Lympstone fire

When I read of the fire at Bystock Court in 1906 (September 24 issue of the Journal), it reminded me of my grandfather telling me of the time when a beam in the chimney at Sowden Farm, Lympstone, caught alight in 1914.

When I read of the fire at Bystock Court in 1906 (September 24 issue of the Journal), it reminded me of my grandfather telling me of the time when a beam in the chimney at Sowden Farm, Lympstone, caught alight in 1914.

My grandfather jumped on his horse and galloped into Exmouth to call out the fire brigade, also pulled by horses, who galloped out and successfully put the fire out!

Enid McIlveen,

Longmeadow Road, Lympstone.