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    This gallery of photographs taken in and around Thorncombe will hopefully be of interest. Its function is to attempt to keep a centralised and permanent record of the many photos that exist .

    Local inhabitants, and relatives of former parishioners have generously shared their collections of photos with us, as well as their memories of dates, places and people .

    It is so important to record this information before it is lost forever. Some of the photos have come to us by email from far afield - even from Australia - and we hope this process will continue.

    We are able to scan photographs into the computer quickly and easily, then the originals can be returned unharmed to their owners. So if you have any old photos of the village, the parish, or people

    who used to live here, we would be very grateful if you would let us know. Please contact us  on villagetrust@hotmail.co.uk and we will get back to you.

  


 

     The two existing collections of old photos can still be seen on the Photo Album page . They will eventually be moved here so all the photos can be easily accessed from the same page.

Thorncombe Foresters outside St Mary's Church 1908. Reproduced with kind permission

Wedding party, possibly at Thorncombe Farm, c 1910. Reproduced with kind permission

Holditch Tower from a postcard, courtesy of Ron Frampton

Postcard from Holditch, courtesy of Ron Frampton

Fernleigh, High St, (on right), Thorncombe, date unknown. Courtesy of Kate Rundle

See also ‘Louise May Silver, Memories of a Thorncombe Evacuee’

Fernleigh, High St, Thorncombe, date unknown.

Courtesy of Kate Rundle

See also ‘Louise May Silver, Memories of a Thorncombe Evacuee’


Postcard of Chard St Thorncombe, Courtesy of Kate Rundle

Postcard of Chard St Thorncombe, Courtesy of Kate Rundle

          To see larger versions of these pictures  simply click on each one. Click again to reduce in size.

Postcard of High St Thorncombe, 1906, courtesy of Ron Frampton

Amateur dramatics, courtesy of Pam Wills

Edith Bonfield outside Stonelake Bungalow. Courtesy of Philip Smith

See also ‘Starting out in 1960s Thorncombe’ and

‘Thorncombe between the wars’

Reg Warren, delivering milk  to Sunnyside Farm (now Gough's Barton) c 1960. His sister Lillian Warren is at the gate. See article on Gough's Barton in the History section on this website

Reg Warren, delivering milk  to Sunnyside Farm (now Gough's Barton) c 1960. His sister Lillian Warren is at the gate. See article on Gough's Barton in the History section on this website

Sonny & May Down, outside the Forge, Chard St, Thorncombe.

Courtesy of Richard Holt

Rose Cottage Holway Thorncombe, date unknown,  courtesy of Julia & Brian Service

   Taken at Thorncombe Farm c 1925,        courtesy of Marina Atyeo



Wilfred Potter taken in Potter’s Field, courtesy of Marina Atyeo

Wilfred Potter taken at his front gate, 2006,

Courtesy of Eve Higgs


Thorncombe Home Guard, 1942.

Courtesy of Ruth Anderson, whose uncle John Saunders is seated 3rd from right.

Bonfield’s Stores window 1941, courtesy of Mr & Mrs B Frampton

Albert Bonfield (or ‘Black Diamond’) outside his shop, c 1935, courtesy  of Mr & Mrs B Frampton


Crown Inn, Dorothy Bonfield is holding the horse’s reins with her mother Mrs Bonfield looking on. Circa 1905. Reproduced courtesy of Mrs M Atyeo.

Dorothy Bonfield stands outside The Crown Inn, Fore Street with her horse. Mr W Newberry, Colonel Bragge’s coachman stands in the background watching the photographer. Circa 1905. Reproduced courtesy of Mrs M Atyeo.

Outside the Crown Inn, c1905,Reproduced courtesy of Mrs M Atyeo.


Outside the Crown Inn, c1905,Reproduced courtesy of Mrs M Atyeo.

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