The magazine was launched in September 2013 as “The Duchy Vixen” and was the brainchild of Sarah, currently studying for a Visual Communications degree.
Sarah was motivated by a desire for a community-based project that would involve her neighbours as well as allowing her to practice her graphic skills. Rosemary’s motivation was to have an outlet for her interest in writing. What started as a vague discussion on a walk suddenly crystallised when Margaret, a teacher and experienced magazine producer, came on board. Margaret’s extensive local knowledge and contacts meant that we had a wealth of people to call on to provide articles on a diverse range of subjects. Rosemary’s inquisitive nature led to our quarterly interview with a great range of local characters.
The magazine initially consisted of 12 pages. We printed 650 copies of the first issue and delivered them ourselves Now the magazine has 16 pages and 1000 copies are printed and delivered to a wider area. But the website means that the magazine has no borders.
Over the years we have printed articles on travel, history and health and have had many interviews with artists and writers. We are always on the look out for interesting articles. If you have an idea for an article, please get in touch.