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Thorncombe Village Trust

We are delighted to be able to add these photographs to our website - thanks go to Mr and Mrs Brian Frampton,  Mrs Marina  Atyeo , Mr  Ron Frampton , Mrs Iris Hanchard-Owen ,  Julia and Brian Service, Kate Rundle and Ruth Anderson.

To move to the next picture click on the ‘plus’ sign , the ‘minus’ sign takes you back to the previous picture. The arrow will start the slide show running, and you can pause it by clicking the pause button in the centre.


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Bonfield’s Shop window 1941.  Courtesy of Mr and Mrs B Frampton

With thanks to Kate Rundle for these lovely postcards - date unknown.

The lime trees inside the church wall were felled relatively recently. Note the man working by the further gateway, in the picture below. He seems to be shovelling stones. Also the elegant lamp immediately inside the gate.

On the left a cart can be made out at the same spot, and the man loading or unloading stones.

Does anyone have further information about these pictures? Please let us know if you do.

Thorncombe Home Guard 1942

We’ve been sent this wonderful photo by Ruth Anderson in Australia. Ruth used to live at Chaffeigh Farm in Thorncombe.

Her uncle John Saunders, of  Hillside, Stoney Knapp, is sitting third from right.

If you can put a name to any of the other men, or have memories of this time,   please let us know at

…and who is the child peeping round the doorway?