Old Maps of Ruan Minor

Historic Maps of Ruan Minor and the local area.

I was born in Ruan Minor in 1939 and my father was the village 'Smithy'. The blacksmith shop was my playground while my mother and siblings worked the farm. I was given a box of horseshoe nails and a hammer and spent hours making 'patterns' in the dirt floor. I would make my 'Naily' patterns, On a blackened, (...Read full memory)

Back in the mid 1960s my late husband and I with our son David and later our daughter Catherine spent several happy holidays with Miss Gilbert. Her brother ran the farm and she kept house for him at that time. She fed us wonderfully well on local produce and milk fresh from their herd of South Devon cows. The (...Read full memory)