Axmouth, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

The Real Family Of Axmouth Devon Uk

My Grandmother ELLEN REAL was born in Axmouth 1875. Her grandmother was a Lace Maker and one of a few lace makers who contributed to making Queen Victoria's Wedding Veil.  My father (William Tom Sparkes) told me all the lace makers who helped make the veil received an image of Queen Victoria wearing ...Read full memory

A memory of Axmouth by Kay Foulger

My House My Home

This is Southcombe Terrace, Axmouth. 6-13 Southcombe Terrace was designed by the architect Frederick Kett and built by Bert Warren around 1937/8 for the Stedcombe Estate. My parents, Rock and Olive Real, then in their mid twenties, moved into what must have been, their dream home, No. 10, Southcombe Terrace. My parents ...Read full memory

A memory of Axmouth by Pauline Morgan

Quieter, Carefree Days.

I am Pauline Morgan (nee Real) and I am the little girl standing by the boat, whilst my brother Cliff is wading through the water. The cabin cruiser on the opposite side of the river is 'Silver Swan' owned by Gilbert Hazel of Castle Cary and looked after by my father, Rock Real. Our family spent so many happy hours on ...Read full memory

A memory of Axmouth by Pauline Morgan