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.

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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?