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Meeth History Snippets
By Neil Price, Co-Editor

November 5, 2017: In 1850 Meeth is described as being a Parish in the Hundred of Shebbear with a population of 314. It had 2170 acres of Dunland soil upon a subsoil of clay. Extracts from the Parish Meetings (which replaced the Vestry meetings from 1894):- May 1897 considered steps to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen. It was proposed that a “free” tea be provided and to canvass parishioners to defray the costs! 1908 agreed to erect a footbridge at Meeth Ford & in 1909 to join with Hatherleigh to secure the services of a trained nurse. In 1910 the Post Master at Okehampton advised that Meeth Post Office would open on Bank Holidays from 8am to 10am. In 1917 the meeting decided that the lamp in the School Room which is Parish property will be removed on Good Fridays to confirm ownership. In 1922 agreed that £1-11-6 be given to a Meeth ex-soldier in consideration of the valuable service rendered to his King and Country and his great affliction contracted in the Late War with no compensation from the Government.

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