Braye is the largest bay, on the northern coast of Alderney.

Braye Harbour is enclosed by the breakwater, which was completed in late Victorian times (at enormous cost) to provide a safe anchorage for the British fleet.

Composite panoramic views of Braye Harbour from Fort Albert:

Various views taken from the shore at Braye at low spring tide, Sep 2000 - click to see enlarged view
Old Quay Looking East Remains of wreck on rocks Boiler from wreck, rocks, Braye Sep 2000 Another wreck, rocks, Braye Sep 2000 General view, rocks, Braye, Sep 2000

Here are some thumbnail sketches of postcards showing the old and new harbours at Braye and views of Braye Road: select the thumbnail image to view a larger image of each postcard.
 
 
AYBRA16 Heatley
Old Harbour and Fort Albert, Alderney
1904.
AYALB14 Heatley
Old Harbour and Fort Albert, Alderney
AYBRA51 Westness

Old Harbour, Alderney
Sep 2000 view

AYBRA02 W R Gaudion

The "Old" Harbour, Alderney 1920-1930 era.

AYBRA09 Woodbury 1697
The Old Harbour, Alderney
1930.
AYBRA10 BB 42
Old Harbour, Alderney
1960s
How it looked in 1998
AYBRA15 BB 42
Old Harbour, Alderney
1963.
AYBRA01 Woodbury 3891
The Old Harbour and Fort Albert, Alderney (Fitzgerald)
1909.
AYBRA66 Woodbury 3892
The Old Harbour
AYBRA63 Westness
Harbour, Alderney
Sep 2000 view
AYBRA55 Bramley
Old Douglas Quay, Alderney
AYBRA03 Valentine's. K 7083
New Harbour, Alderney.

1954.

AYBRA50 BB 13

The Old Harbour, Alderney

AYBRA61 Bailey 3211
Old Harbour
AYBRA65 Hartmann 4321.5
Old Harbour, Alderney
AYBRA62 Conolly
Old Quay, Alderney
AYBRA04 BB 44
Old Harbour, Alderney
1963. 
How it looked in 1998
AYBRA68 N Grut A4
Old Harbour
AYBRA22 Westness
Fort Albert from Old Harbour
1923
AYBRA14 BB  45
Old Harbour, Alderney

1960s

AYBRA52 Bramley

Alderney, CI - Douglas Quay - Fort Albert across the Bay

AYBRA57 Le Cocq
First War Prize unloading coal at Alderney CI
AYHBR14 966/5
Alderney, The Harbour
AYBRA54 N Grut A40
Braye Street, Alderney
1950s
How it looked in 1998
AYBRA06 BB 39
Braye Harbour, Alderney

1960s.

AYBRA07 BB 41
Braye Road. 
1960s.
How it looked in 1998
AYBRA11 'CI' series.
Braye Road and Fort Albert
1930 - 1940
Same as AYBRA12 apart from the text in the corner.
How it looked in 1998
AYBRA13
AYBRA21
BB 32
Milking time, Alderney
1966
 

How it looked in 1998

AYBRA12 'CI' series.
Braye Road and Fort Albert
1930 - 1940
Same as AYBRA11 apart from the text in the corner.
How it looked in 1998
AYBRA08 BB 47

1960s
Braye Harbour from the Butes
(note the steam crane on the Breakwater)

AYBRA18 BB 31
1960s
Braye Harbour, Alderrney (from the Butes)
AYBRA53 Bailey 2648
View of Braye Bay from Fort Albert.
1930s - Sep 2000 view
AYBRA59 Bailey 2630
Braye Bay, Alderney
Sep 2000 view
Valentines K.7088 Valentines K.7088
AYBRA17 BB 3
1960s
Braye Bay, Alderney  (looking west)
Sep 2000 view
AYBRA20 BB 3
Braye Bay, Alderney
1950s
AYBRA67 N Grut N Grut
Braye Bay, Alderney
Sep 2000 view
AYBRA60 N Grut A51
Braye Bay, Alderney
Sep 2000 view
AYBRA05 Bailey 2649 
St. Annes Alderney
Taken from Fort Albert. Note  train on the right of the photograph.
1937-1939 Sep 2000 view
Another view
AYBRA19 Unknown (very similar to AYBRA05, but different viewpoint).  Note that the Grand Hotel is missing from this card, which dates it to pre - 1937

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