The About the Group page gives information on its formation and objectives. A Report is produced monthly for the Parish Magazine and a copy is viewable on-line. The Diarysection gives details of forthcoming Group meetings and Speakers, and is accessible from the Monthly Report page as well as the main menu. The Group would also like to hear from anyone who has any further information, anecdotes or memorabilia about the Parish or its people. We have also added a short history of Marldon, by Tony Chidlow, on the Village History page.
TheArchive Data pages list the memorabilia and other information so far collected and is grouped by the type of object i.e. booklet, photograph etc. The Archive is continually being added to and updated. Our collection of books is steadily growing, and includes books by Elizabeth Goudge, who lived in Marldon, plus many other local titles. More details are on the Books Page. Our archive contains many documents and memoirs from Village life, and some of these will be published on the Social Historypage. Marldon’s renowned summer event is the Marldon Apple Pie Fair and we have a short history on the Apple Pie Fair page. The 1840 Tithe Map for the Parish of Marldon, including Compton and Westerland comprises of a map and a comprehensive database of field names and dwellings including Landowners and Occupiers. The Map is divided into smaller areas for ease of reference
The Group has recently completed a comprehensive survey of the Upper Churchyard, and this, together with an existing survey carried out some years ago, has enable the Group to produce a fully comprehensive index of the whole Churchyard. The St John Baptist Churchyard is divided into theLower Churchyard, of mainly older burials and memorials , the more recent Upper Churchyard and the area for Caskets.
We have two pages of present-day photographs, Marldon Now 1 andMarldon Now 2which are the result of a project aimed at capturing a pictorial record of the Parish between the years 2000 - 2010. The photographs, taken by Ray Bond, will hopefully stir memories of our beautiful parish. There are also images of times past in Marldon Bygones and Old Postcards
If you would like to contact the Group regarding family history details, Group membership or other information our details are on the Contactspage. A small, but growing, number of useful sites are on the Links page.
Marldon Local History Group : Life in a Devon Parish