Beaford is a network of people who come together to create unique events and projects in North Devon. We have a small core team of staff who work with a huge team of volunteers - from our Community Promoters who stage events in their villages, to the people who have helped us catalogue the Archive photographs and those who have spent hours talking to people in their homes and transcribing interviews for Oral Histories - every link in the chain is vital.

To all our volunteers, friends and partners, thank you. 

If you’d like to get involved, call us on 01769 572573 or email 

Volunteer transcribers needed!

The Oral History project has gathered almost eighty interviews from people across North Devon. The interviews are digitally recorded and are between one and two hours in length. We are looking to recruit volunteers to transcribe these interviews full of rich historical detail and receive training and specialist software to help with this important task. Transcription is a time intensive and very rewarding task - one hour’s recording usually takes approximately seven hours to transcribe. If you have the time and enthusiasm to help, please contact Kay Willmott:

Oral History Volunteers

Glenda Barnett

Fenella Boxall

Andy Boyce

Laura Bradd

Kim Cleave

Sarah Cooper

Malcolm Cowburn

Claire Davey-Potts

Geoff Duck

Roger Dunn

Tracy Ford

Daphne Gant

Rosie Godfrey

Annette Habel

Claire Hariades

Trevor Higton

Jenny Johns

Sue Knott

Deb Laing-Trengove

Jane-Anne Le Messurier

Elizabeth Mason

Polly McAfee

Miriam McCordy

Anne Minford

Nichola Saffin

Lisa Schneidau

Dave Scotting

James Smith

Thomasina Smith

Isabella Whitworth

Digitisation and Cataloguing Volunteers

Christina Bulford

Joe Clare

Anne-Marie Dick

Claire Hariades

Jenny Johns

Phil Keen

Catalina Moger

Steve Morton

Dave Scotting

Mike Smith

Nicky Woods

Archive Event Volunteers

Katie Hawkins

Monica Jones

Sue Hill

Community Promoters

Sarah Babb

Alan Bannister

Moira Beales

Fenella and John Boxall

Andy Boyce

Jess Burford Redgrove

Angie Burke

Louise Burnage

Chris Burrows

Lynn Campbell

Richard Carder

Toni Carter

Louise Coates

Sarah Cooper

Sue Cottam

Margaret Crook

Peter Crook

Alan Cruden

Dawn Dziurzynski

Julia Fairchild

Sara Feasey

Nancy Featon

Paul Featon

John Frankish

Maggi Gardner

Alex Giffoni

Mark Gough

Margaret Greenslade

Kevin Harris

Bill Harvey

Carole Henderson-Begg

Judi Higton

Jon Hutchings

Emma Kent

Susan Lee

Eddie Levett

Peter Little

Charlotte Lock

Kate Madden

Linda Mountjoy

Sarah Muirhead

Lucy Perry

Jane Petch

Karen Piercy

Adele Poole

Caroline Savage

Alison Smith

Anne Testers

Derek Thorp

Jill Thorne

Clare Turner

Julie Whitton

Carol Wisken

Richard Wolfenden-Brown

Anna Worthington

Rose Young

Beaford Trustees

Tom Langdon-Davies (Chair)

Steve Jarvis (Treasurer)

Anita Jellings

Martyn Warren

Chris Wightman

Debbie Kingsley (Vice Chair)

Mary Jackson

Peter Villiers

Simon Standing

Hidden Histories Project Board

Martyn Warren (Chair) 

Simon Standing

Mark Haworth-Booth

Robin Ravilious

Ella Ravilious

Claire Kelly

Michael Winter

Beaford Staff

Director: Mark Wallace

Operations Manager: Jane Woodman

Communities Manager: Claire Ayres

Education Leader: Caroline Preston

Marketing & Development Officer: Phoebe Mallows

Office Administrator: Nicola Stagg

Hidden Histories Project Coordinator: Sophie McCormack  

Hidden Histories Outreach Officer: Kay Willmott

Hidden Histories Project Support Officer: Olivia Riley and Kathryn Burrell

Hidden Histories Project Cataloguer: Emma Down