A sign for Herodsfoot honours its Thankful Village status along Church Road, entering the village from the East.
John & Veronica Nash stand outside their home in Herodsfoot. Veronica has lived in Herodsfoot all her life, and her grandfather Herbert Medlend was one of the lucky 13 men who returned home safely after serving in World War I.
Fallen Camellia flowers on the path leading up to All Saints Church in Herodsfoot.
Herodsfoot’s All Saints Church was built on a hill overlooking the village, so as to always be watching over its inhabitants.
During WWI, 13 men left to fight, and all returned home safely, giving Herodsfoot its status as a Thankful Village.
Herodsfoot’s war memorial stands in the centre of the village, honouring the 13 men who served during World War I and returned safely.
Newly placed flowers around Herodsfoot’s war memorial in the centre of the village.
Reverend Martin Jones of All Saints Church in Herodsfoot. Service at All Saints is conducted on the fourth Sunday of each Month.
Deerpark Cabins is a holiday retreat located at Herodsfoot’s old gunpowder mill in Deer Park Forest. The mill contributed to the war effort by manufacturing gunpowder to be used in explosive devices by the military. Working at the gunpowder mill was classed as a protected occupation, meaning workers were not required to fight during the war.
However, throughout its years of operation the mill experienced a series of explosions resulting in injuries and fatalities.
Jane and Nigel Young, who live in the Old Vicarage just above All Saints Church in Herodsfoot.
Chairs are stacked in the communal area at the back of All Saints Church in Herodsfoot. The church is now the villages only official communal building.
The old post office in the centre of Herodsfoot is now the home of Vera Sandercock, whose father Herbert Medlend was one the lucky 13 who fought and returned home in World War I. All communal buildings in the centre of Herodsfoot have now been converted into housing.
A food bank collection box sits in Herodsfoot’s All Saints Church.
A newly placed bouquet of flowers rests by the riverbank in the centre of Herodsfoot.
The riverside house in the centre of Herodsfoot, owned by the village’s church warden.
Richard Talling stands in the remains of North Herodsfoot Mine, which operated during the 1800s. Richard lives in the old mine house and works to preserve the historical structures.
One of the remaining original buildings at Herodsfoot’s old gunpowder mill.
A neighbourhood watch sign on the grass bank of the road entering Herodsfoot from the West.
A farm house sits in a valley along the South road leaving Herodsfoot.
Simnel cakes sit on a table below old photographs, during the Great Herodsfoot Cake Off, a community cake competition in the village.
An operational telephone box sits in the centre of Herodsfoot. Being in a valley surrounded by forest, Herodsfoot’s mobile reception is poor.
A young boy called Harry undertakes forestry work over the weekends in the woods surrounding Herodsfoot. People traditionally made a living off the land around Herodsfoot and Deer Park forest before the introduction of mining, and forestry still continues in the village today.
Herodsfoot’s All Saint’s Church is visible from almost everywhere in the village.
Local historian Mary Counter in the garden of her house in Herodsfoot. Mary lives near the old gunpowder mill and independently collects research on the history of the village.
The woods surrounding Herodsfoot’s old gunpowder mill in Deer Park forest.
The graveyard of All Saints Church in Herodsfoot, overlooking the forest which surrounds the village.
All Saints Church peeks through the trees of the valley surrounding Herodsfoot.