Photos sought for Newton Pop scrapbook

Chairman of the Newton Poppleford History Group Geoff Tenney (back right) and Treasurer Terry Gregor

Chairman of the Newton Poppleford History Group Geoff Tenney (back right) and Treasurer Terry Gregory with members at a meeting in the village hall. Ref shs 2090-06-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Newton Poppleford History Group is looking for photographs of village life.

Members would like to make a scrapbook about the village hall, school, church and the lives of residents over the centuries.

Terry Gregory, the group’s treasurer, has issued an appeal for any memorabilia commemorating the 60th anniversary of the hall, which was celebrated in 1905.

Mr Gregory said: “The history group is looking to make a scrapbook on the history of the village hall from the time it was a place of worship, its use as a school during war time, to its present time use.

“The village hall has been around a bit and used for many things.


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“During the war, all the evacuees came down and they would hold a classroom in each of the corners and one on the balcony.”

The group will recommence its monthly meetings in the village hall on Monday, February 1, at 2.30pm.

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