Devon

Scudamore Update & Sidbury Cemetery visit.

A super update on Rosemary Anne Scudamore and her wonderful collection of family history old photos. I am thrilled to tell you all that this whole collection is now on it’s way to Canada to a branch of the family (Tiley). Initially, they were reluctant to take it all on, but I am so pleased they have had a change of heart, they have descendants who I hope will cherish all these beautiful photos for the generations to come. So good to be able to place this collection back with their family.

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Rosemary Anne Scudamore with her family history photo collection.

Last week as we were allowed to travel a bit further away from home we visited Anne (Rosemary Anne Scudamore) at her resting place in Sidbury cemetery in Devon. I wanted to see if the funeral directors had finished the headstone for her, so I was really pleased to see it in place. Here’s the link to my original Blog about the Scudamore family and Anne’s collection: Rosemary Anne Scudamore

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Anne is at rest next to both her sisters Mary and Muriel known as June.

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Mum and Dad, Dora and Arthur, to the three sisters of Scudamore.

Sidbury Cemetery is such a beautiful place to visit out in the countryside and just up the hill overlooking the large village of Sidbury, not far from Sidmouth in Devon. So as it was such a lovely day I decided to take a few photos of interesting headstone’s.

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Above: Metal memorials for The HOOK family, amazing they are still legible as they have gone so rusty.

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David Lloyd Pike. MBE.

Above: David Lloyd Pike. Awarded an MBE For services to the community in Sidbury, Devon.

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John Bishop died 1922.

Above: John Bishop was Late Sergeant, Farrier, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays) and later in 1936 his wife Annie resting with him.

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Cave family memorial

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Baronet of Sidbury Manor.

Above: Sir Charles Henry Cave, 2nd Baronet JP (17 March 1861–26 July 1932). Cave was the son of Sir Charles Cave, 1st Baronet, and Edith Harriet Symonds, and was educated at New College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He was Justice of Peace for Devon and for Gloucestershire. In 1922, he succeeded in his father’s baronetcy and in 1926, he was High Sheriff of Devon. Cave married Beatrice Julia Williams, daughter of Sir Frederick Williams, on 12 January 1892. They had three sons including his heir. He died in July 1932, aged 71, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Edward. All information from Wikipedia.

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King Family, beautifully kept.

Above: “Now the labourer’s task is o’er. Now the battle day is done. Safe upon the farther shore. Lands the voyager at last. Father in thy gracious keeping. Leave we now thy servants sleeping”.

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Beautiful place for a memorial.

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H.J.Gaut. The only war grave at Sidbury Cemetery.

Sergeant (Pilot) GAUT, HERBERT JOHN
Service Number 562936
Died 18/10/1939
102 Sqdn. Royal Air Force.
‘WE LOVED HIM SO MUCH HE LEFT US TO SOON GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN’

More information here about the crash that killed Herbert John Gault and 6 others: Crash of an Armstrong Whitworth AW.38 Whitley III in RAF Catterick

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Sidbury cemetery, well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Just some of Anne’s wonderful family photo collection, now on it’s way to Canada.

Till next time then……….

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