Anothe book by Dr Grant - click here for details






Instow in print


Historian and author Alison Grant researched the project and produced the first draft. From then on input from local people turned the exercise into a real community effort. The result is a glossy A4 hardback of 196 pages, packed with pictures and stories of the Parish past and present.

Of the nearly 800 illustrations, 145 form 3x8 page colour sections. Eminent figures from the past, such as 18th century engraver Ferdinand Bauer, feature along with 20th century heroes Sir Francis Chichester and David Shepherd (Shep), but this is primarily a story of ordinary folk through the ages: in peace and in war; sickness and in hetitleh; working - and playing - on the water and on the land.


Close on the heels of Instow in Bloom's success in the environmental section of the South West Britain in Bloom competition, the village has scooped another top West Country prize.

INSTOW a History has been voted Devon Book of the Year by the Devon History Society. From over 200 applications 50 were examined and Instow emerged the overall winner. The book was a community project to mark the Millennium and many groups and individuals contributed with their memories and photographs, and to the interviewing and research. The first imprint was a sell-out and due to the continuing clamour for a copy a second print run has been undertaken.



A selection of images from the book

‘Instow - a History’ is published by Honeytone Promotions
Tel: 01271 860653 Fax: 01271 861373
and costs just £18 + p&p (£45 for 3): also available from local outlets.

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