Brixham, Devon
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Learning To Swim

I have fond memories of Shoalstone Pool. Both my sister and I learnt to swim in this pool. i can remember a swimming gala, about the time of the photo, we had to walk around the pool and up and over the diving board, which i was frightened to do as I didn't like heights !!!! Can also remember in the winter at high tides ...Read full memory

A memory of Brixham

Constructing Mayflower Ii

When I was young we would holiday in a caravan at a site near to Hollicombe in between Torquay and Brixham. As we lived in Walsall in the West Midlands this journey, by coach, was not to be undertaken lightly and a day was usually set aside to complete it. We left town early in the morning and didn't usually arrive ...Read full memory

A memory of Brixham by Michele Alberto


Coming to Brixham from just outside of London as an 11 year-old was a real culture shock. New smells (fish!) new sounds (seagulls) and new faces (the inhabitants of the south west certainly have distinct facial say nothing of the accent). The total freedom of the countryside was something new and exciting also. Long ...Read full memory

A memory of Brixham by Stephen Jeffery