East Quantoxhead, The Cliffs 1929
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A path leads from the tiny village across the fields to low cliffs above this quiet beach. The thin strata of the rocks form attractive patterns in the headland, but they are soft and readily eroded by the sea. Embedded within the layers are numerous fossils: ammonites and gryphaea, sometimes called 'devil's toenails', are commonly found.

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My father came to Townsend Farm as the tenant in Sept 1940. The farmhouse is shown on the left in the picture titled Townsend. At that time I was only 15 months. My earliest memories are of the later war years. We had evacuees from Bristol living in part of the house. I also remember sitting on the garden wall which was alongside the main road and being thrown chewing gum by the American soldiers billeted at the ...see more