Over 1300 old photos of Salcombe and neighbourhood from the museum’s collection have been added to the ‘Image Gallery’ page of the website.
Seventeen photo albums are listed under the headings Shipwrecks, Boats, Lifeboats, Second World War, People and Places. Click on the album title to view the photos in Google Photos. Comments and ‘likes’ can be added and we would welcome your help in identifying and adding info. about the content of the photos.
At the Annual General Meeting
of the Devon History Society last Saturday (12th October 2019) Roger
Barrett, the curator of Salcombe Maritime Museum, received the Society’sprestigious
W.G. Hoskins Prize
The W.G. Hoskins Prize is
awarded in memory of the historian Professor William George Hoskins (1908-1992)
who played a leading role in establishing the previously marginalised
discipline of local history as an academic subject
‘Roger’s book is the first
comprehensive account of Salcombe’s heyday as a shipbuilding and ship owning
port, famed for its clipper fruit schooners. Beautifully illustrated, it tells
the story of the Haven’s maritime community in the nineteenth century and
describes the ships, their trades and the men and women who built, owned and
sailed them. Many of the illustrations are in the Salcombe Maritime Museum