Commonwealth cadet training tragedy

Commonwealth cadet training tragedy

In the midst of a terrible storm on 1st of November 1967, Cadet Christopher Pyemont arrived at the door of Okehampton solicitor Frank Woodward. At 5 o’clock that morning, a group of army cadets were dispatched to Dartmoor on a day-long orienteering training...
Okehampton in the First World War

Okehampton in the First World War

Both Prisoners of War and refugees found a place to stay in Okehampton during the First World War.  During the First World War we know that many Belgian refugees were placed in the town.  Alice Clapp, one of the women responsible for arranging homes for Belgian...