A memorial plaque is planned for a plinth in Rotary Gardens, Pilton, next year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
North Devon Council is appealing for people to come forward with stories, pictures or letters back home of any men or women from the Pilton area who served, fought and survived or of one of the 39 men who lost their lives in the war.
Martin Haddrill of The Pilton Story said “Pilton, the original settlement of Barnstaple, has a great sense of history as shown by the success of the heritage archive ‘The Pilton Story’. Before it is too late, we hope to collect stories of some of the men and women from Pilton who fought in World War I and, in some cases, did not return. Their stories will be told on the fourth plinth in the centre of Rotary Gardens. We already have three stories but would love some more”. If anyone has any information they would like to share, please contact the parks department on 01271 388326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or The Pilton Story on 01271 371121.