Vintage: Devon, England (1900s)

Vintage: Devon, England (1900s)

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The name Devon derives from the name of the Britons who inhabited the southwestern peninsula of Britain at the time of the Roman conquest of Britain known as the Dumnonii, thought to mean “deep valley dwellers” from proto Celtic *dubnos ‘deep’.

Since the rise of seaside resorts with the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, Devon’s economy has been heavily reliant on tourism. The county’s economy followed the declining trend of British seaside resorts since the mid-20th century, but with some recent revival and regeneration of its resorts, particularly focused around camping; sports such as surfing, cycling, sailing and heritage. This revival has been aided by the designation of much of Devon’s countryside and coastline as the Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks, and the Jurassic Coast and Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Sites.

Clovelly, Devon, circa 1900-1910

Clovelly, Devon, circa 1900-1910

High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, circa 1900-1910

High Street, Barnstaple, Devon, circa 1900-1910

High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, circa 1905

High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, circa 1905

Stockland village, Devon, circa 1900

Stockland village, Devon, circa 1900

The beach, Beer, Devon, circa 1900-1910

The beach, Beer, Devon, circa 1900-1910

Beer, Devon, circa 1910s

Beer, Devon, circa 1910s

North Tawton, Devon, circa 1910s

North Tawton, Devon, circa 1910s

Bishopsteignton, Devon, circa 1910s

Bishopsteignton, Devon, circa 1910s

 East Gate, Totnes, Devon, circa 1910s

East Gate, Totnes, Devon, circa 1910s

Fishing boats in the harbour at Brixham, Devon, circa 1910s

Fishing boats in the harbour at Brixham, Devon, circa 1910s

 Derry's Clock, Plymouth, Devon, circa 1910s

Derry’s Clock, Plymouth, Devon, circa 1910s

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