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Caption for Branscombe, Old Forge 1931: Branscombe is fortunate indeed that its forge has survived as a working building – it is now owned by the National Trust. Visitors can see the smith at work in a scene that can have changed little over the centuries. The tiny sign at the far end of the row of cottages reads 'Teas - Weekdays Only'.

Memories of Branscombe

I can recall the busy weekends with cars overflowing onto the front green and adjoining fields. Ladies wore floral dresses and the men with slacks and rolled up sleeves. To buy an Ice cream or a cream tea for mum and dad plain tea 1/- cream tea 1/6d. (the tariff sign is still in the tea rooms today) was a sheer joy and (...Read full memory)

Spent several holidays in the chalets on the beach - remember Edna helping the Sellicks - Robert and Anthony and their mum and dad in the Sea Shanty Cafe. Used to get our milk from Mr.Trott at the farm who kept the milk churns in the stream to keep them cool. Also remember the bakers - where we got our bread every day. (...Read full memory)

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