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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]