I lived in Kingskerswell from August 1963 to July 1974, first in Lyndhurst Avenue and then in Weavers Way.
My direct line ancestors were farmers in Southleigh, Devon and farmed at various farms including Morganhayes, Wadden, Tottiskey. Where I have found them on the census returns. My maiden name was Hawkins. My great grandparents ...Read full memory
My Gran and Grandpa had a cottage in Holcombe Village "shrimp Cottage" at the top of the hill. This cottage was later left to me, but I sold it in the 60s during the slump!!! I have some ...Read full memory
Last weekend I had a glorious gentle walk from Hunters Inn down the track to Heddons Mouth with my wife Elizabeth and two friends, Valerie and Jim. We parked our car by the National Trust buildings up the lane ...Read full memory
When I was a child, I lived at Axminster. My favourite seaside resort was Lyme Regis, about 6 miles away from home. Even though I was told, on countless occasions, that Lyme lay in Dorset, I would ...Read full memory
Arthur Richard George Hamling with Lindsey Stark Hamling have assumed the Feudal Manorial Titles of Lord and Lady of Hollacombe, Devon, by way of appropriate conveyance and private treaty. 2011, USA.
My Grandmother ELLEN REAL was born in Axmouth 1875. Her grandmother was a Lace Maker and one of a few lace makers who contributed to making Queen Victoria's Wedding Veil. My father (William Tom ...Read full memory
In 1948 when I was 9 years old I was sent to Wembley convalescent home in North Bideford after recovering from scarlet fever, I loved it there, it was like heaven on earth. we had no ...Read full memory
I was stationed at the Royal Signals camp at Denbury in 1952 and whilst there I met a wonderful young lady whose name was Frances Best. She lived in Kingskerswell and I fell in love ...Read full memory
This photograph of 1881 is by chance, both the place and year, in which my Great-Grandad William Henry Howard was here! He certainly travelled around as he came from a ...Read full memory
This photo is actually taken from the Devon side of the River Tamar, in St Budeaux, looking towards Saltash on the Cornwall side. In photos taken after the road bridge opened in 1961, you can tell which side is ...Read full memory
My father Bill Heard arrived from North Devon. With the steam roller in this picture, towing caravan and water bowser behind, he rolled the roads along the prom and Rack Park. He worked for Eddison Plant Hire.
Just a short note: I am writing my first novel due to be published in December. While travelling through Devon recently, I was still stuck for the name of the central character of the book, now I have it, her name is Fenny Bridges Thank you for the inspiration. Dorset Burroughs
I found an old postcard of Porthminster Beach recently in a charity shop in Devon. I was intrigued by the message, it was addressed to a Miss Johnson at Pedn Olva House and something tragic had obviously happened as it talked ...Read full memory
The watering hole for any Monotype apprentices after working overtime on a Saturday morning. Seemed like I spent a good deal of my time in this establishment in those days. I'm 57 now and living in Devon. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers this great pub.
seems likea "million" years ago, but I was ( 6 yrs ) old and remember at holiday fridays,standing with a few other kids outside the pit-baths at the devon pit, asking miners if we could take their bags "pit clothes" home for them, and get a tip... thrupenny bit, was a lot back then.
I went to the school and lived in a home in Manaton, we went by coach, it seemed miles away. One of the teacher lived in one of the bungalows on the left just before the school. I have now moved to Devon and been back to see the school and the hall next door it was used for indoor games/gym.
I remember my uncle, Edward Callaghan who was a coastguard, taking me to his look-out at Porthcawl to survey the sea. His wife, Polly, was my father's sister. My father and mother lived and died in Plymouth, Devon ...Read full memory
My Dad came from Plymouth and when we were on holiday in devon we would always visit the cemetery to visit our Nan and Granddads grave. My dad died 4 years ago but whenever I am visiting Devon from Essex I always ...Read full memory
I live in Tiverton but only recently discovered that our town hosted the US 4th Infantry Division in the later stages of the 2nd World War. I have been helping the veterans of this Division (The Ivy ...Read full memory
My first home was Hope Cottage next to the Sun Inn, Dunsfold. I am pretty sure that the cottage was owned by Lloyds Bank and my parents rented it from them. My grandparents, Stan and Madge Blay, also lived ...Read full memory