Bull Court / Boutport Street

The Bull Inn, Boutport Street – Today an empty space making way for Bull Court & access to Green Lanes Shopping Centre. Move the slider left & right to compare the differences –

Castle Street Prison

The site of Barnstaple’s old police station & prison, Then & Now. Move the slider left & right to compare the differences –

Bridge Buildings / Lilicos

The old photograph shows Bridge House (now home to Lilicos) and was taken from a vantage point between the two buildings that later become Bridge Chambers and Bridge End.. Move the slider left & right to compare the differences –

Barnstaple’s Old Castle

Barnstaple Castle

“Interesting Historical Records”

A few days ago I posted a Before & After composition of the building that once stood on Barnstaple’s Castle Green – here it is.

I’ve just read an article printed in the Western Morning News December 1926 and thought I’d share it here with you, not least because of the author’s closing paragraph.

Have a read of the article here, or by clicking the thumbnail accompanying this post.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, and I’d be delighted if you would “like” my Facebook Page. Thanks!

Update/Edit: Here’s a continuation article, 14 months later, this time from the North Devon Journal Herald. Quite obviously a painstaking amount of effort had gone into renovating the place, readying it for public/civic use, and the premises naturally generated a fair amount of pride in the council & townsfolk alike – how quickly it changed?

 

Barnstaple Northgate

Barnstaple Northgate – and a modern day comparison photo. You have to use your imagination a little bit for this one and accept that it might not be historically accurate, but I thought it was worth uploading, I hope you agree

St Mary’s Church

The site of Barnstaple’s St Mary’s Church, Then & Now. Move the slider left & right to compare the differences –

Boutport Street

Corner of Boutport Street & Vicarage Street, Then & Now. Move the slider left & right to compare the differences –

Albert Clock / Barnstaple Square

“Before” and “After” – drag the vertical slider left & right to reveal/hide what’s underneath

Barnstaple’s limestone tribute to Prince Albert – the Albert Clock. Interestingly the original design didn’t include a clock – simply for a tower & drinking fountain. As for these pictures, I’d love to know who the guy is with the P.A. van, and what he’s up to …

Pilton Park

Pilton Park, Then & Now. Move the slider left & right to compare the differences –

Barnstaple Long Bridge

Barnstaple Long Bridge undergoing extensive widening & strengthening in the early 1960s. Move the slider left & right to compare the differences –