Nostalgic memories of Feniton's local history

Share your own memories of Feniton and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of a place that brings back a memory for you and write about:

  • How the location features in your personal history?
  • The memories this place inspires for you?
  • Stories about the community, its history and people?
  • People who were particularly kind or influenced your time in the community.
  • Has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again, as they used to look?

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My name is Barry Felton and I was born in Feniton, what is now called Old Feniton, in 1945. My grandparents, Norman and Phyllis Wilson ran the Post Office in the village. My mother Patricia, their daughter, was in the WRNS based in London, and she moved to Feniton when she became pregnant and was discharged on compassionate grounds.She stayed with my grandparents and I was born in the Post Office. I have very little ...see more

I bought a new house in Westminster close in 1969 and moved in after marrying in 1970. The village was a lovely sleepy place then, very tidy and very friendly, The older and existing residents accepted the newcomers into their community with open arms. My wife and I joined the local dramatic society and appeared in a couple of productions, one being "The Taxpayers Waltz" great fun and very good ...see more

Added 16 December 2016
My great uncle and aunt lived at Long Park when the station was known as Sidmouth Junction. My brother spent many holidays there, in particular during the war. Uncle Frank bred pigs as well as gereral farming. I used to stay in Honiton and I would alsways be brought to Long Park for afternoon tea. I remember Miss Hurford, the housekeeper. She made butter and cheese and devonshire cream. There were ...see more

Added 26 December 2012