Posts for Breakwater

Tommy’s Pit 1900’s

Another view of a busy Tommy’s Pit, taken around 1900.

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Tommy’s Pit 1900

Tommy’s Pit taken around 1900, with a bent pole on Barrel Rock; this was replaced shortly afterwards. There are timber slats on the left which have washed away over the last 100 years.

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Chapel Rock 1896

Chapel Rock seen in 1896 with the ketch Friendship and the smack Boconnoc in the harbour. Marine Terrace is visible to the right but there is no development at all on Summerleaze.

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Chapel Rock 1927

A somewhat dark view of Chapel Rock taken in 1927. On the left, the high-tide home of Captain Brinton’s bridge, which he extended over the river at low water, charging tourists 1d to cross without getting their feet wet. At high tide he operated a row-boat ferry at iron bridge, […]

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Chapel Rock 1890’s

A view of Chapel Rock taken from the breakwater in the 1890’s, in which they are apparently raising the flagstaff on top of the rock.

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Chapel Rock in 1893

Chapel Rock seen in 1893. On the skyline is Westcliff House and the rest of Summerleaze Crescent but, at Summerleaze, no buildings of any sort.

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Chapel Rock 1890s

A view of Chapel Rock in the 1890’s with two smacks lying in the harbour.

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Barrel Rock 1894

A picture of Barrel Rock in 1894, with its bent over pole – I don’t know what caused the damage but the pole was replaced soon after. On the breakwater is a line of chained posts, presumably to provide support in rough weather.

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Barrel Rock 1905

A view of Barrel Rock taken in 1905, with no pole or barrel; presumably this was when they replaced the pole which had become damaged in the 1890’s.

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Blessing The Sea 1949

The congregation returns along the breakwater from the ceremony of Blessing the Sea in this photo from August 1949.

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