Remember that Monday 3rd November onwards marks the start of our Winter Opening at the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Sadly we will no longer be open from Monday to Friday since we will be commencing our programme of additional maintenance works. However the good news is that we will still be open at Weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays we will open from 10am and the last carriage of the day will be at 15:55. We look forward to your next visit.
Percy Wallett has kindly provided us with the notes he took during the “Flight Of The Babbacombe Smuggler” on Saturday. This enables us to disclose a number of the sleuths who assisted him in apprehending Leonarda Daventry as the culprit.
Percy wishes to thank the following people for their help on the day. (Those who successfully reported the right culprit have a * beside their names) :-
Nita, Sam (and Lulu the dog)
Jemma and Patrick Cain*
Chrissie and Geoff Sanders
Finn and Neve Taylor*
Steve, Kate and Tom Smith*
Angela and Ian Smith*
Emma and Carol Reid*
Jennifer Nicholson and Judith Bramall
Barbara Buck and Margaret MckIm*
Roy Halsey (who apparently thought Percy Wallett himself committed the crime!)
Donna, Mark and Jacob Jones
Lucy, Dean and Sean Russo*
Sharon and Martyn Strange*
We hope that everyone who took part in the event enjoyed themselves and we look forward to welcoming you to the Babbacombe Cliff Railway again soon.
The Babbacombe Smuggler was yesterday unveiled as Leonarda Daventry. Her contraband was caviar smuggled from passing Russian ships and sold at an enormous profit to local hotels and restaurants.
Unfortunately Leonarda gave herself away by serving the caviar at her parties and by painting a scene that blatantly incriminated an innocent person.
Although initially under suspicion the other Cliff Railway passengers that night turned out to have innocent explanations for being there.
Percy Wallett made the arrest and thanks all concerned for their assistance in questioning the suspects and reporting all findings to him.