Bigbury, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

I Returned 50 Years Later

My grandfather, Herbert Powell, owned the Korniloff Hotel after marrying his second wife, Ilse Buckingham, in the 1960's. We lived in the annexe that no longer seems to be there and I remember it as the happiest time of my life. I returned in May 2012 to find Bigbury-on-Sea little changed although there were some ...Read full memory

A memory of Bigbury by Brian Stockton

Lovely Days In Bigbury Onsea

Since summer 1972 I visited Bigbury a couple of times, sometimes together with friends, sometimes with my son Thomas. The last time we have been there in 1998 for a short visit just to keep up memories. We always used to stay in the Korniloff-Hotel, which was owned by Ken and Sheila and we felt like being home ...Read full memory

Love Of My Life

I stayed here firstly with my mom an dad grandmother and auntie when I would have been 7years old or less. I stayed there again with just my mom and dad soon after. I remember my mom and dad talking about the great train robbery so that would give the era. the hotel was very old we were not allowed on the balconies because they ...Read full memory

A memory of Bigbury