Tag: history

  • Newton Abbot 1958

    Newton Abbot 1958

    A parish magazine had unexpected news about my baptism, but perhaps of greater interest were the advertisements for businesses, most of which no longer exist – but some that do.

  • Day 7: Castletown to Portree

    Day 7: Castletown to Portree

    Before a long drive across the Highlands to the Isle of Skye we stopped to take some photos of the village we have been staying for the last few days. And stopped again for a Midge Bite.

  • Newton Abbot Carnival 1977

    Newton Abbot Carnival 1977

    The Annual Carnival procession, usually held in July, but in 1977 was a bit special because it was the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

  • Newton Abbot Carnival 1992

    Newton Abbot Carnival 1992

    It was July in sunny south Devon. Except that it was not sunny; it was grey and overcast, but that did not stop the festivities…

  • Sherman Tank on the Beach 1984

    Sherman Tank on the Beach 1984

    In August 1984 I heard that a Sherman tank had recently been raised off the seabed at Torcross. These pictures show the tank being cleaned to became a fixed monument on the beach.