Memories Of Polzeath During The The Last War - a Memory of Polzeath.

My family lived at 'Bryher' New Polzeath. I went to Hoiliday House School, Harry Edwards was the Headmaster. He lived with his wife and children in a cottage at Porteath Farm. What better place could there be to grow up. I still keep in touch with Melville Coad, we were at school together, his father was the local butcher. We had some great times; apart from the evacuees, the war never came to Polzeath.
I do remember the 'Dragons Teeth' tank traps in the village and the scaffolding that stretched across the beach. After the war, German POWs were used to take them down. Would like to hear from anyone who went to Holiday House at that time.


A memory shared by William Sheils on May 9th, 2012.
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Wed Nov 8th 2017, at 6:56 pm
sjr759 commented:
Does anybody remember the Deacon family, evacuated there during the war. The was Charlie, Shelia, billy, Susan and pat who was disabled
Sun Apr 9th 2017, at 12:17 pm
Diana Robinson commented:
I, too, lived in Polzeath during WWII, and went to Holiday House. I don't remember you, William Shells, but I don't remember many people there - just some of the older boys who used to harrass me because of the "posh" accent my mother insisted I use. We lived at a house called Caradon on top of the hill. For a long time after the war it was a B&B but I can't find it now so I assume it has gone back to being a private house, or has been renamed. I entered the school at age 5, the same year as Mr. Edward's daughter - I think her name was Jill. I remember the sand castles that two groups used to build during lunch hour, and then attack each others' castles before going back to the school. They would never let me get involved because I was too little, they said. Many memories. We left there shortly after the war ended. My name then was Diana Gardner.
Sun Feb 15th 2015, at 9:35 pm
dadams1 commented:
I during ww2 we stayed in both Trebetherick and at a small house on the top between Polzeath and Trebetherick called "Pantops". I am very familiar with the walk between Polzeath and Trebetherick along the cliffs. I briefly attended a school in a house at the top
Of the hill leading down to Daymer bay
It was run by Arthur ransoms brother (the author).
My brother went to a. Nursery school in a large house on the hill overlooking Polzeath beach and on the north side. A large Edwardian building..
I have been back many times. Now live in canada

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