Village sports, Iddesleigh, 1975 by James Ravilious © Beaford Arts

Village sports, Iddesleigh, 1975

How to get involved

We hope you are enjoying looking through James Ravilious’s timeless images of rural community life and north Devon landscapes.

To make sure that we have as much information as possible on all of the images we need your help.

Do you recognise the people in any of the photographs? Do you know the location of the farm, woods or doctors’ waiting rooms? Do you remember James being at a particular event? If so we want to hear from you. Please your comments and thoughts. Help us to expand the details of the Beaford Archive for generations to come.

Giving the Archive back to north Devon communities

The village of Dolton has been used as a case study in 'Dolton as seen by James Ravilious' (download your free PDF copy), but there are many villages, towns and communities that are featured in a wealth of photographs. For example, Chulmleigh, Winkleigh and Torrington.

Using the searchable images on this website we want to encourage the communities of north Devon to develop their own photography trails. If you are interested in doing this please with your proposal and ideas. All of James's images on this site are the property of Beaford Arts, but we are happy to offer free licensing of images to not-for-profit groups for this purpose.

Contact details

Beaford Arts
Crown Yealm House
Pathfields Business Park
South Molton
Devon EX36 3LH

T 01769 572573

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