Saturday, December 09, 2017

A picture of the beach from the pier end. WAY in the distance there IS a car.
Hardy people the motorists of those days. Why some of those vehicles went so fast you wondered how they could manage to breath - - when all was said and done you cant beat a horse after all. Can you?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Each year access to the rocks along the beaches has become more of  problem.
However with damages awarded by the courts to soemeone who through their own stupidity has an accident damages can become  horrendous.
So the council is compelled to fence off access to places that used to have seats for folk to sit in peace and quiet.
Far from the open front of Victorian times but then in those days folk seemed to use their brains and stay out of dangerous situations.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Horses don't make as much noise as cars it's true; but they DO have other disadvantages unless you are a very keen gardener with a bucket and shovel.
It's easy to understand why the Local Board use to advertise road sweepings for sale isn't it.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Came on some pictures I took when I was working for Baxters the butchers on Hill Road after I retired from the milk round. I stopped working when the shop closed and there was then only one independents butcher left in Clevedon.

We always took great pride in the Christmas window. The show of meat and poultry had to be seen to be appreciated.  Both Pete Cornish and Marie Dollimore. who took over after he retired were very particular in making certain it was well done.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Came on these Pictures of the Artillery section and the firing platform at Pill the other day while looking for the shot I took of Charlies badge.
Jane now holds the original badge. How Marianne ever had it is a real mystery. It makes me wonder how many other family treasures were given away without being offered to family. 
The top picture is the Clevedon section of the company and the lower one is the place from which they fired the cannon. Not from Dial Hill as some newcomer to the town tried to tell me they did.
 He was simply going on the fact that at one time Clevedon Council had put them up there at the top of the path that led down to Hill Road next to Cox's new house.
Top picture in which cousin Charlie should be soemwhere. Bottom pic is the platform that carried the guns at Pill.
Target was anchored South of Blackstone rocks on the mud,

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Alva Dyer butcher Old Church Road. Don't ask me where work it out for yourself. Quite easily done.

Farm on Dial Hill pre 1925