Customs Quay Salcombe - a Memory of Salcombe.
This view shows Customs Quay and out of sight on the right is the Customs House. Mrs Florrie Gasson and her husband lived in the building and she would make a great show to the visitors of feeding the swans. A flock of 20 or so would swim in the water looking for her and she called each one by a different name.
I can remember sitting here with my friend Michael H when film-makers arrived to shoot a washing powder commercial. I never saw the finished ad but a friend told me that the happy family descended the steps to the fore of the photo to soft golden sand! Such artistic licence! More like shingle and mud ... AND the film crew used large silver discs to reflect the sun on to the towels making them appear snowy white. I have never trusted commercial advertising since.
A memory shared byon Jul 31st, 2007.
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