"To Buy a Whole Parish: Rousdon and the Peek Family"

The story of the Rousdon Estate is a wonderful slice of social history following a community in Devon from Victorian times. Nicky Campbell has been researching and gathering information about the history of the Estate for more than 10 years. To Buy a Whole Parish: Rousdon and the Peek Family brings together all her research in a fascinating way and is a ‘must’ for anyone interested in the history of East Devon.” Taylor Downing, Historian and Author.

The book costs £14.99 (plus p and p) and is available from Serendip Bookshop in Lyme

Email :

Tel: 01297 442594

or from,

Nicky Campbell, “Wheatears”, The Butts, Colyton, Devon EX24 6NU 01297 552945.

Please make cheques payable to N.Campbell. Postage and packing is £2.50.



2015 OH Magazines Returned

The Hon Sec writes:

The Magazines were mailed to some 1450 OHs in early February 2015 using the addresses that we have on our database.

74 Magazines have been returned by the Post Office to the Hon Sec usually marked 'Addressee not known' or 'Addressee gone away'.

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OHGS – Golf Week 29th June – 3rd July

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Allhallows 500th Anniversary Lunch – UPDATE

All 190 tickets for the lunch at The Painters' Hall, London have been sold.

Tickets, together with information about the day, will be sent out on 1st September

The final list of those attending the lunch is attached to your newsletter and is posted at the link below.

Full listing



The Club has learnt of the death on 24th July 2015 of John Hescroff (Middlemist 1953-56).
A Memorial Service will be held on 7th August, 2.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Tarrant Hinton, Dorset.
Donations if desired to British heart Foundation or Tarrant Hinton Village Hall c/o Lesley Shand, 184 Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen BH21 3LL.
The Club’s sympathy and condolences are extended to John’s family and brother, David.

Anybody with reminiscences or information about John Hescroff while at school or afterwards is invited to send their material to Alec Crawford, Hon Sec OH Club, at for possible inclusion in the next issue of the OH Magazine.