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Miss Windo makes a list

April 10, 2015

Gladys Windo came to Easterton in 1933 as head teacher at the village school. It proved to be her ‘for ever’ job and home. She was active in all sorts of village life and served on the parochial church council for nearly fifty years.

Why she needed or wanted to copy out a list of the church electoral roll in 1984 we do not know. But she did just that and her copy has recently been given to the museum. This preserves not only a lovely example of Miss Windo’s wonderful handwriting, but it also lists 117 adult residents, nearly all of Easterton or Eastcott and gives their address. It is only church members – not the entire village, but it still could prove useful to family history chasers.

Miss Windo's list of the Easterton parochial electorate in 1984

Miss Windo’s list of the Easterton parochial electorate in 1984

That’s the front cover and here’s the entry Gladys made for herself.

Miss Windo was the final name on the list but one more was added later

Miss Windo was the final name on the list but one more was added later

So that we preserve Gladys’s original work, a copy is available amongst our family history lists at the museum.