I would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their invaluable contributions, help and support:


First and foremost Ian Stoyle, who generously donated his Wilderness memorabilia to me. 

James Parnell

Pete Webb

John Oakford

George Hampshire

Maurice Mann

Lynn Whittaker

Hazel Bray

Wendy Major

Mary Woollacott 

Heather Woodley

Bill Spry

Susan Worman





Sandy Smith

Sarah Kenig

Alan Hitchcock

Roger Tilbury

Anne Douglas

Felicity Ford

Hilary Beard

Pat Blaney

Adrian Daw

Cary Bazalgette

Ashburton Museum

The St Lawrence Guild

Jacqui Buttriss of Steyning Museum

Angie Watson of The Sands School 

Sources used for this research:


'Schooldays Remembered - Recollections of Steyning Grammar School', J. M. Sleight, Steyning Museum Trust, 1998

Ashburton Grammar School1314-1938, W. W. S. Graf, M.A

The book of Ashburton, Stuart Hands and Pete Webb, Halsgrove 2004

The pubs and inns of Ashburton, Pete Webb, Obelisk Publications 1995

Past Portreeves of Ashburton Pete Webb, 2011

The Wilderness School Magazine, 1934 -35

The Wilderness School Magazine, 1935 -36

Sands School Parent Information Pack.

The Pound in Your Pocket 1870 - 1970, Peter Wilsher, Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1970



The Western Morning News

The Western Times

Exeter & Plymouth Gazette