The World of Broadhembury Exhibition

The World of Broadhembury Exhibition
July 15th and 16th – 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Broadhembury Memorial Hall
Light Refreshments

No Charge – Donations towards parish and local charities will be welcome.

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‘Broadhembury – a Picture of Our Parish’ was the work of over 100 parishioners, past and present. It was published for the Millennium and reprinted with an extra 20 pages in 2003. All 700 or so copies of both editions have been sold.

Much of the information in it can never be replaced and yet will be of interest to anyone with local or parish connections or an interest in country life.

  • Maps – showing field names and the farms and their owners.
  • Changes in land-use from 1841 to 2003.
  • Photographs and memories of people and events from well-over 100 years, leading to Millennium celebrations and dawn 2,000.
  • Actual documents – Sale maps and Schedules of the great sale of Grange in 1903 and Dulford House in 1891 and 1930.
  • The Parish Reference Book of 1878 and the Tithe map and Schedule of 1841.
  • Parish magazines from 1892 – these introduce people who came before us in Broadhembury and, for older residents, brought a stream of memories which we can enjoy.
  • Details of Trades and Occupations from the mid-1800s on.
  • School and Events’ photos from 100 years ago and more recently, as well as a selection from Roy Simmons Broadhembury postcards … and a competition for you to spot the changes!

Many people who gave their memories before 2,000 are no longer with us, but their oral and written contributions remain and will be part of the Exhibition and available to be viewed and enjoyed by anyone with an interest in Broadhembury, past and/or present.

The 6 Bowles brothers shearing at Upcott in the 1950s

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After the Exhibition I hope to pass on as much as possible to the County Record Office and Allhallows Museum, Honiton, both of which have been amazingly helpful and supportive over my 30 or so years of research.

I hope too, to produce a smaller, cheaper version – The World of Broadhembury – to keep the memories alive. It will complement the green booklet already available in the church and be on sale at the Exhibition.

C. M. Dunford

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Broadhembury Parish Memorial Cross

We have received the following and draw your attention to the opportunity to comment, and deadline.

Mr Keith Granger
Parish Clerk
Broadhembury Parish Council
Grange Lodge
EX14 3LJ

Our Ref: 1443141
Direct Line: 07825 841946

21 June 2017

Dear Mr Granger,

Broadhembury Parish Memorial Cross, Village Square, Broadhembury, Honiton, Devon


Further to our previous correspondence, I am writing to advise you that we have completed our initial assessment of the above memorial to consider whether it has special architectural or historic interest.

Please follow the link below to download a copy of our consultation report, which sets out the factual information upon which we will base our recommendation to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

If you have any further information or observations on the consultation report which you believe might be relevant to our assessment we would be pleased to hear from you. You can send these to us by email or by post within 21 days from the date of this email . If you do not intend to send us any further comments we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can proceed with the case. We will consider all representations made before finalising our assessment and making our recommendation. We will notify you of the Secretary of State’s decision in due course.

If you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting our reference 1443141. Further guidance on how to respond to this consultation and the type of information we are interested in can be found on our website at

Yours sincerely

Katy Whitaker

Assistant Advisor, War Memorials

Historic England
1 Waterhouse Square
138 Holborn

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Plant Sale – Broadhembury & District Gardening Club

Saturday 13th May, 10am-12pm

Broadhembury Village Square [Memorial Hall if conditions require!]

Masses of perennials, bedding plants, tomatoes, other veg. etc.

Plant donations welcome at 9.30am please!

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Parish Council Supports Car Park

At a special Parish Council meeting attended by members of the public on Wednesday 15th February the PC strongly endorsed plans for development of the car park at the Memorial Hall. The plans can be seen on line at EDDC Planning using reference 17/0071/FUL.

The Chairman said that professional fees spent so far amounted to approx. £4000, but this had been covered by grants leaving the PC about £300 to find from Parish funds. He was grateful to the Gundry/Allen family for giving the land free and to Steve Eastland Design Ltd for providing architectural services free of charge. He estimated that the total saving to the PC as a result , was of the order of £7500. It is estimated that work to convert the land into a car park will amount to a further £18000, for which grants are being sought.

The PC was sympathetic to requests for more screening between the road and the car park and would consider this as work proceeded. However requests to resite the entrance and exit could not be met. An exit requires a ‘vision splay’ in excess of 80 mtrs and that could only be achieved with the plans as submitted.

This is the only Planning application that the PC has ever made as a body in its 150 year history and it is a very important one. It will fundamentally improve the viability of the Hall, remove car parking from the road and provide safe access and exit.

The plans will now be considered by EDDC.

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Parish Council Bid To Enlarge Memorial Hall Car Park

Broadhembury Parish Council have applied for Planning Permission to enlarge the car park at the Memorial Hall.

There will be an extraordinary public PC meeting to discuss this on Wednesday 15th February at 7pm in the Memorial Hall. Please come along and tell us what you think about the plans.

You can see the application on the East Devon District Council website here. You may also add your comments on that page for the Planning Department’s consideration too.

After the public meeting to discuss the plan in October of 2016, and discussions with neighbours, the case we have made for this car park extension is set out in this document.



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