Yes, I know, I am cheating a little with this. It was difficult to find a source beginning with J. We do have numerous newspaper articles that relate to Buckland Brewer and there are thousands more waiting to be collected.
We can read of crimes and celebrations, Sunday School outings and social events, weddings and war casualties. Past inhabitants of Buckland Brewer are brought to life through accounts of their misdemeanours, marriages and military service.
The North Devon Journal was first published in 1824, giving us nearly two hundred years of history using that publication alone. Currently our priority is on the era of the First World War. There is information about those who joined up, those who were exempted because their occupation was critical to the war effort and those two were home on leave. The newspapers also report on the loss of most of the ten Buckland men who perished in this conflict.