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Memories of Saltash

This photograph was obviously taken when the road bridge was nearing completion in 1961. My husband grew up nearby, and tells some gruesome stories about the plague of rats they experienced when the undergrowth was being cleared in the early days of construction. The family cat would bring home several rats each (...Read full memory)

The white building on the far right of the photo is the Royal Albert Bridge Inn, at Saltash Passage on the Devon side on the river. A relative was born there in 1920 when his father John Augustin R. Stoneman was the landlord. Prior to that the landlord was John Watts Stoneman, father of JARS. His other grandfather was (...Read full memory)

This photo is actually taken from the Devon side of the River Tamar, in St Budeaux, looking towards Saltash on the Cornwall side. In photos taken after the road bridge opened in 1961, you can tell which side is which, as from the Devon side the rail bridge is on the left. Before then, it depends on the angle (...Read full memory)

The little house next to Mary Newman`s Cottage is where I live now...but I first walked past it with my mother at about the time this photo was taken. We got off the steam train at the station just up the hill, to walk to the waterside. I also remember the house about 8 years later as a young teenager with our gang (...Read full memory)

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