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Village tree, Newton St Petrock

Village tree, Newton St Petrock Newton St Petrock, May 1975 More like this

Carnival float: Witches of Bideford,1682

Carnival float: Witches of Bideford,1682 Bideford, September 1973 More like this

Carnival procession

Carnival procession Hatherleigh, 8 November 1978 More like this

Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse

Bill Cooke and his cows, Colehouse near, Riddlecombe, February 1975 More like this

George Allin

George Allin Dolton, February 1978 More like this

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a blizzard Millhams, Dolton, February 1978 More like this

Herbert Snell mending a sluice-gate at Head...

Herbert Snell mending a sluice-gate at Head... Kings Nympton, October 1978 More like this

Oak woods near Beaford

Oak woods near Beaford Brealey Wood, Beaford, October 1979 More like this

Jim Hutchins hoeing potatoes

Jim Hutchins hoeing potatoes Dolton, July 1985 More like this

Mary Middleton, Dolton Carnival Queen (and...

Mary Middleton, Dolton Carnival Queen (and... Dolton, 3 November 1979 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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