I have collected information from many sources, the main ones are listed below.
British Newspaper Archive
Devon Record Office
National Archives at Kew
Peter Orlando Hutchinson
John Wallis (various contributors)
Rev. Edmund Butcher
Richard Parker Historic Buildings Consultant
Sue Dymond of the Branscombe Project
Information on the history of postcards, to aid dating of images, from
Postcards of the Past
And finally my thanks for support go to
Mary and Kay Bagwell, Matt Booth and Louise Cole of Sidmouth Drill Hall Hub.
Jeremy Woodward of the SidVale Association and Vision Group for Sidmouth