A Crying Shame

A Memory of Barnstaple

The Castle used to be the home of the borough council, but was demolished some time during the 1960s and a new civic centre, which is an eyesore, was built on the land opposite. It was an absolute travesty that this lovely building was destroyed.

A memory shared by Stuart Ackland , on Aug 4th, 2009.

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Sun Sep 25th 2016, at 7:05 am

fr.hookway commented:

I was born in Potters Lane which was just behind the castle grounds and for me and my friends Peter Tanner and Kenny Smith it was our playground

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