Barnstaple Square & Albert Clock – Barnstaple Then & Now


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Another Then & Now slider of Barnstaple Square, but this time with a much older “Before” photo. Quite likely the oldest photograph taken of this part of town, at least the oldest one that I’ve seen, it dates from the mid-late 1860s. Lots of interesting things to pick out, the most noticeable being the building on the very left, demolished shortly after the old photo was taken to make way for the building that now serves as Barnstaple’s museum. I like this one!  JP.

Barnstaple Square – Barnstaple Then & Now


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Barnstaple Square, Then and Now. I really like this one, it’s a cracking old image and works really well as a Before & After composite. Looking from Barnstaple Square up Boutport Street, notice Youings old shopfront, before the building was redesigned in the early 1930s.  JP.

The Strand – Barnstaple Then & Now

Looking down Barnstaple Strand from Queen Anne’s Walk. This one was surprisingly difficult to try and get right as a “Then & Now” slider, this is my best attempt at it so far. Part of me thinks it’s really good and that I’m a complete genius, part of me is highly irritated that it’s still not quite right & thinks I should give it another go. Anyway …. I hope you like it!  JP.

Barnstaple High Street – Northgate – Then & Now


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Not a view that seems to have been photographed that often over the years for some reason, so it’s always nice when a photograph turns up that was taken at this end of the High Street – especially one that’s looking down towards Rolle Quay. The old photo was taken in the 50s, one of the earliest colour photographs of Barnstaple that I’ve come across, I think.  JP.

65 Newport Road – Barnstaple Then & Now

 

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I’m a complete sucker for a good looking old shopfront, so I was particularly pleased to find this postcard amongst my nan’s photographs. Couldn’t resist looking up whereabouts the photo was taken and cobbling it into a Then & Now. Turns out the lady second from the left was my nan’s sister-in-law, Phyllis Squire, who passed away in 1954 at the age of just 34. 65 Newport Road, Barnstaple – Then & Now   JP.

Anchor Woods – Barnstaple Then & Now


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Anchor Woods, in Then & Now Slider Style.

Barnstaple Square – Then & Now

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Here’s an old image of Barnstaple Square that works quite well as a “Then & Now” slider. Glance at the old image and you might think it looks almost identical to today. Swipe the slider left and right and you’ll notice plenty of changes – some subtle & some not so, like the extra storey sprouting up on top of the building in the middle there.  JP.

Barnstaple Train Station – Then & Now




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Barnstaple’s train station, Then & Now. Quite a lovely vintage image, unfortunately today’s view of the same spot isn’t tremendously inspiring! I think it still makes an interesting “Then & Now” though, especially in this slider format! 🙂

Horwood Alms Houses




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Tucked away off of Church Lane in the middle of Barnstaple’s town centre – Horwood Alms Houses. Here’s a Then & Now composite of them… Never particularly easy taking these photos when you’ve got buildings so close either side, but I think it’s just about OK …. I hope you like it!  JP.

Barnstaple 1946 Aerial View

An aerial photograph of Barnstaple from 1946, compared with a modern day view. Lots of differences to pick out – some a lot more glaring than others! 🙂