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When it comes to place names Welcombe Mouth is a bit of a sick joke. Nowhere could be less welcoming than North Devon's 'wrecker coast' close the Cornish border. The men aboard the ships Maggie, Cornelia, Nancy, Leopoldin Baur, Edward Beck and Avonmore must have thought it to be the most inhospitable place on Earth as they wrecked upon its razor-backed reefs.

All those vessels went to their doom around Welcombe Mouth, and probably more besides. For mariners it is a savage place

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Additional Photos by Leslie Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1043 W: 41 N: 1920] (13741)
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