The Book of Braunton - Devon's Largest Village, by Avril Stone

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The Book of Braunton - Devon's Largest Village, by Avril Stone
Published by Halsgrove in 2014, 160 pages. Large A4 size Hardback with Dust Jacket (N8018)
Brand New Book
 

The big village with a big heart - one of the oldest villages in the kingdom with its origins in farming and seafaring. A village which boasts one of only two Open Field Systems in the country - The Great Field. A village that is the gateway to the golden sands and renowned surfing paradise of North Devon.

This is not your usual history book going back to ancient times but a pageant of personal memories of people who have lived, worked, been schooled or been associated in any way with this vibrant Devonshire community. There are stories and hundreds of photographs about farmers, tradesmen, butchers, bakers, seafarers, rabbit wholesalers and milkmen. Also memories of wartime when the RAF operated from Chivenor and when the American Army made the village their home whilst training for the D Day Landings. There are recollections of school life, carnivals, policemen, doctors and nurses, sporting clubs and much more. This is a book which records the past for the present and future to enjoy.