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    Just Released: ‘A History of Salcombe and Its Surroundings’ by Roger Barrett

    Nov 1, 2022 | 1 comment

    A new book by Salcombe Maritime Museum curator and Salcombe History Society research coordinator and archivist, Roger Barrett, has been published by the Maritime Museum. With 167 pages and 180 illustrations, the book provides the first full account of Salcombe’s history from the earliest times to the present day. It is the sixth local history book by Roger Barrett and follows his highly acclaimed ‘Salcombe, Schooner Port ‘, a maritime history of Salcombe in the 19th century, which won the Devon History Society’s W G Hoskins prize in 2018.

    The book is on sale at £12.95 from Salter’s Bookshelf in Salcombe, Ashby’s of Salcombe, and the Harbour Bookshop in Kingsbridge. It can also be ordered by emailing All proceeds will go to the Maritime Museum.

    An ideal Christmas present for anyone who loves Salcombe!

    ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1399934374     ISBN-10: ‎ 1399934376      ASIN:1399934376





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    1. Sally Marine

      Roger Barrett is very knowledgeable about the history of Salcombe, the estuary and surrounding places. He gave the Kingsbridge Estuary Boat Club a fascinating talk about it and there is so much more information in the book. Excellently researched and beautifully presented – thoroughly recommended!


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