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1902 Newspaper  on wall at Clapton Mill

                                                                              Early days

Thorncombe Village Trust News was fist published as an A4 sheet in June 1986. From this date until April 1991 the News was inserted into the Parish Magazine on a bi-monthly basis, and in this way was distributed to most households in the Parish.

In April 1991 this changed, and a short article was submitted to the Parish Magazine every month, and every quarter a Trust Magazine was produced.

The first edition of this magazine was distributed in Summer 1991. It was a 12-page A5 magazine, only given to members of the Trust, and contained information about the Trust’s finances, local walks, articles on wildlife, the local area and local history. Although we have these magazines in our archives, we are looking for a volunteer to scan them and create digital files.

The work involved in producing this magazine four times a year was enormous and ultimately became too demanding for our band of volunteers.

In 2002 we reverted to the original format of a single A4 sheet produced only in Spring and Autumn. The Spring edition coincides nicely with collecting membership subscriptions so is usually delivered by hand or posted to far-flung members.

The newsletter is no longer produced but you can read many of the original articles by clicking the link below.


                                                                                Archive copies of TVT News

                                                Please click here  for downloads of the original newsletter.

         Unfortunately, some of the articles have not been cleared by copyright for reproduction so there will be a few gaps.