Photo of Barnstaple, The Square 1929

Barnstaple, The Square 1929

Neg. 82261

Memories of Barnstaple

School Swimming Lessons

I remember well going to the swimming baths once a week during the summer for swimming lessons. We used to walk from Pilton School to Rock Park, or those of us with bikes ...Read full memory

A Crying Shame

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.

Barnstaple, Bear Street C1955

The parked car is outside my great uncle's cobbler and shoe shop. When I was eight, I spent time 'working' in the shop for a few pennies The church opposite was where the local Brownies met weekly of which I was one.

A memory of Barnstaple by Claire Allen

Rock Park Swimming Pool

I attended the North Devon Technical School in the late 50's having passed the 13+ from Barnstaple Secondary Modern ( I've yet to meet anyone that took the 13+ in recent ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnstaple by John Cole

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