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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.
There is a flower festival at the church from 11th-17th June 2016 to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday. Lots of local organisations are providing arrangements. The church will look and smell even more lovely than usual. Please do come along to see it.
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 are remembering those from Widecombe that fell during World War One by recording details of their life and war record. Full details are available here, including those who died in 1915. We have now completed those who died in 1916: Henry James Broome and Leicester F. Struben. You can also view the Widecombe Roll of Honour, which lists those from the local area who served in World War One. This list is being developed as a part of the local Devon Remembers WWI project.
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. Phase two (the History Group Archive and other material donated or loaned to the Group) is in progress and a number of these items have already been uploaded to the online archive.
If you have trouble travelling to Widecombe by public transport, this website may help you out. Give www.journeydevon.info a try. In fact it will help you with your travel throughout Devon.
Please Visit the History Group Publications Page to consider buying their publications, including their book 'History of Widecombe Fair'. This book is also available from some local shops.
Memories of a bygone era. Sent in by Alan Rawson. You can click on the picture for a larger view. See more pictures in Picture of the Month.
This site was last updated on 28th August 2016
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- 28th August: Parish Council Agenda September 2016
- 23rd August: History Group Talk August 2016
- 23rd August: History Group Minutes August 2016
- 22nd August: Parish Link September 2016
- 29th July: Parish Link August 2016
- 11th July: History Group Talk July 2016
- 11th July: History Group Minutes July 2016
- 11th July: Parish Council Agenda July 2016
- 11th June: History Group Talk June 2016
- 10th June: History Group Minutes June 2016
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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.
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 July 2016 and August 2016 are now available. The History Group AGM for 2016 can be found here. Click here for the July 2016 the History Group talk on the Bicenternary of Dartmoor Prison by Simon Dell and the August Talk 2016 on Lost Dartmor by Felicity Goodall
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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