I had a wonderful weeks holiday here in June 1961. I often think of the short time I spent there and the people I met, fellow campers. My chalet was, by today's standards a little more than a shed, but had gas heated water and a hand basin. I was eighteen at the time and often wish I could put the clock ...Read full memory
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
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
In September 1970 I had my hen night at the Coffin House; it was then a restaurant and I went for a meal with friends. Being born and brought up in Brixham I have great memories of the town and often return. I am currently trying to find any photograghs of the Symons Bakery that was in Middle Street before the properties were ...Read full memory
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
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
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.
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
For those that are interested in Brixham we are a voluntary organisation and run www.brixhamshowcase.co.uk. 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 www.coffinhouse.co.uk. Those that know Brixham love it, its a ...Read full memory
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
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