Central Music Warerooms – Barnstaple Then & Now


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84 Barnstaple High Street, Then & Now. They don’t *quite* make shopfronts like they used to, eh?

Taw Vale – Barnstaple Then & Now


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Approaching Barnstaple Square along Taw Vale

Pilton Street #2 – Barnstaple Then & Now


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This Then & Now slider of Pilton Street uses the same “now” modern photograph as yesterday’s upload, which you can see here: Pilton Street #1. A few years have passed, we’ve moved onto motorised vehicles and there’s plenty of architectural changes to pick out. Hope you find it interesting.   JP.

Pilton Street #1 – Barnstaple Then & Now


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Pilton Street, given the Then & Now Slider treatment. I was in two minds whether or not to upload this one as it’s not quite right, the church isn’t perfectly lined up, which is really annoying. But I actually really like it regardless, what a beautiful area packed with history.  JP.

Looking up Newport Road – Barnstaple Then & Now


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A Then & Now slider looking up Newport Road from the Bottom of Victoria Road. Another one that I really like (but then, I only upload ones that I like, I have deleted scores of attempts at various scenes that didn’t quite make the grade!). The chimney in the old photo belonged to Barnstaple Foundry, also known as Rafarel’s Iron Foundry – you can read more on the history of the foundry at the excellent Graces Guide  JP.

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.