Month: April 2017

Mary Brown- memories of a Lapford teacher 1973-1998

TRANSCRIPT OF TALK GIVEN BY MRS MARY BROWN AT THE BYGONE DAYS EXHIBITION IN THE VICTORY HALL ON FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 2000. Before I ever came in to the village of Lapford I frequently passed by along the A377. At that time – early seventies – Highfield was still being […]

Eileen Parish- an evacuee to Lapford

I came to Lapford as an evacuee in June 1940. We had travelled from South West London by train to Exeter where we were transferred to coaches and driven to Haywards School, Crediton, for milk and buns. From there we came to Lapford and arrived at the Victory Hall in […]

Edgar Bragg- a Kelland lad

TRANSCRIPT OF A TALK GIVEN BY MR EDGAR BRAGG AT THE BYGONE DAYS EXHIBITION IN THE VICTORY HALL ON FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY 2000. I was brought to Lapford when a very young child of twenty months and have lived either at “Kelland Barton” or “Easterpark” for over seventy years. Some […]

Bill Manning- memories of Lapford Home Guard

Excerpts from a talk given at the Bygone Days Exhibition in the Victory Hall, Lapford, on Friday 21st January 2000 by Mr Bill Manning. A skilled farmworker of years ago could plough a field, make a hedge, make a load of hay or corn, thatch a rick, and make the […]

Phyllis Partridge- the drive into Lapford

I just want to take you on a drive into Lapford from the Crediton and Exeter side. As we approach on the A377 we pass Bugford Quarry from where a lot of stone was taken for the road which was built as a turnpike. Lapford looks rather modern but there […]