Queen Anne’s Walk – Barnstaple Then & Now


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This old photo of Queen Anne’s Walk down on The Strand is one of my favourite old Barnstaple photos. Obviously I couldn’t resist giving it the “Before & After” treatment, and I think it works really well as a Then & Now slider. Hope you like it too!  JP.

Bear Street – Barnstaple Then & Now


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This old photo of a group of people seemingly about to set of on a coach trip works – in my opinion – really well as a “Then & Now” slider. I really like it when there’s vast changes in between the two photographs, but with a chunk of architecture remaining the same in both the Then and the Now. Don’t really get a better example of that than this composite. Even managed to line up the brickwork around the doorway for you. 😉 JP.

Rock Park Boating Station – Barnstaple Then & Now


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Then & Now composite of the The River Taw looking looking towards Rock Park from Taw Vale, along with the old boating station –

26 Litchdon Street – Kingdon’s Ancient & Modern Kewriosity Shop

 

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Another favourite of mine – partly because I love an old shopfront (this one is ace!) and partly because if I hadn’t found this old postcard I’d have had no idea that this house tucked away down Barnstaple’s Litchdon Street once looked like this. Really is a beautiful old photo. Thankfully some echoes from over 100 years ago can still be seen on the property  JP.

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


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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.