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James Ravilious commemorated with plaque

Devon History Society has recognised photographer James Ravilious with a commemorative plaque on the house that he lived in from 1987 to 1999. The event was attended by James’s widow Robin, and their children Ben and Ella.  Speeches were made by Dr Andrew Jones, Chairman of the Devon History Society, Peter Beacham OBE, formerly Heritage Protection Director for English Heritage and a close friend of James’s, and Emma Down, Archivist.

Ravilious documented Devon people and communities and his archive is a nationally significant resource. Revilious' and Roger Deakins' archives are held by the Beaford Archive and record north Devon life in the 1970s and 1980s. They are being digitised and number over 80,000 images. 

See the Twitter report here: and

For more information about the Beaford Archive see: and for more on James Ravilious’s work see

For more on Devon History Society see:

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