This description of the village of Stratton, Dorset, England is taken from “The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset” by John Hutchins, M.A., The Third Edition, Corrected, Augmented, and Improved, by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. Vol. II, 1866.
The days are long gone when motor cars were manufactured in Bournemouth and the surrounding area. But before the Second World War a number of cars were.
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County of BRECON } To the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llanelly in the said County of Brecon, and to the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Nunney in the County Somerset and to each and every of them.
Arthur Cowell Stark was born at Torquay, Devon in 1866, the eldest son of John Cowell Stark and Ann Wilkinson. Arthur. His father was a successful ironmonger and sometime manufacturer of teak furniture.
Somerset To wit} To the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Batcombe in the said County of Somerset to execute and convey, And to the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Beckington in this County of Somerset to Receive and Obey.
The following description of the town Wimborne Minster in Dorset, England is taken from the 1911 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica
The fuel crisis in 1923 was of a slightly different nature. There were no petrol pumps at the side of shops, so, in this case, in Bere Regis the petrol was stored in a can buried under the pear tree.
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Mark Pearsall covers the main sources for officers and ratings service records in this introductory talk from the National Archives podcast series about Royal Navy Service Records from the late 18th Century to the early 20th Century.
From the Office of Surrogate Morris County New Jersey, United States, A copy of the Last Will and Testament Of Mary Ann Mansell deceased, Office of Surrogate Morris County New Jersey.
Dorset has been lucky in losing only a small number of its larger mansions over the last three hundred years, but one of the losses was the largest and most magnificent house ever built in the county – Eastbury. Jo Draper tells its story in the Dorset Life Magazine.
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