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A regular reader and sometimes commentator to this website for many years, its disappointing not to have had a newsletter update for 3 months now.

Realise these things can have volunteer resistance in trying to publish but what is the reason please and when may we see it again?

Best wishes to all in your lovely village.


Added: January 23, 2017
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A visitor to Denbury since the age of 9 years with my parents (then living in Guildford, Surrey) on holiday to visit my auntie and uncle (Zelia and Jack Heath) and cousins Johnny, Ronnie and Trish Heath. My farther "Ronald Alistair James Haste" was Zelia's brother who also had another sister called Breta from Bristol.
I still to this day visit my cousin Trish Heath now with partner Sidney Foss.
I am now at the age of 62 years and feel very much a part of Denbury with the occasional walk to the downs.

18/12/2016


Added: December 18, 2016
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Correction to my last post!
Sydney and Grace lived in West Street, not East Street. Sorry for the confusion!
Regards,
Steve Gooding

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Added: August 27, 2016
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Just discovered this web-site after my family history research led me to Denbury. Very interesting, even to someone like me who has never visited.
My connection comes from one of my great-aunts, Freda Grace Gooding, who in 1930 married Sydney Webb and apparently moved to Denbury from her home in Debenham, Suffolk. According to the 1939 Register and 1937 Kelly's Directory for Newton Abbot & District, Sydney was a Haulage Contractor based in East St. Denbury. Both Freda and Sydney stayed in the Newton Abbot area (probably Denbury) for the rest of their lives, dying in 1963 and 1966 respectively.
I'd like to know if anyone remembers Freda and Sydney and could please share any info with me. I am especially interested in Sydney's early life where was he born and how did he come to be living in Denbury? How did he meet my aunt?
I saw a mention of a Percy Webb in a photo from 1938 on this site was this a relative?
Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Steve Gooding


Added: August 27, 2016
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Good site, nice to see a load of pictures not only of my self but people I had forgotten (it's an age thing. I'm still in contact with a few ex -Denbury lads but nice to see how they looked some 50years ago

Added: May 2, 2016
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I spent some time in Denbury when I was a 6 year old evacuee in 1944/45. I was with my mum, sister and gran and we stayed with Mrs Pemberton in north street opposite the Osbornes. (Kenny became one of my mates).
First day at the village school was daunting for a little towny among all the other village kids, but I soon fitted in and made friends. As well as Kenny Osborne, there was Patrick Butler and another whose name I only remember as Ted.
We used to play in the ruins of the old priory which has sadly been replaced by an ugly house.
I remember, also the V.E. party on the village green, with the huge bonfire and an effigy of Adolf on it. Mr Lark, who was the landlord of the inn by the green gave me a sixpence because I sang a few lines of "you are my sunshine"


Added: December 19, 2015
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I am, by marriage, related to Robert Martin born in Denbury c1821. It would appear that Robert left Denbury in the early 1850s and after moving around South London eventually settled in Charlton by 1871. Robert's son Arthur Martin (born c1858) married firstly my great-grandfather's sister Maud Randall and then when she died in 1897 he lived with her younger sister Florence Randall before marrying her in 1928 when she was 57 and he was about 70. Arthur died in Felbridge, Surrey in August 1945 but I cannot find a birth record for him. The earlier censuses say that he was born in Charlton but in the 1911 census his birthplace is given as Norwood. If anyone has any information about him or can put me in touch with Nick Martin of Sutton who posted on this site a few years back I would be most grateful. Many thanks, Robert Randall

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Added: August 1, 2015
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I am a volunteer researcher for Newton Abbot Museum. I have an enquiry from a brother and sister who were evacuated to a "hostel" between 1942 and 1944 close to an American Base, that was near Newton Abbot. I am guessing it was at Denbury. I would be pleased to receive any information on the whereabouts of such a hostel.
With thanks
George Hampshire


Added: July 24, 2015
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In the course of research I have come across an unusual local man named REG MATTHEWS. He was certainly alive in 1979, at which time he was quite elderly. He pedalled an old-fashioned 'delivery bicycle' with a small front wheel and a large basket, to collect bric-a-brac for resale. I understand that he was well-known 'character' in the Ogwell and Denbury area.
Can anyone give me any further information on him, please?
David


Added: June 9, 2015
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Excellent site, full of interest

Added: June 8, 2015
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