Iris Pearce (nee Crook and later Iris Morris) is shown here in the garden of Pilton House dressed up in a Home Guard uniform during the Second World War. Women were not officially allowed in the Home Guard. She was born in Totnes in 1923 and was only 16 when she came to Pilton in 1939 to look after Charles Pearce Senior who was in his 80s and very ill. He died in December 1945. She ended up marrying his son, Capt Charles Pearce, who was much older than she was and died in 1960. At the time of this archive entry was made - February 2013 - she was again living in Pilton House as a resident. She died in September 2013.
Thanks to Cherry Pearce, their daughter, for the photograph and information.