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The Widecombe-in-the-Moor website promotes all aspects of Widecombe and Dartmoor life, past, present and future, for the use of local people, visitors, and all who are interested. Please enjoy exploring the site.
The History Group are seeking your help for their World War I Project, They are seeking information on the numerous local people who went to fight in the War but have not been remembered. They are listed here. If you have any information on these or any others, however small, or any other WWI story, please visit the page and get in touch.
We now have a Community News Page, where items of a local community interest are posted.
Visit the Widecombe Digital Archive with its already substantial quantity of online assets: Indentures, Churchyard Headstones, Tithe Apportionments and Parish Chest contents including Overseers' Accounts and Churchwardens' Accounts. This completes the first phase apart from some transcription work currently underway. Phase two will start shortly.
If you have trouble travelling to Widecombe by public transport, a new website may help you out. Give www.journeydevon.info a try. In fact it will help you with your travel throughout Devon.
Is Widecombe a ghost town? Daniel Stern and, by now, many in the USA certainly think so. We, of course, know better.
Please Visit the History Group Publications Page to consider buying their publications, including their latest book 'History of Widecombe Fair'. This book is also available from some local shops.
View of Widecombe taken from Tunhill Rocks on a rare sunny winter's day. You can click on the picture for a larger view. See more pictures in Picture of the Month.
This site was last updated on 3rd April 2014
Recently Added Items
- 31st March: Parish Council Agenda April 2014
- 25th. March: History Group Talk March 2014
- 25th March: History Group Minutes March 2014
- 28th February: Parish Council Agenda March 2014
- 28th February: Parish Council Minutes February 2014
- 12th February: History Group Talk February 2014
- 12th February: History Group Minutes February 2014
- 2nd February:Parish Council Agenda February 2014
- 29th December: Parish Council Minutes December 2013
Support the Widecombe Markets!
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Interested in your Family History?
There is a wealth of information on this site covering almost all aspects of Widecombe life. Search can be used to look for items that may be of specific interest to you.
For the current weather please click here (and then come back!!): Weather
For more details of Widecombe, click here.
To enjoy a Day Out in and around Widecombe, click here.
If you are thinking of staying in or around Widecombe on holiday, then you must visit the Where To Stay section for the best places to stay in and around Widecombe.
This website provides topical news of what is happening within the Community for the use of us all. If you have anything you would like mentioned then please send us an email.
We would like to express our thanks to our business and accommodation advertisers for their continuing support. If you would like to advertise on this site, please click here for more details.
Don't forget our books and links page. A link has been added to the Devon County Council Monthly Community News Round-up site. This will be updated monthly to the current month's newsletter.
Picture of the Month. Please send us your pictures with a seasonal and Widecombe theme. We will pick the best and publish them here with any comments you might like to add.
History Group. The History Group minutes for March 2014 and February 2014 are now available. The History Group AGM for 2013 can be found here.There was no meeting in January 2014 due to inclement weather Click here for March 2014 History Group's talk on Horses in agriculture and industry by G and I Williamson and February 2014 Brian Portch's talk on Chudleigh's own war artist Richard Caton Woodville (1856 - 1927)
Anthony (Tony) Beard writes a diary with a very much local slant on the Radio Devon website. Take a look at the latest and then browse to turn some more diary pages.
Nature Notes. Our Nature Notes page records local items of interest concerning wildlife, flora etc etc. Please send us any tit-bits of your own to include on the page. Have a look at : fritillary butterfly or click on the picture on the right for a larger image.
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