News correspondents

We are indebted for the news which appeared in local newspapers nearly a century ago, mainly in the 'Western Times', which was the most popular local newspaper for decades, to a man who signed himself 'Rambler'.

The writer's name, we learn, was James Blight, who lived at Holsworthy. It is said that he travelled to Bradworthy with the mail cart and at the same time collected the news.

One of the headmasters at Bradworthy School, Mr. H.E. Dunstan wrote up the news for many years.

Mr. C.T. Collacott began recording village events for the newspapers in 1929, continuing right through to the turn of the century, with the exception of five years during the Second World War when Mary Balston was the correspondent.

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