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    The Poem of The Battle of Manning's Pit

    This is the text of the poem by Brian Norman which is read by his cousin John Norman. It can be found at the end of this link:

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    Painting of sheepskins drying in the Northfield, Pilton.

    A painting by a Belgian refugee circa 1915, showing the racks where sheepskins were dried in the Northfield above Pilton Church. The field later gave way to the houses in Northfield Park. Picture c...

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    The Battle of Manning's Pit

    John Norman of Pilton recounts the story of the Battle of Manning's Pit, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, around Tutshill Woods against the Bradiford Gang as told in a poem written by his cousin Brian No...

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    Shearford Lane

    Shearford Lane, also known as Venn's Lane or Stinking Lily Lane for the wild garlic which thrives on it, is a typical Devon sunken lane. It originally led from Pilton to Playford, Blakewell and Bl...

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