Photo of the day

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  • 12/05/2015 at 10:51 pm

    My name is George Piggott – I was on holiday in Salcombe in 1935 and 1936 – 37 staying several weeks at 9 Shadycombe Rd. Now possibly the only person alive to have been aboard the ‘Herzogin Cecillie’ wrecked at Stare Hole BaY. Put aboard the wreck in August 1936 be Jack Field, Marine Engineer of the then Salcombe Lifeboat. I believe he then lived at 6 Island St. Now in my 90th year young, I still have many memories of Salcombe including my period living there in 1941 42 43 in WW11 and being in the Home Guard during that time. Capt. Then Major Fred Saunders was our commanding Officer plus Ltd Charlie Webber 2nd in command. Was there during the bombing raids when Hanaford butchers was hit in Fore St. And Cove’s boat yard. Left Iate 1943 having volunteered for RAF as Kingsbridge Air Cadet. In Airforce 18th birthday. Back for one week honeymoon on 16 th September 1945. – Returned June 1944 for D Day celebrations. Very happy times!
    Very best wishes, loved Salcombe ever since those days have many photos! Kind regards, George.

  • 10/12/2015 at 7:55 pm

    Dear Mr Piggott, I am a member of the butcher Hannaford family.
    My Grandfather Edwin was born over the shop. He was one of several brothers who had shops in the area. My grandfather’s was opposite the butterwalk in Dartmouth. Now a jewellers.
    The ring where he tied up the horse is still on the side wall. My dad was born on Vicarage hill Dartmouth. That shop was also bombed. The last one. Recently closed was in Torcross.
    Kind regards, Margaret Newton.

    • 14/12/2015 at 10:58 pm

      Dear Margaret Newton, many thanks for your very interesting reply, woneedful to receive a reply from a Hanaford family member. The shop in Salcombe Fore St was aways very busy. I worked in the large Dornom shop in 1942, only a stone’s throw the butchers, and we all knew each other during that period. All though there was WW11 going on the time spent there was some of the happiest moments of my life ! 9th birthday in a few weeks !
      Wishing you a very happy Christmas and ‘New Year’ 2016 George Piggott.

    • 31/01/2016 at 3:06 pm

      Dear Margaret,
      Your Grandfather Edwin was my Grandfather Francis’ brother. Francis (Frank) was the butcher in Duke Street, his brother John was the butcher in Torcross and Edwin was in Salcombe. My father Eric succeeded Frank on his death in 1945 until his own demise in 1969. I am collecting some dates and researching the family and would be delighted if you would be interested in the outcomes. From your comments, we are cousins….I was born in Torquay in 1945 and lived in Dartmouth until 1964 with my parents.
      I was in Salcombe last week and see that the shop your Grandfather Edwin had is once again a butcher’s!
      I would be very pleased to hear from you .
      Kind regards
      Michael Hannaford

      • 29/12/2016 at 2:08 am

        Dear Michael,
        I am also a descendant of the Torcross Hannafords; I’m currently trying out a bit of historical family research and would love to know about your research.

  • 26/04/2016 at 3:41 pm

    Mrs Violet Hannaford of the Salcombe butcher’s – now Coleman’s – was my Godmother. My father Fred worked for her most of his life.
    William /Bill Lapthorn


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