Bradninch may be just a small rural town in mid Devon but it has never been isolated and over the centuries has forged some particularly interesting connections.

One of our earliest connections is with Canterbury and the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170.

Crossing the Atlantic, two former inhabitants of the town, Squire Boone and 19th century Congressman George West, have played their part in shaping America’s history.  Further Anglo-American links were forged in the 20th century when US troops were stationed in the town during the Second World War.