Branscombe postcard insight

POSTCARDS of Branscombe, collected over the years by an ex-villager, will be the subject of the first winter talk of 2009/2010.

POSTCARDS of Branscombe, collected over the years by an ex-villager, will be the subject of the first winter talk of 2009/2010.

Geoff Squire, son of Stanley Squire, the old village school master, will be returning for the second and final instalment of his presentation on old postcard photographs showing the village between 1900 and 1950.

He is hoping to repeat the success of his first talk in March, and this time will be focusing on the cliffs, Branscombe Mouth, and the 'lower' village including places such as the Square, Sellers Wood and then back up to the area around the village hall.

Geoff will explore geology, housing and tourism developments in the period and will be regaling people with his own memories and anecdotes of his time in Branscombe.


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He said: "It is a continuation and completion of my first talk. It all ties in with the Branscombe Project because the project is about the in depth study of the landscape and history of the village. There are a lot of questions that the cards ask and they provoke further questions to be asked."

The talk takes place after the project's latest book launch and AGM on Monday, November 30 in the village hall. Entry is free but donations to the project are welcomed.

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