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Webber's Poems


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.

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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

Holly Cottage

Bovey Tracey


Newton Abbot Devon. TQ13 9LE


We will then send your copy on. Thank you for your support.

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