United Kingdom
East Devon District

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  • Day23

    Devon day 23 Tue 15 May 2018

    May 15 in the United Kingdom

    Washed clothes in a Axminster launderette then drove to Beer Quarry Caves. Informative underground tour for 1 hour describing how the quarry men extracted the Beer Stone which is a very fine grade of chalk by hand, using pick axes and stone saws. Stone was first extracted by the Romans for their villas, later Normans used the stone for cathedrals, castles and manor houses. The stone is soft for some time after it leaves the ground and stonemasons both onsite and at remote locations would carve it before it hardened into a durable rock that lasts for many centuries. A tectonic plate fault passed through the underground quarry and horizontal slippage which occurred about twenty million years ago is visible. The last quarrying in the immediate area ceased in 2003. The quarry we toured last was used around 1920. We drove to the Beer town centre and parked in the headland long stay car park. From there walked along the Coast Path to Branscombe Mouth then on to Branscombe village where there is a National Trust water mill, bakery and iron forge. Returned to Branscombe Mouth and on to Beer a beautiful fishing port. After taking photos drove to Seaton where we purchased groceries and petrol.Read more

  • Day2

    Uplyme - Ed and Jo

    November 4, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    A walk round the boundaries of Lyme Regis. We talked to builders who are finishing off an architect-designed wooden home built on a site prone to landslips. The previous house was destroyed by one. This has a steel subframe that can be jacked up when the house begins to tilt.
    Ammonite designs on lampposts on Lyme ' sea front.

  • Day69

    Sidmouth

    August 1 in the United Kingdom

    We returned to Sidmouth to park up on Alison and Russ's drive. Met up with Oscar and Toby, our great nephews, who were staying with their granny and granddad for the week.
    Also met up with Kirsty and Alan's brother Stewart who was over from Italy visiting Great Granny Mac.
    It was the start of Sidmouh Folk Festival week and the town was buzzing with street entertainers and very busy. A great atmosphere.
    Baking hot few days, and the Morris Dancers all looked very hot after the completion of each dance.
    Enjoyed 4 great days with family - Visited Lyme Regis for a walk along the Cobb and a light lunch at The Cobb Inn
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  • Day38

    Sidmouth

    July 1 in the United Kingdom

    Moved along the coast to Sidmouth. Here we parked on Alison and Russ's drive.
    Enjoyed a great afternoon in the sun after a morning deluge, much needed after the incredible heat we've been experiencing. Enjoyed several glasses of fizz and a bbq. Russ' mum was visiting, and Meg came over. A great afternoon and evening, and we even managed to catch up on washing our clothes and bedding.
    Stayed 2 further nights with Meg and took the bus into Exeter, which is a lovely city.
    We went to the Sidmouth theatre on Tuesday evening to see the repertory company's production of "Lloyd George Knew My Father" which was brilliantly performed and very funny.
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