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This very old photograph of Trebarwith would have been
taken at the turn of the 20th century. A man can be seen shovelling sand into
a cart and he has four donkeys in attendance.
Another old photograph about the turn of the 20th Century.
Here is another picture of a man shovelling sand into a pack on one
donkey. Other donkeys stand nearby.
Gull Rock in the background
This photo which was taken on a glass plate has just been
discovered in 2001. A horse & trap approaches Port William &
some donkeys can be seen on entrance to the beach. Probably circa
August Bank Holiday in 1890. Locals people attended the
beach in numbers with their horse & carriages. Long before visitors found our
sandy beach here in Tintagel
This early colour photograph was taken in the 1920s.
Just one figure can be seen in the street. Note the building he is
nearby. In the next photograph this building has been demolished..
Another picture taken in the 1920s. However some building
changes have taken place. Outside the Strand Hotel can be seen a cart
and three donkeys. Had the owner slipped into the Hotel for a quick
This photograph clearly shows the road to the Port William
Hotel. Note the large gateway at bottom right hand corner of the picture. You
can see Gull Rock in the background.
Taken around 1910-20
Trebarwith during World War Two. 1939-45. The three Anti
Submarine concrete structures can be clearly seen on the approach path
to the beach. These were removed in the 1950s.
A photo taken in the 1960s. Note the coloured motor cars.
There was no Life Saving Building or Toilet block in those days. It was
quite normal to have someone drowned each summer. Now a rarity.