Feniton History Group 38th meeting

We enjoyed a lively chat, planning the summer events and our next meeting.
We  discussed David's research into St Anne's Chapel. The location seems to be unknown at Fenny Bridges and its use as a Poor House.  Also the history of the bridges there.

We have decided that rather than put our research on to the internet we will set to and publish a book.

The village war memorials research will be put on the web by "Devon Heritage" an useful website for Devon History, http://www.devonheritage.org/index.htm

Brenda and I mentioned the well that has opened up on the Allotments, something to investigate further, was there a cottage there at one time?

I had taken on the task of the Venn research, a difficult family to place, the donation from the enquirer was much appreciated and passed to the Church.

Brenda shared her memories of being a film extra when Feniton Court was used as a location alone with the village hall. They had to stage a war time child's birthday party, complete with blancmange.

Something we have not sorted out is our visits to Honiton Museum, Margaret has suggested Tue, Thu or Fri mornings.

We also talked about Fairmile, its name and the possibility of it being a site of a medieval trading fair. The commemorative clock on the Old Post Office and a house called "Cromwell" this was converted from the redevelopment of the Fairmile Inn, so therefore a modern name?