Croyde, The Bay 1894

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Caption for Croyde, The Bay 1894: Once a sleepy Devon backwater, Croyde's beach and bay was discovered by holidaymakers in the 19th century. With two huge caravan parks, this area fills up dramatically in the short summer season. Here we see an altogether quieter scene. Laver seaweed grows on the rocks: picked, boiled and served with bacon for breakfast it has a wonderful flavour - albeit something of an acquired taste.

An extract from Barnstaple Photographic Memories.

Memories of Croyde


I was born and lived the early years of my life in South Molton.   My father had his own building firm there.   In 1958 we moved to Croyde Bay my father having bought this large house on the cliffs above the bay for £1800.   This photo shows it before it became a motel.   He put a new roof on the property in tiles rather than the (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Croyde, The Bay 1894: Once a sleepy Devon backwater, Croyde's beach and bay was discovered by holidaymakers in the 19th century. With two huge caravan parks, this area fills up dramatically in the short summer season. Here we see an altogether quieter scene. Laver seaweed grows on the rocks: picked, boiled and served with bacon for breakfast it has a wonderful flavour - albeit something of an acquired taste.

An extract from Barnstaple Photographic Memories.

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