BOOKS ABOUT IDE
Here is a list of books that I know about, that cover the village of Ide, if you know of others please let me know.
IDE CHURCH by J. Scanes
This is a small book which was published in 1934 and written by John Scanes. It is not available any more, but you never know, one may turn up in a second hand bookshop or jumble sale somewhere. The book describes the origins of Ide, how it got it's name and many of the features of the village. There are also some delightful photographs. There is a copy of the book at the Exeter Library.
IDE by Bill Rowland
This is an A5 size book, with a colour picture of the College, Ide on the cover, published in 1985. It is now sadly out of print and no longer available. This has got to be my favourite book about Ide. Bill Rowland has captured village life and it's characters in the early 20th century in an amusing way. There is a copy of the book at the Exeter Library.
A HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE AND PARISH OF IDE by Donald Burnett
This is an A5 size book published in 1992 with 132 pages of text and 51 photographs, it's worth every penny of it's £10.50. The book covers the history and origins of Ide. Landowners, Farms and Farmers, Education, Tradesman, and the poor. Many Ide names are written about. The book is not generally available now, but Ide Post Office can take orders.
IDE OF YESTERYEAR by Mavis Piller
This A5 book was published in 2000 by Obelisk and I believe is still available. The book is a pictorial guide through the village containing some wonderful old photographs and postcards with text explainations.
THE PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT IDA by David Garnsworthy
This is an A5 book produced and published by David Garnsworthy, churchwarden of Ide in 2002. His book gives a complete history of Ide church, where the name came from and how the church came about. He has also included many photographs. The book is available for £5. I will be happy to pass any enquiries on to David Garnsworthy.
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