High Street | Abbey National | Green Lanes

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Barnstaple High Street & The entrance to Green Lanes Shopping Centre.

County Garage | Boutport Street | Green Lanes

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Boutport Street, County Garage, demolished to make way for Green Lane Shopping Centre.

84 High Street

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84 High Street. Shop-fronts ain’t what they used to be –

From The Air – Town & Taw

old-aerial-tawI noticed this old postcard on eBay the other day, an old aerial photograph of Barnstaple, looking down the river Taw towards the estuary.

As I didn’t recall seeing this particular image before, and after noticing a couple of things on the eBay image, I decided I wanted to see it in more detail. So I purchased it, and scanned it in high resolution.

Click the thumbnail to load the hi-res version of the photograph, or here’s the lo-res standard version.

Barnstaple Longbridge

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Longbridge & River Taw.

Summerland Stores – Belle Meadow Road

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Summerland Stores, corner of Summerland Street and Belle Meadow Road. Bit of demolition going on to allow for the development of Belle Meadow Road & the eventual relief road.

Barnstaple Square / Long Bridge #2

 

The final clip from the first lot of footage sent to me by Walter Parsley’s granddaughter. Walter was landlord of Mugfords in the 1960s and would film Barnstaple life from outside the pub.

There is some more of his footage in Barnstaple Videos.