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Widecombe History Group - Webbers Poems
HERE IS A GOOD IDEA FOR A PRESENT!
|The Widecombe and District Local History Group have produced a book originally to help
raise funds for The Widecombe Church Tower Appeal.
In the 1870s John Webber, the then policeman at Widecombe, produced a pamphlet containing poems that he had written about the Parish.
There are poems about :-
- The Church of St Pancras
- Lines on a Wooden Tablet in the Church (The Thunderstorm of 21st Oct 1638)
- The Tower
- The Daughter Church of St John the Baptist, at Leusdon
- List of Names of the Past Clergy
- A Faithful Dog
- Poetry on Widecombe in the Moor - over 200 verses in which he describes the farms, houses and their occupiers and the district around Widecombe
The Title is:-
Dartmoor's Policeman Poet
The Verses of Constable John Webber written 1862-1892
These were first published in a pamphlet and are now produced in a 96 page book containing 6 black and white photographs, a two page biography of John Lake Webber and with a foreword written by Sir Roger Birch (a former policeman of Widecombe) and priced at £4.99. If you can add 50 pence for p & p it will help the fund no end!
The front cover is shown above. Please click on it for a larger image.
Get your copy now by sending cheque or postal order made out to:-
Widecombe History Group
Newton Abbot Devon. TQ13 9LE
We will then send your copy on. Thank you for your support.
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- Parish Documents
- Tithe Map
- Widecombe Bells
- Two Crosses Stone
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