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My Childhood in West Worlington - Vera Sanders (Lee)
Boundy Family Photograph 1899          William Leach killed in a work accident   
Marriage of Samuel Boundy and Margaret Leach 1903   
 The Boundy Family

A chance meeting with a visitor at the Worlington Photographic Exhibition and a Worlington resident in the South Molton Library in June led to a piece of Worlington history coming to light.

After talking about the exhibition Mrs Liz Browne explained she and her husband had just visited West Worlington Church. Although they now live in the Midlands she explained that her grandparents came from West Worlington and were married there.

Margaret Maria Leach (26) Sunday School and School Board Teacher lived at Bealy Court with her uncle John Bater and family. Samuel Boundy (25) Stone Mason, Verger and Sexton in West Worlington until 1898, moved to Buxton, Derbyshire and returned to marry Margaret in West Church on the 10 August 1903, they then moved to Buxton.

Samuel and Margaret's youngest son Peter Boundy now over 90, still lives in Buxton.

Photos, documentation and a fuller account of the wedding with some follow-up history will appear on the website soon.

If anyone knows anything about the Worlington Boundy's would you please contact Philip Risdon (01884 860334)

Watch this space!

The Boundy Family 1899

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 Walter William Leach killed in a work accident


    Article in the Crediton Chronicle 10th August 1947
describing the death of William Leach

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Marriage between Samuel Boundy and Margaret Leach in 1903
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 Two Newspaper Articles about the Wedding

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 Wedding Guests and Presents Lists

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 My Childhood in West Worlington - Vera Sanders (Lee)

I was born in 1931 and lived in Town Cottage with my brothers Francis and Dennis. My earliest memory is of a five year old, being sent to sit in the garden while my brother Denis was born. Denis was always known as Toby.Toby was the name of the donkey up the road, I liked the donkey and the name stuck.

We lived at Middle Church Cottage where I would watch my father digging the graves (although I was not suppose to) we also lived at Hensley Cottage.

If we needed to make a phone call we would go to Miss Boundy’s,  it cost threepence, I was always very amused as an eight year old to see her speedily turning the handle ready for a call, and it still makes me smile today. Calls were usually for a taxi to take us to Witheridge, to the doctors. Ted Osborne of the Stuckly Arms would take us there, wait for us and return us home for three shillings.

Aged eleven I went to Tiverton Grammer School, I would cadge a lift on a Monday morning with the butcher who took me to Witheridge, where I caught a bus to Tiverton. I lodged in Tiverton during the week before catching the bus back to Witheridge, and walking home. Eventually I got a push bike which I would leave during the week at the back of The Angel, when I came back on a Friday it would nearly always have a puncture, (who was riding my bike?)

I also remember that if you reported to a farmer that his livestock had got out of the field you would be rewarded with £10.

During the war the army set up camp in the fields of Hensley farm, every day I had to go past them to go to the farm to get the milk, everyday without fail, they would call out “who goes there” and I still have a piece of the bomb that  landed.

When the army arrived they had no food and they were really hungry so mother organised bread and cheese for them, the only problem was, when they came to get it they took all of our food as well, so we were the ones that went hungry.

I really liked double summertime when it was light until eleven in the evening.

I can trace my family back to 1775 when William Lee was born; William married Mary Parish in 1803.

The village was a lovely place to grow up in.
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