WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF MARLDON LOCAL HISTORY GROUP, MARLDON VILLAGE, DEVON
Our About the Group page gives information on its formation and objectives.
A monthly Report is produced by our Chairman for both the Parish Magazine and the website, full of information and updates.
The Events section gives details of our forthcoming Group open meetings and accompanying Speakers, along with a list of past Group speakers and entertainers.
The Group would also like to hear from anyone who has any further information, anecdotes or memorabilia about the Parish or its people.
Finally, we have also added a short ‘Village History‘, composed by our Chairman Tony Chidlow, which is well worth a read.
The Archive Data pages list the memorabilia and other information so far collected and is grouped by the type of object i.e. booklet, photograph etc.
The Archive is continually being added to and updated. Our collection of books is steadily growing, and includes books by Elizabeth Goudge, who lived in Marldon, plus many other local titles. More details are on the Books Page. Our archive contains many documents and memoirs from Village life, and some of these will be published on the Social History page. Marldon’s renowned summer event is the Marldon Apple Pie Fair and we have a short history on the Apple Pie Fair page. The 1840 Tithe Map for the Parish of Marldon, including Compton and Westerland comprises of a map and a comprehensive database of field names and dwellings including Landowners and Occupiers. The Map is divided into smaller areas for ease of reference.
The Group has recently completed a full survey of the Upper Churchyard, and this, together with an existing survey carried out some years ago, has enabled the us to produce a fully comprehensive index of the whole Churchyard. The St John the Baptist Churchyard is divided into the Lower Churchyard, of mainly older burials and memorials , the more recent Upper Churchyard and the area for Caskets
Photographs & Postcards
We have two pages of present-day photographs, Marldon Now which are the result of a project aimed at capturing a pictorial record of the Parish between the years 2000 – 2010. The photographs, many taken by Ray Bond, will hopefully stir memories of our beautiful parish. There are also images of times past in Marldon Bygones and Old Postcards
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