R. F. Delderfield
(1912-1972)

Died aged 60

Ronald Frederick Delderfield (12 February 1912 – 24 June 1972) was an English novelist and dramatist, some of whose works have been adapted for television.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

The Delderfield Family. This was the former premises of the Exmouth Chronicle (1882-1962) which moved to the Art Deco property in 1939. The parents ran the newspaper from 1925 until it closed. The two sons Ron (1912-1972) and Eric (1909-1995) achieved fame in their own right. Ron's books and plays most notably The Avenue stories and Worm's Eye View have been made into films and T.V. Eric wrote a number of local history books.

Chapel Hill, Exmouth, United Kingdom where they worked

R. F. Delderfield 1912-1972 writer & dramatist lived here from 1918 to 1923. His books "The Avenue" are based on his life in this area

22 Ashburton Avenue, Addiscombe, United Kingdom where they lived (1918-1923)