One of the first items The Archive was given to copy and preserve digitally was a booklet entitled “One Hundred
“And so the English groaned aloud for their lost liberty and plotted ceaselessly to find some way of shaking off a yoke that was so intolerable and unaccustomed” 1
There are few points in history where we can get anything like an accurate assessment of the size
In January and February we copied a “List
Our first post from the archive is a list of businesses in Child Okeford in the late 1920’s. The original is in our archive but we have no idea when this was produced or by whom but a comparison
The King vs the Inhabitants of Child Okeford -William IV takes on Child Okeford.
“Welcome to the village, have you moved far to come here? Shillingstone? Not far then. Before you move in though could I see your Settlement certificate? You haven’t got one? Oh dear
The Village Name
The first recorded name of the village is in the Domesday book  when it was known simply as Ackford. [The “Exeter” version of Domesday calls us Ackforda”.
Child Okeford’s “Hey Day” is the annual village fete.
Where does “Hey Day” originate? Is it one word or two? Sadly we have no idea. No one is able to tell us nor can we find any clue from village records. The