The Star and Railway Inn in 1920’s.

The Star and Railway Inns in the early 1920s.

Part of the Milk Factory after the fire in 1923

In 1923 part of the factory was destroyed by fire.

Mr Hole’s First Milk Lorry.

Mr. Hole with the first milk lorry, note the horn on his right and the lights which appear to be oil lit, c. 1920

Laying foundations for the Hemyock Parish Hall, 1927.

Laying the foundation stone for Hemyock Parish Hall in 1927. On the right is the Rector, Rev de Burgh Forbes. And on his right Mr. Jim Hart who built the hall. A time capsule was placed beside this stone at the time. The Rev.Forbes was remembered later the smaller of the rooms in the building was named The Forbes Lounge.

Barton Family at Castle Cottage

The Barton family at Castle Cottage c. 1920, Lydia Jane, Reginald and Mabel Dora (nee Russell)

Clist and Granger Wedding party 1920


A wedding group c. 1920 following the marriage of Lily Granger and Eli Clist. The small girl standing front left wearing boots is Cissie Granger. The bride is in the white dress in the front row, her groom is standing behind her.

Henry and Victress Tickery, Hemyock

Culmbridge Road in the 1920s. Henry and Victress Trickey outside their home.


Castle Farm Cart at Wagon and Engine Shed

Castle Farm cart at Engine and wagon shed Hemyock 1920

The front horse and cart is from Castle Farm Hemyock with others after delivering milk churns to station. The building is the Engine and Wagon shed at the station.

Upottery Primary School

About 125 years ago, Lord Sidmouth built Upottery School, providing free education for the village children. The distinctive building, with its single high-vaulted schoolroom and the adjacent Victorian schoolhouse, is very much a feature of the village landscape still.

Early Picture of Upottery School

Early Picture of Upottery School

It was built in the centre of the village for the local community and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. The listed original Victorian building has been improved and extended to meet the needs of a modern curriculum, but the school retains much of its close family atmosphere.

Picture of the Upottery Primary School Class of 1928

Class of 1928

The football boots in 1933 look more like a challenge than an advantage and more than one of the boys in the picture looks like they are fully armed with a catapult in their back pocket! In 2011, they would be well in to their 80’s – time to own up lads!

Picture of the 1933 Upottery School Football Team

The 1933 Upottery School Football Squad

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