Talaton and the Great War

Exhibition of memories and stories from the Great War

When: to July  2015
Where:The Church of St James the Great, Talaton, EX5 2RL

The exhibition includes a fully kitted camp staffed by the soldiers of the WWI Living History Group.

If you are able to publicise this event further, there is a poster available to download.

Jean Wilkins of Newton St Cyres History Group notified us of this event, and clarified the connection with Newton, thus:

".. As you may remember the Boles family were prominent in Newton St Cyres during WW1. Canon Boles was the driver of the war effort here and at the same time oversaw the Church repairs. He lost his only son Noel who died 2 days after the Gallipoli evacuation, I think shot down, he was an aerial observer. Noel is on our war memorial and the lecturn in the Church was given by his parents in his memory. 

Anyway, the Boles family still live at Talaton and they have the diary of Noel Boles which they have been transcribing and are hoping to be publishing within a WW1 book ready for this exhibition. They also spoke of unopened letters from WW1 but I am not clear whether these were Boles or not. Canon Bole's brother was Colonel Boles of the 3rd Devons and I suspect that the Talaton Boles are his descendants."