No one knows the history of Porlock as
well as Dennis Corner. Following on from
his earlier volumes, Porlock in Those Days
and The Book of Porlock, this new volume
offers a further series of explorations of the
many faces of the village and its people,
and of its maritime, agricultural and
Dennis, by his generous, patient and
inquisitive nature, has become the
guardian and custodian of much of
Porlock’s history and lore.
Here he has set
down more of the story of this unique
Exmoor community, with particular
emphasis on the last generation, of much
that is still recognizable and much that has
Dennis Corner came to Porlock at the age of six,
when his widowed mother moved to live with her
parents, Porlock people for generations. In his
working life he was a village baker, and
subsequently a Keeper of the Porlock Toll Road.
Throughout, he was active in many local
organizations, including the Scouts and the
Methodist Church, and those dedicated to
preserving and recording the history of Porlock.
He was awarded the MBE in recognition of his
services to the community.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 242 2, hardback, 210x297mm, 160 pages. Published October 2014.