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The Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village

The Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village

The Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village

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Supplied by Letterbox Books.

Within living memory village life has changed beyond recognition. Yet the old ways have not disappeared completely for they survive in the memories of our older neighbours.

In this book men and women born early in the twentieth century recall a vanished way of life: a time when large families kept a pig to supplement a simple diet; every drop of water was carried from the village pump; the whole village turned out to help with the hay harvest; when everyone knew. and was often related to everyone else and life was as slow and steady as the horse that pulled the plough.

Of interest to family historians:-
Surnames included in The Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village:-

Ashton, Atkinson, Badcock, Baglow, Barrow, Beer, Bell, Berrold, Birch, Bourne, Brend, Brommel, Carter, Chubb, Clarke, Clements, Cock, Cole, Cook, Copp, Crocker, Dennis, Ellis, Friendship, Gillespie, Hamlyn, Hawker, Hearn, Hills, Huxtable, Jenkins, Johns, Johnson, Jollow, Jones, Joy, Kerrich, Kingdom, Kivell, Luxton, Lyle, Marshall, Martin, Martin, Mason, McDougall, Moyse, Nicholls, Palmer, Parsons, Partridge, Peete, Philbrick, Prouse, Raynor, Rowe, Ruddock, Sanders, Saunders, Sheenery, Short, Slader, Stevens, Stucley, Taylor, Toye, Upton, Vanstone, Westcott, Williams, Wise, Withecombe, Wood.

Place names included inThe Memory Be Green: An Oral History of a Devon Village:-
Apps, Littleham Church, Crealock Arms, Crossways, East Furlong, Edge Mill, Ford House, Forest Hill, Gregory's Langdon, Higher Boundstone, Hoop Inn, Hoops Cottage, Kingsley Cottage Alwington, Langdon Cottages, Littleham and Landcross School, Littleham Court, Methodist Chapel, Middle Langdon, Mount Pleasant, Nether Boundstone, The Old Forge, Old Moor, The Old Post Office, The Old Rectory, The Old School, Orleigh Mill, The Rectory, Red Cottages, Summerhall, Whitehall, Yeo Vale House.

110 pages. 16 b&w photographs
ISBN 9780951687901
First published 1990. Reprinted 2006.

£7.99