Braunton, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Caen Primary School

My name is Julia Coles and I was born in the Nursing Home in Wrafton Road on 11 May 1954 to Edna and Phil Watchus. My father was in the RAF at Chivenor and I lived in Braunton until I left to work in Exeter in 1990. I remember Braunton so well, Caen Street with the Post Office on the left hand side. Chuggs the ...Read full memory

A memory of Braunton by Julia Coles

A Brauton Boy

I was born in Braunton in 1938. I am now 75 yrs of age residing in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire where I have lived for the past 42 years. I have visited many countries in my life including a National Service stint for two and half years in Hong Kong. I have many memories of my childhood days in Braunton possibly to ...Read full memory

At Brannocks Chruch

Back in 2009, I brought my son down to North Devon to retrace the places my grandmother's family originated from. I had previously found references to generations of Manleys and my x 2 great grandfather was the church warden of St Brannock's. I was fortunate to find his grave in the grounds of St Brannock's and then ...Read full memory

A memory of Braunton by Maria Curran