About Walpole & Districts

Despite its small stature, the tidy town of Walpole and its surrounding districts is immensely proud of its place in the world, which is stunningly beautiful and is home to a rich natural and cultural heritage.

We honour and celebrate our place and our people in this series of articles:


Our Swedish connection

Adapted from a contribution by Julie Benson to the August 19, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly: This week I had the pleasure of meeting a Swedish relative of the Benson family. Carl (Charles) Albert Benson was a pioneer of Walpole & Districts after starting life in Gothenburg with his … Continue reading

Unsettling housing

A letter from Walpole to the Western Mail correspondent “Martingale”, February 27, 1941: Dear “Martingale”, At Walpole, as in most pioneering districts, we have seen the departure of some settlers and the arrival of new ones. The call to the colours was heard by a number of our young men … Continue reading