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

St. Mary's Bay Holiday Camp

Hello there, how very happy I was to find these photos on here of St Mary's Bay holiday camp. I, along with my sisters and friends, had lovely holidays there in 1956, 57 and 58. What a great place it was, no Blue Coats or Red Coats to entertain you, we did all that ourselves and put a show on every week. I remember ...Read full memory

A memory of Brixham by Carole Anderson

Brixham

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 features...to 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