81-83 Barnstaple High Street

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81-83 Barnstaple High Street.

36 Barnstaple High Street

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36 Barnstaple High Street, with about 100 years in between these images. Another unfortunate sign of the times – How high do rents & rates have to rise, and how many more out of town shopping areas have to be created, until the High Street consists of nothing other than characterless ropey old tat-mongers such as “Poundland”? Don’t think about it too hard, it’s actually quite depressing –

1929-1981 Album – Barnstaple Town Council Archives

Album titled “1929-1981”. I’ll be adding the images to this post as & when I scan them. I have scanned the back of the photograph if it contains annotations/notes and posted it alongside the main image. Please do leave a comment on any image that interests you, if you recognise someone/something, anything that might be of interest! 🙂 Click the thumbnail to load the large image.

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Barnstaple Town Council Photo Albums

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So I’ve tasked myself with scanning & recording a large box of photo albums belonging to Barnstaple Town Council.

The albums contain images dating back to the early 1900s, mostly documenting civic events, ceremonies & occasions in Barnstaple.

I hope to make them available as I scan them, uploading them in batches to this website and various Barnstaple Facebook groups etc – the wider the audience the better, as anyone who would like to browse the images ought to be able to do so easily, without having to jump through hoops.

I invite your comments & thoughts on each post or photo that I upload – it would be rather splendid to collect as many memories or thoughts as possible relating to these images 🙂

Briggs Shoemakers | Just Trio

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Briggs & Company Shoemakers – Just Trio. Southern end of Barnstaple High Street, Shapland and Petter shopfront.

Shapland and Petter were responsible for a number of shopfronts, here’s an advert from 1932.

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1970s Aerial Photo

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Aerial photograph dating from the 1970s – Leave a comment if you spot anything interesting! 🙂

Fountain | Barnstaple Square

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The ornamental fountain on The Square.

72 Boutport Street

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72 Boutport Street.