CAPTAIN the Rt Hon Lord Clifford of Chudleigh recently unveiled the new 'History Boards of Kingsteignton'.
With assistance from Kingsteignton Mayor, Councillor Ron Peart, Lord Clifford unveiled the boards, which are located at the Fountain, on Saturday, November 4.
The six panel history boards contain information dating back to prehistoric times of when people lived in and around Kingsteignton before the last Ice Age began 110,000 years ago, through to this year’s Coronation of King Charles III.
References are made to invaders and settlers, the Middle Ages, the beginnings of agriculture, industry and developments, archaeological findings, the history of the Clifford family and its involvement with the town, in particular its water supply, and key dates of what has happened to Kingsteignton in the last 200 years.
There’s even an interactive section that readers can scan and then are directed to details of a key artifact, found locally, which is now stored safely at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter.
Mayor Councillor Ron Peart thanked Lord and Lady Clifford, Mayoress Mrs June Peart, town councillors, invited guests and residents who had attended the event.
Special thanks went to former town councillors Dave Rollason and Rob Bovey who had initiated sourcing some of the information and to Mr Richard Harris of Kingsteignton History Society who had provided the historical details for these boards to be compiled.
It is hoped that the residents and visitors to our town will learn and appreciate what a significant part Kingsteignton plays in the history of Devon.