The history of our hamlets…
Credit must go to Joyce Heath and Jean Feloy for editing a lovely book detailing the project of making the quilted Parish Map that hangs in Landscove Victory Hall.
Some interesting details of a 1986 BBC Documentary on Landscove called Domesday Reloaded can be found here
A fascinating history of the Mitchmore family can be read below and contains many interesting references to Landscove.
Memory Cross is the postcode border for Landscove and Staverton. The council houses referred to in the article above are situated in Landscove while the houses on the opposite side are still known as Hillcroft, Staverton (formerly the site of a successful cider orchard/business owned by the Hill family who lived at Barkingdon Manor at the time).
An extract from a website dedicated to the Mitchmore family: “Edgar Jackman married Ethel Michelmore in 1931 at Staverton. Edgar’s father was the publican at The Live & Let Live Inn in Landscove. Edgar was an engineer, but later took over from his father as the publican of The Live & Let Live Inn. Edgar had a large workshop at the rear of the inn where he repaired the village bicycles in his spare time. Also, there was a fairly large piece of land behind the inn where he and his sister, Dora, grew tomatoes and cucumbers in large greenhouses and supplied them to the village. Ethel and Edgar lived at 5 Memory Cross; they had no children. Ethel died in 1937, having caught tuberculosis from her younger sister, Ada. She was buried at Landscove Church with one of the largest number of floral tributes ever seen there. Edgar died nearly 50 years later, in 1986; his ashes are interred at Landscove Church, close to the grave of his brother-in-law Fred.”