A comprehensive account of the many people who made up the village of Thurlestone during the First World War.
The Cook, the Carpenter and the Cove by Norma Makepeace
This is the story of Salcombe through the eyes of the Murch family. James, who was to become the town's largest employer constructing most of the buildings around the estuary, and Lt. Cmdr. Francis Murch, who assumed responsibility for the...
On the 26th January 1943, seven Focke Wulf fighter bombers bombed and strafed the village of Aveton Gifford around 4 o'clock in the afternoon. This is the record of as compiled by the Aveton Gifford Parish Project Group.
War is hard enough when your dad is missing in action, and even harder when you have to leave everything you know and love. Twelve-year-old Harry is one of three thousand people leaving the coast in Devon during the Second...
The Great White Palace by Tony Porter 319 pages, 9 black/white drawings, 15 photographs 198 x 129 mm
27 April 1944. Exercise Tiger. German E-boats intercept rehearsals for the D-Day landings...On a dark night in 1944, a beautiful stretch of the Devon coast became the scene of desperate horror. Tales began to leak out of night-time explosions and...
An inspiring tale of one man's courage and determination... Easter1963. The end of the school holidays are approaching, but instead of returning to school, Billy "Scratch" Hitchen ran away to sea - he was just fourteen years old.Before the age...
The first comprehensive account of Salcombe's heyday as a shipbuilding and ship owning port, famed for its clipper fruit schooners, Roger Barrett, the curator of Salcombe Maritime Museum, tells the story of the Haven's maritime community and describes the ships,...
This book has a selection of walks in this beautiful part of South Devon, mostly over three and a half miles and often taking in the coastal path. In the end we only had time to do one of the...