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The Stentifords of Kingskerswell


For many years now, Jacky Stentiford has been researching her husband's family - the Stentifords of Kingskerswell -  which every IGI reader must have spotted references to. This month, the entire Issue is devoted to Jacky's highly enjoyable account of family life in a small village during the first half of the 20th century. We are very grateful to Jim Stentiford - Jacky's "living history" source - for the time and assistance he gave in the preparation of this article and for the loan of photos - and we've been very impressed by Jacky's  production  of such an interesting Issue at her very first attempt at writing. 

During her research, Jacky discovered traces of another Stentiford family in Kingskerswell - of special interest to descendents of the Kingsteignton family we  featured in Issues 12 and 17.

A second really nice thing happened this month. Readers may remember in the introduction to our piece about Sir Ivan Stedeford in Issue 35, we said we were sad we had not been able to find a single photograph of such a distinguished man. We were so pleased, when out of the blue, we were contacted by two of his descendents who sent us a really good photo to publish - and here it is.

Sir Ivan Stedeford

Sir Ivan Stedeford


We have plans to index, overhaul and re-publish this entire website during this year, at which time this photo will be placed in the context of the original article. Our thanks go to Sir Ivan's grandsons. 

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Muriel and Richard


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