The business of the group is to gather and save old records, photos and memorabilia of the area. We have collected quite a lot from people who live in Newton Poppleford and the nearby villages and towns, but people have moved away in past decades but might still have photos etc. that would be valuable for our project.
Did you or your parents/grandparents live here in past years? If you did please take a look around in the attic, or bottom of the wardrobe for those shoeboxes of old photos and other bits that we might borrow and copy or scan for our archives. Perhaps you would write down or record some of those memories when your relative talks about the old times – we’d love to see/hear these.
HELP NEEDED! FIRE HAS DESTROYED BENCHAMS COTTAGE
There was – until recently – a very pretty cottage close to and associated with Benchams. Sadly, a serious fire in April 2017 destroyed this lovely ‘Arts & Crafts’ style building, leaving only a chimney stack standing. The owners intend to rebuild the cottage as close to the original design as possible.
If you have any photos of Benchams Cottage, from any angle and taken at any time, please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The owners will be very grateful for any help you can give.