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! 🙂

36 Boutport Street

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36 Boutport Street.