Thurlestone, Beehive Cottages c.1939
Memories of Thurlestone
My memory of the Rock House Hotel is very particular and rooted in the period 1973-1980 My stepfather's family owned the White House across the paddock field from the Rock House Hotel. The gate from The Huts & Boat Shed nearest the road to the beach opened almost directly onto the side entrance to the (...Read full memory)
I used to live in the first house on the left side of the photo 'Thurlestone Cottages 1890', in 1969 for a number of years. The house was then called 'Thatchways'. The smaller cottages attached to the main house are now missing; I believe they were destroyed many years before. We did however discover the old flagstone floor under the front lawn!!
Walked these cliffs to Hope Cove a tremendous number of times and watched the wildlife and the waters rise in winter: especially under the wooden bridge between Rock House and Thurlestone and separate the beach from the two. Lots of relatives in Hope Cove, Stayed with a good friend, Trevor R. in Galmpton and went to (...Read full memory)