Researching cafe

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 April 2013

may I, through your newspaper, appeal to any of your readers for information/photographs/memorabilia of Clapp's Cafe, that was established in the town in 1863 and throughout most of its existence occupied the premises that still stand on the corner of The Strand and Rolle Street.

My grandfather, Leslie John Clapp, was the last family member to run this prominent Exmouth business until his retirement in 1967, when the business ceased.

I am wanting to try and find out as much as possible in order that the family can continue its research into the business, for our archives.

We have several historical photographs and much information but ideally would like to hear from any of your readers who may have worked there or have any particular memories of the cafe or its staff.

We are also wondering what happened to the Clapp’s Cafe signs that hung above the premises.

The sign holders are still there but the signs have long gone!

If anyone can shed light on these it would be more than appreciated, but being metal they might well have been scrapped years ago!

I can be contacted at or by letter at Acres Wild, 63 Julians Acres, Berrow, Burnham on Sea, Somerset. TA8 2LX.

Mike Menhenitt

Burnham on Sea


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