A random question maybe, but would anyone be able to tell me what building or buildings (if any) occupied the current Co-op car park before it became what it is?
Seeing the bricked up archway into a neighbouring back garden/yard made me wonder where it led to/from. Seen it a thousand times but never thought about it before.
By Gerald Gosling
The London Hotel, The Strand, Dawlish was on the site of Coop and Betfred. It appears the Council bought it in 1910 to enable the widening of the main road from Dawlish to Exeter etc. Once the roads around that area were widened two new buildings were put up on the remaining site. I guess the carpark was probably the garden for the Hotel being pre-cars, hence the wall and arch leading to Strand Hill.
Wonderful photos. I liked the Tea room up on Haldon - I wonder who their customers were.
These are lovely photo's. I like looking at the people what the wore in them days years ago.......
What would they think of Dawlish/Teighmouth of today???
Thanks Kaz for the link, interesting read. Dawlish seemed a much prouder town in days gone by, shame.