Yet another lively meeting!
We discussed our plans for the Cadaver Talk. There will be a room raffle, prizes please, proceeds to the Church. Tea, Coffee, and biscuits to be severed after the talk. I will put up the Malherbe display again as it relates to the era of cadaver tombs.
I asked for ideas for where we go next and metal detecting was discussed, and even asking Time Team to come was suggested!! I will ask the local detectors’ to see what they can come up with. The conversation moved on to the Civil War and various sites though to have links with this time, Skinners Ash Farm was one. Clyst William Farm another.
Then Brenda told us all about her research into the school located in Thorne Cottage in the old village. The mistresses were the Murry sisters, and their pupils went on to be well known in various fields. Homeopathy being one. Look out for the full story in the Parish Magazine. This was followed by a bit of social history and how it was though unnecessary to educate the working classes and women!
The old school in Feniton was also mentioned, This link tells you more:
Reading the second page of this mentions the Murrys and the school ask for more information!! Brenda you may want to help with this?
To access the “Times Newspaper” on line:
You need your Devon Library card and use this link:
Alan came back from a meeting in Honiton where the Saxon period after the Romans left was discussed, this may be something we could look at as regards Feniton.
Next meetings, Honiton Museum Tues. 7th Jun 2011.
Nog Inn 8pm Thur. 23rd June 2011