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Silver Mining to Strawberries

Silver Mining to Strawberries
Go Back Combe Martin from Silver Mining to Strawberries How Combe Martin Silver Mining Segued To Working Strawberry Fields Paraphrased from an article about Combe Martin agriculture, in…

Combe Martin Industrial History

Combe Martin Industrial History
…supplies at Ilfracombe, Lynton and Lynmouth.  The fertile gardens surrounding the Valley, many of them watered by the River Umber, were especially renowned for their strawberries and go…

Ships

Ships
, about 27 miles, carrying crates of strawberries. 'The voyage across the Bristol Channel was a good one'. Sailing up and down the Bristol Channel, Snowflake transported bulk cargo, vege…

Home

Home
 produced and exported hundreds of tons of the finest strawberries. Also a wide range of other fruits, vegetables, and flowers.  The towering crags guarding Combe Martin Harbour are famo…

Combe Martin Pack o' Cards Inn

Combe Martin Pack o' Cards Inn
…where the Old Police House now stands next door. There remains no trace of either" (p.118). Learn more about Combe Martin’s history and heritage ˃ 19th Century Fruitsellers and Strawberries

Introduction to Combe Martin

Introduction to Combe Martin
…Combmartin is very fertile, and provides large quantities of fruit and vegetables for the Welsh people opposite.   Combe Martin Sexton James Norman | Combe Martin Museum | Silver and Strawberr…

Lime-burning and Quarrying

Lime-burning and Quarrying
…purchased by the Parish Council in 1947. Hemp (for Cobblers thread) and strawberries were grown on this land. Lime Burning in Combe Martin Lime-burning began in the sixteenth-century in…

Combe Martin Mills and Milling

Combe Martin Mills and Milling
…publication Silver, Smoke and Strawberries states there were two corn mills in Combe Martin, and it is believed these mills operated from around the 12th Century. Higher Mill stood near…

Smuggling in North Devon

Smuggling in North Devon
: Silver, Smoke and Strawberries, available from Combe Martin Museum. Historic UK (2023): Smugglers and Wreckers (online). National Museums of Liverpool (2023): Smuggling |Information sh…

Early Silver Mining in Combe Martin

Early Silver Mining in Combe Martin
…mineral form of lead sulphide and an important source of silver. From Silver Mining to Growing Strawberries At Combe Martin by 1880: high costs, economic challenges and unsuccessful sea…