Holidays in Ilfracombe were tinged with slightly more adventure than might be found there nowadays. For one thing, if you wanted to get a good vantage point to see the Capstone Hill, you had to wade through bushes onto a rather rough looking coastal path, rather than get out of your car or walk down the footpath.
Other, than that, however the Google view looks pretty similar.
|Ilfracombe in 1908|
The card is an Empire series No. 228. It was addressed to Mrs Chamberlain of Waterloo Gardens, Salisbury, Wilts and it reads:
"Dear Alice, Just to say I shall behome to-morrow Saturday about 5 o'clock. Artherl (??) "
It was posted at 10pm on July 23rd 1909 with a half penny stamp.
By the way, Francis Frith have a photo of Capstone Hill in 1911 festooned with people.