Axmouth, Harbour Entrance c.1955

Memories of Axmouth


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 Sparkes) told me all the lace makers who helped make the veil received an image of Queen Victoria wearing her (...Read full memory)

As an 18 year old boy from Atlanta, Georgia (USA), I worked at the Harbour Inn during the summer of 1965.  That's among my fondest memories, and one of the most enjoyable times in my life.  I have fond memories of the Rodmores (who owned the Inn), Henry (head bar tender), Old Herbie, and the many fine people (...Read full memory)

The Ship Inn can be seen to the left of the photograph; just beyond the wall. My great-great-grandparents, John and Mary Real (born in Axmouth in 1821 and 1824 respectively) were licensees of The Ship Inn, Axmouth, at the time the 1851 census was taken. They had five children, with my great-grandfather, William (...Read full memory)

I am Pauline Morgan (nee Real) and I am the little girl standing by the boat, whilst my brother Cliff is wading through the water. The cabin cruiser on the opposite side of the river is 'Silver Swan' owned by Gilbert Hazel of Castle Cary and looked after by my father, Rock Real. Our family spent so many happy hours (...Read full memory)

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