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
…thousands of tons of the "world's finest strawberries". Historically, Combe Martin had a myriad trades, and it had enterprise. White’s Gazette published in 1850, specifically the Devons…

Ships

Ships
 to Swansea direct, 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 transporte…

Combe Martin Pack o' Cards Inn

Combe Martin Pack o' Cards Inn
.118). Learn more about Combe Martin’s Mills and Milling ˃ 19th Century Fruitsellers and Strawberries Industrious old Combmartin was famous for growing and exporting hundreds of tons of…

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…industries, and grew and exported vast quantities of cash crops, fruits, vegetables and flowers. By the early twentieth century: hundreds of tons of the finest strawberries were shipped…

Introduction to Combe Martin

Introduction to Combe Martin
…mystery. Combe Martin Sexton James Norman | Combe Martin Museum | Silver and Strawberries A Village Full of Orchards and Fruitsellers In The Examiner (1879), Issue 3738, p.1217: Combmar…

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
…North Devon AONB 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. Highe…

Smuggling in North Devon

Smuggling in North Devon
…histories, see the North Devon AONB publication: Silver, Smoke and Strawberries, available from Combe Martin Museum. Historic UK (2023): Smugglers and Wreckers (online). National Museum…

Early Silver Mining in Combe Martin

Early Silver Mining in Combe Martin
…1880. Railway & Commercial Gazette - No. 2334, Vol. L.  From Silver Mining to Growing Strawberries Contemporary records and surveys indicate that the last Combe Martin silver- lead mine…