On Lorna Doone

One of the interesting opportunities of writing a Blog Post is finding on the Athenaeum Catalogue Search inconspicuous books and pamphlets which you might bypass when looking at a row of books on the shelf. Under the reference Miscellaneous Pamphlets D040PAP number 24 is “The Original Doones of Exmoor” by Ida Brown [Audie Doon]. Having …

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, …