2WS48 Portmeirion, Gwynedd, North Wales. Photo : D Noble

“Having a wet two weeks in North Wales. Hoping the weather will break and the sun will shine once before we go home! Love Jane, Tim, Susie and Zoe.” undated



3BM116 Boscombe Seafront, Dorset. Photo : E Nägele

“Monday. Dear Kit & Bert. Had a good journey down. We have taken a beach chalet as it’s been cold and windy. We can at least watch the sea and the surfers. Had a mystery tour last night. Remember us to all. Sun did come out today. Cheerio for now. Love Liz & Bill.” 31st August 1983

2DC139 “The First and Last House”, Land’s End, Cornwall. Photo : E. Ludwig

“Dear Doll and Stan. We arrived here quite safe, but the weather is not at all kind. It rained all day Sunday and all Monday morning. I hope the boys will be able to get a swim. Love Ive.” 29th July 1979


2DC497 Hotel and Cliffs, Land’s End, Cornwall. Photo : E. Ludwig

“Fri. Dear Mrs Whitlock. We are having a very nice time here, the sun is shining lovely today but yesterday we went to Penzance and it was very wet and too misty to see anything. Hope you are well, love Betty & Sue.” 28th July 1978


2DC314 Porlock Weir, Somerset. Photo : E. Ludwig

“Wednesday. Dear Mum and Dad. We are now at Halford Y.H. The weather yesterday was terrible. We came from Instow to Lynton thro’ Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. It poured with rain most of the time .Today was a little better – no rain but still no sun. I hope we see it again before Saturday. Tomorrow we go to Cheddar. We shall be home on Sat pm sometime. R is going to stay Sat night if that’s ok. We shall stay to breakfast and dinner and go to Hough’s for tea on Sunday. I shan’t write again. Be good all of you. Love V&R. We had our dinner here today at a pub -cheese sandwiches with pickle – very nice.” 27th July 1967

2DC540 Famous Mol’s House, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon. Photo : E. Nagële

“Thursday. We had coffee here this morning. We are staying half an hours walk our of Exeter. Went to Tiveton, Glastonbury and Wells for the day yesterday. Going to Dawlish this afternoon and going dancing tonight. We are going to Plymouth for the day tomorrow, and the theatre at night. It’s all “go”. Going to Torquay on Sunday, and to Buckfast Abbey on Monday. Weather cloudy, but very warm.” 19th July 1979


2SC172 The Pass of Brander, Argyll, Scotland. Photo : D. Noble

“Writing this on the hydrofoil returning from Oban. Dad got a daily paper! His first since we arrived!!! We are very isolated, it’s just like this picture. Look after yourself. Lots of love mum.” 16th July 1980