Photos: Devon, Appledore
   


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P0101 Appledore, Devon
P0101 Appledore, Devon
Ships that traded out of Appledore in the 1800s pictured at the turn of the 20th century moored up waiting for the tide. (North Devon Museum Trust) 
 
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P0102 Appledore, Devon
P0102 Appledore, Devon
Picture of Appledore Quay taken at turn of the 20th Century (North Devon Museum Trust)  
 
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P0103 Appledore, Devon
P0103 Appledore, Devon
Appledore Quay about 1900. This picture shows a man shaping a topmast for a ketch made from
a pine spar. Most of the smaller work carried out on trading vessels took place on the Quay side.
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)  
 
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P0104 Appledore, Devon
P0104 Appledore, Devon
Boatmen hauling their boat up a slip-way that was once opposite the Seaman's Bethel about 1903.
This slip-way was replaced by steps when the Quay was reformed in 1940.
In the background can be seen the ketch 'Jane, Ann and Elizabeth'
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)  
 
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P0105 Appledore, Devon
P0105 Appledore, Devon
Off Quay scene from the 1930s.
The vessels in the foreground are the 'Emma Louise'on the left, the 'Mary Jones' in the centre and the 'Francis Beddoe' on the right, the last known vessel to discharge a cargo at Boscastle in North Cornwall.
(North Devon Museum Trust)  
 
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P0106 Appledore, Devon
P0106 Appledore, Devon
This picture highlights the fact that the Quay was very much a working Quay, as can be seen
with these men straining to tie their ship securely.
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London) 
 
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P0107 Appledore, Devon
P0107 Appledore, Devon
This picture shows an area known as the 'Parlour' just outside Richmond Dock, where vessels
were traditionally moored for safe harbourage. The two nearest vessels are the 'Margaret' left
and the 'Coleen' centre.
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London) 
 
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P0108 Appledore, Devon 1903
P0108 Appledore, Devon 1903
Taken in 1903, this picture shows Appledore sailors climbing aboard ship, having been taken to their ship by a local boatman.
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)  
 
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P0109 Appledore, Devon 1902
P0109 Appledore, Devon 1902
A scene from about 1902 showing Appledore people walking along the Quay. Many appear to be
smartly dressed suggesting that this may be a Sunday or other special occasion.
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)  
 
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P0110 Appledore, Devon 1875
P0110 Appledore, Devon 1875
Reputably the earliest known picture of Appledore Quay. Gas lamps were installed at the Quay around 1875.
The vessels lying off Quay, are the 'Happy Return' left, and the 'Countess Caithness' right.
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)  
 
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P0111 Appledore, Devon 1894
P0111 Appledore, Devon 1894
The 1894 launching ceremony of the brigantine 'Clio', built at New Quay yard, Appledore by Robert Cock and Sons.
(National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)  
 
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P0112 Appledore, Devon 1904
P0112 Appledore, Devon 1904
This picture from 1904 shows ladies who have gathered seaweed from the shoreline for food.
A variety of seaweed exists that is edible after washing and boiling, known as 'laver' and is a local delicacy.
(North Devon Museum Trust)  
 
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P0118 Appledore, Devon 2003
P0118 Appledore, Devon 2003
The house painted yellow on the left is 32 Market Street, Appledore. This is where Mary Champion and her children William, Lilian and John were living when the Census Enumerator collected the 1891 Census Returns. Samuel Champion is not listed, he was a Merchant Seaman and is presumed to be at sea.  
 

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