Jeffery Dymond has loaned me this photograph which belonged to his mother Beatrice Dymond, nee Rudall, who used to work for Woolworths in the late '40s.
The group shot shows the employees of Barnstaple Woolworths shop around 1938-1940. Taken on the roof of their premises with the Castle Mound in the background, Beatrice added 31 names - so only one is missing.
Unfortunately, she did not put names to faces but I will list the names for those who can recognise their family members.
They were: Ellen Draper, Emily Huxtable, Winnie Cottle, Joan Bond, Molly Bissacott, Gwen Gooding, Christine Locke, Gwen Locke, Joan Hemingway, Doris Frayne, May Webber, Vera Lune, Ann Davenhill, Mrs Popham, Vera Pincombe, Winnie Jones, Edith Abbott, Phyllis Isaac, Vera Pickingill, Jessie Wakely, Joan Abbot, Violet Down, Helen Blackmore, Mr Camp, Roy Berry, Mary Hayward, Dot Jeffery, Ivy Reed and Joan Mingo.
Beatrice herself is in the second row, fourth from the left, while her sister Dora Rudall is in the second row, third from right.
PEBBLE RIDGE: This 1920's photograph shows what is labelled Pepple Ridge at Westward Ho!, a rather odd mistake, given that the publisher was W Wood & Son of Bideford and Westward Ho!
Notice the changing tents on the beach and the old-fashioned wheeled changing cubicles behind the Pebble Ridge - and what a splendid looking wall of cobblestones in the bottom right of the shot.
PUZZLE: Now this is a real puzzle. The photograph, which appears to date from the 1930s, features a shop with the name B Poulton on the sunblind, plus a very distinctive animal (bear or lion?) on the roof of the first shop on the left.
It turned up in a collection of North Devon photographs but nobody I know has been able to say just where it was taken. It may not even be North Devon but to put a lot of people out of their misery does any reader recognise the location?
150 YEARS AGO
October 29 1863
Francis Fredric, an escaped US slave, lectures on slavery in Torrington's Howe Chapel.
Margaret Balsdon charges Mary Bate with throwing apples at her during a church service at Shebbear.
100 YEARS AGO
October 30 1913
Torrington's town crier announces the exhaustion of the borough reservoir.
G Sprague of Barnstaple sells his own printed poems to raise money for a mine disaster in South Wales.
50 YEARS AGO
October 31 1963
Thomas Slee uses a hacksaw to open a gate obstructing the Burrows Road on Braunton Burrows.
Plans to replace Boutport Street Methodist church with a petrol station are rejected.
25 YEARS AGO
November 3 1988
Peter Bottomly, the Government Roads Minister, opens the North Devon Link Road.
Jim Butcher "doyen of North Devon journalists" and a well-known broadcaster dies.
• Journals of Yesteryear, a weekly look back at events seen through our archives, is compiled by Journal historian Peter Christie.