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Food, Farming and Fishing in Devon During the First World War

Devon History Society members collaborated during 2015-6 with the University of Exeter on a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Everyday Lives in War project. The first essays written by members were published in September 2015 and are available here: Food Farming & Fishing in Devon

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Farmsteads and the Historic Environment in East Devon

Call for conference papers. The 2017 East Devon AONB Historic Environment Conference will be held on 22 April at the Norman Lockyer Observatory. The core area is, as usual, East Devon, but presentations linking farmsteads with the surrounding historic farming environment from other parts of Devon will also be considered.  If you have a paper

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Elizabethan Star Chamber Project

The Elizabethan Star Chamber Project, hosted by AALT at the University of Houston, is putting county names on cases in TNA STAC 5 (Records of the Court of Star Chamber in the reign of Elizabeth). There are now sufficient cases identified to make the web site interesting to local historians.  Secretary hand is not for

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Collective Names given to Devon Villagers

I am in the midst of bringing together the collective names given to Devon villagers.  Some of these nicknames were noted by the Devonshire Association in the late 1800s and early 1900s but many others appear not to have been collected.  For example, I know that in Cadbury the villagers were known as Cocks and

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