Local people and characters

A village is not just buildings  –  the people make the place live.  Looking back at old documents and the census records, and more recent burial records we can see that many families have stayed in this area for generation after generation.

The Exeter Inn, William and Mary Welsman stood outside. Date c1895-1900

William Henry Ryall 1893 to 1916     1935 jubilee at 2 Otter View, Newton Pop. Jubilee. Mrs Harrison, Edith Wilmington, Kath Wilmington a

William Pring, the Blacksmith      AB033


AB025Maud Woodard, Kathleen Wilmington and Caroline Mary Woodard

Willoughby Statham Smith

Willoughby Statham Smith of Benchams (benefactor)


One of first buses Exeter-Sidmouth. .. Pratt, Roy Smith,  Jimmy Fitzgerald, Ted Rawle


Ada Gigg and Margaret Kimber re daffodil

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