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Has anyone heard of a school/ home in Fore Down in around 1840? The headmaster was John Wale, who was born around 1799(?) I have a relative who was there, but does not have any parents and the census names quite a few people at that address, and not all children.
On reading peoples of Daccombe I'm surprised no one has mentioned the famous Treacle Mine, probably a secret closely guarded by the villagers themselves. Maybe I've now let the cat out of the bag! Anyway in 1921/22 my Nan and family lived for a while in a cottage in the village owned by a Farmer Rowe. (...Read full memory)