Today, by kind permission of Roger Barratt of Salcombe Maritime History Museum, we have uploaded eight Salcombe Maritime History Papers. These fascinating essays provide the reader with much interesting information about Salcombe’s past. The topics covered are:
Photo taken by E. Chapman of Salcombe at Millbay, Salcombe, South Devon, June 24 1901.
Do you have any postcards by E. Chapman? If so, we’d love to see them!
Photo courtesy of Roger Stone.
Carrying on the tradition in memory of Edward Hannaford, Virginia Lown organised the annual Salcombe School reunion lunch at Salcombe Yacht Club on 31st May 2018. Around 30 people attended the two course buffet style lunch. It was a wonderful spread, much enjoyed by Salcombe History Society Chairman Ken Prowse and the other participants as they reminisced with a yarn or two about their shared experiences of growing up in Salcombe.
Please note: this is an annual event which takes place on the last Thursday in May. It would be lovely to see a few more faces next year. Please contact Salcombe History Society in you require further information.
The third annual Salcombe Crabfest took place on 6th May 2018 in glorious sunshine. Once again, The Fortescue Arms kindly offered Salcombe History Society space in their beer garden and Chairman Ken Prowse, ably assisted by Geoff Foale and Colin de la Mare, manned the stall, publicising the work of the Society. A variety of photographs and documents were on display for the many interested visitors.