Brixham, The Harbour c.1950

Memories of Brixham


I had a wonderful weeks holiday here in June 1961. I often think of the short time I spent there and the people I met, fellow campers. My chalet was, by today's standards a little more than a shed, but had gas heated water and a hand basin. I was eighteen at the time and often wish I could put the clock (...Read full memory)

I lived in Brixham between 2003 and 2015, before moving back to God's Country. I occasionally swam in this pool, refreshed daily by the in-flow and out-flow of the tide. 'Twas the coldest pool I have ever used! Nice though, early in the morning when not over-crowded... It was under threat of closure by Torbay Council when I left in 2015 - thank you Torbay Council!

For those that are interested in Brixham we are a voluntary organisation and run www.brixhamshowcase.co.uk. We are currently researching people that stayed in the coffin house and lived there, so we can build up a picture of the memories of the building. See www.coffinhouse.co.uk.  Those that know Brixham love it, its a (...Read full memory)

One of the week long programme of events for the Brixham Heritage Festival is morris dancing on the old Fish Quay. Grimspound Border Morris entertained the crowds first. They "blacked up" in the traditional way and then danced to the hypnotic rhythms of their large band under the canopy of the (...Read full memory)

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