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  • 1 Dunsland House destroyed

    24 November 1967

  • 2 Went to Essex for their honeymoon

    4 July 1958

  • 3 Rabbits for sale

    4 May 1918

  • Dunsland House destroyed

    24 November 1967

    A thousand years of history disappeared overnight when Dunsland House, Bradford, Holsworthy, was destroyed by fire early on Saturday.

    November 1967 Dunsland House Holsworthy

    The phrase is that of Mr John Manley Price, the curator, who, with his mother, Mrs Enid Caffyn, had lived at the house for the past nine years. They probably own their lives to their sheepdog whose barking awoke Mr Price at about 3.15am. The house was then filled with smoke and so intense was the heat that the roof tiles were exploding.
    The fire had put the phone out of action and Mr Price had to drive to Brandis Corner

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  • Went to Essex for their honeymoon

    4 July 1958

    At St Mary’s Church, Bideford, on June 21st, the wedding took place of Mr Raymond Courtney Kerslake, only child of Mr and Mrs Kerslake, 16 Victoria Street, Holsworthy, and Miss Muriel Broad, third daughter of Mr and Mrs Broad, Upcott Cottage, Bideford.

    1958 Holsworthy Bideford wedding

    The Rector of Bideford, Rev T Derwent Davies, conducted the service. Mr J R Trigger was at the organ. Mr J Hawkins, brother-in-law of the bride, undertook the duties of the best man and the ushers were Mr Leslie Broad and Mr Michael Harris. Attending the bride as matron of honour was her sister, Mrs J Hawkins.

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  • Rabbits for sale

    4 May 1918

    Holsworthy Market

    4.5.1918 Holsworthy Market

    Slip pigs 50s to 110s, suckers 20s to 30s.

    Old hens 1s 9d to 2s per lb, chicken 2s to 3s, butter 2s 21/2d, eggs 3s to 3s 2d per dozen.

    Oats 6s to 6s 2d, maizemeal 49s, brand 14s to 14s 6d, sharps 15s, flour 50s, bread 9d per 4lb loaf.

    Rabbits 1s 9d each. 

    Gazette article dated 4 May 1918

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