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Village News - December 2000

Avril Stone
Local Photographer & Author Avril Stone, signing books at the launch of her book, "High Bickington a Devon Ridgeway Village".
High Bickington Book Launches

Thursday 23rd November 2000 saw a packed church hall for the launch of the already successful launch of local author and photographer Avril Stones book, 'High Bickington a Devon Ridgeway Village'.
Inspired by her love of photography and the work of well know local photographers such as the late James Ravilious, Avril originally set out to create a book of her own photographs of village life, this later developed into what is a fine record of the village history drawing on the memories of the many people who have lived in the village for all or most of their lives and have a deep love for the place. people such as Sid Squires, Margaret Bolt and many others.
The book features many photographs by Avril as well as contributions from Richard Lethbridge, local postman and amateur photographer. In addition are many fine old photographs lent by local people and the Beaford Archives, giving a detailed visual history of the village.

Click Here to visit the publishers website and order your copy of the High Bickington book!

Farewell to another longtime resident

The village was saddened to hear of the death of Mrs Stacey on Thursday 14th December 2000.
A long time resident of the village Mrs Stacey and her family formerly lived at Brewery Cottage, and later at 'The Cottage', a couple of doors away opposite 'Hope Cottage' before moving to her last home in 'Wardens Close'.

She will be greatly missed...

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