Away From the Western Front – Thomas Cork’s story

We have come across many stories of local men who fought in the First World War, putting a human face to the events which still have an imapct on our lives today. One of those stories is that of Thomas Edward Cork of Appledore and his older brother William. Born on the 21st November 1894, …

In search of a Lost Barnstaple Plaster Ceiling

A research request came in for an image of a Plaster Ceiling of the Trevelyan Hotel, now demolished, which had been 69 High Street Barnstaple. The building in the 1980-90’s had been Woolworth’s Department Store and is now Boots the Chemists. Plaster Ceilings - this was not just a question of whether to paint or …

10 Facts About Our Collections in the North Devon Record Office

The North Devon Record Office was opened in 1988 and we have been working alongside them ever since. 1. When the North Devon Record Office First Opened, they Charged for Viewing Their Collections…Except the Ones We had Put on Loan! Our Deed of Trust ensures anyone can view our collections for free, as such the …