The Padstow I Remember - a Memory of Padstow.

I was too young to walk in this picture but would certainly have been pushed around this quayside (barely 1/4 mile from my home) many times in the year of photo 1938.
As I grew up in the 1940s-1950s this view remained remarkably unchanged, what a tranquil scene so unspoilt by the mass of cars that now envelope the town.
Every house in the town was occupied 365 days of the year!!
Only a small number of discerning tourists came to Padstow in those days but the ones who did invariably returned year after year.
I left the town in mid 50s to go away and learn and earn my living and sadly don't get back too often these days.
I miss the Padstow I knew very much but don't think I could live now in the modern tourist hotspot of Padstein.


A memory shared by Norman Smale on Jul 18th, 2011.
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