Posts for Then & now

Hartland – Farthest from the railways

This info comes from a slender pamphlet called “Farthest From Railways: An Unknown Corner of Devon” by R. Pearse Chope, originally written in 1934. It seems Hartland Parish, despite being one of […]

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Dinnis Medland becomes Fat Face

Dinnis Medland stands proudly in front of his shop at the top of Belle Vue in this picture from the 1910’s while, to the right, the same premises still sell […]

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Edward’s Emporium

Three views of the same site; up until 1938 it was Broads and Wellworths stores, as in the top picture, these were then demolished to make way for the art […]

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Bude Wine Stores to Tiandi

At the top a view from an advert in a 1950’s Bude guide, with one of Bude Wine Stores two shops in the town (the other was where Martin’s computer […]

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Upper Lynstone Farm

Some places never seem to change – at the top Upper Lynstone Farm, from an advert in a 1910’s Bude guide, below, the same farm looks almost identical today.

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Doney’s Bude Restaurant

To the left, Doney’s Bude Restaurant, as it appeared in 1912; to the right, the same premises – minus the dormer window – as they appear today.

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The Crescent 1890 to 2014

About 120 years separate these two pictures. The top one, from the 1890’s, shows a family grocer’s shop at the end of the Crescent, a use very similar to its […]

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Belmont House to Boots

Totally unrecognisable today from the same site one hundred years before, the building which houses Boots and the Lucky Kiss, started life as the residential Belmont House. This became a […]

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Belle Vue & Othello Terrace

On the left, the top of Belle Vue looks very rustic in the 1880’s, with its cob-built houses, a distinct contrast to the view on the right, which is the […]

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William Pickard, chemist 1910

On the left, from a Bude guide of about 1910, these premises were a pharmacy; run the clock on 100 years and its use has not changed only the owner, […]

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