Welcome to the Widecombe-in-the-Moor Website

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.

PLEASE NOTE that the meeting of the Widecombe History Group, scheduled for Wednesday February 3rd 2016 has been cancelled.

**Widecombe-in-the-Moor Rural Housing Needs Survey 2016**

Widecombe-in-the-Moor Parish Council wishes to establish the demand for low cost affordable homes for local people in our area. The last time this was undertaken was in 2011. The best way to identify the requirements is to carry out a Parish Housing Needs Survey. Members of the Council have distributed a questionnaire, in partnership with the Community Council of Devon, to every household in the parish and we would be very grateful if you could spend just a few minutes filling in the form. The more people who complete the forms, the more accurate a picture we will obtain.

Alternatively, you can download the form and return it by email to Janice Alexander as shown at the end of the form. If you know of someone not currently living in the parish but with a desire to do so, please direct them to this link to enable them to complete and return the form also.

To view and/or download the latest Parish Link in pdf format, click here.

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. The first to be completed is George Nosworthy. We have now also completed William Bolitho and John Radcliffe. 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.

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 take a look at our Google Map of Widecombe Village Centre.

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. An Austin 7 passes by Widecombe Church
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 3rd February 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.

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Widecombe-in-the-Moor lies in the Widecombe Valley in beautiful Dartmoor in Devon, England. Click on the picture for a larger view.

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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 Community site.

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.


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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