bobby's girl, wildlone and squeaky liz: thanks for the further info and the actute attack of nostalgia I'm now immersed in. We only lived in Dorset for 4 years (of my 51) but it still feels more like home than anywhere we stayed longer. Thanks in particular for confirmation of the Tigers Head story - the couple of times we were told it a few too many pints had been consumed to be 100% certain. And at least one of our visits to a session there the fog was too damn thick for the squire to have seen it at all . .
As for New Scorpion Band performing songs from Tolpuddle Man - the might be connected to the fact that Colin Thompson is in Scorpion Band and was also in at least one iteration of the Tolpuddle Man project (including the concert performance we saw and the recording).
If any of you see Colin and/or Ruth (who were involved in organising the Catistock and Rampisham events) please pass on love from "George & Chris".