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Ilfracombe, Capstone Hill And Parade 1911

Ilfracombe, Capstone Hill And Parade 1911

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The bathing arrangements here are peculiar. At Crewkhorne one passes under the Runnycleaves by a dark tunnel that casts a shade of serious resolve upon the would-be bather, and on the hottest day inspires a shiver premonitory of the coming plunge. This cavernous-like entrance opens out into a picturesque cove, containing two walled-in bathing pools for ladies and gentlemen.

Memories of Ilfracombe

Runnacleave Hotel

I started work as an Hotel Receptionist at the Runnacleave Hotel on the 16th May 1970 and spent four wonderful summers there. It was my first time away from home and a bit daunting at first, but with the kindness and help of Anita Roberts, the owner, it became my home for the nest four seasons. I have so many memories ...Read full memory

Happy Holidays In The 60s

I remember family holidays at Runnacleave. Vague memories of a particular room that was long & thin with two beds in line. Stayed again couple of years after & remember looking though keyhole at the same room - was only 9 or 10 at the time! Also memories of cave or tunnel through to beach. Hope these are real memories & not my mind playing games.

A memory of Ilfracombe by Paul Devoto

Runnacleave Hotel Ilfracombe

I worked in the Runnacleave in 1975 as a waitress for about 4yrs..happy days😊.I am having my first holiday there in June 36yrs since I last visited..anyone out there who worked there too..Mary.

Woolacombe Bay Hotel

I was a boarder at Adelaide College, while my father lived in London, my mother worked at Montebello Hotel. I recall the town then was crowded with American service people, who as I can remember were very generous with their gum and loose change! I also lived for a while at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel, the owners then ...Read full memory

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