Nostalgic memories of Kingswear's local history

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For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs.

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I Join the Railway In the summer of 1953, my Aunt and Uncle were staying with us for their holiday. It must have been my Uncle who first spotted the advertisement in the Dartmouth Chronicle for a Junior Booking Clerk at Kingswear Station. Everyone knew I was not fond of school, so it seemed natural that I should apply for the job. With some help from my Uncle, I sent off ...see more
He was only a few weeks old when he came to us, my mother had got to know about him and thought he was just the thing I needed to cheer me up. I was fourteen years of age and had not long moved home; my parents had decided to live in Devon and it was to the seaside town of Dartmouth we were to make a new life. My father had bought a village shop across the river Dart at a place called Kingswear. It was the ...see more
Just a five minute drive along Mt Ridley Road to the east of Kingswear will lead you to a glorious National Trust house and garden called Coleton Fishacre. I have two memories of my visit - the wonderful sloping gardens leading down to the sea and something very special for me in the house itself. Among the ground floor rooms open to the public is the "Saloon" and there in the far end is a full ...see more
My mother Mary Dart was brought up in Kingswear, where she lived with her mum, dad, and brother Edward until she married my dad Les Witty who was in the Army at the time. She had to move away as Dad was posted to Germany in 1953. I was born in 1955 and came to Kingswear when I was about 18 months old to stay with my grandad and uncle. Many years passed and I came to live in Kingswear at the age of 12 years old. ...see more