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In tracing my family tree I discovered my father GEORGE ALBERT HURN lived in IVY COTTAGE, Stoke Gabriel Road from 1902 to 1920 approx., with someone he called "GRAN". Is there anyway you could help me discover the full name of "GRAN" so that I can continue my search for relatives. I believe he worked as an apprentice shipwright on the river Dart during WW 1.

I would appreciate any help.

Regards

David G. Hurn.

davidhurn1@tiscali.co.uk

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Susan Douthit. My late Grandfather Dr Harry Leon Gauntlett.lived in Galmpton for some years.  

To the best of my recollection he died in about 1955 so I realize that this is a real wide shot but is there any way I can find out if anyone remembers him or anything about him?   He was a terrific collector and at one time was acknowledged as having the finest all round collection in Britain.

Grandpa (Harry) used to collect everything from birds eggs and butterflies to autographed letters, pictures, swords/pistols etc, horse brasses - I gather you name it he collected it.   He always had to have the biggest room in the house for his collection.   It would be great if someone did remember him (though I do remember hearing that he quarreled with a lot of people too!).

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Albert George Davies

I went to School at Galmpton Primary School Mid to late forty's I'm 66 now and live in Queensland Australia, I took my eldest daughter with me to see the village this year, I love the area around the dart I lived at the Waddeton boat house and used to walk to school along the beach when the tide was low enough and we swam in the river near the boathouse one day we got caught by the tide and the sand dredge sent a row boat to pick us up off the rock where we were stuck we got to school late by five minutes and my eldest sister got the cane from Mrs. Griffiths the head mistress.

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Ruth Davies

I would love to be the correspondence secretary but it is a little hard from Australia.
If there is anything I can do from here to help please let me know. I would love to be involved. I love village life and so does my Dad (Albert Davies - message above)
I only lived in the UK for sixteen months but would love to have stayed longer. One day I may get back.

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Warwick Turpin. I have been living in Sydney, Australia for the past 20 years

We used to live at Langdon Lane (Hunters Hill). Do you know if the xxxxxx xxxxxx still live there? What the gallery did make me realize is that i discovered so little about the local area. It really is beautiful. I may have visited Galmpton creek once??? We lived in the area for 12 years and in Hunters Hill for 8 or so years i think We had a wonderful life there and i hold so many fond memories. I can't imagine that my childhood could have been any better, in fact.

My sister Jane and brother Max, mother Margaret and father Don lived there and the kids attended Churston GC. I went to White Rock and Jane and Max went to Galmpton primary (Mr Haywood?).We were all keen golfers and members of Churston GC for many years.

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 BRIAN CROCKER    in village from 1952 to 1969

NOTICED ON YOUR WEB SITE THAT YOU STATED THE HALL WAS USED AS A SCHOOL ROOM IN THE WAR I STARTED SCHOOL IN 1957 AND I WENT TO THE INSTITUTE AS IT WAS THEN FOR QUITE A FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST EXTENSION WAS BUILT. TO THE OLD SCHOOL. I LIVED IN OLD ROAD IN ONE OF THE COTTAGES KNOW AS ORCHARD COTTAGES IN THOSE DAYS THE BUNGALOW OPPOSITE WAS NOT THERE IT WAS MY GARDEN AND ALL BEHIND AND TO THE SIDE WAS APPLE TREES. THE BIG BARN WAS JUST THAT A BIG BARN. MANOR FARM WAS A WORKING FARM MILKING ABOUT 30 COWS AND I AS A LAD USED TO HELP BRING THEM IN FROM THE FIELDS. ALSO IN MY CHILDHOOD I HAVE HELPED WITH THE BUTCHERS SHOP WHEN IT HAD A SLAUGHTER HOUSE ATTACHED TO IT AND ABOVE THE BUTCHERS WAS A WOODEN SHED COME SHOP WHICH BURNT DOWN ONE NIGHT. THE BARN CHAPEL WAS A BARN WITH A STORE ROOM FOR THE LOCAL MILK FLOAT TO CHARGE ITS BATTERIES OVERNIGHT I REMEMBER THE MILKO WELL MR. LISAMORE (REG) THE LOCAL GPO WAS AT THE BOTTOM OF LANGDON LANE LAST HOUSE ON LEFT BEFORE JUNCTION GOING TOWARDS THE ROUNDINGS JUST BELOW JOHN BONDS CARPENTRY SHOP AND YARD WHICH I DONT THINK IS THERE ANYMORE. GALMPTON GLADE DID NOT HAPPEN FOR A FEW YEARS. THE HEADMASTER WAS MR. FELLINGHAM AND MY TEACHER WAS MRS. HOPWOOD FOR THE FIRST YEARS OF SCHOOL

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John Hall.

I grew up in Galmpton before settling in Australia. In the 1940's the Hall family were everywhere in the village but only a few left now. Every picture you show prompts a memory or two. But surely the chapel is as interesting as the lime kiln!!!

Am absolutely horrified by proposals to develop the windmill. Anything i can do?

 

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