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Village street

Village street Kings Nympton, May 1977 More like this

Post vans at Winkleigh

Post vans at Winkleigh Winkleigh, 7 July 1973 More like this

Weedy the Clown at a children's party

Weedy the Clown at a children's party Village Hall, Dolton, February 1979 More like this

Oak woods near Beaford

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

Gracie Fursdon and her dresser

Gracie Fursdon and her dresser Hatherleigh, May 1976 More like this

Cottage interior

Cottage interior Monkokehampton, More like this

Tom Middleton counting sheep

Tom Middleton counting sheep East Westacott, Riddlecombe, April 1981 More like this

Lower Langham Farm

Lower Langham Farm Lower Langham, Dolton, February 1978 More like this

The Mayor's Parade

The Mayor's Parade Torrington, April 1978 More like this

The Friend family burning rubbish in the...

The Friend family burning rubbish in the... Dolton Church, December 1983 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

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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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