Nostalgia: Exmouth and Budleigh Christmas Swims of 1976

PUBLISHED: 16:21 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:21 18 December 2017

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-4. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-4. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

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With only a week to go until the big day we thought we’d take a look at the Christmas swim of 1976.

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-10. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-10. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Are you thinking about dipping your toe in the sea for the first time at this year’s Christmas Day swims in Exmouth and Budleigh? Then why not take a look at these brilliant photos we’ve found in the Journal’s picture archive this week to get an idea of what it’s all about.

More: If you are interested in local history then join our nostalgia Facebook group - Devon Memories.

Send us yours: If you have any old photos of Exmouth and Budleigh then please send them in, we’d love to share them with our readers. Upoad your nostalgia pictures here.

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-9. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-9. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-8. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-8. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-7. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-7. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-6. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-6. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-5. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-5. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-3. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-3. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-2. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-2. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-1. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-1. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Budleigh Salterton Christmas Day Swim, 1976. Ref exb Budleigh Christmas Swim Nost 1976-3. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesBudleigh Salterton Christmas Day Swim, 1976. Ref exb Budleigh Christmas Swim Nost 1976-3. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Budleigh Salterton Christmas Day Swim, 1976. Ref exb Budleigh Christmas Swim Nost 1976-2. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesBudleigh Salterton Christmas Day Swim, 1976. Ref exb Budleigh Christmas Swim Nost 1976-2. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Budleigh Salterton Christmas Day Swim, 1976. Ref exb Budleigh Christmas Swim Nost 1976-1. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesBudleigh Salterton Christmas Day Swim, 1976. Ref exb Budleigh Christmas Swim Nost 1976-1. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-12. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-12. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

Exmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-11. Picture: Exmouth Journal archivesExmouth Christmas Day swim, 1976. Ref exe Christmas Swim Nost 1976-11. Picture: Exmouth Journal archives

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