I am writing on behalf of Kings Nympton History Society to let you know a little about what we have been doing during recent years. We meet bi-monthly and have an open day every other year. We have transcribed births, deaths and marriages from church records dating back to 17thC and now have quite comprehensive spreadsheets available for anyone who is looking for their family history. We are in the process of listing and deciphering gravestones. Our latest and biggest project to date has been to research virtually every property in the village to ascertain the construction and the properties current and previous use (it is amazing how many were shops etc, as we do not have any now) We have also listed present and previous owners and anything of historical interest that we could unearth. We have produced a 71 page booklet entitled The Changing Face of Kings Nympton which has proved very popular with residents and their families. Would you like us to send you a copy?
We are only a small parish, approx 150 properties in all. We have now embarked on doing the same research for the farms in the parish. This will be a much bigger job as many of them are very old. It will probably require a small booklet for each one!
We are a small society in a small village but we thought you might like to know about us.
Kings Nympton is in North Devon near South Molton and Chulmleigh (see Google Maps and the village website www.kingsnympton.org.uk).
The Kings Nympton History Society meets in members' homes on the third Wednesday of every second month at 7pm. Membership is £5 per annum. For further information, contact Geoff Keegan, Chairman (01769 580007 / firstname.lastname@example.org).
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