Tag: devon

Holiday traffic, driving through Devon in the 1970’s

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”.


Town Decoration Scheme, Chudleigh, Devon – Chudleigh & District Amenity Society, Devon UK

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.

Visit South Devon

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.

I Love South Devon

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.