On route back to the caravan we took in the sights of pretty Teignmouth. The first record of Teignmouth, Tengemuða, meaning mouth of the stream, was in 1044 (according to Wikipedia!! – warning most of the “facts” in this post are mainly nicked from it as I am in hurry!!)
There were originally two villages, East and West Teignmouth, separated by a stream called the Tame, which emptied into the Teign through marshland by the current fish quay
During the 17th century, in common with other Channel ports, Teignmouth ships suffered from raids from Dunkirkers which operated as privateers from Flemish ports.
It is possible that smuggling was the town’s most significant trade at this time, though cod fishing in Newfoundland was also of great importance.
Short and sweet post! Catch you later readers!