North Devon in 1822

The following post has been written by our current Chairman and is part of a series of posts contected to our extensive North Devon Journal Archive. Barum Athena. The North Devon Journal was founded in July 1824 and for nearly 30 years remained the only continuously published weekly paper in North Devon. Before 1824 newspaper …

A Few Words From Our Founder

125 years ago today our founder William Frederick Rock addressed the Board of Directors during a planned visit to his native town, what follows is taken from our first minute book. Mr Rock with great feeling addressed the Directors as follows “This is the first and last occasion on which we may hope to be together.  It is for me …

A Brief Introduction

Tales from the Archives is designed to give an insight into the North Devon Athenaeum, Past, Present and Future.All the posts will have a common thread, they will either contain an item from our large and varied collections or be about the NDA or the people associated with it in some way. We will have …