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Bere Alston, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bere Alston and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Childhood 1941 1947

I was born in Tavistock in 1941, but my family lived in Bere Alston until 1947. We lived in a house called The Firs, but perhaps it is no longer there. My father was the doctor and during the Second World War, the local inhabitants petitioned Parliament so that their doctor would not be called up into the army. The ...Read full memory