Newsreel of holiday traffic jams in Devon, England, early 70s, great for the car spotter… Look out for the Austin 3 Litre and the Aston-Martin DBS!
If you thought traffic on a Friday or Saturday through Devon was bad in summer 2017, take a look at this delightful clip from local television back in the 1970s. BBC reporter Keith Blackler takes a humorous look at Bank Holiday traffic over Easter in 1973, describing “the migration of the grockles”.
We spoke to the lovely Katie & Chris about their recent wedding at The Great Barn Devon. With images courtesy of Justin Krause, we recommend you grab your favourite brew and take a load off for a few minutes, to digest this beauty. Katie’s choice of wedding gown is inspired, unique and totally gorgeous!
When photos drop into our inbox, it makes us very, very happy! And these are no exception. Florence and Richard were married here last month embraced by all their loved ones. The weather was spot on, the guests were beaming and that cake!!!
Visitors to Chudleigh’s Town Hall can view a collection of ten watercolour illustrations on public display in the Rest Centre, depicting a proposed decoration scheme for houses and shop fronts in Fore Street, Chudleigh.
We do not have an accurate date for the illustrations, however, we believe that they were created in the mid 1970s on behalf of Chudleigh Amenity Society. They provide a delightful ‘snapshot’ of Chudleigh’s main street as it appeared over 40 years ago.
South Devon is brimming full with something for everyone to enjoy. From playing on gorgeous golden sands, dipping in the bright blue sea and exploring on rugged walks to enjoying the sights and sounds of the bustling towns, you’ll find everything you want to do, and probably a few things you don’t even know you want to do yet, ready and waiting.
Visit Devon and you’ll want to stay forever …
This a stunning county of great contrasts, with two beautiful coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s so much to visit and do, too: family attractions, historic buildings, award-winning places to eat, thrilling outdoor activities, and exciting events happening all year round.
South Devon is the ideal place to escape the stresses and strains of daily life, whether it’s for a romantic weekend, a sightseeing expedition or you’re planning your family holidays.
Offering the best of both coastline and countryside, this region gives you the chance to choose the holiday you want, whether you’re after unspoilt countryside, beautiful beaches or a chance to discover hidden villages and some of the most secluded places to stay in Devon.