Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Great War: Remembrance and Commemoration in Kenton

The War Memorial, which was the focus of my last post, was not the only way that the community in and around Kenton chose to commemorate the sacrifice and suffering caused by the great war of 1914-1919. After the Armistice … Continue reading

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The War Memorial: the good, the bad and the ugly

In my first post I mentioned the Kenton war memorial as one of the few changes to the village centre. It was recently listed by English Heritage, just a day or two before English Heritage ceased to exist to be superseded … Continue reading

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Setting the scene – Kenton in Devonshire

Writing in 1799 the Reverend John Swete described “the town of Kenton stretching itself a mile in a most picturesque manner.” This was later published as Travels in Georgian Devon. The Reverend Richard Polwhele had been rather less kind and in his History … Continue reading

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