West Country

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These postcards were bought in the West Country in 1968 but the photographs may well have been taken before that. The text following the images is that from the postcard [unless otherwise indicated].

La Luz

Polperro: the inner harbour

Polperro

Polperro Harbour

Polperro

Polperro Harbour

Clovelly

Clovelly High Street

Clovelly

High Street, Clovelly, Devon. The cobbled street goes tumbling down for half a mile to the sea, lined with beautiful old cottages. On the right is the famous New Inn.

Clovelly

A corner of Clovelly, Devon. Clovelly, on the beautiful north coast of Devon is a village that has been carefully preserved against change. No motor traffic is allowed up its steep cobbled street.

Brixham

Brixham, Devon, sheltered by Berry Head, has all the charm and attraction of a fishing town. On the quays there is a statue of William of Orange, which commemorates his landing there in 1688, on his way to claim the English Crown. With eight miles of coastal paths, and panoramic views of Torbay, excellent fishing and an 18-hole golf course at Churston, 2 miles away, Brixham combines all the attributes of a happy holiday.

Brixham

Same text as the one above.

Salcombe

Salcombe Harbour and East Portlemouth. A popular Devon yachting centre with magnificent coastal scenery around. Salcombe is reached by road A 381 and connects by ferry to East Portlemouth.Land's End

Land's End, Cornwall

Land's End

What it says.

Land's End

What it says three times.

The First and Last Inn in England

Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle, Cornwall

Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle, showing the chapel on this side

Widecombe

Widecombe-in-the-Moor Church [St Pancras]

Widecombe Parish Church: Chapel of St Catherine

Widecombe Parish Church
Account of the 1638 thunderstorm

Text of the Widecombe Fair song

Uncle Tom Cobley's grave, Spreyton, Devon

St Petrox

St Petrox, Dartmouth

Exeter Cathedral

What it says.

Exeter Cathedral Minstrels Gallery, 14C

Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle

Higher Ferry, Dartmouth, Devon
The River Dart reaches the sea between the twin castles of Dartmouth and Kingswear. Originally a naval port of importance [!], Dartmouth became known for its cod fishing fleet, and was again used during the D-Day landings. A famous Regatta is held annually, the big event for the keen yachtsman and a spectacular sight for the visitor. Quaint Dartmouth with many magnificent old buildings is linked to Kingswear by ferryboats, two of them providing speedy crossings for the motorist. Visits should be made the Royal Naval College, the Butterwalk and the Castle.

St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth

St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth

St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth

St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth

Nunney Castle, Somerset

Nunney Castle, Somerset

Misericord, Exeter Cathedral

Farleigh Castle

Farleigh Castle, Somerset: East Gate, Chapel, and SE Tower

Farleigh Castle

Farleigh Castle: Chapel interior, looking east

Farleigh Castle, Somerset: Chapel. Tomb of Sir Edward Hungerford
[and presumably that of his wife also]

Totnes Castle, Devon

Goodrington

The Sands and Boating Lake from Rock Walk, Goodrington [Devon]

Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, Dorset
A 15thC carving of a man with a basket of fruit. One of the choir stalls elbow rests.

Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, Dorset
A 15thC carving of a monk at his studies. One of the elbow rests in the choir stalls.

Plymouth Hoe

[Supposedly where Sir Francis Drake finished his game of bowls before going and taking on the Spanish Armada]

[Plymouth, Devon]

[Plymouth, Devon]

[Plymouth, Devon]

[Plymouth, Devon]

[Plymouth, Devon]


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