My 'other' is rather large and I dont know why.
What do you store on the iPad?
Go to settings
Show all apps...
This will show how much storage each app is really using, it includes the app and all it's data.
Thanks for that but it was the 'OThER' which was taking up the space not the APPS. I have restored and started again and it is okay now. So, a mystery
This is normal. Old data will clutter up an iPad. It is space that you should be able to over-write. Restoring is the best way to clean house in most cases.
You did the right thing.
Retrieving data ...