Devon in the 1920’s

Devon History Society is collaborating with the Devon Family History Society and the South West Heritage Trust on a new research project to explore what life was like in Devon in the 1920s. We are interested in hearing from anyone whose family lived in Devon during that period and who have memories to share. We’d also like to hear from individuals or groups who might be interested in researching what was happening in their community, or in a particular topic. Our key themes for topic-based research are:

  • The Legacy of the First World War
  • Growing up
  • Rural Life
  • Holidays and Leisure
  • Progress and Technology

The Google map below shows the principal location of people resident in the 1920s whose biographies have been contributed to the ‘Devon in the 1920s’ project. For further information about these histories, or if you would like to be part of the research project in any way, please get in touch with the Project Manager, Julia Neville, at


Clicking the symbol, top LH corner of map, opens a panel listing the names.  Clicking on a name highlights the pin indicating the address where that family resided.

Open the map full screen by clicking the square box in the top RH corner.