Woolacombe & Mortehoe, Devon. Guide, 1963

A proper nice little Guide book for Woolacome & Mortehoe from ’63. It’s one of those little books you could flip through all night, chock full of brilliant imagery, ads and comedy period writing.

The front cover is totally ace and has a great image of a lady with a lovely red board (I’m not convinced she is going to use it though, her barnet has just been set!!)


The book has a lovely chapter on beach cricket that describes how much fun beach cricket can be – no white flannels needed – just gay beach wear on sun-tanned players. How things have changed.

It also has a beautiful piece and image on surfing. Quite rightly stating that all the family will love it! Three miles of waves breaking on the lovely beaches of Woolacombe.


The book also tells the reader that they can rent boards locally and shows us what a rental shop may look like with a rad little image. A fine book, that is full of great stuff. Wish they still made these now.


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