Abbotsham, Devon (near Bideford)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Abbotsham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Childhood Holidays In Fairy Cross

This photo has brought back so many memories of when I had my summer holidays in the last house before the white houses. There was a gate to the side of the house which lead into a large garden where my grandad grew veg and fruit, and the chickens from the farm behind walked around the garden. I loved to ...Read full memory

Abbotsham School In The 1960's

Growing up at Fairy Cross, Alwington and as our village school had closed in the late 1950s we had to catch the school bus daily morning and afternoon to Abbotsham Primary School. (Shown in the centre back of the picture next to St Helens Church). I started in 1963 in the "little ones class" of the two roomed ...Read full memory

A memory of Abbotsham by Derek England

Ww2 Memories

In 1940 a group of children with ages ranging from about eight to eleven were evacuated from Croydon, (then in Surrey) and taken in by the local populace. I (Les Quilter) and John Durr were billeted at Pusehill Farm with George Bellew, where we spent the next eighteen months. The school in Abbotsham received us and increased the ...Read full memory

A memory of Abbotsham by thequilters