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Widecombe in the Moor, Devon

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    Widecombe in the Moor, Devon: OS Grid Reference(271500,76500)

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    University of Leeds

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    Ellis, Stanley (b.1926

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    Warren, Ernest (b.1886, male, farm worker)

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    Ernest talks about his early days on the farm and recalls how people were self-sufficient. Jordan and Leusdon (both just to the south of Widecombe) are nearby hamlets. Ashburton is a town to the southwest and Poundsgate a village to the south.

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