Thanks to the generosity of Roger Barrett of Salcombe Maritime Museum, there are now five books available to download from the website. These titles describe Salcombe as a schooner port, explain the U-boat War off the South Devon coast from 1915 to 1918, recount life in Salcombe during the two world wars and finally narrate the tragic events which led to the loss of the Salcombe lifeboat in 1916. Find the books here.
Looking forward to seeing you at our 2018 Christmas Meeting.
2019 calendars will be on sale for just £5. An ideal Christmas present!
Should be an interesting evening.
The newly published Salcombe History Society 2019 Calendar is now on sale in retail outlets in Salcombe and Kingsbridge as well as in the website shop. Click here to buy.
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:
1. Medieval Trade and Warfare
2. Tudor and Stuart Trade and Shipping
3.The Spanish Armada 1588
4. Pirates and Privateers
5. Salcombe and the Civil War
6. The Newfoundland Cod Trade
8. Salcombe and the Smuggling Trade
9. The Trade of the Estuary in the Early 19th