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23.7.1918 Parkham

The Sunday School anniversary services have been duly observed by the Wesleyans of Holwell. This is generally the last to be held in the neighbourhood.
The outlook for the corn harvest is much better since the recent good rain. In many instances the spring corn was behind owing to the continuous dry weather, and some through rather late tilling, and the root crops were also suffering for the want of rain.
A potato weighing 1½lbs has been dug by a cottager recently. The specimen was Early Puritan.
Mr C Mugford has so far recovered from his recent operation that he is allowed to return to his home. The others under treatment are also progressing favourably at the Bideford Hospital. Mr R Vaggers is also reported to be much better.
Gazette article dated 23 July 1918

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