Dartmoor’s Policeman Poet


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John L. Webber served in the Devon Constabulary from 1863 until 1891, and for a quarter of a century was the village constable for Widecombe-in-the-Moor on Dartmoor. Whist at Widecombe he wrote poetry relating to his work, the village and its surroundings as well as the churches of the the neighbourhood.