the best bits are the Rube Goldberg-esque marble runs:

Marble run

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3 responses to “In Search Of My Marbles

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  3. Rube Goldberg was a legend. Those marble runs are hypnotic. I’d love to see a video, but I guess I’ll just have to see it for myself next time I happen to be in England. Sigh.

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