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T.C. Lethbridge: from Knowle House to Hole House

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T.C. Lethbridge died, aged 70, on the 30th of September 1971 at Nuffield Hospital in Exeter, Devon (1). His credits were extensive, so much that his occupation is variously listed as the author of 24 books, an explorer, an archaeologist, a…

IN PROCESS-Timberscombe and the Covid 19 Pandemic, 2022

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On the first day of 2022, Sajid Javid, Britain's Health Minister, warned that all people living in the UK would have to learn to live alongside Covid-19. Further restrictions, such as requirements to wear masks, school, church, shop and business…

IN PROCESS- Timberscombe and the Covid-19 Pandemic, 2021

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By the 3rd of January 2021, the death toll from Covid-19 in the UK had passed 75,000. A mere ten days later, over 100,000 people had died (1).

Since the UK's first lockdown in March 2020, the country was hoping for a vaccine and the first one was…

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

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The top photograph depicts red, white and blue bunting on the breezy morning of 2 June, just placed--fearlessly--around the top of St. Petrock's Church's tower by Churchwardens, Marion Jeffrey and Kate Hart. In the preceding weeks, variations of this…

The Opening of the Timberscombe School Swimming Pool, 16 May 1989

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Friday, the 16th of May 1989, at the Timberscombe School was an incredibly full day at the end of an eventful week. As Mrs. Enyde Webb, the school's Head Teacher from 1985 to 1994, wrote in her Log Book at the end of the previous week, "10th May…

East Harwood Cottages and Pero Cottage

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The 1911 England Census listed the properties (and who was living in them) of the Parish of Timberscombe. Also published separately was the 1911 Summary Book, which listed the same properties together according to what Ecclesiastical Parish they were…

Dave Collins Creating an Exmoor Waymaker Sign for A Royal Visit to Timberscombe and the Timberscombe area Milestones

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The upper photograph depicts Dave Collins creating a traditional wooden Exmoor Waymaker sign for the Exmoor National Park Authority at its workshop in Exford (1). These are the signs seen throughout Exmoor villages and alongside walking trails and…

Bessie Thorne and her Family

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The woman in the top photograph is Bessie Thorne, who lived from 1873 to 1958. Perhaps she would not have appreciated being remembered as having a hard life, although she certainly did. Her husband died at the age of 36, leaving her a widow with six…