Devonshire House

Devonshire House has been in the Roberts family for generations. It is now two houses but was once a stores and chandlery on the right, and a shed for repairing small boats on the left. Its name signifies the trade that Laugharne did with the Devonshire coast, and the shop was the biggest in Laugharne in the 1850s. Kitty John, one of Laugharne's legendary characters (who has lived here for 47 years), said she remembers boats being painted with pitch where her kitchen floor is today. Kitty's family owned two of the last working boats in Laugharne - The Fluke and The Lively. The building just visible to the right of the building was the old grain store. Until recently Kitty ran the Tea Dance at the Laugharne Memorial Hall; this video features artist Marc Rees trying his hand at ballroom dancing.

 

 

Marc at the Laugharne Tea Dance

 



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