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Dawlish History

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For hundreds of years, smuggling was a traditional ‘occupation’ across the South West, with Holcombe a popular area, not least at Smugglers Lane. Anyone who has walked along the seafront between Dawlish and Teignmouth will probably have noticed Smugglers Cove, which lies at the bottom of the lane, leading up to the village. Read more... ...

An Historic Run
9 Jul 2012

History is more than just kings, queens, the exploits and dastardly deeds of the rich and powerful.  It is also the rich collection of anecdotes about ordinary folk which shape the nation we are.  Here's one about a Dawlish man ..... On 25th May 1876 a Dawlish man, one C. Lang, took a bet and probably in a fit of drunken bravado ran from the Teignmouth Inn in Dawlish to the Dawlish Inn in ...