Memories of Brixham

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


We arrived in Brixham in the spring of 1954, our first 'home' was a one bedroom   basement 'flat' in Torquay. I found plumbing work on a block of flats at Plainmore, and became close friends with Brian and Whin Dovey from the Newton Abbott area, unfortunately we have since lost touch. Our first home in Brixham was in ...Read full memory

A memory of Brixham by Tony Harper

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

Childhood Memories

Many happy times with my parants staying at the Louville Camp by Berry Head. I can recall visiting the lighthouse and being given a guided tour by the keeper, his name was Peter and we went for tea at his cottage close by. I do believe he emigrated to New Zealand some years later. Just one of the wonderful memories of my childhood.

A memory of Brixham by P W Green

Coffin House

For those that are interested in Brixham we are a voluntary organisation and run We are currently researching people that stayed in the coffin house and lived there, so we can build up a picture of the memories of the building. See  Those that know Brixham love it, its a ...Read full memory

A memory of Brixham by Paul Strickland

Dancing At The Brixham Heritage Festival 2008

One of the week long programme of events for the Brixham Heritage Festival is morris dancing on the old Fish Quay. Grimspound Border Morris entertained the crowds first. They "blacked up" in the traditional way and then danced to the hypnotic rhythms of their large band under the canopy of the ...Read full memory

St. Mary's, Higher Brixham

This is the interior of St. Mary's, Higher Brixham - parts of which date back to Norman times. My mother, a Brixham girl born and bred, was married here in August 1952. I, along with my twin brother,w as christened in the baptismal font (left foreground) a year later. Generations of my mother's side of the family lie ...Read full memory

A memory of Brixham by Jeremy Pike

Mr Kaye Senior

Dear Mr Kaye senior, took us 'under his arm' he liked Audrey & myself a 'lot', Audrey worked in the Bakery Shop to the left of his shop in this photo.

A memory of Brixham by Tony Harper

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