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Parracombe, Devon

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    Parracombe, Devon: OS Grid Reference(266500,144500)

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    University of Leeds

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    Wright, John (male, SED fieldworker)

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    Smythe, Ernest Arthur (b.1882, male, retired mill & brewery worker)

  • Description

    Arthur recalls the 1953 flood and talks about the local hunt.   Chapman Barrows (just to the southeast of Parracombe) refers to a hill, Exford (to the southeast) is a nearby village and Lynmouth (to the northwest) the nearest town.

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