Old Maps of Porthpean

Historic Maps of Porthpean and environs, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and by renowned Victorian cartographer Samuel Lewis.

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I spent many happy hours on Porthpean beach, both with my family and my friends during the summer holidays. I remember the anti invasion devices well as we used them as monkey bars. After the war they became very rusty with many sharp rusty edges to get snagged on. I also remember during the war years that a few (...Read full memory)

The tall building at the bottom left hand side of the slipway leading down to the beach was used by a Mr Axford who had two or three wooden rowing boats that he hired out by the hour.  He would sit on a bench outside the boathouse and having paid the appropriate monies one was issued with a pair of oars (...Read full memory)