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Local History Articles

An occasional series of articles on local history. Click the links to read.

Branscombe Voice Articles by Geoff Squire

The Natural World

Harry Layzell (1897-1988), Blacksmith

Charlie Taylor (1869-1958), Cobbler

The Horse-drawn Milk Cart



Kingsley Squire (1937-2015), Journalist


Mr Kensdale, Trader

More Traders – Coalmen

Ethel Butter (1879-1973), Postmistress

More Traders, Clothes & Groceries

The Waterfall

Gerald Collier (1900-1987), Baker

Birds and the Rural Idyll

The Wood

Freddy Dowell (1869-1954), our friendly barber

Memories of the Middle Valley

The Summer of 1945

Broadening our Horizons


WW2 Memories for Beth

The Reluctant Shopper