WestleighA Selection of News Articles Related to Westleigh

  • 1 Mr William Joslin of West Living Farm, Westleigh, still serving his community

    In his 85th year

  • 2 Mr Rose and Miss Bedingfield

    6 February 1959

  • 3 Natives of Westleigh and Fremington

    20 February 1945

  • Mr William Joslin of West Living Farm, Westleigh, still serving his community

    In his 85th year

    Fifty years’ service to the community in a variety ways; that is the record of Mr William Joslin, of West Living Farm, Westleigh, who has just resigned from Barnstaple Rural Council, of which he was the ‘father’.

    1960 William Joslin


    Although in his 85th year, mentally he is as alert as ever, is steadily recovering from a major operation which he underwent last June and he is still serving.
    His most important contribution to the welfare of his fellows has been as a farmer, and it still is, for he continues to farm 135 acres at West Living as he has done since

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  • Mr Rose and Miss Bedingfield

    6 February 1959

    Acting Town Clerk weds Mayor’s secretary

    6.2.1959 Westleigh wedding

    There was Bideford civic interest in the wedding on Wednesday at St Peter’s Church, Westleigh, of Mr Leonard T Rose, only son of Mr and Mrs H T Rose of Westleigh, and Miss Jessie A Bedingfield, elder daughter of Mrs and the late Mr S G Bedingfield of ‘Little Warren’, Beach Road, Westward Ho!
    The Rev T Mortimer officiated at the service. The bride was given in marriage by a friend, Mr T Bellew. The bridegroom’s brother-in-law, Mr Ivor Jones, was the best man. A reception was held at Westleigh. Among the presents received

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  • Natives of Westleigh and Fremington

    20 February 1945

    Westleigh Anniversary – Congratulations to Mr and Mrs G Watts

    20.2.1945 Watts Diamond Wedding

    Congratulations and best wishes to Mr and Mrs George Watts, of Lower Village, Westleigh, who quietly celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary – sixty years of married life. They were married in Barnstaple on February 14th 1885.
    Before her marriage, Mrs Watts was Miss Elizabeth Ann Turner, of Westleigh. She has lived in the parish all her life. Mr Watts is a native of Fremington, and they have lived in Westleigh since they were married. Both are staunch supporters of the Methodist Church.
    A platelayer by trade, Mr Watts worked on the railway

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