Fordland Sketches

Fordland Sketches

A collection of sketches from the Devon Record Office, made by J Harris in 1823 and 1824 (ref no Z19/2/4) Number 8: ‘Mr White A Black Beggar’ is of special interest to this project – nothing else is known of him. Photographs by Ghee Bowman, with...
Tucker’s Sketches

Tucker’s Sketches

From Devon Record Office, a collection of ‘Portraits of Devonshire Characters’ by an artist called Tucker. Dated 1870-1873. Number 3 carries the caption “Miss ______ Daughter of an English Merchant in West Africa sent to England to be...
David Clinch’s Poems and Songs

David Clinch’s Poems and Songs

Come on in (Refugees are here to stay) Come on in Come on in Come on in and sit you down Come on in and welcome to my home Come on in and welcome to your story Come on in and share it all with mine Chorus And you know you’re more than welcome And we know you’re here...
World War II in Belstone

World War II in Belstone

American soldiers were stationed around Belstone, a small village South East of Okehampton, during World War II and memories from residents and other information, gathered circa 2000, have have been compiled by researcher, Chris Walpole.