Song of Salcombe
by Virginia Murch
This is the story of Salcombe through the eyes of the Murch family, born and bred in the town for generations, and destined to change its face forever: James who was to become the town's largest employer constructing most of the buildings around the Estuary, and Frank - Lt. Cmdr. Francis Murch RNVR - who assumed responsibility for Salcombe's safety in the dark days of the American build up to D Day in 1944.
"There was a spirit, a shining in the old Salcombe folk. You couldn't put it into words, but it was there, so strong. Mebbe it was their strength or the way they pulled together in times of trouble. Mebbe it was their common blood... Or mebbe it was just the town that bound them together.