Babbacombe, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Golden Holidays

From our home in Kent, we went every year on holiday to Babbacombe during the 1950's and early 1960's. We stayed with my 'Aunty Amy' and 'Uncle Matt' at their boarding house, 18 Perinville Road. It was the most magic time imaginable. I can't remember it ever raining! It must have done, of course, but it seems as if the sun ...Read full memory

Babbacombe In The 1950s 60s

I grew up in Babbacombe in the 1950s and 60s and it was such a friendly busy place with the local shops Stephens and Bowdens the two greengrocers, Canns the fishmongers, the butchers and of course the fish and chip shop in Princes Street - so much nicer than the present one even though it has won so many awards. ...Read full memory

A Walk Down Memory Lane

I have been coming to Babbacome for 20 years or so. My husband and I loved this little gem of a find. Sadly he passed away 4 years ago and I returned on my own to visit a couple of years ago, it's a long way from Glasgow, but was always very much worth it. I love my cream tea in Angels tearoom on the Downs and my ...Read full memory